Many countries have responded to the coronavirus outbreak by enforcing a lockdown to break the chain of infection and reduce its spread to avoid overwhelming health services. However, if you have a vital service or business that has to keep functioning, it’s essential to take every precaution to protect the people who use your premises, including your employees, visitors, and also public members.
If your premises have been shut down, your employees and other users will want assurance that your premises are safe before they return and that they’ll stay safe while they’re using them.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly infectious disease, rapidly spreading from one city in China in December 2019 to over 200 countries and territories over three months. With no vaccine or specific treatment, the main advice to prevent COVID-19 is to practice stringent hygiene measures.
This includes cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that people frequently touch. Even when restrictions are lifted, there are likely to be more waves of coronavirus infections as people come into contact with others, so we all have to stay vigilant and continue using hygienic practices.
How to decontaminate coronavirus
Cleaning and disinfecting areas and objects play an essential role in protecting people from COVID-19. It’s critical in returning a site to safe use after an infected person has visited your premises.
- As a facilities manager, you’ll need to ask the following questions.
- How quickly can I get my facilities up and running again?
- Are my premises virus-free, and are the surfaces in my premises safe to touch and use again?
- What hygiene procedures and virus control measures do I need to put in place immediately?
- How do I develop a strategy to implement robust hygiene standards in my organization?
- What do I need to do to comply with changing regulations, and how do I safeguard against this happening again?
You may have cleaners that do regular cleaning tasks, but controlling a highly infectious virus causing a pandemic requires a higher level of expertise and control measures that only a professional service can provide.
Cleaning and disinfection treatments
A disinfection service will first survey the site using specialists. The survey will provide a site-specific:
- Risk assessment
- Method statement
- Safe operating procedures
Specially trained disinfection technicians manually clean and disinfect the site using specialist equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE) and an approved high-level surface disinfectant. They will go through the contaminated rooms and areas systematically, cleaning all the key touchpoints and surfaces.
Areas contaminated with bodily fluids such as blood, urine, vomit, or human faeces will need specialist cleaning. These fluids can seep into porous materials and areas that are difficult to detect for people without specialist training. Standard cleaning methods are unlikely to ensure decontamination.
Disinfection: An assured service
Cleaning and disinfecting are essential measures for managers of buildings to making areas contaminated by the coronavirus safe and to quickly return them to normal use. Professional disinfection services have the techniques, tools, and most appropriate products to disinfect areas to make them safe and return them to use as quickly as possible.
When completed, you can be sure that cleaning and disinfection have been carried out using approved safety procedures, tools, and products that are compliant with safety regulations. The completion report will help to reassure your staff, customers, and visitors that the premises are safe again. Ongoing cleaning regimes will provide further reassurance that facilities managers are maintaining high standards of hygiene on their premises.
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