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5 reasons to switch to an alcohol-free hand sanitiser

When working in an animal care setting, ensuring proper hand hygiene is paramount in preventing the transmission of diseases between animals and humans.

While hand sanitisers are very effective at minimising the risk of cross-contamination in an animal care setting, repeated use often comes at a price. With most hand sanitisers, alcohol is the active ingredient, which can cause dry, itchy and irritated hands when used frequently.

But there is an alternative. Alcohol-free sanitisers are gaining in popularity, with research indicating that they are just as effective as traditional hand sanitisers.

Here are the 5 key reasons people are switching to an alcohol-free hand sanitiser:

Non-toxic formulation

Alcohol-free hand sanitisers use non-toxic ingredients in place of alcohol. The non-toxic nature of these sanitisers ensures they are not only safe for use around animals but also eliminate concerns related to accidental exposure.

Extended cross-contamination protection

Alcohol-free hand sanitisers often incorporate long-lasting antimicrobial agents, offering extended protection beyond the immediate application. Alcohol-based sanitisers stop working as soon as they dry.

It’s safer

Alcohol is a highly flammable substance, posing a potential risk in certain environments, especially those with electronic equipment or in close quarters. Alcohol-free hand sanitisers eliminate this risk, providing a safer alternative.

It’s kinder on your hands

Long term, repeated use of alcohol-based sanitiser can dry out your hands, leaving your skin feeling raw and itchy. This is due to alcohol stripping away the oils on the surface of your skin. Our alcohol-free sanitiser contains aloe vera, which helps to soothe and moisturise your skin, rather than drying it out.  

It’s more cost-effective

Alcohol-free hand sanitisers are typically less expensive than alcohol-based sanitisers. Alcohol-free foam sanitisers – like the Safe4 hand sanitiser – also save you money because the dispensing mechanism adds air to the solution during application, making the product go much further, while still being highly effective.

Considering making the switch to an alcohol-free hand sanitiser?

If you’re thinking about trying an alcohol-free hand sanitiser, then look no further. The Safe4 virucidal and bactericidal hand sanitiser is a highly effective and economical product that has been developed specifically for those in the animal care industry.

As with all Safe4 products, the hand sanitiser is non-toxic, non-irritant and alcohol-free, so you can feel rest assured that it is safe for you, your staff, your clients and the animals you care for.

Safe4 foaming alcohol-free hand sanitiser

Safe4 hand sanitiser is available in the following sizes:

  • 600ml controlled dosage bottle with pump dispenser
  • Box of 12 x 600ml bottles
  • 5L refill bottle
  • 2 x 5L refill bottles

An easily-mountable wall bracket for the 600ml hand sanitiser bottle is also available for purchase.

To order or find out more, call us on 1300 661 821, visit our online store, or speak with your veterinary supplies wholesaler.