At the time of writing, no-one knows how the Coronavirus will affect us.
It may be successfully contained out with the UK. Or it may wreak havoc on us.
If we were to assess it in the same way we assess all other risks at work, I think we would class it right now as Medium Risk and High Severity.
In other words, we all need a plan.
As a national cleaning company with almost 2,000 staff in over 1,000 commercial locations, our exposure to it is significant, and there is a lot we can do to help prevent it spreading.
For our own implementation, and as a resource for all our customers and readers, here’s the Spotless 10-point plan to manage the risks associated with Coronavirus 2019 -nCoV.
As you will see the plan is based mostly around prevention.
In over 90% of all our sites, we use Innuscience. And we love it.
Normal use of a disinfectant will hugely reduce microbial communities, but they soon grow back.
Innuscience is a good-bacteria cleaning agent that floods an area with good micro-organisms that act on the surface days after use, continually killing the re-emerging bad bacteria.
We regard it as the most superior cleaning agent we have ever used, in terms of its effectiveness, economic and eco-credentials.
However, in the event of a confirmed outbreak we would enhance the use of Innuscience with a diluted 10% bleach solution for all touch points, under controlled conditions of usage.
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