Keep your workplace sanitized!

SERVUS's Terminal Disinfection Services can help reduce viral and bacterial spread. It is vital for continuity to help maintain a clean work environment. This program follows best practices as recommended by the CDC.

Standard Terminal Disinfection Procedures

  • Gather all equipment required for the terminal clean at the point of use e.g. mop bucket, mop, disposable color coded cloths, disposable roll, yellow clinical waste bags & tags, alginate & red bags, wet floor signs.
  • Don Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), i.e. disposable apron and gloves, before entering the room, discard all disposables in the room/bed space/unit (e.g. hand towels, magazines, bottles, toilet rolls, etc.) All materials must be disposed of.
  • Prepare cleaning/disinfecting solutions in a container (dilution as per manufacturer’s instruction).
  • Ventilation of the area/room being cleaned must be adequate.
  • Disinfectant solutions should be used as per Manufacturer’s instructions, particularly the contact time.
  • After cleaning, rinse with water (if rinsing is required) before drying. In particular it is important to rinse chlorine containing solutions from stainless steel surfaces to prevent corrosion.
  • Use disposable cloths/paper roll for cleaning during the terminal clean. Where available and appropriate, use disposable mop heads.
  • Avoid leaving and re-entering the area until the terminal clean is fully completed.

How to Create a Clean & Healthy Environment

How you can protect yourself:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty. CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.

Know The Difference Between Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing:

Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.

Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.

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