Types of Hygiene Protection in the Workplace & Solutions

The world is slowly and steadily moving towards the path of normalcy. A lot of new things have already been introduced so that the organisations can come to terms with the "new" normal. However, there will certain extra protective measures that these organisations will have to take care of, even more so, if they are planning to reopen their businesses. And which is why, these organisations must ensure enhanced security and protection for their employees at the office premises. In such a critical time of pandemic crisis, organisations must ensure to give high importance to the overall safety of their employees. 

The organisations must work towards developing a strong and reliable COVID-19 plan, ensuring complete prevention of the deadly virus. At the same time, performance indicators should be used for evaluating the effectiveness of new measures imposed. Without adequate planning, the possibilities of the resurgence of the virus are likely to remain on the higher side. 

DIFFERENT PROTECTION LEVELS AT WORKPLACES 

When it comes to office premises, protection will be required in certain different places. To achieve and maintain hygiene in office premises, organisations will particularly have to frame new policies in this regard. The different types of protection required at the workplaces include the following major areas:

  • USER PROTECTION 
  • SURFACE PROTECTION 
  • AIR PROTECTION

User Protection 

The most essential and crucial part of organisations is to ensure the protection of their users first. User protection can be ensured by making sure that hand-washing takes place at regular intervals. The sanitisation of hands ensures that they remain clean, and also it helps kills any harmful germs and viruses. Frequent hand-washing can help prevent the spread of viruses any further. Users also need to be aware of the various bacteria hotspots where the chances of cross-contamination are on the high side. 

The‌ ‌most‌ ‌crucial‌ ‌part‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌body‌ ‌that‌ ‌is‌ generally ‌exposed‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌variety‌ ‌of‌ ‌germs‌ ‌and‌ ‌bacteria‌ ‌are the hands.‌ Businesses‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌add‌ ‌new‌ ‌policies‌ ‌and‌ ‌measures‌ ‌in‌ ‌this‌ ‌area‌ ‌so‌ ‌that‌ ‌user‌ ‌protection‌ ‌is‌ given‌ ‌the‌ ‌utmost‌ ‌priority.‌ ‌It‌ ‌should‌ also ‌be‌ ‌mandatory‌ ‌for‌ ‌employees‌ ‌to‌ ‌wear‌ ‌masks‌ ‌at‌ ‌all‌ ‌times‌ in ‌the‌ ‌workplace.‌ ‌Below ‌are‌ some ‌actions‌ ‌that‌ ‌organisations‌ ‌must ‌implement‌ ‌in‌ ‌their‌ ‌businesses‌:‌ 

  • The deployment of hand sanitisation machines at different parts of the office premises 
  • Organising meetings to highlight the importance of hand hygiene

Initial Hygiene India, the leading global hygiene service provider, has designed new and improved ways to ensure user protection. 

Surface Protection 

Another critical area that requires thorough protection is the surface. The various surfaces could include anything from the workplace desks, kitchen slabs, restroom slabs to meeting room tables, and more. Regular cleaning and sanitisation of these areas now need to be done more frequently and with extra care, too. organisations can hire cleaning services to ensure top-notch cleaning and protection of the surfaces.

COVID-19 has compelled organisations to maintain hygiene to the next level. Therefore, regular and thorough daily cleaning of surfaces shall be done more frequently. Some other common types of surface areas include: 

  • Light Switches
  • Railings of Staircase 
  • Keypads 
  • Taps & Toilets 

Initial Hygiene India provides you with some of the best solutions to meet your office surface protection requirements. Surface protection is a must these days since the chances of contracting the virus are on the higher side through various surfaces. Initial Hygiene India has a wide range of products that are sure to meet all your surface protection needs. 

  • DOOR HANDLE COVER 

Initial Hygiene India offers you a sleek door handle cover that has a layer of silver-ion technology over it, aiming at kills deadly viruses and bacteria that can get settled on the door handles. The company has a dedicated team that ensures to look after the installation for the same. 

  • PUSH PLATE 

Another way to ensure surface protection is through the installation of a push plate. Easy to install, the push plate comes equipped with advanced silver-ions technology. The primary feature of silver-ions technology is to ensure that there are no bacteria on the surface, thereby reducing the chances of cross-contamination.

  • ANTIMICROBIAL FILM 

Initial Hygiene India also protects you against bacteria through its innovative antimicrobial film. The film serves as a protective shield against deadly viruses and can easily be applied to your keypads, handles, etc. What's more, it has a simple installation process. 

Air Protection 

The way user protection and surface protection are essential; similarly, air protection is vital, too. Initial Hygiene India provides you with an innovative way to purify air through its advanced InspireAir 72. It supports the HEPA filter technology, which is considered to be an extremely effective way to remove harmful viruses and bacteria. 

The InspireAir 72 has several features that ensure air protection, thereby leading to a safer and healthier environment. 

  • It is highly safe, and it meets the regulatory standards.
  • The HEPA filter technology ensures the elimination of pollutants.
  • Equipped with a layer of sanitization, it provides enhanced air quality. 
  • Our trained staff ensures to help you with easy installation and the provision of hassle-free services.

With more than 100 years of experience in hygiene services globally, Initial Hygiene India proves to be one of the most trusted names in its respective segment. Its wide range of eco-friendly hygiene services is completely safe and has long-lasting benefits, too. The company ensures compliance with the Global Safety, Health, and Environment Standards. 

THE ROLE OF ORGANISATIONS IN COMBATING COVID-19

As organisations get ready to welcome their employees back, they are ought to do it with extreme safety and precautions. Unfortunately, the workplaces might still be a new source of COVID-19 transmission. Looking at the rising number of coronavirus positive cases, the organisation must emphasize on introducing a plan that helps combat the virus. Most countries that entered the reopening phase have already started witnessing a sharp rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases. 

Countries such as Italy, Germany, and Beijing have been observing a sudden surge in infections among their employees. Hence, organisations need to bring in different protocols, measures, and procedures that can ensure strict safety measures. 

"Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build one with your employees first." - Angela Ahrendts (Senior Vice President, Apple)

A recent model of "Return to Workplace Solutions" has been designed by Infosys, focusing on the safety of employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The return to workplace model by Infosys covers major aspects that encompass the following:

  • Temperature Screening 
  • Compulsion on wearing a mask 
  • Use of Analytics 

The company makes use of AI technology and other analytics algorithms that help provide alerts in case if someone is detected without wearing a mask. Infosys claims that having a secured system in place will enable in reassuring employees that organisations are safe to return to. 

organisations should work towards the implementation of major changes in their business policies and measures. For a safer and productive surrounding, few changes that can be brought in have been discussed as below: 

  1. Promote Hygiene - What employers must prioritize foremost is the encouragement and implementation of hygienic measures at the workplace. Employees need to be made aware of regular hand-washing practices and the exigency of wearing masks at all times. 
  2. Enhanced Surface Designs - The workplace surfaces will be required to have a touch of redesigning as well. Surfaces and furnishings will be the need of the hour since it is comparatively easier to sanitise. 

THE BOTTOM LINE:

To ensure the protection of the economy and public health, people must maintain as much social distancing from others as possible. A lot of changes will take place on the workplace front during this COVID-19 pandemic. Once employees observe the amount of hard work and dedication their organisations are putting in to make their safety the topmost priority, employees are sure to feel more confident and positive about returning to work. 

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