COVID-19 How to Keep Your Workplace Infection Free

Everyone in every workplace, can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by washing their hands frequently, covering their mouths with the elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing, putting tissues straight into a closed bin, avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth, cleaning regularly touched objects and surfaces and ventilating the workplace. At Anytime Cleaning, we are putting our team and our client’s safety as our main priority.

A recent research study reports that COVID-19 can survive on surface areas such as cardboard for as much as 24 hours and plastic and stainless-steel for approximately 3 days. Nevertheless, a microbiologist says this doesn’t mean we should panic, because the testing is not a sign of what happens in the real life. We don’t see any need to clean/disinfect surfaces more frequently as a result. We should simply be a little more observant and practice good hygiene, where before we may have been more complacent.

Anytime Cleaning can do this special cleaning for your business with all the surfaces thoroughly disinfected with Hospital graded chemicals.
Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call Anytime Cleaning today, and we will ensure your workplace is left hygienic and spotlessly clean. We can attend at a time convenient for you; therefore, a minimum or no contact service is possible. In this blog, we will outline some tips on how and what to clean in your workplace, whether it is at a school, childcare facility, medical centre or another essential service. You can help play your part in keeping your workplace sanitised. As professionals, we encourage thorough handwashing and hygiene practices to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, if you are an essential worker throughout the outbreak, you may be wondering how you keep your work place clear of infection.

Important areas to clean regularly in your workplace.

Common areas such as toilets and kitchens are locations that most commonly harbour bacteria in the workplace. Professionals say correct cleaning can clear away a range of bacteria. While we do not think people need to overdo it with cleaning for the sake of the virus, building up good habits of proper cleaning can clear away a variety of bacteria and promote a future of good hygiene practices. The coronavirus is simply one of the pathogens that could infect you, and others, such as E. coli, salmonella and listeria, are even more common than this one.

Toilets and kitchens are always areas that harbour bacteria. When it comes to toilets and kitchen areas, focus on the door handles first. In kitchen areas, also clean the cupboard and drawer knobs and fronts of appliances, such as fridge, dishwasher, oven, and toaster. Other areas of your workplace that should get a great cleaning consist of those frequently touched, such as:
  • AC controls
  • Telephone handsets
  • Keyboards and computer mice
  • Light switches
  • Doorknobs and doors
  • Staircase railings
  • Elevator buttons
It can help to have a system where you tidy areas in groups, and from top to bottom, left to right. The most effective way to clean up those pesky most-touched areas is to batch them together. Do all of the light switches, then carry on to clean all the doorknobs, all the kitchen handles, etc. This keeps you on track, so you do not miss anything. For surfaces that have items on them, such as the kitchen table or desks, remove them first and then wipe surfaces clean with a cloth or a spray.

Commonly touched areas such as elevator buttons and cutlery/utensils are other areas of concern. Wash your hand or use hand sanitiser after touching any of these items and after touching doorknobs or answering phones.

Products to use

The majority of supermarket cleaning products for sale are effective at cleaning surface areas. For disinfection, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) says that bleach solutions should work, too.

However, prior to using diluted household bleach, be sure it is appropriate for the surface; follow directions for application and correct ventilation, and ensure the product is not expired.
To produce your own bleach solution, blend the following: 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) bleach per litre of water or 3 teaspoons bleach per litre of water Spray liberally on surface areas and wipe clean with a soft cleaning cloth. Usually speaking, all you require is a little all-purpose cleaner and a microfiber cleaning cloth or towel to clean most of these frequently-touched areas. A versatile cleaner can be sprayed straight on your cleaning cloth, and then the area can be wiped clean. Spray, wipe, repeat.
Use hot water and soap for anything that can be washed. For other surfaces, use a disinfectant wipe. You should wipe surfaces often especially if someone in the workplace is sick. Anytime Cleaning can do this special cleaning for your business with all the surfaces thoroughly disinfected with Hospital graded chemicals. Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call Anytime Cleaning today  and we will ensure your workplace is left hygienic and spotlessly clean. We can attend at a time convenient for you; therefore, a minimum or no contact service is possible.