Keys to effective cleaning in the business environment in a post-COVID world

Keys to effective cleaning in the business environment in a post-COVID world
Keys to effective cleaning in the business environment in a post-COVID world

EULEN Group presents hygiene recommendations that we should carry out to achieve healthy work environments.

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way the world approaches hygiene and cleanliness in all spaces. As many companies are returning to work in person, it is vitally important to take care of workplaces to maintain a safe environment, adopting rigorous cleaning and disinfection measures.

EULEN Group, a leader in the outsourcing of services with more than 60 years since its founding in Spain and more than 23 years of presence in Colombia, shares the following key guidelines that companies should continue to consider to guarantee adequate cleaning of the work space and guarantee the safety of employees, collaborators and clients:

Frequency of cleaning and disinfection: Maintaining a constant cleaning and disinfection routine is essential. Depending on each area, there must be a periodicity for these cleaning activities. Also keep in mind that high-touch surfaces such as door handles, desks, and handrails should be cleaned regularly.

Appropriate products and disinfectants: Using disinfectants approved by health authorities is essential. The use of effective and safe products is recommended to ensure the elimination of pathogens.

Adequate ventilation: Ensuring good ventilation in work spaces is vital. The circulation of fresh air reduces the concentration of viral particles in the environment.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Ensure that cleaning staff are equipped with appropriate protective equipment, such as gloves and masks, to protect their health while carrying out their work.

Education and awareness: Training employees on the importance of keeping their work areas clean and following personal hygiene practices is essential.

Coordination of professional services: Collaboration with companies specialized in cleaning, such as Grupo EULEN, guarantees that hygiene practices are appropriate and efficient.

Poor implementation of these protocols jeopardizes the health and safety of employees and the broader community, making proper cleaning and disinfection essential to prevent the spread of disease in the current process of fully returning to offices. Cleaning and disinfection should be daily and periodic practices that both companies and employees should encourage.

Cleaning vs. Disinfection: The crucial difference

It is important to note that there is a substantial difference between cleaning and disinfection. Cleaning refers to the removal of dirt, dust, and debris from surfaces, while disinfection involves the destruction of pathogenic microorganisms, such as viruses and bacteria.

Carlos Quintero, general manager of EULEN Colombia, explains that «Cleaning is the first step to prepare a surface for disinfection. The combination of both is essential to ensure safety in the work environment. “We use cutting-edge cleaning and disinfection products and techniques to achieve a safe and healthy environment.”

Precisely as a result of the Pandemic, there were great learnings about the different cleaning and disinfection measures that must exist in different spaces, such as the use of high-spectrum disinfectants or ozone disinfection, which has the advantage of leaving no odor or residual effect.

«At Grupo EULEN, we understand the importance of adapting to the changing demands for cleaning and disinfection in the post-COVID world. Our commitment is to provide effective and safe solutions to our clients, helping them maintain safe work environments,” concludes Carlos Quintero. EULEN Group, with a prominent presence in the large capitals of Colombia, has become a strategic partner for companies from various sectors that seek to guarantee the hygiene and safety of their facilities. Their experience and dedication in cleaning services have positioned them as leaders in the industry.

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