Many office workers experienced a huge shift both figuratively and literally during 2020. When instead of commuting into cities to work in a centralized office environment, they found themselves suddenly working from home. The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic was responsible for this, and one thing is for sure—this new structure, this new “COVID normal,” may have permanently changed the way office life is structured.
In this article we’ll look at some of these changes, especially in how they relate to hygiene and cleanliness considerations.
As the pandemic comes under control in some countries, Australia being a prime example, and some office workers do start to filter back into their traditional work environments, it’s clear that traditions have changed. Many workers are only coming back to a centralized space a few days a week, employees have also been placed further apart and self -contained “teams” of workers are in effect, (where members only attend and work on site with their team members, thus reducing the risk of transmission of viruses.) After each team finishes their stint, offices are often then Deep Cleaned before the next team is deployed.
Even if COVID vaccines are proven effective, and this is looking likely, because strategies have been implemented that lower the transmission rates of viruses and infections, many of these measures may remain and become a part of office life in the future. Lower transmission rates, even if we’re only talking about the common cold, mean less days lost to sickness, and thus higher rates of productivity.
Companies are hyper vigilant about ensuring that those workers who do return to their office environments do so in as safe and risk free a way as possible.
There are several measures that assist is this. Yes, having separated teams of workers has been shown to be beneficial. Minimizing the amount of people traffic in lifts helps too. Spacing workers further apart within the office space has benefits as well. But the element that is top of the tree, and trumps all others in creating a safe, disease free environment, is a company’s cleaning and sanitization program.
The key ingredients of this must be:
- An effective hand sanitizer available within easy reach throughout the office and amenities spaces for staff, and visiting clients.
- A Pro-active Preventative Regular Cleaning Program, carried out by a professional cleaning, company using top grade cleaning and long term disinfecting products and methods.
- Hygiene, cleanliness and cleaning training for staff, with cleaning products available, so they can “spot clean” accidental mishaps and minimize the risks between visits from your professional cleaning contractors.
The DuroKleen range of products can assist in all the instances we have so far discussed.
First up DuroKleen should be periodically used to provide deep cleaning long-term antimicrobial protection throughout the office and amenities. When applied, either through fogging, electrostatic spraying or wiping on with a damp cloth, DuroKleen creates a powerful biostatic barrier, invisible to the naked eye, that, in optimal conditions has been shown to protect surfaces from bacteria and viral contamination, for up to 100 days.
DuroPax on the other hand, our 2 in 1 high potency cleaner and disinfectant, should be employed by your cleaning team as part of their regular cleaning and disinfecting cycle. The powerful cleaning agent lifts dirt and grime from workstations, hot desks, meeting areas, kitchenettes, waiting areas, elevators, and the like. Then as it dries it lays down a 48 hour “protection zone” antimicrobial barrier to kill and retard the regrowth of bacteria, viruses, mould and mildew.
Additionally, DuroDaily is especially formulated for frequent everyday use. It can be used to “spot clean” items such as: keyboards and mouses, phones, printers, kitchen areas, bins, and stationary. Because DuroDaily is a bio-degradable, plant-based cleaner and disinfectant that will not cause irritation to clients and staff with sensitive skin conditions, it can be happily handled by your staff to deal with normal office occurrences when a quick clean-up is required.
With our range of innovative, modern, environmentally safe, ground breaking cleaning and sanitising products, DuroKleen products will be your greatest ally in creating and maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in the new office protocols we have covered.