Making your return to work COVID-19 secure

In recent weeks, we have seen a few glimmers of hope that the coronavirus crisis is in retreat. From the falling infection rates to the easing of lockdown measures, it appears that the UK is dusting itself off and gearing up to reopen its doors.

Some industries, such as the construction, retail, and hospitality sectors, have been given the green light to ‘get back to work’ and people are now able to move around more freely. And although these are all very welcome developments, there are still some reservations about the loosening of rules as we step towards our ‘new normal’.

In fact, according to recent research, more than two-fifths of UK workers are anxious about the prospect of returning to the workplace, and others are fearful of causing a second spike by visiting shops and restaurants.
Businesses need to ensure that their safety measures instil confidence in the returning workforce and customers. And this is where thorough hygiene practices play a huge role.

One key learning from the pandemic is that rigorous cleaning and proper hand hygiene makes a real difference, stopping the virus in its tracks. So as lockdown continues to loosen, here is how to do your bit in the battle against bacteria.

Hand Hygiene

The importance of hand hygiene is now firmly in the forefront of peoples’ minds, having remained the first line of defence against the coronavirus since it began circulating. But as restrictions relax, it’s vital that people don’t revert to their unhygienic bad habits.

People must continue to wash hands and forearms with soap and water for at least twenty seconds. And with damp hands a thousand times more likely to spread germs, it is crucial that they are thoroughly dried too.

We firmly believe that electric hand dryers are the most hygienic and efficient way to dry hands. Not only are they touch-free and highly effective, they are also kinder to the environment, using less energy and fewer natural resources than their paper counterparts.

Eliminating airborne and surface bacteria

Maintaining a high level of air and surface cleanliness is also vital to removing the opportunity for germs to breed. Therefore, alongside a robust and regular cleaning rota, businesses should invest in a solution that automatically kills any surrounding viruses and bacteria.

We have recently added a range of Air Purifier units to our portfolio, which have been proven to kill harmful viruses and bacteria, including the Coronavirus family.

Each of our purifier models can provide 24/7 infection and odour control by sanitising the surrounding air and exposed surfaces. The range includes three units, suitable for varying environments, from the smaller washroom, to the office, medical practice, and care home setting.

To find out more about our hygiene solutions, click here