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High-touch surfaces in the office – How frequently should they be disinfected?

High-touch surfaces in the office - How frequently should they be disinfected?

The office can be a scary place in the middle of a Covid-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the workplace is at high risk of spreading Covid-19 due to many factors such as inability to properly social distance, air circulation, high-touch surfaces, and many more that could contribute to spreading the virus. As a business owner or employee, you can help make the process of returning to work less scary for yourself and your coworkers by ensuring your office is properly disinfected. How do you do that? Let’s get into high-touch surfaces in the office and how frequently they should be disinfected.

The CDC has confirmed that the Coronavirus can survive on surfaces for days, depending on the type of surface, which means that it is possible to get COVID-19 from touching a surface. This means that your workplace should have specific cleaning procedures in place for cleaning high-touch surfaces. These cleaning procedures should include trained and equipped cleaning staff cleaning these surfaces multiple times a day. The idea behind these cleaning procedures is preventative since it would reduce the likelihood of potential transfer.

High-touch surfaces in the office:

  • Phones
  • Remote Controls
  • Light Switches
  • Computers (Keyboards/ Mouse)
  • Conference Tables
  • Countertops
  • Breakroom Tables
  • Water Fountain
  • Coffee Machine
  • Sinks
  • Faucets
  • Door Knobs/ Handles
  • Stair Railings
  • Elevator Buttons
  • Or any place people often touch

These aforementioned areas should be disinfected by trained cleaning staff with the appropriate cleaning supplies, multiple times a day. If you would like to find out more about how to train your cleaning staff on disinfecting the workplace, take a look at Skitterblinks Welkom online course: Disinfection Hygienist Training. If you have any other questions, feel free to call at 068 038 5895.

When to get professional Corona Virus Cleaning Services? 

A disease outbreak is a serious situation that can put you, your coworkers, and your families at risk which is why we recommend you don’t take chances. You should call us as soon as you have a confirmed case of COVID-19. Trying to clean up COVID-19 yourself can have negative implications such as potentially exposing the cleaning staff and putting all workers at risk if clean up was not done effectively. If you are unsure of what to do in terms of COVID-19 in your workplace, contact us. Skitterblink will answer all the questions you might have and explain the entire process from start to finish.

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