Keeping customer’s employees healthy and safe is our number one priority. New protocols, services, and flexibility of our services are just a few of the changes we’ve made to help ensure safety. We have invested in the latest technology and training ensuring that we are OSHA compliant and Uses hospital-grade, EPA-approved disinfectants, adhering to CDC guidelines including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The year 2020 has been a year like no other, where Businesses, economies, and livelihoods of so many people have been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic. We have been social distancing, and taking all measures to protect ourselves and loved ones from one of the deadliest and fast-spreading diseases In the history
It’s that time when everyone is recovering from the effects of this pandemic and people are starting to adapt to the new normal. Change is inevitable and right now more than ever Proper hygiene and cleaning practices are a must.
When it comes to the issue of Outsourced cleaning services, So many people view it as an unnecessary risk. This notion isn’t far fetched as without proper protocol in place for safe cleaning, then you run the risk of exposure to the Covid 19 Virus.
In this article, We will outline some of the Protocols that we at Arrow Facilities Management have adopted to protect our customers and employees from Exposure and the spread of the Virus causing Covid 19.-
Protocols in place to ensure safe cleaning practices to prevent the spread and exposure to Covid 19.
Guidelines in use to select, fit and issue face mask (Learn More)
Proper use of PPE
At Arrow Facilities Management. We train all our staff on the proper use, fit, care, maintenance, and limitation of PPE. We also provide them with clean disposable masks. From the time we enter your premise, all our employees are under strict instructions to ensure that they wear a mask at all times.
With the right selection and fitting of a facemask, it is comfortable and practical for a cleaner to work for long hours without feeling distressed.
Before We enter any premise, we ensure that we disinfect all our employees with an alcohol-based sanitizer,
We train our staff on the proper use of hand gloves- Our gloves are color-coded to prevent cross-contamination Ie. Gloves used to clean the kitchen appliances, shelves and countertops are not the same used to clean the rest of the house.
After completion of work all gloves are properly disinfected and stored for use during the next project
Disinfection of Cleaning supplies after every job.
To eliminate the risk of cross-contamination, We ensure that after every job, All our cleaning supplies, Machinery, and equipment are properly disinfected. To achieve this, we use a broad spectrum disinfectant that is EPA approved to effectively eliminate all germs, bacteria, and viruses including the Corona Virus.
Proper training on safe cleaning practices and the use of Disinfectant
All our employees are trained on how to conduct themselves while performing their cleaning tasks, they are also trained on how to use EAP approved disinfectant such as how to dilute, How to apply, what is the dwell time for the disinfectant to be effective, First aid in case of a reaction or accidental ingestion and on the proper use of PPE while handling these disinfectants.
Being that the virus is easily spread from person to person to eliminate this risk, we encourage our customers to isolate/ keep distance while cleaning is ongoing. If they are not able to keep distance, then they are required to wear a face mask.
If we have deployed more than one staff to your project then, they are under strict instruction to observe the social distancing guideline of at least 6 feet. During the cleaning process, we encourage the opening of windows/ ventilation to allow air to freely circulate during the cleaning process.
Health checks and screening
To protect our employees from contracting Covid 19- During our training, we take them through the signs and symptoms of Covid 19 and, we advise that should they portray such symptoms or suspect that they have come into contact with a person presenting this signs and symptoms then, we encourage them to file for a sick off.
We also closely monitor all our employees by conducting screening such as body temperature checks before deployment. They also learn on some of the basic ways they can protect themselves such as maintaining proper hand hygiene, Not touching the face, social distancing, and proper use of PPE.
We disinfect after each Cleaning
With each job, We disinfect all surfaces. We have invested in the latest technology and training ensuring that the disinfectant is dispensed in micro-droplets (fog) ensuring that the disinfection is far-reaching, safe on electronics, and will protect our customers and employees extensively. We use hospital-grade, EPA-approved disinfectants, adhering to CDC guidelines including; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).