Every person in our company shares the same singular purpose: to ensure that each morning your students and staff are walking into the healthiest possible facility. We believe that every child deserves a healthy school and that our role as the front line of defense is critical. Through sincere dedication and a passion for infection prevention,we provide an unparalleled level of cleanliness.
The days of visual inspections being sufficient are over. We use evidence-based tools such as ATP meters to measure the presence of germs and persistently test surfaces to verify the effectiveness of our execution. Why do we do this? It provides you with an objective means to hold us accountable for the results we promise.
We craft a site-specific Infection Control Plan (ICP) for each client. Creating and implementing such a plan is critical in improving student health – it defines all the standard disinfection procedures and frequencies, outlines how to prevent cross-contamination, establishes ways to objectively measure performance, and also assigns key leadership roles and responsibilities within your own staff to help the program thrive once instituted.
The Ivy Safeguard System
1. Choose the exact sequencing and assignment of tasks between cleaning personnel to prevent cross-contamination. Draft a detailed Infection Control Plan (ICP) outlining all necessary procedures and responsibilities. Train all cleaning personnel to understand how germs spread, where they exist and why adherence to the plan is crucial to success.
2. Supply cleaning personnel with separate color-coded tools, cloths and spray equipment. We use GREEN for kitchen and work surfaces and RED for contaminated restroom surfaces.
3. Pre-spray an EPA-registered virucide/disinfectant uniformly over each surface and wait the required 5 minutes dwell time prior to wiping. Use pre-moistened disinfectant wipes on all door hardware, phones, keyboards and other high-touch locations when spraying is not feasible.
4. Wipe the disinfectant with properly laundered microfiber cloths continuing to follow the color-coding system. Deposit saturated rags in separately marked hamper bins. Make sure to switch to a clean, dry cloth before the current cloth becomes too saturated to properly remove liquid and germs. In restrooms, use a clean, dry cloth for each fixture. Also, make sure to change gloves at pre-determined intervals or more frequently as necessary.
5. Routinely measure results and effectiveness of procedures with the Hygiena SystemSure Plus ATP Meter and share those results with customer representatives and all cleaning personnel. Reward personnel for exemplary performance so they can serve as an example for others.