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How UVC beats the bugs to reduce employee absenteeism

Employers and HR managers face an ongoing battle against the effects of ill health on personnel, such as lost productivity and increased absenteeism. The spread of infectious disease through occupied spaces is particularly prevalent during the winter months and may be transmitted via mechanical air conditioning and ventilation systems.

Thankfully, a solution exists in the form of ultraviolet-C (UVC) light, which emits sufficient germicidal energy to disrupt the DNA of infectious microbes and remove the threat of contamination.

Among the diseases, viruses and bacteria that UVC can eradicate are influenza (including bird or avian flu), colds, measles, German measles, SARS, tuberculosis, pneumonia, Legionella and whooping cough.

Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions provides building and facilities managers with its innovative UVC devices which are mounted within HVAC systems and ductwork, where they cleanse contaminated air before it can reach building occupants. These systems features UVC Photoniser® lamps which run continuously – not only eradicating contaminants, but preventing their re-growth.

The germicidal effect of Gibbons’ ultraviolet solutions is almost immediate, while the client’s air handling equipment needn’t be modified in any way as Gibbons’ systems may be adapted to fit all HVAC plant, including those where space and/or access is at a premium.

In addition, by removing mould, dirt and other debris from within a building’s air handling equipment, system efficiency and operational lifespan is improved. This, along with the financial benefits of increased productivity and lower absenteeism, means that a Gibbons system may pay for itself in a matter of months. 

Meanwhile, the use of Gibbons’ ultraviolet solutions may help businesses to achieve WELL Building Standard accreditation, improving public perception of the organisation in the process.

For more information call Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions Sales Manager Colin Hardman on 07940 544 206 or email

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