23rd April, 2020, Mumbai: As the world steps up to fight the current pandemic, significant measures are taken by the government to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Keeping in mind the intensity of the spread, Schindler India a leading provider of escalators and elevators, has introduced ‘Schindler Handrail Sanitization Solutions’ to prevent rapid spread of bacteria and viruses.
The transmission of causative viruses to humans can be through hand contact on the handrails of escalators and moving walks, posing a potential health hazard. Therefore ensuring clean handrails in the most efficient way has become a matter of great urgency.
‘Schindler Handrail Sanitization Solution’ brings advanced hygiene protection for passengers by providing continuous and automatic disinfection of the surface from bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
Schindler’s handrail ultra UV device uses germicidal UVC light to irradiate the handrails at a short distance. This directly damages DNA and RNA, which are the genetic materials of microbes and viruses, such precautionary measures are important to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our people.
Additionally, with the LED lighting technology, handrails are disinfected in an efficient and environmentally friendly way. The device is installed inside the escalator or moving walk to ensure passenger safety. The design makes it easy to install thus making Schindler handrail Ultra UV device a practical solution to fight any type of viruses. The solution has the following advantages compared to mercury or halogen lamps:
· Installation inside the unit provides invisible protection for passengers
· Physical disinfection with no chemical or heavy metal residue
· Green and energy efficient
Mr. Ashok Ramachandran – President Schindler India & South Asia, said, ‘Our nation is fighting back in every way possible and we believe that in trying times like these, every bit counts. We are actively monitoring the situation and taking all the necessary measures to ensure that everybody is safe and healthy, as safety matters the most. Our step to develop handrail sanitization solutions is part of our endeavour to provide user-friendly solutions to our customers while keeping their health and safety at the highest priority.
About Schindler India:Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Its innovative and environmentally-friendly access and transit-management systems make an important contribution to mobility in urban societies. Behind the company’s success are over 60,000 employees in more than 100 countries. Schindler India is a 100% owned subsidiary of Schindler Group. “Leadership through Customer Service”, is the cornerstone of Schindler India’s growth strategy and which is evident with our service presence across 50 major cities which include our branch offices in 35 major cities in the country and is headquartered in Mumbai.