Covid-19 surface testing helps businesses reassure returning staff

SAFEGROUP, an emergency soft FM service provider, has launched a Covid-19 disinfection and testing service to help businesses safely return to work.

The organisation’s three-step process involves a deep clean and a Covid-19 treat and protect service. It also includes Covid-19 testing of treated surfaces to allay fears of staff and customers as they return following the lockdown period.

SafeGroup CEO Steve Broughton explained, “Our Covid-19 Back to Business Clean and Safe service is a comprehensive cleaning and disinfection response to the major challenges facing businesses as they leave lockdown and reopen their premises. They recognise they have a duty of care to ensure their workplaces are safe and clean. They are having to address the very real wellbeing and mental health concerns of their employees and customers.

“They also want their workplace to have long-term protection against Covid-19 so staff and customers have peace of mind over the weeks to come. Our Back to Business Clean and Safe service delivers all three. Businesses and FM providers alike know they don’t have the in-house expertise, technical capability or capacity to carry out disinfection to the standard customers, staff and regulators expect, which is why interest in our new service has been intense.”

During the pandemic, SafeGroup has provided Covid-19 decontamination services for a range of businesses, including facilities management providers, hospitals, care homes, schools and manufacturers.

One of them is London Stansted Airport. Nick Henderson, the airport’s business continuity and resilience manager said, “We needed to respond quickly to reassure passengers and staff that decisive action was being taken on their behalf. SafeGroup’s decontamination service has been an important component of our strategy.”