The activity is getting back to normal in the Chinese laundries. Read here an exclusive coverage

In the global context marked by the Coronavirus pandemic, at CINET have received several queries from members and partners regarding the activity in the Chinese PTC companies during and after the coronavirus crisis in China. CLA (The China Laundry Association) shared with us the experience of their members: medical laundries, hotel laundries, as well as retail shops. You can find a summary below. You can read he full article with all the details of the experience of CLA’s Chinese members on WOPCOM Platform – here.

Closing and reopening.

For the medical laundries, closing and then reopening the factories were done following the normal operation, stick to the front line of epidemic prevention together with the hospital, ensure good logistics support for the hospital during the epidemic air defense, and prevent the triggering of large-scale hospital infection. In addition to the hotel laundry that provides service guarantee for the quarantine hotel, the factory will be partially closed according to the local prevention and control requirements, so as to prevent the occurrence of cluster epidemic infection due to the collective work of employees of labor-intensive enterprises during the outbreak. Due to the particularity of non-standard services, the retail shops still remained closed in order to ensure the safety of employees and customers. It was not until March that the laundry started to resume work in an orderly manner according to the work resumption guidelines formulated by the industry association and relevant departments.

Activity re-start at the laundries in China


Specific measures to protect employees (staff in the plant, staff at the counter and drivers of trucks)

During the period of epidemic prevention, China Federation of commerce Laundry Professional Committee and industry associations developed a business service control guide in the new coronavirus pop period, to provide clear specification requirements and implementation opinions and suggestions to the service personnel, it is a reference for the enterprise and for the workflow. The following measures are suggested to be taken for the staff of the household clothing laundry enterprise:

  1. Service personnel should wear masks on and off duty, avoid entering and leaving unnecessary public places as far as possible, and do their own protection work well
  2. Before entering the business premises, the service personnel shall have their body temperature checked. If the body temperature is normal, they can work in the premises and wash their hands and disinfect them. If the body temperature exceeds 37.3°C, the service personnel should go home for observation and rest, and if necessary, they should go to the medical institution for treatment.
  3. Service personnel should wear surgical masks (or other masks of higher grade) and gloves while on duty; Disposable gloves should not be reused, other gloves should be cleaned and disinfected every day. It is recommended to wear overalls and keep them clean. Wash and disinfect them regularly. It can be sterilized by circulating steam or boiling for 30 minutes, or soaked with 500mg/L chlorine-containing disinfectant for 30 minutes, and then washed regularly.
  4. In the service process, the reception service personnel should reduce unnecessary conversation with customers and obtain understanding.
  5. Door-to-door pick-up and delivery personnel should confirm with the consumer to make an appointment for picking up the time and place, when the door should wear a medical surgical mask and enterprise service logo, no special needs can enter the room
  6. Service personnel should strengthen hand hygiene measures, hand cleaning at any time. Use an effective hand sanitizer without water. Under special conditions, hand disinfectant containing chlorine or hydrogen peroxide can also be used. Hand sanitizers should be used to wash hands under running water when there are visible contaminants.
  7. Establish a daily health check system for service personnel, and check the personal health and hygiene of service personnel before going to work every day. This includes the presence of suspected symptoms and close contact with patients or suspected patients with infectious diseases, hand cleaning, cleaning and disinfection of equipment, wearing of protective equipment and other personal hygiene requirements.
  8. The personnel who do not carry on the protection as required and those who have nothing to do with the work shall not enter the work area.

The full article can be read on the WOPCOM Platform – here! 

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