Extend your hospitality to the little details.
Every day workers are potentially exposed to contaminants and conditions that can be harmful to their skin, for example detergents, liquids, chemicals, mechanical oils, greases, resins, paints, sealants and even hot and cold conditions. Occupational skin disorders, including work-related eczema, which commonly go unreported, account for 11.2% of all occupational diseases.
Hygiene, and hand hygiene in particular, is vital in the manufacturing sector to ensure public health is protected as well as ensuring product quality. As well as occupational skin disorders, poor hygiene can cause higher levels of absenteeism and shift disruption, increased presenteeism with sick employees attending work and spreading illnesses and damage to reputation and at worst a risk of legal action.
With approximately 80% of common infections being transmitted by touch, it is essential for manufacturing businesses to have good hand hygiene practices.
The standards of washrooms within manufacturing sites often vary between the office and manufacturing facilities. The office washrooms need to safeguard the business image, while the washrooms in the manufacturing facility should be clean and provide the right provisions for employees using them in this area.
A survey by Initial Hygiene reveals that 73% Malaysian workers dislike messy washroom and 3 in 5 claim washroom hygiene affect their productivity. This makes washroom cleanliness and hygiene need to be tip-top to be welcoming for visitors and staff.
Encourage good hand hygiene habits to keep your employees' hands clean and hygienic with a simple 3-step process.
The reception is an important reflection of your company as it is often the first point of contact for customers and suppliers. Ensure they are well maintained to welcome your visitors into a clean and hygienic environment. High-touch surfaces such as reception counters and door handles harbour bacteria which can cause skin infections, food poisoning and respiratory diseases.
Communal areas where employees gather are great spaces to build hygiene awareness and to promote a cleaner, safer workplace.
Germs can remain on surfaces such as production lines for up to 48 hours and can increase the risk of cross-contamination from surface to hands.
Take care to reduce the risk of cross contamination by having a thorough cleaning regime as well as providing hand wash stations where necessary.
A recent study by Initial found that 49% of office workers sometimes or always eat at their desks. The potential for cross-contamination is high as germs from the washroom are spread by contaminated hands and transferred to desks, office equipment and food.
Hygiene is more than surface-clean. Clean the dirt you can see but also consider what is invisible to the naked eye - germs can be easily transferred from the bathroom to the rest of the hotel suite, putting the health of guests at risk.
The importance of a good washroom experience should never be underestimated. A good washroom experience could influence a hotel guest's overall attitude towards your brand for the better, enhancing their perception of the business, quality of service and standard of hygiene it offers guests.
Cross-contamination and spread of bacteria in kitchens can occur easily if proper hygiene practices are not put in place.