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Crafting Clean Spaces: Prioritizing High-Touch Point Areas for Safety

In this post:

  • Using the Infection Risk Tool tool
  • Identifying high-touch points areas
  • Measures for clean spaces

For those managing public spaces, the cleanliness you offer to your members and guests holds undeniable importance in creating the best experience possible, whether you’re running a hospitality property or maintaining an office or classroom area. 

In this blog post, we'll delve into the significance of creating clean spaces and the crucial role that high-touch point areas play in guaranteeing a safe and enjoyable experience.

infection-risk-tool_blog-imgThe Importance of Clean Spaces

Cleanliness is not merely a matter of aesthetics – it's a fundamental component of achieving the safety and well-being of both clients and staff. A clean environment mitigates the risk of infections, promotes overall health, and enhances the overall experience for everyone. If you run a fitness facility, you understand that no member wants to workout in a space that’s cluttered and unkempt, or without adequate cleaning supplies available.


Identifying High-Touch Point Areas

Certain areas are more prone to contamination in any building due to frequent human contact. These high-touch point areas demand special attention regarding cleaning and disinfection. Door knobs, light switches, weights, touchpads, and equipment handles are examples of surfaces that, if neglected, can become breeding grounds for pathogens.


Prioritizing Safety with an Infection Risk Tool

To streamline the process of identifying and prioritizing high-risk areas, facility managers can turn to tools like the Infection Risk Tool. 

This resource allows for a systematic evaluation of different areas based on criteria such as the probability of contamination, vulnerability of the population, potential for exposure, traffic, hygiene access, and ventilation. By utilizing this tool, you can proactively address potential risks and maintain a high standard of cleanliness.


Measures for Clean Spaces

In addition to utilizing the Infection Risk Tool, here are steps to enhance and sustain cleanliness and lessen risk in these high touch point areas.

  • Routine Cleaning Protocols: Implementing regular cleaning protocols for all surfaces, with a focus on high-touch areas, guarantees ongoing cleanliness.
  • Maintaining Adequate Stock of Cleaning Supplies: Keeping janitorial closets fully stocked and ready with cleaning wipes, cleaning chemicals and tools makes it easy to stay on top of high-risk areas.
  • Hygiene Stations: Strategically placing hygiene stations like The Cleaning Station or wipe dispensers stocked with disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizers, and tissues encourages users to maintain personal hygiene.
  • Education and Signage: Displaying signage promoting proper handwashing, cough etiquette, and mask-wearing serves as a constant reminder for users to uphold good hygiene practices.
  • Ventilation Upgrade: Sustaining optimal airflow, exemplified by well-maintained HVAC systems with high-efficiency filters, plays a pivotal role in fostering a healthier indoor environment.

Creating clean spaces is an ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of everyone who walks through your doors. By understanding the importance of high-touch point areas and adopting proactive measures, facilities can create and maintain an environment that not only promotes physical fitness but also prioritizes safety and cleanliness. 

Whether you're a gym owner, a facility manager, or anything in between, let's collectively contribute to spaces that empower us to thrive.

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