Employees who work at a counter but regularly move away from that counter such as a pharmacist or bar tender are constantly coming into contact with the public, and their germs. Because these employees are moving around it is more difficult to protect them than it is to protect more stationary personnel, however, a Safety Halo® can help to greatly reduce the number of germs that reach them from the public at their counters and cash registers.
Protecting employees with the Safety Halo® can significantly decrease the number of germs that they come into contact with. Pulling the dirty air into its housing the Safety Halo® separates the dust, germs and contaminants from the air by filtering the air through both a pre-filter and then a HEPA filter. Then clean air is blown down onto the counter where the employee is working. Having protection like this directly above the employees and counter is extremely helpful in not only keeping them clean but also helping to prevent customers on the other side from sharing germs with employees.
By installing a Safety Halo® from the ceiling above the counter or cashier’s station for the staff to work under, you provide an effective layer of protection around them and help protect the members of the public as well. The Safety Halo® works by pulling the dirty germ-filled air into its housing to filter it. There it has a pre-filter at the point of entry that extracts larger dust particles from the air. The air then flows through a HEPA filter element to clean out germs and other tiny contaminants. After passing through the HEPA filter, the air then blows out of the bottom of the Safety Halo® to create a cone of clean air around the staff members at their stations, which will usually also extend over and help to protect the counter as well.
This cone of HEPA-filtered air, which is gently pressurized so that it moves outward as it flows downward, helps to block the entry into itself of air exhaled by others toward staff. It also captures many of the respirated particles that penetrate the cone, and also germs and other particles exhaled by the workers, and pushes them downward and safely away from the faces of their fellow workers, their work surfaces, and the members of the public facing them. In addition, the Safety Halo®‘s clean air helps dilute the total number of germs and particles in the entire store or room.
As an alternative, installing an Air Cleaning BlowerTM (ACB) can also have large beneficial effects on the work area by removing particles without using any filter elements and spreading clean air throughout the room all together. Instead of blocking and collecting the debris with filter media, ACBs use the momentum of the particles to separate them from the air and eject them directly. The big benefit: they blow and clean air without any filter elements to buy, store, replace or dispose. Since debris does not accumulate in the units, you can count on steady airflow, air pressure and power consumption. No filter elements mean no filter maintenance! They can also be used to preclean the air for the HEPA element in the Safety Halos® when the air is especially dirty.