Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

3 Ply Face Masks

KN95 Face Masks

Surgical Gloves

Face Shields

Safety Goggles and Glasses

Disposable Gowns

Surgical Shoe Covers

The Best Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

In partnership with businesses, healthcare facilities, schools and even homes, the aim is to curb the spread of the infection while increasing the ability of being able to serve not only customers, but patients, students, and a community as a whole.

In addition to the extensive portfolio of products that can be ordered online from the SanitizeMe website, our company also provides:

Sanitizing booths for sale and on rental contracts

Professional sanitizing services

What is Personal Protective Equipment?

Personal Protective Equipment, or more commonly known as PPE, consists of a variety of items which includes but is not limited to clothing, face masks, face shields, gowns, coverings, goggles, and more. It serves the purpose of protecting the body of the wearer it from either injury, contamination, or infection, and although it is considered the very last line of defence, in the fight against the spread of Covid-19, it has become equally as important as other measures.

Overview on the types of Personal Protective Equipment?

Personal Protective Equipment is a fairly general term that consists of a variety of products that fall into this category, including:

Face masks


Face shields

Safety goggles and glasses



Shoe covers, and


Although a majority of these items are infrequently used by individuals, these items are required to be worn especially by medical personnel in healthcare facilities at all times and especially when working with infectious diseases and viruses such as Covid-19.

In a broad spectrum, the items being used most during this pandemic by individuals are Face masks and face shields and although there is controversy over their effectiveness, they have been set as a mandatory item to be worn when going out in public.

How do you effectively use Personal Protective Equipment?

Although members of the public are not required to go to the full extent of wearing full-body personal protective equipment, face masks and face shields have become a mandatory requirement when entering public spaces.

Thera is currently a variety of masks in circulation differing between FFP-grade masks, respirators, surgical masks, and masks made from cloth that are washable, despite the different types, there are general guidelines pertaining to correct use such as:

Cleaning hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer or disinfectant soap and water.

Covering both the mouth and nose with the mask and ensuring that there are no gaps between the face and the mask.

Avoid touching the mask while it is in use and if it is necessary to adjust the mask or touch the face, hands must be cleaned first using alcohol-based hand sanitizer or disinfectant soap and water.

Disposable masks should only be used once and disposed of while masks made from cloth have to be washed using disinfectant soap after every use.

When removing the mask, the front should not be touched, it must be removed from behind either by untying the strings, or lifting the elastic from behind the ears, or back of the head (depending on the type of mask).

Personal protective equipment alone will not prevent the spread of Covid-19 as it has to be used in conjunction with other sanitary and hygienic habits and products to ensure that contamination is prevented.

What is the best Personal Protective Equipment to use during the Coronavirus pandemic?

This will depend on the use for personal protective equipment, whether it is for personal use or in an occupational setting such as healthcare facilities.
For general use by members of the public, and as required in South Africa, when going into public, it is mandatory to use a face mask or a face shield.
There are various brands available and in circulation with a sudden influx of suppliers. Not all products can be approved by the SABS such as surgical masks and FFP-grade face masks and respirators, individuals are however warned to take necessary precaution.

There are various suppliers across South Africa and not only in major cities such as Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and other provinces, a lot of local businesses have taken initiative in generating alternative income through the production of face masks.

Individuals and businesses can now buy facemasks and shields locally as well as on popular online shopping platforms at affordable prices. With a lot of shopping platforms lowering prices when these items are bought in bulk.

What are the benefits of using Personal Protective Equipment?

Personal protective equipment, when used correctly, acts as a barrier between individuals and external contaminants present in the air and on surfaces. It protects medical personnel and other healthcare workers who take care of infected persons and patients when used in conjunction with other methods of ensuring disinfection and sanitization such as cleaning supplies and hand sanitizers, amidst others.

Where in South Africa can you buy Personal Protective Equipment?

Personal protective equipment can be bought from various suppliers across South Africa, but it is imperative to use reliable suppliers to ensure the quality of such equipment as it will determine its effectiveness. SanitizeMe is a reliable supplier of a variety of personal protective equipment used not only by essential services such as healthcare facilities, but various businesses and companies in an effort to ensure the health and safety of personnel returning to work.

With the phased opening of the South African economy, more businesses are turning to the services provided by companies such as SanitizeMe not only in the provision of personal protective equipment but also other products which includes, but is not limited to:

The provision of disinfectant products such as fogging machines.

The provision of sanitizing walkthrough booths which can either be bought or obtained through rental agreements which is a more cost-effective measure in short- and long term measures to ensure the health of workers and customers.

The provision of office cleaning and sanitation equipment and supplies to continuously disinfect work spaces where there is consistent movement of workers and customers in and out of buildings.

The provision of thermal products such as Infrared no-touch thermometers, thermal hand held cameras and temperature measurement gates used to detect potentially infected persons before they enter buildings.

Professional disinfecting services aimed at the sanitization of workplaces before businesses reopen, and various others.

Final Thoughts

Extensive measures which would normally have been seen as extreme have now become common practise in efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in addition to ensuring that more areas of the South African economy can transition into reopening.

With the increased supply and demand of personal protective equipment, especially that of face masks and shields, in addition to the adoption of strict measures to ensure health of workers and customers, accidental infection and spread can be minimized greatly.