Step 1: Design of the ICP
Every facility starts with a 4-week intensive cleaning period overseen personally by Ivy's President and VP. During this time, we meticulously plan our sequencing and the segregation of tasks between team members in addition to introducing our best known practices. We get a feel for how your occupants use the facility over the course of the study in preparation for Step 2.
Step 2: Implementation
After the culmination of the 4-week period, we meet with your team and present our written Infection Control Plan. This is very much a collaborative team effort. Teachers, administrators and students all play an important role in making each school the healthiest environment it can be. Examples of recommendations may be installing motion-sensor hand sanitizer dispensers in each classroom, or installing new toilet seat lids that prevent splashing.
Step 3: Inspection and Measurement
After the Implementation stage, we continuously inspect each facility and measure surface contamination. We use an ATP meter, a device that allows us to swab a surface with a disposable testing stick and within 5 seconds obtain a reading of germs present. Testing and re-testing helps to ensure the effectiveness of our procedures and our execution.
INFECTION CONTROL PLANNING
All school and facility administrators need to be concerned about the health and safety of their building's occupants. Significant measures need to be taken on a daily basis to reduce the likelihood of transmitting infections and illnesses.
Ivy Building Services helps schools proactively improve the health and cleanliness of their facilities. We do this by creating a customized Infection Control Plan (ICP) for each client based on the specific challenges and nuances of your operation. Most cleaning companies spread more germs than they eliminate. By systematically planning in advance, the chance of an infection outbreak can be greatly reduced, and in the event that one does, having an action plan already in place ensures a swift and measured approach to combatting infection.