Suffolk-based manufacturer DaRo UV Systems has reported a sharp rise in care home demand during the coronavirus outbreak for its handwashing inspection technology.
The manufacturer said it had seen a 15% rise in orders from large care home groups in the last month for its high-tech hand inspection cabinet.
Julian Cant, general manager at DaRo UV Systems, said: “Proper handwashing can really help to reduce the spread of infections and cross contamination.
“Whenever we demonstrate the cabinet for the first time, even to workers on the frontline, they are hugely impressed by its capabilities.”
The hand inspection unit uses UVA, long wave UV light and light responsive Glitterbug lotion to highlight areas where hand washing must be improved to help improve infection control.
Since the onset of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the NHS approved supplier has focused its manufacturing capability to producing as many UV products as possible, including the hand inspection cabinet and a mobile disinfection unit.
Mervyn Douglas, managing director of the DaRo Group, added: “Many care homes are facing a real challenge when it comes to maintaining the wellbeing and safety of residents, especially as we move forward during the process of fighting the virus.
“DaRo is proud to be able to deliver products that are both educational and help support the health and wellbeing of communities and individuals.”