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Fast-Acting and Effective Surface Disinfection in Schools

15th April 2019

Studies suggest around 80 per cent of all infectious diseases – including Influenza and the common cold – are spread by touch.

The link between surface disinfection, hand hygiene and the spread of infections is established and understood.Effective hand hygiene and surface disinfection should therefore be vital components of any school’s daily cleaning and infection prevention regimes to protect pupils and staff.

 

Until recently, school cleaning teams had a relatively narrow choice of products for surface disinfection. But innovative products and technologies have broadened their options to configure highly effective daily cleaning and infection prevention solutions.

 

Products in Diversey’s Oxivir range contain patented Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP) as the active ingredient. These deliver fast-acting, broad-spectrum surface disinfection against a wide range of pathogens including bacteria, viruses, yeasts and spores on all surfaces.

 

AHP is a combination of commonly used, safe ingredients and low levels of hydrogen peroxide which dramatically increases potency and cleaning performance. It degrades to oxygen and water alone shortly after use which helps make formulations containing it safer to use than traditional chlorine- and quat-based products. Chlorine-based products are suspected of aggravating asthma and other respiratory problems and they can also form chlorine compounds in the atmosphere. Some products containing AHP have no safety classification whereas chlorine-based products usually carry a hazard symbol. Lower classification helps to simplify compliance, training and implementation processes.

 

Diversey’s Oxivir Excel is a one-step cleaner-disinfectant which can replace general surface cleaning products for daily tasks to provide affordable ongoing infection protection in schools. It has powerful surfactants which make it an excellent cleaner as well as assisting with limescale limitation in hard water areas. This means it can be used in all areas of the school, including washrooms.

 

It is fully bactericidal against multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) including MRSA, VRE and CRE. It is also fully viricidal against non-enveloped and enveloped viruses such as Norovirus, Influenza and HIV in 30 seconds. It is yeasticidal against Candida albicans. Non-classified, it is safe to use around children and will not damage surfaces. Oxivir Excel is available as a ready-to-use foam for ease of use, five litre concentrate for optimum cost in use or pre-wetted wipes for high-touch areas.

 

A fast acting and effective disinfectant for ALL surfaces, critical in the battle against viruses

The main benefits for school and other education facilities are:

• Excellent user safety profile; carries no hazard classification, making it safe to use around children (no chlorine)
• Cleaner and disinfectant in one with excellent soil removal and descaling properties – Can be used in all areas of the school, including washrooms
• Tested against European norms and effective against multiple pathogens of concern – bacteria, viruses and yeast – significantly reducing the risk of outbreak and ensuring the school is a safe environment
• Fully virucidal within 30 seconds. Surface is fully disinfected before it dries, sparing time for other cleaning tasks.
• Safe on surfaces and equipment, extending the lifetime of any capital investments.
• Extensive support materials available
• Ready to use > Very little training required

 

For even greater protection, Oxivir Sporicide is a ready-to-use one step hospital-grade, cleaner-disinfectant with excellent response against hard-to-kill pathogens such as C. diff, Bacillus subtilis and other MDROs in 60 seconds. Despite this efficacy its “irritant” classification is much lower than traditional alternatives.
Another common problem in schools is the “body spill”. Eliminating these quickly and effectively is important because they can contain large amounts of pathogens that, if not removed effectively, can quickly spread and cause illness in other pupils or members of staff. To meet this challenge, Diversey offers its Oxivir Spill Kit. This contains everything needed to isolate, remove and disinfect a body spill. It allows cleaning teams or designated staff members to respond quickly before the spill has a chance to spread and cause further contamination. Contents include disposable protective clothing, absorbent granules, plastic scoop, scraper and bags, and a spray bottle of Oxivir Excel. All items are supplied in a handy portable carrier designed to be kept at convenient locations for quick and easy access during emergencies.

 

 

About Diversey: Diversey’s purpose is to protect and care for people every day. Diversey has been, and always will be, a pioneer and facilitator for life. We constantly deliver revolutionary cleaning and hygiene technologies that provide total confidence to our customers across all of our global sectors, including: cleaning products, systems and services that efficiently integrate chemicals, machines and sustainability programs. This makes us unique among leading global hygiene and cleaning companies. Everything we do has our customers’ needs at its heart and is based on the belief that cleaning and hygiene are life essentials. With over 95 years of expertise, we safeguard our customers’ businesses, contributing to productivity improvements, lower total operating costs and brand protection. Headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA, Diversey employs approximately 9,000 people globally, generating net sales of approximately $2.6 billion in 2017. To find out more please visit www.diversey.com

 

For more information on the Diversey Oxivir range please contact our team of experts on Phone: (01) 6301800 or Email: bcss.info@bunzl.ie

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