A leading Kent special educational needs school is keeping Covid-free with regular treatments of Prochem antimicrobial solutions using the company’s new M500 Micro-Mist surface disinfecting system.
Bradfields Academy in Chatham is an outstanding all-through special needs school based in Walderslade, Chatham. It provides child-centred education to children aged 3-19 years as well as supporting young adults aged 18-25 years with education, health and care (EHC) plans to further their life chances through supported internships.
Run by the Fortis Trust, the academy homes 320 children and 175 staff across a large campus with the Lower Site for students aged 4-14 and the Upper Site for 15-19 year olds.
Summer 2021 sees the two-acre campus accommodation expanded from two to three buildings.
Overseeing 19 estate staff with 9 direct-employed cleaners, site manager Paul Harris is a champion of Prochem cleaning products.
“We use chemicals like Defoamer and Urine Neutraliser regularly as well as Prochem machines so when our area sales representative Jon Ewing told me about the Micro-Mist, I asked for a demonstration,” says Paul.
A complete solution for rapid-disinfecting of large surface areas as well as touch-points, the Micro-Mist system provides the operator with a compact and powerful package for the application of Microsan and Clensan solutions in a fine, “non-drift” mist to interior surfaces, floors, carpets, seating, upholstery and multiple surfaces and touch-points.
“Jon’s the kind of person who delivers on promises so the moment he told me about the machine I was on board,” says Paul. “He was demonstrating the machine in one of the classrooms when our headmistress walked by and looked in. She was so taken with what she saw we were able to approve purchase on the spot.”
The Academy’s Micro-Mist was supplied by local Prochem distributor Capital Cleaning (Kent) and for Paul it ticks all the boxes.
With a 15 litre solution tank and 250 psi solution pump the machine can apply disinfecting solution over large areas via a 70 micron misting gun connected to a 7.6 m industrial solution hose with brass quick connects.
Says Paul: “it’s easy to move about the site and its on-board caddy means you have all the tools and solution necessary to complete a job in one trip.”
His team cleans the campus buildings constantly, complemented by end-of-term deep cleans of carpets. Disinfection spraying to a blend of flooring materials spanning non-slip sheet hard flooring to carpet tiles is monthly, in the early morning or evening.
“With only forty minutes drying time, the day-to-day running of the school is anyway barely impacted on,” says Paul. “It’s a terrific piece of technology and is definitely enabling our children protection from Covid in school time.”