Preventing Infection In Transportation Centers
- Create A Cleaning Schedule For High-traffic Facilities
- Using Teams To Clean Busy Transit Hubs
- Transit Restrooms Need 'Round-the-clock Disinfection
- Deep Cleaning After Hours In Transportation Terminals
In mass transit centers, such as airports, train stations and bus terminals, infection control is something few people consider, but something everyone should.
From the moment individuals enter these crowded facilities, they’re breathing air thousands have already breathed, touching surfaces thousands have already touched, and using restrooms thousands have already used.
Building service contractors are the first line of defense in keeping these germ hotbeds clean and infection-free.
How frequently and how carefully these facilities are cleaned can greatly impact public health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports regular
users of public transit are more likely to come into contact with pathogens, such as a cold or flu virus, or worse.
The work BSCs do can offer mass transit centers a healthy dose of preventative medicine.
“Cleaning a mass transit facility is no different than cleaning in a healthcare setting, you’ve got to clean every surface as you go through — and every time you go through,” says John Kennedy, vice president of operations support at the global facility services provider, DTZ Inc., with U.S. headquarters in Chicago.
Staffing, scheduling, cleaning tools and cleaning chemicals all weigh heavily in the fight for infection control in a mass transit facility.
Create A Cleaning Schedule For High-traffic Facilities