What Is A Sneeze Guard And How High Should It Be?

What Is A Sneeze Guard And How High Should It Be? | Fast Acrylic

July 15, 2020

What Is A Sneeze Guard And How High Should It Be?  

A sneeze guard is a panel or physical barrier that is set up to provide a separation between people or people and food. Its purpose is to prevent droplets associated with coughs and sneezes from contaminating other surfaces or getting onto other people. Sneeze guards are generally clear so you can see through them although they do not need to be. Sometimes referred to as sneeze shields or plexiglass sneeze guards these products are useful in supporting an overall hygienic environment. Sneeze guards are used at restaurants, buffets, schools, cafes, corporate desktops, checkout counters and reception countertops to help reduce the transmission of germs & diseases. Many stores, businesses, hotels, doctor's offices and dental offices have work desks or reception counters where communication between employees or cashier transactions between customers and employees takes place. Use a plastic divider or sneeze guard at these locations to help stop the spread of diseases transmitted through coughs and sneezes. Protect employees and your customers by using a washable clear divider that creates a physical separation and helps maintain social distancing. This item provides a low-cost and unobtrusive solution for these challenging customer service areas. It is also used at nail salons and spas to form a divider for manicures or pedicures. 

The height a sneeze guard needs to be placed at is determined by the general location of people's faces and what it is that's being protected. Effective placement of a sneeze guard will create a divider between someone's face and another person's face or things such as food or buffets. 

What Are Size Requirements For A Work Desk Or Checkout Counter Sneeze Guard? 

The height of a desk or reception counter sneeze guard should be tall enough above the floor to adequately create a physical separation or divider between the workers or between the customers and the workers. Consideration should be given as to whether the people are in a seated position or if they are standing up. The average height of a person seated in a chair is between 42 inches and 54 inches high. The average height of a person standing is between 5 feet and 6 feet tall. Most corporate desktops are approximately 30 inches tall. Reception desks and counter heights generally vary from 30 inches to 42 inches tall. A sneeze guard positioned on either should extend upward between 24 and 36 inches to form an effective barrier. This item satisfies those sneeze guard requirements and overall health safety guidelines. 

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