The need for personal safety partitions.

So far, 2020 has shown to be a life altering year. The ongoing effects of COVID-19 has forced new government and CDC guidelines upon people and their businesses. One of the many new guidelines includes social distancing and staying 6′ away from another person at all times. Sometimes keeping this distance is not practical for the space. Especially when it relates to capacity issues, or payment and food exchange areas. The CDC recommends “Installing sneeze guards and partitions at cash registers, bars, or other food pick up areas where maintaining physical distance of six feet is difficult.” Goff’s Enterprises of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, has created and manufactured clear PVC sneeze guards for the solution. These sneeze guards or Personal Safety Partitions will keep employees and customers safe in areas that require close contact. Continue reading to find out why our transparent PVC option is better and safer than plexiglass sneeze guards.

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Office        Restaurant       Dentist        Salon        Food Processing        Post Office        Waiting Room        Manufacturing

How it works.

Goff’s Personal Safety Partitions are flexible, clear sneeze guards that can be utilized in any environment. These partitions can be easily hung from the ceiling or floor-standing to create a movable option. The importance of accessibility and safety is not compromised when the sneeze guards are in use. Not only does Goff’s offer many standard sizing of partitions but we also offer custom safety partitions to fit your specific needs. Below you will learn how each individual industry or business can easily implement these safety partitions and keep their customers and employees safe.

"People are buying these products for restaurants, dental facilities, cafeterias and pretty much anywhere that requires close contact between individuals. Personal Safety Partitions help in adjusting to a new normal and preventing further spread of airborne contaminants."

Tony Goff, Owner of Goff's Enterprises


In the office.

Protect the area around your desk by installing Personal Safety Partitions. Many office buildings have drop ceilings in which the hanging partitions easily attach to. When a coworker or customer sits down across the desk from an employee, the office sneeze guard protects both persons from airborne contaminants created from a sneeze, cough, or anything similar from close proximity. Some office spaces have pods where four desks are put together without any separation. Social distancing may cause a need for a new office layout that is time consuming and potentially difficult to do. Adding clear safety partitions between the desks that make up the pod is the perfect solution.

At the restaurant.

Restaurants are currently dealing with capacity limitations from the CDC. CDC guidelines are limiting restaurants to 50% capacity and even 25% capacity in some states. Small businesses that are working with a small dine-in area may not financially survive with these low capacity requirements. Implementing Personal Safety Partitions and Portable Personal Safety Partitions will allow for more safe seating to optimize your capacity limit. Instead of placing tables 6 feet away from each other, place a hanging sneeze guard between two tables. This allows for double the guests in a safe environment. Need to adjust seating to accommodate a larger group? No problem, slide a floor-standing restaurant sneeze guard between tables to adjust on the fly. 

Just like a waiter would clean a table, restaurant sneeze guards are easily wiped down. Our PVC is inherently antibacterial, making them easy to sanitize. Special cleaners are not required and visibility is not lost. Cashier sneeze guards are also handy for guests picking up food or paying at a register. Quickly install a hanging safety partition between the guest and employee to provide comfort and peace of mind in this close contact space. Whether you have a large restaurant or a small diner, Goff’s safety partitions can be easily installed in many areas to keep your employees and guests safe while enjoying a dine-in experience.


At the dentist.

Many dentist offices and orthodontists have open exam rooms with a row of exam chairs accommodating multiple patients at a time. Installing personal safety partitions between stations will help keep patients and employees safe from any splatter that could be carrying airborne viruses. Since these sneeze guards are made out of clear PVC, they maintain the same open concept as if they weren’t even there, allowing full visibility.

In the salon.

Depending on your facility layout, moving where a client sits may not be possible. Salons for instance have stationary sinks built into the building structure. Maintaining a 6 foot space between clients would not be realistic in this situation if more than one client needs to have the product washed out of their hair at the same time. Installing a personal safety partition between these areas will help salons function as normal without schedule changes. Cosmetologists and hair stylists typically get paid per client so cutting back on their clientele in a day would greatly impact their income.


In food processing plants.

Goff’s Personal Safety Partitions comply with OSHA, National Restaurant Association, and other organization guidelines for reopening safely & responsibly from the threat of COVID-19. Sneeze guards are made of PVC material that is NFPA-701 and California State Fire Marshal rated for flame retardancy. This puts them at the high standard food processing facilities require. Meat plants and other assembly line food processing facilities require close contact between workers at all times, making the spread of COVID-19 very possible among the plant. Our sneeze guards ship pre-assembled and offer many mounting options making them easy to hang between employees throughout the facility. This will keep them safe, comfortable and continuously productive.

At the post office.

The post office can be a high traffic area during specific times of the day. Constant business at the same counter puts employees in danger of contracting airborne viruses such as COVID-19. Quickly and easily installing a hanging personal safety partition between the employee and customer is an easy and safe solution. However, resorting to a plexiglass sneeze guard is not the answer. Plexiglass can be dangerous because it cracks and splinters leaving little sharp plastic pieces everywhere. Plexiglass sneeze guards have many downfalls compared to clear PVC sneeze guards. Check out our blog post on why PVC is always a better option than a plexiglass sneeze guard.


Waiting room spaces.

Waiting rooms are another area that causes concern. Preventing the spread of airborne contaminants and viruses with a personal safety partition not only keeps customers safe but also makes them feel at ease. Slide a floor-standing Portable Personal Safety Partition between waiting room chairs or simply hang a sneeze guard from the ceiling. Cleanliness and safety are always top priority for almost every business. Our safety partitions are easy to clean and sanitize between uses. Making them the safety option to improve protection and comfort in your waiting area.

In manufacturing facilities.

Manufacturing facilities come in all shapes and sizes, creating different factory layouts. Since Goff’s has been in the business of successfully separating environments for over 30 years, this is no tough task. Custom options for personal safety partitions are always available if the environment calls for it. As mentioned earlier, many mounting options are available depending on the ceiling structure and height. Working with custom applications is our specialty. Providing safety and productivity to businesses in a time of COVID-19 comes easy when installing sneeze guards.

There are already many forms of personal protective equipment in manufacturing facilities. Personal safety partitions are also a PPE system that will help prevent the spread of airborne contaminants and viruses among the people at your business.


Protect your space.

In conclusion, provide your guests or employees a safe and comfortable space to live, dine, or work in. Do this easily by implementing personal safety partitions to separate areas of close contact between individuals. Rapid turnaround time, easy installation, and made in the USA are just a few reasons to work with Goff’s when implementing sneeze guards into your space. Interested in learning more about our Personal Safety Partitions? Download our brochure for specific product details. Otherwise, if you’re ready to secure safety measures at your facility, get started by shopping at our online store now. Skeptical about how you can make this work at your unique facility structure? Fill out a quote request for your custom measurements and our kind, experienced and knowledgeable staff will get started right away.

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