It is important to note that the cleaning process must be performed whilst wearing full PPE equipment (including head cover), and negative pressure fan switched on to reduce fumes from cleaning solution when cleaning inside plastic hood.
Clean with the plastic cover still attached to the frame, with hood cover down and fan switched on.
Suitable training of the cleaning of the isolation hood is integral to its correct, safe, ongoing use.
The entire personal isolation unit is designed to be reusable in order to ensure security of supply during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Suitable wipes (e.g. microfibre cloths) impregnated with chemicals to clean and disinfect can be bleach (chlorine based, e.g. ‘Actichlor’ one part per thousand = one tablet per litre), and quaternary ammonium chloride based wipes (e.g. ‘Clinell’).
Such cleaning/disinfection products are suitable as solo products as they both clean and disinfect.
The plastic hood cover may smudge with these chlorine and ammonium based solutions with time. These smudges may be removed with a cloth +/- 70% alcohol.
By the time you have completed cleaning/disinfecting the plastic hood cover (approx. 10 minutes) it is possible to go over the plastic cover again with a dry, lint free cloth to remove these smudges. In addition, 70% alcohol disinfectant may be used with this lint free cloth to improve the clarity of the plastic.
The entire frame (steel and plastic) is designed to be readily cleaned with above cleaning agents/disinfectants.
Note – HEPA filter has a lifespan of approx. 6 months. Replace unit after 6 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
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