Personal Pod, Protection.
As we all go back to work, office managers, factory bosses and headteachers are having to get creative to protect their employees and students.
The real problem is getting enough people into small areas to be effective.
One of the solutions is to think in terms of ‘pods’. For example, a bus driver sits in a pod. It is not a very good defence against the Covid19 virus. But screens can be used and the driver can be further protected by injecting filtered air into the cab.
Positive pressure ensures that viruses do not enter the cab/pod. Ingress of virus-carrying particles from passengers cannot enter the cab, and the technology both exist as do the machines to achieve the result.
Building the pods will require some creative designs that, for example, fit around desks and other work stations but the furniture industry in the UK is up to the job.
Already there are home pods for both in and outdoors.
The same basic idea can be applied to people working in spaces like factories and offices and for children at school.
In your face
Face Shield Visor Protection Adjustable Anti-Saliva Anti-Fog Full Face Cover Clear Safety Face Mask are, of course, a very useful addition to PPE at work.
The new workplace looks like its going to be very pleasant.