The Cultural and Congress Centre (CCC), the number one performance and conference venue in Caldas da Rainha, is proud to announce it is one of the first venues in Portugal to acquire specific technical equipment to sanitise its performance and public spaces, by installing new, fully-certified UV products from GoldenSea UV in an effort to ensure maximum safety for its spectators, artists and employees.

The CCC has invested in two types of GSUV sterilisation and disinfection products, after careful consultation with Portuguese distributor, NAN of Lisbon. The venue procured 4 units of UVL150, a high-powered mobile UV lighting fixture for the sterilization of large interior spaces. These are rigged on stands and therefore easily transported to any desired location within the CCC’s auditoria and performances spaces. The resident team also chose a compact UV4C-H ultraviolet disinfection cabinet for the cleansing of microphones, headphones, cabling, and other materials and small objects in frequent daily use.

“UVC radiation is a well-known disinfectant for air, water and surfaces with a high rate of ‘proven efficiency’,” points out Carlos Mota from the CCC. “It is a technology widely used for disinfecting spaces and equipment in hospital environments, since all bacteria or viruses tested to date – including the various coronaviruses – are neutralized by UVC disinfection. A study by the Institute for Medical Virology of the Frankfurt University Hospital proves the elimination of the virus that causes COVID-19, and UVC has also been validated for the inactivation of over 200 bacteria and viruses.”

With these credentials, the CCC were happy to adopt the UV technology offered by GoldenSea UV products, all of which use Philips/Osram 253.7nm UVC lamps, the only ones certified as effective against COVID-19, to make their venue COVID-secure. “GoldenSea UV’s products have produced great results in a minimal amount of time and we are convinced they are the best products for this purpose,” the CCC indicates. “UVC technology has an efficacy rate of over 90% compared to 40% of traditional chemical cleaning, the experts say, and the technology has been laboratory-proven to reduce the activity of Sars-Cov-2 by 99.99%.”

All GSUV products have been designed with built-in security measures that guarantee compliance with the UNE 0068 specification and safe handling, such as delayed start to allow the evacuation of the area to be disinfected; remote control; motion sensor cut out; drop sensor (in mobile units); red or green indicator lights, as well as an audio warning signal.

The Cultural and Congress Centre of Caldas da Rainha has been awarded the Seal ‘Estabelecimento Clean & Safe’ (Clean & Safe Establishment) for venues for artistic performances, by Turismo de Portugal and the General Inspection of Cultural Activities. This award guarantees that the CCC ‘meets the appropriate health conditions at different levels, while offering the elements of comfort and safety to spectators.’

“We are happy to help our customers to make their spaces safer,” states NAN director, Luis Vidigal. “This new measure will help our industry by enabling a greater level of activity during this difficult time.”

Photo credit © Courtesy of Luis Vidigal


May 2023 issue

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