How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Indoor Air Quality In Schools

Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Each day in the United Kingdom, roughly 9 million students attend public and private primary and secondary. Along with the additional thousands of staff members, students and employees are constantly susceptible to infectious illnesses like influenza and the common cold, which are transmitted via airborne and surface pathogens. That is why indoor air quality in schools is crucial for our kids’ health.

As hygiene professionals, we recommend that all schools use UV Systems for infection control. Hand sanitisers and traditional cleaning methods are important but can only go so far- and don’t do anything to sterilize airborne pathogens. Even if janitorial staff get through cleaning the entire school once per day, they would still miss a huge number of potential transmission points through physical surfaces, the air, and liquids.

In short, if your school’s hygiene protocols are only cleaning what your eyes can see- then you’re leaving huge gaps. Invisible pathogens travel in the air, in people, in fabrics, and in the filters of your ventilation systems. No amount of hand sanitiser or doorknob disinfection is going to solve that.

At Ozcon, we have decades of experience making children and adults safe in aeroplanes, surgical wards, and infectious disease laboratories. These products have been used in schools too, creating better full-end indoor air quality. We use UV for infection control, including fans, UV in HVAC, and upper-air UV to make schools safer and stop the spread of viruses, bacteria, moulds, spores, and mites.

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So, How Do We Apply UV-C Solutions In Schools?

We get it; schools are filled with germs. Ask any seasoned teacher, and they will testify to students being a veritable petri-dish. Kids cough and sneeze and spread pathogens to one another. While we can’t eliminate flu season, we can significantly aid in infection control. Preventing illness is the best way to protect students, faculty, and staff members at a school.

UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) is a disinfection method that uses UV-C light to kill harmful bacteria and other microorganisms. Upper-air UV-C units have been in use in classrooms for decades. At Light Progress, we’re using advanced UV for infection control to create a safer, healthier school environment.

Our systems work by creating an extermination zone in the top area of space. Our systems are designed to help lift airborne infectious agents into the air, where they are exposed to UV light and killed. By killing the pathogens that circulate through the air at a school, we can help reduce, and in some cases, block dangerous pathogens from accumulating on or flowing in school air and surfaces.

How Does it Work?

Our UVGI technology systems were created to destroy bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens at the source, at its very DNA (or RNA) chain, and eliminate the pathogen’s ability to reproduce. The germicidal effects of the UV-C radiation kill spores, mildew, parasites, viruses, and bacteria. UV lights give off lightwaves at the UV-C spectrum- so they don’t contain any harmful chemicals like other disinfectants that can eventually lead to long-term health damage. It’s also the most effective UV light in killing pathogens. UVGI in schools is the easiest, safest way to battle microorganisms without creating any resistance.

How We Combat Pathogens With Our HVAC Systems?

Air-conditioning systems, and especially air handling units (AHU) are a perfect breeding ground for microbial organisms, pathogens, spores, moulds, and more. Air recirculation, temperature fluctuations, and humidity allow microorganisms to connect and stick to surfaces inside the ventilation system. They create an unpleasant film called biofilm that can clog the filters and ducts and can reduce system efficiency up to 40%. We’re committed to keeping our customers safe. Our HVAC systems are equipped with UV lights to kill organic growths, like mould and bacteria, and prevent biofilm buildup on the cooling coils, drain pans, and interior duct surfaces. This improves air quality, airflow, reduces maintenance, and keeps down disease transmission and allergic reactions.

Why Choose Us?

At Ozcon, we’re committed to making better hygiene obtainable for all. School systems need to be better protected against harmful germs and bacteria. We’re here to make a major impact on the air quality of your school. Installation is simple and our systems are a cost-effective way for schools to improve indoor air quality drastically. By killing the harmful pathogens in the air, our systems can help kill 90 per cent of all microorganisms living in air ducts. Our systems never stop working either; we don’t turn it off and back on. UV-C will continue to destroy pathogens 24/7 as air cycles through our air handling unit.

We’re here to work with you. We’ll find a solution that fits your needs, goals, and requirements. Our team of experts has worked with small and large educational facilities. UV germicidal technology is safe for all ages. From daycare centres to college campuses, we can help get your air quality up to par.

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