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COVID-19 Aircraft Cleaning & Disinfection: During Turnaround

This template collection is for airline employees. It contains cleaning and disinfecting practices to implement during a turnaround to protect employees and customers from COVID-19. This template collection has seven templates.

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  • COVID-19 Aircraft Cleaning & Disinfection: During Turnaround - Flight Deck

  • COVID-19 Aircraft Cleaning & Disinfection: During Turnaround - Galleys

  • COVID-19 Aircraft Cleaning & Disinfection: During Turnaround - Cabin Crew Seats & Door Lining Panels

  • COVID-19 Aircraft Cleaning & Disinfection: During Turnaround - Lavatory

  • COVID-19 Aircraft Cleaning & Disinfection: During Turnaround - Passenger Seating Area

  • COVID-19 Aircraft Cleaning & Disinfection: During Turnaround - Crew Rest Compartments

  • COVID-19 Aircraft Cleaning & Disinfection: During Turnaround - Cargo Hold

Who is this Collection for?

This checklist is for airline employees. It contains cleaning and disinfecting practices to implement during a turnaround to protect employees and customers from COVID-19.

Traveling by air is a process that often requires close contact with others. From navigating through an airport to sitting elbow to elbow with other passengers, there are plenty of opportunities for germ transmission. With the COVID-19 pandemic currently underway it’s important for airline workers to take cleaning and sanitation procedures very seriously. This checklist goes over recommended cleaning products practices for airline employees to use during a turnaround.

According to IATA.org, “…the contents pulled for [this collection] had originally been developed in cooperation with various IATA expert groups, aircraft manufacturers and industry stakeholders. It is based on and is consistent with international regulations, aircraft’s OEMs and industry recommended practices applicable to aviation and public health.”


Why is this Collection important?

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted the globe. The entire human race has suffered a loss, not necessarily just a loss of material, but a loss of a lifestyle. In consequence, many businesses, teams, and stakeholders have been hit hard. The airline business is no exception, and has been in fact especially affected by the pandemic. It is important that we come together to create and improve upon plans for these spaces to thrive once again.

In this collection, you’ll find improved routine cleaning. In turn, it should provide reassurance to passengers and increase their confidence in the reduced risk of the transmission of communicable diseases in aviation processes.
How should I use this collection?
This collection should be utilized as a foundational/base guideline for the purpose it covers. In this case for: cleaning and disinfecting practices to implement during a layover to protect employees and customers from COVID-19.

Again, it’s important to note that the templates here should not be your single source for truth. The pandemic is an ever changing landscape, please consult your team, your state health departments, and other reliable sources to keep up to date with standards and procedures.


How do I upload this into my UpKeep account?

These templates you’ll be able to download below will function as a “Checklists” on UpKeep. Checklists allow you to quickly reuse specific Task Items in work orders. Most commonly, these are used for inspections where you have a list of subtasks or checklist items that you’d like to include as part of a work order.

*It’s important to note that you would need to be an “Admin” user on UpKeep to be able to perform this upload.

With the templates provided here, it’s a simple one, two, step!

  1. Download one of the (.csv formatted) templates above.
  2. Upload the template onto UpKeep

Done!

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Can I use this collection even if I don’t have UpKeep?

The short answer is “yes”! We are aiming to provide as much value as possible, especially during this pandemic. You can find the PDF versions of these templates here.

Feel free to print them out and utilize them!


What if I don’t need one of the templates in the collection?

The templates in this collection are separated and categorized. Go ahead and take a look at each of the template titles individually and decide which ones are needed by your team and which ones are not!


What if I want to change or delete a task item from a template?

Once you finish uploading a template into your account, you can easily change the task item name, type, or even delete a line item all together.

It is important to note that you must make these adjustments BEFORE assigning the checklist to work orders — because you won’t be able to edit them after assigning. We have this safeguard in place for the UpKeep system to ensure that no one accidentally changes a template/checklist that is essential to a work order that already exists for your team.

To reiterate however, you cannot edit a checklist that has been previously used via the main checklist, since the system will protect the historical integrity of the work orders associated w/ that checklist

Optionally, you can make tiny edits of which task you do or do not want included when adding to a Work Order itself (this doesn’t edit the actual checklist, but is an option to allow our customers to make crucial, specific adjustments when needed).


Index of Terminology & Definitions in this Collection:

Cleaning: Removal of visible dirt or particles through mechanical action, normally undertaken on a routine and frequent basis. The cleaning process and some products used for cleaning also result in disinfection. [WHO Guide to Hygiene and Sanitation in Aviation]

Cleaning intervals:
Turnaround cleaning: Performed on aircraft while on ground prior to departure within a defined ground time.
Transit cleaning: Type of turnaround clean that may be performed with transit passengers onboard
Layover cleaning: Performed when the aircraft is on a longer predefined time. The clean does not involve removal of cabin panels and/or gallery inserts.
Inflight cleaning: Performed by cabin crew while the aircraft is airborne.
Deep cleaning: Performed when the aircraft is on a longer predefined time. The cleaning may include the removal of cabin panels and/or galley inserts and including cleaning performed during maintenance. NOTE: Cleaning done during aircraft maintenance is NOT addressed in the scope of this document.

Disinfection/Sanitization/Sanitation: The procedure whereby measures are taken to control or kill infectious agents on a human or animal body, on a surface or in or on baggage, cargo, containers, conveyances and goods by direct exposure to chemical or physical agents Please note, that the word “disinfection” is used further in this document. This definition is based on the WHO Guide to Hygiene and Sanitation in Aviation.

Event: An occurrence of suspected or confirmed COVID case onboard of aircraft; aircraft contaminated with body fluids, or other non-standard (uncommon) situation requesting additional cleaning and disinfection


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