How has COVID-19 changed cleaning in the workplace

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COVID-19 is transmitted when a person touches an object or surface that is contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and then touches their own eyes, noses, or mouths.

Surfaces and objects can easily become contaminated with COVID-19 from droplets landing on them due to someone who is infected with the virus coughing or sneezing near them or touching them.

It is known that increased cleaning of surfaces and objects reduces the presence of the virus. Therefore, regular cleaning plays a vital role in limiting the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace.

In light of this, employers operating workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic must now implement specific cleaning practices in order to adhere to guidelines and protect their employees and visitors. 

These practices include:

 

Use of effective chemicals 

 

The World Health Organisation states that: "bleach may be used at a recommended concentration of 0.1% or 1,000ppm. Alcohol at 70-90% can also be used for surface disinfection. Surfaces must be cleaned with water and soap or detergent first to remove dirt, followed by disinfection."

 

Dispose of waste correctly 

 

If you have had an employee or visitor on-site with symptoms of the virus, personal waste from these individuals must be disposed of differently to regular waste.

Waste from cleaning areas where they have been (including PPE, disposable cloths, and used tissues) should be double-bagged and stored for at least 72 hours before disposing of with regular rubbish.

 

How can we help?

 

We offer decontamination services to any business that has had a confirmed case of COVID-19 on site. We are also offering deep cleaning services to companies who would like the peace of mind that their workplace has been professionally cleaned.

We understand that the safety of your workforce is your priority and that timing is critical, that is why we strive to provide services nationwide, and at late notice. 

Our sanitising and maintenance plans for all businesses include:

 

Waste disposal

 

Our team will safely and correctly remove and dispose of any waste from the building before disinfecting. 

 

Full touchpoint clean

 

We will then decontaminate the space using VIRABACT; a solution that is proven to be effective against COVID-19. We will pay close attention to all touchpoints and high traffic areas across your premises, such as door handles, desks, and railings.

 

Electrostatic decontamination

 

This technique involves a very fine chemical being sprayed across an entire workplace, coating all surfaces and soft furnishings.

 

Trust us

 

When you enlist the help of Real Cleaning, you can be sure that:

  • We will use approved disinfectants that are proven to be effective against COVID-19 to decontaminate your premises. 
  • All personnel will be fully equipped with the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 

Want to know more about our services? Get in touch with us today.