As the primary prisoner and remand transportation for correctional services in Victoria Australia, G4S identified COVID-19 exposure as a considerable risk to their staff and prisoners during transit.
Ongoing COVIDsafe cleaning requirements and compliance like repeated manual sanitising with ammonia-based products was having a negative impact on daily operations, along with their staff health and morale.
Following a detailed analysis and expert consultation of G4S’s needs and challenges, Armaguard presented the solution of the automatic COVID-19 contamination mitigation system.
The proposed solution was a customised ReSPRTECH HVAC system which would be installed across the G4S prisoner transport fleet, to reduce the impact on time, staff and resources.
Highly effective in killing COVID-19 and other microbial populations in the air and on surfaces, along with substantially reducing odours and visible air smoke, ReSPRTECH HVAC systems were easily retrofitted into the existing air-conditioning systems of the G4S prisoner transportation vans.
Utilising NCC Technology™, consisting of an ultraviolet light and a photocatalyst lens which creates an enhanced catalytic oxidation process containing various friendly oxidants, ReSPRTECH works more effectively than traditional filters to clean air and surfaces automatically. By generating natural oxidants such as dry hydrogen peroxide from the ambient humidity, NCC Technology works to purify and decontaminate small gas particles (smaller than 0.3 micrometers) which were previously unable to be controlled by market ready systems such as HEPA filters. The technology is now used to make buildings healthier, by removing microorganisms from air and surfaces in clinical settings, in high traffic areas, in areas where people congregate, and in food preparation areas.
The capabilities of ReSPRTECH and NCC Technology™ are so advanced that no ozone or formaldehyde is used or produced in their operation and because there are no moving parts or fans, installation is straightforward and the units can be controlled remotely via Wi-Fi.
In managing the successful deployment of ReSPRTECH HVAC in-duct purification system units across the G4S Victorian prisoner transportation fleet, Armaguard has:
ReSPRTECH and NCC Technology™ deliver unrivalled protection for offices, buildings, vehicle fleets, schools, storage rooms and cold rooms through microbiological decontamination of air and surfaces. Developed as a way to combat ethylene, a gas created from the growth of plants during space missions, NCC Technology works to purify and decontaminate small gas particles (0.3 micrometers) which were previously unable to be controlled by market ready systems. The technology is now used to make buildings healthier, by removing microorganisms from air and surfaces in high traffic areas.
“From our initial discussions right through to the final deployment, Armaguard carefully and expertly assessed our needs, risks and wants. The ReSPRTECH and NCC Technology™ solution put our minds at ease that the protection of our staff and prisoners in transport was bolstered. From here we were able to ease some of the restrictions on our vehicles that were put in place from the contract manager to allow more prisoners on our vehicle at one time." - Shane Jones, Operations Manager Justice Prisoner Transport