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Network Rail implements COV-RID thermal fogging product

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Network Rail has introduced a new ‘COV-RID’ thermal product to keep its workers safe, as the UK goes through its roadmap out of lockdown. 

Collaborating with Suttles Projects – which specialises in providing sustainability and health and safety compliance – the company willimplement the system on Network Rail sites.  

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Suttles are not only sanitising their workspaces, but also ensuring their staff feel their workspaces are clean. Most importantly, they are removing hazardous and toxic substances from the workplace.


COVID-19 has put unprecedented demand on individuals, business, and society to clean and disinfect more regularly and thoroughly.

Network Rail/Suttles have partnered with Knights Security Group to implement new practices and standards in the cleaning process, fostering innovation and changing the way they think about cleaning; ultimately, making the process simpler, quicker, and safer.

The innovation is underpinned by Knights Security Group’s unique high-level disinfectant called COV-RID that is EN14476 tested and proven to remove coronaviruses. Derived from plant oils, the COV-RID High-Level Disinfectant was specifically developed to be non-toxic and non-hazardous while still removing 99.99% of viruses and 99.999% of bacteria.


Implementing a fast, efficient, and effective system, using Knights Security Group’s non-hazardous and non-toxic COV-RID products, means they haven’t had a single case of COVID-19 among their workers. 

Network Rail and Suttles believe they have now set a precedent for the ‘Suttle Standard’ of worker protection, argue they have completely reset industry expectations of standards and that, it should be implemented moving forward by using PPE to bolster levels of protection in an already clean environment, rather than asking their workers to enter a dirty and potentially dangerous workspace.


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