Coronavirus outbreak: how to clean your workplace
Cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting are part of a broad approach to preventing infectious diseases in the workplace. To help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) or influenza (flu), the first line of defence is ensuring your personal hygiene practices are aligned to health standards. Other measures include covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands, and keeping sick people away from others.
Below are tips on how to clean your workplace and slow the spread of diseases, specifically through cleaning and disinfecting.
The difference between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitising:
- Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
- Sanitising lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.
- Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or touch points. You must be able to pre-clean the area prior to disinfecting, unless you utilise a product that incorporates both actions. By killing and removing germs (pathogens) on a surface, you can further lower the risk of spreading infection.
At Glad Group, we are experienced professionals who have the appropriate training, techniques, advanced tools and equipment to customise to your cleaning needs, especially during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
If you have any questions regarding the range of cleaning services offered at Glad Group or would like a quote, don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 452 347 or email us at email@example.com.