Page 3: Wash hands (and uniform, and work equipment)

Page 3: Wash hands (and uniform, and work equipment)

It is essential to keep your hands and face as clean as possible. You should wash your hands often, using soap and water, and dry them thoroughly using paper towels. Touching the face should be avoided. Hand sanitiser should be carried when travelling and applied regularly while out on a job, especially when entering a building and following contact with surfaces.

How to wash your hands – NHS video

The method and time shown in this video should be used whether you are cleaning your hands with soap and water or with hand sanitiser gel.

Wash your uniform

All items of uniform – including socks and face coverings- should be washed after every shift.

Wash your clothes regularly. There is some evidence that the virus can stay on fabrics for a few days, although usually it is shorter, so if you are working with people outside your household wash your clothes regularly.

Government guidance on laundry is:

Wash items in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest water setting and dry items completely. Dirty laundry that has been in contact with an unwell person can be washed with other people’s items.

Do not shake dirty laundry, this minimises the possibility of dispersing virus through the air.

Cleaning your mobile (also applies to tablets, computers, tools, etc)

There is still some debate over how long the virus survives on surfaces. While we do not expect you to share workstations, office equipment such as computers and tools kept in vans, should be disinfected regularly using the appropriate cleaning products, all of which are provided at work. Instructions for use should be read thoroughly to prevent any damage to electronic equipment. These supplies can also be used to clean your personal items while you are at work.

IMPORTANT: Take care if you choose to clean your electronic equipment. Rocketvan are not responsible for any damage caused by cleaning your phone.


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