As a leading commercial cleaning company with more than 40 years experience, its surprising to learn that many of our clients don’t know what ‘touchpoint cleaning’ is, nor do they have it in place for their workplace?
So what is Touchpoint Cleaning?
Touchpoint cleaning is the specialised process of sanitising key areas or items around a workplace that are touched frequently throughout the day – essentially, it’s all about keeping germs at bay. Common examples of touchpoints in the workplace include doorknobs, light switches, railings, elevator interiors and buttons, computer hardware, coffee machines and other common kitchen appliances and surfaces, printers and bathroom fixtures.
Touchpoints are commonly viewed by medical professionals as where the spread of infection occurs most in offices and workplaces. As staff and visitors move about their day picking things up, turning on and off lights, opening and closing doors, using shared office equipment, sliding hands along rails, pressing buttons, opening the staff fridge, boiling the jug etc, these areas and objects become germ hotspots.
Of course, it’s not about creating panic or stopping these every day necessary movements in and around the workplace, but it is important that staff members are aware of these ‘hotspots’ and that businesses ensure they are sanitised regularly to support their employees.
With many people returning to work post the Covid-19 restrictions, and with winter fast approaching, now is the time for workplaces to incorporate touchpoint cleaning into their workplace cleaning policy and schedule. This will ensure these areas are sanitised regularly in preventing the spread of unnecessary colds and flu.
Collective Maintenance Services specialises in touchpoint cleaning, supporting our clients to develop a sanitisation plan that is specific to their needs, particularly in industries of increased risk, such as health and aged care.
Other industries we support with our commercial and touchpoint cleaning services include:
- General Office spaces
- Schools and colleges
- Retail businesses
- Childcare facilities
- Hotels & Hospitality Centres
- Restaurants & pubs