The university is working diligently to be on par with international standards for safety and security to ensure the wellbeing of its community and in compliance with the guidelines provided by the Kuwait Ministry of Health
The American University of Kuwait (AUK), a leading independent liberal arts institution in the region, has laid out an exceptional course of action in the ongoing pandemic including conducting a full upgrade on health and safety measures to welcome both students and visitors to the campus.
The University’s Campus Services Department has implemented a meticulous plan to safeguard the campus starting from the outside gates, which have been supplied with Hikvision thermal cameras to measure people’s temperatures and new ID cards for the University community that provide touch-free access to campus. In addition, disposable masks and gloves as well as hand sanitisers have also been provided to ensure all those who enter are well-equipped and safe.
Cleaning staff sanitising a classroom
All campus buildings and hallways have signs about health and safety and distancing measurements. Shields have been installed around all staff and faculty desks in addition to a supply of face shields as an added layer of protection during daily interactions.
AUK also has a trained team to disinfect frequently-touched surfaces on a daily basis and the whole campus on a weekly basis.
To ensure the University always stay up-to-date with the latest health and hygiene practices, AUK has introduced NanoSeptic stickers all over the campus.
Using a new technology powered by light, these NanoSeptic products turn high traffic touchpoints into self-cleaning surfaces by utilising mineral nanocrystals, which create a powerful oxidation reaction.
Working around the clock, the surface continually oxidises organic contaminants. Unlike traditional disinfectants and cleaners, the NanoSeptic stickers do not contain poisons, heavy metals, or chemicals.
The Campus Services Department has also produced a health and safety manual, as well as an awareness video, which have been published on the University’s website to ensure that all campus community members and visitors are informed of the latest updates before entering the University grounds.
AUK is working diligently to be on par with international standards for safety and security during this time to ensure the wellbeing of its community and to provide a healthy working environment in compliance with the guidelines provided by the Kuwait Ministry of Health.