When an area is occupied by a person infected with a virus such as COVID-19; surfaces can become contaminated either by touch or aspirated contamination and the virus can continue survive on that surface for days, particularly on plastic or metal surfaces. This contamination is then easily transferred to the next user of that area.
Some areas are particularly prone to the transfer of contamination due to the nature of the work in these rooms, multi person occupancy touching complex surfaces such as keyboards, switches, phones etc. Due to the delicate and intricate nature of this type of equipment, it is very difficult and time consuming to clean effectively using traditional methods without risking damaging the equipment.
In order to offer an operator improved protection from contamination from a previous operator, everything an operator is likely to touch should be cleaned between shifts, ideally with a thorough manual clean using the appropriate disinfectant, reaching all surfaces that can be touched by an operator. However, in technical operation or other complex multi-touch areas it is often not practicable to reach all surfaces without risk of damage to the equipment or in the time available, so the manual clean should be augmented with a cleaning method that;
The use of Ultra Violet Disinfection complies with all the above criteria