A New Standard
Filled with lots of little people and a wide range of surfaces, it is an ongoing challenge to create a genuinely hygienic environment within Early Childhood Education and Childcare Centres. With some centres outsourcing cleaning and others relying on already stretched staff to fulfil the daily cleaning protocols, managing the infection control risks is often a challenging task. One of the critical issues that we’ve identified is that conventional disinfectant products aren’t doing enough — while they kill the germs of the surface, they do nothing to defend against the regrowth of bacteria. This means that unless 100% of the microbial contamination is removed, the potential for micro-organisms to multiply is likely, allowing contamination to return. All this to say, that a surface can have been recently cleaned and even ‘look clean’ but still be an infection risk.