Whether it’s a school bus that carries children and young kids or a public bus used by adults and senior adults to commute to work and places around the city, hundreds and thousands of people ride the bus daily. These people carry different things with them during traveling, including lunches, drinks, and other substances, and run the regular risk of dropping things throughout their trip. Unfortunately, many of them do drop and spill something or the other on their way.
So, if you are an owner or a driver of such commuting vehicles, you already know how much dirt, dust, and germs accumulate and contaminate these spaces inside the bus daily. That is why public transportation companies know that they must clean their buses and exercise the best ways to keep their buses free from accumulating germs and pollutants throughout the day.
We have listed some essential tips/ways to help your drivers through this whole cleanup process.
Washing and Disinfecting the entire bus
As tiring as it may sound, but it is vital to wash and disinfect the entire bus, especially the interiors. This approach will ensure your drivers maintain a hygienic environment for the passengers. No one can tell what surfaces the passengers have touched or if they have spread any germs, so it’s better to play it safe. Moreover, while mopping down the whole bus, you should make sure that the bus seat cleaning is happening thoroughly. Additionally, it would be best to ask the cleaning guys to properly scrub down the floors, interior bus walls, and the ceiling for maximum coverage.
Don’t leave the windows
While an entire bus may get cleaned once a month, ensure clean a bus’s windows once every week. Bus’ windows can accumulate a lot of dust, dirt, and germs making them the most unhygienic places on the bus. When the cleaners are washing the windows, you have to make sure of certain things. One of them is the proper use of a disinfectant spray to remove any greasy stains or spots on the window glasses.
Use of old towels and a toolkit
Bus cleaning might seem a very straightforward task initially, but sometimes it’s impossible to anticipate things where the cleaners might need some tools to get the job done. That is why always encourage your drivers or cleaners to carry along a toolkit to clean the bus. A set of working knives, screwdrivers, pliers are enough to fix any minor damages. Moreover, you may also need to supply your cleaners with many old towels to help them dry the bus once it is done cleaning. After the whole cleanup process, you should ask the cleaners to throw and dump such contaminated towels at some safe location.
Ban open containers on the bus
As a bus owner or driver, it would be effortless to keep the bus clean and free from pollutants if you start implementing a cleanliness policy. You may put posters inside the bus’ walls stating specific items and things not allowed inside the bus. You can go to the limit where you strictly prohibit the consumption of food and drink inside the bus. If you have this rule in place, you will have the ability to impose penalties on those who break the rules