Transport
Moving the UK towards recovery

Providing safe and trusted public transport is vital to the UK’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why new thinking is needed to enhance hygiene standards across the public transport network and to build confidence in travelling on buses, trains and trams once more.

Touchpoint Shield™ can play an important part in helping transport companies to build back better after the pandemic – and critically control operational costs as public expectations for hygiene standards are expected to remain very high. Here are 8 important reasons why:

About Touchpoint Shield

Touchpoint Shield™ is an advanced ‘liquid glass’ coating made from ceramics. Its active ingredient is silver ions which are proven to destroy a wide range of bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, responsible for COVID-19.

Once applied, the coating is extreme durable, nearly invisible and creates a protective layer on surfaces five microns thick, half the width of a human hair.

Once applied by Touchpoint Shield™ technicians, it gets to work, destroying bacteria, viruses, fungi and mould, greatly reducing a surface’s bioburden, and so reducing the risk of transmission of potentially harmful microorganisms to public transport users.

Scientifically proven

Touchpoint Shield™ is proven to form a long-lasting barrier against the build-up of microorganisms, remaining in place for up to three years.

Laboratory tests show our coating eliminates over 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, and that Touchpoint Shield™ is non-toxic for humans and does not affect the fire retardancy qualities of materials, like seat fabrics.

These excellent results are backed up by our own field trials. We have tested surfaces coated with Touchpoint Shield, compared with the same surfaces that have undergone professional touchpoint cleaning.

The tests show Touchpoint Shield™ significantly restricts the regrowth of a range of potentially harmful bacteria associated with sever intestinal illness. While the surfaces that are professionally cleaned only begin to be recolonised with bacteria within a matter of minutes.

Touchpoint Shield™ – the SafeGroup difference

Touchpoint Shield™ has been developed by SafeGroup, one of the UK’s leading emergency soft FM specialists.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been providing advanced SARS-CoV-2 decontamination services for public transport clients, including Transport for London, national bus companies and London Stanstead Airport.

We have many years of experience providing high quality cleaning and hygiene services in a wide range of public transport environments – and providing effective solutions to the most difficult cleaning problems.

Transport executives can be sure we our delivery of Touchpoint Shield™ will be smooth, safe and professional.

Public transport – the post-COVID-19 challenge

Public transport managers face a huge range of often competing challenges in building up their network capacity as the UK gets back to work.

Touchpoint Shield™ – public transport hygiene strategies

Touchpoint Shield™ provides valuable solutions to these challenges. It will  integrate smoothly with standard hygiene protection plans, enhancing their effectiveness in passenger transport environments and providing important additional advantages.

  • Touchpoint Shield™ is a targeted response to a key risk, the presence of potentially harmful bacteria and viruses on high-risk touchpoints, including grab handles, safety rails, door push buttons, and door push plates.
  • It can be easily, quickly and safely installed, providing enhanced protection from the first day it is applied.
  • Touchpoint Shield™ is a low maintenance solution and will remain active as long as treated surfaces are regularly cleaning with a pH neutral detergent. No harsh chemicals are needed.
  • It can play an important role in maintaining hygiene standards in intensively used spaces, such as bus and train stations.
  • Field results for Touchpoint Shield™ indicate that intensive touchpoint cleaning – for example hourly in high-use areas – is no longer necessary, allowing cleaning resources to be allocated to other important tasks.

Touchpoint Shield™ – maximising trust and reassurance

Touchpoint Shield™ will also reassure public transport passengers and transport workers that additional action is being taken to protect them from harm.

Opinion surveys have shown that health risks associated with travelling on public transport is a particular concern for people who are preparing to return to their workplaces.

Touchpoint Shield™ is a practical and powerful way transport managers can tackle this concern, improving mental wellbeing and greatly reducing the risk of conflict during the return to work process.

A key element of Touchpoint Shield’s™ advantage is the way employees and customers know it is always present, helping to protect them against potential harm every minute of the day or night.

When we apply Touchpoint Shield™ we can also apply installation stickers (also coated), informing staff, visitors and customers that the coating has been applied and it is helping protect them against pathogen risks.

Find out more

If you are managing a public transport service talk to us about how Touchpoint Shield™ can be an important part of your hygiene strategy, safeguarding and reassuring passengers and staff, reducing cleaning costs and supporting long-term pandemic protection.

Get in touch today: 0800 668 1268