Advice on cleaning HGV cabs during the COVID-19 outbreak

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COVID-19 can be spread through contact with contaminated surfaces. Therefore, maintaining good hygiene and cleaning practices are essential, particularly in common working areas. Regular cleaning will reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people; cleaning common work areas is important to limit the spread.

COVID-19 can be spread through contact with contaminated surfaces; therefore maintaining good hygiene and cleaning practices are essential, particularly in common working areas

Regular cleaning will reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people. Cleaning

common work areas between shifts / at staff handovers is important to limit the spread.

Particular attention should be paid to frequently touched areas and surfaces, such as steering

wheels, gear stick, handbrake, door handles, seats, headrests, and document holders.

Hard surfaces can be cleaned with warm soapy water followed by normal household disinfectants / disinfectant wipes.

Cleaners should avoid touching the face or creating splashes and spray when cleaning.

All rubbish should be removed and disposed of appropriately.

It is recommended, where possible, that disposable gloves are worn for cleaning; these gloves

should be carefully disposed of after use. Similarly, disposable cloths or paper towels should be employed.

Hands should be washed with soap and water for 20 seconds after removing the gloves / cleaning.

If an area has been heavily contaminated, such as with visible bodily fluids, from a person with

COVID -19, use more extensive protection for the eyes, mouth and nose, as well as wearing gloves and an apron during cleaning.

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