Sanitization tunnels have gained popularity as a measure to enhance hygiene and reduce the transmission of pathogens. However, to ensure their effectiveness and safety, regular maintenance and adherence to essential safety protocols are crucial. There, we are sharing some valuable tips for the safety and maintenance of a sanitizing tunnel spray gate.
Regular inspection: Frequent inspections of the sanitization tunnel are essential. Check for any visible damage to the structure, nozzle clogs, or malfunctioning components. Timely identification of issues can prevent breakdowns and ensure consistent performance.
Nozzle cleaning: The nozzles responsible for atomizing and spraying the disinfectant should be cleaned and maintained regularly. Clogs or blockages in the nozzles can disrupt the misting process, leading to uneven disinfection. Clean them according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Disinfectant refills: Ensure that the disinfectant reservoir is regularly refilled with the appropriate concentration of disinfectant. The solution should be changed in accordance with manufacturer recommendations to maintain its efficacy.
UV-C lamp replacement: If your sanitization tunnel incorporates UV-C lamps for additional disinfection, monitor their lifespan and replace them as needed. UV-C lamps have a finite operational life, and their efficacy diminishes over time.
User education: Educate users on how to safely pass through the sanitization tunnel. They should be aware of the recommended distance between individuals, the duration of exposure, and how to protect their eyes during the process.
Eye protection: Protect users’ eyes with appropriate eyewear, such as safety glasses or face shields. This is essential to prevent irritation or injury if disinfectant mist comes into contact with the eyes.
Health screening: Consider incorporating health screening measures before allowing individuals to pass through the tunnel. This can include temperature checks and screening for COVID-19 symptoms to identify potentially infected individuals.
Emergency shutdown: Incorporate an emergency shutdown mechanism or switch that allows immediate cessation of the sanitization process in case of unforeseen issues or user discomfort.
Clear instructions: Place clear and prominent instructions outside the tunnel to guide users. These should include information on posture, recommended distancing, and any protective measures they should take.
Protective clothing: Depending on the type of disinfectant used, protective clothing may be necessary for operators who perform maintenance or refills. Ensure they have access to appropriate protective gear, including gloves and masks.