As a laser tag operator, the Coronavirus will already be having some kind of effect on your business operations. We have provided a helpful link below to provide some practical suggestions on how you can clean and disinfect the laser tag equipment/facility to reduce the chances of spreading the COVID-19 infection along with stored procedures.
Centres for disease control and prevention (CDC): Link
In brief, the suggested treatments include bleach, alcohol, and soap.
Although the choice on how you clean/disinfect packs is up to your interpretation of the CDC article, we have detailed below how these treatments may affect your laser tag equipment:
Bleach: Bleach will discolour and deteriorate the vest materials the fastest, and residual bleach may damage the clothing of your customers.
Soap: Soap is likely to cause substantial damage to the vest and phaser since soap requires water as part of the cleaning/rinsing process. Water will damage the electronics within the equipment and will leave soap residue to the vest materials. This residue may also damage customer’s clothing
Alcohol: We have noted that the majority of customers currently cleaning equipment have opted for the use of alcohol-based cleaning products. Alcohol treatment will harden leather over time, so we suggest regular use of a good quality leather conditioner to reduce this effect
Note: Please ensure the equipment is turned off during the cleaning process.
Regular Cleaning Regime
A cleaning regime of the equipment will need to be implemented, you may decide on cleaning the phasers and vests after every game, after a set number of uses or at a set time during the day. Regardless, please take into consideration that specific time slots will need to be allocated to non-gaming use to allow time for this cleaning process
Cleaning and Sterilizing Your Facility
Cleaning and sterilizing your facility is equally important. The CDC link above provides helpful suggested cleaning procedures.
1. Charge the packs fully
2. Power Everything down
3. Key off the Vests
4. Shut Down Computers and Networking Equipment
5. Unplug All Electronics – in case there is a power surge or outage no sense in taking a risk
Note: Do not unplug vesting cabinets
If you have further questions, please submit a request for our support team.