Detergents and disinfectants play an important role in preventing the transmission of the novel Coronavirus and ultimately, the spread of the COVID-19 disease.
As businesses are permitted to re open in accordance with provisions of each stage of the national lockdown, employers are required to adhere to strict health and safety measures in the workplace. These include the sanitisation of work surfaces and shared equipment and the provision of sanitiser or proper handwashing facilities for employees.
Most buildings, retail spaces and offices require hands to be sanitised on entering, and therefore the supply of properly regulated sanitising products is imperative.
This site lists only suppliers whose sanitiser products are locally made according to industry standards.
In South Africa detergents and disinfectants. and disinfectants are regulated by five different Acts as well as the Regulations and/or Standards that fall under them:
Suppliers who wish to list their products here must ensure that their products comply with the relevant legislation.
All detergents and disinfectants, regardless of the usage and risk area, must be assessed in terms of the NRCS Act and the Legal Metrology Act. The standards that are applicable are: SANS 490:2013 that deals with “Disinfectant alcohol-based handrubs” and the most recent version of SANS 289 which deals with the labelling and general requirements of the product.
According to SANS 490, the following information should be found on the label:
In order to qualify to list on this portal, suppliers must further confirm that their products are manufactured in the Republic of South Africa.