Many germs and viruses can be present on any surface of a workplace. It is critical to keep all work areas clean, especially if someone dealing with essential products or services during this pandemic. When a person touches something infected and subsequently contacts their eyes, nose, or mouth, germs and viruses spread. Droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze move through the air and bring viruses with them. So, disinfecting an office is a crucial process to look after the health and well-being of all.
Here are some important protocols and tips to do so.
- Washing hands
Before contacting their eyes, mouth, or nose, a person can become infected by touching a surface where these droplets land. Hand washing regularly helps to reduce virus transmission from infected surfaces.
- Protective gear
Disposable rubber boots, heavy-duty gloves, and a triple-layer mask should be worn while disinfecting an office. Wearing a mask, gloves, special shoes are a must when dealing with food products, pandemic or not.
- The one-way wipe method
While disinfecting an office, one should wipe down a surface in one direction without going back over it in the opposite direction. It is because germs will be re-deposited if one does so. Every employee should wipe off any frequently touched surfaces regularly, such as tabletops, chair handles, pens, diary files, keyboards, and tea/coffee dispensing machines.
High-contact surfaces, such as elevator buttons, telephones, printers/scanners, and other office machines, should be mopped with a linen/absorbable cloth soaked in 1% sodium hypochlorite twice daily. It makes disinfecting an office regularly much easier.