How Plastic Sneeze Guards Work
They are not new. In fact, they’ve been part of our salad bar and dessert buffet experience for many years. But most of us never really gave plastic sneeze guards a second thought, until now. We know all about them at Plastic Welding and Fabrication LTD, and we’ll give you a crash course here.
The practice and execution are simple. It’s erecting an impermeable barrier that works to protect people or products on either side of the shield. A clear plastic sneeze guard does just as the name implies. It guards against the spread of germs that can be transmitted through a sneeze or cough. Initially, they were installed at buffet restaurants and cafeteria serving lines. They protected the food from germs and the diners from food that might have been contaminated by someone’s coughing or sneezing. These guards can be quickly and easily cleaned to maintain a sanitary surface.
Now, plastic sneeze guards are a common sight in nearly all retail and commercial locations as well. They still serve the same purpose, one of protection. Rather than covering a steam tray full of egg rolls, however, they provide safety for the cashier at the grocery store and you while you’re purchasing supplies at the hardware store. You can think of them as a larger equivalent of a face mask.