Farnell, the Development Distributor, has introduced new inventory measures and online services to support the healthcare industry and meet record customer demand for personal protection and hygiene products during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Farnell is restocking a wide range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hygiene products every week to meet the needs of customers. The move is in response to a 125 percent increase in searches for PPE and other essential products on Farnell’s e-commerce site since an international public health emergency was declared on 30th January.
PPE and hygiene products maximise cleanliness, reduce the risk of bacteria build-up and can help protect people from carrying or transferring infectious bacteria. These beneficial products are highly sought-after for health and medical use, however demand soared after the general public took increased precautionary action to help prevent the spread of the virus.
A wide range of protective, hygiene, cleaning, test and measurement, and office products are available for fast delivery from Farnell, including:
- The non-contact IR200 InfraRed forehead thermometer from EXTECH Instruments: designed to quickly and safely detect elevated body temperature. Raised body temperature is a key symptom of the COVID-19 virus and while this IR thermometer is not a substitute for clinical temperature monitoring equipment, it is ideal for use at home or in the workplace for quick and safe measurements.
- Hand Sanitiser from AF International: one of the top selling products in Farnell’s range. Supplied in a 500ml pump-bottle, it contains vitamin E and more than 60 percent alcohol content. This cleaning gel is ideal for use at home or office workstations to reduce the risk of spreading bacteria.
- Safety First Aid Group’s HypaClean foam hand sanitiser: another of Farnell’s leading hygiene products, ideal for reducing skin irritation and effective against bacteria and viruses. The 500ml foam hand sanitiser pump bottle is alcohol free and suitable for use by people of all ages, including children. Independently proven to be effective against a wide range of microorganisms, the HypaClean hand gel sanitiser is also available in a travel-sized 50ml bottle for use on the go.