Disinfection and Clean

Disinfection and Cleaning During the COVID-19 Crisis

Astute Asset Management is working with businesses to help ensure your workers and customers safe during this unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by providing disinfection and cleaning services to igh risk areas.

As more people are diagnosed with COVID-19, good personal hygiene is critical to help prevent the spread of this disease. It will also be important to clean and disinfect premises.

Astute Asset Management aims to provide cleaning and disinfecting services to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in any setting. Areas especially risk are office buildings, retail businesses, schools, shopping centres, outdoor dining areas, playgrounds and play equipment, car parks and any large “High Traffic” areas.

Play equipment is a high risk area of contamination requiring frequnt disinfection

How COVID-19 is Transmitted?

  • COVID-19 spreads through close contact with an infected person and is typically transmitted via respiratory droplets (produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes). It may also be possible for a person to acquire the disease by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way that the virus is spreading in this pandemic. 
  • Current evidence suggests the virus causing COVID-19 may remain viable on surfaces for many hours and potentially for some days. The length of time that COVID-19 survives on inanimate surfaces will vary depending on factors such as the amount of contaminated body fluid (e.g. respiratory droplets) present, and environmental temperature and humidity. 

Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Cleaning means physically removing germs, dirt and organic matter from surfaces. It is important to note that cleaning alone does not kill germs, but by reducing the numbers of germs on surfaces, cleaning helps to reduce the risk of spreading infection.
  • Disinfection means using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs that remain on surfaces after cleaning, disinfection further reduces the risk of spreading infection. Cleaning before disinfection is very important as organic matter and dirt can reduce the ability of disinfectants to kill germs.
  • Transmission or spread of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through direct contact with respiratory droplets than through contaminated objects and surfaces. The risk of catching coronavirus when cleaning is substantially lower than any risk from being face-to-face without appropriate personal protective equipment with a confirmed case of COVID-19 who may be coughing or sneezing.

Outside Areas to Clean at Your Workplace

At Astute Asset Management We understand health and safety is usually the priority at any Industrial site. It’s important to check out any associated risks or issues that could come up before we undertake any work.

Our experienced team will first come to meet you to do a site assessment.

Once onsite, we conduct a thorough health and safety audit. This is to identify any factors that could impact the health and safety of you, your workers, and our team.

As with all jobs and work sites, we ask that you provide any health and safety regulation or training (if any) that is relevant to your site or job.

It is also look at environmental impacts; make sure we understand your needs and any risks you may see; and provide a detailed plan for the job.

We will provide you with a no-obligation quote for you to approve which includes our audit.

Once we’ve signed off the audit, quote and done any required on-site training, we will conduct our work.

  • Car parks
  • Outside dining areas
  • Shopping centres
  • Playgrounds & Play/exercise equipment
  • Parks
  • Malls
  • Any other “High Traffic” areas.

Astute Asset Management can also take care of all your exterior cleaning and disinfecting needs. We use the best treatments and processes, ensuring that any harsh contaminants and mould are removed.

Reducing the Risk of Transmission in the Workplace

Workplace environments include (but are not limited to), transport vehicles, shopping centres and private businesses.

To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 in these settings:

  • Promote cough etiquette and respiratory hygiene.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched hard surfaces with detergent/disinfectant solution/wipe.
  • Provide adequate alcohol-based hand rub for staff and consumers to use. Alcohol-based hand rub stations should be available. This is especially important in areas where food is on display and frequent touching of produce occurs.
  • Train staff on use of alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Consider signs to ask shoppers to only touch what they intend to purchase.

Written by Daniel Olsen