Updated Nov 2, 2021
Ensuring employee and client safety is among some of the most important concerns for any business today, especially during this pandemic. Along with that, companies take health and hygiene heavily into consideration to ensure compliance with government rules and regulations. Even businesses that operate mostly outdoors, like golf courses, need to be well disinfected and taken care of properly to ensure client and employee safety is maintained up to health regulations.
In this article, we want to focus precisely on golf courses, and to provide our recommendations for disinfecting, not only golf club facilities but also golf equipment during the pandemic.
Golf courses include a large range of facilities combined under one, including a clubhouse, the actual course, eateries such as restaurants, kitchens, office spaces, and locker rooms. In these different areas where a mix of employees and customers gather, it's vital to have a set plan for proper disinfection and for maintaining a great level of hygiene, especially now that COVID-19 is still present and continues spreading.
How to Disinfect Golf Course Facilities
We have assembled this list of common best practices to disinfect golf clubs and keep golfers and employees safe and sound at golf course facilities that are permitted to continue operations.
Place Best Practice Reminders Around the Course
Ensuring employee hygiene is important but reminding golfers to maintain proper hygiene through consistent communications is just as essential. For example, displaying signs that demonstrate proper hand-washing techniques in bathroom facilities can make all the difference. Along with that, providing people within a golf facility to have access to hand sanitizer with a sign that showcases its benefits can encourage golfers and staff to use it more often. Seeing constant reminders will create a ripple effect and eventually become a habit for people and a first-line defense mechanism in preventing the spread of illnesses, viruses, and diseases.
PRO TIP: Installing a Sanitization Station at strategic spots of a golf club is a great way to help everybody practice hygiene.
Golf course owners should know that making disinfecting products accessible to employees and guests is also essential to protect themselves and others around them. As important as it is to encourage regular hand washing and disinfecting of areas, it’s also important to ensure that they have the tools necessary to make that possible. With that being said, stocking up on disinfecting products and machines and making them available at every corner of the course is a safe choice.
Disinfect Golf Equipment & High Traffic Surfaces Regularly
Disinfecting is the single most important aspect of running a business during the age of COVID-19. Whether it is employing a professional disinfecting service to keep your staff and your facility up to Canada Health Standards or purchasing disinfectant solutions and disinfecting machines; it must be done, and done properly.
It is known that the virus that causes COVID-19 can live up to 72-hours on surfaces, therefore disinfecting your facility properly using an electrostatic sprayer such as the Disinfecto, paired with the Ultra-Lyte Disinfectant solution can make the disinfecting process 10 times quicker and much more effective. Just remember to include your indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as rented equipment (ex. Golf carts including the handles and steering wheel), pushcarts, locker handles, and any other high traffic areas such as washrooms. Keep in mind, it is safer to disinfect too many surfaces than not enough.
Related: What Is an Electrostatic Disinfectant sprayer?
If the COVID-19 outbreak leaves us with a lesson, it should be that workplace disinfecting, including rented equipment and common areas, is vital for maintaining a healthy work environment, and that the lack of proper sanitization policies can have severe consequences on the overall well-being of the business, the staff, and clients. While the coronavirus pandemic is a wake-up call, these policies and disinfection activities should be left in place even after the end of this deadly virus.
Why it’s Important to Promote Disinfection and Hygiene Best Practices at Your Facility
1. Limits the Spread of Germs, Bacteria, and Viruses
Similar to any other workplace operating during COVID-19, it is important that golf courses obey basic standards of hygiene at all times. Practices such as regular disinfection of spaces in common areas can help diminish the spread of the virus amongst golfers, club visitors, and employees.
2. Promotes Employee Wellness
An important aspect to keep in mind when promoting proper hygiene best practices in golf courses is that it also promotes employee wellness, which in fact, has a trickle-down effect. For example, an unsanitary workspace can lead to ill staff, which in turn means such days that cost the business monetary and physical damage.
However, the issue with physical damage to the business is that it creates an inhospitable environment for the employees trying their best. With workers being sick, those covering hours are working longer hours, while being understaffed. This doesn’t just affect the staff’s health but also wellness.
Now more than ever, current and potential clients and customers look for disinfecting efforts, and the assurance that the business they are spending their hard-earned money at is following government regulation regarding the prevention of spreading of COVID-19 virus. This is especially true for golf courses as there are different people in and out of your facilities each day, from golfers, club members, customers, and suppliers, and the last thing any business wants is putting these people at risk.
Look out for your facilities’ well-being by ensuring that every person, whether a visitor, a customer, or a supplier entering your business feels safe being there and show them that you’re committed to disinfecting your facilities and to the health of those around you. Showcasing that you have taken the responsibility to maintain a sanitary work environment is a message that will go a long way in the long run.
Last But Not Least
At Disinfect & Fog, we take COVID-19 outbreaks very seriously and we want to be able to help in any way that we can, to assure that small, medium or large businesses stay afloat during these cautionary times. We offer a variety of disinfecting tools and solutions that can be used in many settings, not just golf courses, so we invite you to have a look at the disinfectants, and disinfecting machines we offer!
Plus, our top-of-the-line disinfecting services for your business, household, vehicle, or even on-the-go needs are designed to help companies to keep their doors open and continue serving their customers. After all, allowing communities to feel safe within their space is at the heart of what we do every day.
With that being said, don’t hesitate to contact us to speak to one of our professional sales advisors to learn more about our disinfecting services, products, and tools. You can even get a free quote by visiting our website and filling out a simple form.
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