Cleaning may not be a top priority for many of us given our current responsibilities, yet at Hard Bakka Pty Ltd, Steel Fabrication we know, it remains a very essential part of maintaining a healthy and safe workspace during COVID-19 and beyond. We have collected some of the most current research to help in addressing some of the usual safety concerns, as many of us start to look at reopening our workplaces.

As we continue the slow migration back to our work environment, we will probably be thinking differently about the surfaces and equipment around us and, most likely even be reaching for the disinfectant wipes that up to only a few months ago weren’t even a consideration.

Experiencing apprehension is normal as our workforce comes back and it is both possible and valuable to maintain our shared spaces in a healthy way. No matter if it is regular maintenance cleaning, or advised disinfection for exposed areas, office hygiene practices all have a few things in common. The right equipment, a thorough plan and a willing team.
This office cleaning checklist should assist in collecting the right materials for your everyday cleaning schedule, establish a detailed plan, and even put it into practice in your workplace with help from your colleagues.

Safe Work Australia’s comprehensive document, How to Clean and Disinfect Your Workplace provides guidance on routine cleaning, and cleaning and disinfection following a case or suspected case of the COVID-19 in a non-healthcare workplace.
The instructions also include:

• Cleaning during the COVID-19 pandemic
• Cleaning and disinfecting solutions
• Checklist of standard precautions for cleaning
• Recommended cleaning by surface
• Recommended cleaning by item
• Specialised electronic equipment
• Retail, Building and construction
• Warehousing and logistics and Transport