With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting us all, IMS have been working tirelessly through extensive research, resource, investment and training to ensure that we have supported our staff and clients to the full extent.
Our preparations since the outbreak are geared around the government’s and World Health Organisations guidelines, ensuring a safe working environment in which people can feel comfortable returning to their place of work.
IMS have been on hand to assist our clients in adhering to the new requirements around returning and also in providing an augmented service provision through various means tailor made to your facility.
Below we will highlight the solutions, supplies, chemicals and equipment that we have implemented and provide our clients with peace of mind in regard to providing a sanitised environment.
To follow best practise, we recommend a two-phase approach to preparing your environment for a return.
- We will carry out a full sanitisation clean by hand to all offices (open plan and individual), meeting rooms, washrooms, kitchen areas and circulation areas.
- Following a deep sanitisation clean we will carry out a disinfectant electrostatic (fogging) process to ensure we have reached all surfaces.
We have invested in specialist equipment to guarantee best results and our research has culminated in the use of SANEX compact sanitisers by COMAC. A versatile piece of equipment that can be adapted to different environments, which sanitises by producing nebulized detergents that are evenly distributed and are longer lasting, sealing to complete the sanitisation, disinfecting process.
There is a difference between killing bacteria and protecting against viruses by killing them through a disinfectant process.
Simple sanitisation will kill bacteria and standard sanitisers are certified to EN1276, however these products haven’t been tested to kill viruses. Virus disinfectants need the certification of EN14476, this will then mean they will then provide disinfecting properties against viruses. It is really important to know that standard sanitisers aren’t necessarily tested to EN14476, which then means they aren’t tested to kill viruses.
We have worked hard with our suppliers to source a chemical, TRIPLE 8 PROTECT BIO WASHROOM SANITISER, ULTRA CLEAN and TRIPLE 8 PROTECT BIO ALL PURPOSE SANITISER. These products have been tested against coronavirus with high quality performance whilst still being Eco friendly.
Following this plan will demonstrate that you have carried out the best possible practise to ensure the safety and confidence of returning personnel.
It is clearly obvious that the cleaning industry will be in demand following this awful virus. Businesses will be expected to ‘up their game’ in terms of working with their cleaning service provider. There has already been a requirement from our clients to increase hours of input and an ongoing daily sanitisation specification being carried out throughout the day, concentrating on the touch points and circulation areas.
We can discuss the provision of this service to find the best bespoke results for you and your domain.
With the government announcement that all workplaces must make hand sanitising a new normal and asking business to comply by providing hand sanitising stations at entrances and circulation points throughout the premises, IMS are able to provide a Hand Sanitiser Column that is very stable and is perfect to be placed in areas of high traffic.
The sanitising gel is dispensed HANDS FREE, the gel being released by placing your hand underneath and activating a sensor that dispenses a pre-set quantity of gel in to the palm of your hand, avoiding excess and mess, although a drip tray is incorporated in to the design.
Made from painted steel, all parts are sanitisable and the dispenser is refillable.
In accordance with our company’s quality procedures, we are also able to provide the following documentation:-
Policy Statement – COVID-19
Risk Assessment – COVID-19
Staff Training – COVID-19
Safe System of Work – COVID-19