Kärcher helps the nation get back to work

by Francesca

While most of the nation’s workforce has been compelled to work from home or pause working altogether, it’s now time for the working world to get back on its feet.  Kärcher, renowned German manufacturer of professional cleaning products, is helping organisations to prepare a safe and hygienic workplace through a series of specially prepared online resources and virtual training available to all.

It has never been more important to ensure a clean and safe environment for both employees and customers.  Expert in effective cleaning, Kärcher recognises that different working environments require different cleaning regimes and equipment and its newly launched online cleaning resource reflects this.  Available at https://www.kaercher.com/uk/professional/protect-your-people.html it comprises a useful guide, cleaning tips and checklists pertinent to multiple workplace areas.

Many businesses will have purchased new cleaning equipment or increased the head count in cleaning teams to optimise hygiene processes, both routes necessitating training.  Kärcher’s new virtual training resource answers this need from a safe distance through a series of online training videos, as well as live customer consultations for those requiring more tailored instruction https://www.kaercher.com/uk/professional/academy-live.html  Filmed at the Kärcher Academy, using Kärcher Professional machines, these training assets provide direct access to cleaning experts.

In these video tools, Kärcher explains how offices are vulnerable to dirt build-up on everyday touch points such as desks, keyboards and telephones. These are critical areas for contamination and need to be hygienically clean.  Cleaning with water & detergent is an effective way to remove impurities, dust and dirt, followed by disinfection to destroy pathogenic micro-organisms and leave surfaces hygienically clean.  Cleaning teams must also use personal protective equipment (PPE) – disposable gloves and aprons are a minimum standard.

It goes on to give specific advice on shared kitchens for employees as a number one priority, to prevent contamination and transmission of germs and bacteria. Ensure pipes have been thoroughly flushed through so the tap water is safe, as water that’s been left sitting in pipes for a long period of time could have accumulated chemicals and harmful organisms such as Legionnaire’s Disease.  Deep cleaning and sanitising all kitchen utensils like forks, knives and spoons at 60oC or above will kill most germs and bacteria. Kärcher has a broad machine, accessory and detergent range to help achieve high hygiene standards. 

In the last few weeks, Karcher has seen a surge in demand for steam cleaners.  In particular for public bathroom facilities, a breeding ground for germs and bacteria, which make exemplary hygiene standards crucial.  For hard-to-reach, high-risk touchpoints like sinks, taps and soap dispensers a Professional Steam Cleaner is ideal to disinfect without cloths and chemicals.  Steam-cleaning ensures these areas are germ-free.

Steam-cleaning is also well-suited to general public areas if you want to avoid chemicals, and it easily reaches the nooks and crannies that can be difficult to reach with a cloth.  High footfall public areas, like reception and the canteen, must be kept hygienic to ensure a safe working environment, combining everyday maintenance cleaning with deep cleaning methods. 

When cleaning matters most, Kärcher delivers.

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