United implements ‘bio-fogging’ first

Deep cleaning warehouse

United Wholesale (Scotland) has become the first wholesaler in Scotland to utilise innovative ‘bio-fogging’ disinfection to protect customers and staff in its three depots.

Glasgow-based delivered wholesaler and cash & carry business United Wholesale (Scotland) has become the first wholesaler in Scotland to make use of an innovative method of deep cleaning in its three depots in Glasgow and Grangemouth.

The ‘bio-fogging’ technology used is also deployed in hospitals and is implemented using a specialised hand-held device to deliver a disinfectant solution in a mist form. After a few hours, the treated areas become safe to the public.

Each of the three UWS depots have now been successfully decontaminated during closing hours to ensure no harm can come to customers or staff. The move is part of United’s commitment to undertake a deep clean of their properties as they prepare for the potential easing of lockdown restrictions in order to provide reassurance for customers and staff – and ultimately, protect the NHS.

The operation was carried out by the specialist PSS Group and means that the nearly 3,000 retailers who shop at UWS can continue to provide the nation with vital supplies without any worry of catching the virus.

Mohammad Abdur Rajak, Owner of Day-Today Bridgeton, said: “It’s fantastic to see UWS is taking the safety of its customers and keyworkers seriously. The recent deep clean at its depot with fog technology gives us that much needed confidence and that added layer of security whilst shopping at any of their three warehouses.”

Mr Sijad (CJ), Floor Manager of UWS’s Queenslie depot, said: “Staff are very happy that we are getting a deep clean. It gives them confidence that we can continue working without the constant worry of our safety. We all feel a great sense of pride that our company is going above and beyond to look after the safety and well-being of their staff.”

Chris Gallacher, MD of UWS, added: “Our depots have remained open during the coronavirus crisis and we have introduced many safety measures to protect our customers, including social distancing. We want to do everything we can to not only protect our workforce and customers, but to help drive down coronavirus cases and care for our NHS. Deep cleaning is a sensible plan for all businesses ahead of the easing of lockdown restrictions and provides reassurance to customers using the premises. We have just completed the two trial c-stores which are part of our symbol group, Day-Today – I can confirm this was a massive success and I would encourage all wholesale and retail groups to carry out this procedure.”