Employees are NOT advised to wear masks or face coverings when at work under government guidelines on how businesses can become “COVID-secure” but instead are to focus on cleanliness.
PPE for Barbers – what we know
For most people any potential infection from coronavirus will not be because of their work.
As a barber you do not normally wear a face mask, or any other PPE when at work in the barbershop, so you do not need to start wearing one now, just because of the coronavirus. There is currently no evidence that using face masks outside of a healthcare or clinical setting will protect you from coronavirus.
The government have said face coverings do not need to be worn in the workplace however, employers should support their workers if they DO choose to wear one.
“Face coverings are not a replacement for the other ways of managing risk, including time spent in contact, using fixed teams and partnering for close-up work, and increasing hand and surface washing.”
The guidelines explain that the priority is for the best part maintaining salon cleanliness. By addressing all potentially contaminated and high-contact areas within your barbershop such as bathrooms, door handles, telephones, chairs, grab-rails in corridors and stairwells so by keeping on top of your cleaning, you will be keeping your staff and customers safer.
Finest Barbers act to protect
In order to clean effectively as well as efficiently, Finest Barbers have partnered with the best industrial disinfectant manufacturers on the market in order to pass on trade pricing to our partnered Finest Barbers barbershop customers.
It has no fragrance, no taste, no colour, no alcohol content, no chlorine and whilst it is PH neutral and non-corosive, it can be used to disinfect literally anything you choose to spray. Get this stuff in your eyes and they just get cleaner.. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for off the shelf home cleaning products you can find under your sink. We can see why EndoSan is a best seller in the industrial cleaning category.
The award-winning and powerful EndoSan3 spray is commercially appreciated across a wide variety of industries, not just barbering, to destroy all types of viruses and bacteria, including water treatment, food and beverage production, spa and swimming pool, agriculture, livestock and health care sanitisation.
- PPE hub – GOV.UK provides advice on infection prevention and control in health, social care and non-healthcare sectors
- Guidance for non-clinical settings – GOV.UK guidance on what you need to do to protect yourself and other people
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland – Scottish Government guidance
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wales – Welsh Government guidance
Using any form of PPE is a last resort after you have assessed the risks – find out more in our employer’s guidance on your legal duties for providing PPE at work.