Covid-19 / Coronavirus – Biohazard Deep Cleaning & Decontamination Service
Covid-19 / Coronavirus is going to have a significant impact on business going forward for the foreseeable future.
Lehane Environmental has provided a full Biohazard Cleaning Service over the last 10 years and we have specialist equipment and chemical for the disinfecting of buildings and surfaces. In terms of infection control, “Log Reductions” demonstrate how effective a product is at reducing pathogens. The greater the log reduction, the more effective the service is at killing bacteria and other pathogens causing infections. Lehane Environmental provide a fogging service to a 6 log Kill standard (i.e. 99.9999% reduction). The demand for this service in the months ahead is an unknown variable. We have some contractual obligations and CSR obligations for example the fire services and essential utilities. Resource availability, including chemical, equipment and manpower are potential issues.
What are your contingency plans fore Covid 19 Coronavirus –
- Preventative Cleaning/Fogging (for buildings or specific business continuity risk areas such as control rooms)
- Cleaning of Buildings/Areas following Suspect Contamination
- Cleaning of Buildings/Areas following Confirmed Contamination
Do you have your own resources/chemicals etc that can deal effectively with preventative and/or confirmed/suspected contamination
The fogging approach following cleaning of touch surfaces is the most effective. The volume of resources, chemical/equipment/manpower is dependent on the physical sizes of these rooms/buildings. If you wish to avail of our Biohazard Service, we would need to have details of what response you require and physical dimensions etc of the areas you want to treat from either a preventative or active response basis. We can advise the volume of chemical that would be required to facilitate this service and we would recommend that you purchase this chemical. We can store the chemical at our site to ensure prompt response to your incident. We have reasonable stocks ourselves however as you can appreciate, we are in unchartered territory and the demand is unknown. If the transport/distribution system breaks down there could be shortages of all supplies including specialist chemicals.
Lehane Environmental’s Contingency Planning;
Lehane Environmental has been putting in place contingencies for the continued operation of our business over this period. This includes daily decontamination processes, avoidance of unnecessary visits, restricted site access, social distancing, updated pre-work start procedures, deployment of handgel and wipes throughout our site and vehicles. We have also implemented procedures for site works including use of own biros for signing documentation, photographing work/delivery dockets, reducing numbers travelling in vehicles, etc. Our personnel are used to decontamination processes and dealing with high risk incidents and as such we are more prepared than most organisations. We have also reinforced the necessity to maintain active control in employees’ personnel life as this is where a significant exposure lies for our personnel.
If you have any queries in relation to the above service, please contact Martin Lehane EHSQ Director.
This is a very difficult time for everyone but especially young children who may not fully understand what is going on but can see the concern in their parents eyes. Please follow this link if you would like some useful, age appropriate information to share with children about Coronavirus / Covid-19
In the interim, let us embrace the words of our Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, “…We are in this together…While we don’t have all the answers now, we are doing and will do all we can to help you through the time ahead”