Importance of the Cleaning Industry

Importance of the Cleaning Industry

The cleaning industry in the UK is sometimes almost invisible, yet it is essential in providing many companies with what they need to keep up and running. The global pandemic has placed an increased importance on the cleaning industry as safe, virus free workplaces are essential to maintain the operation of offices and other business areas.

The Coronavirus has impacted all businesses, however the response in our sector has meant that it has brought more professionalism to the cleaning industry. The importance of sanitisation has been brought to light meaning “touchpoints” such as light switches and door handles most certainly now do need regular and thorough cleaning in order to keep people safe. The solution to this new challenge is to set strict cleaning specifications, and use technology and data to provide evidence that confirms we are delivering. As a result, we can expect to see a greater incorporation of new machinery and more extensive training for cleaning staff.

The need for this additional training and technology is explained by the new requirement for rotational cleaning. It is essential to rotate our disinfectants to safeguard against microbial resistance, as it is suspected that Covid-19 could build up a resistance to certain disinfectants.

Despite the decline is office use due to the increase of “working from home”, it is evident that the cleaning industry will have to work even harder to keep these areas safe. Cleaning has become more important that ever and an active approach is needed to ensure public safety.

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