3 Years on from Covid: Maintaining Workplace Hygiene
How should you maintain hygiene in the workplace?
Improved Cleaning Protocols
One of the most obvious changes that have taken place in workplaces is the increased frequency and rigour of cleaning. The pandemic has forced businesses to take a more proactive approach to cleaning, and many have implemented daily cleaning routines that involve sanitising all surfaces and high-touch areas, such as door handles, elevator buttons, and light switches. These efforts have not only reduced the risk of Covid-19 transmission but have also helped to reduce the spread of other infectious diseases in the workplace.
Cleaning of Desktop Surfaces, Keyboards, and Computers
Desktop surfaces, keyboards, and computers are frequently touched by employees and are therefore more prone to contamination. To ensure the safety of employees, businesses have been encouraged to clean these items regularly using appropriate cleaning materials. A mixture of soap and water can be used to clean most surfaces, while alcohol-based cleaners can be used for electronic equipment. Additionally, some companies have invested in UV light cleaning equipment that can quickly disinfect surfaces and kill germs.
Hand hygiene has always been important, but the pandemic has highlighted just how crucial it is to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Businesses have been encouraged to provide hand sanitizer stations throughout the workplace and to promote regular handwashing. Employees are also encouraged to stay home if they are feeling unwell or have symptoms of an infectious disease. These practices have not only helped to prevent the spread of Covid-19 but have also helped to reduce the incidence of other infectious diseases in the workplace.
Maintaining Good Practices
While the pandemic has forced businesses to take a more proactive approach to workplace hygiene, it is important to maintain these practices even after the pandemic has ended. Regular cleaning routines and good hand hygiene should be part of the workplace culture, and employees should be encouraged to take responsibility for maintaining a clean and safe working environment. Investing in UV light cleaning equipment and touchless technology can also help to reduce the risk of contamination.
What Does This All Mean?
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live and work, and one of the most significant changes has been a renewed focus on workplace hygiene. While the pandemic has presented many challenges, it has also led to positive changes in the workplace. Improved cleaning protocols, cleaning of desktop surfaces, keyboards, and computers, and hand hygiene practices have all helped to reduce the risk of infectious diseases in the workplace. It is important to maintain these practices going forward, even after the pandemic has ended, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of employees and customers. By working together, businesses can create a clean and safe working environment that promotes health and productivity.
What some of our customers are saying
Since the start of the pandemic we have seen an increase in the sale of our anti-bacterial keyboards. We’re pleased to say we have received great feedback from our customers, here’s a couple of examples;
"Lee provided great service, he was able to find the right type of anti-bacterial keyboard to suit our needs"
"Since changing our dental practice keyboards from regular ones to anti-bacterial keyboards both our staff and customers are reassured by the extra level of protection we are providing"
All of our customers have seen a positive impact on work place hygiene since changing from regular keyboards to anti-bacterial keyboards.