18:50 15 March 2021
Stephen McCallion, a Glasgow robotic expert, is claiming to have created the first Covid-safe office in Glasgow by using innovative technology that neutralises viral pathogens.
The chief executive at tax claims company ZLX has fitted out a 5,600 square foot office in Tradeston with the technology in collaboration with scientists and technology experts.
The cutting-edge system is designed to change the air at least 10 times per hour. It also has infrared heating panels which warm rooms, people and content without heating the air to avoid the spread of bacteria.
ZLX also partnered with LiquidNano, which specialises in nano-scale technologies for protective coatings for surfaces. The company’s products are being used by the firm to sanitise multiple touch points in breakout areas, kitchen, water coolers and toilets.
McCallion said: "Once the vaccine programme is fully deployed and medicines are improved, the threat from the virus will be hugely diminished, however many scientists believe that we could be living with Covid-19 for many years, hence the people responsible for offices, shops, pubs and restaurants, and indeed any public buildings, will need to carefully consider the risk of the coronavirus spreading on their premises.
"Whilst ZLX is set up to help businesses reclaim cash through successful research and development claims, this initiative - the establishment of a Covid-safe work environment - may provide a helpful example of how to safely reopen.
"We intend to offer the blueprint to our clients and customers."