Philips gave peace of mind to pupils, parents and staff alike at Pomme D’Api school in Madrid through UV-C disinfection, creating a more secure interior environment without disturbing classroom dynamics.
Philips UV-C air disinfection devices deliver an additional layer of protection and allow the removal of face masks. In places where there are lots of people, similar measures should be taken.- Sébastien Dumas, teacher at the Pomme D'Api School
For Pomme D'Api, feeling secure while teaching without face masks was a pivotal step in adapting to the ‘new normal’. Viruses and other infections spread rapidly in schools of its age bracket, with children from 2-6 years old – and enforcing social-distancing measures at such a young age is difficult. The aim was to put in place an effective system that would be easy to use and maintain, helping to keep the school virus-free without disrupting classes.
Efficiency, profitability and sustainability
Two Philips UV-C air disinfection units were installed to help Pomme D’Api achieve its aim, allowing students to return to mask-free teaching without the need for social distancing or smaller class sizes, and without fear of infection. UV-C air disinfection is a proven solution that inactivates up to 95% of a room’s micro-organisms in just one hour1. It is portable, can be used while occupants are in the room and is whisper-quiet, ensuring that it does not disrupt children’s learning.
1 Henan Zhongke Lianchuang Test Service Co., Ltd Test conclusion: Philips UV-C Disinfection air unit (UVCA200) was operated for 60 min and 120 min respectively in the 80 m³ test chamber, and the killing rate of natural bacteria in the air was ≥95% in each test, which met the requirement of WS/T648-2019 (general hygienic requirement for air-disinfecting machinery)