How Did Trauma Cleaners Deal With COVID-19?

Tuesday 31st October 2023

Ellen Warren

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Trauma cleaner working during the COVID-19 pandemic

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COVID-19 is no ordinary challenge to face. During the height of the pandemic, professional cleaners were stretched thin on the frontlines every day. Qualified trauma cleaners adopted new practices, utilised advanced equipment, and provided emotional support for those affected by the pandemic.

At ICE Cleaning, our trauma cleaning services provide comprehensive cleaning for distressing incidents, including unattended deaths, murder, and suicide. Our services extend beyond these incidents, including biohazardous cleaning with infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Read on to learn how trauma cleaners slow down COVID-19's spread despite the hurdles.

The role of trauma cleaners in the COVID-19 pandemic

Trauma cleaners have always played a crucial role in maintaining public health. But, during the COVID-19 pandemic, their job took on a new level of significance. These professionals had to adapt quickly to the changing landscape of hygiene and sanitation needs caused by this unprecedented global crisis.

With safety as their primary focus, they worked tirelessly to clean environments affected by the virus. This involved deep-cleaning procedures, which often beyond standard cleaning practices.

Advanced cleaning practices adopted during COVID-19

The onset of the pandemic called for rigorous cleaning practices. Trauma cleaners, equipped with advanced tools and solutions, took on this challenge to protect public health.

State-of-the-art measures are diligently practised to eradicate remnants of the virus. This involved thorough disinfection procedures and careful waste management.

But, it went beyond using more bleach or soap. Novel technologies such as electrostatic cleaners came into play that allowed efficient dispersion of disinfectants even in hard-to-reach areas.

This enhanced level of cleanliness was vital not only for hospitals but also for care homes and businesses striving to operate safely amidst a global health crisis.

The advanced equipment used by trauma cleaners

Trauma cleaners have a serious toolkit to battle COVID-19. One crucial piece is the electrostatic sprayer, which lets them coat surfaces with disinfectant evenly and quickly. It uses an electrostatic charge to ensure the disinfection of a surface.

Other technologies include room foggers that work similarly to electrostatic sprays and UV-C light devices that can kill viruses on contact. This powerful technology eliminates harmful pathogens in seconds.

Finally, High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter vacuums are used for cleaning airborne particles. MERV-13 or higher filters can trap 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns - even smaller than the virus causing COVID-19.

How trauma cleaners helped slow the spread of COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 brought a new set of challenges for everyone, but trauma cleaners were on the frontline. Their role was critical in slowing down the spread.

To fight this invisible enemy, they adopted rigorous cleaning and disinfection processes. These professionals used government-approved protocols, ensuring spaces were clean and virus-free.

Trauma cleaners' work went beyond physical cleaning, where they sometimes had to offer emotional support to those affected by providing reassurance that their environment was safe again.

The logistical challenges faced by trauma cleaners

COVID-19 put trauma cleaners in a difficult situation during the height of its spread. Shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) were a hurdle to confront. PPE is vital for their work, acting as a barrier against the virus. When global demand soared, having enough supplies became a difficulty.

Frequent changes in cleaning protocols were another curveball thrown at them due to evolving knowledge about COVID-19 transmission routes. This required swift adaptability and constant learning. 

Workforce shortages hit hard just as much. Government guidelines forced many workers into self-isolation if exposed, stretching teams thin during peak times when the spread was at its height.

How trauma cleaners restored local businesses

When COVID-19 hit, businesses faced unprecedented challenges. One of these was maintaining cleanliness to ensure the safety of both staff and customers. This is where our trauma cleaners from ICE Cleaning stepped in for the West Ham United Football Club.

Our expert team conducted deep cleaning services using advanced techniques and equipment to eliminate the virus on surfaces. Their meticulous approach meant that businesses could continue operations without putting their employees or clients at risk.

Apart from physical cleaning, they also offered reassurance during a time filled with uncertainty. By reducing infection risks within business premises, they played an instrumental role in keeping doors open amidst the chaos caused by the pandemic.

Lessons learned by trauma cleaners from the pandemic

The pandemic brought to light a trove of insights for trauma cleaners. It showed us how adaptable we must be in our line of work.

One key lesson was the importance of ongoing training. The virus meant that cleaning practices had to change swiftly and dramatically, highlighting the need for continuous learning and flexibility within our team.

We also learned more about supporting each other emotionally during such trying times. Cleaning sites with COVID-19 exposure isn't just physically challenging; it's mentally draining too. CDC guidelines helped us stay safe, but mutual support got us through each day.

Frequently asked questions

What are the three new COVID-19 symptoms?

Symptoms of the new variant (Pirola) include diarrhoea, eye irritation and rashes.

How long do COVID-19 symptoms last?

COVID-19 symptoms usually linger for around for about two weeks. Severe cases can take months and "long COVID" is a complex condition that varies in how long it lasts.

How long are you contagious with COVID?

A study conducted by the Imperial College London found that the average time a person was infectious with COVID-19 was five days.

What happens if you get COVID now?

If you catch coronavirus now, isolation is key. Rest, stay hydrated, and keep an eye on any worsening signs - reach out to a doctor if needed.

Get in touch

With ICE Cleaning, our various trauma cleaning services aim to address distressing incidents. We go above and beyond by providing biohazardous removal and managing biohazardous conditions in the aftermath of the ongoing global pandemic - COVID-19.

If you are struggling with a distressing incident or need assistance in combating COVID-19 in the workplace, our cleaners can step in. Our team operate around the clock, 365 days a year, and offers emergency cleaning services to ensure your health is prioritised.

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