Coronavirus epidemic - What WoolSafe is doing to help
The WoolSafe Organisation has been helping carpet owners and suppliers with cleaning advice for over 20 years and they, as well as our corporate members, are turning to us for guidance in these unprecedented and challenging times.
We recognise that the most important thing for all of us is to stop the spread of this disease and thereby save lives. By going out unnecessarily, you are risking other people’s lives, especially those of health workers’ who are working around the clock to treat innocent victims and reckless risktakers alike.
Staff at WoolSafe have been following government guidelines by working from home since the middle of March. We continue to complete essential work which includes providing up to date cleaning advice via our website and the WoolSafe app; together with crucial online training and information for our members.
As cleaning is inseparably linked to hygiene, there are some members of the WoolSafe Approved Service Providers global network, whose work cannot stop. Both the British Cleaning Council (BCC) and the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) in the UK, together with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) in the US, are lobbying relevant government departments to acknowledge that some cleaners are essential key workers.
In some cases, professional cleaning and disinfecting a virus-laden environment is the most effective way to stop more people getting infected and in doing so save lives. If that work is undertaken by a properly trained cleaning professional wearing full PPE and observing all relevant rules of methods and waste disposal, then we wholeheartedly support that work.
To find a cleaner that may be able to help you in making your building a safer place, click here.
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The WoolSafe Organisation is a cleaning industry service provider, devoted to promoting best practice in carpet and rug care through maintenance product evaluation and certification, education and training, and the promotion of professional cleaning and inspection services.
Established in 1991, the WoolSafe Certification Mark is widely recognised in many parts of the world as the standard for excellence and safety of carpet care chemicals, both for professionals and consumers. It is used by many of the world’s largest cleaning chemical suppliers to identify and promote those carpet care products specifically suitable for use on wool.