May 4, 2020

Health and Safety Information Bulletin 08: Disinfection and Cleaning Process

woman in medical suit disinfecting window

In line with Dubai Municipality specifications, it is required that the cleaning and disinfection process for retail operations are intensified to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Establishments are to follow the below guidelines:

Salons/Personal Care Centres:
  • Increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfection on the following:
    • Entrance door handles
    • Waiting chairs/bench/sofa/table
    • TV remote control
    • Any ready material (newspaper etc)
    • Haircutting chairs
    • All cutting tools/material/equipment
    • Hand and hair basins
    • Personal hygiene
    • Cabinets/drawers/shelves
    • Washroom (door handles/water taps etc
  • Availability of hand sanitisers and hand wash liquid and ensure handwashing before and after each service
  • Refer to Dubai Municipality External Circular - (DM-PH&SD-CR1)

 

Food Establishments:
  • Increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfection on the following:
    • Cash counter and pay machines
    • Dining tables and chairs
    • Menus, touch screen and bill folders
    • Elevator switches/buttons
    • Washrooms
    • Soap and towel dispensers
    • Equipment and door handles
    • Shopping carts
  • Ensure frequent handwashing with soap amongst staff
  • Availability of hand sanitisers at different areas
  • Refer to Dubai Municipality External Circular – (DM-PH&SD-5)

 

Fitness Centres:
  • Increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfection on all human contact surfaces:
    • Entrance door handles
    • Waiting chairs/bench/sofa/table
    • Reception area
    • Entry and exit barriers
    • Locker areas
    • Changing room and washrooms/toilets
    • All equipment/furniture/tools/counters
    • Vending machines/coffee machines
  • Availability of hand sanitisers and hand wash liquid
  • Refer to Dubai Municipality External Circular – (DM-PH&SD-CR9)

 

Laundries:
  • Increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfection on the following:
    • Door handles
    • Waiting chairs/bench/sofa/table
    • Cabinets/drawers/shelves/surfaces
    • Washrooms
    • Hanging and packing means
    • Transportation means for delivery
  • Availability of hand sanitisers at different areas
  • Labour should seek medical care right away once flu-symptoms have developed
  • Adhere to declared specifications in the Guideline of Laundries related activities
  • Refer to Dubai Municipality External Circular (DM-PH&SD-17)

 

 

For all the establishments mentioned above, all cleaning and disinfection operations should be documented including a list of disinfectants used

If a case an infectious disease is suspected the following authorities should be contacted:

  • Ministry of Health and Prevention (80011111)
  • Dubai Health Authority (800342)
  • Estijaba Service (Operation Centre - Department of Health) (8001717)

Topics: Health, Safety & Environment (HSE), COVID-19, Workplace Sanitation

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