A lot of businesses have kept their offices closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, this has adversely affected our economy, so we must find a way to revive our businesses while protecting ourselves and our employees. The government has released new regulations for re-opening businesses and offices, so we will be exploring some cleaning guidelines below.
Service the building before opening
Assess your building and fix anything that is broken, especially any air conditioning systems or vents. You are also required to carry out thorough cleaning procedures, including the fumigation of your building. To ensure that your office is well cleaned and sanitised, we recommend contracting a cleaning company to do the job for you.
Keep the space clean at all times
For your employees’ health and safety, you are required to frequently clean shared workspaces and equipment. This also includes surfaces that are touched regularly, such as door handles and countertops. Non-recycling bins will have to be provided for the proper disposal of face masks and PPE.
For businesses that have changing rooms and showers, set up a schedule to ensure these rooms are regularly cleaned throughout the day and are kept clear of your customers’ personal items. For proper ventilation, keep the windows and doors open where appropriate.
Set up sanitation facilities
To remind everyone of the Covid-19 protective measures, you will need to set up posters and signs all around the office. Hand sanitisers, hand washing stations, and hand drying facilities will need to be set up in offices. Set clear guidelines on the use of toilet and kitchen facilities and ensure that social distancing is maintained.
Proper handling of goods coming in
To avoid contamination through contact with goods which are delivered, you are required to set up handwashing facilities or sanitisers at the entrance for all workers handling stock. Any goods will also have to be sanitised before being handled by other people. Company vehicles taken home by employees should also be cleaned and fumigated regularly.
Coronavirus can survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours, so it critical that you hire expert cleaners to maintain the cleanliness of your business premises. To get a quote, contact us today.