Burton-upon-Trent ventilation supplier Vortice has sponsored the Thomas Alleyne’s High School in Uttoxeter with 30 bags and balls for use by its sports department and for extra-curricular activities. 

The co-educational school has a strong ethos of enabling all students to experience excellence in every aspect of their development and that includes sport and extra-curricular activities, designed to help them keep both their minds and bodies healthy.

Rebecca Fletcher, PE teacher at Thomas Alleyne’s said:

“We were delighted to receive this equipment from Vortice – enrichment activities such as sport, outdoor learning and extra- curricular clubs will all benefit from the donation.”

Jennifer Quinn, Marketing Manager at Vortice said:

“Our ventilation products are all about keeping indoor air quality healthy, but just as important for student development is spending time outdoors, breathing fresh outdoor air.  We hope that this equipment will encourage that.”



Award-winning house builder Homes by Carlton has chosen Vortice energy efficient ventilation fans for its fabulous new development Cathedral Gates in Chilton, just eight miles from Durham.  Unsurprisingly, these high specification homes, with their bespoke designer kitchens and stylish bathrooms and wet rooms, will boast an equally high specification ventilation system.

Indoor air quality is enormously important for the health and wellbeing of residents and the Quadro Micro two speed centrifugal fans will ensure high extraction levels even when long ducts are used.  Air is extracted through four sides of the appliance whilst still allowing a sleek and attractive fan design.

Marketing Manager Jennifer Quinn said:

“The houses at Cathedral Gates will clearly be offering a quality finish both internally and externally, so the chosen Vortice intermittent extract fans are ideal for them.  We are very pleased to be working with Homes by Carlton and look forward to seeing the properties when they are complete.”

How safe is the public washroom during the COVID-19 pandemic

How safe is the public washroom during the COVID-19 pandemic

Do you feel safe in public washrooms during the coronavirus pandemic?

VORTICE believe one of the main factors in reducing the spread of COVID-19 is sanitisation. The main element in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in public washrooms is by means of using antibacterial gel, soap dispensers and hand dryers. During the pandemic many reports and analysis have been completed on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 and there are two key findings:

The first is how important it is to wash your hands. Results have shown that nearly 95% of adults did not wash long enough to thoroughly clean bacteria and viruses from their hands. (See related article here: Proper Handwashing — and Drying — Is the No. 1 Way to Prevent Spread of Contagious Disease!)

Secondly is the importance of ensuring the hands are dried correctly. Studies have suggested that on average people have spent 22.5 seconds drying their hands and 45% of people have simply dried their hands on clothing to finish drying! (This is how many germs are lurking in YOUR bathroom, and you’ll be horrified at the dirtiest spot)

The World Health Organization has stated that:

“To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air hand dryer.”

VORTICE understand the importance of hygiene in the public washroom and therefore have the following products:

The S+G soap dispenser which allows the user to adjust the specified amount of soap and gel thus allowing no touching of the unit. There is also the VORT Super Dry which includes a UV germicidal lamp which not only dries but also sanitises the hands to ensure maximum hygiene and safety for the user.

The new UVLOGIKA environmental sanitiser lamp effectively disinfects surfaces. Tests have shown that in just 8 minutes of exposure, 99% of bacteria and viruses tested and present on a surface located 2 metres from the lamp were eliminated (COVID-19).

The main element we can take from the mass of findings relating to COVID-19 is that many public washrooms are probably safer now than in pre pandemic days. Washing your hands and drying hands is paramount to stop the spread (NHS have detailed information on how to wash hands effectively – see here https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/) however having the correct product range within the public washroom is also fundamental.

The VORTICE air solutions brochure can be found here Air Solutions Brochure