A world without shared IT devices is no longer conceivable in the everyday life of a company. Just think of operating terminals on machines, the touch screen of a fully automatic coffee machine or simply the warehouse PC.
Also our products are usually found in harsh environments and are not exclusive for a single employee. If devices are shared among different employees, special attention is required. They should always be kept in a clean and hygienic condition.
Due to the current global situation, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends cleaning surfaces to prevent viral diseases in offices, common areas and homes.
These recommendations are in brief:
Only a thorough disinfection of the device surfaces reliably kills viruses and bacteria. In doing so, the instructions of the disinfectant manufacturers must be strictly observed. The Sterillium manufacturer Bode Chemie, for example, stipulates that a contact time of at least 30 seconds must be observed for hand disinfection.
In this article we would like to provide you with all the important information for the current situation:
Resistance to disinfectants
WEROCK devices can be cleaned with all commercially available cleaning and disinfecting agents.
We do not make any recommendations for specific disinfectants. WEROCK neither supports a specific commercial disinfectant or manufacturer nor does WEROCK guarantee its effectiveness. If you are unsure about a specific disinfectant, please contact us.
If the product has open interfaces which are not at least IP65 waterproof, please make sure that no disinfectant can flow into the housing. This could damage the electronics.
Survival time of the corona virus on surfaces
According to a study by US scientists on the survival time of corona virus on surfaces (“Aerosol and surface stability of HCoV-19 (SARS-CoV-2) compared to SARS-CoV-1”) it could be proven that the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus, as the corona virus is correctly called, survives up to 4 hours on copper surfaces and up to 24 hours on cardboard and paperboard. On plastic surfaces and plastic, as well as stainless steel, the corona virus survives two to three days.
Unfortunately, there are no statements about survival time on glass surfaces. However, it can be assumed that they are similar to those of steel, i.e. 2-3 days.
In the case of plastic surfaces of touch screens, displays, cell phones and monitors etc., which are constantly in contact with the fingers, the pathogen remains active for these two to three days, so that potentially more people could be infected with Covid-19 disease.
Cleaning and disinfection of the display
Frequent cleaning and disinfection minimizes the germ count on surfaces (down to 0!) and thus contributes efficiently to preventing the spread of pathogens. Just a few weeks ago, the Technikerkrankenkasse (health insurance for technicians) published a detailed report according to which, in addition to hand cleaning, cleaning the cell phone (touch screen) also contributes to hygiene.
We recommend the following procedure
General Cleaning Instructions
You should avoid the following materials if you want to clean or disinfect your product. This could, for example, cloud the legibility of the display.
General note: This website/document does not provide medical or health advice. The medical or health information contained herein is provided by the Authority for general information purposes only and is not intended to replace professional advice. Accordingly, we recommend that you consult with appropriate professionals before taking any action based on this information. Your use of or reliance on any medical or health information contained in this website is entirely at your own risk.
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