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phs Compliance Launches COVID Surface Swab Test

phs Compliance Launches COVID Surface Swab Test
03 September 2020
 

phs’ new surface testing service claims that it will alert businesses if their premises are contaminated by COVID-19.

Property and facilities management services firm phs Compliance has launched a new coronavirus surface swab test as part of a range of measures to support businesses reopen safely as lockdown measures ease.

This new service alerts businesses if their premises are contaminated by coronavirus, and helps to identify infected areas, enabling employers to take action. 

The surface swab test is undertaken by trained testers, on everything from door handles and desks to machinery and is carried out in line with World Health Organisation guidelines.

 

“As organisations now start reopening, health and safety has become the number one priority but many will not be aware of the associated legal requirements, whether it’s water system checks, new fire risk assessments or making sure annual gas and electric checks are up to date."

–Dan Lee

Managing Director, phs Compliance

 

Water System and Fire Safety Checks

 

The phs Compliance team is also helping businesses comply with other legal requirements associated with reopening premises. This includes water system checks which are mandatory for businesses following a period of closure due to the risk of Legionnaire’s Disease in both cold and hot water systems. 

Businesses are also legally obligated to update fire-risk assessments when making layout changes, which many are doing to comply with social distancing measures. In addition, due to the airborne nature of the coronavirus, it is recommended air-conditioning units have filter changes while return-to-work checks are being carried out.

Dan Lee, Managing Director of phs Compliance, said: “As organisations now start reopening, health and safety has become the number one priority but many will not be aware of the associated legal requirements, whether it’s water system checks, new fire risk assessments or making sure annual gas and electric checks are up to date.

 In response, we are primed to support businesses as they reopen safely and legally by conducting all the necessary checks and compliance measures.”

Picture: A photograph of an open door, focussing on the metal door handle

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 03 September 2020

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