Everything requires maintenance which means that your maintenance staff have a high risk for exposure. Each maintenance staff member should be familiar with how other operate and follow the same control measures.
- Assign tools to individual maintenance staff and include dedicated storage areas for these tools to prevent cross contamination.
- Use a clean pair of disposable gloves for each task.
- Disinfect throughout the day and after each shift:
- All equipment and tools
- Job site
- Workspace and workstation
- Identify systems that can be safely shut down (refrigeration, air compressors, commercial cooking equipment, etc.)
- Determine equipment that must remain in operation (sprinkler systems, pumps, refrigeration), and establish an inspection and maintenance plan to ensure they function properly when no one is onsite.
- Make sure all security and fire alarm systems are operating properly.
- Consider upgrading security and fire alarms to a 24-hour monitored system
- Conduct at least weekly onsite inspections of your unoccupied building, including building systems, security, HVAC, electrical and roofing systems
- Pay special attention to seasonal property exposures, i.e., risk of freezing water lines, ice damming from roof, etc.