Top 5 tips for safe practices as we enter Stage 3 in Queensland

From July 3, Queensland enters Stage 3 of the state government’s step-down approach to COVID-19.

As the last phase of the Roadmap to Easing Restrictions, Stage 3 permits a higher number of customers for a business at any one time, as determined for the 4 square meter rule. Venues below 200 square meters can have one person per 2 square meters, for up to 50 persons at a time.

Whether you are reopening your premises, or you have been open for some time, here are 5 things to consider for safe business operations on July 3 and beyond.

 

 1. Clear and concise cleaning plan

One of the key requirements for open businesses is frequent environmental cleaning and disinfection. This includes regularly wiping down frequently touched surfaces, such as door handles, counters, and chair backs.

During busy periods it may be easy to assume that someone else will take care of this, only to realise later that everyone else had thought the same. Avoid this by ensuring you have established and communicated clear roles and expectations for cleaning!

 

2. Use hospital-grade disinfectants

While sanitising and cleaning throughout the day is very important, supermarket disinfectants do not kill COVID-19 or other major viruses.

To ensure your premises is disinfected from COVID-19, professional misting with a hospital-grade disinfectant, like CMBM’s Nanocyn Disinfectant & Sanitiser, is a must.

Nanocyn is TGA registered to kill SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), as well as E.coli, MRSA, Influenza Viruses, Streptococcus and more.

CMBM’s disinfection cleaning services also come with a certificate that can be displayed on your premises.

 

3. Identify high traffic areas

Do you have narrow spaces or areas that can create bottlenecks on your site? Is there adequate space for customers to physically distance while queuing?

Identify high traffic areas and make use of queuing systems and physical distancing markers and adjust the floor layout where possible.

 

 4. Make practising good hygiene easy for your customers

Provide hand sanitiser and wipes for your customers in convenient locations, such as at entrances, exits, and counters. Make sure they are clearly signed. This is mandatory for dine-in, beauty therapy, and nail salon businesses.

CMBM can supply your business with sanitisation stations and wall-mounted wet wipe dispensers to make practising good hygiene easy for your customers and staff. Contact us to order today.

 

5. Plan for crowds where possible

If your business experiences higher foot traffic during certain periods, such as the Queensland school holidays (commencing June 27th), ensure you have adequate capacity for conducting business safely.

This may include rostering additional staff, increasing your cleaning capacity, or ensuring you have enough hand sanitiser and face masks in supply.

 

Are you prepared for Stage 3 of the State Government’s Easing of Restrictions?

CMBM can assist your business with disinfection cleaning support and smart hygiene solutions to ensure safe and smooth business operations. Contact us today on 1800 26 26 37 or at helpdesk@cmbm.com.au to find out more.


Please note: This article was written with regards to the State Government’s Roadmap to Easing Queensland’s Restrictions, and is correct as of June 24th, 2020. CMBM Facility Services aim to share government updates as they occur, however we recommend checking directly here to ensure you have the most correct information for your business.

CMBM’S Preferred Disinfection Cleaning Mist TGA Approved to Kill COVID-19

The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved Nanocyn® Disinfectant & Sanitiser to be effective in the elimination of Coronavirus within 30 seconds of contact time.

CMBM is pleased to announce that our infection cleaning solution, Nanocyn®, has been approved by the TGA as the first all-natural disinfectant of its type in Australia to kill and eliminate SARS- CoV-2 (COVID-19) within just 30 seconds of contact.

This approval comes at a significant point for Queensland businesses as we enter Stage 1 of the state’s easing of restrictions.

CMBM & Nanocyn®

CMBM offer Nanocyn® misting as part of our range of preventive cleaning solutions, which include pre-open cleaning to eliminate dormant bacteria, and daily misting to prevent build up of pathogens and germs on the premises. If you are reopening your premises for business, please contact us to discuss how we can assist in keeping your employees and customers safe from COVID-19.

CMBM choose to use Nanocyn® because of its 0-0-0-A safety profile and patented Microcyn® Technology, which is formulated to mimic the oxygen and chlorine composition (HOCI) found in the human immune system. This makes Nanocyn 100% non-toxic and non-corrosive, and 100% biodegradable and pH-neutral.

30-Second Kill Time

The 30 seconds kill time against Coronavirus is a key factor in ensuring efficient and effective infectious cleaning. Most disinfectants require a 10 minute or longer exposure time to eliminate viruses, which runs the risk of others being exposed to the virus during this time period.

