The Safariland Group’s mission, Together, We Save Lives®, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers.
During this unprecedented time, we intend to further this mission by supporting law enforcement and military agencies who are out on the front lines, selflessly exposing themselves to the deadly, respiratory disease COVID-19 (coronavirus).
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the virus can remain infectious on hard surfaces, such as plastic and steel, for up to three (3) days.
In order to prevent exposure and illness, it is critical for first responders to frequently clean and thoroughly disinfect all duty equipment such as holsters, duty belts and accessories.
Below are important guidelines on how to properly clean and disinfect Bianchi® duty gear equipment:
- Visibly dirty surfaces should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection
- Duty gear products can be cleaned by wiping with a damp cloth. Any liquid or powder soap and water along with a scouring pad will assist in cleaning.
- Once product is thoroughly clean, proceed to disinfect product with a surface safe disinfectant such as antibacterial soap, Lysol, 10% solution of household chlorine bleach or EPA-registered disinfectant wipes.
- CAUTION: Some listed chemicals on EPA site may result in damage to the finish of the product.
- Refer to disinfectant label for the required contact time, the product shelf-life, and all safety instructions prior to handling and use.
- The surface should remain 'visibly wet' for the prescribed contact time in order to produce disinfection. NOTE: If the surface is not kept wet for the appropriate amount of time to kill the microorganisms, it is possible to spread microorganisms with the wipe.
- After prescribed disinfectant contact time, surface may be wiped dry, or the surface may be allowed to air dry. Be sure the product is completely dry prior to use.
- Refer to the Shooting Gear Catalog for additional information on the proper care for all duty gear products.
Should you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the proper disinfectant of Safariland duty gear products, please feel free to contact James Dawson, Equipment Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, we are extremely grateful for your service and offer our continued support through this trying time.