Keep Your Employees and Clients Safe. The world is making adjustments to disinfection and cleaning protocols in an effort to have a healthy “new normal” caused by COVID-19. Given how this virus spreads through respiratory droplets or through contact with infected surfaces, exposure to and contracting the virus can occur anywhere where someone positive for it has been.
Despite the serious health threats posed by COVID-19 though, life goes on and there are ways for business owners to keep employees and clients safe in a healthy working environment.
Best Practices to Have a Healthy Workspace During a Pandemic
Social distancing is one of the best ways to avoid exposure and coupling that with quality commercial cleaning in your working environment can help lessen the risks of transmission. The AquaMaid team makes use of a 2-step process, particularly put into place with the thought of stopping COVID in its tracks in mind.
Our team wears head-to-toe coveralls instead of just masks and gloves. Each time we provide our cleaning services, our team is equipped with new protective gear. We also use an electrostatic disinfectant sprayer to disinfect an entire room––not just the surfaces people may get in contact with. This effectively reduces cross contamination from potentially infected surfaces which may slip other types of more basic cleaning. This is the greatest benefit of using our electrostatic disinfectant sprayer. Being a virus that can remain present in the air for a certain amount of time, this extra measure increases the effectiveness of our cleaning procedure.
Dealing with invisible threats is tough, but there are safety measures everyone can take to avoid contracting the virus. Risk assessment includes checking the working environment, population density control, and accounting for resources available to help stop Corona Virus in its tracks. Once risk assessment has been done, here are some ways to have a hopefully COVID-free workspace:
- Improved health policies and staff education – Anyone who is exhibiting symptoms ought to be allowed to work from home or take time off to recover. Transparency when it comes to who may be positive for the virus also helps with effective contact tracing and managing the spread of the virus. Educating the workforce on proper health practices will also benefit everyone in the workplace.
- Wearing masks – The possibility of transmitting and contracting the virus can be lessened effectively by such a simple safety measure that unfortunately isn’t always strictly adhered to.
- Frequent handwashing or use of sanitizers – Proper handwashing––another simple yet effective way to kill the virus––is encouraged. Supplying easily accessible sanitizers around the workspace can help remind people to disinfect while simultaneously reducing transmission through touch.
- Office cleaning – Good workplaces already have regular workspace cleaning but in the current global climate, there is an increased benefit of opting for professional commercial cleaning in the workspace. When in the past, “cleaning” may have meant vacuuming carpets or just regularly cleaning out workspace trash bins, today, commercial cleaning services can help safeguard the health of your workforce. Thorough disinfection of the entire workspace on a regular basis is encouraged.
At AquaMaid, we go the extra mile to provide you with thorough and effective office cleaning to help you, your employees, and clients feel safe in the workspace you are in. We care about you and our community. Visit Aquamaid Ltd. for a FREE, no-obligation quote.