Since the pandemic first broke, businesses have been trying to find new and innovative ways to combat the risk of infection and be able to continue to function. Whilst this hasn’t been easy for any business, those in the public domain such as Airports, schools, care homes, Amy bases and Restaurants have had to try a little harder than most.
Many Robot manufacturers saw a stark rise in interest for the UV disinfectant Robot in 2020 and some Companies saw sales soaring 600 per cent in through 2021. Whilst many businesses are still using conventional cleaning, they are also adding an extra layer of protection and employing the services of UVC Robots using Ultraviolet light to combat the spread of infection.
Many of the UV Robots are hired to companies short term whilst others have purchased the robots and made them a permanent fixture within their establishments.
The pandemic has certainly challenged the availability of traditional and surface disinfectants. UV Robots are increasingly advocated as a simple solution for the immediate disinfection of all rooms and surfaces. Many of the disinfectant Robots are autonomous and capable of roaming independently in one room until cleaning is finished, it can then be moved into other rooms, allowing staff to easily manage and keep track of what rooms have been cleaned and exactly when.
We know that bacteria and viruses can and do survive on surfaces for several days, if not longer. We also know that the recent COVID-19 virus has certainly challenged conventional disinfectants. This could mean that only 50% of surfaces can be cleaned sufficiently so as not to allow the spread of the virus.
Ultraviolet light at a wavelength of 254mm (UV-C) is bactericidal, fungicidal, sporicidal and virucidal. We know that shadowing and distance significantly reduces UV-C intensity and thus limits a sufficient disinfection process. Current testing indicates that UV-C disinfection systems can efficiently reduce microbial contamination in vitro settings.
As well as killing microorganisms on surfaces, disinfection Robots offer reproducibility by recording automatically the operation parameters of the disinfection process providing much needed quality assurance.