Workbenches For Healthcare Environments
23/03/2021 Lee Burnham
Healthcare environments such as hospitals, clinics, doctors’ surgeries, care homes and dentists must ensure hygienic and clean surfaces at all times. That’s why the healthcare industry relies on stainless steel workbenches. These workbenches can be used in healthcare environments for a wide range of applications from anesthesia preparations to transporting surgical instruments.
Here are some of the top reasons why stainless steel workbenches are an ideal choice for healthcare environments.
Extremely Strong and Durable
Stainless steel is an extremely strong material. Compared to other surfaces, stainless steel offers stellar strength to weight benefits, which makes it an ideal choice for healthcare environments seeking sanitary conditions and liquid containment.
Excellent for Cleanliness
Stainless steel has excellent hygiene value and needs lower concentrations of disinfectant to achieve the desired hygiene. This is especially important in healthcare environments where chemical compounds like bleach, iodine, human tissue, dyes, peroxide, bodily fluids and blood can wreak havoc on the surface of the workbench.
Several studies have established the superiority of stainless steel over polymer surfaces like vitreous china and porcelain owing to its excellent level of resistance to cracking, chipping, scratching, staining and porosity issues. Stainless steel can handle everyday usage in healthcare settings without any need for repair.
Resistant to Corrosion
The corrosion resistance properties of stainless steel are improved through the addition of chromium/nickel and other elements like nitrogen and molybdenum. The stainless steel grade that’s typically used in workbenches for the healthcare environments is resistant to dyestuffs, organic chemicals and a range of other chemicals.
Easier to Clean
The rugged metallic surface of stainless steel workbenches ensures that mould, bacteria and microorganisms cannot adhere to the surface and thrive. Moreover, stainless steel is very easy to clean, which makes it an ideal choice for environments that have strict hygiene requirements.
No matter the finish or the grade, and whether the stainless steel is new or old, it can be easily and effectively disinfected.
Quality Workbenches from UK Workbenches Ltd
We supply stainless steel workbenches to healthcare facilities across the UK. Choose from our standard sizes or request a bespoke design and we will build a customised workbench to suit your specifications. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.