With a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic now underway, a lot of businesses are facing difficult times ahead through lockdown, having to adapt their business practices to continue operating safely and with as little disruption as possible.

The Government has outlined steps which we can all take, from social distancing through to the wearing of face masks, businesses now face the challenge of integrating these practices into everyday life, whilst also dealing with absences due to isolation, shielding and providing as much protection from outbreaks in the workplace.

One of the main causes of transmission of the virus is through contaminated surfaces, particularly when it comes to frequent touch points such as light switches and door handles etc. This pandemic has heightened the need for effective ways of identifying poor cleaning, which can encourage the spread of infection. This is an area that Hospital Direct has identified where they can make a difference.

The CiFi Torch is one of the most powerful high-quality LED forensic light sources currently available on the global market. Standing for ‘Cleaning Inspection Forensic Investigation Torch’, the product can locate traces of organic matter that are not visible to the naked eye, even in bright light ambient conditions. Using powerful LED’s, The CiFi Torch can locate and detect traces of latent biological traces which can encourage the spread of infection, bacteria, and viruses.

Being able to see what was previously invisible is lauded as a game-changer, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside a thorough cleaning process, by seeing bacterial hotspots, the user can utilise a targeted approach to cleaning and actually see the evidence of bacterial removal – making the workplace as safe as possible.

In addition to The CiFi Torch, Hospital Direct is also rolling out the EcoMist – A revolutionary range of dry misting machines, which have been specifically designed to eliminate 99.9999% of all airborne and surface pathogens in a very short amount of time, by delivering non-toxic, pH neutral, minute particles of mist.

Hospital Direct (Marketing) Ltd, based in Shropshire, has been manufacturing and supplying the NHS and associated healthcare establishments with UK made patient handling aids for over 25 years and was recently chosen as the supplier of specialty equipment for the nationwide Nightingale Hospitals.