Public Affairs

AUK Prepares Campus for Visitors and Students

25th Aug 2021 | by the Department of PR & Marketing

AUK conducted a full upgrade on the health and safety measures in its campus in preparation for receiving visitors and students. 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 which provide touch-free access to campus; disposable masks and gloves as well as hand sanitizers are also provided to ensure all those who enter are well-equipped and safe.  
  
All campus buildings and hallways contain signs regarding health and safety and distancing measurements, and shields have been constructed 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 that the University always stay up-to-date with the latest health and hygiene practices, AUK introduced NanoSeptic stickers all over campus. Using a new technology powered by light, NanoSeptic products turn high traffic touchpoints into self-cleaning surfaces by utilizing mineral nano-crystals which create a powerful oxidation reaction. Working around the clock, the surface continually oxidizes organic contaminants. Unlike traditional disinfectants and cleaners, the NanoSeptic stickers do not contain any poisons, heavy metals, or chemicals.
     
The AUK 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 diligently working to stay within the international standards for safety and security during this time to ensure the wellbeing of its community and to providing a healthy working environment in compliance with the guidelines provided by the Kuwait Ministry of Health.