As the film and TV industry continues to resume operations, it is crucial to keep workers safe. Nothing can bring a film studio crashing to a halt faster than an outbreak of COVID-19.
This kind of work stoppage costs everyone time and money. Not to mention the health problems that employees will have to deal with if they catch COVID.
As variants of this disease continue to spread, it’s more important than ever to clean and disinfect your film studio. But in an environment with so many moving parts, how can you make sure that you’re doing a good enough job?
We’ve got you covered.
In this article, we’ll go over your complete guide to cleaning and disinfecting a film studio. We’ll also talk about janitorial services that can get the job done for you and keep your productions on track.
Disinfecting a Film Studio
Cleaning a film set every day is crucial for keeping production on track.
Conduct film studio cleaning based on the CDC’s guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting workplaces. Evaluate your film studio and determine what kinds of surfaces and materials make up that area. Split these surfaces and materials into two categories: high-touch and low-touch.
Most things in your film studio will fall under the low-touch category. Clean low-touch surfaces and objects routinely with soap and water. This will remove germs and dirt from these objects, and lower the risk of COVID transmission.
On the other hand, high-touch surfaces and objects need to be cleaned and disinfected every day. Common high-touch areas include doorknobs, stair railings, light switches, etc.
Any equipment shared by your cast or crew needs to be disinfected as well. Use EPA-approved disinfectants and cleaning products to clean high-touch objects and surfaces.
Common areas like restrooms and cafeterias, as well as individual workstations and dressing rooms, should be cleaned and disinfected at least once per day. All equipment including props, tools, shared clothing, wigs, and set materials must be sanitized before and after each use.
Clean all locations and stages nightly after wrap. More frequent cleaning is required if there are high COVID transmission rates in the community, or a high number of people not wearing masks. If there are people on set who are more at risk for severe COVID illness, the frequency of disinfecting surfaces should be increased as well.
There are a few procedures you need to take if there has been someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the film studio within the last 24 hours. Clean and disinfect all common areas, high-touch surfaces, and individual workstations. All shared equipment must be cleaned and disinfected as well.
Cast and Crew Best Practices
All cast and crew members should wash and sanitize their hands before and after handling shared equipment. Encourage frequent hand washing as much as possible. Have cast and crew wash their hands upon arrival, after coughing or sneezing, after blowing their nose, after using the restroom, before and after eating or drinking, after contact with animals or pets, and after cleaning or disinfecting equipment and workspaces.
If someone is known or suspected to have had COVID on set, alert all cast and crew members immediately. Everyone who came into contact with the infected individual should schedule a COVID test. They must quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
It’s an excellent idea to include COVID rapid tests in your budget. If possible, test all cast and crew members daily to ensure the maximum amount of prevention and safety.
Keep in mind that your crew must conduct all disinfecting, cleaning, and sanitizing within the normal workday. If workers have to come in early or stay late, they must be compensated for this additional time.
Using Professional Disinfection Services
One of the best ways to keep your production on track and avoid overworking your crew is to hire professional disinfection services.
At Bluwolf Janitorial, we offer specialized cleaning and disinfecting services for film studios. We can help you keep your cast and crew safe as they return to work in the midst of the pandemic.
We use revolutionary cleaning technology including electrostatic sprayers, pump sprayers, and foggers. These devices are designed for fogging large areas and large-scale disinfection. We also use EPA-approved, hospital-grade disinfectants.
Our attention to detail ensures that even the dirtiest areas of your film studio will be clean and safe. Our team is fully licensed, insured, and bonded. We vet each and every one of our team members to ensure your peace of mind. We also have years of experience providing janitorial services for clients in the Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, and Santa Clarita Valley areas.
We also have hundreds of five-star reviews from satisfied customers. Our commitment to quality will ensure that everyone in your film studio stays safe and COVID-free.
Keep Your Production on Track
The Delta and Omicron variants have shown that we still need to be taking COVID-19 precautions every day. Protecting the cast and crew in your film studio from this disease is crucial. Even one infection can bring your entire production crashing to a halt.
Don’t let that happen. Implement these disinfecting procedures today and stay up to date on the latest recommendations and guidelines from the CDC.
If your crew doesn’t have time to clean and disinfect the studio properly, hire Bluwolf Janitorial for professional disinfection services today. Contact us today for a free estimate and let us help keep your film studio on track.