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Assessing the effectiveness of disinfection

Good hygiene is more important than ever. And while various disinfection activities are taking place in and around our offices, our workspaces, our vehicles and shopping trolleys – is this enough to minimise the risk to human health? 

27 April 2020 | 2 min read
Jeroen Smallenberg

Europe

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Good hygiene is more important than ever. And while various disinfection activities are taking place in and around our offices, our workspaces, our vehicles and shopping trolleys – is this enough to minimise the risk to human health? 

A quick and practical way to determine the level of cleanliness, in terms of being virus free, is in practice, quite difficult to implement. At RPS, we use microbiological markers to assess the effectiveness of disinfection activities, and we’ve developed and tested our own method to achieve the best results.

Disinfection aimed at killing viruses is aimed at reducing microbiological contamination. Our approach maps out microbiological contamination before and after disinfection. Following the measurement protocol we tailor the number of samples collected to your situation and on the disinfected objects and/or spaces. And because some disinfectants can cause health risks in humans, we also carry out additional measurements of their residual concentrations.

Measurement protocols

  • On-site measurements and control of ambient air for used disinfectant
  • Direct on-site control of surface microbiological contamination
  • Laboratory research air and surfaces microbiological contamination

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Measuring is knowing - but the work doesn't stop with the delivery of a number. We understand how important it is to remove any uncertainty your occupants may have about the cleanliness of their working environment, and so we offer a package solution tailored to your specific requirements.

Leveraging our occupational hygiene, health and risk consulting services with our in-house laboratory analysis, and other specialist partners such as toxicologists – we’ll work with you to develop a tailored solution and deliver a safe and healthy working environment for you and your employees.

If you would you like some advice about this assessment the cleaning methodology, please contact Jeroen Smallenberg