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Bringing ‘No-touch’ Hygiene to Stadiums

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Cleaning and maintaining hygiene in stadiums is a daunting task for facilities managers and cleaning operatives. They have traditionally had to come into contact with contaminated surfaces to ensure the hygiene of the stadiums.

To address this challenge, Rawlins has developed its KaiVac No-Touch Cleaning System (KaiVac NTC) range, which is already being deployed in stadiums across Europe. The Philips Stadium, home of PSV Eindhoven; the Johan Cruijff Arena, which hosts Ajax and the Dutch national team; and Erve Asito, which accommodates Dutch professional football club Heracles Almelo, are among the stadiums where the KaiVac NTC system is being used.

Werner du Plessis, Rawlins’ managing director, says, “The KaiVac NTC all-in-one system enhances operator safety, as it enables workers to clean hygienically and safely without having to physically touch contaminated surfaces.”

Designed for total soil removal, the KaiVac NTC combines an indoor pressure washer with chemical injection and wet vacuum technologies in a single space-efficient platform. The system achieves and maintains high levels of cleanliness and sanitation, making it perfect for stadiums and arenas.

According to the company, “no-touch” cleaning dramatically increases productivity compared with traditional methods and is up to 60 times more effective in removing bacteria from grout lines than mopping. The KaiVac NTC can clean virtually any surface throughout a stadium or premises and removes more than 99.9% of targeted bacteria when used with plain tap water only.

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Du Plessis explains that “unhygienic washrooms are a threat to the health and safety of staff and visitors and can leave a poor impression of your brand. From the outset, KaiVac NTC was designed to clean washroom or toilet floors faster and safer than old methods and allows an operative to clean without touching any toilets, floors, or surfaces, hence No-Touch Cleaning.”

He also claims the new solution cleans in a third of the time of conventional cleaning methods, resulting in lower labour costs and a reduction of restroom closure times. KaiVac NTC also improves equipment cost efficiencies by delivering a multipurpose system vs multiple single-purpose tools, and the automatic dosage feature reduces costly waste.

The KaiVac NTC is available in three different sizes, in either cable or battery versions. KaiVac 2750 is a large-capacity, highly manoeuvrable system designed for “super-sized” cleaning of facilities including stadiums, airports, factories, convention centres, warehouses or large hospitals. The KaiVac 1250 is a compact system designed for smaller facilities and budgets and ideal for use in schools, hospitals and clinics, care homes, restaurants, retail, office buildings and more.

Du Plessis concludes by highlighting the solution’s ‘user-friendliness’, adding: “Simply use the low-pressure fan spray, apply cleaning agents to the fixtures and floor, and then follow up with a quick rinse with clean water from the water tank. Grout lines and narrow spaces that mops can’t reach are flushed away by the powerful indoor pressure washer that is onboard. Finally, vacuum the floor until it is totally dry, removing all water and impurities from all surfaces and leaving the floor essentially dry and soil-free.”

According to Rawlins, the new KaiVac NTC system will be a game-changer for the cleaning industry,  improving the health and safety of staff and visitors, reducing labour costs and equipment expenses, and promoting sustainability by reducing waste.

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    FMIndustry.com covers the latest news, trends and opinion from the facilities management (FM) and corporate real estate (CRE) sectors. The FM market is currently estimated to be worth USD 1 trillion annually and is projected to grow at a compounded annualised rate of approximately 5% between now and 2026.

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