A clean workplace is a happy workplace
When it comes to creating a work environment that is not just an office, but an inviting and productive place to be, there are a number of things to consider.
First and foremost, take a look at the cleanliness of your office or work place. Be it one room in your home, or a large organisation such a school or hospital, effective cleaning and hygiene practices where you work and spend a large percentage of your time are essential.
Workplace hygiene, where to start
Many businesses employ professional cleaning companies to deal with the day to day cleaning necessary to keep a workplace neat and tidy. Things such as vacuuming, dusting and toilet bleaching may be carried out by these industrial cleaning services but there is a lot that you and your employees can do on a daily basis to help maintain a clean and germ-free environment.
Simple yet effective hand cleaning solutions
Good old fashioned soap and water. It's often forgotten about, but regularly washing your hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds is very effective at removing dirt and germs, including Covid-19. This easy tactic is a great start to hand hygiene but ideally you want to use a sanitising gel following washing with soap and water for longer lasting germ protection.
Sanitised hands are not just a matter of personal hygiene. Clean hands are essential in places where hygiene is of utmost importance, such as in hospitals and care homes. Hand gels offer a quick and easy solution to hand cleansing where classic soap and water may not be available.
Use them when handling food, be it raw food or cooked to help adhere to food hygiene guidelines. Or between patients in a medical environment.
So are all hand sanitising gels the same?
The short answer is, no. Not all hand sanitising gels are the same. Better gels will have a higher alcohol content. It's worth checking the ingredients and looking for a cleanser with an alcohol content of at least 70%.
Make a good impression
Providing hand sanitising equipment in receptions waiting areas will help to ensure that your employees and visitors have acccess to hygiene gel on the way in and way out of your premises. This will help prevent the transmission of germs and help to ensure that health and safety and welfare guidelines are followed. And nobody likes a sticky handshake. You might even like to consider providing your guests with a little gift in the shape of a mini hand gel bottle, great for popping into a bag or pocket for hygiene on the move.
Sanitising stations and wall mounts help you to provide a more permanent solution. They also help protect your gels and liquids from growing legs! Keeping hygiene gels in holders on a desk, on a wall or as part of a fancy hygiene station will also help you keep your workplace clean and tidy. A regularly cleaned and tidy workplace will increase productivity of staff who will feel more happy and content.
Now that your hands are fully sanitised, you may also like to take a look at our range of cleaning supplies and floor cleaning machines.