Recent social distancing measures lead to a mandatory move to remote work for many workplaces. But as workers across Australia return to the office, and as we move into flu season, we mustn’t get complacent. If anything, we need to be more diligent, putting strategies in place to maintain office cleanliness
While the first line of defence is frequent hand washing by all, business owners also owe a duty of care to their employees to provide a safe working environment. So how do you ensure your office is safe? An office disinfection and deep clean is the way to go.
What is office disinfection?
Office disinfection, as the name suggests, refers to the extensive cleaning of an office space to remove any harmful germs. More specifically, in recent times, this sort of cleaning has been necessary to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. Compared to general cleaning, that often removes visible signs of dirt and debris, the equipment and solutions used during disinfection will largely eradicate germs from surfaces, flooring, appliances and window treatment.
Depending on the nature of your office or workspace, an office disinfection can be scheduled daily, weekly or monthly, particularly whilst the virus is still of major concern.
What are the benefits of an office disinfection?
The benefits of a disinfection service go beyond simply having a clean, germ-free office. Advantages include:
Less risk of virus spread and fewer sick days, in general
Germs and bacteria spread like rapid-fire in offices. Reduce the risk of employees contracting a virus or even the common cold and flu by adding a regular disinfection service to your cleaning schedule. Providing a cleaner germ-free work environment will mean less sick days and thus, higher productivity. A win-win.
Improved employee wellbeing and morale
Employees who come to work knowing it has been properly cleaned and disinfected are more likely to feel more comfortable and safe. If they feel good about their work environment, they are also more likely to feel motivated and productive.
When do you need to bring in a professional disinfection service?
We strongly advise that you maintain a regular cleaning schedule: wiping and sanitising surfaces, cleaning communal areas such as kitchen, bathrooms, meeting rooms. However, to ensure complete disinfection of the office, particularly during flu season and in light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, it’s wise to get a professional disinfection service to complete the job. It also leaves more time and a safe space for you to do what you do best, running your business!
What goes into disinfecting your office?
An office disinfection service will most likely include a mist or spray to target germs on all surfaces: walls, desks, floors, door handles.
For instance, Kleenit uses a hospital-grade disinfectant with viricidal properties (i.e it destroys viruses). Administered using foggers or mist sprayers, we are able to avoid making contact with potentially contaminated surfaces and can ensure the disinfectant makes its way into all hard to reach areas too.
If you have specific cleaning requirements, it’s best to let the service provider know before they arrive so they can bring the correct equipment.
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