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COVID-19 update: i-mop plays critical role at Nightingale Hospital

Published 3rd April, 2020 by Neil Nixon

COVID-19 update: i-mop plays critical role at Nightingale Hospital

Recent studies are suggesting that COVID-19 can live on floors and soles of shoes for up to eight days. This means the cleanliness of floors is paramount and should not be overlooked, especially in a medical environment like the new Nightingale Hospital being opened today at London's Excel Exhibition Centre.

Killis has supplied the i-mop to the site, offering cleaning up to 70% faster than conventional wet mopping. ATP testing also confirms that i-mop’s twin counter-rotating brushes deep scrub for 90% cleaner surfaces compared to conventional mopping, making it ideal for cleaning floors in medical settings during the current pandemic.

Killis is supporting the NHS by making disease prevention amongst patients and workers more effective, more efficient and safer and has dedicated time to train ISS cleaning operatives on the frontline at the ExCel Centre. The training was conducted between Monday 30 March and Thursday 2 April by equipment and training specialist, George Hill. This was delivered onsite at the ExCel Centre. George Hill said: "Being involved in the training side of things I feel deeply connected to the staff and we are taking every measure possible to ensure the space stays consistently safe and sterile. Listening to the level of communication and teamwork within the networks has been inspiring. It is amazing to see everyone uniting at such a difficult time and we would like to thank everyone involved in supporting the NHS.”

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