Use a checklist for cleaning and disinfection of workplaces to ensure that all areas have been cleaned.
This checklist helps you to implement health and hygiene measures in your workplace and to check your facilities.Download template
According to current knowledge, the coronavirus survives for a considerable time on many surfaces. Therefore it is important to clean the workplace at the end of the working day with a cleaning agent or a 2-in-1 cleaning and disinfection solution. This should be concentrated especially on surfaces that are frequently touched.
By means of a cleaning plan for the workplace, employers ensure that these surfaces are cleaned and disinfected daily after the end of work or change of shift. Such a plan can take the form of a checklist to ensure that no cleaning and disinfection work is forgotten, that problem areas are immediately identified and appropriate measures are taken.
Cleaning and disinfection are two different processes. It is important to carry out both in combination to effectively eliminate the corona virus.
Cleaning is the physical removal of germs, dirt and organic substances from surfaces.
Disinfection is the use of chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. It is important to clean before disinfecting, as organic matter and dirt can reduce the ability of disinfectants to kill germs. Cleaning reduces the amount of dirt on the surface so that the disinfectant is effective.
Employees should consider a few aspects when cleaning their workplace in order not to endanger themselves and others and to minimize the spread of the corona virus:
Depending on the company, the situation in the workplace varies. Nevertheless, there are some basic aspects that belong in every cleaning plan for the workplace. These include the division into two cleaning situations:
At the workplace, the surfaces should be cleaned at least daily. Particular attention should be paid to surfaces that are frequently touched (e.g. tabletops, door handles, light switches, desks, toilets, taps, TV remote controls, kitchen surfaces and cabinet handles). Ideally, the surfaces should also be regularly disinfected after cleaning.
Surfaces and fittings should be cleaned more often if they:
If a person who has been at the workplace is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, all areas (e.g. offices, bathrooms and common areas) suspected of being contaminated must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
The affected area should be sealed off before cleaning and disinfection. If possible, open external doors and windows to increase air circulation and then start cleaning and disinfecting the workplace and other work areas. Use disposable wipes and PSA which is then disposed of in a plastic waste bag with the household waste.
Besides the division into two cleaning situations, each cleaning plan for the workplace should contain information on the following four points:
Many companies continue to produce their checklists on paper even in times of digitalisation. Often a force of habit or because there is a lack of knowledge about the advantages a digital solution offers for daily work.
Lumiform's mobile app enables any type of quality and safety inspection to be easily performed using a tablet or smartphone - online or offline. The desktop software is used to create checklists for cleaning from the workstation and later analyze the collected data. This significantly reduces the risk of quality losses, infections, and documentation errors.
With Lumiform, existing checklists can be immediately adapted to new legal requirements. This way, all employees always have access to the latest version of the checklist. The digital all companies in their daily work, even after Corona many more advantages:
To make it easier for companies and their employees to clean at the workplace, we have compiled a checklist template that can be used free of charge with the Lumiform App. It's a breeze to adapt it to the requirements of the company or government agencies.