FAQs

GIPskins PPE Cleaning Care Flyer

About GIPskins PPE

Why are GIPskins PPE classed as Personal Protective Equipment?

Anything that has been highlighted as a risk’ & protects a worker from that risk’ i.e. injuries or infections - is classed as Personal Protective Equipment under the Health & Safety Act 1974.

How will GIPskins PPE protect me from infections?

Currently, disposable gloves only protect up to the wrist, leaving the arm vulnerable to infections from skin to skin contact. 
 
When delivering personal care, bodily fluids such as faeces, urine, vomit and blood frequently make contact with the skin above the wrist, thus placing service providers at risk of catching infections. GIPskins PPE will protect your arms from this risk and thereby improve infection control and reduce the opportunities for cross-contamination within the environment.

What does antimicrobial mean?

GIP skins PPE are antimicrobial -  Definition: Antimicrobial fabrics and textiles are fibre-based substrates to which antimicrobial agents have been applied at the surface, or incorporated into the fibres, rendering a product that kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms.

What are the key features & benefits of GIPskins PPE?

  • Protect the wearer from hand and forearm injuries
  • Reduce contact with bodily fluids thus lessening the risk of infection
  • GIPskins PPE offer an additional measure to make the workplace environment safer for medical and care staff
  • Help to avoid the need for harsh cleaning chemicals on the skin
  • Reduce risk of work related insurance claims.
  • GIPskins PPE are tear resistant
  • Can be cleaned with bleach-like substances
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Scratch & tear resistant
  • Breathable
  • Latex free
  • Fire resistant
  • Wipe Clean (bleach & antibacterial friendly)
  • Durable and Re-usable PPE
  • Washing machine washable
  • Can be tumble dried
  • Waterproof
  • Stain and blood resistant
  • Skin to skin feel
  • Ergonomically designed with a 4 way stretch
  • Aesthetically non-threatening - 2 flesh colours (discreet)
  • Specially bonded Dartex material

Are GIPskins PPE sold in pairs?

Yes, complete with an attachable waterproof bag.

Can GIPskins PPE protect me from bites or scratches?

GIP skins PPE are scratch and tear resistant, preventing and /or reducing the risk of injuries. However, GIPskins are not needle proof.

Can I wear my GIPskins PPE all day without taking them off?

Technically yes (in non infection controlled environments), but we do not recommend this.
When in infection controlled environments, GIPskins PPE should only be used when needed and should be thoroughly cleaned between patients / clients / service users.  

Do GIPskins PPE meet the requirements of Infection Control?

The Dartex® material used in GIPskins PPE is already trusted within the NHS. Please refer to Caring for your GIPskins on our website.

Do GIPskins PPE contain latex?

GIP skins PPE are 100% free of latex. They are specially bonded and coated Dartex material.

What colours do they come in?

In a choice of a beige or a brown flesh colour; designed to be discreet and non-threatening.

Are they comfortable to wear?

Yes, they are ergonomically designed to be comfortable and are a breathable product.
Note: If the wearer has a skin condition which is sensitive, they may want to cover this before putting on the GIPskins PPE.

Do they protect the hand as well?

Yes, GIPskins PPE provide protection to the back of the hand.

Will I look intimidating while wearing GIPskins PPE?

No, GIPskins PPE are designed to be aesthetically non-threatening, hence being sold in 2 flesh colours.

Can bleach ruin my GIPskins PPE?

No, GIPskins PPE can be cleaned using bleach-like substances.

Can blood stain my GIPskins PPE?

No, GIPskins PPE are blood and stain resistant.

Are GIPskins PPE fire retardant?

Yes, GIPskins PPE are heat resistant and fire retardant.

Are GIPskins PPE a throw away arm protector?

No, GIPskins PPE are reusable & guaranteed for 6 months.

Can I talk to someone about GIPskins PPE?

YES, we would like to hear from you! 0800 193 4373

Would someone be able to visit us and demonstrate GIPskins PPE?

 Yes, we would be delighted to visit your organisation.

Orders & Delivery

What if I don't want to pay by card?

Invoice payments can be arranged.

What are your delivery costs?

This is dependent on destination and parcel size.  We will confirm this prior to accepting your order. Please refer to Terms & Conditions.

What are your delivery times?

1-4 weeks on average. We will always notify you of your delivery date before accepting your order.

How can I ensure my GIPskin PPE fits correctly?

Measure your bicep loosely as you should be able to get two fingers inside the bicep part of the GIPskins PPE. If you cannot fit two fingers in, your GIPskin may be too tight.

Can I get a free sample of a GIPskin PPE?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer free samples at this time. However, we are so convinced that you will like our product, that if you're at all unhappy with your GIPskin PPE, just return it within 14 days and we will offer you a full refund.

What is your returns policy?

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions’ at the bottom of our website.

Do GIPskins PPE have a warranty?

We guarantee your GIPskins PPE for 6 months from the date of purchase.

Size guide - How to order the correct size GIPskins

Measure around the circumference of your bicep to follow our guide. Your GIPskins PPE should not be tight on your arm. If you're between sizes, please choose the larger size!

Size Size Code CM Inches
XXS A 26cm 10"
XS B 26-29cm 10-11.5"
S C 29-32cm 11.5-12.5"
M D 32-35cm 12.5-14"
L E 35-38cm 14-15"
XL F 38-41cm 15-16"
XXL G 41cm> 16"