We manufacture in-house. Super quick turn-around time and we will beat any written quote on Sneeze screens.

These safety shields are also commonly known as:

  1. Sneeze shields
  2. Cough shields
  3. Counter or Desk shields
  4. Sneeze guards or sneeze screens
  5. Desk partitions or Desk shields

 

Today every person knows what the Coronavirus or Covid-19 is about and that it can kill you. As we are slowly coming out of lockdown, each and every employer needs to do what is necessary and take certain precautions to ensure the safety of their employees and to help flatten the curve. The onus is on the employer to ensure a safe place of business for your employees and customers. Ideal protection is required in retail, reception, and school environments.

Creating a barrier between your employees and the customer is not always aesthetic or easy, but it is of utmost importance to prevent the possibility of a person carrying the virus to transmit it across the counter to your employee.

 
A clear Perspex screen can also bear as a reminder to maintain a safe distance from each other, protect your staff from accidental touch, and once again reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
This way you can keep your employee and their workstations safe.
Here at Redblock we offer clear acrylic safety screens that conform to the necessary regulations, have high transparency so there is no sight hindrance and it assists in social distancing between Point of Sale (POS) staff and customers.
There are several products on the market from which you can choose from but cast acrylic comes out at the top as it is easier to clean and sanitize without the risk of getting damaged by harmful chemicals and cleaning supplies.
Perspex screens have longer durability than alternative products and are quick and easy to install as a fixed or mobile protective screens.

It has scientifically been proven that the Coronavirus can survive longer on porous surfaces like cardboard than on acrylic or cast acrylic, which makes these acrylic Covid safety desk screens the ultimate product to consider to protect your workplace and keep your desktop environment safe from direct exposure to the virus.

The different options for our cough screens/counter shields are literally infinite. The cheapest options are self-standing counter shields, which we supply with separate sockets sliding into the shield. Alternatively, it can be hung with cables from a ceiling.

These safety shields are also commonly known as:

  1. Sneeze shields
  2. Cough shields
  3. Counter or Desk shields
  4. Sneeze guards or sneeze screens
  5. Desk partitions or Desk shields

Creating a barrier between your employees and the customer is not always aesthetic or easy, but it is of utmost importance to prevent the possibility of a person carrying the virus to transmit it across the counter to your employee.

Creating a screen barrier between your staff and the customer also protects your desktop environment and equipment like the point of sale from contamination and direct exposure through accidental touch, sneezing, coughing or even spitting while talking- which has been proven to spread the virus. The screen offers protection and limits the spread of the virus.

A clear Perspex screen can also bear as a reminder to maintain a safe distance from each other, protect your staff in accidental touch and once again reduces the risk of spreading the virus.

This way you can keep your employee and their workstations safe.

Here at Redblock we offer clear Perspex screens that conform to the necessary regulations, have high transparency so there is no sight hindrance and it assist in social distancing between Point of Sale (POS) staff and customers.

However, the standard usage is not to use Perspex for Counter / Sneeze screens, but rather Acrylic. The difference between Acrylic and Perspex is that Perspex is flexible and more suitable for 3D Perspex fabrication. Of course, Perspex can also be used for these see-through counter shields, although it costs about 20% more than Acrylic sheets.

There are several products on the market from which you can choose from but Perspex comes out at the top as it is easier to clean and sanitize without the risk of getting damaged by harmful chemicals and cleaning supplies.

Perspex screens have longer durability than alternative products and are quick and easy to install as fixed or mobile protective screen.

Perspex in particular is a non-porous element that prevents any of the virus airborne microbes from passing through giving you the ultimate protection.

It has scientifically been proven that the Coronavirus can survive longer on porous surfaces like cardboard than on Perspex or cast acrylic, which makes the Perspex screen the ultimate product to consider to protect your workplace and keep your desktop environment safe from direct exposure to the virus.

A properly built and fitted Perspex screen offers two-way protection for your employees and customers against airborne and contact-based viruses and bacteria, it is durable, safe, and made to last.

