How Does Your Office Stay Strong In Covid Time?
COVID-19's threat forces everyone to stay at home and restrict their interaction with others. In addition, companies are being compelled to transition to remote working. As a result, your office will be closed during the quarantine period. It will endure an indeterminate amount of time but at the very least two weeks. So how do you maintain your office clean, stable, and secure during a lockdown? Queenbee will introduce you in the following article.
1. Identifying the risks that your office will able to encountered
As an employer, you must protect people from harm. This includes a risk assessment to decide what reasonable steps you need to take to protect your workers and others from COVID-19. However, a generic risk assessment is unlikely to be specific or detailed enough. For example, it might not identify adequate ventilation requirements or sufficient cleaning controls for particular areas and circumstances. Your risk assessment should take into account the public health rules and standards of your country.
You must determine if appropriate precautions are in place to limit the risk of employees getting the virus, particularly those who may be most sensitive to infection (e.g., older employees, employees with pre-existing health issues, or pregnant employees).
The following is some point you should include in your risk assessment:
- Tasks that involve frequent interaction with other workers, contractors, or the general public, especially if the contract is for an extended amount of time
- Office cleaning: Cleaning commonly touched surfaces such as workplace entrances/exits, break rooms, elevators, locker rooms, and restrooms
- Cleaning work environments where COVID-19 has been proven or suspected.
- Cleaning trolleys, buckets, mops, vacuum cleaners, and floor scrubbing machines are all shared, as are shared supplies, including floor and surface cleaners, disinfectants, and hand sanitizer refills.
- Working in a variety of locations increases the danger of catching and transmitting the virus.
Employers must also determine if COVID-19 has resulted in any additional risks, such as:
- Changes in the workplace, such as work procedures, work hours, and rosters, can cause tiredness and stress.
- Excessive or extended contact with cleaning and disinfecting goods, or use of new, unfamiliar products, pose a risk of exposure to dangerous chemicals.
2. Take measures to avoid infection
Contact with respiratory droplets formed when an infected individual coughs or sneezes is the most common method COVID-19 transmits from person to person. COVID-19 can also be transmitted through the air, with the highest risk occurring in crowded, poorly ventilated indoor areas. If a person touches a surface contaminated with the COVID-19 virus and then touches their mouth, nose, or eyes before washing their hands, they may get sick. According to research, the COVID-19 virus may persist for lengthy periods on certain surfaces.
Implementing adequate cleaning and disinfection procedures for your workplace is a critical method to safeguard workers and others from the danger of COVID-19 exposure. In addition, cleaning and disinfection will be the most efficient in eliminating the COVID-19 virus.
How to disinfect and clean
Cleaning is the process of physically removing germs (bacteria and viruses), dirt, and grime from surfaces with a detergent and water solution. A detergent is a surfactant that is used to dissolve oil and grease with water. Anything labeled as detergent will suffice. Disinfecting refers to the use of chemicals to destroy microorganisms on surfaces. Cleaning is necessary prior to disinfection because dirt and grime can limit the effectiveness of disinfectants to kill bacteria.
Cleaning should begin with the cleanest surface and move to the dirtier as time goes on. To decrease the danger of slips and falls and the transmission of viruses and germs through droplets, characters should be left as dry as possible after cleaning.
It is critical to clean a surface before disinfecting it, as dirt and grime can limit the effectiveness of disinfectants to kill bacteria. If the surface has not been cleansed with a detergent beforehand, disinfectants may not be able to destroy the virus.
3. Stay up to date with new regulations and be ready in case of reopening
You should pay attention to the information about reopening and prepare to return to office life after a period of remote work. Your employees will feel more at ease and confident when they return to a clean and safe workplace.
What you should do?
- Hygiene or cleaning regimens
- Keeping the workplace clean
- Changing the physical working environment
- New methods for health and safety
- Practices for infection control
- Provide PPE for employees
- Health and safety responsibility
- Inquiring about employees' symptoms
- Hire a professional cleaning service to ensure your office is completely safe and clean
After experiencing the covid pandemic, your office is unlikely to be expected. However, when it comes to an environment that you will be in for a long period, QueenBee believes that safety is the most crucial factor at present. So let's get through this together and face Canberra's "new normal."
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