At ABM, the safety of our team members, our customers, and the public is always of primary importance in everything that we do. In light of the developing situation regarding COVID-19, we remain vigilant in monitoring the most up-to-date safety, infection control and cleaning protocols recommended by global experts, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the UK Chief Medical Officer, the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS specialists amongst others.
We are engaged with our safety and operations teams globally to ensure the appropriate information is shared and that the needs of customers and team members are met.
There are preventative steps you can take now, and we can help.
A comprehensive site assessment produces a framework for wellbeing that helps build occupant trust. A one-time deep cleaning of your site readies your facilities for occupancy.
A recurring cleaning and disinfection programme further instils occupant confidence. Occupant communications reiterate mutual social contracts.
Electrostatic spraying that goes beyond high-touch point disinfection resets facilities. Broader disinfection at periodic intervals based on your facility’s risk profile.
If you would like additional services outside the standard scope of work and contract, such as more frequent cleaning for high traffic areas, please either contact your local ABM representative or call 0207 089 6600 and select option 8.Learn More
If you are notified that a person has been positively diagnosed or is being tested for COVID-19 that has recently been in your workplace, please immediately contact your manager and regional H&S manager, and please follow the NHS self-assessment guidelines using the 111 coronavirus service (online or by calling 111).
If you have questions about cleaning, safety or scheduling, please speak with your manager, regional H&S manager or HR business partner. For general questions, please call 0207 089 6600 and select option 9.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, however, we all play a role in helping to prevent the spread of viruses. The WHO recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory disease – be it COVID-19 or the flu – including:
With the exception of specific guidelines in certain settings such as healthcare facilities and airlines, the CDC recommends performing the following routine environmental cleaning that may help prevent exposures to acute respiratory illness, including COVID-19:
Outside of the healthcare context and other special settings, in areas where people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 have visited, CDC recommends the cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection. For offices and other facilities where people are not housed overnight, CDC recommends that:
If any of these tasks is outside your current scope of work and contract, and you would like to add these services, please contact your local ABM representative or contact us.