Now that the children are back at school, the Government are encouraging staff to get back into the workplace but the onus is on business owners to implement COVID-19 secure hygiene procedures.
Implementing a hygiene programme will be the first step to success followed by regularly reviewed workplace risk assessments. Industry specifics may differ but the fundamentals will remain the same.
When implementing your hygiene programme, consider the following points:-
- Access and exit points –
- High touch points
- Building usage
- Frequency of cleaning
- Cleaning contractor
- Staff training
The frequency of cleaning needs to be higher now than before lockdown with thorough cleaning being carried out on a daily basis, deep cleaning being carried out overnight and it is also worth considering a specific anti-viral ‘fogging’ service every 6-8 weeks.
Although ultimately the responsibility of the cleanliness of a workplace lies with the business owner, all personnel need to play a key part in cleaning and this is why staff training and handwashing is so important along with a commitment to cleanliness.
It is also important to have a flexible approach and adapt to government guidelines as and when they change.
During these challenging times, USS is here to support you. With over 25 years commercial cleaning experience all of our operatives are fully trained on chemical usage, safe assembly and storage of equipment including waste disposal, best practice cleaning methods and procedures and we have specialist staff trained in anti-viral ‘fogging’, deep cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning and working at height.
Want to find out more about our services, call the office today on 02086694377.