How do taxi drivers and driving instructors hit the road again and confidently keep themselves and customers safe?

How do taxi drivers and driving instructors hit the road again and confidently keep themselves and customers safe?

Posted 24 June, 2020 at 10:45

Author Mark Bradshaw on behalf of (IFM) Independent Forecourt Magazine


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AS LOCKDOWN eases taxi drivers and driving instructors are among those wrestling with how will they keep themselves and their customers safe. 

Many will be looking at how they can quickly and efficiently sanitise their vehicles to ensure they are protecting themselves and their clients.


One solutions expert, which came to the nation’s aid by delivering one million items of PPE to UK care homes in seven days, believes it has found the answer to keeping taxi drivers and driving instructors moving while still keeping everyone safe.

Eco is offering a specialist anti-virus sanitiser spray which can be used quickly and efficiently as a surface cleaner and sanitiser to provide quick-drying, long-lasting protection without leaving any residue.

The spray, which comes in a 500ml spray container, provides up to average 99.9999% efficacy against pathogenic organisms, and is 100% compliant with all international hand hygiene protocols and EU Biocidal Products Regulations.

Eddie Black, Eco’s managing director, said: “In our business we have been experts in sanitisation for more than ten years now.

“This is one of the best solutions I have come across when it comes to a quick, efficient, user-friendly, anti-virus solution which will keep people safe in a range of environments. 

“I have used it on my own vehicle and the results were amazing. It dries so fast and leaves no residue.

“There are so many ways this could help people as the country eases out of lockdown, and it would be ideal for taxi drivers and driving instructors who are having to drive different people around in their vehicles and need to keep themselves and their customers safe and their vehicles sanitised at all times.” 

Eddie also believes the anti-virus sanitiser is ideal for shops to help keep their staff and customers safe, and their products sanitised.

Eco has also assembled a full range of contamination control technologies suitable for shopping complexes, holiday resorts, factories, offices, sports stadiums, concert venues, cinemas and theatres, including hygiene portals, testing pods, thermal imaging cameras, biometric face recognition, pre-book scanning systems, and pop-up polytunnels and buildings.

Eddie said: “We are looking at long-term, flexible solutions which will provide contamination control and peace of mind.

“We will achieve this with a combination of future-proof and adaptable technologies.”

Eddie explained that making sure the technologies are affordable, and value for money, is also key.

“The health and well-being of people is our number one priority and anyone running any business, knows they are going to have to spend some money to ensure they are doing everything they can to provide a safe environment for their staff and their customers.”

Eco is building its own state of the art, 3,000-square-metre headquarters for 80 employees at Annan, where Eddie is deploying the technologies to protect the health and well-being of his own team.

He plans to use all the technologies outside the building, as well as keyless entry, intercomms, antivirus coverings on furniture, and the anti-virus sanitiser solution to help keep any virus at bay.

Eddie said: “We can reduce the risk massively if we use all these technologies. It’s all about looking after people, and making sure people are as safe as possible.”

Eco’s emergency rapid response solutions division has already helped the nation in its time of need.

As well as delivering one million items of PPE to UK care homes within a week, its sanitising solutions have been helping a UK factory, making material for visors for the NHS, keep operating 24/7. 

Any organisation or business which would benefit from Eco’s help is asked to contact 01461 500 206 or email response@teameco.co.uk or visit www.teameco.co.uk for more information.

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