Tips to Improve Hand Hygiene in the Workplace
Despite a huge shift to remote working, maintaining hand hygiene in the workplace remains a massive priority for any business open following the pandemic.
Throughout the day, hands touching contaminated surfaces can transmit germs across surfaces and directly to colleagues, making infection control a huge challenge. Based on guidance issued by the WHO, we’ve put together a quick guide to hand hygiene to assist you in the workplace.
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1) ENSURE GOOD HAND HYGIENE PRACTICE
Present a good example - ensure all staff know how to correctly wash their hands and make maintaining good hand hygiene a common office goal.
2) INVEST IN QUALITY WASHROOM PRODUCTS
Consider installing automatic, touch-free soap dispensers, hand towels and soaps that moisturise and protect skin to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.
3) PROVIDE HAND SANITISER
Install hand sanitisers or sanitiser stands at every entrance, exit and by frequently used areas, e.g. coffee machines or printers. Or, empower your staff to create a hygienic environment and give them an individual sanitiser bottle for their desk.
4) REGULARLY CLEAN TOUCHPOINTS
Implement a regular touchpoint sanitisation regime across your workplace, making sure you use fully accredited antibacterial sprays or wipes to minimise touchpoint contamination.
5) SET A POLICY
Having a hand hygiene policy in your handbook is a great place to start. For certain industries, e.g. food manufacture, this should be as standard, but if not, there's no harm in creating one.
6) ACTIVELY EDUCATE YOUR WORKFORCE
Make information available to your workforce. Install clear signage in kitchen areas, bathrooms and office areas to make good hand hygiene a top priority for all staff.
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