Escalators, representative public facilities, are susceptible to infection by bacteria and
such as COVID-19
Today, escalators installed throughout the city are representative public facilities and are used by many citizens every day.
A close example is an escalator in a subway station during rush hour.
Facilities that are frequently used by so many people must be kept hygienic and safe 24 hours a day.
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Infectious diseases, such as coronavirus disease, spread more threateningly in environments where many people come and go.
Health organizations such as WHO and CDC also guided that the surface of public facilities, such as handles, be particularly sanitized to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For this, they also guided that cleaning and disinfection with disinfectants should be done together and frequently.
In addition to the current coronavirus, infectious viruses such as SARS, influenza H1N1, and MERS have been constantly under threat from several years ago.
Therefore, in order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, individual citizens are obligated to wear a mask and wash their hands frequently, but services in terms of society and facility management are insufficient.
Now, the necessity for disinfection system that society and its facilities must have as a basis is emerging.
Since 2014, SWIT Inc. has been developing and providing premium sanitization systems optimized for escalator handrails, a representative public facility.
WeClean is this system that protects the health and safety of citizens around the world through best hygienic management of escalator handrails.
Escalators are a part of many people’s daily routines.
We use escalators almost every day at subway stations, airports, department stores, shopping malls, etc.
Even today, escalators continue to increase year by year for the purpose of building new construction and development or for convenience.
When using an escalator closely related to our daily life, there are safety rules to prevent various accidents.
For example, 'Holding the handrail', 'Do not walk or run', and 'Keep the safety line'.
According to the survey, 65% of all escalator accidents are caused by user fault.
Unfortunately, most of these does not happen or damage could be minimized if the user held the handrail.
For a long time, ministries and governments in each country have been conducting a 'holding handrail campaign' to prevent many accidents that happen due to not holding handles.
|Why do not hold the handrails|
|Unsanitary / Concern about infection|
|7-matters which be contacted viruses by touching|
|Bus handle||Beverage cans|
|ATM keypad||Mobile phone|
The reason people don't hold the escalator handrails that's because they think the handrails are not clean.
It's like not fasten a seat belt in a car.
So, what can be done to get people to hold the handrail voluntarily?
To do this, it must be able to instill people the perception that escalator handrails are clean and hygienic.
And it must be kept really clean.
1. Effective disinfection and cleaning on the surface of the driving handrail is required
2. Prevent accidents by providing an environment people can hold the handrails
3. Campaign for hygiene and user safety
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