How do you solve the problem of using touch screens when viruses are spread by touch? It’s a problem that every insurer, MGA or broker needs to think about when asking employees to return to the workplace, or use company laptops and smartphones.
Touch screens have become an unavoidable part of daily life for consumers and staff. If a screen is there people expect to be able to interact with it. During a time when we are trying to reduce contact with others, touch screens reduce person to person interaction, queuing and dwell time so given the choice, most people will choose the screen. However, tests conducted by the Microbiology department at London Metropolitan University found dangerous pathogens on touch screens. All it takes is one infected person to leave bacteria on a surface for the next person. Cleaning is one way of managing this but it is impossible to clean after each use and the excessive use of chemicals are harmful to the environment.
So, British company Veraco has launched a hygiene product that solves this problem; the Antimicrobial “Safe Screen” cover.
The Safe Screen is optically clear, easy to apply, can come in any size and is effective 24/7. The technology works by breaking down the biological makeup of dangerous pathogens, killing 99.9% of common bacteria and superbugs on touch, as well as being effective against Coronavirus
Harrison Dingle from Veraco said, “The digital world creates situations where touch screens are unavoidable, introducing the Safe Screen provides an innovative solution to help tackle cross-contamination so they can continue to be safely used”