Ensuring a safe working environment at Wasps Rugby Club

RSK Response was instructed by Wasps RFC to complete preventive decontamination of the Ricoh Arena before a team meeting at the stadium and before the first home game after the first lockdown in the UK in 2020.

RSK Response worked in partnership with Wasps to complete the work, which included decontaminating the changing rooms, the media centre, the dugout, additional player and team seating areas, the board room, the stewards’ area, the toilets, the executive concourse, the control room, the TV gantry, the commentators’ seating area and the backroom staff offices.

Our disinfecting team applied a coronavirus protective spray to all the major touchpoints, including handrails, light switches, door handles and lockers. Additionally, all gym equipment, seating areas, tables, chairs, office spaces and any areas that people would use during the match were disinfected and protected. We agreed with the stadium authorities that the preventive protection measures would be implemented before any home games that Wasps plays at the Ricoh Arena, including all staff areas throughout the stadium.

Cutting-edge equipment
While completing any decontamination work, the RSK Response team works to the highest standards, which ensures the safety of the team and on-site staff. All the team members wear face-fitted masks, Tyvek suits, gloves and safety glasses. The coronavirus protective spray is applied using battery-powered backpacks that spray a fine mist over all surfaces, including electrical equipment. This application method enables a large surface area to be covered. It also ensures that every touchpoint and surface is treated and made safe. All the team members hold CSCS cards and are trained and experienced professionals.

Long-term protection
After completing our decontamination, we produced a site record via our unique app that automatically sent the report to the client. The report outlined the protected areas, the volume of products used, and the time spent on-site and provided photographic evidence for each decontaminated area. A completion certificate was also issued to Wasps RFC to display in each room to reassure players and staff that their safety was a primary concern throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.