Keeping Covid-19 in check

Keeping Covid-19 in check

Written on 07/02/2020
SHEQ Management

Condition monitoring specialist WearCheck has created its HealthCheck disinfectant “d-tunnel” – which can be situated at the entrance to work-sites or public spaces, spraying every person with human-friendly disinfectant.



HealthCheck d-tunnel designer Chris Hattingh, technical consultant at WearCheck, believes the tunnel will assist mines, transport and construction companies, airports, stations, hospitals, schools and other industries to reopen safely by ensuring employees do not bring the virus into the workplace.

“This is a practical solution for companies to reopen safely once the lockdown restrictions are eased,” says Hattingh. “It is a sure way to eliminate risk and limit viral infections, thereby keeping our workforce healthier and helping South Africa’s hard-hit economy to make a comeback.”

He adds: “When workers, miners, pupils or any groups of people pass through the HealthCheck d-tunnel, they are protected from infection: once they pass through the spray system, any viruses are eliminated, that group does not pose a contamination threat to those around them.”

Hattingh says that the HealthCheck d-tunnel’s spray, known as B-safe HOCI, is a non-harmful sanitiser. “It is 100 percent safe for use on humans, including the hands and face, and even on food. It can be safely sprayed right into the nasal passage and into one’s mouth without side effects.”

The HealthCheck d-tunnel is available in two versions – a heavily engineered model designed to accommodate large volumes of foot traffic, as well as a “light” option for smaller organisations.

Companies have the option to personalise the light version with their own logo and slogan.

The HealthCheck d-tunnel does not need an operator. A simple 230 V pressure pump dispenses the spray, while the tunnel is corrosion-resistant and has variable settings for the misting intervals and spray times.