Tru-D’s Impact on Productivity
When evaluating different UV disinfection devices, one element to consider is idle time and productivity.
Multiple Positioning Devices
For devices that require multiple positions, idle time is greatly increased while productivity is greatly decreased. For instance, consider a 15-minute cycle that requires moving the unit to three positions in the room for a total of an 18-20 minute cycle window. If it takes one minute to walk to the next room, the operator will spend at least 2 minutes going to and from the next room leaving at maximum 3 minutes of productivity. And this is if the staff member doesn’t stop to talk, go to the restroom or tie his shoe! Therefore, during the 18-20 minutes of an actual cycle, at best the staff member is productive for 9 minutes. However, in most cases, the staff member is at the mercy of the robot and will eventually sit outside until the 5-minute cycle time is up leaving 0 minutes of productivity.
Tru-D’s Single Placement Positioning
On the contrary, Tru-D operates from a single position, administering a single cycle of UV light. The staff member positions the device and leaves it for the 15-35 minute cycle, leaving him or her free to complete other tasks during the cycle time window. Once the disinfection process is complete, Tru-D automatically shuts down and send an audio and/or text message alert to the operator to know that the cycle is complete and that the entire room has been disinfected.
In most cases, devices with multiple positionings require an additional full-time employee (FTE) for operation. However, with Tru-D, there are no additional FTEs required due to its single placement and increased productivity time.
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