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Enhanced cleaning arrangements for vehicles as a result of the COVID 19 virus

3 weeks ago Wed 6th May 2020

All of the vehicles that we operate in service are fully cleaned every night when they return to the depot. There are standard tasks that need to be completed at run in such as the fuelling on the bus and topping up screen wash and Ad Blue (Ad Blue is an additive to aid clean fuel technology).

The vehicle is then swept out and litter picked. The vehicle is then mopped out. The cab area where the driver sits is cleared of rubbish. The cab area surfaces are cleaned with Virucidal disinfectant. All of the hand poles and seat backs in the seating area of the bus, all of the window sills and anywhere that people will hold and touch are also treated with the same chemical.

Medical Definition of virucidal : having the capacity to or tending to destroy or inactivate viruses. Virucidal Cleaner & Disinfectant is essential in the fight against cross infection. Developed to clean and sanitise frequently touched items such as hand rails, door handles, tables etc. Independently proven to kill the HIV, Hepatitis C and H1N1 Influenza viruses. Also certified to kill Clostridium difficile, MRSA and common food poisoning bacteria including Salmonella typhimurium, Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli. Excellently suited for use in public places such as schools, sports facilities, gym equipment, hotel washrooms.

We have also enhanced our deep cleaning programme. Normally, deep cleans are carried out every 3 to 4 weeks, but we are now carrying out these every week at the weekend. This can include the fogging the vehicles with a disinfecting process which can be seen on the video on the website. The enhanced clean normally takes 3-4 hours and every surface of the vehicle is cleaned. In addition to the hand poles, where the seats are e-leather, each seat is cleaned with Virucidal Disinfectant. Where the seats are upholstery these seats are vacuumed. The windows and sills are all cleaned with Virucidal Disinfectant.

All of these measures ensure that the vehicles are fully cleaned and fit for service.

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