Environmental Sanitation Regime

ESR hygiene protocols in place to ensure areas with high risk for transmission of infectious diseases, such as schools, are better protected.


What is Environmental Sanitation Regime?

The Environmental Sanitation (ES) Regime is a set of guidelines made by the NEA in 2019. The goal of ESR is to promote environmental hygiene and its role in preventing the spread of infectious diseases including COVID-19. Guidelines apply to all sorts of industries including the pest management industry.

Killem Pest has certified ECCs (Environment Control Coordinators) who can assist with coming up with an ESP (Environment Sanitation Program) for premises. The ESP covers cleaning, indoor air quality and pest management. Read on to learn more about Killem Pest’s role in the Environmental Sanitation Regime.

Which locations do ESR standards apply to?

The standards of the Environmental Sanitation Regime are especially focused on places where the risk of transmission of infectious diseases is high, including:

Elderly care facilities, community centers, coffeeshops, food centers and markets, food courts and canteens, schools (including preschools), social service facilities, shopping malls and student care centers.

How does the Environmental Sanitation Regime apply to the pest control sector?

Pest control companies are responsible for keeping Singapore safe and free from pests, including those that can spread diseases like dengue. Pest control companies already play an important role in public health. The ESR standards are set out to build and intensify the focus on existing sanitation and hygiene measures.

We are pleased to inform you that, all our services and service reports (both hardcopies and/or softcopies) provided after all services are compliant with the ES Regime.

Environmental Sanitation Regime Process

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Step 1

Implement Routine Cleaning

Implement routine cleaning and disinfection frequencies to high-risk areas and a thorough cleaning and disinfections routine every 6 months.

Step 2

Carry Out Yearly Maintenance

Carry out yearly maintenance of surfaces and inspect all areas.

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Step 3

Put Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols in Place

Put in place a cleaning and disinfection protocol and ensure that workers are trained and provided with the necessary equipment and cleaning agents to carry out effective cleaning and disinfection.

Step 4

Implement a Pest Management Plan

Achieve desired outcome based on cleanliness indicators and implement a pest management plan, inclusive of a comprehensive pest management survey to be conducted minimally once every 6 months to review the effectiveness of the pest management plan.

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Step 5

Ongoing Monitoring of Any Vector Issues

Make sure of no significant vector issues within the premises at any time.

  • Engage and ensure a pest management plan is developed and filed on-site to ensure that measures are in place to prevent pest issues.
  • A comprehensive pest management survey is to be conducted minimally once every 6 months. The survey is to comprise of findings and recommendations for any Pest Infestations, Sanitation Issues and Structural Defects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Services typically included in an Environmental Sanitation Regime may involve regular cleaning and disinfection, waste management, pest control, air quality monitoring, water quality management, and hygiene education and training.

An Environmental Sanitation Regime is customized based on the specific requirements of each environment or industry. Killem Pest can assess the needs, conduct site evaluations, and develop tailored plans to address the unique sanitation challenges of each setting.

The effectiveness of an Environmental Sanitation Regime can be assessed through various methods, such as regular inspections, monitoring of cleanliness indicators, feedback from occupants, and analyzing relevant data on health and hygiene.

Killem Pest utilizes safe and approved cleaning and disinfection products that are in line with industry standards and regulations. These products are designed to effectively eliminate pathogens while minimizing any potential risks to human health and the environment.

To establish an Environmental Sanitation Regime for your organization, you can consult with one of Killem Pest’s professionals. We will assess your needs, develop a customized regime, and provide ongoing support to ensure proper implementation and maintenance.

Want to find out more about how we apply the ESR guidelines in Singapore?

Then contact us now for more details or to make an appointment.