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3 tips for workplace hygiene

As a large portion of the UK workforce returns to the office, it's essential to make sure that you have the right hygiene measures in place to make sure that your staff members feel safe to return to work. In this blog, we'll be providing you will 3 tips for workplace hygiene.

Encourage staff to wash hands - One of the most important steps to take to ensure that your office space is as safe and as hygienic as possible is to encourage your employees to regularly wash their hands for 20 seconds at a time. Hands are known to easily pick up droplets that might contain the virus which can then enter your system through your nose and mouth or be passed from person to person. It's essential for all staff members to wash their hands after sneezing, blowing their nose, coughing, using the restroom, after contact with pets and before preparing and eating food.

It's also a good idea to place hand sanitizing dispensers in prominent places throughout your workplace and refill them regularly to provide your staff with a quick and convenient way of sanitising their hands between washes. Display posters throughout your workplace to remind your staff of the importance of washing their hands.

Disinfect and sanitise surfaces - Get in touch with your office cleaning team to make sure that they have the ability to provide you with an enhanced deep cleaning service. This type of cleaning service is far more thorough than a regular deep cleaning service and is known to prevent the spread of influenza, coronavirus, norovirus and more. Virucidal disinfectants are best used to clean and wipe down surfaces that are touched frequently by employees and for surfaces that are more likely to hold onto pathogens. It's also essential for you to sanitise all of the touchpoints and surfaces in your office, such as floors, sinks, toilets, desks, equipment, handles, remotes, light switches, chairs, tables, door handles and more.

Use disposable cleaning items - Anyone responsible for cleaning your office space must use as many disposable cleaning items as possible when disinfecting surfaces, such as wipes, gloves and mop heads. After each cleaning, these items should be thrown away immediately and must not be used again for any purposes to prevent the spread of infection. It's also essential to read the instructions on each disinfection and cleaning product you use to make sure that they are effective.

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Posted by: Josh Seddon

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