How To Store & Transfer Hand Sanitizer Safely

15 November 2021
How to store hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizer demand and usage has sky rocketed across the US and worldwide following the coronavirus outbreak. Many studies have been conducted on all aspects of the virus management and prevention, and one paper in 2020 from researchers in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver noted: "most alcohol-based hand sanitizers are effective at inactivating enveloped viruses, including coronaviruses."

While alcohol-based hand sanitizers have become one of the most widely used forms of hand sanitzation, they also have a risk of catching on fire or causing serious harm if accidentally ingested. We have listed some simple guidelines below to help you when storing or decanting hand sanitizer. Regardless of what size or type of container they are stored in, all hand sanitizers should:

  • be stored below 25 degrees celsius and kept away from heat or sunlight
  • have very clearly labels so they are not mistaken for cooking or food products
  • not be in old food or drink containers as they could accidentally be consumed or used on a gas grill or cooker

There are also risks when you transfer or decant hand sanitizer. These can be reduced if you follow these simple steps –

  • before you start, check that both containers are on a level no-slip surface
  • put on protective rubber gloves and  face-mask
  • utilize an alcohol and chemical resistant hand-pump that is fully sealed and can deliver controlled pumping
  • never ever smoke or transfer fluids near an open flame like a gas grill

Across the US and the Americas, people in many industries trust Ezi action drum pumps to decant hand sanitizer because the seals are resistant to alcohol and many harsh chemicals. In addition our hand pumps allow consistent safe controlled pumping for all people no matter their size or strength.


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