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Presentation of the UNE specification on safety of UV radiation equipment

10/06/2020

Yesterday 9 June saw the launch of the new Specification UNE 0068:2020 Safety requirements for UVC devices used for air and surface disinfection in premises, promoted by the Spanish Association of Lighting Manufacturers (ANFALUM), in collaboration with Spanish Association for Standardisation-UNE.

This new Specification establishes the safety requirements for the use of UVC radiation for disinfection purposes, a topic of the highest relevance in the current scenario caused by coronavirus.

La UNE 0068 fue presentada en el webinar Jornada Equipos de Radiación Ultravioleta: Safety and Use, organised by ANFALUM, together with UNE, which was successfully presented to around a hundred experts from organisations.

The meeting highlighted the importance of this Specification to clarify the uncertainties that have arisen in the market regarding this type of equipment, as well as to promote its safe use.

Participants at the event included José Manuel Prieto, Deputy Director-General of Industrial Quality and Safety for the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism; Covadonga Caballo, Technical Advisor of the Sub-directorate General of Environmental Health and Occupational Health at the Directorate General of Public Health, Quality and Innovation of the Ministry of Health; Javier García, CEO of UNE and Alfredo Berges, Managing Director of ANFALUM.

A 15% discount code has been offered to the attendees of the webinar for the acquisition of the Specification and other related standards.