June 17, 2020
Pura 4D Cleaning: Preparation and Procedure
We have created a complete 4-dimensional cleaning procedure designed to protect, disinfect and make your space look brand new. For safety, health, and aesthetics creating a complete cleaning program is the only way to ensure your school or workplace is in tip-top shape.
- 1D Floors
- 2D Wall & Ceilings
- 3D Surfaces & objects
- 4D Air
Here’s how we do it.
A risk assessment must be carried out before cleaning and disinfecting. This helps you determine what and how to clean.
Cleaning is a profession and should be treated accordingly. Training is key so make sure that each operatives training is up-to-date and relevant with the latest equipment, chemicals and cleaning methods.
PPE is key to protecting your cleaning team. The government have advised for cleaning in a non-healthcare setting, where there haven’t been any confirmed or suspected cases of an outbreak, for users to wear gloves and an apron. However, it is important that cleaning chemical requirements are not overlooked. Some chemicals can be dangerous so plan accordingly.
Wearing PPE correctly is where this plan can also fall. Train your teams and make sure they are familiar with the putting on removing PPE safely.
Make sure that all your operatives are clear on cleaning and disinfection procedures described below. This includes the two-stage process and the required dwell times for chemicals to take effect.
Remove or store any furnishings or equipment that can be easily moved. This reduces the number of surfaces you need to clean and speeds up the whole process. Also, don’t forget to remove high-risk bacteria sources e.g. toilet rolls stacked or on an open roll holder.
Now that you’ve prepared it’s time to clean and disinfect. This two-stage system offers the best sanitation results.
Cleaning the water source
If you’re just going back to your school or building after a long period the water system mustn’t be just put back into use. Make sure that the water source has been deep cleaned & pushed thoroughly before use.
Wash your hands
Good hand hygiene is paramount and just because gloves are being worn it doesn’t mean this step can be avoided. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and ensure you dry your hands thoroughly.
In the absence of soap and water, sanitise your hands likewise for at least 20 seconds. But remember visibly dirty hands need to be cleaned before sanitising.
Ensure you have the necessary PPE available for both cleaning and disinfecting. Keep in mind that everyone in the team may need several sets of PPE.
Now on to the cleaning stage. Remember cleaning is the physical removal of dust and grime. This is not the disinfection. Load a spray bottle with your cleaning chemical and clean all areas. To prevent cross-contamination, colour code your areas with specifically coloured cloths and spray bottles.
Repeat your hand wash after cleaning.
Now that your facility has been cleaned it’s on to the disinfection stage. Cleaning before disinfection is extremely important and this 2-step cleaning process will require additional resource.
When planning this stage Use a disinfectant that is effective against enveloped viruses is integral to good disinfection. Mark your bottles, wear the relevant PPE and make sure to leave your disinfectant on surfaces for the recommended contact time. Here are some of the most important places to focus on.
Pay particular attention to frequently touched surfaces. These include areas like taps, door handles, grab handles, toilet flush, push plates, remotes, soap dispensers, water coolers/drinks machines, sanitiser dispensers etc.
Soft furnishings like cushions, throws and other materials will require steam cleaning if they can’t be washed and disinfected. They can be a haven for bacteria so remember to clean any equipment after use.
Finally, dispose of all waste products regularly and responsibly after you’re done.
At Pura 4D we have developed new techniques that clean deeper and protect you more. Our expertise allows you to scrub every surface, and even the air, to create a safe environment for you, your staff, and your students. Find out more about our services and products by contacting us today. We’re happy to answer all your questions