When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, taking care of your high touchpoints is paramount. And it’s not just the obvious places
either, especially in office, medical and fitness settings, there are many hot spots that you can easily overlook. But before we explore
WHERE to clean, it’s important we understand a bit more about high touchpoints.
If an area has frequent contact with people’s hands, that’s considered a high touchpoint (HTP). This means you need to pay special attention and ensure it’s regularly cleaned and disinfected. Even if it doesn’t look dirty, you need to remember that germs and bacteria are often invisible to the naked eye.
We recommend using an alcohol-based solution containing at least 70% alcohol, a diluted bleach solution, or household disinfectants registered classed as hospital-grade. You should always follow the manufacturer’s guidance to ensure they work properly, and please make sure to wear gloves.
At a minimum, all high touch surfaces should be wiped down twice a day. We advise creating a roster or reminder system with specific times to ensure this is carried out. Of course this is variable depending on the scale and frequency of foot (and hand) traffic; Shopping centres and public spaces should have a much more frequent rotation of disinfecting HTP’s, but this gives you a good idea of best practice.
When we think of high touchpoints, we think of door handles, phones and light switches. But there are many other spots that will quickly build with grime and become social hangouts for germs to spread. These include:
To maintain a safe environment for your clients and staff, you must be properly addressing each and every one of your high touchpoints. Due to the nature of germs and bacteria, even if you only miss one touchpoint, the risk of transmission is still extremely high.
Therefore, it is crucial you engage a team of professional cleaning technicians who possess the skills and equipment required.
Here at Clean Feeling, we have the experience and the capability to ensure these harmful germs are dealt with, and your premises are
protected. Get in touch today for a free, zero-obligation quote.