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Facilities Management Journal July 2014

FMJ.CO.UK SPECIALISED CLEANING FOCUS The real Germ Warfare FMJ explores how to go about preventing the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses, as well as JULY 2014 37 explaining some of the requirements, regulations and products in the industry When people think of specialist cleaning, they focus on things such as high- ! " ! ! ! % '' ! ! (!" Obviously no organisation wants to have viruses */ premises. Every FM the length and breadth of the / 9 *‚ places where it goes beyond just being of incredible | life or death. The most stringent possible standards must be >*‚>Q +`%" of high importance in healthcare settings because / | >5"4`9“ Norovirus to name but a few. %x + Vx`4<X contracted as a direct result of medical intervention | * x`4< ' ' chances of successful recovery.” FMJ found that the prevailing view among most => + + # *%••• ; * | TECHNOLOGY Perhaps awareness is higher in the healthcare industry because of the higher stakes involved. >9 overlooked. The fact remains that there certainly is * * #/ %4 fogging machine technology have been made in 9 micro organisms that cause a range of illnesses >5"4`9– ;‚ %= +’x j / all areas and contents of the environment. This / + 9 hard to reach surfaces and areas.” 4 %# ;‚%= + ' + ; Though the introduction of modern antibiotics ' 4 *4 6 x the use of silver in the treating of wounds. The Romans knew that placing small amounts of * | This is where the practice of throwing coins into 9 * '* HYGIENE Of course there are many methods of preventing the spread of viruses and bacteria which are common * # most obvious is the washing of hands. Everyone * * `‚"– •} ' 9 4 ^_ ^^ ' * washing entirely. The average hand washing time > =


Facilities Management Journal July 2014
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