The importance of good ventilation in preventing the spread of Covid in the workplace

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Ventilation prevents the spread of Covid-19 through the process of supplying outdoor air to buildings by natural or mechanical means. This helps to control the speed of air being removed and replaced in a certain amount of time. The best way to do this is by using adequate filtration systems.

During the current pandemic, poor ventilation has been identified as a main factor in the increasing amount of airborne viruses. Where a poorly ventilated room contains infectious people, Covid can quickly spread to others in close vicinity.

Ventilation prevents spread of COVID

Additionally, it’s been scientifically proven that virus particles remain in the air after the infected individuals have left the room. This means without the right ventilation procedures, these particles may continue to pose a health risk to individuals in the room.

By allowing fresh air to enter the room it removes the old air containing the virus particles therefore minimising risk of infection. The most efficient way to do this is by ensuring ‘HVAC’ systems (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) are professionally installed by a team of specialists. This is more efficient than opening windows, especially in winter when there is a lot of wind and drafts. Good ventilation helps to provide more comfortable conditions and ensures fresh air is circulated.

Our team of professionals at CAE can help to provide Design, Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Ventilation systems. For more information or to discuss a ventilation project contact us on 0151 639 8237