The sanitization of the office and of the workplace should become a regular habit, not only because of the recent COVID-19 emergency and the inevitable new legal provisions. Keeping professional environments not only clean but sanitized means considerably reducing the risks of contamination and contagion and guaranteeing healthier spaces, in which the quality of life has improved and hence also increased productivity.
But how to properly proceed to sanitize an office? The professional cleaning company and disinfection specialists will operate following precise protocols and methods, in order to comply with the rules for the contrast and containment of the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace. We remind you that, among the obligations imposed by the government, must include the daily sanitation of professional spaces.
How the sanitation of an office takes place
Sanitizing the office is equivalent to implementing procedures and operations aimed at considerably reducing the pathogenic load of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and suspended particles so that they are not harmful to humans. Sanitization also entails that we make the workspaces suitable for their intended use, and therefore usable in a safe way for both operators and visitors.
The first phase will always involve the thorough cleaning of all surfaces; i.e. the removal of visible dirt through the use of equipment and detergents. The preliminary cleaning phase is preparatory to the subsequent disinfection and sanitization operations, which may take place using specific products (for example belonging to the “Medical-Surgical Device” category) and technologies to be evaluated according to the type and size of the environments to be treated.
A good example of office sanitation involves the application, through the use of disposable clothes and sprayers, of disinfectant products (such as ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, or sodium hypochlorite) in varying concentrations depending on the surface to be sanitized. It is essential to thoroughly sanitize not only surfaces such as windows, floors, walls, doors, and bathrooms. But also chairs, desks, computers, mice, and keyboards, i.e., some objects most frequently touched during normal work activities. Also, in this case, use suitable detergents capable of breaking down the bacterial load of pathogens
It is also essential that all operators involved in the office’s sanitation use personal protective equipment must dispose of this protective equipment after use according to local waste management rules.
How to sanitize the office in case of Coronavirus positivity
If you intervene to sanitize an office in which a positive COVID-19 has occurred. We will therefore proceed by thoroughly cleaning rooms and surfaces with water and classic detergents. We apply the second treatment based on bleach or alcohol. The premises must have good ventilation during the use of chemicals. We must equip the personnel involved in the sanitization with disposable gloves, masks, and gowns for individual protection.
Pay particular attention to surfaces most subject to contact, such as walls, doors, windows, and toilets. I will wash textile furnishings such as curtains or towels at 90 degrees. We will wash them at lower temperatures but using bleach.
The workplace if sanitized must remain closed for 24 hours.
A final curiosity: both negative and positive Coronavirus work environments. Adequate periodic sanitation work must also intervene in the internal air conditioning systems. The regular reclamation of the Aeraulic ducts, is to make the air introduced into the environment healthy.