Essential Office Cleaning Practices to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a huge effect on the world and there are no signs of this changing any time soon. Unprecedented numbers of employees are now working from home where possible, however, there are still many people who are required to go into the office or workplace to ensure that their business continues to operate as close to normal as possible.

Here we talk through the office cleaning practices that are vital to helping prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), keeping the virus at bay.

Make cleaning a standard practice

In order to ensure a clean working area, it’s important for each member of staff to clean up after themself as standard, but also to follow a set of practices that will prevent cleaning mistakes that could spread the virus. For example, while wiping desks and work surfaces, it’s important to wipe in one direction only; wiping in a circular motion or back and forth simply redeposits germs.

It is a smart move for businesses to distribute disinfectant wipes to all employees in order to encourage regular cleaning practices. Hand sanitiser and disinfectant spray should also be given to all members of staff to further promote regular cleaning. With the right supplies at hand, people are much more likely to follow standard cleaning practices.

Keep people at home where possible

If it is possible for employees to work remotely, then this should be encouraged, to help ensure that a smaller number of people are coming into close contact with each other. Likewise, should an employee feel any symptoms, they should stay at home in order to limit the potential spread of the virus.

Practice social distancing

Businesses should be looking to enforce strict social distancing measures and keep employees at least 2m away from each other at all times. Extra measures such as erecting screens between desks can also be put in place to help enforce social distancing.

Hire a professional cleaning company

One of the most important actions businesses can take to disinfect their workplace is to hire professional cleaning services. Other cleaning practices are ineffective without offices and other workspaces being properly cleaned and disinfected by professionals. To ensure maximum safety and a disinfected workplace, regular commercial cleaning services are highly recommended.

Limit surface contact

A key issue in any workplace is the requirement to touch surfaces such as doors, door handles, taps, hand dryers, and lightswitches, all of which are high contact areas. By installing sensors for taps, dryers and lights, and replacing traditional doors with swing doors, this considerably reduces the number of surfaces that employees will have to touch on an average working day.

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