The following guidelines are intended for both general cleaning and for disinfecting areas that have possibly been exposed to the recent outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
These cleaning guidelines can also be applied in the general cleaning practices of all workspaces to prevent the spread of communicable diseases and to protect staff and visitors from contracting and passing infections.
How can the coronavirus be transmitted?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and other public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the Covid-19 outbreak. However, long-term success cannot be taken for granted. All sections of our society including businesses and employers must play a role if we are to stop the spread of this disease.
The virus mainly spreads from person to person via droplet transmission in close contact. However, the virus can survive similarly on surfaces and can also be transmitted as a contactable infection by handling materials or surfaces contaminated with traces from an infected person.
General Cleaning in all Types of Premises
- Start cleaning from cleaner areas first and then proceed towards dirtier areas. All surfaces that are frequently touched (e.g., door handles, armrests, table-tops, light switches, water taps) need to be cleaned thoroughly and frequently.
- In public premises where people touch the surfaces of devices, the cleaning guidelines should be done daily, at least.
- Wearing gloves to protect the hands when cleaning surfaces. After cleaning, the gloves must be carefully washed and dried or replaced with a new pair.
- Wash hands and forearms with water and soap when gloves are taken off.
Cleaning TDS Visitor Kiosks and TDS Access Readers
With the recent coronavirus outbreak, it is becoming increasingly important to put your personal hygiene first in all aspects of everyday life. TDS Kiosk and Readers are built with touch screen capabilities which naturally requires physical contact for their proper usage. To maintain safe usage of these products during the virus outbreak, it is now important to now add equal importance to making sure these hardware products are cleaned so that each person can protect themselves upon use.
When cleaning down surfaces of TDS Kiosks and Access Touch Readers it is important that the following are used:
- Soft and moist antibacterial wipes/towels.
- Soft paper towels/tissue paper.
- Antibacterial disinfectant spray.
- DO NOT use sponges to clean these surfaces.
Cleaning TDS Visitor Kiosks and Access Control Readers
Cleaning TDS terminals and devices with touch screen sensors such as TDS Access Dormakaba fingerprint readers requires special care but is quite simple due to the sensor being protected by a glass plate which is quite resistant.
Therefore, the best practice is as follows:
- By simply taking a soft, moist antibacterial towel, wipe and clean the front face of the device first.
- Make sure to change the towel orientation and clean the sensor surroundings.
- Follow down to the glass plate covering the sensor and thoroughly clean all of the edges around the plate, again changing the towel orientation to give the screen and plate the best possible sanitisation.
- Then, take a paper towel and dry the glass screen before it dries and then again on the fingerprint reader screen.
- To disinfect the device, take a new paper towel and spray the paper towel directly with the disinfectant solution.
- Clean the surroundings of the sensor front and then the fingerprint sensor plate. Use a fresh paper towel when disinfecting the backside of the devices.
- Use alcohol-based disinfectant on the paper towel to disinfect all readers which will dry on the device very fast.
For cleaning the TDS Visitor Kiosk, follow the same procedures to the screen and backside of the terminal.
Protecting Yourself and Others by Cleaning Devices Regularly
Here are some further examples of how you as an individual can contribute to the protection of yourself and others throughout this virus outbreak:
- Protect the elderly by keeping a safe distance.
- Keep your distance from others at all time if you are in a queue.
- Keep your distance at meetings. Cancel all unnecessary meetings or those that can be completed via online conferences.
For more information about how you can protect yourself and others on a daily basis please read more here
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