Why consider disinfection?
When it comes to working places shared by multiple people, it becomes a collective responsibility to keep the environment clean and safe. First you disinfect office spaces. Then keep them safe by following safe practices and regular follow up cleanings.
To disinfect your whole place once requires careful work but it can be done safely. To maintain a safe work environment required both individual and collective efforts. Places that are touched frequently or common-use areas need to be disinfected often. Everyone can do their part by keeping their own space clean as well.
How to disinfect your office as a community?
The first and foremost measure is to maintain distance between work stations and people at all times. This pandemic has shown us that social distancing holds certain importance and keeps us safe. You should establish an operational capacity for your office and then assign a team to ensure it’s being followed.
Another tip that comes in handy is always to carry disinfecting wipes, and as we have heard every other instance, to sanitize our hands now and then. You can limit the surfaces you touch and avoid touching all such surfaces that are not necessary to touch. For example, installing automatic doors or kick pads so doors can be opened with using hands.
How to disinfect your personal space?
As much as sanitization as a community is important, it would be best if you always kept yourself and your surroundings as clean as possible. And even the smallest, most insignificant things matter. Using a microfiber duster in your office will help capture all dirt and germs lying on surfaces. Always wipe the things that we usually don’t consider, like keyboards that can normally carry more germs than the public restroom as it has no regular cleaning service. The same applies to phone holders, water bottles, pen-holders, and your desktop.
Using a vacuum cleaner to clean the floors and carpets effectively suck all the harmful substances away. Office sanitization is essential to disinfect and remain protected from deadly viruses. One can always keep in mind that conference rooms and meeting rooms are areas where there are higher risks and elevators and washrooms. Small choices like one choosing the stairs over the elevators can reduce the risk of catching COVID-19.
Cleaning, disinfecting, and then reopening places is a whole package that will require a properly constructed plan that is followed strictly. To move forward practice social distancing and other daily habits to decrease the risk of spreading the virus. This involves many things that should be considered, including:
- Detailed implementations of public health strategies
- Social distancing policies and practices
- Increasing the testing of people for the virus
To see that all these details are implemented and your location is safe, develop a specific plan and revise it continuously.