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Making hand sanitisers for our essential workers during COVID-19

We manufactured hand sanitiser bottles through our in-house plastic facility to ensure teams were safe at work.

Our People

April 30, 2020

Highlights

This exclusive supply ensures our teams have enough hand sanitiser to do their jobs effectively and hygienically.

Highlights

This exclusive supply ensures our teams have enough hand sanitiser to do their jobs effectively and hygienically.

When access to supplies of bottled hand sanitiser became difficult due to COVID-19, our team came up with a local solution to bottle our own.

While bottled sanitiser was difficult to get hold of, Cleanaway was able to source intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) of hand sanitiser. Our Health & Safety, Procurement and ASP Plastics team came up with a plan to use our plastic container manufacturing capability to bottle our own.

The facility, acquired with the ASP Plastics business, had just started producing Cleanaway Daniels sharps collectors on-shore from St Mary’s in NSW in January. Working quickly, we agreed on a design for manufacturing the bottles, purchased the hand sanitiser and got to work decanting hand sanitiser into our own labelled bottles.

Available only for Cleanaway staff, this exclusive supply ensures our teams have enough hand sanitiser to do their jobs effectively and hygienically. It also demonstrates another benefit of our onshore manufacturing capabilities, which provides an extra layer of protection to guarantee Cleanaway has stable supplies of items critical to our operations.

From left: Health & Safety Business Partner Ketukumar Bhatt, National Workforce team members Abigail Afrifa and Ravi Gondaliya filling bottles, pasting labels and packing boxes of hand sanitiser.

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