A major breakthrough in the battle against bacteria has been made with the launch of the first anti-bacterial cleaning trolley system to the UK market.
The A-B Plus Anti-Bacterial System, launched by Jigsaw Cleaning Systems, offers a total solution to infection control in cleaning and is also resistant to chlorine, often a damaging agent in healthcare environments.
The count of bacteria - the source of infections such as Norovirus, E-coli and Salmonella - goes consistently down when it comes into contact with the trolley system.
Using this system, developed by Italian company Filmop, means the cleaning of hospitals and other healthcare premises is hygienic and bacteria-free and is particularly relevant for high-risk areas such as operating theatres, infection disease wards and intensive care units. Institutions such as nursing homes, schools and universities, and areas in airports, shopping malls and large public spaces can all be cleaned with the same bacteria-free benefits.
James Blackhurst, managing director of Jigsaw Cleaning Systems, said: “This system offers an anti-bacterial system in the trolley and all its parts even down to the tyres and the screws. We're hugely excited about it and, working with Filmop, we think we can offer a new solution to this issue which has presented so many problems to healthcare and other institutions. The cleaning equipment and materials used through this process are a key element in keeping out bacteria and we believe this can make a real difference.”
The new system has been tested to all relevant standards including ISO 20743-2007 and ISO 22196-2011 and shows a reduction of 99.9% in bacteria within 20 minutes of use. It does not degrade with age during its lifetime, and the trolley and its parts including the microfibre mops and plastic components are all recyclable after use.
Paolo Scapinello of Filmop said: “We believe in effective cleaning and sustainability. This system provides a solution on both counts, and our customers are welcoming it because it meets many of the challenges which have previously presented huge difficulties to hospitals and other public institutions.”
The process which gives the trolley system its ant-bacterial qualities involves treating it with silver ions and zinc pyrithione which are not harmful and do not degrade in effectiveness over the lifecycle of the equipment. The Filmop A-B Plus Anti-Bacterial System also benefits from its unique locking system and is proved to use less water and less chemicals than other conventional systems.