Guidelines are updated regularly, please bear that in mind, when reading any information about Covid-19.
Cleaning has become confusing for many people, not knowing what methods and products actually kill the Coronavirus, so here is a list of important points that will provide you with confidence when tackling your business premises.
Remember, if you can work from home, please do so. If this isn’t possible, work places should make every effort to comply with social distancing guidelines.
- wear the correct PPE (personal protective equipment) for your task ahead (this may vary, depending on your job at hand)
- once cleaning is finished, double bag the used PPE, store it securely for 72 hours then throw it away.
- when cleaning hard surfaces, wash the area with warm, soapy water first, then disinfect those surfaces with your usual cleaning products.
- use either a combined detergent disinfectant solution at a dilution of 1000 parts per million available chlorine. Or, a household detergent followed by disinfection (1000 ppm av.cl.) Follow manufacturer’s guide for dilution, application and contact times for all detergents and disinfectants. If an alternative disinfectant is used within your factory or warehouse, this should be checked and ensure that it is effective against enveloped viruses.
- pay special attention to frequently touched areas and surfaces, like door handles, light switches, grab rails, toilets, taps, phones, keyboards, computer mice etc..
- all staff should wash hands regularly with soap and water, and also after removing any PPE.
- use disposable cloths or paper roll, as well as disposable mop heads.
- avoid creating splashes and spray when cleaning
- any of the disposable mop heads and cloths used, must be double bagged and disposed of after 72 hours
- steam cleaning should be used on items that cannot be cleaned using detergents.
- when you remove your clothing, do not shake it. Wash your clothes on the warmest water setting and dry all clothing completely.
- clean and disinfect anything that came in contact with your dirty clothing
- when you dispose of your waste, put it in a rubbish sack and tie it up. Then, put it in a second rubbish sack and tie it up again. Store it for 72 hours before disposing of it.
- provide hand sanitisers, tissues and PPE for your staff. Make sure the bathrooms are well stocked with soap.
- Don’t forget the staff room in the cleaning routine
- Keep updated on the latest Public Health Advice.
- And keep your premises well ventilated
If you are looking to carry out a Covid-19 deep clean for your business premises, please contact our staff for advice, who will be happy to talk you through your needs. We are here to help.