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  • Writer's pictureAlex Turner

How to Automate Cleaning Practices in your Hospital - And Make your Wards Safer

When you think of cleaning, there’s a good chance you’re thinking of the good old fashioned days: mops and buckets, teams of cleaners and that smell of bleach and other disinfectants hanging in the air. Those days are a thing of the past, all thanks to the latest in UV-C robot disinfection technology.

Using our disinfection robots, your hospital can employ the use of robots which use UV-C light and ozone to kill 99.9 per cent of all germs and pathogens on a variety of surfaces. There are a number of benefits for switching to the robots at our disposal, so let’s examine them in detail.

A deeper clean than most

You might think a team of cleaners can achieve much if given enough time, when set to work on a hospital ward or another part of the facility. However, it has been suggested more recently that the time spent cleaning a hospital does not correlate with the thoroughness of the cleaning itself. Manual methods could take many hours and still miss any number of shaded areas, allowing germs and pathogens to evade detection and disinfection. Especially in the midst of a pandemic, with the more transmissible Omicron variant emerging in recent weeks, you simply can’t afford to leave it up to chance, and will want to ensure disinfection is thorough.

Robots which use UV-C light and ozone, such as those provided by Evolve Raybotix, offer a more thorough sanitation than regular cleaning methods. That’s because the light our machines produce is a UV-C wavelength, which destroys 99.9% of germs and pathogens, breaking them down on a genetic level, damaging their DNA and RNA. To guarantee a job well done, our robots also produce Ozone gas to ensure the air itself is sterile and safe to breathe, reaching the shadowy places where our UV-C light can’t reach, and crucially manual cleaning techniques often overlook. It is known that aerosol droplets containing coronavirus virions can linger in the air for at least five minutes or more, depending on ventilation in any given environment.

Clearing the air helps limit the risk of droplets landing on surfaces, where viruses can linger for even longer. Then, the Ozone can be dispersed safely during the cleaning process, broken down by the rays of light emitted by our robots. This produces a safer method of sanitising hospital facilities, without the need for armies of cleaners and strong-smelling chemicals. UV-C light offers an alternative to having to handle or transport toxic, corrosive and potentially carcinogenic chemicals often used for cleaning.

The latest from Evolve Raybotix

Evolve Raybotix has an array of automated robots ideal for the use in cleaning hospitals. The NEO is the smaller of the robots, but don’t let its stature fool you: this machine can clean an area of 25m2 in as little as 7 minutes. The EOS model goes one bit further, cleaning spaces of 80m2 in as few as 7 minutes, while the SOL can manage deep cleans in areas of 100m2 in just seven minutes.

Our robots can be operated by remote control or manually, allowing operators to let them work on their own steam or take control in specific areas when required. The EOS includes the use of in-built cameras and LiDAR to help it calculate the amounts of UV-C light required in a given disinfection area. Motion detection and people recognition camera systems are also built in, allowing the machine to shut down if it senses movement, keeping people safe.

Operating costs are minimised, coming down to just electricity consumption and lamp replacement for the UV-C bulbs. Programming of Evolve Raybotix robots can be tailored to suit your requirements, including a unique report generated automatically after each cleaning cycle.

A clean sweep with Evolve Raybotix

You don’t have to put up with conventional manual cleaning methods which can be resource-intensive, time-consuming and lacking in in the efficacy that hospitals require during the pandemic to keep patients safe. Evolve Raybotix allows you to make good on the resolution of delivering healthcare services in an environment where the risk of infection is minimised to the extent that the latest technology can allow.

Turn over a new leaf and get in touch with Evolve Raybotix today to see how our robots can help meet your needs when it comes to disinfection. The future is here, and it can be at your fingertips, keeping patients and healthcare workers alike safe against existing and potential infections in hospitals all over the UK.

To explore the range of robots available through Evolve Raybotix, check out precisely how our robots work.

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