We so often attribute good health to nutrition-packed meals and regular exercise. But even the healthiest people can be struck down by the flu, the common cold or something far worse.
How do bad illnesses happen to good people? Mainly because germs are everywhere, and they can break through even the toughest defences.
The problem will only intensify if you’re an office worker. The average workplace is teeming with millions of invisible germs. They crawl over door handles and lurk on every key on your keyboard.
If germs were teenagers, they wouldn’t be the kind that hang around street corners scowling at old biddies. They’d be more like the droogs in Clockwork Orange, attacking anyone, from an old homeless gent to a housebound woman.
While the spread of germs might be pitiless, stopping their proliferation in your office doesn’t have to be a struggle.
Follow a few of these tips and you’ll be able to cut germs in your office – WITHOUT compromising your healthy lifestyle.
We’ve all been forced to use a poorly washroom before. Browning sinks, lime scale around the plughole, a pungent scent from the toilet, a hand dryer that wheezes at your hands like an asthmatic grandfather – these are the hallmarks of a poor washroom, and they’ll likely make you ill.
If you’re office is guilty of harbouring a dreadful toilet and sink, then you’ll be more likely to spread germs to other employees, increasing the likelihood of sick employees.
This is especially true during winter, when the spread of germs becomes far more likely.
To stop your workplace suffering from a germ overload, invest in a washroom services company that’ll maintain a completely hygienic toilet and sink. Germs won’t spread and you’ll have the most up to date equipment.
Getting gelly with it
Hospitals might get a bad name, but they’re still one of the most clinically hygienic establishments in the country. And their latest investment in tech could halt germs completely. It’s the Pure Hold Hygiene Handle, and it’s a revolution in cleanliness.
Essentially it’s a handle covered in antibacterial gel, cleaning your hands every time you open a door. Install them in your office and you’ll be super-hygienic.
Notify your employees
Some people, without being mean about it, stink. They don’t wash, they sweat like a conman in a courtroom and they wash their hands infrequently enough to have an entire colony of germs living on their body.