The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) has published a guide to cleaning and decontaminating hard surfaces affected by SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in non-healthcare environments.
The science advisory committee of the US-based not-for-profit organisation, which exists to disseminate ‘unbiased, peer-reviewed research for the professional cleaning and disaster restoration industries’, has developed the guide.
Guidance for Decontamination of the Built Environment: Cleaning, Disinfection, Worker Protection, and Post Cleaning and Remediation Assessment, details what is known about Covid-19’s biology, epidemiology, pathology and current modes of transmission. The authors then use peer-reviewed research to outline recommendations on health-based cleaning and disinfection practices.
“This guidance is designed to provide cleaning professionals with easily identifiable best practices for cleaning and disinfection during the pandemic,” said John Downey, CIRI executive director. “With so many claims being made around certain cleaning products and practices, it’s more important than ever that we start with sound, documented science as a basis for our cleaning programmes.”