How You Can Help Prevent the Spread of Disease and Viruses
In News by Sanokil Services / January 28, 2020
There have been a lot of headlines in the news lately about the Caronavirus outbreak in China and the rapid increase of cases in cities around the world – including Australia. With this, there has been an increased emphasis on the importance of good hygiene in preventing the spread of viruses and diseases. Although it may be too early to tell if the Caronavirus outbreak will become a pandemic, it is a perfect time to explore what you can do to prevent the spread of illness within your business.
Disease and illness are often caused by bacteria or viruses entering the body. This can happen through breathing in airborne germs, touching or eating contaminated objects/food, skin-to-skin contact and contact with body fluids. After this, the microbes multiply and cause symptoms. Unfortunately, a person can be unknowingly spreading the infection around as people are often contagious before they have symptoms.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 states that workplaces must provide adequate infection control procedures with the right equipment and training.
Below we will explore the things you can implement and how Sanokil can help:
Hand Washing & Soap Dispensers:
One of the main areas where hygiene is important is in the washroom. It is important to provide bathroom users with quality facilities that allow them to protect themselves from infection and also stop them from spreading illness. One of the most important facilities is a soap and water. Our soap dispensers provide highly effective liquids that kill germs and our services mean that you do not have to worry about making sure that the soap dispensers remain full and functional.
Hand Dryers & Paper Towel:
Another important element of hygiene is hand drying. It is a known fact that wet or moist hands pick up more germs and bacteria from surfaces than dry hands. One of the best ways to completely dry hands with little the risk of contamination is paper towels. It is important to make sure that the towels are always in stock. We offer free towel dispensers when you purchase your paper products from us and can even send you reminders when you should order more supplies.
Other Washroom Items:
Another product that we have that can help prevent the spread of disease in your washrooms is toilet seat cleaners. This allows the bathroom users to disinfect the toilet seat before using it, killing 99.9% if germs on the seats surface.
Outside Of The Washroom:
It is important to have a culture of good hygiene as well. Hand hygiene is important throughout the workplace, especially in the kitchen. Our hand sanitisers are a great way to motivate staff to disinfect their hands throughout the day. They are often installed in high use hallways and in break rooms. You may even put up posters reminding staff to wash their hands, cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze and to take the time off work if they are unwell.
Making sure that your workplace offers the tools needed for people to protect themselves from the spread of diseases is an important responsibility. Sanokil can help by providing the facilities needed and making sure that the products remain functional and stocked.
If you have any questions about our services or want a quote on our products, give us a call on 1800 992 135. Alternatively, use our contact form. We are always happy to help.