What are the dimensions of sneeze guards?

What are the dimensions of sneeze guards?

What is the standard size of the plexiglass barriers (sneeze guards)? The standard sizes advertised and made by FMD are 24”X30”, 36”X30” and 48”X30”.

What are the requirements for sneeze guards?

While the specific regulations for food shields/sneeze guards can vary, these basic rules apply across the board:

  • The height of any food guard needs to be tall enough for the average customer, who is between 5 and 6 feet tall.
  • A buffet sneeze guard should blend in with the decor of the restaurant.

How thick should a sneeze guard be?

Thick: If you’re investing in a long-term solution or looking to purchase a large sneeze guard to cover a wide counter, you’ll want to look for significantly thicker materials. 2/3″ to 1″ thick guards will resist impact, cracking, shattering, and provide more than protection against a cough.

How far do sneeze guards have to extend beyond food?

New Jersey for example follows the National Sanitation Foundation Internation (NSF International) Food Guard requirements which state that a sneeze guard must be positioned 14 inches above the food counter surface and must extend seven inches beyond the edge of the utensil on which food is placed.

What is the maximum distance that sneeze guards can be located from the self service counter?

The approved floor material should extend out at least two (2) feet in front of the self-service food area or counter. 14″ MAX. – 45 17″-1″ HA. AYERIGE CUSTOMER’S MOUTH ZONE 54-50° HORIZONTAL GUARD – NOT FOR STORAGE OF UMYRAPPED OR PERISHABLE FOODS.

Is a sneeze guard required in a self service food area?

The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) require that all food on display (which includes buffets) be protected by cases or sneeze guards. Portable sneeze guards do not provide adequate protection. They need to be secured on all sides if they’re going near the buffet.

Is a sneeze guard required in a self-service food area?

What height is considered for sneeze guards above the counter?

Reception desks and counter heights generally vary from 30 inches to 42 inches tall. A sneeze guard positioned on either should extend upward from the table surface between 24 and 36 inches to form an effective barrier.

How thick should plexiglass be for a sneeze guard?

Plexiglass barriers often come in thicknesses of 1/8”, 3/16”, or 1/4”. ACME builds sneeze guards with 1/4” thickness for durability. When choosing size, consider who will be behind the barrier.

How far above the counter should sneeze guards be installed on self-service food counters?

Full-service sneeze guards in cafeteria settings have different dimensions, he adds: “This must be a vertical piece of glass with no more than 1.5 inches of space at the work surface, and they have to be at least 60 inches above the finished floor.”

Do restaurants need sneeze guards?

The sneeze guard was so effective and popular that the FDA later mandated that sneeze guards must be present in all self-service dining establishments. While they are still popular with self-service operations, COVID-19 has transformed them into something else entirely.