Covid-19

Practical Event Solutions – Public Safety, Community and Security Support

The Coronavirus situation is changing from day to day, our industry is compromised in the short term, but our personnel and resource have transferable skills which enable us to assist and support a wide range of businesses during these difficult times.
Practical Event Solutions have a team of competent, well trained, experienced and pro-active individuals, operating under a structured management team that can undertake a range of duties to support your business or community. Additionally, our team can be proactive in freeing up your own resource and helping to ensure public safety.
We can provide help in the following areas (non-exhaustive):

  • Access Control
  • Crowd / Queue Management
  • Retail Security / Loss Prevention
  • Asset Protection
  • Static Guarding
  • Reception / Concierge Duties
  • Site Patrols Foot / Vehicle
  • Welfare / Void Property Checks
  • Keyholding
  • Incident Response / Management
  • Dog Handlers
  • Technical Security – CCTV / Monitoring
  • Security Reviews
  • Security / Crowd Management Consultants
  • Security Drivers
  • Residential Security
  • Conflict Management (Including Training)

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you feel we can assist your business.
Email: lewis.walsh@practicaleventsolutions.com
Stay safe, look after yourselves and your teams.

During the current climate we have created a strategic partnership with Ideal Facilities Management, someone who we work alongside with on a regular basis at events such as Parklife and Neighborhood Weekender.

We are supporting their operation from a logistics point of view and in some cases with some additional staffing resource who will assist in the movement of machinery, rubbish etc.

This is an opportunity for us to keep a number of our staff active and earning wages during these very difficult times, we want to look after as many of our staff we can, our people are our greatest asset. Ideal Facilities Management are a commercial contract cleaning company based out of Warrington, however we daily cover sites between Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds and all the surrounding areas.

They daily offer:

Commercial premises cleaning, (Restaurants, Retail outlets/shopping centers, Multi gyms, Car showrooms, Offices and schools)

Restaurant Kitchen/Duct ventilation cleaning.

Wet & Dry carpet cleaning

Hard floor cleaning

Washroom sanitizing & Feminine Hygiene services.

Waste management services and support.

Currently they are directing a lot of focus on disinfecting all sites to a hospital standard to try to eliminate the spread of viruses, namely the current COVID-19. We are a supplier of the X-Mist product range and endorse their products. If you would like to see some Safety data sheets on their product range, these can be supplied on request. I personally have become our direct liaison between their mobilisation director and operations team, who are working full steam ahead to get the teams out on customers sites (or one off deep cleans) trying to get businesses back and cleansed ready to open.

This undertaken with a deep clean, disinfecting all hard surfaces and then fogging and sanitizing each room when they have cleaned the area.

Please see some information below on the services supplied to our customer base for one off cleans, this can also be forwarded to anyone of your contacts who you feel may benefit from these services

Ideal have set up a Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pg/coronaviruscleanerwarrington
Also set up a webpage – https://www.coronavirus-cleaner.co.uk

What is the strain COVID-19, why is it spreading, how to stop it, and what recommended products can help?
How to eliminate this particular strain
The new strain of coronavirus has the World Health Organization (WHO) and medical officials worried. It’s known as COVID-19, or more commonly as the Wuhan coronavirus, named after Wuhan City, China — the virus’s epicenter. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the WHO, convened the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on January 30 and announced that the coronavirus is officially a global health emergency. COVID-19 is classified as an airborne high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK.

How do we help prevent COVID-19 from spreading?
In a recent review on the persistence of human and veterinary coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces, it was shown that human coronaviruses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus or endemic human coronaviruses (HCoV) can persist on inanimate surfaces like metal, glass or plastic for up to 9 days.

Some disinfectant agents effectively reduce coronavirus infectivity within 1 minute such 62%–71% ethanol, 0.5% hydrogen peroxide or 0.1% sodium hypochlorite. Other compounds such as 0.05%–0.2% benzalkonium chloride or 0.02% chlorhexidine digluconate are less effective. An effective surface disinfection may help to ensure an early containment and prevention of further viral spread (as stated on several government health websites – reference Official Journal of the Healthcare Infection Society, ECDC Technical Report).

Why use X-Mist?
X-Mist is a highly effective, powerful broad-spectrum germicide. The product range is the most powerful airborne and all-surface sanitiser on the market today, and kills 99.9999% of germs and viruses (other disinfectants are typically 99% and will not contain the level of ethanol stated in the requirements).

Not only does X-Mist contain the government-stated recommended level of Ethanol to effectively reduce coronavirus infectivity, it has the benefit of added active agents, giving it the ability to take the log kill rate to a higher level than the ethanol alone (X-Mist is rated Log Kill 6). These active agents enable X-Mist to last longer, so it remains active for up to 7 days on most surfaces.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and many NHS centres point out and fully understand that the words “cleaning” and “disinfecting” are often referred to in the same context, however, they are actually two very different situations.

Cleaning a surface with soap and water will only move microscopic health hazards from one place to another. Disinfecting, sanitising and germ killing is entirely different.

Surfaces can appear to look clean but still be teeming with germs. Rather than just moving germs around, X-Mist eliminates them.

When X-Mist is activated, it releases an ultrafine, disinfectant mist into a space that destroys bacteria and germs everywhere it settles.

The benefits of X-Mist:

  • Kills germs & tested to BS EN 1276 and BS EN 1650
  • Extremely effective way to eliminate germs and create a healthier environment
  • Delivers disinfectant to places that might otherwise be missed, overlooked, or out of reach
  • Eradicates stubborn odours from foods, pets, smoke and mildew, leaving a clean fresh smell
  • Incredibly user-friendly and cost effective

How Does a Coronavirus Spread?
From what we know about other coronaviruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres) with an infected person. It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.

Droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes (termed respiratory secretions) containing the virus are most likely to be the most important means of transmission. There are two routes by which people could become infected:

• Secretions can be directly transferred into the mouths or noses of people who are nearby (within 2 metres) or could be inhaled into the lungs

• It is also possible that someone may become infected by touching a surface or object that has been contaminated with respiratory secretions and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes (such as touching a door knob or shaking hands then touching own face).

The incubation period is between 2 and 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, it is unlikely that they have been infected.

The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection: coughing, difficulty in breathing and a fever. Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

How to clean communal establishments where there were suspected cases of COVID-19

Coronavirus symptoms are similar to a flu-like illness and include cough, fever, or shortness of breath. Once symptomatic, all surfaces that the suspected case has come into contact with must be cleaned using disposable cloths and effective disinfectants (as mentioned earlier), according to current recommended workplace legislation and practice.

These include:

  • All surfaces and objects which are visibly contaminated with body fluids
  • All potentially contaminated high-contact areas such as toilets, door handles, telephones

Public areas where a symptomatic individual has passed through and spent minimal time in (such as corridors) but which are not visibly contaminated with body fluids should also be cleaned and disinfected.

Conclusions

On inanimate surface human coronaviruses can remain infectious for up to 9 d. A surface disinfection with 0.1% sodium hypochlorite, 0.5% hydrogen peroxide or 62%–71% ethanol can be regarded as effective against coronaviruses within 1 min. A similar effect can be expected against the SARS-CoV-2.

Due to it’s high levels of ethanol, X-Mist helps kill airbourne and surface viruses and germs, delivering disinfectant to places that might otherwise be missed, overlooked, or out of reach. Please be aware that x-Mist cannot be used to kill the virus while it exists within the living body.

Live link to the article is here: https://www.x-mist.co.uk/combat-coronaviruses-with-x-mist/

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Lewis.walsh@practicaleventsolutions.com
Mobile – 07947 497296 / 07949 047311

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