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Minimising COVID-19 Cleaning Risks

Minimising COVID-19 Cleaning Risks

08 April 2020

As cases of COVID-19 across Australia grow, it is critical that the risks are being effectively and efficiently managed following potential exposures in the workplace.

With no regulated guidelines for the sampling of COVID-19, and the current focus on sampling for clinical purposes, the assurance that remediation has been successfully undertaken lies in the verification of the methodologies used to remediate a site.

Greencap's team of Occupational Hygienists and Health & Safety specialists are able to provide clients with thorough reviews of cleaning contractor remediation methodologies to verify that:

  • Work processes are in accordance with best-practice guidance from the World Health Organisation and CDC
  • Approved anti-viral cleaning products are being utilised

This approach ensures that impacts to human health are rigorously assessed and appropriate risk management strategies are provided.


Greencap has purposely taken the position that the best way we can support our clients is to ensure COVID-19 risks are being effectively managed to reduce exposure, and by providing strategies to minimise disruption following potential exposure.

To best support this strategy, our team of occupational hygienists and health & safety specialists provide reviews of cleaning contractor remediation methodologies rather than clearance certificates.


Useful Resources

The links below can help inform you of the current findings and recommendations with regards to cleaning and disinfection to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Queensland Government
COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Western Australia Department of Health
COVID-19 environmental cleaning for non-healthcare settings
Environmental cleaning in primary healthcare settings

United States EPA
Products with Emerging Viral Pathogens AND Human Coronavirus claims for use against SARS-CoV-2


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