Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 30th March 2023 Issue no. 1058
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Vantage helps facilities managers create a safe environment that meets workers' needs
Violet Defense, an ultraviolet (UV) technology company with proven UV disinfection solutions, says its Vantage Ultraviolet Germicidal Disinfection Light System is purpose-built to provide facilities managers with the tools they need to drive the productivity and profitability of their business and facilitate creating an environment that ensures workers feel safe and comfortable each day.
Vantage uses patented, pulsed xenon UV light technology to kill pathogens both in the air and on surfaces. It is currently in use in many high-traffic indoor environments including schools, hospitals, restaurants, offices, fitness centres, warehouses and residences.
For facilities managers, the Vantage units offer substantial benefits:
• Effectiveness: Violet Defense's pulsed xenon light technology is independently validated and patented and is effective at killing up to 99.9% of coronavirus, norovirus, E. coli, C. diff, C. auris, Salmonella, and MRSA.
• Ease of use: Units are designed to be conveniently retrofitted into existing spaces. Vantage is easily installed, fully automatic and can disinfect air and surfaces every day, regardless of staffing or labor challenges.
• Happy employees and customers: With Vantage, facilities managers can create a clean, fresh environment without harsh chemical odours, loud air handlers or distracting light glows that can impact employee morale and customers' shopping experience.
• Eco-friendliness: Harsh chemicals can degrade equipment, are harmful to people and can contaminate the environment. Other solutions utilise disposable filters which collect germs and end up in landfills. Vantage offers the business a sustainable, eco-friendly means to kill germs and create safe, comfortable spaces for employees.
• Cost-effectiveness: Units require no ongoing maintenance or labour costs, reducing overheads and saving companies on cleaning supplies.
Historically, it has been a facilities manager’s responsibility to keep facilities functional at the lowest cost. The devastating impact of empty spaces has demonstrated that when people don't feel safe gathering together, business productivity and profitability suffer.
Getting workers back into workspaces has since become a top priority for facilities managers who are critical to creating a business environment that is both productive and profitable.
The job hasn't been easy. Research conducted by IT and engineering staffing agency Apollo Technical found that, in the US:
• 92% of employees do not want to return to the office full time after the pandemic;
• 87% of employees want to work from home at least one day per week; and
• 9% of employees relocated to a different city during the pandemic, making returning to the office impossible.
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