Doing our bit to help fight Coronavirus

Now more than ever, we at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene are working hard, whilst ensuring the health and safety of our colleagues and customers remains our top priority.


We have invested a lot of time and effort to make sure that our teams can stay safe, while at the same time delivering a fast response as well as professional and legally compliant specialist disinfection services. With the largest regional hygiene teams in the UK, we wanted to share some insights from our teams on the ground.

Enabling our Expert Technicians

Before any work is carried out, our qualified technicians are equipped with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to ensure their safety. Then, to enable them to carry out disinfection at a detailed and rigorous level, they are guided by a site-specific risk assessment, method statement and safe operating procedures. Our approach prioritises safety while offering the highest level of cleaning possible.

Building and Office Disinfection

We are currently working with a wide range of customers from private residences to NHS trusts, healthcare facilities, pharmaceuticals and care homes, to those operators providing essential services such as schools, food manufacturing factories and logistics warehouses as well as offices, banks, trading firms and anything in between.  

If there has been a confirmed or suspected case of Coronavirus on a site in the past 72 hours, and the site needs to be up and running quickly, we will firstly survey the site wearing the appropriate PPE and RPE.   Then, specialist technicians will implement stringently risk assessed infection control measures that go beyond the minimum World Health 

Organisation guidance on Coronavirus. We have set procedures for the donning, doffing and disposal of PPE and RPE, to ensure maximum protection of our colleagues.  There is also an isolation area and set routine post-clean before they can move into a ‘clean zone’.  These strict protocols are enforced to prevent any cross contamination and prevent the spread of the disease. 

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This includes the disinfection of rooms and areas that pose a threat of causing cross contamination using a high-level surface disinfectant, including all surfaces, floors, walls, ceilings and any objects. As government guidance states under most circumstances, the amount of infectious virus on any contaminated surface is likely to have significantly decreased by 72 hours, a different process may be followed after this period has elapsed.

Vehicle Disinfection Service

Because social distancing is impossible in vehicles, it is vital that they are disinfected to prevent them becoming a vector for  Coronavirus. Our vehicle disinfection service provides a full disinfection to ensure emergency service vehicles, commercial fleets, buses, lorries, delivery vehicles, taxis and local authority vehicles can safely remain operational. 

Vehicle disinfection includes internal and external ‘touchpoint’ cleaning, fogging and/or spraying of the internal cab, with a full internal wipe down as well as a fog or spray of the rear cab. There is minimal disruption as the vehicles are available for use within approximately one hour of treatment.

Final Thoughts

Our goal is not only to help contain the spread of Coronavirus but also to ensure that it is safe for people to return to some form of normality, and so we are working hard to ensure that a wide range of facilities such as schools and offices are safe and ready for once the current lockdown restrictions begin to ease.    

From the team at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.

Coronavirus Disinfection