Hands, face and space – but what about the air we breathe?
Protect your learners and employees
*More than 10 million children spend their days in school, making this the largest “sick building” in the UK.
The last 18 months has rocked by COVID-19. Its impact has been widespread and indiscriminate on health, society and organisations. We’ve all heard the message of ‘hands, face and space’ and these are important aspects in infection control combated by hand washing, masks and social distancing. But what about the air we breathe?
To truly make classrooms safe, we need more than social distancing and increased handwashing. COVID-19 can spread through the air and classrooms are a breeding grounds for germs; with young respiratory systems more susceptible to irritants that can aggravate childhood allergies and asthma.
As we enter the winter months, we face new risks. Over the past few months, many students and teachers have had to switch off their heating systems as its connected to the air conditioning system and could end up circulating infected air. Windows are also being kept open to ensure clean air is circulated resulting in uncomfortable classroom temperatures.
But there is an easier solution! By installing air purification devices in your classrooms, schools can create a learning environment that is safe and comfortable for both students and teachers, preventing the spread of germs.
The phs solution
AERAMAX Professional Air Purifiers effectively capture 99.97% of airborne contaminants, including flu viruses, germs, allergens and odours.
What’s more the phs’ AERAMAX PROFESSIONAL III & IV air purifiers have recently demonstrated, through independent laboratory testing, to be effective in eliminating aerosolised concentration of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) by 99.9999% through a single air pass test of the purifier.
In addition, AERAMAX PROFESSIONAL air purifiers reached 99.99% airborne reduction of a surrogate Human Coronavirus 229E in a 20m³ test chamber within 1 hour of operation in a separate test. Resulting in cleaner air and a healthier environment for learners, teachers and visitors.
Download our education aircare leaflet to find out more.
Watch our case study video to find out how phs helped George’s Perkins Day Nursery improve their indoor air quality, whilst improving absenteeism with our AERAMAX Professional Air Purifier.
As COVID-19 continues to spread, good hand washing facilities still has a vital part to play in killing germs and reducing the risk of infection. phs has a variety of hand sanitisers and soaps available for education, anything from wall mounted to stand alone products.
Attending school is vital for children’s education and for their wellbeing. Time out of school is detrimental for children’s cognitive and academic development. Some schools in the UK are still encouraging face masks to be worn to protect learners and employees.
phs offer a range of consumables, including masks which can help to keep your learners and employees safe.
Our COVID-19 social distancing mats are a great way to ensure children are keeping their distance and being protected whilst in school. They can also add additional benefits such as protecting floors from premature damage and reduce the risk of slips.
*Source – BESA, https://www.besa.org.uk/key-uk-education-statistics/