MONTH IN FM
BS HANDLING SYSTEMS
MAY 2020 43
To help mitigate against the risk of infection
and assist employee safety, Leicester
based BS Handling Systems has invested
over £100,000 in specialist equipment, cleaning
solution and training for an electrostatic
sanitisation system. This enables the company
to o er a first-class service designed to combat
COVID-19 and other bacterial threats.
Known as the Infection Control Preventative
Measures Programme, this service supports in-house
cleaning routines to dramatically reduce the risk
posed to businesses by bacteria and viruses, including
SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19.
The procedure BS Handling Systems has invested
in is scientifically validated and uses a revolutionary
application technology, innovative chemistry and
proven disinfection protocols. The biocides used
are completely safe to humans, but devastating to
microbes, instantly killing 99.999% of germs.
The electrostatic spraying technology employed has
an electrode in the gun that atomises the cleaning
fluid. On spraying, these positively charged particles
are attracted to the surface areas, including di icult to
reach places, all of which receive an even coating of
the antibacterial solution.
Robert Brand-Smith, BS Handling System’s
Managing Director claims, “Since launching the
service we have treated over 160 sites.
These include warehouses, o ices, hotels,
banks, retail premises and nurseries.
Looking ahead, we currently have almost
100 additional sites booked in so the
demand is clearly out there.
“This programme is operated by our
Facilities Division and complements
the other services we o er such as crisis
management and preventative measures
for infection spread. It also provides
an ideal solution for clients of our core
business, providing first-class warehouse
storage, conveying and materials handling
systems across a broad range of industries.”
In terms of cost for the service, it is based
on the square footage to be treated, starting
from up to 5,000 sq. . to 100,000 sq. . or
more. The time taken to complete a site
varies on size, but typically, a 5,000 sq. .
facility can be completed in two hours with
minimal disruption to business. The site is cleared for
working around 10-15 minutes a er completion of the
Prevention is better than cure
The company is currently assisting multiple UK sites
on either a daily or weekly basis with both reactive
and preventative disinfection protocols. BS Handling
Systems o ers retainer options to support clients
with 24, 48 or 72 hour response times to site. These
retainer options include a dedicated support phone
line number and email address. Clients with retainer
options also receive preferential rates for call-outs and
other additional support.
The biocides used by BS Handling
Systems are entirely safe, non-tainting
and completely biodegradable,
and comply with the Detergents
Regulations 2004 (EC 648/2004) and
the Biocidal Products Regulation (EU
528/2012) and are tested to multiple
The company stresses that both
its COVID-19 support services and
those of its core business – storage,
conveyors and materials handling
– continue to function under safe
working practices for both its own sta and the
employees of its customers.
“Investment in the system has been a major
financial commitment for us. In these unprecedented
times, however, this service will not only help save
businesses, but also potentially, save lives.
“Both our COVID-19 disinfection services and core
storage, conveyor and materials handling businesses
are operating fully to support those companies and
key organisations still working under lockdown. More
importantly, when it is safe to do so, they will be ready
to help companies by providing back to work resets to
get the economy moving again.
“To assist those most in need, we are also in
discussion with a local charity to provide the
electrostatic sanitisation service at no cost to them,”
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