Vycel Electrostatic Virus blasting guns deployed for the construction industry
Bunzl, one of the world’s largest cleaning services companies are partnering with Vycel, Britain’s electrostatic disinfection technology provider, to deploy it’s ‘Vycel 4’ to the construction industry.
“Bunzl recognise the fundamental difference between sanitisation and disinfection provided by Vycel Electrostatic technology,” says Vycel Founder and CEO Ken Parker. Father-of-four Ken Parker also runs Royalton Property Group in Guildford, which has £1 Bn of luxury property in development.
Currently only commercial kitchens, regulated by Food Standards, are currently required to both clean/sanitise and then disinfect as a totally separate process. According to Parker: “Britain’s laws around hygiene are so archaic, that we still – in spite of a global pandemic – only require commercial kitchens, by law, to both clean and disinfect environments separately – to make them truly hygienic and take them ‘back to safe’.”
“Vycel is providing ‘Michelin-starred’ disinfection standards of commercial kitchens for the construction industry etc. If we are now being told we all need to learn to live with the virus, we can’t safeguard ourselves, employees and loved ones against future lockdowns or further restrictions with a mop. We’ve got to get serious about protection. Rapid-to-deploy Vycel electrostatic disinfection technology is the answer.
“Petrified staff being asked to return to work need to feel confident that they are being properly protected from viruses in the work environment. They will rightly ask, does this environment carry the Vycel mark of disinfection?”
Parker argues that a multitude of companies from airports to hotels are mis selling, making false claims that they are “99.7-99.9% Covid safe”, when in actual fact all they are ‘doing is a once over with a cloth’.
According to Vycel’s Chairman of the Advisory Board, Marcos Angelini, the former Head of Hygiene for Unilever for 11 years says: “Productivity in the workplace is critical and Vycel is the answer.”
“The pandemic has made the business environment volatile and unpredictable, but also disrupted communication and teamwork. Companies that properly protect their staff can bolster job satisfaction and performance,” he says.
Vycel are educating corporate leaders on the fundamental need for a 2-step hygiene process in terms of protecting office environments, the same as adopted by commercial kitchens.
Vycel provides certification adhesives which are being displayed on construction sites that use Vycel to protect their staff.
“Ultimately, there is a fundamental breakdown in terms of understanding the difference between cleaning and disinfecting in the corporate sector,” according to Ken Parker. “Vycel in partnership with Bunzl is changing all of that.”
Employees must feel safe in their workplace. If not, they can raise their concerns with their local authority, Citizens Advice or the Heath and Safety Executive.
“The Vycel mark is both an assurance and insurance policy for smart construction companies,” says Parker.