What opportunities ISKU+ antimicrobial solutions bring to learning environments?
School environment is a typical example of an environment where infections are easily spread. The cleaner the learning environment, the lower is a risk of contamination and an infection. ISKU has developed a concept where infection control is enhanced with material selection in furniture. Together with good hand hygiene and regular cleaning, ISKU+ antimicrobial solutions used in furniture is proven to reduce the ability of microbes to survive on surfaces.
ISKU's research and development work that has continued since 2013 has shown the functionality of antimicrobial surfaces and the efficacy in reducing the sick leaves of students. A case study conducted in 2018 found that antimicrobial contact surfaces have the potential to even halve students’ short-term absenteeism. Antimicrobial efficacy doesn’t decay over time but works tirelessly the whole technical lifetime of a furniture without special maintenance.
Kuuhankavesi School in Finland has chosen all the contact surfaces of furniture manufactured by ISKU as antimicrobial to reduce cross-contamination from contact surfaces and thus risk of infection. Read more.
In addition to schools in Finland, ISKU provided recently the Al-Basma British School in Abu Dhabi furniture solutions with antimicrobiall finishes. After the reopening the school has taken vast measures to meet the new demands and safety protocols. Along with the new practices related to hybrid and partial distance learning, flexible division of students into smaller groups, intensified cleaning measures in all shared resources, practical rooms and labs. Antimicrobial solutions contribute to the safety and well-being of the student of the Al-Basma school that prides itself on a high quality education and pastoral care for all students.