With weekly updates on regulations across the nation with COVID-19 restrictions, there can be a lot of factors to take into consideration within this ever-changing landscape. As offices and various public spaces begin to reopen slowly across states, it’s important that business owners are aware of how to best keep staff and customers safe. Here at Austates, our passion is to help our customers, so alongside our products and expertise we have a few tips to share below.
Strict social distancing measures will still be enforced, including the 4 square metres per person rule between both patrons/staff. Limited numbers of guests will be allowed in a venue (see your state’s policy as every area differs) and adequate signage/markings will be required to clearly display the distance of 1.5 metres apart.
Hygiene and Cleaning:
The most effective way to perfect the cleaning of your workplace is to have a specific but manageable routine. The space will need to be cleaned at least once daily, more often if you will be having a number of patrons entering at any time. Most specifically, be on the lookout for frequently touched surfaces:
- Door handles
- Light switches
- Basin / taps
- Cupboard handles
The ideal way to do this is to use disinfectant chemicals that clean and kill any bacteria including some viruses. This won’t completely rid the chances of bacteria and the virus spreading, but it is the leading way to prevent it.
In addition to the daily cleaning, having your space professionally disinfected the next step you can take to ensure all bases have been covered. They use commercial cleaning products you may not have access to, paired with equipment that can target specific areas that may be out of reach with just a cleaning wipe.
Alternatively, you can purchase equipment yourself for these deeper disinfections, the ULV Trolley Mister has been designed to treat internal spaces and surfaces as an aid to the sanitation process. This piece of kit is ideally suited for offices, elevators, and other internal spaces.
If you’ve spent the last few weeks without anyone in your workplace, whether it’s an office or a restaurant, it’s likely some critters could have been made themselves at home. With the cooler months approaching, rodents seek out warmer environments to find sanctuary in. They can spread bacteria on their bodies, droppings, saliva, and urine, so it’s best practice to prevent this at all costs by looking into pest control before you go back.
The best way to avoid sickness and bacteria spreading is to prevent it. Looking into a disinfecting routine and pest control options is the best way to ensure the health and safety of your staff and customers. For all of your pest control equipment needs, Austates is open for business and ready to help – reach out today!