- Welcome to First Stop Supplies
- Catering & Bar
- Nursing & Care
- Clearance Stock
First Stop Supplies have been providing catering disposables, cleaning chemicals and janitorial supplies since 1991. We serve private and public care and nursing homes, pubs, clubs, bars, hotels, restaurants and schools.
First Stop focuses on providing excellence in customer service across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Sussex and Surrey.
We can help both new and existing customers with audits of existing procedures and plans, guidance on product selection, assistance in preparing cleaning procedures and plans, personalised training for your staff and decanting, dosing and dispensing support.
We are proud to be ISO 9001 accredited and are CBC and ESPO approved.
Global Glove Crisis
The production and supply of vinyl gloves has been heavily impacted due to the Chinese government closing down around 1200 factories in China. This equates to over 50% of the global demand on vinyl gloves. This enforced shutdown imposed by the Chinese government is an effort to reduce pollution caused by coal burning factories is resulted in delays to delivery and stock shortages. It is likely that this will last until at least May2017.
Help keep infections at bay this winter
With an increase in viral illnesses over the winter months it is vital to follow good hand hygiene.
Office Kitchen Politics
The office kitchen, a place for coffee and a quick chat, is also a haven for bacteria and germs. Water left on the side, food that has been thrown away and spilt drinks all contribute to the build-up of bacteria and germs.
Free Consultancy Service & Product Training
First Stop offers a free consultancy service to both new and existing customers to help identify key risk areas, assist in preparing cleaning procedures and plans and guidance on the best product selection.
Chef's call for ban on polystyrene in London
Concerns over the environmental damage and health implications of polystyrene has led to a group of chefs to request a total ban on polystyrene packaging in the capital. With London’s recycling performance lower than many areas of the UK, and consumers now demanding a more environmentally friendly solution to packaging, it is more important than ever to offer food packaging that is 100% biodegradable.
How to deal with Malodours
Malodours can give the impression that an area isn’t hygienic, even if everything is spotlessly clean. Odour Neutraliser kills the bacteria that can cause these odours. It can be used on a variety of surfaces including carpet, fabric and hard surfaces.
Hand Hygiene in the Food Industry
Hand hygiene is essential in food preparation areas. Knowing which products to use and making sure personnel wash their hands correctly is of the upmost importance to reduce the risk of cross contamination.
FREE COSHH Online Training Course from Evans
Evans Vanodine offers FREE online training and product assessment via their multilingual learning assessment and training facility Evans E-Learn.
What you should know about latex allergy
How can latex cause allergies? Latex is the natural sap of the rubber tree and is considered to be the best glove material for general health care use. Reaction risks vary greatly, but can occur through wearing gloves, coming into contact with gloves or being in an environment where powdered gloves are in use. Both latex proteins and processing chemical residues can cause irritations and allergies at the point of contact. Glove powder can carry the proteins in to the air where it can be inhaled.
What type of reactions can be caused by latex? An allergy is an acquired sensitised response to a specified agent. General allergic reactions are and can be caused by many natural things including penicillin, nuts, insect stings etc. Latex is a natural product so it is not surprising that it can cause allergic responses. Reactions have increased due to more extensive glove use since AIDS awareness in the 1980’s.