The Benefits of UV Sanitation

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted everyone’s daily lives and has forced many businesses and schools across the UK to close for an extended period. Now that the government is slowly lifting its lockdown restrictions and businesses are beginning to reopen, it is vital to ensure that the correct sanitising solutions are put in place in order to keep everyone safe.

Traditional sanitation methods that are on the market at the moment, most notably the different disinfectant sprays and the alcohol-based hand sanitising gels, aren’t suitable for everywhere. There may be a different sanitising solution that is more appropriate for the needs of your establishment.

One such sanitising system uses UV-C light to penetrate cell walls and kill bacteria and viruses on surfaces; in the air; and in liquids, to keep people safe. Communal areas, offices, hotel rooms, hospitals, and schools are all places where viruses and bacterial contamination can be spread by ‘frequent touch’ surfaces and between people who are in close contact with one another. Westminster has a range of decontamination solutions for the hotel, cruise ship, and accommodation facilities sector, as well as the healthcare, retail, and education sectors, thus ensuring surfaces and the air we breathe is free from contamination.

Our range of air and surface disinfection systems can be used in industry, hospitals, laboratories, institutions, offices, and schools to provide a safer and cleaner environment, higher energy savings and reduced HVAC maintenance costs.

There are many benefits of UV-C disinfection. Probably the most obvious benefit is that UV systems are non-toxic and do not contain any harsh chemicals or alcohols, unlike most disinfection sprays and sanitising gels. This lack of toxins makes UV sanitising systems ideal for use in educational facilities, care homes, and food preparation stations such as in restaurant kitchens. All of Westminster’s UV-C sanitising products and solutions are 100% safe when used correctly.

Westminster’s UV air sanitisers use shielded UV-C lamps, and so they are an ideal solution for the continuous safe sterilisation of air in areas where people are constantly present, such as in the retail or hospitality industry, banks, homes, and schools. The shielded UV-C lamps enable simple, fast destruction of airborne pathogens and biohazards. ​The UV-C penetrates the outer structure of the virus cell and alters the DNA molecule, preventing replication and causing cell death. ​​

Westminster’s UV surface sanitisers function using visible UV-C lamps operated on a timer. If the system detects a person present, it will shut down and often a red light and a siren will activate to inform the operator that the disinfection cycle will need to be restarted when no people are present. They are an ideal solution for areas that require quick, efficient disinfection between the presence of people, such as hotel bedrooms, transport hubs, and toilets.

Another important benefit of UV-C sanitising solutions is how effective they are. Westminster Group’s UV products kill 99.99% of all COVID-19, VRE, MRSA, and other deadly microorganisms, and are effective at killing pathogens without immunity. This disinfection rate means that our UV sanitation products are perfect for use in hospitals, care homes, and anywhere where there is a higher risk of the spread of disease.

Westminster’s UV sanitisers are also available as either static (e.g. overhead or wall-mounted) or portable, meaning that our solutions can be tailored to suit whatever needs your establishment has. Wall-mounted and overhead sanitisers are designed to be unobtrusive and can stay in one place ready to be used as needed. Our portable systems, on the other hand, are lightweight and easy transport from room to room to be used when necessary. Having both options available means that you can make the choice based on what will be better suited towards your organisation and that our UV sanitisers are appropriate for use anywhere, from schools to pubs and restaurants.

The Westminster Group have a variety of different UV machines to effectively kill deadly microorganisms such as COVID-19, ranging from our Footwear Scanner that uses a combination of ozone and UV-C patented technology, to our UV-C Airport or Supermarket Trolley Decontamination systems. If you are interested in finding out more about our UV disinfection systems or any of our other products or solutions, please click here to visit the product section of our website.