The Australian Government has recently commenced staged international border reopening. Australia also reopens to all fully vaccinated visa holders from 21 February 2022. Business travellers, tourists, and other visitors will soon be welcome to Australia as the economy heads towards recovery.
Over the past two years, many businesses, facilities and industries have been heading back to operations following strict guidelines and operating under modified conditions to control the risk of Coronavirus. For employers and owners of places that will welcome international business and travellers, having their facilities disinfected is a top priority. Employees, visitors, tourists and other users need to be sure that the premises are safe while they’re using them.
Best practices for Covid-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting the workplace.
Cleaning all surfaces is an important first step towards effective infection prevention and control measures. Cleaning removes dirt, debris and dust from any surface. This can be done by scrubbing, washing and rinsing.
Disinfecting, on the other hand, destroys or inactivates bacteria and viruses. To help lower the risk of spreading germs and pathogens, proper disinfection of hard, nonporous surfaces is necessary.
Disinfecting using EPA’s List N disinfectants kills any remaining germs on surfaces. This helps to reduce any risk of spreading infection. With a low-corrosivity and a low-toxicity rating, EPA-certified disinfectants benefit everyone involved, including the environment.
Places that need Covid-19 Cleaning and Disinfection.
Institutions, industries and facilities looking for deep clean protection against pathogens include the following:
- Hospitals, Health Care and Aged Care Facilities
- Schools and other Educational Institutions
- Fitness Facilities
- Entertainment outlets
- Shopping and Market complexes
- Housing Complexes
- Retail Businesses
- Call Centers
- Financial Institutions
- Private and Public Transportation Fleets
- Hotels, Restaurants and other tourism outlets
- Poultry and other Animal Farms
- Food Processing Plants
- Manufacturing Plants
Which areas of your facility need specialised cleaning and disinfection?
All surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected at least once a day. If determined necessary, they should be disinfected more often.
You should clean and disinfect the space if they are –
- High-touch surfaces like counters, desks and tables, light switches, handles and doorknobs, stair rails and elevator buttons, keyboards and phones, toilets, sinks and faucets, etc.
- Shared spaces where two or more businesses share a commercially leased office,
- High traffic areas or places in your business that have more activity and foot traffic,
- Areas with a large number of people like canteens, conference rooms,
- Poorly ventilated spaces,
- Any area that does not provide access to handwashing or hand sanitiser,
- Areas occupied by people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, like healthcare and senior care facilities,
- An area affected by a sick person or someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Well-planned Covid-19 Cleaning and Disinfection procedures are vital for any facility as businesses reopen.
It’s important to create and maintain a safe environment for employees returning to onsite work and people returning to shared and public spaces.
An established, well-managed environmental cleaning and disinfection program should provide detailed instructions for execution, based on the areas and specific situations.
The type of business and facility will also determine the specific cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
A disinfection schedule should contain what, how, when, and by whom the tasks are to be completed.
The organisation’s cleaning policies should outline the disinfection plans. A reference to appropriate protocols should be made to address any emergency situations like a Covid-19 outbreak.
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Cleaning and disinfecting are essential to making businesses, facilities, homes and public areas Coronavirus safe and ready for people to return to using them normally.
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Routine Covid-19 cleaning and disinfection services can help to prevent an outbreak in your facility. We have the techniques, tools and most appropriate products to disinfect areas as quickly as possible.
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