Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene’s four-step approach to ensuring enhanced cleaning protocols remain strong throughout the cold and flu season was highlighted in Facility Cleaning & Maintenance’s Fall/Winter 2022 edition.
David L. Smith, the Cleaning, Hygiene & Sanitation Director for Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene, explained in his Keep Your Guard Up! feature why it is important to periodically reevaluate your cleaning protocols and ensure you, your facility and your employees are prepared for any emergency situations. Smith said this is especially true in the fall and winter, as people begin to spend more time indoors and there is a greater likelihood for cold, flu and flu-like illnesses to spread.
Smith added that over the last year, many facilities and institutions have returned to pre-pandemic protocols in response to loosening COVID protocols. These moves have led to greater public optimism and confidence in our ability to respond to spikes in illness or another wave of COVID.
As Smith identifies, it’s impossible to predict emergency situations and what they may lead to, but we can create contingency and preparedness plans to effectively deal with common cold and flus, or even a pandemic, to keep workers, visitors and facilities safe.
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