- 10 Mar
The importance of device cleaning
Given the rapidly evolving situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus, we are receiving a high volume of questions about how our products should be cleaned in order to best protect the front-line workers using them in hospitals, warehouses, stores, routes, and more. These inquiries span across the entire portfolio of mobile computers, scanners and printers that we offer … and come from every industry we service today.
Cleaning devices that are going to be used by multiple workers across shifts is a key requirement that we consider in providing our customers and partners clear guidance on how they can most effectively clean and disinfect them once they are installed in the field.
The most important thing to consider when looking to deploy a cleaning protocol for your devices is that our guidance on how to clean a device, and what to clean with, is different for each device … there is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Look up the User Guide for your exact model and turn to the Cleaning Instructions section.
In these User Guides, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to thoroughly disinfect the casing, buttons, screen (if applicable) and more. You’ll also be able to confirm which cleaning agents are safe to use, including the purity or formulation levels for each ingredient, as well as the cleaning agents that should never be used. 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 us if you have any questions.
Datatech 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.
Clean hands + clean devices = an even more effective infection control strategy