Prioritising hygiene for high-touch surfaces
PURE SPACE focuses on maximising hygiene and removing sources of cross-infection. Standard cleaning products tend to focus on visible cleanliness and task frequency – for example, how often the floors are cleaned or how clean they look – but not place as much emphasis on cleaning high-touch surface areas and making sure they are free of microorganisms.
However, research indicates
that a virus applied to a high-contact surface, such as a doorknob or a tabletop, can infect 40-60% of the people within a workplace within two to four hours.
PURE SPACE analyses all traffic and touchpoints, identifies high-touch surfaces and tailors the hygiene plan to the environment. That includes using the right cleaning products to ensure that high-touch areas remain safe for hours after they have been disinfected. As Joseph Nazareth, Head of ISS Group Health, Safety, and Quality, explains, “We’ve taken inspiration from the years of experience we have working in clean room environments, hospitals and healthcare organisations, where hygiene and disinfection are more important. With PURE SPACE, we’re taking those requirements and transferring them to the office environment.”
Additionally, the processes, procedures and training used in PURE SPACE have all been verified by DNV GL
, one of the world’s leading risk management and quality assurance certification bodies. “Our goal is to increase employees’ trust in the cleanliness of their work environment by taking the right approach to hygiene and disinfection. Using methods that are validated by an objective third-party helps us to accomplish that goal,” Joseph says.