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We also employ a qualified Registered Nurse who also attends all infectious Cleaning jobs we undertake and all our Staff are fully trained and certified in the following courses.
(1) Clinical Cleaning (Infectious Cleaning)
(2) Infection Control for Cleaning and Housekeeping Staff
Which covers the following –
- Cleaning Techniques
- Infection control practices
- Infection Control and the Environment
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Maintain personal hygiene
- Limit Contamination
- Microbes and infections
- Clean environmental surfaces
- Handle and dispose of clinical and other waste
- Chemicals and Equipment
- Cleaning Schedule (Risk Based Approach)
- Examples of Cleaning Procedures (Healthcare)
- Handle and Dispose of Clinical Waste
- Maintain and Store Cleaning Equipment
BPCS Infectious Control Cleaning Methodology
To facilitate cleaning and disinfection of all surfaces:
Remove clutter and discard disposable items/waste
Items that are not used repeatedly or frequently touched, that is within the last 24 to 72 hours should be placed in a clear plastic bag and stored (for example, paper documents).
For items that require laundering, arrange for these to be sent to a commercial laundry or washed in an on-site washing machine (if available).
All surfaces as listed below will be cleaned with paper towels and hot soapy water with a detergent which will clean any soils and debris that are currently on these surfaces, which will be disposed of in our yellow infectious control bin that we have brought to the site.
Our cleaners are trained to start at the top and work their way down to the bottom, in which the following will be cleaned.
Door Frames, Door Handles (on both sides)
Shelving and Cabinets (including all handles)
Walls cleaned to touch height and frequently touched areas (working downwards)
Desks, which also includes, pens, staplers, Computer Monitors, Keyboards, Mouses, (and related power cords for these devices), the telephones, and any other item that is cleanable on these desks, the outside of the drawers and filling cabinets, the underside of the desk (as some employee’s touch under their desk
Chairs includes arm and foot rests.
All power Points and light Switches and any other areas surfaces that would be touched within each office.
Our staff will clean each and every room within the premises including staff meals rooms, board rooms and showrooms, reception and off course the toilets are cleaned last.
Once the initial clean is done our staff will be using a chemical which has been approved by the TGA for the use against COVID 19 and we have chosen to use Viraclean on all the above surfaces ensuring they remain wet for a minimum of 10 minutes to allow the disinfectant to kill any virus particles that maybe present on these surfaces.
Hospital Grade Infectious Control Clean (Terminal Clean)
When our staff arrive, we all prepare ourselves by putting on the appropriate PPE, doing the following –
- Using Hand Sanitiser
- Putting on disposable overalls (Chemical and Particle Resistant)
- Gum Boots (these are not porous, and are washed at the end of the job)
- Face Shield or Googles
BPCS Hot Water Extraction (Steam Cleaning)
Using our truckmount machine we will ensure all hoses and equipment are cleaned and disinfectant before and after we clean the carpets to the recommendations of the DHHS which is at a minimum of 70 degrees Celsius under pressure to ensure the appropriate disinfection occurs this also applies to Upholstery Cleaning (Soft Furniture)
BPCS Cleaning for other hard floor Surfaces
All other hard surface flooring and mopped with Hot water with disinfectant before and after carpet cleaning to prevent any cross contamination that may occur.
BPCS Contaminated Waste
The DHHS only recommends bagging the waste and throwing it into general waste however we are talking no chances and our policy is to have this waste collected by Daniels Health from our office as we class this waste as infectious material and we do not want to risk it spreading in an environment such as the council tip.
Between 6 to 8 trained cleaners at $75 plus GST per hour per cleaner
One Health and Safety office (Registered Nurse) $120 plus GST per hour
PPE $75 plus GST for each cleaner
Daniels Health Hazzard Waste Collection for PPE, Materials we use ($220 includes GST)
Additional Cost – If use have carpets and or upholstery we are required to clean and disinfect all of our equipment which we do back at the office and this incurs an additional cleaning cost of $220 which includes GST
Travel allowance per cleaner $55 plus GST per hour if you are not in Bendigo