First impressions last!
Have you ever walked into a washroom and an awful smell is the first thing you immediately notice? The impression of a clean and hygienic washroom must be a major priority for any business or organisation that hopes to to present a professional and lasting positive image.
Clean and well-supplied washrooms are also the mainstay of employee and visitor health – both encouraging people to use the facilities you have carefully thought about supplying, and also, to help improve hand hygiene in the workplace. This is especially relevant for businesses that are office-based.
A study within a London workplace office, found that computer keyboards were a haven for bacteria. Out of 33 keyboards that were swabbed, four were regarded as a potential health hazard, and one was found to contain more bacteria than a toilet seat in the same office! One keyboard, under orders from the microbiologist monitoring the study, was found to contain such a high level of bacteria, it was removed and quarantined for heavy cleaning: it tested positive for over 150 times the recommended safe levels of bacteria.
Bacteria Spread and Health
You can see how the London office study demonstrates the opportunities for bacteria to rapidly spread from surface-to-surface. No doubt levels of bacteria on surfaces affects employee health and wellbeing. Limiting bacteria transmission in the workplace can help with fewer worker sick days, consequently increasing your business output. On average, UK workers take 9.1 days off sick each year.
Increase awareness and benefits of excellent hygiene practices in your workplace or establishment. Encourage scrupulous hand hygiene routines to prevent further germ transmission from the washroom into the workplace. Ensure computer users keep their own keyboard and computer area clean, especially if staff eat lunch at their desks.
Benefits of Washroom Services
- quality hygiene standards in a washroom
- complete service management
- positive workplace image
- a fully-stocked washroom
- a professional and valuable service to your staff and visitors
For more information on professional washroom services from Nexus Hygiene Ltd, please contact us on 01772 671500 or fill in our contact form here.