The protocol for cleaning sports centres and gyms is part of a Hygiene Plan drawn up after a study of the facilities and equipment that need to be maintained. It is important to know the number of subscribers and the regular use of each of the areas.
The most critical areas to be taken into account in the gymnasium cleaning protocol in order to organise tasks, rotation of shifts and routine supervision are:
Changing rooms: essential to take maximum care in microbiological cleaning with broad spectrum disinfectants.
Showers: Body dirt left on walls, floors and partitions should be removed with chlorinated disinfectant. Attention should be paid to limescale build-up.
Water areas (spa, swimming pool): Attention to floors is vital because of the continuous contact with bare feet. The use of pressure machines is not advisable in these areas.
Machine room: Sweat on machines spoils materials, leaves a bad smell and can transmit diseases. The use of neutral disinfectant detergents is recommended.
When the gymnasium closes its doors, deep cleaning should be carried out. With growing concern about the spread of viral diseases such as Covid-19, many fitness centres are now considering disinfection methods such as hydrogen peroxide and ozone foggers. These are adjuncts to cleaning protocols, rather than routine methods.