Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 post the lockdown: Manjit Rajain, Group Chairman of Tenon Group
It is of utter importance that the workplaces are sanitised properly to serve the purpose of being a contained zone against contamination writes Manjit Rajain.
The cleanliness of the workplace is paramount to maintaining a professional atmosphere and healthy office living. If your office space is dusty and unclean, it is much more likely to foster the spread of the flu and other diseases between your employees, hence sanitization playing a major role in that. Sanitization has always been imperative in the workplaces to prevent illness and maintain a clean environment. With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, cleanliness has now got a bigger and comprehensive definition. Be a small- or large-scale facility, just because a work surface looks clean does not mean that it is sanitary.
With the spike in corona cases every day, India along with almost the entire world is currently in a complete lockdown situation. With an alarming level of spread and severity, multinational companies, IT firms, industries, corporate offices have adopted work from home policies to contain the coronavirus spread. However, essential service providers such as food and beverage companies, banks and hospitals are still operational with essential workers on duty, catering to the basic necessities of more than a billion people in self-quarantine. To ensure the safety of essential workers against COVID-19, it is crucial to take all precautionary measures to keep their workplaces clean and decontaminated. Going back to business-as-usual though is not advisable hence we need to build a safe environment for people to return to their normal work Life. We need to be prepared and plan to build a safe environment for when people return to work.
While, we all spend 10-12 hours of our day in office and frequently touch the surface around us; be it a laptop, desks, equipment, remote controls, phones, table, chair etc. Whether a surface looks dirty or clean is irrelevant – it is imperative to be sanitised. According to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, it has been found that the novel coronavirus is capable of living on surfaces for up to 24 hours whereas it has a life of two or three days on plastic and stainless steel.
While we eagerly wait for the lockdown to get over and return to our workplaces, it is of utter importance that the workplaces are sanitised properly to serve the purpose of being a contained zone against contamination. All the public facilities and offices need to be sanitized from every nook and corner to avoid the possibility of contracting the virus as a mode of safety measure. Tenon Group is playing on the frontline to fight against COVID-19 by offering specialized office sanitization services to protect the employees and the environment of their workplace
Sanitisation is prerequisite
There's a big difference between cleaning and sanitizing. Cleaning removes dirt and other types of soil from a surface whereas sanitizing reduces the number of pathogens on that clean surface to safe levels. Only a sanitizer will kill bacteria and ensure the area is safe.
Before welcoming employees back to office workspaces, a proper sanitation plan should be in place. It should ensure that all surfaces are cleaned on a regular basis to reduce the risks of transferring bacteria.
A curative treatment on a weekly basis is essential for large scale facilities especially corporate offices which receive high footfall every day. Tenon Group is providing the customers with complete disinfection and sanitization package which involves a three-step process, ensuring elimination of all kinds of virus and bacteria from the workplace fora safe environment for employees to work in.
This treatment follow in a chronological order from Manual Treatment which includes dusting of all tangible articles including chairs, tables, desktops, switches, doors etc manually with the help of specialized Diversey chemicals using a micro fibre cloth. To the additional method of steam treatment which ensures all tangible articles are subjected to a high-pressure steam treatment with Johnson Diversey/Buzil chemicals resulting in removal of 99.9% germs.
While getting ready your workplace, it is equally important for us to maintain the hygiene in office premises and one should meticulously take precautions to contain and not further extend the risks of infection.
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