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Cleaning your Workplace to Reduce the Risk of COVID-19

It is your sole responsibility as an employer to protect your employees from any kind of harm that can occur to them. This denotes taking every possible step to keep your workers and other staffs secured from the deadly disease.

Coronavirus may be passed from people to different surfaces easily. Also, it can spread easily to others who touch the same surfacesquite often. Make sure you keep the workplace clean and tidy so that it can decrease the chances of coronavirus to spread further. This is considered to be a crucial part of trying to keep your business protected from coronavirus.

Go through this blogpost to clean the entire workplace and try to lessen the risks as much as possible. You should increase how often and how thoroughly you will clean so that you can prevent bacteria and germs in your office.

If you want to clean the entire surface from any suspected case of COVID-19, then make sure you go through the complete guideline on COVID-19.

Know how to assess the risks involved

Before you may decide on which cleaning option is suitable for your case, you need to consider risk assessment and manage the risks involved. This will ensure how you will be able towork safely and protect people from coronavirus.

Clean the surface to lessen the risk from coronavirus

Your risk assessment will enable to detecthow your carpet cleaning in London will appear, however there are certain things you need to consider.

Spot outsurfaces that are touched often

Doors, buttonsand anything you touch often need to be cleaned thoroughly. Some examples of frequently touched objects are:

  • work surfaces such as – desks, workstations and platforms
  • handles on windows, doors, water coolers, dispensers and windows, rails
  • common areas such as – toilets, changing rooms, lifts, reception and corridors
  • seat belts, vehicle handles, internal surfaces and steering wheel
  • control panels for machinery, switches and control pads
  • computer keyboards, monitors, touch screens, phones and printers
  • taps, water heaters, microwaves, cupboards, fridges and kettles
  • shared equipment like vehicles, machines, pallet trucks, delivery boxes and tools
  • goods and post coming in or being shopped out

You should put in place necessary measures to clean objects and surfaces after each use wherever possible such as phones and conferencing facilities in the meeting room. 

You will find 2 components in proper cleaning routines.

Deep cleaning

Deep cleaning is about thorough cleaning on all the surfacesthat are touched oftenonce everyday.

Periodic cleaning

Periodic cleaning meanscleaning at different times throughout the day. Periodic cleaning consists of cleaning the items immediately after use and cleaning surfaces daily throughout a single day.

Lessen the need for cleaning

If you can lessen people’s contact with objects and surfaces, then you should perform cleaning at least once properly. Think about how you may change the way you work to:

  • restrict movement of people around your office as much as possible
  • lessen the need of people to touch objects or surfaces

Some ways to restrict the movement or lessen the need of people to touch object are the following:

  • assign specific vehicles or work areas to certain people
  • form small groups that can work on an independent basis for different tasks
  • close off spare workstations and throw away the items you do not want to leave available for use
  • prop open doors to prevent the need for touching handles
  • fit foot plates to doors or automatic sensor operated doors so that they can be opened with feet than hands
  • issue door hooks to workers so that they do not need to touch the handles 
  • lessen the equipments available to decrease the amount that should be cleaned

Cleaning staff

Some organisations decide to hire full-time cleaning staffs while small organisations require fewer cleaning staff. Other workers have a crucial part and you should know what is needed for business based on your own risk evaluation.

It is essential to provide cleaning staff with their personal protection equipment (PPE) for cleaning where this is needed. But additional PPE to secure against coronavirus is not needed at all.

Cleaners should always maintain proper social distancing while cleaning and washing hands with soap and water after completing their work. It is advised to use hand sanitizer in case washing facilities are not available.

Make sure the cleaning staff followsnecessary instructions and understandthe importance of performing the cleaningworks.

Speak with workers to get necessary information

It is suggested to contact your workers and ask them to co-operate with our cleaners at Ryan Carpet Cleaning. They will ensure that the surfaces are completely clean and tidy by the end of the day so that deep cleaning can be done in an effective way. Both items and papers that are left on the surfaces might make the cleaning process less effective.

You should inform people about any kind of changes related to cleaning and the reasons for it that can lessen the chance of having uncooperative staff. It willeven reassure your workers that you are doing everything you really can to keep them safe and protected.

Posters

You need to use posters to inform people that regular cleaning will be done and that they need to co-operate with the cleaners.

Where you are expecting users to clean equipment after use as an important part of your cleaning regime, posters will enable to remind people of their duties and responsibilities.

Cleaning products

Your cleaning products need to be effective and when changing your normal routine, see the products are suitable for the environment and surface. Clean the clothes properly and other reusable cleaning products in soap and water after every use.

Thus, make sure you store cleaning products safely and try to use them at the concentration as it has been directed by the manufacturer.