A UK-wide public information campaign has been launched to advise the public on how to slow the spread of coronavirus and reduce the impact on NHS services.
The government-funded campaign will include public health advice on how people can protect themselves from infection.
Similar to the ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ campaign used for flu and norovirus, it will promote important hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
An effective infection control programme can reduce the transference of infectious diseases, caused by micro-organisms, which can be spread in various ways, including direct or indirect human contact.
Regular or frequent disinfection of high touch surfaces will reduce the number of micro-organisms on these surfaces and help to prevent their spread.
Download the Evans Vanodine ‘Infection Control Guidance’ Here
“Basic hygiene such as washing our hands regularly and using tissues when we cough and sneeze can play an important role in minimising the spread of viruses like this.”
– Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock
Futures Supplies, have a large range of Hand Washing, Hand Sanitisers, Facial Tissues, Gloves, Surface Sanitisers and Wipes available.
Loowy is a new, revolutionary way to clean toilets, replacing the old fashioned and dirty toilet brush with a silicone, antibacterial and water repellent waveform blade for cleanliness right up to the edge.
It’s also quick-drying, easy rinse and durable.
By staying clean and clog-free, it lasts far longer than a conventional toilet brush – saving money and reducing plastic waste.
Futures Supplies are constantly listening to customer feedback and we continue to invest to ensure we deliver the very best customer experience. Over recent months we have been busy upgrading our website so that it is more mobile friendly.
Whilst this represents a considerable investment for us, we appreciate that almost half of all the visitors to our website are now using mobile devices and therefore we see this as an important step in continually improving our offering to you.
We hope this proves useful and improves your experience on the website, especially if you are using a mobile platform to place your orders.
Here is a reminder of some of the standard features which our website already offers. Don’t forget to request your login to access these facilities:-
View and print copy POD’s (delivery notes), invoices and statements
View your sales order history, in progress and completed orders
Subscribe to our budget control facility to help you control your costs
Online ordering 24hours a day, 7 days a week.
Product images and information
Download COSHH/ Safety Data Sheets
Keep up to date with our latest news
Request an account or place a ‘one of order’ and pay using our secure card or PayPal facilities
Check out a product’s environmental credentials
Set up a list of favourites for easy regular orders
Futures Supplies are committed to supporting your back office operations. If we can offer any assistance to help streamline your order process and with the website please do not hesitate to contact Andy our Office Manager who would be delighted to help you.
Single-use towels offer the most hygienic way to reduce the risk of the transmission of viruses when drying hands in the washroom.
New independent research has found that single-use paper towels are the most effective way to dry one’s hands in the washroom and reduce the risk of the transmission of viruses.
The study indicates that they help minimise the spread of viruses including ones associated with various diseases, including those causing gastro-intestinal infections such as Norovirus and Rotavirus.
Single-use towels disperse fewer microorganisms into the environment than jet air dryers and warm air dryers and also help reduce the risk that viruses are blown into the faces of small children accompanying adults in the washroom.
The findings have serious implications for washroom facility managers in settings such as hospitals and restaurants where hygiene is paramount.
From 1st June 2015 all products will be labelled under the new Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
It is implemented in the EU via the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation (CLP), where previously chemical products were regulated in the UK under CHIP.
New red diamond shaped Hazard Pictograms will replace the orange square Hazard Symbols, though some of the internal images are similar.
The presence of a new Hazard Pictogram on a label does not necessarily signify a change in the formulation, and could just be a consequence of compliance with the new classification system
As before, a system of calculations and thresholds is used to classify products. However, some of the threshold levels under CLP are lower than under CHIP.
For example under the CHIP system a product would need to contain more than 20% of an ingredient classified as R36 (Irritating to eyes) to trigger an ‘Irritant’ hazard symbol but under CLP this is reduced to 10% to trigger a hazard pictogram. This may result in many products being classified where previously they were not.
All Safety Data Sheets can be downloaded directly from each products page of our website
Much like Futures Supplies Evans Vanodine is a family owned company which strives to ensure that the customer benefits from the security and confidence of dealing with a dependable business who are experts in their field. As one of our key supply partners, Evans Vanodine manufacture a wide range of janitorial and cleaning chemicals for both the home and overseas market and realises the importance of fulfilling customer expectations and requirements through regular training.
The company runs training courses for its distributors and recently Daniel Rendall, Business Development Manager and Leiann Kemp, Customer Service Manager attended a two day course at the Evans Vanodine training facilities at the Head Office near Preston supported by Pat Worsop, Area Sales Manager-South of England.
Leiann said, “We found the course extremely useful and worthwhile and I am positive that it has helped further improve our product and industry knowledge, ensuring an even more efficient service to our customers. Pat was great, he really looked after us and it was good to learn about Evans family values as well as the products.”