Probably the biggest challenge for all of us, as we emerge out of lock-down, is the safe and staggered reopening of public buildings, transport networks and offices.
The Country cannot afford a big resurgence of COVID-19 cases. However, for a pathogen like this one, that is exactly what will happen if we return to our old behaviour without taking the proper precautions.
There are a number of measures that are being put in place across workplaces and public transport networks to mitigate the risks and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Whilst it is not possible to guarantee a COVID-Secure Workplace, there are many steps we can take to minimise risk.
We work with many local and national organisations who are tasked with reopening as much, as safely as possible. Here we outline some of the steps being taken to ensure optimum health & safety during this time.
Cleaning and Coronavirus
It is well-known that a safe, careful and consistent cleaning regime is the best defence we have against the spread of COVID-19.
We are aware of potential problems involved with allowing large numbers of people in confined areas, and are able to work with businesses and organisations to offer products that will update and enhance their already established cleaning programs.
Products to help COVID-Secure your workplace
Guardicide RTU 2506
Guardicide® RTU is an aldehyde-free, high performance disinfectant cleaner with outstanding microbiocidal performance and broad-spectrum activity against many bacteria, yeast, fungi, viruses and spores. Its efficacy, especially against coronavirus, makes it an ideal product for use in transport, general industry and public institutions. It can also be used in restaurants, food processing plants, agricultural environments and schools.
Gel Guard E 5072
Gel Guard E is a hand sanitiser containing 70% v/v Ethanol which is fully compliant to the requirements of the cosmetics regulation EC 1223/ 2009, antibacterial tests BS EN 1276:2019 and BS EN 1500:2013 for hand rub products.
Gel Guard E B-535
Guard E is an alcohol rub formulated in line with the WHO Guidelines containing 80% denatured Ethanol. Gel Guard E kills 99.9% of all bacterial and viruses, is quick and efficient, and contains moisturisers to protect skin.
Dreumex Omnicare Dispenser B-447
Revolutionary touch free dispenser for wash stations with easy to use, interchangeable, cartridges. The Omnicare automatic dispenser boasts efficient cartridges with no wasted product and a low cost per hand wash. There are a variety of hygienic cartridges to choose from.
Safe Commuting and Travelling
We are aware of the pressures being faced by businesses and organisations looking to get their workforce back and operating as normal.
Whilst we can all do our best to provide COVID Secure Workspaces, we are less able to ensure employee safety whilst commuting to and from work.
To ensure safe travelling passengers we advise that that all staff should adhere to the following guidelines when possible:
- Wear a face covering
- Keep 2 metres apart from others where possible
- Wash your hands before and after your journey
- Carry a hand sanitiser or use sanitiser points at stations
- Use contactless or Oyster to pay for your travel
Government guidance suggests that face coverings should be worn for the entirety of journeys on public transport networks.
Evidence suggests that by wearing a face covering you dramatically reduce the chances of passing Coronavirus onto others.
You are not allowed to get on public transport if you are not wearing a face covering, unless you have a legitimate reason for not wearing one. Not doing so could result in a fine.
Avoid public transport if possible
As we mentioned before, the more people there are packed into a space the more likely it is the virus will be able to spread.
For this reason, a key piece of guidance is that you should seek alternative modes of transport such as existing walking or cycling routes.
If you must use public transport it is recommended that you try and avoid rush hour peak times between 05:45-08:15 and 16:00-17:30.
It is important that everyone does their best in the coming months to maintain high levels of sanitation and follow government guidelines.
To this end it’s encouraged that everyone follows the advice listed above and contacts a member of our team to discuss the most effective disinfectant solutions available to them.
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