Just like you, we’re focused on trying to get back to work after the COVID-19 pandemic and find some sense of normality again. This needs to be done in a manner that is safe for employees and will help stop the spread of the coronavirus in the workplace. The question on everyone’s mind is how can we disinfect office spaces and make sure they are safe to return to, day after day? One method we are going to be using is UVC light.
What is UVC Light?
Just live UVA and UVB light, which anyone who enjoys a summer tan will have heard of, UVC is a form of ultraviolet light. UVC is just a different form of UV light, still on the same spectrum, but operating at a different wavelength. The beauty of UVC light is that it can be used to kill bacteria and has been used as a method of disinfection for many years.
How does UVC light kill Coronavirus?
It works by entering into the cell nucleus of the virus and altering both its DNA and RNA. Once this happens, the virus cells are no longer capable of multiplying, and therefore cannot survive or spread. UVC light has been used to sterilise and disinfect hospital wards, medical instruments and more for decades. Now, it’s going to be vital during the COVID-19 pandemic as we look to disinfect office areas.
How can I disinfect office spaces?
The best way to disinfect your workplace of COVID-19 is through the use of UVC light. The process works by installing the lights in offices, classrooms, hospital wards and other enclosed spaces. By doing this, the powerful UVC light will kill the COVID-19 virus on surfaces and in the air.
The best way to do this is by leaving the lights on overnight – or whenever there are no people around. This is important as UVC light is harmful to humans. If our skin comes into contact with UVC light it will burn and potentially cause lasting damage.
Once the lights have been left on for a set period of time, staff can enter a clean and sanitised workplace the following day.
Is UVC light being used against Coronavirus?
Yes! UVC light is already being utilised in many industries to kill the coronavirus. In China especially, they have been using it in hospitals and to disinfect vehicles for public transport. Airports in Italy and the USA are also using the technology to disinfect floors and make sure passenger’s baggage is free of virus bacteria before traveling.
Can I get UVC lights for my office?
If you’d like to enquire about UVC lights and how they can be used in your office, please get in touch and we’d be happy to tell you more. We can supply UVC lights for all settings and industries. If we’re going to get back to work after COVID-19, UVC light is the way to do it.
Odour and Dust Solutions provides UVC Lights and want to help the UK economy get back to work. To do this, it is crucial that we disinfect office buildings for staff to return safely.