Clean hands + clean devices = an even more effective infection control strategy!
Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, developed guidelines on how to disinfect enterprise devices including mobile computers, scanners and printers to help front-line workers using them in hospitals, warehouses, stores and more.
Given the rapidly evolving situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus, washing hands is important, and cleaning devices that are going to be used by multiple workers across shifts is also a key requirement. This is considered in Zebra’s product design and in providing customers and partners clear guidance on how they can most effectively clean and disinfect products when they are in use.
It is essential is to follow Zebra’s guidance on how to clean a device, and what to clean with, which is different for each device. This is not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Step-by-step instructions include how to thoroughly disinfect the casing, buttons and screens along with information on which cleaning agents are safe to use. Detailed guidelines on how to disinfect healthcare devices are available for scanners, printers, and mobile computers. For non-healthcare products, the information can be found in this User Guide.
Precautions and best practices for handling the device during cleaning processes will also be detailed, so please read the provided guidance before cleaning your devices. You can always contact our Support team if you have questions.
We also have a whitepaper “Best Practices for Infection Prevention” which was written by Darrel Hicks, a nationally recognized expert in infection control. While this paper was written for the healthcare industry, the recommendations here provide a solid foundation for companies in all industries when taking additional precautions to protect the health of staff and customers.
Zebra recommends that you enact a device cleaning policy for your company as soon as possible using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) guidelines. This will help to ensure that employees are properly disinfecting mobile devices, scanners, printers and more on a routine basis. It will also help to re-assure your employees that you are doing everything you can to prevent shared technology tools from becoming a potential source of virus transmission.