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The return of customers requires that your work surfaces and equipment are ready, as well as your staff. Be prepared and get informed on how you can ensure your business is hygienic, clean, and well-maintained for your customers.
A combination of cleaning and disinfection will be most effective in removing the COVID-19 virus in workplaces.
The frequency of cleaning and disinfection is determined by many factors; your type of business, the number of employees or customers, shift changes, equipment sharing, etc.
The two-step method should be used where there is a high volume of workers, customers, or visitors that are likely to touch surfaces.
Cleaning means physically removing germs, dirt, and grime from surfaces using a detergent and water solution. A detergent is a surfactant that is designed to break up soil and grease with the use of water.
Disinfecting means using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. It is important to clean before disinfecting because dirt and grime can reduce the ability of disinfectants to kill germs.
In general, it is expected that frequently touched items such as door handles, light switches, workbenches, and equipment should be cleaned and disinfected daily. Depending on the business or surface usage it may even need to be performed after every touch or shift change.
Infrequently-touched surfaces should be disinfected and cleaned weekly however, you must seek appropriate advice on your industry to determine appropriate cleaning frequencies for your business.
Peerless Jal has created an easy-to-use reference chart, providing cleaning tips for re-opening your business after COVID-19.
We hope this will assist you and your staff in preparation and for ongoing cleanliness and hygiene. You may find that following our professional cleaning tips will assist you in maintaining a clean and safe workplace.
For further information on how to clean and disinfect your workplace, you may wish to refer to the Safe Work Australia website.