As more and more organisations reopen their premises following the Covid-19 lockdown, ensuring the safety of employees, customers and visitors is essential. Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of building interiors will help reduce the risk of Covid-19 but also help to reassure people and build their confidence during our return to a more normal way of life.
Walkers has been operating throughout the Coronavirus crisis and we have been using our extensive experience of medical and disinfection cleaning, gained over many years. We have cleaned more than 4000 ambulances, NHS hospitals, GP’s surgeries, factories, commercial offices, schools and logistics centres. We provide our tips on how to keep your employees and visitors safe.
1. Covid-19 Deep Cleaning
Many restaurants, pubs, offices and leisure facilities have been closed for several months during the lockdown period. This will have allowed dirt and soil to build up on all surfaces, as well as potentially micro-organisms, bacteria and viruses. A deep clean by specialist cleaning experts is highly recommended as a precursor to reopening.
A full manual clean of all surfaces is essential to remove dirt and soil, and an electrostatic disinfection spray may also be recommended to ensure that everywhere is totally safe.
2. Enhanced Daily Cleaning Regimes
Coronavirus is known to survive on surfaces for several days, so an enhanced daily cleaning regime will be required once people return. This should particularly focus on items that are touched frequently, such as door handles, stair rails, lift call buttons and any IT equipment that is used by multiple people. In busy environments, cleaning high touch points several times a day is recommended.
3. Social Distancing and a Phased Return
Social distancing requirements will mean that most facilities will only be able to accommodate a reduced number of people. Work will be needed in all environments to determine the best way to maintain social distancing, with one way systems, reduced seating and clear and consistent signage guiding everyone’s passage.
4. Hand Hygiene One of the most important ways of reducing the risk of Covid-19 is regular, thorough hand washing with soap, thorough hand drying and avoiding touching your face. Alcohol based and sanitisers are useful in shops and other areas where hand washing facilities are not available, so ensure you have adequate products available. Signage is important to remind people about the use of soaps and sanitisers, and how to wash your hands properly.
5. Electrostatic Disinfecting Spray Regular electrostatic spraying with disinfectant is a safe, time-efficient and cost effective method of preventing against Covid-19. Electrostatic spraying produces charged disinfectant droplets which are attracted to surfaces, where they merge to form a continuous film, ensuring that even difficult to reach areas are treated thoroughly.
Our tips should help you to ensure that you are able to welcome your employees and visitors back to a safe environment, reassuring them that you have taken extensive measures to reduce Covid-19 risks. As asymptomatic individuals are able to spread the virus, prompt action is needed if you are an alerted of a confirmed case visiting your premises. We would recommend a full Covid-19 decontamination clean, carried out by experts, in accordance with the COVID-19 Infection, Prevention and Control Guidance issued by Public Health England. This would include ULV disinfection and fogging, a chlorine based disinfectant to clean all hard surfaces, cleaning of all IT equipment, soft furnishings and carpets, and cleaning of all high level signage and light fittings. Prompt and thorough cleaning should allow you to reopen again quickly.
To find out more, please call us today on 0330 380 4433 or visit https://www.walkerscleaningservices.co.uk/coronavirus-decontamination/