Coming back to the office post Circuit Breaker and concerned about the cleanliness of your office space and how you’re going to maintain it regularly? Here are some tips on how to go about cleaning your office space and why you should consider outsourcing your cleaning services to a professional cleaning company.
The Singapore government has announced that it will lift the Circuit Breaker in a three phased approach after 1 June. Along with this, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has put in place requirements for Safe Management Measures at the workplace after the Circuit Breaker period. Companies will now need to step up cleaning of workplace premises by ensuring regular cleaning of common spaces, particularly areas with high human contact as well as general public access areas such as lifts, pantries, toilets and bin areas. Companies must also ensure that cleaning agents such as hand soaps, toilet paper etc. are available at all toilet and handwash stations, and that disinfectant agents like hand sanitizers are installed at all human traffic stoppage points within the work place.
There will be a lot going on, as you get back up to speed on the business front post Circuit Breaker, so it might be worth considering hiring a professional cleaning company. If you are coming back to the office after a lengthy duration, the first approach you may wish to consider is to carry out a thorough disinfection cleaning of the entire office premises.
The disinfectant cleaning process comprises the professional cleaning crew fogging your office area using a specialized Ultra-Low Volume (UVL) fogging machine. The disinfectant chemical is released as a fog or mist that is dispersed and covers every corner of the office. Once the area is supersaturated with the disinfectant chemical dispersed through the fogging method as fog or mist, the cleaning crew will allow 45 minutes to an hour for the disinfectant droplets to settle down onto all surfaces.
The cleaning crew will then proceed to wipe down all frequently touched areas such as hand rails, door knobs, arm rests, seat backs, tables, keyboards as well as mop the floor area with bleach. The bleach can also be used to wipe down walls of up to 3 metres in height and blinds.
Besides being able to provide disinfectant cleaning which is crucial in the fight against Covid-19, you also want to make sure that the cleaning company can provide you with regular cleaning services as per your specifications. Detail out the frequency of the cleaning services required; daily, thrice weekly etc and whether weekday and / or weekend office cleaning services is required. Also, remember to provide the exact job specifications; does this include toilet cleaning, clearing rubbish and pantry cleaning? This will help both you and the cleaning company have a better idea of the exact cleaning job requirements and cost involved.
A third consideration is material use. Will you prefer to provide this or the cleaning company? With the Covid-19 situation now, you may wish to consider specific cleaning material that have disinfectant and sanitization properties. The cleaning company will be able to better advice you on the required cleaning material and tools such as hand sanitizer dispenser machines etc.
Once you have shortlisted a professional cleaning company for your office cleaning needs, be sure to be present on the confirmed start date to walk through and orientate the cleaners around the office so that they can familiarise themselves with the exact cleaning requirements and get cracking on the job.
All the best in hiring the right office cleaning service provider for your office.