Whilst we all know the importance of having antibacterial hand gel and antibacterial wipes in the workplace, antibacterial lockers are equally as important when it comes to fighting bugs and bacteria.
For many industries, lockers play a vital role in ensuring employees can safely store away items and garments while at work, and are some of the most frequently used facilities within the workplace. Because of this, standard lockers are likely to gather various bacterias, which are then passed on to the employees that use them and their belongings.
This is why it’s so important to have lockers within the workplace that protect employees from these bacterias, helping keep both individual employees safe as well as the wider workforce.
So, how do they work?
An antibacterial coating on the lockers, such as Active Coat and Germ Guard reduces the level of harmful bacteria as well as protects against black mould.
- Aspergillus (black mould)
- Staphylococcus Aureus
- Airborne viruses
- Organic air pollutants
As the antibacterial technology is incorporated at the time of manufacturing, these lockers provide constant built-in protection for the lifetime of the product.
What are the benefits of having antibacterial lockers?
Antibacterial lockers have many benefits within the workplace. The ability to reduce the amount of harmful bacteria employees come into contact with not only makes the workplace safer, but helps keep it running smoothly as staff are less likely to get ill and need the time off work.
These lockers are cleaner, safer and more hygienic than your average metal locker, making them ideal for industries where high levels of sanitation are required such as hospitals and health care establishments.
They prevent cross-contamination between clean and dirty garments, ensuring that clean clothes stay clean. Equip4work’s collection of clean and dirty lockers effectively offers users the option to separate dirty workwear and clean clothes, offering styles with antibacterial coating included.
As well as this, they’re highly effective in areas that are used constantly by the public such as leisure centres and schools. Their ability to prevent mould from becoming a problem means that they protect against the consequences of coming into contact with damp items in areas such as changing rooms.
Do antibacterial lockers protect against viruses?
While they do protect against many different types of bacteria, it can’t currently be said if Active Coat and Germ Guard lockers can directly protect against viruses and kill the virus.
Despite this, using antibacterial lockers along with other antibacterial products and frequent hand washing is likely to reduce the risk of contracting viruses, as it helps promote and upkeep high levels of sanitation.