The different options for our cough screens/counter shields are literally infinite. The cheapest options are self-standing counter shields, which we supply with separate sockets sliding into the shield. Alternatively, it can be hung with cables from a ceiling.

As for the cost of Counter barriers / Sneeze screens, it will mainly depend on 6 factors:

  1. The size of the safety shields (The specific dimensions are also a factor)
  2. The thickness of the shields. The common use is 3mm thickness, for 1.5m square meters, 4mm for 1.5 – 2.5 square meters & 5mm for safety screens larger than 2.5 square meters)
  3. Whether the screens should be mounted on a frame or rounded off with a rubber lining
  4. The quantity you order
  5. Whether we use Cast acrylic or extruded acrylic shields.  Extruded acrylic desk shields can crack and chip, while this is not the case with Cast acrylic desk shields.
  6. Whether you order a standard “over the counter” safety shield or whether we need custom manufacture according to your needs.

The difference between cast acrylic & extruded acrylic:

Cast acrylic

Manufactured from Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) which is pumped into a mold. Can be thermoformed. 25 times as strong as extruded acrylic. 
Outstanding resistance to long-term exposure to sunlight and weathering
Perspex is also referred to as Plexiglass or cast acrylic. Cast acrylic is clearer as opposed to extruded acrylic
Perspex is commonly used for the fabrication of 3D lettering, unlike Extruded acrylic, it’s not bendable and it tends to break easier as opposed to cast acrylic
Due to its durability, flexibility, and sustainability, acrylic is one of the best substitutes for glass.
The surface finish, flatness, and optical properties of Cast Acrylic sheets are all superior to those of Extruded Acrylic sheets.
More resistant to solvents and chemicals and easier to bend
 

Extruded acrylic (also known a Plexiglass)

Extruded acrylic has a lower melting point than cast acrylic
Not as bendable as cast acrylic & breaks easier
Laser-cut is not as neat as in the case of the cast version. Cast gives a better edge finish
More affordable than cast acrylic
Does not engrave as neat as in the case of cast
 
Keep in mind that our Acrylic panels are available in standard sheet sizes of 3,050 x 2,050mm The most cost-effective panel sizes for your screens will therefore be panels that divide into a standard sheet size, which leaves one with fewer offcuts/savings in material.
So if the length of your screen is 1 200mm in length, we would rather suggest that you change it to 1 meter or 1.5 meters. We cut the Counter shields with a Laser cutter (Where we are limited to a bed size of 1 300 x 900mm).

With our CNC Cutter, we are limited to Sneeze screens of 2.4 x 1.3 meters
We provide the Sneeze / Cough guards with a protective vinyl applied for protection
There are several options when it comes to mounting the units as it is available in fixed or mobile solutions and is scratch resistant.
Aluminum makes the most sense to partner with the Perspex as it is strong enough to hold the panels.  These Perspex screens are affordable for all businesses.

For a more durable look & feel, we cut the bases out of 3mm Dibond. 

Di-Bond (also referred to as I-bond) is a substitute for Aluminium Composite and steel cut-out sheeting, suitable for both in & outdoor use. This product offers a metallic finish without the weight or risk of rusting from some metals. It consists of a black Polyethylene core and is therefore ideal for not only CNC cutting but engraving as well. 

Pricing of the counter shields is dependent on the size and density of the Perspex which ranges from 3mm to 5mm. Mounted on a Dibond aluminum frame prices start from ± R1 600 per m².

Redblock can also install the units at an additional installation fee which will depend on the installation area and the way the screens are attached. Installation of these shields is currently only available in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Our lead time on orders for Sneeze screens is between 2 – 3 working days, depending on the quantity, thickness, and to what extent the order is customized. We keep stock of 3 and 4mm cast acrylic panels. Orders for thicker and custom-manufactured safety screens usually take 1 to 2 business days longer to manufacture.

We can also do branding on your Counter shields. The cost involved will depend on the size of the branding and the method of branding we use. This ranges from UV flatbed printing, sandblast and pre-pigmented cut out vinyl, full colour printed vinyl stickers or engraving

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