About | UV Safe
 

About UV Safe

 

Established in 2016, we made a name for ourselves with the Sterimiser®, an innovative waterless knife steriliser which was a finalist in the Suffolk Business Award for Innovation in 2018.

Today, we are the leading provider of low-carbon disinfection and total air purification solutions, providing a complete package of solutions to the food industry. Our products are recognised as one of the most effective forms of disinfection available, and benefit from huge energy and water savings, plus reduced HVAC maintenance costs.

With access to the latest technical and regulatory expertise and a reputation for exceptional customer care, you can rely on us to manage your project from initial consultation through commissioning and beyond.

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    Meet the team

     

    Paul Anderson,
    Managing Director

    Paul Anderson has dedicated the last five years to harnessing UV technology for sterilising, disinfection, and air purification in the food industry. His background is in the meat trade, and he has also worked as a government food inspector, as well as had hands-on experience in odour control for the waste recycling industry. It was whilst working in the meat trade that he spotted a gap in the market for the use of UV sterilisation of knives. For Paul, the next logical step was to invent and patent a solution that would eliminate bacteria, without the need for heat or steam which would enhance food safety. The UVC technology was not new, but it was not being used effectively for knives.

    In the waste sector, huge fans were used to spray perfumed chemicals, a costly way of masking rather than eliminating odours. Paul knew UV could be a viable alternative here too. UV Safe was born and has gone from strength to strength ever since.

     

    Dr Craig Kirby MRCVS,
    Technical Consultant

    Craig qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1995 from the University of Edinburgh. After spending some time in general practice, he moved into the specialised area of meat hygiene and public health. He was ultimately Head of Approvals and Veterinary Advice at the Food Standards Agency, and before that, an OV in East Anglia for more than 10 years. Originally from South Wales, he is now based in York, and acts as an independent veterinary consultant.

     

    Pauline Harris,
    Business Development Manager

    A dedicated and highly motivated member of the UV Safe team, Pauline has been working in the meat industry for more than 20 years. Her extensive CV ranges from working in production management for ABP to more technical roles. Pauline is experienced in building, maintaining, and promoting relationships with customers, ensuring at all times that our customers’ expectations are exceeded. With the unparalleled knowledge Pauline has of the food industry, she can advise on the restrictions and practicalities involved within manufacturing sites, with this in mind she can advise on the correct product for your needs.

    The science and its benefits

    We can help you create a safer and cleaner working environment, with the added benefits of huge savings on maintenance costs, water, and energy use, with our cutting-edge UV solutions.

    Ultraviolet light destroys the molecular bonds that hold the DNA of viruses and bacteria together. This quality can be harnessed through ultraviolet germicidal irradiation; a disinfection method (UVGI) that uses short wavelength ultraviolet (UVC) light.

    UVGI devices can produce strong enough UVC light in circulating air or surface systems to make them inhospitable environments to microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, moulds and other pathogens. UVGI has been used for disinfection since the mid-20th century, primarily in medical sanitation and sterile work facilities.

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