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Employers should ensure that prior to the employees coming back into work in the premises they should:

  • Ensure that a thorough and deep clean is done of the full premises all rooms and areas, including toys, equipment, bed linen, cots, chairs, tables, kitchen, oven, fridge, microwave, office area, etc.
  • Ensure that there are sufficient cleaning materials for each room and that there is a well-defined cleaning schedule for each room and the overall building.
  • Check the ventilation and filters. If there is air conditioning run it for at least 24 hours.
  • Ensure all toilets are flushed on several occasions.
  • Run the taps in all the sink units.
  • If there is a shower the shower head should be removed and cleaned/disinfected and run for a period of time.
  • Dispose of any used water from coffee makers, kettles, boilers or other utensils– Refill and use and/or boil water and dispose of the water.
  • Check or treat all water tanks, if required.
  • Ensure all equipment is working properly – test them. Fire Alarm, Emergency Lightening, Fire Doors, Alarms, etc
  • Ensure you have adequate supply of PPE.