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As businesses have started reopening amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, we think it’s important that we share with you the new UK government guidelines to ensure safety and support your employees’ health and well-being during these difficult times . This guide provides people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses a practical framework to think about what needs to be done to continue, or restart operations safely during a COVID-19 pandemic. You can download the full pdf version of the guidelines here.

The government is clear that employees should not be forced into an unsafe work environment. Employers have a legal obligation to protect their workers and others from health and safety risks. Although we cannot completely eliminate the risk of the coronavirus, employers need to do everything that is reasonably practicable to minimise them, by taking preventive measures:

  • Increase the frequency of handwashing and surface cleaning in every workplace.
  • Make every reasonable effort to make working from home as a first option. However, if this is not possible, businesses should make a reasonable effort to comply with the government’s social distancing guidelines (keeping employees 2m apart wherever possible).
  • For workplaces that cannot fully comply with the social distancing guidelines in relation to a specific activity, employers should think about if such activity should continue in order the business to operate. If so, further mitigating actions should be undertaken to lessen the risk of transmission between workers, as follows.

Employers must share the results of their risk assessment with their employees, and consider publishing it on their websites. Here is a copy of the notice you should display in your workplace to show that you complied with this guidance.

Furthermore, Section 5 of the government guidelines enumerated the detailed steps employers must comply in cleaning their workplace:5.1. Before reopening, to ensure that any site or area that has been closed or partially operated is clean and ready to restart5.2. Keeping the workplace clean to avoid transmission by touching contaminated surfaces5.3. Hygiene (handwashing, sanitation facilities and toilets), to help all employees maintain good hygiene through the working day5.4. Changing rooms and showers to minimise the risk of transmission5.5. Handling goods, merchandise, other materials and onsite vehicles

It is key that businesses adopt an enhanced routine for coronavirus cleaning guidelines to help reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19). We offer a variety of services to meet your business needs in the current situation, such as deep cleaning or blitz cleaning of:

Whatever your business needs we aim to work with you to ensure that your business is cleaned efficiently and thoroughly.

To protect our workers, we are continuing to ensure complete adherence to H&S and PPE regulations, as well as complete observance of the current Government advice about social distancing. We are providing them with regular updates of advice from the Govt sent directly to employees devices, reminders of current advice, and any other relevant advice from official, reliable sources.

Sites should use a commercial disinfecting wipe, detergent and water, or commercial antimicrobial products. At Envirobridge we use a variety of different cleaning products to ensure all of our cleaning is completed to the highest standard and that all products are sufficient to clean and decontaminate all surfaces and areas.

If you suspect your premises or staff may be at risk or you want to take the necessary steps to ensure your business remains as normal as possible then contact us today to find out how we can assist you and your business.We can supply your warehouse, factory or distribution centre a written audit report of health, safety and cleanliness compliance, as well as a clean establishment to work in, before your premises re-opens.

We have updated our employer FAQs in line with the latest guidance, and below is a list of blogs that highlight the best ways to keep your warehouse/business clean.

There is also further information available from the Government website and World Health Organisation website.

Envirobridge specialist cleaning teams can handle deep cleaning services, achieved to a benchmark standard. We are fully trained in the use of specialised industrial floor cleaning equipment, from sweeping and scrubbing to power washing. We even use manual hand cleaning where required and use our own range of environmentally friendly enzyme cleaning products wherever possible.

Got a question about cleaning that you need answering? Contact us using our contact form or on 01295 780444 and we’ll do all we can to help you.

Download our free printable checklist for A/C and cooler cleaning and maintenance. Always know what you need to do and when.

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As the owner or manager of a busy warehouse, productivity and efficiency are at the top of your list of priorities. You can never be too efficient when running your own business. You may think you’ve tried it all but you may be wrong! Often it is the most obvious things that get overlooked and in fact they end up being the things that cost your business the most. So we have created a guide that highlights the few simple ways that you could save yourself and your business precious time and money.

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