Within a short space of time, the coronavirus has changed our personal lives as well as the manner how we work. This is especially relevant when it comes to working from the office. As leaders in the cleaning sector with a thorough understanding of infection control protocols, we at Tsebo make it our priority to ensure safe working environments for all employees. Many Tsebo regional offices nationally operated at lower capacity over the 2020/2021 festive season, and in some instances, offices were closed completely.
Precautionary COVID-19 cleaning after the festive season was identified as a non-negotiable. The deep cleaning was aimed to ensure that Tsebo adheres to health and safety best practices, and to provide returning employees with the reassurance and confidence of having a safe working environment.
OUR APPROACH To COVID-19 Cleaning
- The cleaning service we provide is a precautionary procedure with the purpose of breaking the chain of infection and preventing any further spread of SARS-CoV-2.
- Our cleaning and disinfecting protocols and personal protective equipment (PPE) used are in line with the guidelines from the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) as well as the World Health Organisation (WHO).
- Cleaning staff who carry out the task are trained as per infection control methodology, and universal precaution is applied during all cleaning procedures.
- We follow a two-step process of cleaning and thereafter disinfecting, adhering to specific protocols.
- Disinfectants used on hard surfaces and hard floors, contain Sodium Hypochlorite in dosages of 1000 ppm (parts per million).
- Carpets and other upholstered finishes are sensitive to chemicals, we, therefore, make use of a certified broad spectrum viricidal, bactericidal, fungicidal and tuberculocidal disinfectant that is equally effective against the COVID-19 virus.
- This is applied in a fine mist by way of electrostatic spraying.
- Under normal circumstances work surfaces are covered with large numbers of disease-causing pathogens. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have become more aware of the risks presented by pathogens as well as their prevalence on shared surfaces.
- When performing COVID-19 cleaning and disinfecting tasks our teams are trained to cover all surfaces that could possibly have been contaminated by hands or aerosol droplets.
- Increased focus is applied to touch points, door handles, railings, desks, chairs, light switches, telephones, kitchens, offices, board rooms, pause areas, and sanitary areas