Help keep your employees HEALTHY, your food and surfaces CLEAN and your customers HAPPY! One of the rising concerns of customers as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, especially as they return to “normal” life, is how their food is prepared, and what is done in terms of keeping germs away from food. Yes, at deli counters gloves are worn, at the meat slicing station at the grocery store hats are worn, but is that enough?
Protecting employees and food with the Safety Halo® can significantly decrease the amount of germs that they are exposed to. Pulling the dirty air into its housing the Safety Halo® separates the dust, germs and contaminants from the air and then blows the clean air down onto the employees and work surfaces/food. Having protection like this directly above the employees is extremely helpful in not only keeping them clean but also helping to prevent employees on either side from sharing germs with each other and the food.
By installing a Safety Halo® from the ceiling above the front counter or food preparation areas 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. Inside 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 and work surfaces 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. 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 means 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.