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Coronavirus Prevention

Are you looking to sanitise your commercial space?

State governments have started to ease restrictions and that means most businesses will be allowed to reopen to the general public soon. Although it seems we are almost back to normal, it is of utmost importance that thorough and efficient cleaning for commercial spaces are done. Your staff and clients want to know that they can feel safe when they visit your premises. That is why you need to consider contacting a professional cleaning company like us. We have the experience and the know-how to do deep cleaning and proper sanitisation checks to ensure businesses, like yours, comply with state regulations.

As you have known, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been top news because of the number of fatalities that it has caused. According to experts, one of the top ways to combat the coronavirus is through proper hygiene and proper cleaning of the environment. Viruses are airborne organisms that can cling to the body and enter the air passages and cause the coronavirus disease. The environment must be kept clean with high-grade cleaners and disinfectants to keep the virus at bay.

Executive Property Services (EPS) knows that cleaning is part of disinfection, and we follow proper routine cleaning to make sure that these viruses are destroyed. Give us a call on 1300 411 982 to chat about your requirements. We have flexible options to suit your needs.

Frequently Touched Surfaces

• Desktops and all work surfaces
• Doorknobs and door handles
• Light switches and dimmer switches
• Computer monitors, keyboards, mice
• Tablets and laptops
• Telephone equipment
• All chair rests and arms
• Lunch tables and chairs, crockery, trays and cutlery
• Sinks, taps and kitchen areas
• Toilets, including all surfaces
• Water fountains and drinks dispensers and vending machines
• Lifts and their doors and buttons
• Stairwell hand rails

Minimally Touched Surfaces

• Floors
• Ceilings
• Walls
• Windows, curtains, and blinds

Coronavirus Cleaning Frequency

The frequently touched surfaces outlined above should be cleaned at least daily and, if possible, between shifts. Sites should use a commercial disinfecting wipe, detergent and water, or antimicrobial products. The general guideline is that the more people who contact surfaces, the more frequently that surface should be cleaned.

Cleaning Solution

The disinfectant that will be used in cleaning areas should be one that has antiviral capabilities, which means it can kill a virus.

Our cleaners use freshly made solutions following the manufacturer’s instructions. They wipe the area with a disinfectant using a cloth or disposable napkin. After cleaning an area, they are required to dispose of their masks and gloves in a leak-proof bag.

Specific work instructions with respect to disinfection (in addition to the WHO and DHHS guidance)

• Cleaning staff should wear disposable gloves, disposable long-sleeved gowns, eye goggles or a face shield, and an N95 disposable respirator or equivalent during the cleaning
• Gloves should be removed and discarded if they become soiled or damaged, and a new pair worn
• Disinfection can be limited to specific locations within the facility where the infected person spent time or was likely to have contacted surfaces (i.e., not just passing through such as an entrance vestibule)
• The active ingredients and their effective concentrations listed below have been shown to be effective against known Coronaviruses. In addition to the use of cleaning agents, other treatments effective against known coronavirus include steam and heat treatment. All disinfectants should be used according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Soak cloths, mops, etc. with disinfectant or bleach solution and avoid spray applications which may create splashes and further spread the virus
• Wipe tabletops, desks, benches or other horizontal surfaces with human contact with disinfectant or the prepared bleach solution at the beginning and again at the end of the cleaning
• Where possible, seal off areas where the confirmed case has visited until all cleaning and disinfection of the contaminated surfaces has been completed
• Remove curtains, fabrics, quilts, pillows and cushions for washing, preferably using the hot water cycle. Alternatively, you may choose to simply dispose of these items.
• For hot-water laundry cycles, wash with detergent or disinfectant in water at 70ºC for at least 25 minutes. If low-temperature (i.e., less than 70ºC) laundry cycles are used, choose a chemical that is suitable for low-temperature washing when used at the proper concentration.
• Arrange for EPS to properly disinfect any carpets that have been used by any person who has been confirmed to have COVID-19
• Floors and hard surfaces should be cleaned using a disinfectant selected from the list below or contained in the WHO and DHHS guidance
• Disinfect non-porous cleaning equipment by soaking in disinfectant or bleach solution. Disinfect equipment used in one room, before using for other rooms. If possible, keep the disinfecting equipment separated from other routine equipment.
• Double-bag all materials for disposal (including rags, respirators, disposable gowns and gloves) and seal with a cable tie. Wear a new pair of gloves for handling the bag.
• Waste should be disposed of upon completion of the disinfection work in accordance with local or country regulations for the disposal of bio-hazardous waste.

Terminal Cleaning and Decontamination Protocol after Notification of a Confirmed Case

This protocol is designed for cleaning and disinfection for environmental decontamination of areas where a confirmed case of COVID-19 has been identified, assuring a safe reoccupation.
Prior to proceeding with the cleaning and disinfection protocol we must ensure that:
• Cleaners have completed the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) COVID-19 online training and understand the DHHS’ guidelines on Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Principles for COVID-19
• The appropriate PPE (i.e., surgical mask, safety glasses, gloves and protective gowns or aprons), as well as sufficient equipment, materials, and chemicals required to carry out the disinfection/decontamination clean are ready and available for use
• Site and area of disinfection has been properly locked down and cleared before cleaners commence cleaning
• The disinfectant used is in accordance with DHHS guidelines with activity against viruses or a chlorine-based product such as sodium hypochlorite. For electronic surfaces, use of alcohol-based wipes or spray containing at least 70% alcohol is recommended. For hard surfaces, a 10% diluted bleach solution, an alcohol solution at least 70% alcohol, and or a TGA-listed hospital-grade disinfectant is recommended.
• The cleaners are fully aware to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for safe and effective use of all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g. dilution concentration, application method, required ventilation).
After training and job preparation requirements have been met, the subsequent cleaning and disinfection protocol will be followed:
• Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces. Focus on common areas, bathrooms, and mainly areas where the person with COVID-19 was for long periods of time. High-touch surfaces like, tables, chairs, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets and sinks.
• Follow proper fogging procedure, using correct chemical dilution rates (if applicable) based on DHHS guidelines and ensuring all surfaces, equipment and floors are treated.
• Allow treatment for up to 24 hours depending on the type of disinfectant used and then wipe/wash off any residue/chemical.
• Remove coveralls and turn it inside out to contain any surface contamination. Remove face mask/respirators, goggles, gloves. Place into provided receptacles for proper disposal/treatment.
• Clean hands immediately after gloves are removed and thrown away.
• Remove signages and security cordons to signify entry is allowed.
• Sign off on areas cleared.