Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), products must not be exposed to solvents or corrosive disinfectants. This is particularly important for textile-based PPE such as harnesses, ropes, runners, cam slings, etc. Products can be identified as PPE by the presence of the CE mark either laser etched on metallic products or on the label of textile products. The following methods are recommended for disinfection of PPE products: 

• Warm Water and Non-detergent Soap – All PPE and non-PPE can be washed in low pressure warm water (below 40°C) and soap. Non-detergent soap is an extremely effective disinfectant and has no adverse effects on the strength or performance of PPE products. Products should be thoroughly rinsed and dried in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight before use. Note: Most soaps marketed as “gentle” or “skin friendly”, laundry soap for delicate clothing, most dish soaps, and all soaps made from natural ingredients are non-detergent.  

• Isopropyl Alcohol – Isopropyl alcohol can be used to disinfect metallic products or components only. Care must be given to ensure that products disinfected with alcohol are dried thoroughly prior to use to prevent cross contamination with textile products such as ropes or harnesses.  

• Quarantine – Research shows that COVID 19 has a limited lifespan on surfaces. If possible, equipment may be quarantined for a period of 5 days as a disinfection strategy.

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