Big Wipes is offering HVP readers the chance to win a six-month supply of 4x4 wipes

It’s unavoidable: heating and ventilation engineers get their hands dirty. Despite hands being their most valuable tools, thousands of tradespeople spend their days with their hands caked in dirt or harsh substances without having access to the facilities to clean them up.

Even when soap and water are available, they just won’t shift the majority of modern construction and maintenance products. PU foam, silicone and varnishes are nasty stuff to get on your hands and, without the ability to remove them quickly, can cause debilitating skin problems.

Tradespeople therefore need easy access to high-quality hand cleaners and industrial strength wipes are the answer. Stored in tubs, which can be kept in the door buckets of vans, or on van racking systems with special brackets, they are highly portable while those coming in handy sachet packs can be kept in pockets or glove compartments. They can remove dirt and construction materials from hands and tools swiftly and more thoroughly than soap and water.

Wipes are a convenient way for tradespeople to clean up on site or on the move,  and it’s important they do – according to Health & Safety Executive (HSE) figures, there are over 20,000 people suffering from work-related skin diseases with around 7,000 new cases diagnosed every year.

Solvents, cement, resins and cutting fluids are some of the most common causes of irritant contact dermatitis so it is no wonder construction workers have one of the highest rates of developing this skin disease – something that can severely affect a person’s ability to work.

One of the best ways to avoid contact dermatitis is to wash hands and apply a moisturiser after washing, so it is important to point out that the best wipes will include moisturisers that protect people’s hands.

Big Wipes 4x4 formulation is not only preservative free and mainly water-based but also has four powerful cleaning agents plus four dermatologically tested skin conditioners: Aloe Vera, Lanolin, Vitamin E and Glycerine – all helping to nourish and protect the skin.

The Big Wipes range has also been assessed to the latest EU Regulation 1223/2009 for cosmetic products with zero levels of irritation recorded during controlled testing by dermatologists. The range also offers >99.9% antibacterial protection for skin. All Big Wipes are used without water and thus are perfect for on-site use where water isn’t available.

Big Wipes 4x4 come in three different types:

  • Red top Heavy-Duty are double sided with an abrasive side to remove stubborn grime and a smooth side to soak up the muck
  • Black top Multi-Purpose wipe is made from a three layered, non-woven quilted fabric which makes it highly tear resistant and super tough
  • Green top Multi- Surface wipes are suitable for cleaning all surfaces, exceptionally absorbent and – being made from a natural material – can be thrown on the compost heap after use.

How to enter

To be in with a chance of winning a six-month supply of Big Wipes 4x4 and a tub van bracket, print off this entry form, fill in your details and post it back to us for free to this address:

HVP/Big Wipes Competition
32 Vauxhall Bridge Road
London SW1V 2SS.

Alternatively, you can enter the competition via email by copying and pasting the entry form and emailing your completed answer to The closing date for entries is 11 March, 2016. Ten runners up will receive Big Wipes T-Shirts and a Big Wipes 4x4 Sachet Pack.


Q.  How many different types of wipe material are there in the Big Wipes 4x4 range?

A: One 

B: Two

C: Three







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Terms and conditions: • One winner will receive a six-month supply of Big Wipes 4x4 and a tub van bracket • Ten runners up will receive a Big Wipes T-Shirt and a Big Wipes 4x4 Sachet Pack • The prize is as stated and no alternative, substitute or upgrade will be given • By entering the competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions and all instructions set out above • The competition is open to registered UK readers of HVP over 18 years of age, except employees of Big Wipes and the Hemming Group • No purchase necessary • Only one entry per reader • No responsibility is accepted for illegible entries, or for those lost, delayed or damaged in the post • The editor’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into • Prizes subject to availability.