With the COVID-19 pandemic still having a strong grip here in the UK, and with new variants coming from different countries, it’s more important than ever for organisations to think about how to prevent cross contamination in the workplace. Now isn’t the time to become complacent, rather it’s crucial to be as strict as ever when it comes to health and safety.
Whether your place of business is currently open, or whether you hope to be opening back up as soon as Government restrictions allow, here’s what you need to know about preventing cross contamination.
1 : Remind EVERYONE to wash and sanitise their hands
By now it should be second nature to absolutely everyone to remember to wash and sanitise their hands as frequently as possible, but many people still forget if they’re busy or their mind is on other things. It has been proven that frequently washing hands for at least 20 seconds is the most effective way to reduce any chance of cross contamination.
Remind employees and visitors to your place of business to wash and sanitise as much as possible. Placing posters and signage around your workplace can be great reminders to everyone.
2 : Regularly clean and sanitise all surfaces
The importance of continuing to thoroughly clean and sanitise all work surfaces shouldn’t be overlooked. This is an incredibly effective way to prevent cross contamination and to keep you, your employees and customers safe and healthy.
It is also vital to clean and sanitise things that are touched a lot throughout the day. This includes things like light switches, banisters, elevator buttons, kettles, door handles and any other areas in your workplace that are touched by many throughout the course of a typical day.
3 : Use different equipment and have separate workstations
If possible, depending on your type of workplace, having separate workstations for each member of staff and their own dedicated equipment that only they use can make a huge difference when it comes to stopping the spread of bacteria.
If staff do need to use the same tools or equipment, these should be fully cleaned and sanitised after one person finishes and before another begins.
4 : Deep clean regularly
As well as frequent cleaning and sanitising of all surfaces, carrying out regular deep cleans of a workplace is essential to stop the spread of germs. At Albany Cleaning Solutions, we have decades of experience working with clients across Cardiff, Bristol, Newport, Swansea and the surrounding areas. As well as Covid Cleans we can also carry out ‘back to work’ cleaning if your premises have been closed for a while and needs a thorough decontamination before reopening.
If you’d like to discuss further how you can help prevent cross contamination in your workplace, or if you’d like to discuss deep cleaning services, we’d love to hear from you. Give us a call today or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.