Since the onset of the Coronavirus, Suffolk-based manufacturer Daro UV Systems (part of the Daro Group), has seen a sharp increase in demand for its hand inspection cabinet.
In the wake of the current pandemic good hand hygiene practices have never been more important. The hand inspection unit provides a striking visual and educational aid for users by using safe UV light, and light responsive Glitterbug lotion – to highlight areas where handwashing must be improved. After washing, when hands are placed in the inspection cabinet any remaining lotion will fluoresce under the ultraviolet lamp, thus demonstrating flaws in the hand washing technique of the user. By helping pupils, teachers and support staff identify where they need to improve handwashing technique, more effective infection control can be achieved.
NHS approved supplier Daro UV has been working with the NHS and schools to help teach really effective hand washing skills, and has been a trusted specialist in ultraviolet (UV) systems since 1985. The company specialises in the design and manufacture of UV products for water, air and surface disinfection and hygiene equipment – using long wave UV light. Since the onset of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Daro has focused its manufacturing capability to producing as many UV products as possible, including the hand inspection cabinet and a mobile disinfection unit.
Mervyn Douglas, managing director of the Daro Group, said: “The Department for Education reports 60 million days are lost each year due to infections. When schools begin to open up we especially need to ensure children are properly educated on handwashing techniques, in order to protect family, friends and teachers. The hand inspection unit can be a strategic and uniquely striking educational tool in helping them visualise the dangers of bad handwashing, and creating lifelong habits.
“Daro is proud to be able to deliver products that are both educational and help support the health and wellbeing of school communities.”
Julian Cant, general manager at Daro UV Systems, added: “Proper handwashing can really help to reduce the spread of infections and cross contamination.”
“Whenever we demonstrate the cabinet for the first time, even to workers on the frontline, they are hugely impressed by its capabilities.”