Hygienic Flooring for Nurseries, Schools and Further Education
- On March 2, 2021
- Hygienic Flooring for Schools, Nursery Floors, Safety Flooring, School Floors
With pupils returning to educational settings from the 8th March, the need to maintain high levels of hygiene to help control the spread of infectious disease is high on the agenda. A preventative control detailed in the Operational Guidance for schools by the Department for Education states: you must always maintain enhanced cleaning, including cleaning frequently touched surfaces often, using standard products such as detergents.
The risk of infection can have a wide-reaching impact on the operation of schools, not at least keeping children in their educational setting. Defective flooring or skirting is a breeding ground for germs and spreading infectious disease, so it is essential that the flooring and walls are seamless and easy to sanitise through regular maintenance.
Vinyl Safety Flooring, which is often mistakenly referred to as non-slip flooring, is widely used to reduce the risk of slips and trips. One of the other stand out properties of sheet vinyl is that it requires heat-welded at the joins and can be fitted behind hygienic wall cladding, which creates a seamless and impervious surface from floor to wall. This perfect duo is a go-to flooring solution for healthcare and many other industries needing to meet stringent health and safety measures.
Hygienic wall cladding creates an impermeable barrier to moisture and bacteria. The smooth, easy to clean surface is an excellent hygienic alternative to ceramic tiles, removing the need for grout which can harbour bacteria
Safety Floors and Hygienic Wall Cladding for Educational Settings
If you are thinking of using Safety Floors or Hygienic Wall Cladding in your Nursery, School, College or University, get in touch with one of the Newlay Team and we’d love to chat.
T. 0121 605 7666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Preventing Slips and Trips
Head over to the HSE website here:Preventing Slips and Trips at Work – pdf