We live in strange times. With pandemics, high transmission rates, and lack of clarity about cures for the same, it seems that the world as we knew it no longer exists. Added to that is the overwhelming need to ensure that you have taken all possible safety precautions, especially when you step out of your home.
The world is slowly trying to revert to the way it was. This revival has to be as safe as possible, especially if you have a job that requires you to leave your home. As we slowly get back to normal, we mustn’t be hasty about sanitation. Peace of mind is essential not only for an individual, but also for the productivity of an office as a whole.
Working in offices requires working in an interacting environment as opposed to the safety nets of the home. You cannot help but interact with people from different milieu, different hygiene habits, etc. In addition to this, you would have to interact with clients from other areas, hygiene habits, and varied contact histories.
We all know that prevention is better than cure, so we must sanitize our offices to the best of our abilities.
Follow the steps given below to ensure a thoroughly-cleaned office. They are as follows:
1. HAVE A REGULAR SANITATION SCHEDULE
A necessity during this time is to have a sanitization schedule in place. Set up days for sanitization and make sure to keep slots for checks as well. This way, you will not only confirm that sanitization is being done, but will also be able to improve it if there are any further requirements pertaining to a more effective sanitization process, etc.
A sanitization schedule is the best way to defeat all kinds of pandemics. If you follow the plan to the maximum extent, without a doubt, you can be confident, even in the strange times we live in. You’ll interact better and more freely with your peers, which will ultimately help improve the quality of everyone’s work.
2. KEEP TRACK OF ALL AREAS THAT NEED SANITIZING
Besides this, you must keep track of all the areas in your office and the effectiveness and efficiency with which they are cleaned. While the focus should be on areas where there is heavy traffic in your office and maximum chances of contact, make sure to sanitize the areas that are neglected as well.
Besides sanitizing areas in your office where everyone has been, ensure that you sanitize rugs, storerooms, warehouses, unoccupied desks, and any other neglected areas. These areas in your office are in dire need of sanitization as well because they are often the breeding grounds of dirt and bacteria.
Better to be safe than sorry!
3. STORE AND MAKE USE OF TOP-QUALITY SANITIZING PRODUCTS
Research about the top-notch sanitizing products available in the market. Learn all about their pros and cons, their sanitization efficiency, chances of allergy, etc. Hand sanitizers, sanitizer scrubs, sanitizing sprays with an air freshener, etc. should be bought as security measures.
Carefully review and choose from a range of sanitization products because there have been cases of poor quality sanitization products having ill effects on people’s health. Therefore, do not compromise on quality just because of the price. You will find exceptional sanitizing products well within budget.
Make sure to take into consideration the reviews people have given on them as well. You will be able to assess the popularity and real quality of the sanitizing product.
4. SPRAY AND DISINFECTANTS
Grab utilities, primarily stationary items like staplers, tapes, etc., wipe them entirely to remove any germs. Wipe down in the entirety of the surface instead of just where the specific item is frequently touched. Make sure to wipe your writing supplies as well since they are items that are more often than not used by multiple individuals. Another area of focus should be office chairs, sofas, and tables. The headrests, arms, legs, etc. should be sprayed with disinfectants and wiped clean for complete sanitization. Remember to check what the spray is made of so that you do not destroy your office furniture. Make sure to sanitize the shelves, countertops, refrigerator handles, coffee pots, etc. if there is a pantry in your office.
5. COMPRESSED AIR
For your IT assets, you might have to use compressed air instead of sprays or any other sanitizing liquid. Chemicals will only damage their functionality, so to ensure that they are in prime condition, you can use compressed air. It will remove dirt, germs, and dust, and any gunk and crumbs trapped between the keys.
6. MINIMIZE CONTACT AND TOUCH IF POSSIBLE
Make use of motion sensor lights, basins, lamps, etc. Try and minimize contact as much as possible.
7. SANITIZE NON-POROUS SURFACES
Another point on the checklist must be to clean surfaces like cupboards, tables, windows, desktops, printers, and other IT assets. You can use a disinfecting spray or a simple sanitizer and some disinfecting wipes to sanitize these surfaces.
8. INSTALL DISINFECTING SANTIZATION STATIONS
Furthermore, you can install sanitizing stations in every nook and cranny of the office. This way, you can ensure that the office and its occupants are sanitized at all times. This will minimize contact as a bonus.
9. ENGAGE IN CONVERSATION AND EDUCATE
The most important task that you can do as something complementary to sanitizing your office is to engage in conversation about sanitization with others so that you can educate each other. This would lead to a pooling of the available knowledge to better the conditions of the office for all.
10. HIRE PROFESSIONALS TO SANITIZE EFFECTIVELY
The best thing that you can do is to hire a professional sanitization organization to sanitize your office. Research about companies that offer sanitization services and take a look at the reviews they have received from their previous customers. After a thorough research process, hire the best and be assured they will be a master in their field. Right now, more than ever, we need experts to help us stay healthy, both inside and out.
If office buildings are a constant in your life, then it is essential that they receive the same care and attention as your house or any other constant in your life. The best way to provide this attention is to ensure that your office is sanitized to the maximum.