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Important considerations when selecting wipes for the medical sector

When selecting wipes for any sector whether it be retail, education or transport, there are a number of key factors to consider. These factors are especially important when considering your choice of wipes for use in the medical sector due to the increasingly high level of hygiene standards and the risk associated with unclean environments. 

To help you on your journey towards selecting the highest quality wipes for use in any medical setting, we’ve shared 4 important factors for you to consider…

Clinical midi wipes cleaning medical setting

1. Application of the wipe

Medical wipes can be used in a variety of settings and for a number of different purposes, therefore when selecting any wipe it is important to clearly identify the intended use of the product before you make any decisions on what to buy.

The fabric and chemicals used in a wipe can change depending on how and where the product is applied. For example, not all wipes contain disinfectant properties and may be designed purely for cleaning purposes such as wiping away dust, while other wipes could contain stronger chemicals suited to disinfect high risk areas. 

The British Institute of Cleaning (BICSc) colour-coding system has been created to help reduce the risk of cross-contamination and to easily identify cleaning products by industry and use. Our Clinical Midi-wipes come in yellow coloured packaging following the colour-coding system indicating that they are suitable for use in high risk areas such as care homes, dentist surgeries and hospitals. 

Using the incorrect type of wipe can be potentially dangerous in medical settings as it can lead to the spread of bacteria and viruses between surfaces, and ultimately cross-contamination. This is something that cannot be risked in medical settings due to the vulnerability of patients. 

At Uniwipe, we have a range of different wipes suitable for a selection of applications across the medical sector. Our Clinical Midi-wipes are specifically designed with this sector in mind, however our Midi-wipe hand & surface are ideal for everyday use, helping to keep hands and surfaces clean – ideal for use by staff or patients. 

Clinical midi wipes with NHS nurse

2. Certifications and accreditations

When selecting any medical wipe it is essential that you pay close attention to the accreditations and certifications of a product. As with any industry, there will be certain standards that disinfectant products will have to meet in order to be used in a medical setting. 

Two of the most important accreditations to look for on medical wipes are EN16615 and EN14476. Introduced in 2015, German researchers worked together to create a new method of testing the efficacy of disinfectant wipes in real-life situations which was later approved by the European Union – leading to the creation of EN16615: 2015. Similarly, EN14476 is another standard used by cleaning manufacturers which certifies that a product contains anti-viral ingredients proven to kill viruses. 

3. Delivery times 

Delivery times can have a large impact on the choice of wipes you select, specifically in the medical sector due to the importance of this type of product, as you’re operating at a high risk level. 

We want to ensure that our wipes get to you as quickly and efficiently as possible with a typical lead time of 3-5 working days. We also offer quicker service options if needed and have the ability to schedule future deliveries if a product is not needed immediately.

Doctor cleaning chair with clinical midi wipes

4. Size and quality

When selecting any product, people and businesses want to be left with the feeling that they are getting good value for money. Now more than ever, there is a large push towards products that are affordable yet durable.

Our Clinical cloth-wipes are supersized antibacterial wipes made from low-lint and microfiber fabric designed to trap dirt and germs. Their large and powerful design make them ideal for use throughout the medical sector as they are perfect for wiping down large surfaces such as operating tables or medical equipment. This is ideal for a fast paced environment, when cleaning needs to be conducted effectively yet rapidly. 

If you’re interested in our suite of products for the medical sector, please click below or get in touch to arrange free samples to be delivered to your workplace.


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