Edinburgh Face Shield Project

PPE Guidelines

All volunteer staff involved in the production of the Face Shields will wear Personal Protective Equipment.

Facilities:

  • Factory : Tech Cube
    • 3D Printing Production Room (masks, gloves, lab coats, hairnets and shoe covers)
    • Assembly Production Room (masks, gloves, lab coats, hairnets and shoe covers)
    • Hand washing/ PPE station
    • Lounge (hairnets and shoe covers)

Volunteer categories:

  • manufacturing volunteers (masks, gloves, lab coats, hairnets and shoe covers)
  • runners (as appropriate for location but remember to always change gloves going into the production room)
  • delivery drivers (mask and gloves recommended)

Gloves:

  • Single use, disposable, non-latex gloves are worn by all volunteers during the production of the Face Shields
  • Gloves are worn at all times while in the production facility
  • Non-latex gloves are disposed of properly in a dedicated bin
  • Non-latex gloves are worn by all volunteer runners

Masks:

  • Single use, disposable masks will be worn by all volunteers in the production facilities
  • Single use, disposable masks will be worn by all volunteers in the supply facilities

Hairnets:

  • All volunteers in the production facility will wear hairnets.

Lab coats:

  • All volunteers in the production room will wear lab coats. We wash them, or ask volunteers to:
    1. Take a lab coat home after their shift.
    2. Wash it at 60 deg C
    3. Put it in a clean bag.
    4. Bring it to their next shift.
  • Lab coats will be removed outside the production facility.

Shoe Covers:

  • All volunteers in the production facility will wear single use disposable shoe covers.
  • All volunteers will put on shoe covers before they enter the facility, and change them after leaving the production room.

Disposal:

  • There will be dedicated disposal bins for single-use PPE outside the production room.
  • There will be disposal bins in the hand washing area /PPE station

Sanitization:

  • All doors and handles to the production facility will be regularly disinfected throughout the day
  • All access fobs will be regularly disinfected throughout the day.
  • The manufacturing facility will be cleaned and disinfected at the end of every day.

Training:

  • All staff will be properly trained in how to attire and remove PPE
  • All staff will be properly trained in how to dispose of PPE
  • All training will take place prior to volunteers becoming involved in production.

Inspection:

  • All facilities will be inspected daily to ensure sufficient quantities of PPE are maintained.
  • All facilities will be inspected daily to ensure PPE standards are being maintained.