The occurrence of the global pandemic has made us more alert to pay attention to the cleanliness of our homes and workplaces. To prevent the spreading of infections in the workplace cleaning and disinfecting is an effective approach. The workplace which has a big firm and a large number of employees should follow a proper procedure of disinfecting.
Do the routine cleaning and disinfecting
Start with the routine cleaning. Simply clean the often touched objects and disinfect them. Go with the rule ‘clean, disinfect, and sanitize’. Cleaning removes germs, disinfecting kills germs, and sanitizing lowers the number of germs. While disinfecting in the workplace, consider the following points:
Whatever equipment is being used in your workplace should be taken into consideration while disinfecting. We often just clean the machines and leave. They may shine and look clean but contain germs. Many hands use them. So after the cleaning, disinfect machines and equipment.
While disinfecting keep in mind the most touchable surfaces, especially the contact points. They are being touched every now and then. Contact points are doorknobs, cupboard/drawer handles, switches, telephone, remote, countertops, and the list goes on. Sometimes we cough, sneeze and without realizing immediately touch these contact points. This can be the biggest factor for spreading germs and viruses.
For hard surfaces, first, do the cleaning by brooming and vacuuming. Then use a disinfectant solution to wipe the floor. Use the chemical which contains at least 70% of alcohol. After the disinfection is done, make sure that the solution remains for a long time so that it can eliminate the contaminants completely.
Soft surfaces consist of carpets and fabrics. They contain dust and grimes. You should wash them with bleach and detergents. Do not stuff all the fabrics in machines at once. Give them a modest wash. Leave them for drying. The dry wash will also work on soft surfaces.
Use products safely
When working with chemicals pay attention to the instructions written on the products. Do not mix cleaner and disinfectant unless the label ensures it is safe to do it. Wear gloves while working with disinfectant and protect your eyes. There are many instructions and precautions mentioned on the label. Read them carefully and proceed safely.
Handle waste carefully
Disposing of waste must be done carefully. Wear hand gloves, use a no-touch wastebasket. While emptying the wastebasket, avoid touching tissues and other wastes. Keep the degradable and nondegradable waste separately. After you are done with disposing of waste wash your hands properly with soap or hand wash.
Professionals can handle disinfecting in the workplace. You can also do it with the help of your employees but if you have a large firm then hiring professionals will make the cleaning and disinfecting process systematic. All the cleaning and disinfecting process come with a bit of risk and hazards. Professionals take ultimate safety and ensure a safe environment.
Hiring professionals or not is your choice but ensure the cleaning and disinfecting of your workplace at least once a year. It reduces the risk of spreading infections.