Decontamination: Gas Detection Solutions

by | May 22, 2020 | Latest News

With the global spread of the Coronavirus, everyone has started to become more vigilant about the need for sterilisation, decontamination and disinfection.

There are many professional coronavirus deep cleaning services that are being hired to protect industrial, commercial or clinical environments such as hospitals, shops, office buildings, schools, gyms and aeroplanes.

Everywhere needs to be sanitised properly including all surfaces, touchpoints, floors, any equipment and furniture.

The cleaning process takes place with the use of specialist cleaning and fogging equipment. For anyone undertaking the task with equipment using a Hydrogen Peroxide based sterilant, they need to be aware of the dangers.

Dangers of Hydrogen Peroxide

While Hydrogen Peroxide is commonly used as it’s a highly effective biocide and kills 99.99% of coronavirus pathogens, it is highly caustic to skin, causing severe inflammation of eyes and skin upon contact. If inhaled, it can cause inflammation to the oesophagus, lungs and stomach with nausea and vomiting.

Protection Solutions

Specialist PPE and gas detection equipment is required to keep you safe as per COSHH regulations.

The process should be monitored during all phases of the decontamination process – personnel pre-entry into the room, during decontamination, upon conclusion of the clean to deem it safe for people to enter and when PPE is being removed by decontamination personnel.

Gas Detection Tubes – Spot check assessments

Hydrogen Peroxide Gastec Detector Tubes









GAS32 Hydrogen Peroxide 0.5ppm to 10ppm
• Easy to use, even in multiple layers of gloves
• Easy-to-read with sharp, clear colour change
• No calibration or other maintenance required


Half Face Respirator – Prevent inhalation of Hydrogen Peroxide

AVIVA40 Half Face Respirator











AVIVA40 with B2P3 filters 

  • > Protects nose and mouth from inhalation of hazardous gas and dust
  • > Reflex double seal absorbs facial movements, maintaining protection
  • > Easy to use leak check mechanism
  • > Goggle pinch – easy to wear with eye protection

For more information on protection against Hydrogen Peroxide in Decontamination, contact our sales team

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