Covid 19 & UVc Sanitisation Services
Choc Services has been involved in Covid 19 Sanitisation and Contact Point Cleaning (C.P.C) since the crisis began and has specialised in staying up to date with latest procedures and systems. We have recently purchased and put in place Ultraviolet c (UVc light at 254nm) Sanitisation Service and added it to our arsenal against Decontamination and Disinfection of Covid 19.
Please, let me introduce the service in a little more detail:
Covid 19 – COVID-19 is a betacoronavirus like MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, it is far more sensitive, and therefore much easier to kill. Despite this, because COVID-19 is a new virus, there is still much we don’t know, including incubation period, period of contagion, and the degree to which it is spread through contact with infected surfaces.
Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects is also possible when someone touches something that has been infected with respiratory droplets and then touches their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes.
Our current understanding is that COVID-19 can survive on hard surfaces from anywhere between 9 hours and 4-5 days, putting anyone who comes in contact with it at risk of contracting and spreading the infection.
Choc Services is fully equipped to offer state-of-the-art surface disinfection using U.Vc Mobile Room Sanitizers as an added value addition to achieve surface sanitation and sterilization. The U.Vc Room
Sanitizer unit is specifically designed for disinfection of bacteria, viruses, and fungi (mold) on exposed surfaces. The application of UV-c energy to deactivate microorganisms is known as Germicidal Irradiation or UVGI. Artificial U.V-c energy is produced in germicidal ultraviolet lamps that produce U.V radiation by ionizing low pressure mercury vapor. Ionized mercury emits a predominantly discreet wavelength of 254nm in the U.V-c band, which is an ideal wavelength for destroying the DNA of single-celled organisms.
Shutdown of an organism’s metabolic and reproductive processes result from the absorption of UV light, rendering it no longer pathogenic.
CHOC Services – The Ops Team
Choc Technicians are skilled in the effective application of cleaning products, proper chemical handling and safety protocols including the doffing and donning of personal protection equipment (PPE) (e.g., respirators, eye protection, gloves, coveralls) and proper waste disposal techniques.
All crews participate in a health-monitoring program for a minimum of 14 days after project completion to ensure the safety of team members and their communities.
CHOC Services use our I Audit Software to compile a report of the Sanitisation program and completion. This also completes the Risk Assessment requirements of carrying out Professional Sanitisation Services.
Industries applicable for using this U.Vc Service:
- Nursing Homes
- Medical Clinics
- Restaurants and Bars
- Office / Commercial Centres
- PC / VDU / Keyboard / Mouse
- Public Transport
- Company vehicles
A letter from CHOC Services Director – Ben Price
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact communities worldwide, business leaders and their teams are mobilizing. The novel coronavirus situation evolves daily and challenges every organization & business to protect the health of their employees, customers and the wider community.
You most likely are facing increased pressure’s as you balance business continuity measures, preventative planning and communication efforts to address the anxiety and uncertainty in your staff and families as daily reports regarding new exposures, closures and fatalities rise.
Here at CHOC Services, we recognize our responsibility, not only as a business facing the same challenges as you do, but as industry specialists called upon to advance Sanitisation techniques during this crisis. Our commitment to you starts with providing the latest information, sharing our E.H.S (environment, health and safety, technologies) and decontamination expertise.
Please contact me to find out more on our service and room rates for U.Vc Decontamination.
Whilst CHOC Services offer full decontamination services, U.Vc service as a standalone may suit locations where an existing staff are cleaning / sanitizing and the U.Vc service will complete the Decontamination Services.
- Irish Scientists develop UVc Robots in H.S.E Hospital Sanitisation
- Cleanroom Technology
- Trinity University Team