Due to the protection circuits employed in GOLDENSEA UV products, the operator should never come into contact with a product, when it is irradiating UVC. However, it remains best practice for an operator to always wear protective eyewear, nitrile gloves and tightly woven clothing which covers all exposed skin.
When replacing the lamp tubes, the power to the product must always be physically unplugged from the wall and the operator should wear protective eyewear, nitrile gloves andtightly woven clothing which covers all exposed skin.
NO. Humans and animals must never be in the same room as a UVC emitting product when it is in operation. All GOLDENSEA UV products come fitted with an omnidirectional motion detector. As soon as the motion detector identifies motion, the product will immediately power down resulting in no UVC irradiation
All direct exposure GOLDENSEA UV products have the following safety circuits.
1. All products have a delayed start circuit. After the user switches on the lamp, it will not ignite for a period of 30 seconds to 3 minutes (depending on the product).
2. During delayed ignition an audible and visual alarm will be present providing the user with warnings to leave the immediate area.
3. Every unit has LED indicators showing the user the state of the product- ie ready for use, preparing to engage and be engaged. (Solid green, flashing red, solid red)
4. Every unit is fitted with an omnidirectional motion detector. As soon as the motion detector identifies motion, the product will immediately power down resulting in no UVC irradiation
5. Certain unitsare fitted with a tilt sensor which automatically powers down the product should the unit topple over when unattended.
Misuse of products and improper installation may result in the UVC products being unsafe. Always follow the directions laid out in the user manual.
UVC is very well researched and well understood. Compared with UV-A and UV-B, both of which are present in sunlight, UVC presents little penetration into deeper layers of skin. In factUVC primarily impacts and is absorbed by the outer dead layer and outer skin. The current daily safe limit for 253.7 exposure over an 8 hour period is 6 mJ/cm2 [American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. 2020 Threshold Limit Values and Biological Exposure Indices] This compares with 10 minutes of exposure to sunlight with a UV index of 10.
However, exposure to UVC can cause temporary skin and eye irritation/ redness and longer exposure can cause burns.When using ultraviolet disinfection lamps, people, animals and plants MUST not be in the disinfection area. Objects may exhibit accelerated ageing, in a similar way that objects are aged when left in direct sunlight. After using ultraviolet light, the area must beventilated for at least 10 minutes.
GOLDENSEA UV has multiple safety circuits built into all of its products to reduce and avoid the risk of incorrect use resulting in injury.
This is dependent on the model of GOLDENSEA UV product (which defines the power of the GUVI it emits) and then the time the product is on for. Please refer to the user manual or product brochure of the product where we list the time/ area for disinfection for each product.
Very few spaces requiring disinfection have clear lines of sight in all areas. Therefore,GOLDENSEA UV recommends using multiple units positioned in different areas of the room to ensure increased levels of disinfection.
Remember, GOLDENSEA UV recommends that GOLDENSEA UV products are used in conjunction with other disinfection protocols for a whole area approach and to ensure the highest levels of disinfection.
GOLDENSEA UV products placed in direct line of sight with the surface to be disinfected and set to the appropriate time for said area are designed to destroy/ inactivate upto 99.9% of micro-organisms in the GUVI’s path.
However, GOLDENSEA UV recommends that GOLDENSEA UV products are used in conjunction with other disinfection protocols for a whole area approach and to ensure the highest levels of disinfection.
Place your GOLDENSEA UV product so that it provides maximum exposure to the surfaces you want to disinfect. Use the correct GOLDENSEA UV product and set the appropriate time for the size of the area you want to disinfect. Remember to place the unit on a stable and secure surface. Remember that areas not directly in the line of sight of the GOLDENSEA UV unit may not be disinfected. GOLDENSEA UV recommends using multiple units in an area if ‘shadow lines’ are present.
No, unlike other disinfection methods such as chlorination, UVC disinfection does not produce any known by-products such as residue etc. According to Philips (lamp tube manufacturer) no residual phenomena have been found following the disinfection process.