DACH pandemic preparedness
Don't leave your health and safety to chance! From a medical point of view, it is necessary to protect health preventively. Many prophylactic measures have proven to be very successful and displaced numerous diseases.
The rapid increase in new multi-resistant germs and the return of the "old" infectious diseases require suitable measures to prevent infection. Numerous recommendations and resolutions prescribe increased protection for patients and visitors, employees and business travellers in the health sector, rescue services, civil protection and disaster control and laboratory workers.
The precaution does not only affect large hospitals, nursing homes, supply and service facilities such as laundries, laboratories and rescue services, but also every company that has to guarantee the continuation of production in the event of a crisis. The increasing demand for personal protective equipment shows that the topic of infection prevention has already reached many companies.
As a competent manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE), our goal is to make the working world safer and to protect people as best as possible from damage to their health. Thanks to a constant dialogue with safety specialists, specialist retailers and hospitals, which has been conducted for years, we now have a great deal of experience and profound know-how in the field of infection prevention. With this article we would like to use our know-how to support you in your pandemic preparedness.
Rules for Biological Agents (TRBA) reflect the status of the safety, occupational medicine, hygienic and ergonomic requirements for activities involving biological agents. In addition to aspects of occupational health and safety, they also contain measures to protect the people and animals to be treated.
According to the Biological Agents Ordinance (TRBA), “biological agents” are defined very broadly in the TRBA as microorganisms that can cause infections, sensitising or toxic effects. According to Section 3 of the Biological Agents Ordinance, biological agents are divided into four risk groups according to their risk of infection:
Risk group 1: Biological agents that are unlikely to cause disease in humans.
Risk group 2: Biological agents that can cause illness in humans and pose a risk to workers; a spread of the substance in the population is unlikely; effective prevention or treatment is usually possible.
Risk group 3: Biological agents which can cause serious illness in humans and which can pose a serious risk to workers; it may be at risk of spreading to the population, but effective prevention or treatment is usually possible.
Risk group 4: Biological agents that cause serious human illness and pose a serious risk to workers; the risk of spreading to the population may be great; effective prevention or treatment is usually not possible.
Personal protective equipment
Pandemic prevention includes wearing suitable protective clothing, such as respiratory protection, eye or face protection, protective gowns, protective suits, gloves and overshoes. As a complete solution, we offer the DACH Pandemic Sets in different combinations for different areas of application.
According to the Biological Agents Ordinance, activities are to be assigned to a protection level depending on the hazards they pose and the necessary protective measures must be specified. Activities are to be assigned to protection level 3, for example, if biological agents of risk group 3 occur or there is a suspicion and the risk assessment confirms a corresponding risk. If the risk is assessed to be lower, protection level 2 applies.
We offer pandemic sets that can be used up to protection level 4. All DACH pandemic sets offer the best possible all-round protection, are easy to stow away, quick to handle, reduce the logistical effort and can be used immediately in the event of an emergency.