Protect Your Employees: How To Choose The Right Sneeze Shields

Protect Your Employees: How To Choose The Right Sneeze Shields

23 May 2022
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

If you're worried about the spread of germs in your office, it's time to invest in sneeze shields. You might think that hand sanitising, and mask wearing is all you need to prevent the spread of disease, but that's not necessarily the case. For maximum protection, you should also invest in sneeze shields. Sneeze shields take germ protection to the next level. If you're ready to invest in sneeze shields, you need to take steps to avoid mistakes with the installation. Here are four steps that will help you choose the right sneeze shields for your office.

Start With the Best Material 

If you're going to invest in sneeze shields for your office, you need to start by choosing the right material. There are a variety of shield materials to choose from. Three of those materials include polycarbonate, acrylic, and PET. All three of these materials provide excellent protection against germ transfer. Acrylic shields are scratch, impact, and water resistant, but they shouldn't be exposed to heat or flames. Polycarbonate is heat, impact, and chemical resistant, but tends to scratch easily. PET can be recycled and can help to reduce noise. 

Identify the Shield Uses

If you're going to use sneeze shields in your office, it's important that you identify their use. Sneeze shields can be used in a variety of ways throughout the office. For instance, some sneeze shields can be used to provide three-sided protection for desks and workstations. Other shields can be used to provide a barrier between office staff and customers. Understanding barrier uses will help you choose the right sneeze shields for your office. 

Choose the Right Size

If you're going to install sneeze shields in your office workspaces, you need to make sure that you choose the right sizes. If your sneeze shields are too small, they won't provide effective protection against germ transfer. However, if they're too big, they might take up too much space. To avoid those problems, you should measure your work spaces before ordering your sneeze shields. 

Ensure Proper Mounting

Finally, if you're going to mount your sneeze shields in the office, you want to choose the right type of mounting. When mounting sneeze shields to desk surfaces, you can choose corner clips, surface mounts, or clamp mounts. If you need your sneeze shields to hang from the ceiling, you can choose ceiling mounts for your shields. Ceiling mounts allow you to install sneeze shields, without taking about much-needed desk space.

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Hey, there! My name is Mandy and this is my manufacturing blog. The articles that I write and post here will help you to gain a better understanding of the world of manufacturing. My husband works at the local manufacturing plant and he invited me along to a recent bring your family to work day. It was really exciting to see my husband's workplace and it inspired me to find out as much as I can about his job and the industrial sector. Over the past couple for months, I have learnt so much cool stuff that I just knew I had to start this blog.