MSUCLEANING cleaning is so more important
Cleaners and the cleaning industry can be overlooked and thought of as unimportant or unskilled. Now is the time to remind everyone how important you are and that your job means something to all of us. Below we will show our clients and the wider public, how we can help them with our professionalism eye for detail, keeping businesses trading and keeping people safe.
We’ve put together a reminder of all the critical points and guidance you need to work safely and effectively to minimise the outbreak.
We want to give you the confidence you need to clean professionally and safely, if you have queries, please get in touch.
How to DISINFECT!
• Normal cleaning must be done to remove dust and debris from a surface before disinfecting, otherwise it won’t work.
• Use your normal product on the surface to clean it first. After normal cleaning is complete, change your cloth/mop to apply disinfectant.
• Follow the dilution rates as you would with all chemicals to mix the disinfectant correctly with water. Add the water to the mop bucket/bottle first, then the concentrate (not the other way around.)
• Work to your normal cleaning spec where possible but remember that disinflation of floors, surfaces and touch points is the top priority above all else (see the list of touch points and surfaces further down.) This is more important than other tasks which may have to be completed less often unless you have been given more time to clean.
• Spray the disinfectant on to the cloth not the surface, this prevents participles being blown into the air.
• Leave it to dry on the surface.
• Note that disinfectant once mixed with water is not effective forever, it will slowly degrade, so don’t use old mixtures for too long.
How to BE SAFE!
•Use a face covering a suitable one of your choosing, whenever you are cleaning. Have it on before you approach your job. Don’t remove it until you have left your job
•Wear your uniform! This is critical to ensure you are taken seriously, and it reassures the customer that you know how to do your job, as well as everyone knowing who you are and why you are there.
•Wear gloves -
•Don’t touch your face -
•Cough and sneeze into your elbow -
•Keep your distance -
•Wash your hands -
•Wash your cloths and uniform -
•Sanitise your kit and equipment -
•Change vacuum bags regularly -
•Tie customer bin bags before moving them as their contents are unknown and this will prevent the spread of the virus.
•Follow on site guidance -
•Car share -
•Report symptoms! It is paramount that you report any Covid-
This is a list of items to disinfect for your customers, every chance you get. Anything that can be touched regularly needs to be considered and each customer will be different, but we’ve covered as many as we can to give you a good guide.
•Glass viewing panels in doors
•Light switches and electrical sockets
•Keyboards and mice
•Door access keypad/intercom buttons
•All bathroom/toilet surfaces;
•Cubicle panels, doors panels around sinks
•Taps in kitchens and bathrooms
•Dispensers of soap, paper towels etc
•buttons/controls on printers
•Chairs, chair arms, chair adjustment controls
• microwaves, fridge handles
•Kitchen cupboard handles
•Lift buttons and lift panels
•Hand rails on stairs