With the current rate of the coronavirus spreading across the globe, many businesses and people are taking action to prevent further spread of the virus – with many self-isolating and working remotely from home. However, there are some businesses that are still in operation.
But with the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus predicted to rise within Wales and the UK, it is important that businesses keep as much of a clean and healthy working environment as possible.
To help keep your business a clean and healthy environment, here are some tips.
Regularly clean your business
You may think that your office is clean enough already but it’s important to keep on top of it to maintain a clean and healthy environment. If you have a regular cleaning service in, clean your business in between their scheduled cleans (this is will help maintain a clean and healthy environment as well as keeping on top of dirt and dust).
Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
When cleaning, wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves as this reduces the risk of bacteria and viruses transferring onto hands. If you are handling products that can be harmful to skin or to respiratory systems, wear a mask and protective eyewear.
Use Disposable Cloths
To ensure that viruses like the coronavirus don’t spread to other areas of your business, use disposable cloths when cleaning and bin them when you are finished. If are conscious of the environment and use re-usable cloths make sure to disinfect or wash them at very high temperatures to kill any bacteria or viruses.
Clean high touch areas
Within a business, there are many areas that are constantly being touched by multiple people. These include:
- Light switches and door push buttons
- Handles and handrails
- Toilet levers and taps
- Computer keyboards and mice
- Telephones and printers
These areas should be cleaned on a regular basis as part of yours or your cleaner’s routine. To further prevent the possibility of viruses like the coronavirus infecting and spreading from these areas, sanitise and disinfect them with disinfectant products that can kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses and use colour coded cloths to prevent cross-contamination.
Dispose of waste correctly
With many people self-isolating for others safety, it may be a bit quieter in the office. But there will be remaining staff in the office that are trying their best to catch any sneezes, coughs or runny noses with tissues – which end up in the bin. When emptying wastepaper bins make sure that used tissues go into general waste bins. Also, when handling any waste, make sure to wash your hands afterwards to minimise the spread of bacteria and viruses.
Clean communal areas
As the name suggests communal areas are areas where people congregate. To ensure that your business remains clean and healthy, regularly clean communal areas such as reception areas, waiting rooms, staff kitchen areas and break out rooms.
If you have an area where staff prep food, make sure that they use separate chopping boards for uncooked foods (such as raw meats and salads) and wipe down surfaces and wash their hands once they have finished.
A&R Cleaning Services are experienced in providing effective infection control to businesses across South Wales. We can provide deep cleaning or bio-misting services that can prevent and remove bacteria and viruses – creating healthy and clean working environments.
If you require deep cleaning or bio-misting services for your business, please get in touch with us on 01656 713950 or visit our website for other cleaning services