Sanitisers & Sanitising Agents

Sanitisers & Sanitising Agents

Sanitisers & Agents

Hand sanitisers work because of their antiseptic ingredients - they disrupt the cellular metabolism of the cell, effectively killing them. Washing hands with soap and water are always the preferred method for hand hygiene, and always if your hands are visibly dirty or grimy.

Hand sanitisers are a useful way to reduce the virus on your hands if you are in an area where there is no water available. In Australia, these sanitisers are regulated either as a cosmetic or therapeutic good. As the names indicate, cosmetics means they are low-risk active ingredients with no proof of efficacy, and therapeutic means the product must be proven to work. Due to the fact that cosmetic goods are not required to provide evidence of efficacy, cosmetic advertisements can only say things like “kills 99.9% of germs” – there is no specification of which germs and in what conditions. Cosmetic goods will list the ingredients but are not required to disclose specific details.

Importantly, part of the requirements for the therapeutic grade hand sanitiser, include listing the full ingredients, described the final concentration of alcohol post-mix (v/v) registering the product as a “Registered” product, and must provide evidence of safety and efficacy testing the product to the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA).

Small Business NSW Rebates

The rebate provides up to $500 to small business owners and sole traders in NSW who buy and install equipment to make their workplace safer.

The equipment can include:

  1. Portable hand sanitiser stations*

  2. Fixed hand sanitiser stations*

  3. Fixed disinfectant wipes dispenser*

  4. Safety signs for COVID-19 workplace arrangements e.g. fixed hand sanitiser stations and disinfectant wipes stations

  5. Bins with hands-free lid operation (foot pedal or sensor)*

  6. Sneeze/ cough guards

  7. Roller cleaning buckets

  8. Anti-fatigue and high density, absorbent floor matting

  9. Closed chemical delivery system

  10. Automatic chemical dispensing system

In general, you are eligible if you are:

  1. A sole trader or small business owner that has completed an eligible event with SafeWork after 1 August 2019 and has 12 months to apply for the rebate.

  2. New workplace hygiene items are also eligible.

For more information about T&Cs, attending FREE eligible event and eligible safety items go to https://bit.ly/3f4jzCu

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Sanigel Hand Sanitiser Eco Clean Sanitiser Future Disinfectant Sanitiser
 Basic Sanitiser Stands Gloves  Roller Buckets 

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