Avoid possible contagions through effective washroom health practices
In general, a workplace can prove quite hazardous when it comes to transmitting infections – for example a cold bug can soon pass amongst several people working in proximity – so good standards of hygiene and cleanliness are important in all areas, but especially the washroom.
This area on business premises can harbour many pathogens and is rife for the spread of infection unless rigorous standards of hygiene are observed. Fortunately, improved washroom equipment and tech mean your facilities can offer a safe and efficient amenity for staff and visitors.
Your washroom says much about your business
A clean, tidy, and pleasant washroom using the latest equipment and well-stocked with consumables says a lot about your business and helps promote a favourable image.
Staff and visitors alike will be using these areas and a professional, clean facility shows your business in a positive light and reflects well on your company.
Washroom equipment to reduce sickness
The first step is to ensure your washroom is always kept scrupulously clean, so using cleaners who know how to properly clean restrooms is important. Contract cleaners should be knowledgeable and experienced in cleaning washrooms for various premises.
Hands-free equipment – the general trend in washroom equipment is to reduce the number of times people touch items to reduce the transmission of bugs and bacteria, so hands-free soap dispensers and motion-activated hand dryers are becoming popular.
Disposal bins – specialist bins such as those specifically for sanitary and medical waste and nappies mean items are disposed of hygienically and appropriately, and the collected waste is removed from the washroom and the premises properly by trained and accredited personnel.
An expert washroom hygiene company can provide suitably specific bins depending on your needs and arrange the waste disposal.
Air treatment – there are various purifiers available designed to not only remove unpleasant odours but kill airborne viruses.
Air fresheners that can be programmed and left to work for extended periods are available.
Sanitisers – these automatically add a disinfectant solution to urinals during every flush so reducing bacteria build up and leaving them clean and fresh.
Duty of care
Along with being important for general image and safety of staff and visitors, businesses and organisations are duty bound to ensure basic washroom standards are adhered to including:
- Hand drying facilities should be provided whether hot air or paper towel
- Soap dispensers or other cleaning methods should be provided
- Waste collected such as via sanitary or medical waste bins should be disposed of properly using accredited waste disposal contractors
Using your washroom services company
Much of your washroom requirements can be handled by your specialist services company; they can ensure supplies are maintained commensurate with your everyday usage, they can advise you of the latest washroom tech and fit it for you, and they may also be accredited for sanitary and other waste disposals.
In short, an efficient and knowledgeable washroom hygiene company can take care of your washroom requirements so it’s pretty much on autopilot but will deliver a clean and hygienic environment to reduce staff sickness as far as is possible.