Over the last 2 years government guidance outlines a number of steps employers should take to make workplaces safe for employees, contractors, customers and members of the public. How you manage transmission risk will depend on your specific workplace, there are certain things we do to keep our office space Covid free. And so wanted to share a few tips on our experience of disinfecting our workspace and how we are protecting employees against COVID-19.
To reduce the risk of contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection within the office or workplace, schedule a deep clean rigorous cleaning schedule to protect yourself and your staff. It is important to stick to your agreed schedule whether it’s daily or weekly and inform employees of this.
As well as conduct regular air quality assessments at your workplace. And ensure at least one window or door is open to improve ventilation.
Tiny airborne particles can travel further than droplets and in poorly ventilated spaces this can lead to viral particles spreading between people. Good ventilation is a great way of reducing risk.
High Touch Surfaces
Pay particular attention to cleaning high-touch surfaces around the office especially kitchens. Ensure you disinfect items such as tables, chairs, printers, doorknobs, light switches, phones, whiteboards and handles.
Display Hygiene Rules Clearly
Ensure your staff know exactly how to abide by your hygiene regime. Rules could include:
• Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after using the kitchen or toilet (make sure thorough hand washing instructions are clearly displayed by the sink, and that antibacterial soap is provided).
• Always wear a face covering when using the kitchen (this will prevent airborne particles from coughs and sneezes settling on surfaces).
• Wipe down surfaces and any kitchen or communal equipment you use with an antibacterial spray and/or disposable wipes, before and after use (make sure that antibacterial spray and/or disposable wipes are available for this purpose).
Provide extra non-recycling bins for workers and visitors to dispose of single-use face coverings and PPE.
Use signs and posters to build awareness of good hand-washing techniques, the need to increase hand-washing frequency, avoid touching your face, and to cough or sneeze into a tissue that is binned safely, or into your arm if a tissue is not available.
How Clean All Crew can help you create a COVID-19 Secure Workplace
As the Londons leading provider of office cleaning services, Clean Alll Crew can help you create a safe workplace and ensure a smooth return to work for your staff. To find out more on how we can keep your office COVID secure contact us today.