How your business can help fight the spread of Coronavirus
Date posted: 2.03.2020
In recent weeks many countries around the world have been under threat from an airborne virus commonly known as Coronavirus. As always prevention is better than the cure, and here at HSG we have some solutions to help your business fight the spread of Coronavirus, while protecting your customers and employees.
One powerful solution is the AIRSteril* which fights airborne viruses and surface bacteria 24hrs a day. The AIRsteril units have been shown to kill a wide range of microbes that are more difficult to eradicate than viruses, including bacterial species that produce endospores (Clostridium difficile, Geobacillus stearothermophilus), Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, S. epidermidis, Listeria monocytogenes and L. innocua), Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa), and moulds (Aspergillus fumigatus) in both the air and/or on surfaces.
The AIRsteril technology has been tested against MS-2 coliphage (a surrogate for Norovirus), and achieved significant reductions in counts in both air samples and on surfaces. MS-2 is a non-enveloped virus which is more difficult to kill than the lipid-enveloped SARS-CoV-2.
SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the same group of viruses that cause colds and influenza. The use of AIRsteril units in call centres and offices at an NHS Trust has been shown to reduce the incidence of illness-related absences; particularly reported cases of colds, coughs and influenza, as well as reducing other chest and respiratory problems.
Without testing AIRsteril against SARS-CoV-2 (or a suitable surrogate) we cannot categorically state that we can kill this coronavirus: however there is a great deal of scientific evidence that this technology can kill a wide range of other microbes that are much more difficult to eradicate than SARS-CoV-2.
To find out more about the AIRSteril and HSG’s current offers on hand sanitizing solutions, email our team today at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0800 032 7760.
*All AIRSteril units are delivered and installed by expert HSG technicians
Simon Rice is managing director of HSG in Derby’s Pride Park – a long-established washroom...Read more
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