These covid-19 cleaning guidelines are designed to help reduce the risk of spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) from contact with contaminated surfaces.
Q. Will our usual cleaning procedures be adequate to help reduce the risk spreading coronavirus?
A. We recommend that premises/sites adopt enhanced cleaning processes. Housekeeping procedures, whether provided by work colleagues or a contract cleaning company, may not be thorough enough to adequately reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.
Businesses should discuss these guidelines with their employees to ensure that they are immediately implemented
Q. What is the primary concern about cleaning premises to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus?
A. Of primary concern for coronavirus cleaning, business heads need to be aware of the occupancies and surfaces where frequent human contact might provide a reservoir for COVID-19. This is referred to as touch-point cleaning. While each facility and operation will be different, the following areas should receive attention:
- Areas where staff, customers or the public congregate including offices, conference rooms, canteens and cafeterias, locker rooms and receptions.
- Hygiene facilities including, toilets, and handwashing stations
- Dispensaries including, medical & first aid stations, emergency showers and eyewash stations
Q. What are the frequently touched surfaces for touchpoint Covid-19 cleaning?
- Desktops and all work surfaces
- Doorknobs and door handles
- Light switches and dimmer switches
- Computer monitors, keyboards
- Tablets and laptops
- Telephone equipment
- All chair rests and arms
- Canteen tables and chairs, crockery, trays and cutlery
- Sinks, taps and kitchen areas
- Toilets, including all surfaces
- Water fountains and drinks dispensers and vending machines
Q. What is the desired frequency of cleaning for Covid-19 cleaning procedures?
A. The areas highlighted above should be cleaned at least daily, if possible, these areas should be cleaned between shifts.
Q. What sanitising liquids and equipment should be used to reduce the spread of coronavirus?
A. Businesses should use a commercial sanitising wipe, ideally, you should use commercial anti-microbial products Rozone RES RESTORE CLEAN to remove dirt and dust as these are a source of loading medium for virus contamination.
Q. What is the best general cleaning guideline to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus?
A. The general cleaning guideline is that the more people who have contact with the repeatedly touched surfaces, the more frequently that surface should be cleaned.
- Internal or external cleaning staff will be responsible for regular cleaning of common areas frequented by employees
- Provide disposable wipes or other cleaning products so that commonly used surfaces can be wiped down by employees before each use.
Q. How should non-office areas, including production areas, test room facilities and lab facilities, be best cleaned to avoid the risk of spreading coronavirus?
A. Some facilities have specific cleaning requirements for production areas, laboratories, and other non-office areas as dictated by quality systems. In many cases, these procedures will include sanitisation that will reduce the risk posed by viruses such as COVID-19 or other pathogens.
Recognising that contract cleaning services may not clean production areas, business leaders are encouraged to work with operators to implement enhanced cleaning procedures in production, test rooms, laboratories, etc., particularly with respect to frequently touched surfaces.
Q. What are the optimal cleaning solutions and sanitisers to use to help keep your workforce safe?
- Step1: For general precautionary cleaning use Rozone RES RESTORE CLEAN to remove dirt and dust as these are a source of loading medium for virus contamination. This first step is important.
- Step2: For general precautionary sanitisation use Rozone RES SANITECH for sanitising in non-food environments. For food environments such as kitchens and canteens use Rozone RES SANITECH FOOD SAFE. (It is important that the sanitiser is left wet for 5 minutes to ensure kill rate, it can then be wiped with a clean white cloth)
The survival time for COVID-19 is not fully known, so it is best to assume that the virus can survive on surfaces of different materials for at least 2 to 3 days, and possibly longer. Where there is reason to suspect that surfaces may have been contaminated with COVID-19, the surfaces should be sanitised.
Sanitisers should be prepared and applied in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations. Ensure that appropriate contact time is given before rinsing or removing the disinfectant.
Q. Are there any important points to note when using sanitisers?
- Check the labels and use according to instructions, and be aware of the potential hazard of each product
- Avoid contact with eye and skin when handling cleaning products
- Comply with all warnings and precautions for use
- Do not mix different cleaning products
- Use in a well-ventilated area
- For disinfection of highly contaminated surfaces or material, avoid the use of spray, and allow appropriate contact time needed for disinfection (5 minutes) prior to rinsing or removing the product from the treated surface.
Q. What are the suggested detergents and sanitisers to be used in the execution of covid-19 cleaning?
- Rozone RES SANITECH (Sanitiser)
- Rozone RES RESTORE CLEAN (Detergent)
- Rozone RES SANITECH FOOD SAFE (Sanitiser)
- Rozone ULTRA SCRUB FLOOR CLEANER (Detergent)
- Rozone ALCOHOL WIPES (Sanitiser)
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