Vessel / Activity Turnaround Checklist
|Prepared/reviewed by: ||James Hall, Frank Fletcher, Laura Davis|
|Purpose:||Provide a structured, basic cleaning checklist for vessels, vehicles, and activity kit.|
|To be read by:||Operations Manager, all team members, Trust Leads and Skippers before any activity and anyone involved the turnaround.|
|Also refer to:||Deep Cleaning Policy|
|Last updated:||Friday 10 June 2021|
This checklist should be used with the Deep Cleaning Policy. It is not exhaustive but covers all the main steps/area that will need cleaning as part of a standard trip turnaround.
NOTE: Yachts, such as charters, that have not been in the Trust’s sole control and/or have been used since the previous Trust trip clean, should also be fogged at the start of a trip.
- Remove all personal kit from the boat.
- Remove all laundry from the boat, including used blankets, tea, and hand towels to prevent accidental use.
- If a 4/5 day trip, remove ALL food from the boat and dispose of any opened food.
- Clean all dishes and cutlery with hot soapy water, then dry and stow them away.
- Clear all clutter from surfaces, including from soft furnishings (beds, saloon benches).
- Clean all hard surfaces with a suitable detergent to remove any dirt/grease*.
- Wipe down all degreased surfaces with a suitable disinfectant, ideally meeting BS EN 14476 standards*. Suggested sprays include Super Professional 750ml Antiviral Disinfectant Spray, which should be included as part of yacht/activity kit.
- Make sure all grab rails, bulkheads, door frames, light switches, door/cupboard handles, and other frequently used touchpoints are wiped down with suitable anti-viral spray.
- Hang all used waterproofs, lifejackets, and lifelines in the saloon ready for fogging.
- The toilets should be cleaned, ceiling to floor, in the same way as other hard surfaces - pay special attention to the pump handles so no frequently used touchpoint is missed.
- Wipe floor with suitable detergent spray and then with an anti-viral spray once clean.
- Once all cleaning has been done, close the hatches before everyone leaves the area for the area to be fogged.
- Fogging machines must only be used by the staff and volunteers trained to use them (as per the Deep Cleaning Policy).
- The space must remain clear in line with the fogging equipment guidance.
*Using a two-step process the below touchpoints should be cleaned; first with a detergent to remove dirt and grease, then with a disinfectant.
- Between users (on one trip) - wipe down the vehicle’s touchpoints with a suitable disinfectant wipe.
- Between trips (turnover of team) – do a more thorough clean.
If someone with a confirmed/suspected case of COVID 19 has been in a vehicle, it should be cleaned as per the Deep Cleaning Policy.
- Handles (inside and out)
- Steering wheel and starter button
- Centre touchscreen and stereo
- Handbrake and gearstick
- Keys and key fob
- Indicators and wiper stalks
- Windows, mirrors and mirror switches, seat adjusters and any other controls
- Handholds in load spaces – van specific
As part of the activity kit and equipment pack up, everything should be cleaned and wiped down with a suitable disinfectant.
*Depending on the site there may be a combined detergent and disinfectant available, so you wouldn’t need to clean twice with two different substances.
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