Our hygiene audits are designed to review and validate the effectiveness of cleaning regimes which focus on preventing the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace.
Communal surface touch points in your workplace have the highest concentration of microbes and therefore they act as vectors for the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
It is for this reason that goverment guidance puts an emphasis on workplaces to implement an appropriate hygiene control regime.
Keeping your workplace clean reduces the potential for coronavirus to spread and is a critical part of making and keeping your business ‘COVID-secure’. Whether you use internal cleaners or specialist cleaning contractors it is important to validate the effectiveness of these hygiene controls.
A cleaning regime must be appropriate for your workplace, the volume of traffic, number of potential touch points and type of environment will all effect the frequency and level of cleaning that is required.
WHATS COVERED IN THE AUDIT?
Our hygiene audits look at a number of aspects relating to your current cleaning regimes. We will review the frequency, locations targeted and cleaning techniques used in addition to the application and effectiveness of any chemical disinfectants.
Ultimately the objective of any cleaning regime is to maintain a good level of cleanliness on touch points throughout your workplace therefore our hygiene audits incorporate cleanliness inspections which involve a combination of visual and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing of surfaces.
ATP cleaning verification provides accurate and meaningful results that can help a facility define and monitor a cleaning standard to make sure that standard is maintained.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Our expert technicians will initially discuss your concerns in relation to your cleaning regimes and agree an appropriate approach to the hygiene audit.
On completion of the site audit you will receive a detailed audit report outlining our findings and any areas of improvement that will empower your cleaning teams.
All our site auditors are experienced occupational hygienists / chemists and have undergone internal training to enable them to carryout hygiene audits in line with PHE & WHO guidance.
The 3 most common findings identified during a hygiene audit are as follows:
1. A significant proportion of the cleaning chemicals / disinfectants being used are inadequate at removing bio materials from touch point surfaces.
2. Cleaning schedules of touch points are typically applied uniformly across a site, when instead it is more effective to focus cleaning regimes on hot spots that are identified during the audit.
3. Cleaning techniques being used frequently fall short of the guidance provided by WHO and PHE.
ATP testing is a rapid testing method used to quickly assess the cleanliness of surfaces. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is present in all organic material and is the universal unit of energy used in all living cells.
Contaminated surfaces and equipment can quickly lead to the spread of the virus, and ultimately, the infection of personnel. ATP cleaning verification provides accurate and meaningful results that can help a facility define and monitor a cleaning standard to make sure that standard is maintained.
Your first audit will go a long way to significantly improving the hygiene standards within your workplace. The audit will confirm that your cleaning chemicals and techniques are adequate to eliminate the presence of the virus on touch points and identify hotspots that might require further attention.
If the findings are consistantly followed moving forward a single audit should be sufficient.
ARRANGE A COVID-19 HYGIENE AUDIT FOR YOUR SITE
If you need any further assistance or would like to know more please get in touch and we will get back to you as soon as we can.