Detergent, either as a solution that can be mixed with water, or as wipes
When should you clean?
Clean your workplace at the end of the work day using a detergent, or a 2-in-1 detergent and disinfectant solution.
Focus on frequently touched surfaces such as tabletops, door handles, light switches, desks, toilets and toilet doors, taps, TV remotes, kitchen surfaces and cupboard handles
Clean objects and surfaces used repeatedly by lots of people frequently throughout the day using a detergent, or 2-in-1 detergent and disinfectant solution. For example: Trolleys and baskets, checkouts, machines for cashless payments, handrails, elevator buttons
Clean surfaces and fittings that are visibly soiled or after any spillage as soon as possible using a detergent, or a 2-in-1 detergent and disinfectant solution.
Instruct workers to clean personal property that has been brought to work and is likely to be handled at work or during breaks with a detergent or 2-in-1 detergent and disinfectant solution, or wipes. For Example: Mobile Phones, tablets, sunglasses, (car) keys
How to safely clean
Read the product label and Safety Data Sheet for the cleaning product(s) before using and make sure you follow all instructions, including all required personal protective equipment (PPE). Also make sure the product is suitable for use on the surface you are cleaning.
Instruct workers to wear gloves when cleaning and ensure they know to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water, or to use alcohol-based hand sanitiser if they cannot wash their hands, both before and after wearing gloves.
If possible, use disposable gloves when cleaning and discard after each use. Otherwise, only use reusable gloves for routine cleaning and do not share gloves between workers.
Dispose of any disposable cloths in a rubbish bag, or launder reusable cloths in the usual way.
Cleaning plan for COVID-19 suspected or infected
Preparing to clean
Prevent access to the areas that were used by the suspected or confirmed case as well as any common areas (break rooms, bathrooms) and any known or likely touch points
Open outside doors and windows if possible to increase air circulation.
What do I need?
A detergent, as a solution that can be mixed with water, and
A disinfectant containing alcohol in a concentration of ≥70%, chlorine bleach in a concentration of 1000 parts per million, oxygen bleach, or wipes and sprays that contain quaternary ammonium compounds.
A combined detergent and disinfectant solution.
Appropriate PPE for cleaning staff, including disposable gloves and safety eyewear.
A surgical mask if the person suspected to have COVID-19 is in the room.
What you should clean
Thoroughly clean and then disinfect all areas of suspected or confirmed contamination.
Thoroughly clean and then disinfect any common areas (e.g. break rooms, washrooms).
Thoroughly clean and then disinfect any known or likely touchpoints in the workplace.
How to safely clean
Read the product label and Safety Data Sheet for the cleaning product(s) before using and make sure you follow all instructions, including all required PPE. Also make sure the product is suitable for use on the surface you are cleaning.
Ensure staff are trained in putting PPE on and taking PPE off, including washing or sanitising hands between steps.
Use disposable gloves where possible, and discard after each use. Wash or sanitise hands before and after wearing gloves.
Dispose of any single-use PPE, disposable cloths and covers in a rubbish bag and place it inside another rubbish bag and dispose of in general waste.
Launder any reusable cleaning equipment including mop heads and disposable cloths and completely dry before re-use.
Empty and re-clean equipment such as buckets with a fresh solution of disinfectant and completely dry before re-use.
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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