A care home group has acted quickly to improve hygiene standards during the pandemic by installing new changing facilities featuring inbuilt Biomaster antimicrobial protection.
Beechcroft Care Homes in Cary Park, Torquay, has built and installed brand new staff changing facilities at all its sites.
The lockers were made and installed by Crown Sports Lockers, designers and manufacturers of premium quality bespoke changing rooms.
The ‘Made in Britain’ company based in Devon provided a range of lockers fabricated from 18mm EcoPlastic recycled white PVC board manufactured by Sealwise.
The board is homogeneous, featuring a closed cell PVC foam core and solid PVC surface. It is non-toxic, non-porous and formaldehyde-free.
The PVC board is also treated with Biomaster technology, independently tested to ISO standards and proven to inhibit the growth of most types of common bacteria, making it ideal for hygiene-sensitive settings including care homes staffrooms and lockers.
The integrated Biomaster product protection never wears off, assuring continued antimicrobial protection for the lifetime of the unit.
Beechcroft Care Homes property manager Lee Sanderson explains that the biggest risk to their homes is that the staff will bring contamination from contacts in the community.
“The challenge was to consider and implement ways to minimise those risks, referring to latest guidelines, best practice and researching the best products."
Lee continues, “Our answer has been to build bespoke facilities, with hygiene controls very much an integral part of the construction. "Staff can now arrive on site, change into their uniforms, store their leisure clothes and belongings securely in antimicrobial lockers, wash their hands and put on their PPE (face mask) and start work. Likewise after work, with the possibility of showering too.
"This means that they are not wearing their uniforms to and from work, are able to wash their hands and put on their mask before coming in to the home and doing the reverse on leaving, therefore reducing the risk or community transmission. The hard surfaces fitted throughout all three changing areas help ensure we can keep everything clean and hygienic”.
Spencer Grimwood, co-director and owner of Crown Sports Lockers adds: "Our Healthcare locker range was developed to complement our already extensive range of bespoke lockers for the leisure, golf, school and office sectors."
For more information about Crown Sports Lockers visit the company website.