Good Workplace Hygiene Is... about getting the right facilities.

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In Tork UK's third installment of digital content, we discuss 10 Essential Considerations for Facilities Managers when sourcing hygiene facilities for the workplace.
Which hygiene facilities do you have in your workplace? What measures are you taking to ensure good hygiene in your workplace?

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Good Workplace Hygiene Is... about getting the right facilities.

  1. 1. “Good workplace hygiene is...” http://torkuk.wordpress.com … about getting the right facilities 10 Essential Considerations for Facilities Managers
  2. 2. Hygiene and Facilities “Good workplace hygiene • Equipping a workplace washroom with hygienic and functional hand washing facilities is crucial for keeping your staff healthy. • Dirty washrooms are among the top three pet hates at work in the UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Russia.
  3. 3. “Good workplace hygiene The facilities provided in a workplace washroom play an important part in improving your workplace hygiene standards. So… which washroom facilities should you be sourcing? See our 10 Essential Considerations for Facilities Managers…
  4. 4. “Good workplace hygiene Provide efficient as well as hygienic hand washing and drying systems so that staff are happy to remain in the washrooms for as long as it takes to wash and dry their hands thoroughly. That said, always consider the productivity levels of your employees! #1 10 Essential Considerations for Facilities Managers
  5. 5. “Good workplace hygiene #2 Mild, pleasantly-perfumed soaps in an easily accessible format can help to promote hand washing. Liquid or foam soaps - preferably housed in a dispenser designed to prevent hand contact - will ensure a speedy and hygienic hand washing process.
  6. 6. “Good workplace hygiene #3 Despite the fact that textiles are an acceptable solution for hand drying at home, it must be recognised that they carry a much higher risk of cross- contamination when used in the workplace.
  7. 7. “Good workplace hygiene The new-style jet air dryers can spread contamination by a distance of at least 2 metres - which means that any contamination could be blown over any person in the washroom. Furthermore, drying with the jet air dryer results in an average bacteria increase of 42% on the finger pads. #4 Source: United Minds survey on behalf of SCA Tissue Europe. 2,500 participants around UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Russia.
  8. 8. “Good workplace hygiene #5 After using traditional warm air dryers, bacteria levels increased by an average of 194% on the finger pads and 254% on the palms. Source: United Minds survey on behalf of SCA Tissue Europe. 2,500 participants around UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Russia.
  9. 9. “Good workplace hygiene #6 Paper towels reduce bacteria levels by an average of 76% on the finger pads and 77% on the palms. Where paper disposables are provided, the quality of the towels affects the hygiene standards. For instance, hand hygiene among hospital staff improves when softer towels are available. Source:United Minds survey on behalf of SCA Tissue Europe. 2,500 participants around UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Russia.
  10. 10. “Good workplace hygiene #7 Automatic taps and toilet flush systems are increasingly replacing manual ones to prevent germs from being transferred to the fittings.
  11. 11. “Good workplace hygiene Hands-free soap dispensers are becoming more common and soap bars are rarely seen in today’s workplace washrooms. #8
  12. 12. “Good workplace hygiene #9 The presence of door handles on the outer door should be avoided in order to prevent cross-contamination. Replace traditional doors with a swing door or a partition that shields the washroom without actually closing it off.
  13. 13. “Good workplace hygiene Regular maintenance checks of the workplace washroom are essential in order to prevent soaps and hand towels from running out. #10
  14. 14. “Good workplace hygiene The washroom is an integral part of the workplace environment; always ensure that it is a hygienic, pleasant and user-friendly facility. This will increase productivity, raise staff morale and more importantly, prevent the spread of infection. To summarise….
  15. 15. Facility managers… What measures are you taking to ensure good hygiene in your workplace? Tell us here: http://torkuk.wordpress.com The full version of this Tork UK Report is available at http://www.tork.co.uk/media-bank/Publications/Tork-Report/ In next week’s instalment: “The effective sourcing of hygiene facilities” “Good workplace hygiene

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