Working safely and reducing risk of COVID-19
Posted on Jul 03, 2020
The laundry sector plays an integral part in allowing many businesses to function. Throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we have continued to serve both workwear customers that have remained open and those hospitality customers that have remained open to provide accommodation to key workers.
Our number one priority has always been to produce and deliver the safest and highest quality freshly laundered linen and workwear. CLEAN fully supports the excellent work done by the Textile Services Association and UKHospitality in recent months, to ensure the industry is ready to reopen in July. As many of our hospitality customers prepare to reopen their doors tomorrow, we would like to share some of the many measures we have put in place to ensure the products we deliver are as safe as they can possibly be.
CLEAN Safe Linen and Workwear
Disinfection during washing
During washing linen, towels and garments are both thermally and chemically disinfected. We exceed UK regulations by holding the 71°C threshold temperature for more than the standard 3 minutes to completely ensure that the textiles are safe and fit for purpose. The result is a hygienically clean product that we then rinse until pH neutral to avoid causing any skin irritation.
All bed linen is ironed dry at 190°C, towelling is dried at 90-100°C for 15+ minutes and garments are dried at 165°C. Linen and towels are swab tested to validate thermal disinfection, as part of our improved quality control system whereas garments are routinely lab tested. All stock is then packed in shrink wrapped plastic to maintain hygiene levels.
Delivery and collection
Our team of professional drivers will retain the full 2m social distancing, both at customer sites and at our laundries to reduce risk of transmission. Sterilisation of laundry cages, vehicle interiors and loading areas takes place before any clean linen is loaded.
Protecting our employees and your linen
On arrival each employee is temperature checked and questioned to establish that they are fit for work. When working, all colleagues wear suitable PPE. The laundry layout and machines have been adapted to ensure social distancing and to keep everyone safe, in line with Government guidance.
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visual inspection measures and strict quality control rejects
defective pieces with accuracy and precision.
Below you will find links to the information available regarding the changes we have made and the safety measures put in place to protect both our customers and our people.
CLEAN fully supports the excellent work done by the Textile Services Association (TSA) and UKHospitality, to ensure the industry is ready to reopen in July. As a TSA member we are commit to the TSA Pledge to return hygienically confident products to our customers. Both these trade associations have worked together to create joint guidance for the safe handling of linen and textiles within hospitality businesses. Our customers may find something different works better for them, but in general, the principles are well founded and easy to follow. You can find the full guidance here: tsa-uk.org/resource/tsa-we-are-in-this-together
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