With the continuous rise in Covid-19 infection, there has been a compulsory need for companies and businesses alike to invent new ways of disinfecting their offices and business environment, and fortunately, a healthy and clean environment could diffuse off the spread of this infection.
Disinfecting your office is a must-do to prevent the spread of infections and diseases. Different people do come into the office daily and unfortunately, it is very hard to diagnose if they have an infection or not by merely looking at their faces; however, the only way you could prevent the spread of this infection is by carrying out proper office hygiene.
Companies now have to focus more on the sanitization and disinfection level of their office private and public areas.
Here are some professional steps you could follow to effectively disinfect your office:
Step1: Get your equipment ready
Make available a disposable mask and glove, a disinfectant, a sprayer and a cloth for cleaning. Note: dispose of mask and glove immediately after you are done using them to prevent further spread of infections.
Step2: Do a basic cleanup of office before disinfection
Dust office furniture most especially table and desk, thereafter use soapy water to remove particles that can result in infections. By doing this you greatly reduce the likeliness of germs, virus and bacteria persisting after the disinfection process.
Step3: Take out your disinfectant
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the use of household bleach and water as a disinfectant.
Step4: For floors and large surface cleaning you should make use of 5 tablespoons of bleach per a gallon of water.
Sprinkle or spray on the hard floor; thereafter use a disinfecting wipe to clean off. For spray bottles, you can make use of 4 teaspoons per quart of water.
Step 5: Clean and disinfect areas and surfaces in the office always visited.
Clean and disinfect desk, chairs, doorknobs, telephone, keyboards, electronic gadgets, tables, toilets sinks and WC, elevator and elevator buttons, shelves, etc.
Step 6: Clean and disinfect office gadget and materials that are shared like the printing machine, digital signage, a touch screen kiosk.
Step7: Promote hand washing and sanitization in all office areas,
You can do this by placing different signs in the office and toilet to encourage and remind workers to clean and sanitize their hands regularly with an alcohol-based sanitiser
Note: After disinfection of a surface, use a disinfecting wipe to do a one-way wipe down. That is, a wipe down in only one direction, that way germ won’t be deposited in the opposite direction of the surface.
If you are making use of a disinfecting wipe such as Clorox and Lysol, then you should disinfect surfaces thoroughly. Do the cleaning per office item and ensure surfaces stay wet for 4 minutes and do not mix cleaning products.
In conclusion, Make sure you colour-code all office cleaning materials specifically cleaning clothes, so you won’t mix the ones for the restroom with the ones for the private areas.