The COVID-19 pandemic has swept over global economies, affecting so many different aspects of daily life, for example travel, trade, retail and other markets. To mitigate risks of spreading the virus, employers and business owners have been urged to take steps in order to help everyone reach a COVID safe normal state. Office cleaning in Melbourne has become critical in helping prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Here are some ways that can help you maintain a safe and clean workplace in this pandemic.
Install hand sanitiser stations
In order to promote personal hygiene and rigorous sanitation, put hand sanitiser dispensers in prominent areas of the workplace. Ensure that these dispensers are refilled frequently and as required. Check that the hand sanitiser contains at least 60% alcohol.
Maintain safe work plans for the staff
Keep your workers and staff informed about the safety precautions you are taking to ensure their health and well-being. A safety and health management system should be in place not only to reassure your staff but also to improve the work environment. Each company will have their own protocols based on mandated requirements, and these must be met to ensure a business can stay open and safe
Procedures may include having visitors or customers sign in when they come to work. This is a simple way to monitor the traffic in and out of the workplace.
Small businesses in low-risk industries may need only a simple call-and-response system between the workers and management. High-risk industries need more detailed policies and procedures.
Use hospital-grade disinfectants while cleaning
When choosing chemicals for disinfecting your workplace, ensure that you get hospital-grade products for maximum protection. Registered hospital-grade disinfectants are effective against TB, vegetative bacteria, fungi and of course viruses. Carefully read the instructions first before using these chemicals.
Clean high-touch areas
High-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, faucets, countertops and handles require more intensive cleaning and disinfecting. They are more likely to spread bacteria viral matter and other germs compared to surfaces that don’t see as much traffic.
When cleaning high-touch areas, consider the shape of the object too. Flat surfaces are pretty straightforward, but on surfaces such as knobs, there are multiple crevices in which unwanted germs may build up. Check that each surface and corner is thoroughly cleaned.
Regularly clean shared areas
Shared areas such as kitchens, pantries, meeting rooms, lobbies and open workspaces should be regularly cleaned as well. Mopping the floors and regularly taking out the rubbish can go a long way in ensuring the area is kept clean and neat.
Perform deep cleaning on weekends
Aside from cleaning the workplace daily, a more thorough and extensive cleaning on the weekends is recommended. Deep cleaning involves thorough washing and disinfecting of not only the typically used areas and surfaces, but also those that are often overlooked during regular cleaning. With deep cleaning, you can be sure that all the dirt and grime hiding in corners is cleared out, making the workplace safer for the staff.
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