The emergence of the highly contagious novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has made consumers, workers and others more concerned than ever before about the safety of the premises they enter. The SGS Disinfection Monitored, Cleaning Checked mark provides assurance that all necessary measures to ensure the implementation and maintenance of the available hygiene standards for disinfection and the prevention of infection spread are being taken.
Why choose the SGS Disinfection Monitored, Cleaning Checked Mark?
The mark provides a clear statement indicating that specific premises comply with the SGS Disinfection Monitoring Program, and what that means in terms of disinfection assessment. It includes a publicly accessible QR code that shows the validity period of the mark.
The mark remains valid for one year from the date that the initial inspection was successfully performed and all requirements were shown to be fulfilled. After the initial assessment is completed, the premises must undergo bi-monthly on-site rechecks. If the first two rechecks are passed successfully, the frequency of rechecks will be reduced to every four months. To retain the mark, the premises must undergo a full, complete inspection annually.
About the SGS Disinfection Monitoring Program
SGS’s Disinfection Monitored, Cleaning Checked services are based on:
- A desktop gap analysis of the sites’ cleaning and disinfection protocols, to ensure completeness and compliance with international and local guidance
- An on-site verification of these cleaning and disinfection procedures, to ensure consistent and correct implementation of the related protocols
- On-site verification testing, by means of fluorescent marking, prior to and post cleaning, to assess the effectiveness of cleaning procedures
- The collection of surface swab samples from specific high touch points, followed by analysis, by means of second generation ATP, to confirm the presence of biological material as an indication of the effectiveness of surface cleaning and disinfection
This service is not intended to guarantee the SARS-CoV-2 free condition of the premises at all times, and should not be relied upon for that purpose. We caution against interpreting the status of a particular premises based on any statement of SGS with regard to such premises’ hygiene and disinfection management.
No endorsement of any premises, or the products or services offered by the premises, is expressed or implied by any information, material or content included on this page.
The operator of the inspected premises is solely responsible for proactively applying hygiene and disinfection methods and protocols on a regular basis and properly maintaining, inspecting and managing the premises on a continuous basis [in this regard], including training and supervising the persons acting on their behalf on such premises.
While every effort is made to ensure that the information on the Disinfection Monitored, Cleaning Checked approval mark is accurate and up to date, SGS cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or currency of all information at all times. SGS assumes no liability for any inaccurate, delayed or incomplete information posted on this page.
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