The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a worldwide alarm for people to protect themselves, their homes and their workplace. While the number of active cases may be significantly reduced throughout Australia, the risks should still be taken seriously.

Cleaning is an essential part of disinfection. The fact is that good cleaning and disinfection routines can greatly reduce the risk of the COVID-19 virus on surfaces and objects in your building.

Thorough cleaning followed by disinfection is required to remove germs such as the virus that causes COVID-19.

Routine Environmental Cleaning

The cleaning of workplaces can be categorised into two sections.

The first is frequently touched surfaces, the second is minimally touched surfaces.

Routine Environmental Cleaning

Frequently touches surfaces include:

  • Door handles
  • Tabletops
  • Handrails
  • Light switches
  • Keyboards/mouse

These surfaces should be cleaned frequently, at least once per day while the virus is still a risk.

Minimally Touched Surfaces

Minimally touched surfaces include:

  • Floors
  • Ceilings
  • Walls
  • Blinds

These surfaces should be cleaned on a less regular basis or when visibility dirty.

Whether you are living in a Strata complex or running a business, not only should you engage a professional cleaning service, but residents and employees in the building should also be responsible for practicing safe hygiene.

Employees should be responsible for regularly washing and sanitising their hands as well as frequently cleaning their own workstations.

Residents in Strata properties should also continue to practice safe hygiene. This includes continuing to use knuckles when pressing lift buttons and minimising the number of surfaces touched in common areas.

With the frequency and standard of cleaning that is required in both residential and commercial schemes, it is important that your scheme engages a company that can provide a high-quality service at a low cost.

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