Maintaining COVID Secure workplaces: Are you actually conforming?

As a result of the pandemic, you may be cleaning your premises more frequently, but are you actually conforming to the necessary Government guidance to create COVID Secure workplaces?

Over recent months organisations of all sizes have had to adapt their cleaning processes to ensure they achieve a COVID Secure workplace.

Despite the increase in awareness, there is still a serious lack of knowledge around the guidelines and responsibilities in relation to cleaning and maintaining COVID Secure spaces.

It is essential that you fully understand what is required to help you conform, that you have implemented the necessary processes and procedures, and that you regularly review and monitor them to continue conforming at all times.

With this in mind, how are you currently conducting your cleaning to ensure conformance?

Many organisations are under the impression that spaces are clean and in line with guidelines, but there is a stark difference between clean and conformance.

It is so easy to fail to comply, despite introducing increased measures.

We have seen a number of instances over recent months where there has been a rush to introduce new cleaning measures without fully understanding requirements.

In many cases, untrained and unqualified staff are now being tasked with cleaning duties for spaces across their workplace, giving them a responsibility of ensuring standards are being maintained. This just isn’t right.

Is it really the responsibility of an employee to clean and maintain areas of their workplace with the current risks?

 We understand the challenges that the pandemic has created for many but ultimately practices like the above are dangerous and can lead to an increased risk.

Without the knowledge and training on cross contamination and infection control, use of cleaning materials and processes, you are not conforming to what is now required.

What can I do to ensure I am conforming?

Seeking professional expertise and advice will help to ensure that your buildings are safe, clean and compliant – significantly reducing the risks.

As specialists in cleaning and conformance, we can support you through a variety of services to ensure around the clock conformance across your entire site, protecting your staff, customers and their families.

The professional cleaning services we provide don’t just help make your spaces look tidy and immaculate, they also make them safe.

Through our COVID Secure services we can help you to:

  • Reduce the spread of infection
  • Reduce the risk of cross contamination
  • Audit each of your sites and spaces, outlining what type of cleaning is required to ensure conformance
  • Ensure the frequent cleaning of high touch points
  • Provide you with a professionally trained team of operatives, dedicated to improving and maintaining standards across your site

If you would like to discuss ways in which you can improve standards to ensure conformance, we are happy to help you.

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