Sanitise. Drive. Sanitise. Repeat.
First for Double Clean Vehicle Sanitisation — Sanitise. Drive. Sanitise. Repeat
Our chauffeurs take great pride in their vehicles. Our chauffeurs know the importance of shine. Since the coronavirus outbreak we have enhanced our protocol to focus on the grime, such as bacteria and pathogens.
And in particular, the vehicle’s touch-points, the places that people tend to touch, such as door handles, switches and of course seat belts. Our Contactless Travel protocol highlights the steps we are taking to reduce touch to a minimum. This page highlights our key sanitisation and disinfection practices. Including our ‘Double Clean’ standard, because Safety is always no.1 at iChauffeur.
Read on to learn about the steps we are taking to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 with our vehicle cleaning and sanitisation process.
‘Old school’ bucket and detergent car wash
Your chauffeur will clean his vehicle with a good old fashioned car wash before any journey. Using manufacturer approved detergents and warm water. Then buffed with a chamois to a dazzling shine. Before moving onto the ‘hot spots’. These touch points are very important. They are the most likely place you and previous passengers may have touched. Our chauffeurs are trained to be thorough and mindful when cleaning these points.
Touch point sanitisation
A careful physical scrub of the vehicles ‘touch points’ with a high alcohol content disinfectant will be undertaken before the chauffeur drives to the collection point. At the pick-up address the chauffeur will repeat the touch point clean, and then subject to availability, will do a secondary UVC light clean, using a LED Sanitisation Wand.
At the end of the journey, the chauffeur will repeat the above process.
Sanitisation of your Luggage & Personal Items
We are always exploring more ways we can go the extra mile. What about disinfecting your MacBook, iPhone or yoga mat? Let us take care of that for you.
Sanitising luggage handles, straps, phones, and door handles. With no touch. No chemicals. This idea, which is still being trialled, means we can offer a secondary UVC Germicidal Wand disinfection. Using light as a disinfectant. Very Star Trek. But it leaves behind no nasty or harsh chemicals nor radiation. Eco-friendly and with a lighter touch to the environment. And to us, it appears very promising technology in the reduction of transmission of the pathogen.
UVC Light Sanitisation
In another first for iChauffeur, we are taking our sanitisation methods up a gear. By equipping our
with the latest hand-held, UVC Germicidal Wands to add a touch-less deep clean to the vehicles ‘touch points’, such as door handles and seat belts, plus luggage and personal item scanning.
This relatively obscure part of the UVC light spectrum consists of a shorter, more energetic wavelength of light. It is particularly good at destroying genetic material – whether in humans or viral particles.
We think this technology will help in the transmission of
. This process has been incorporated into our new
protocol. By incorporating a lower touch secondary clean, after a thorough physical abrasive disinfection. We can offer our clients a first-class clean, without using harmful chemicals. Kinder to the environment, passengers and vehicles in our tests.
Luggage and personal items sanitisation
It also allows for the disinfection of bags and other personal belongings. All designed to give our clients the confidence to travel. Even during the pandemic.
Below you’ll find our findings from our testing and (non-passenger) trials.
UVC Disinfection and Sanitisation Summary
- Low touch
- Deep cleaning
- Luggage and personal item disinfection
- No chemicals
- Chauffeur needs training, gloves and UVC safety goggles
- UVC technology is not proven to work against coronavirus. All indications point to this being effective.
- We may need PCO (DfT) approval to use on passenger journeys
- Finding a quality, effective, safe lamp
UVC Light Sanitisation
Leading the private car industry, we have tested and trialled several devices. And now have a lamp which fits all our criteria:
- Rechargeable USB powered
UVC Light Safety
To use UVC safely, you need specialist equipment and training. The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a stern warning against people using UV light to sterilise their hands or any other part of their skin.
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI)
is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions.
UVC Light sanitisation resources
- Can you kill coronavirus with UV light?
- Coronavirus: Robots use light beams to zap hospital viruses
- COVID-19 – How long does the coronavirus last on surfaces?
- Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation