Hire Professional Cleaners
While keeping on top of germ control yourself is essential, it can be beneficial to hire professionals during times where viral and bacterial infections are rampant. Cleaning companies, such as AMC Brisbane, will clean your workplace top to bottom and ensure everything is done to eliminate as many germs as possible. By hiring the professionals every once and a while, you can reduce the likelihood of your co-workers falling ill and spreading even more germs.
Create Adequate Air Flow
If your workplace doesn’t have adequate airflow, the chance of germs spreading increases drastically. Try opening the windows as much as possible, especially after weekends or holidays. Opt for natural airflow where possible, limiting the use of air-conditioning. When you cannot avoid using air-conditioning, install air purifiers throughout the office or invest in an air-conditioning system that is ducted or contains a filtering system that prevents the build up of germs and dust.
Clean Regularly used Surfaces Often
In workplaces there are certain surfaces that get used more often than others. In offices, the keyboards of laptops or desktop computers, computer mouses, phones, desk surfaces, printers, copiers and door handles, can be home to lots of germs. These surfaces are best cleaned with disinfectant wipes or cleaners on a regular basis, to avoid sharing germs with your co-workers.
Remind People to Wash Their Hands
I know what you’re thinking, we are all adults, and we all know we have to wash our hands. Sadly, while adults might know this, people often forget to wash their hands. Proper hand washing is the best way to stop the spread of germs. It is a good idea to place signs up in the bathroom of your workplace to give people a friendly reminder. Placing a reminder in the centre of the door as people exit is a good idea, as it is not easily missed.
Take Sick Days if Necessary
Don’t be a hero and come into work with a severe cold or flu, if you can avoid it. No one will appreciate catching your illness or you creating a workplace wide epidemic. Cold and flus are usually most contagious in the first few days, so try to avoid going into work on those days. Keep in mind, however, that you may still be contagious for up to 10 days, so when you come back to work, be especially cautious and exercise proper hygiene practices.
While it may not be possible to avoid work, it is possible to avoid a build up of germs in the workplace. Keeping the workplace as germ-free as possible is integral to keeping everyone happy and healthy.
Does your workplace have any tips for eliminating germs?