Wheelchair Cleaning Instructions
Safemark wheelchairs on your property should be regularly cleaned and maintained according to the wheelchair cleaning instructions provided in the user manual. This process remains critical as items should always be thoroughly cleaned before being disinfected. Safemark specifies EcoLab Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner or Zep® Citrus Cleaner for everyday wheelchair cleaning.
WHEELCHAIR SANITATION & DISINFECTANT INSTRUCTIONS
Coronaviruses are a large family of common viruses. The 2019 Novel Coronavirus causes a disease that has been named “COVID-19”. Information suggests that many illnesses associated with COVID-19 are mild, but severe illness can occur, especially among vulnerable populations such as the elderly and those with serious underlying health conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control have prepared a guide for keeping homes, schools and workplaces safe. Disinfecting using an EPA-registered product can be effective against the 2019 Novel
Coronavirus; regular use offers a safer experience and reassures guests as our community deals with the impact of the current situation. Safemark is specifying the use of Simple Green
d Pro 5, which has demonstrated effectiveness and can be used as a disinfectant, fungicide and virucide. This product has shown no detrimental effects to Safemark equipment in
Safemark tests. We have also identified a number of alternative disinfectant solutions if this product is unavailable. We recommend that wheelchairs be disinfected after each use.
Simple Green d Pro 5: (EPA Registration Number 6836-140-56782)
Frame – Spray & Wipe
Brake Lever – Spray & Wipe
Other Surfaces – Spray & Let Dry
Seatback & Seat – Spray & Let Dry
Handles – Spray & Wipe
Please note: Rental Kiosks should be disinfected with an alcohol-based solution. Please see unique instructions for Rental Kiosks.
Simple Green d Pro 5 – 2 oz. (1/4 cup) : 1 gallon water
Spray & Wipe:
Use a coarse spray device held at least 6-8 inches from the surface to apply solution to the handles, armrests, frame and brake lever. Avoid breathing in the spray. Leave treated surfaces wet for 60 seconds. Wipe down with a clean cloth.
Spray & Let Dry:
Use a coarse spray device held at least 6-8 inches from the surface to apply solution to the wheelchair. Avoid breathing in the spray. Allowing the surface to air dry promotes maximum effectiveness. Consider providing hand sanitizer stations and finger cots near high-touch areas, such as rental stations. It is also safe and acceptable for guests to sanitize their wheelchairs using their own Lysol, Clorox or similar Disinfecting Wipes.
ADDITIONAL WHEELCHAIR CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS BEST PRACTICES CARES
Be sure to clean wheelchairs thoroughly before beginning the disinfectant process. Take special care when cleaning the high-touch areas highlighted in gold in the image below. Note that while the wheelchairs at your facility may differ in appearance from the model shown, the cleaning and disinfectant process remains the same.
Seatback & Seat
Spray & Let Dry: Apply cleaner using the same spray method as specified for the handles and armrests, frame and brake lever. Allow surface to dry.
Spray & Wipe: Mix 2 oz. (1/4 cup) Simple Green d Pro 5 cleaner with one gallon of water. Use a coarse spray device held at least 6-8 inches from the surface to apply solution to the wheelchair.
Avoid breathing in the spray. Leave treated surfaces wet for 60 seconds. Wipe down with a clean cloth.