To truly protect your people against the risk of contamination, have systems in place for unloading containers safely.
Unloading Containers Safely
Shipping containers, plastic totes, boxes, shrink wrapper, bubble wrapped…
…most of your property is a container or packaging cart.
Despite best efforts, property (and it’s packaging) could have come in contact with Covid-19 throughout the moving process.
“Studies suggest that coronaviruses … may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days.”
The duration may vary based on different conditions, such as the type of surface, temperature, or humidity of the environment.
While unloading, use gloves and masks and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.
Clean all surfaces with disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others.
When unloading and unpacking are complete, wash your hands with soap and water.
Hire Professionals To do Your Unpacking
By the last leg of any big move, many people are exhausted.
Moving during a pandemic is not your ordinary big move.
If you’re already dreading this last step, outsource it!
As we mentioned in part 1 of this series, “This Office Move Plan will Help Your Move Coordinator Reduce Risk Factors,” Buehler is a full service moving company, that includes unpacking services.
Perhaps it’s more accurate to say, move-in services.
Not only can we arrange to have your shipment unloaded and unpacked safely, we can also:
- ensure the new office location is clean before your property is unloaded.
- remove all the boxes, bubble wrap, etc, so you don’t have a pile of potentially germy trash lying around.