Effective Against More Than Just COVID-19

Nanocyn® has also been proven to kill:

  • E.coli (Bloody Diarrhoea And Vomiting)
  • MRSA (Infection, Resistant To Antibiotics)
  • Pseudomonas (Infection to Eyes, Ears, Gastrointestinal Tract)
  • Influenza Viruses (Influeza And Common Cold)
  • Streptococcus (Strep Throat and Skin Infections)
  • Norovirus (Gastro)

 

Hospital-Grade Disinfectant

Nanocyn® is registered with the TGA as a hospital-grade disinfectant with claims, and has been used in a wide range of environments, including hospitals, military sites, aged care facilities, childcare sites, offices and more.

Nanocyn® is 100%:

  • Non-Toxic
  • Non-corrosive
  • Biodegradable
  • Alcohol- free
  • Made with natural ingredients
  • pH neutral

 

View full Nanocyn press release here.

If require disinfection cleaning for your premises, please contact our team immediately for assistance.


Preventing Germ Spread in the Workplace

Employee absenteeism due to sickness can cost your business more than just the expense of sick leave and the productivity lost.

On average, sick leave was estimated to have cost Queensland SMEs an average of $20,510 in productivity lost each year in 2017. This includes the loss of current and future earnings, and the flow-on effects of other employees becoming sick as a result of individuals coming into work while unwell and spreading germs. Lost productivity can also include lower quality productivity, time wastage and poor morale.

Research has shown that healthy employees tend to be better at decision-making and time utilisation, and have better employee morale. This, in turn, can attract other quality workers and signal to your clients and visitors that your business values professionalism, dignity and respect.

Here are some measures you can take to prevent germ spread in your workplace:

  • Place automatic hand sanitiser dispensers near touch points and in the reception area. Touch points are surfaces that are frequently touched by multiple people throughout the day, such as light switches, elevator buttons and the microwave.
  • Promote good hygiene practices by placing posters in the toilets and kitchen areas reminding your employees to wash their hands after using the bathroom and prior to touching food.
  • Set the standard of cleanliness by maintaining regular professional cleaning for your office, toilets and kitchen facilities, as well as having regular outbreak cleaning fumigations. Regular cleaning can create a more positive company culture as well as long-term cost savings.
  • Provide desk wipes to encourage regular wiping down of keyboards, phones, and other frequently touched surfaces.
  • Adapt flexible working arrangements and send sick employees home. Coming into work while sick is known as presenteeism, and it can actually increase absenteeism costs in the long run by infecting other employees and reducing productivity levels.

If your workplace has issues with absenteeism, workplace illness and infection control, our cleaning team can assist you with regular professional cleaning and outbreak cleaning via our Nanocyn Disinfectant & Sanitiser® Spray. Contact us today for a complimentary quote.


What is Outbreak Cleaning?

Also known as Infection Control Cleaning or Cold & Flu Infection Cleaning, Outbreak Cleaning focuses on preventing the spread of germs, such as common colds and the flu. This is done by containing, controlling and eliminating pathogens (a bacterium, virus or other microorganism that can cause disease).

Do I need Outbreak Cleaning?

While general cleaning is important for maintaining the basic hygiene and the physical cleanliness of your business by removing dirt, grime and dust, Outbreak Cleaning goes a step further by killing airborne pathogens, rendering mutations and germ spread impossible.

Many businesses with a naturally higher risk of illness, such as childcare centres, aged care facilities and medical facilities, benefit greatly from regular outbreak cleaning in addition to their general cleaning program.

How does Outbreak Cleaning work?

The flu and cold are generally spread when someone who is sick leaves infectious ‘droplets’ in the air from coughing, sneezing and talking. These droplets send sprays into the surrounding area and can linger if not properly disinfected.

Outbreak Cleaning is carried out via a fumigation system which dispels a disinfectant mist into the air to destroy these infectious droplets.

CMBM choose to use Nanocyn Disinfectant & Sanitiser® due to its non-toxic, non-corrosive and environmentally friendly properties. While other outbreak cleaning sanitisers can contain harmful chemicals and require the room to be empty during and immediately after application, Nanocyn is comprised of 100% natural properties and can even be used without requiring special protective equipment, making it the safest choice for outbreak cleaning.

Should my professional cleaner be providing Outbreak Cleaning?

While Outbreak Cleaning is separate to general cleaning, many cleaning providers may offer a comprehensive cleaning package which includes regular disinfectant fumigations. If you are unsure, contact us today to find out more about how Outbreak Cleaning can be worked into your regular cleaning schedule.

 

If your business has a high risk of illness, contact us today to find out how our Outbreak Cleaning Solutions can eliminate germs in your centre. Book a free quote on 1800 26 26 37 or at helpdesk@cmbm.com.au