How to Clean and Disinfect your Office, Facility and Workplace
Steps to Clean and Disinfect your Workplace
It is important to keep your office clean and disinfected, especially during the spread of cold, flu and virus outbreaks. Ensuring your employees are safe is key to a healthy work environment.
We’ve put together some steps to a clean and disinfected office, facility or workplace.
Step 1: Personal Responsibility
Encourage employees to wash hands regularly and keep their work stations clean.
Step 2: Identify high traffic areas
Identify areas that are used and touched often by various workers such as, desks, tables, countertops, doorknobs, phones, keyboards, light switches and handles etc.
Step 3: Clean Office, Facility etc.
Use soap and water to properly clean high traffic areas. Be sure to read any and all instructions for cleaning agents you use. It is best to wear disposable gloves and adhere to any other instructions from the manufacturer.
Step 4: Disinfect Office, Facility etc.
Once your work areas are cleaned you will want to ensure they are disinfected.
Cleaning removes the germs from surfaces, but it doesn’t necessarily kill the germs. That is where disinfecting comes in, it uses chemicals to kill the germs on various surfaces.
Be sure to wear the proper protection before using disinfectant ie. gloves, face masks, also make sure you are in a ventilated area.
It is important when choosing a disinfectant that you read and adhere to the instructions provided.
Spray the surface and let the disinfectant dry, check your disinfectant’s instructions as times vary for effectiveness.
Step 4: Disinfect Soft Surfaces in Offices etc.
Soft surface areas such as carpet and drapes etc. should be cleaned with appropriate solutions as directed, in most cases soap and water will work. Drapes and other items that can be laundered should be washed in accordance with their labels on the warmest water setting possible and dried immediately and completely.
There are disinfectants that can be used on hard and soft surfaces. These allow quick and easy coverage on office spaces or facilities without having to switch methods throughout the disinfecting process.
SafeSmart Access carries Ramsol disinfectant spray that can be used on both hard and soft surfaces. The disinfectant uses a chemical known by the EPA to be effective against SARS-COV-2, the cause of COVID-19* virus. Here’s the EPA registration number *47371-131-559.
Once an area is clean the spray can be used to disinfect areas both large and small. Place the spray gun 8-12 inches away from the surface then begin to cover the area. The spray gun releases a fine mist of disinfectant to cover (not soak) surfaces. The solution is to be left on surfaces for 10 minutes to ensure effectiveness. You can choose to let area air-dry after 10 minutes or you can wipe the surface down with a wet cloth. When using on floors it is not necessary to rinse after they are sprayed unless surface is waxed or polished.
The Ramsol disinfectant spray comes in 22L pressurized canisters that can over up to 10,000 square feet. They require no external power source, which makes it easy to use outside, in warehouses or any place that doesn’t have a power source in an accessible area.
Many companies have taken advantage of this disinfectant in their offices, facilities, warehouses and jobsites. This is a quick and effective way to ensure large workspaces are disinfected and employees are protected. If you are interested in disinfecting your offices, facilities, warehouses or any workspace click here for more info or contact SafeSmart Access at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility
Accessed 23 April 2020
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cleaning & Disinfecting Schools
Accessed 23 April 2020