desk hygiene from dettol

A few days ago an article by The Daily Mail was brought to my attention. The article looked into the subject of desk hygiene and the workplace habits of office workers. With the help of a Dettol infographic some quite surprising stats were banded about. Here is a small summary of the points covered…

  •  Unhygienic working conditions are a ‘key contributor’ to millions of working days lost to sickness each year
  • More than 10 million bacteria lurk on the average office desk with 7,500 organisms hidden in your keyboard
  • 2/3 office workers work at their desk
  • 1/5 office workers don’t clean their desk before eating

Read the full article here or find out how The Hygiene Company can create a more hygienic working environment by getting in touch with our very nice sales team here.

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As we all know winter is a time of coughs and sneezes which can spread around the workplace quite quickly. Having your workplace hygiene ready for winter ensures your workplace is running like clockwork with as little absenteeism as possible. Here are a few pointers to get hygiene ready…

FLU

It is estimated the flu virus costs the UK economy one billion pounds in time off sick and doctors appointments so it can be a big issue in an office or place of work. The best way to combat the effects of flu is with the flu vaccination. Encouraging your workforce to get vaccinated is the most effective way to reduce time off from illness and increase staff wellbeing. The NHS offer the vaccination for free and regularly put on flu clinics at local health centres.

The old saying ‘Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases’  is very apparent when dealing with the flu virus. The virus spreads rapidly via tiny droplets of liquid dispersed by coughing or sneezing. This is where workplace hygiene comes in. Washing your hands with Alcohol Gel Handwash can prevent the spread of the flu virus via hand contact and Hygiene Wipes can help prevent the spread via hand to surface contact.

Keeping your workplace bathroom clean and stocked up with the latest hygiene products will greatly increase compliance to good hygiene practices over the winter months thus reducing time off sick for your work force.

We always say “Convenience improves Compliance” and our flagship product the WIPEPOD® is really the king of convenience. Its easily accessible wipes mounted in a tough but stylish container make the WIPEPOD® really the best solution to improve workplace hygiene.

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