UVC air steriliser and Covid-19: why it matters in the workplace

Learn about the importance of UVC air disinfection and how it can help you combat airborne infections, such as COVID-19, in close contact environments.

Airborne contamination has always been a problem in society. However, as we find ourselves amid the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re becoming more aware of how easily viruses can be transmitted. In particular, when there’s a high density or turnover of people indoors. As we move into this “new normal”, it’s vital that businesses do everything possible to protect their employees and customers from an outbreak.

One solution to the prevention of Covid-19 in the workplace is a biological air treatment system, otherwise known as UVC air purifiers or UVC air sterilisers. Despite being used in medical and dental environments for the past 20 years, this innovative technology is still relatively unknown to a majority of UK businesses.

Despite being used in medical and dental environments for the past 20 years and being recognised by the HSE as the best form of protection against airborne transmission, this innovative technology is still relatively unknown to a majority of UK businesses.

How a UVC air steriliser kills germs

Using ultraviolet C (UVC), biological air treatment systems/UVC air sterilisers can sterilise ambient air, killing bacteria, mould, yeast, spores and viruses – including Covid-19.

They’re ideal for an array of working environments, including:

  • Offices
  • Hotel rooms
  • Beauty salons/barbers
  • Treatment rooms
  • Gyms and leisure centres
  • Restaurants and bars
  • Care homes

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a common method for disinfecting air, water and surfaces. UVGI is electromagnetic radiation that stops microorganisms from reproducing by causing photochemical changes in nucleic acids.

Wavelengths in the UVC range are particularly harmful to cells because they’re absorbed by nucleic acids. Exposure to this type of radiation prevents DNA replication.

Are UVC air sterilisers safe?

Quality UVC air sterilisers/biological air treatment systems are completely safe to use. While radiation exposure can be as equally as damaging for humans, the technology has been developed to protect people and kill the things you don’t want to spread in your business.

The Sterilair Pro is a perfect example. This particular UVC air steriliser model is equipped with four high power (25W) Philips TUV T8 certified lamps which are covered with a patented coating. This protective layer allows them to be effective without dispersing harmful UVC into the atmosphere.

Like most things, you pay for quality. While you can get cheaper UVC air sterilisers/biological air treatment systems on the market, they don’t deliver the same level of safety or performance. The Sterilair is CE marked and tested for complete peace of mind.

According to a scientific report conducted by Eurofins Biopharma Lab, UVC air sterilisers like the Sterilair Pro can treat 120m3, with a killing rate of 99.99% and proven effectiveness in real environments of 99.22%.

A single passage through the Sterilair chimney is enough to destroy 100% of coronavirus. The UVC air steriliser continuously disinfects the air and is completely safe to run while people work in the room.

So, your employees and customers can get on like normal, knowing they’re protected against the spread of Covid-19.

Discover more about the Sterilair Pro UVC air steriliser

If you’re interested in purchasing a UVC air steriliser can help protect your business moving forward, get in touch with us today.

At Mid-Tech, we offer full installation of the Sterilair Pro. Whether you want it wall-mounted or put on a stand, we’re here to accommodate your needs. We can also advise on how many units you need to keep the entire building safe and are always happy to come and demonstrate the product on-site.