Top tips for a successful handwashing culture
On Saturday 5th May, the WHO (World Health Organization) is calling on health facilities to prevent health care-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) action. Good handwashing practice not only plays a key role in the prevention of sepsis in healthcare, but can also help fight the spread of antibiotic resistance. It is an easy, affordable and effective way to achieve continued health, wellbeing and productivity – in our homes, schools, work places and of course in our hospitals and health facilities. Put simply, good hand hygiene benefits everybody, everywhere.
After a long winter full of germs, coughs, and colds, a new season is finally upon us so what better time to start your office spring clean? There are two clear business benefits to spring cleaning: Research suggests there is a positive correlation between productivity and a clean and tidy work space; and secondly, fewer days are lost to sickness, due to the reduced risk of disease when working in a hygienically clean work environment. So for a healthy and efficient workforce this season, check out our top tips to tackle the most common germ hot-spots.
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Health and safety awareness is important in any business, but especially so in the cleaning and janitorial sector. Health and safety law applies to all businesses, no matter how small.
Many do not realise that if they do not pay due attention to safety in the course of their work or cause injury or infection to someone else, they are personally responsible and may face prosecution. Similarly, organisations that fail to take adequate steps to ensure their own employees observe all relevant procedures can also be liable to prosecution.