Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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GP Pro releasing advanced tech to manage and measure heightened hygiene protocols
In direct response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, GP Pro, a division of Georgia-Pacific and a leading provider of advanced dispensing solutions for commercial facilities, will soon release Kolo Hygiene, an innovative new feature of its Kolo Smart Monitoring System specifically designed to help facilities successfully manage, monitor and measure heightened cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting practices.
The Kolo system is GP Pro's wireless Internet of Things platform that sends alerts to custodians on a mobile device to let them know if something in the washroom needs their immediate attention. The system helps ensure washrooms are clean, in working order and fully stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, soap, and hand sanitiser.
Tissue, towel, soap and sanitiser dispenser supplies are monitored in each location connected to the app.
Sanitisation checklists and tasks are displayed for cleaning staff to accurately monitor total hygiene room to room.
"Advancing hygiene has always been a core value of our company and a key driver of our innovation," says Michael Slawson, vice president and general manager, Smart Restrooms and Connected Devices for GP Pro.
"We know that a facility's ability to achieve and demonstrate elevated levels of clean will be key to advancing consumer and employee confidence and, as a result, the country's economic recovery, which is why we are quickly moving to deploy this data-driven solution."
Kolo Hygiene further delivers on the Kolo system's promise to help improve facility cleaning and maintenance by allowing facility managers to create customised lists of required cleaning and disinfecting tasks driven by guidance published by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It then automatically alerts custodians to tasks to be performed and informs facilities managers of progress toward their completion. Perhaps most compelling, Kolo Hygiene also creates a composite hygiene readiness score that lets facilities managers know if they have achieved their desired level of clean.
"Kolo Hygiene is more than a hygiene management solution," adds Michael. "It's peace of mind. It's an assurance for facility managers, custodians, employees, and customers that a facility is prioritising hygiene and ensuring no stone was left unturned."
An early adopter of the Kolo Smart Monitoring System and one of its strongest supporters, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) anticipates deploying GP Pro's smart hygiene solution throughout the airport in the coming months.
Says Dr Kofi Smith, president and CEO of Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company, which provides FM solutions for ATL: "GP Pro has been a tremendous partner to us over the past few years, working tirelessly to help Hartsfield-Jackson achieve a number of critical goals related to improving the passenger experience.
"Now with the Covid-19 pandemic reducing air travel to near negligible levels, we need to quickly and dramatically do even more, particularly as it relates to protecting the health and safety of our airport staff and the traveling public. We hope to use GP Pro's smart technology to do that and, as a result, help drive our industry's and our nation's recovery."
Kolo Hygiene, which will be available in July, is the first advanced hygiene management solution from GP Pro as the company hones it focus on products, technologies and resources that enhance the health & safety of building occupants and which restore employee and consumer confidence shaken by the virus. Its announcement comes just days after the company launched Hygiene Ready, an online resource to help restaurants, retailers, arenas, commercial and industrial facilities, and other businesses safely reopen amidst the pandemic.
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