Classrooms are at risk from lack of monitoring
A recent study by RNZ’s ‘Whos air are you breathing’ project found that 85% of classrooms don’t have their own CO2 monitoring.
To combat Covid-19, the Ministry of Education has told teachers to open doors and windows when CO2 levels go over 800ppm and to briefly vacate the room if the level is over 1251ppm. But establishments can only do this if they are able to measure the levels first.
Hence the need for active monitoring!
By monitoring the level of CO2 in the air we can make sure the air that our pupils and staff are breathing has a lower airborne transmission risk.
Monitor, measure and act
We’ve partnered with Tether to provide a new, COVID Care solution that helps you visualize when and where in your workspaces your employees might be at risk.
Tether’s environmental monitoring measures the levels of CO2 in the air and can alert you when there is an increased risk of airborne transmission, keeping your people healthy and productive.
How does CO2 monitoring work?
Analytics provides the data required to monitor spaces and capture or prevent issues – in real time.
Small, wall-mounted sensors are installed in the at-risk areas of your building.
The device will scan the air in real-time and measure the amount of C02 in the space.
Before dangerous levels are reached you'll be notified so you can increase ventilation in the area and reduce the risk of transmission.
Data is recorded and stored to be able to track trends and preempt disruption.
Keeping CO2 levels down mitigates the risk of having to close for exposure to outbreak and subsequent deep cleaning.
It also keeps pupils and teachers healthy and able to learn and teach with less interruption from illness.
We may not be able to control airborne viruses, but we can go a long way to preventing their spread.
Tether - Our Partner
Tether was formed in response to the question:
“How can you monitor and manage indoor air quality across hundreds or thousands of properties simultaneously without any dependencies such as electricity or network connectivity”
Their ‘problem-first’ approach and the innovative solution to managing COVID-19 risk within any government or protection framework make them a great match for Ricoh.
You can see more about their offering on their website:
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