Inverness Taxis gets fleet and offices disinfected and decontaminated by specialist company AMS Global to guard against coronavirus
A Highland cab firm is staking steps to help vulnerable people and protect the health of its drivers and staff during the ongoing coronavirus emergency.
Both today and tomorrow Inverness Taxis (IT) will be disinfecting and decontaminating all of its vehicles and offices.
The firm has also taken steps to monitor the health of all its drivers and staff and put in place a number of measures to protect their health and safety.
Wojciech Kobialka, the general manager at Inverness Taxis, said they were using a specialist company, AMS Global, to carry out the cleaning operation for the vehicles and offices. He added: "This is to make sure all vehicles are 99.99 per cent free of viruses and bacteria.
"This specialist and regular treatment will provide a safer environment for those who must travel regardless but also for those who are using our delivery services for food, drink and shopping."
He said they had expanded their IT Drinks and IT Taxis services to help customers get their supplies.
He said: "We've been partnering up with local supermarkets. We are also doing 50 per cent travel discounts for customers aged 70 and over, 20 per cent discounts for NHS staff."
The disinfection and decontamination process uses the Sanondaf treatment which is mainly for hospital environments as it is the most effective way of removing almost 100 per cent of bacteria and viruses.
It delivers a silver stabilised hydrogen peroxide disinfectant by either an atomised dry fog – which treats the air and surfaces – or by an electrostatic charged aerosol targeted at high touch or high contact areas.
Manufacturers claim the process eradicates 99.99 per cent of all known bacteria, viruses, moulds and funguses including the harmful MRSA, Influenza, E-coli, H1N1, Norovirus, Coronavirus and Salmonella.
The treatments are environmentally friendly and safe for people, pets and plants, they are non-allergenic, they are non-corrosive so electronic and electrical devices are unaffected, and they are non-bleaching so soft and hard furnishings are not affected. They also leave a level of protection known to help prevent future contamination.