Unique spaces, unique risks
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of shared spaces and the people within them to pathogen exposure risk. While much attention has been placed on rapid testing as a means for risk reduction, it is only part of the solution. To properly safeguard a building or community against pathogens—both existing and future—a multi-layered approach is required.
Pathogens and contaminated air move between people and around different spaces in different ways. To accurately measure risk level—and know what tools to deploy to reduce it—a calculation of a space’s design and layout, as well as its use, is critical. By analyzing internal and external factors, as well as operations and occupant behavior, the Songbird Risk Response tool models a space, quantifying its risk for pathogen transmission.
Identify the most effective responses to reduce risks
Facility size and layout, ventilation and air flow, occupancy and density levels, local climate and infection rates. Applying this data, in combination with existing safety measures (e.g., personal protection, physical spacing, and cleaning), Songbird confirms how virus particles will move through a space.
A pathogen-risk profile provides a rating, along with recommended risk-reduction actions. Testing plans, cleaning regimes, structural modifications, and/or ventilation upgrades, along with digital monitoring tools, are potential mitigation options. Songbird’s scientists offer evidence-based recommendations to ensure the safety of occupants.
An optimized ventilation system is one of the most effective methods for removing airborne pathogens from an environment and protecting the people within it.