Bee’ah launches disinfection pods for businesses

By DG Staff

SHARJAH 28 April 2020: Bee’ah has launched disinfection pods for businesses to safeguard public health during the Covid-19 outbreak.

It can be placed at the entrance of facilities, complexes, buildings or high-risk areas to eradicate viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms on a person or on their clothing in under 20 seconds.

Within the pod, a fine mist of diluted disinfectant is sprayed on the person, acting as a full body sanitiser that poses no harm to human health. There is also the option to mount a thermal scanning system at the entrance of disinfection pods, to effectively monitor the temperature of each individual, without contact. These devices have already been utilised at Bee’ah’s facilities where essential workers and onsite personnel work. They have already been installed at the entrances of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority building and at royal palaces.

Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah, said: “Bee’ah is doing everything we can to prevent, limit and contain the spread of Covid-19. Through our new disinfection pods, we are going one step further by providing innovative solutions that protect the health and safety of our employees, and helping other businesses safeguard their own workforce.”

Triggered by motion detection, pumps in the disinfection pods will start to spray a mist on individuals passing through the pod for 20 seconds. The disinfectants are compliant with regional and international guidelines for sterilization and are nontoxic to humans and the environment.

Bee’ah has played a key role in the Emirate of Sharjah’s disinfection drive. Every day, more than 200 of Bee’ah’s vehicles are being used for the operation, including street washing vehicles, lorries with mounted high-pressure spray cannons and disinfecting foggers. Disinfecting public surfaces can stem the spread of the coronavirus and improve general sanitation. Bee’ah’s disinfection drive has covered government buildings, public spaces, residential and commercial areas across the emirate.

With a workforce of more than 7,000 people, the implementation of new procedures has been taken to ensure employee safety. All frontline workers have undergone hygiene and sanitisation training, and city cleaning and waste collection vehicles are disinfected after each shift. Additional action has been taken to protect worker accommodation buildings, such as reducing the number of people staying in each room, mandatory health checks and the setting up of quarantine zones.



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