O’Malley Ice and Sports Center has implemented a number of new and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures to help protect our patrons and staff from Covid-19. We are committed to providing a state of the art, safe, and fun recreation environment. That commitment includes employing the latest technology in the ongoing battle against communicable illnesses.
We have purchased and will soon be using a WL-IND-SM-24-4L-UVC-AT-25C 30 watt industrial ultraviolet light tower to disinfect locker rooms and other enclosed spaces in our facilities. We anticipate the ultraviolet light tower will be in use by early July.
Ultraviolet light has been used in many industries, including health-care, for decades as a means of killing viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens, and to sanitize indoor environments and many products.
The light tower we have purchased generates ultraviolet light within the wave length of 200-280nm that is required to kill pathogens. It can sanitize an area of about 500 square feet in a short time. This unit will be used in the locker rooms and other enclosed areas for about sixty minutes at a time to sanitize the surfaces of each room.
Ultraviolet light can damage the eyes or the skin after prolonged contact. Because of this risk the light will only be placed in an empty locker room or other space by trained personnel with protective gear. If, by chance, one of these lights was inadvertently left on in a locker room or other space please do not look directly at the light; leave the space and report your findings to the nearest rink personnel. Please do not re-enter the space until instructed to do so by rink personnel.
The light tower’s specifications can be viewed online at https://www.warehouse-lighting.com.
Further information on the use of ultraviolet lights for sanitation, and its efficacy on coronavirus, can be found at https://www.webmd.com.
An informative video on ultraviolet disinfectant lights can also be viewed at https://www.youtube.com.