With the nippy winter months fast approaching, we can’t help but notice the increase in random coughs and sneezes all through the streets of Melbourne. It’s unpleasant, but it comes around every year. Flu season is upon us, but there’s no reason to panic if you have the right mechanisms in place to keep it under control. Who would have thought that the right school cleaning services can protect people in public spaces from contracting flu? It’s more than just dirt we get rid of – it’s airborne particles that carry viruses too!
Why Are Schools Hard-Hit By Flu Season?
Schools are filled with people day in, day out, which is why it’s no surprise that the flu spreads so quickly and vastly on campus. The virus spreads either through airborne or surface particles that are carried by students and staff. There are a few things you can do to manage this. On top of encouraging vaccinations and personal hygiene, you can work together with your commercial cleaning company to keep the spread as low as possible. Here’s how:
- Regular Disinfection Of Surfaces Throughout The Premises
Consistency is key during flu season. A regular disinfection schedule (more rigorous than in summer) will keep your school environment clean throughout the season.
- Using High-Quality Disinfectant, Products Equipment & Materials
Your cleaning company must be committed to using only the best products and equipment to disinfect surfaces such as desks, keyboards, basins, doors, and more.
- Recognising High-Risk Areas & Treating Them With Extra Attention
Communal areas, such as the lunchroom, computer room or bathroom are more likely to be contaminated. Be more meticulous when cleaning these areas.
- Using Disposable Safety Masks, Gloves And Other Protective Gear
Cleaners must protect themselves, and the rest of the school by extension, by wearing protective gear while handling potentially contaminated spaces.
As much as you can’t control when students and staff contract flu during flu season, you can minimise its spread on campus. The first step is finding school cleaning services in Melbourne that you can trust. Contact Ankars Commercial Cleaning Services to stay safe this winter.