We all know the necessary precautions to take regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. Whether it is hand washing, using face covers and social distancing, we all take personal responsibility to reduce the risk to one another.
As a responsible employer, how can you reduce the risk of infection through workwear?
Whether your team takes the responsibility for washing their own garments or as an organisation you’re acting responsible by utilising a commercial laundry service, the same tips apply in order to help protect your team, their friends, family and the wider community. As a responsible employer, one of the first major precautions you’re able to take is to outsource your workwear requirements to a commercial laundry service, such as that offered by CanDo Laundry Services.
When your people are safe and protected, you will be too.
Handle COVID-19 Workwear Cautiously
Always use PPE to handle soiled workwear. Wear a face mask, gloves and disposable apron to minimise the exposure risk. Don’t shake or rigorously agitate the soiled COVID-19 workwear to try and prevent any COVID-19 particles becoming airborne.
Bag COVID-19 Workwear
As soon as the workwear is removed from the wearer, bag it in a plastic bag and ensure its sealed. This prevents the unnecessary risk of other surfaces becoming contaminated.
Wash It at 65 Degrees
Thermal decontamination is achieved when workwear garments are cleaned at 65 degree Celsius for a minimum of ten minutes or 71 degrees Celsius for three minutes. This is commonly practiced in a workwear laundry service such as CanDo Laundry Services and especially practiced when catering for healthcare textiles. Access the Healthcare Textile Management Guide Here.
Have a sufficient stock of workwear for your team members. Don’t reuse the same garments all week as these items could have COVID-19 particles on its surface. Additional stock can sometimes be worth its weight in gold.
There is an old saying with in business, become a master of one trade rather than the jack of all. If you’re an expert in your field, why take on the responsibility of laundry? We’re experts in everything laundry. Operate your organisation with peace of mind that your employees are safe when utilising COVID-19 secure textiles. Take a look at our workwear rental services here.