Corona Virus – Infection Control (Update)
The safety and wellbeing of our staff, at their specific sites is paramount to us at Cleaning Technique. We have moved swiftly to implement any additional guidance during the coronavirus outbreak and it now is clear that businesses across all sectors will have new ways of working for the foreseeable future.
Whilst new Government guidelines were issued on May 11th to assist businesses to follow 5 steps to working safely, we believe as an essential cleaning service provider, we’ve had many of these adjustments in place since early March, updating all our clients as to the measures we were taking to keep your premises clean and safe and setting out the importance of the wellbeing of all that work there.
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We have a detailed COVID-19 risk assessment, identifying measures to control the risk that the virus poses to our staff, you as clients, your staff and visitors.
In our very first COVID update, we highlighted the importance of handwashing and keeping contact surfaces clean, along with a printable hand washing technique poster, we attach this again should you wish to laminate and prominently display as a visual reminder to all that use your building.
We have regular, clear and concise communication with our staff and have repeated the importance of handwashing, staying at home if experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, avoiding public transport by cycling walking or driving to work and working at a 2 metre distance from one another and anyone on the premises. Operatives have also been issued with their own pen for completing signing in records.
Cleaning Technique operatives have always been provided with PPE in accordance with HSE guidance for our industry. This is now enhanced with the issue of a visor for all staff working. There are also different PPE measures put in place for certain specific sites, such as health and social care settings and those operative with underlying health conditions.
You will see that the guidance for Working Safely during Coronavirus section 5.3 sets out responsibilities for individual businesses to have additional hand washing facilities or hand sanitiser, switch to paper towels rather than air or roller driers and to increase the frequency of cleaning.
In our previous updates we have suggested products for your own staff to wipe contact surfaces throughout the day and we have good stock levels of washroom products, including hand sanitiser at competitive prices.
If you require any additional products or increased cleaning, we will help wherever we can, please call to chat it through on 01527882050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In accordance with current guidance, we are reducing the delivery of washroom supplies, where at all possible, to once per month, so please bear this in mind when ordering. Deliveries will be contactless as we’re suspending signatures on delivery notes, please check your stock at a safe distance.
We hope this update is both informative and addresses any concerns you may. We believe we’ve been proactive during these uncertain times and hope that offers reassurance of a continued safe and trusted cleaning service.
As the last week has progressed it has become clear that we have a quickly evolving situation with Corona Virus, one which many of us have never experienced. We’re sure you’d agree the health of your staff and ours is of paramount importance, whilst continuing where possible to run our businesses efficiently.
In the event you have a suspected or confirmed case of COVID 19 amongst your organisation, we would ask you to inform us immediately, so that we can ensure best practice for our cleaning staff. We will of course inform you if your own cleaning operative is self-isolating.
If someone is suspected of having Corona Virus, The most recent advice from Public Health England can be found here and the advice on Decontamination in a non -healthcare setting indicates that a deep clean of the premises should be carried out, whether or not you decide to have a shutdown period. This recommended deep clean concentrates on the office and meeting room spaces, kitchen and washroom facilities.
We have at this current time, capability as a business to carry out such a deep clean, this would involve using single use PPE ( aprons, gloves, face masks) a clinical grade disinfectant (contains virucidal, bactericidal and fungicidal properties), additional cleaning operatives and time allocation. This would be quoted and invoiced as an additional one off charge.
In the meantime we recommend continuing stringent hand washing practices and you may wish to consider as some of our clients have, your own staff wiping hard surfaces such as desks, canteen tables and kitchen worktops throughout the day, after use, to minimise contact spread. We recommend the products below for this purpose and if you require any of these additional items please contact us.
6 per case
£21 per case (£3.50 each) +vat
6 per case
£17.64 per case +vat
24 per case
£10 per case +vat
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As a company providing a cleaning service in many different business sectors, we thought it would be prudent to update you on the measures we are taking to prevent the spread of Corona Virus or COVID19. Whilst we believe there are many inaccurate and fear inducing media reports of this new virus, there are steps we can all take to minimise the risk to both ourselves and our employees. We would suggest you read advice and guidance from veritable sources, such as the links below.
We have had requests in the last 24 hours for antibacterial hand soap and hand gel, there is an increasing supply problem, even to a commercial company like ourselves, due to panic purchasing and stockpiling. We will of course endeavour to supply these as requested, but it is worth noting that this is a Virus, so antibacterial soap and gels will have no greater effect than a good handwashing technique with usual hand soap we supply.
The best advice remains as below:
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- always wash your hands when you get home or into work
- use hand sanitiser gel IF soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
- try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
Our Staff have received this guidance to ensure that the routine cleaning is adhered to and they are following best practice.
If you would like further information about the services we offer then please call 01527882050 or email email@example.com