Cleaning university buildingsOctober 29th, 2014 Category: Colleges and Higher Education
In the last few weeks, there have been many reports of influenza and winter vomiting across the world, as the weather turns colder and many people succumb to nasty viruses.
It is important for colleges and universities to be aware of the risk – particularly for those with underlying health or respiratory problems.
If steps are not taken to cut down on the risk of viruses spreading, it could cause unnecessary delays and disruptions to classes and events if tutors or students have to take time off as a result.
The most important thing that you can do as an organisation is to make students and staff aware of the risk and advise on ways that they can prevent themselves from getting a bad case of the flu.
In the case of the winter vomiting virus, both staff and students should be notified straight away – and early action will need to be taken to prevent the disease from spreading.
The winter vomiting virus is also known as the Norovirus, and can cause diarrhea and nausea.
There are currently no treatments available, but it will usually run its course after a couple of days.
However, with all of these conditions, prevention is better than the cure. This is where effective cleaning comes in.
In order to maintain a clean and healthy environment, and reduce accidents, it is important to ensure that you enlist the help of a reputable cleaning firm.
A professional company can identify the most significant risks and ensure that all surfaces are disinfected and cleaned thoroughly to avoid cross-contamination.
When it comes to the management of university estates, you will often need to hire a number of cleaners or cleaning firms to carry out the necessary maintenance – particularly if your buildings are based in different parts of the country.