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TFL Teams up with Dettol in Hand Sanitiser Deal

TFL Teams up with Dettol in Hand Sanitiser Deal
03 September 2020
 

Transport for London is partnering with Dettol to provide more than 800 hand sanitiser units across the London Underground network.

This news comes as it was revealed last month that a supplier used by Transport for London (TfL) had withdrawn their claims that their sanitising product protected surfaces against germs for 30 days.

The dispensers will be placed across 270 Tube stations, alongside an advertising campaign about the importance of using hand sanitiser to help protect others across the transport network.

The dispensers will also feature branding encouraging all customers to use them and “help protect the little things we love”, such as getting out and about, back to work or seeing friends and family. 

Dettol’s wider branding campaign has received a mixed response from London underground users, with some noting that the messages appeared to romanticise elements of commuting drudgery.  

 

"We want everyone using our services to be confident when travelling with us. It is great that we can work with Dettol to provide their hand sanitiser to our customers and promote the importance of keeping your hands clean."

–Andy Lord

Managing Director, London Underground

 

62 Per Cent Alcohol Sanisiter Gel Used

 

The product being made available to the public is Dettol's hand sanitiser gel, which has been proven to kill bacteria and viruses, including Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) (2).

This gel uses 62% ethanol (alcohol) as the germ disinfection active ingredient, which is in line with Public Health England and WHO recommendations and kills 99.9 per cent of bacteria and viruses.

 

Enhanced Cleaning Regimes

 

An enhanced cleaning regime is also in operation, which uses hospital-grade cleaning substances that kill viruses and bacteria on contact and provides ongoing disinfection. Key interchanges are frequently cleaned, including during the day, and all regular touchpoints, such as poles and doors, are regularly wiped down with disinfectant.

TfL is also trialling continuous UV cleaning of escalator handrails and trains are also cleaned with a long-lasting anti-viral spray.

A further 210 hand sanitiser units dispensing another brand are available at bus stations, tram stops and other locations across the TfL network.

Andy Lord, Managing Director of London Underground said: "We want everyone using our services to be confident when travelling with us. It is great that we can work with Dettol to provide their hand sanitiser to our customers and promote the importance of keeping your hands clean."

Picture: A photograph of a London Underground sign

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 03 September 2020

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