How to sanitize your office

During the pandemic, it has become essential to sanitize your office and ensure the safety of your employees and customers.

 

According to the Health Ministry, outdoor areas have less risk than indoor areas due to air currents and exposure to sunlight. Indoor areas such as office spaces, including conference rooms should be cleaned every evening after office hours or early in the morning before the rooms are occupied.

Always clean before beginning disinfection. Cleaning with a detergent or soap and water solution removes particles that can carry the risk of COVID-19 on surfaces. This reduces the viral load before disinfection begins, which helps the disinfectant to be more effective in killing the remaining virus.

To learn more about cleaning, click here.

To learn more about sanitizing your home, click here.

Steps to sanitize your office

  1. All indoor areas such as entrance lobbies, corridors, and staircases, elevators, office rooms, meeting rooms, cafeteria should be mopped with a disinfectant with bleach solutions or phenolic disinfectants. (Click here to learn about sanitization chemicals and how to make bleach at home)

  2.  One way wipe down: Frequently touched areas like tabletops, chair handles, pens, diary files, keyboards, mouse, mouse pad, tea/coffee, dispensing machines, etc. should be wiped down in one direction only.

  3. Also, high contact surfaces such elevator buttons, equipment like telephone, printers/scanners, and other office machines should be cleaned twice daily by mopping with a linen/absorbable cloth soaked in one percent sodium hypochlorite.

  4. Hand-sanitizing stations should be installed in office premises (especially at the entry) and near high contact surfaces.

  5. In addition, all employees should consider cleaning the work area in front of them with a disinfecting wipe prior to use and sit one seat further away from others, if possible, according to the guidelines.

  6. Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while carrying out cleaning and disinfection work. Use disposable gloves, gowns, a mask (like a cloth face covering) for cleaning and disinfection. Carefully remove and throw them away immediately after disinfection and trash disposal.

  7. Heavily promote handwashing:  Post handwashing and drying signs throughout the office – from the kitchen to the bathroom – to remind employees to clean their with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 to 95 percent alcohol or with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. Dry hands thoroughly because germs spread with moisture.

Precautionary Measures

Companies do not necessarily need to close operations if they can close off affected areas. Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area during disinfection. Do not vacuum a room or space that has people in it. Wait until the room or space is empty to vacuum, such as at night, for common spaces, or during the day for private rooms.

Continue routine cleaning and disinfection. This includes everyday practices that businesses and communities normally use to maintain a healthy environment.

Provide instructions on what to do if employees develop symptoms within 14 days after their last possible exposure to the virus. Develop policies for worker protection and provide training to all cleaning staff on-site prior to providing cleaning tasks.

Know more about Delhi's Guardians 

We at Delhi's Guardians use best in class chemicals that are registered by the FDA, the GLP, and WHO-GMP. We recommend a 2 stage sanitization process which includes:

  • misting for high contact areas

  • deep fumigation so that corners are not left out

The process is carried out by highly trained professionals who are temperature checked daily, have Aarogya Setu app installed and use full-body PPE kits (which are disposed of properly)

We personalize the process according to your requirement, be it your home, office or any other location. We prioritize the safety of your loved ones and are on a mission to make the best possible sanitization service accessible and affordable to everyone.

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