We fight the coronavirus and other microbes everywhere: in clinics, shops, schools, streets and offices. After several months of forced closure and home office, employers were faced with a major challenge – how to provide their employees with a safe place to work and comfortable conditions at the same time? An innovative solution is an office acoustic booth, which will create an additional, isolated workstation in the office, protected against viruses and microbes. If you plan to invest in an acoustic enclosure, opt for top quality and extra anti-infection systems.
HushMeet.L – a secure videoconferencing room
As regards the workstation, OHS clearly sets out the requirements for employers: the main guidelines include proper positioning and lighting of the workstation, a chair and desk selected according to ergonomic principles, and an acceptable noise level in the office. The National Labour Inspectorate has now also issued new recommendations in connection with the gradual unfreezing of the economy. The most important principles include keeping a social distance and regularly disinfecting each of the stations in the company. The acoustic booths come in handy when it comes to implementing the new rules; the hushMeet.L is an innovative solution that makes it possible to separate an extra room in the office space. The booth allows for meetings of small teams, allowing employees from individual departments to maintain social distance. At the same time, the hushMeet.L also has excellent acoustic properties: the interior can be used for a comfortable video call. An additional security solution is a special anti-virus coating covering the enclosure – it ensures that employees do not have to be so afraid of transmitting viruses and microbes in the office.
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Safe anti-virus coatings – it’s not magic
How can bacteria and viruses be transmitted in the office? Even spaces that shine with cleanliness can harbour germs that are not visible to the naked eye. Direct contact with colleagues is, of course, the quickest route of infection because the virus is airborne. It is enough to spend 15 minutes with an infected person, which is why it is so important to keep a social distance. A suitable distance of 1.5 metres, however, only ensures safety if the infected person does not cough or sneeze towards their colleagues. Importantly, the virus has the ability to remain on surfaces and objects contaminated by sneezing or coughing for a short period of time; it is therefore advisable to regularly sanitise workstations in the company and their surroundings – both touch surfaces (desks, tables, handles, light switches, etc.) and frequently used areas (toilets, kitchen and other common areas). It is also advisable to ventilate rooms regularly.
The use of sanitisers is associated with many inconveniences: not all surfaces can be sanitized with sanitisers, and their regular use can damage or take the gloss of certain materials. On the other hand, ozonisation cannot be carried out on electronic equipment, and after the treatment, it is necessary to wait for the residual chemicals to ventilate from the rooms. The photocatalytic coating, since it is referred to in the context of Hush cabins, is based on the properties of titanium oxide (IV); the special anti-virus coating consists primarily of a thin layer of titanium dioxide which, under the influence of light, becomes a catalyst for the reaction. The resulting reactive oxygen species (including hydrogen peroxide) oxidise bacteria, viruses and organic pollutants and break them down into carbon dioxide, water and simple inorganic ions. It is an innovative and, at the same time, exceptionally effective coating system using photocatalytic properties. It is odourless and invisible to the eye and, more importantly, can be used on all types of surfaces. It not only kills viruses, bacteria and fungi, but also purifies the air and neutralises odours. The sanitation process is continuous and lasts up to 36 months.
A team video call in the office – how to conduct it safely?
We do not always have one-to-one office video calls. In many companies, it is necessary to organise a meeting of the whole team so that the conversations can run effectively. The security concerns in this situation mainly pertain to bringing several people together in one place to work in the office. The use of acoustic booths, on the one hand, makes it possible to provide suitable conditions for conversation, and on the other hand, it offers protection against coronavirus. The interior of the booths can be covered with an additional anti-virus coating, so that flat surfaces do not have to be separately disinfected. If you don’t want individual teams or departments to consult each other at their desks, set up a hushMeet.L booth in the office – a functional interior and additional security features will allow you to work in comfortable conditions.
Safe Hush series products for your health
Hush series acoustic enclosures are an innovative proposition for a modern office. They are designed to make maximum use of even small spaces and provide comfortable working conditions. The quick air exchange in the booths allows for trouble-free ventilation in accordance with the recommendations of the National Labour Inspectorate. At the same time, the coronavirus pandemic required additional safety measures: Hush cabins are therefore equipped with a modern, anti-virus coating applied to the most frequently touched surfaces in the booth. This makes it possible to reduce the use of irritants for disinfection or the ozonisation process, which is particularly disadvantageous for asthmatics, for example.
Hush cabins have been covered on all frequently touched surfaces with a thin layer of photocatalistic nano-coating, which decomposes and destroys viruses, bacteria and other germs. The coating continuously sanitises surfaces for up to 36 months without having to disinfect the surface continuously after each touch. The surface remains almost sterile. The product is harmless, odourless and completely neutral to human health. Studies confirm that nanoparticles are not absorbed through the skin and are therefore completely safe for humans. The product has a positive toxicological assessment, positive results of room air control, as well as certificates (compliance with the PN-EN 1040 and 1275 standards; ISO 22196:201). All.