With the ongoing and critical pandemic that is happening globally, the need to embrace optimal hygiene standard is key. Practicing good personal hygiene standards includes complying COVID-19 safety measures while heightening your hand and washroom hygiene. In this article, Initial shares how you can enhance the hygiene standards further by switching your washroom hygiene solutions to contactless.
Auto Hand Soap Dispensers and Sanitisers
We all know washing hands regularly and sanitising them diligently is an essential hygiene habit during this pandemic. Regardless facing the COVID-19, hand hygiene is critical in our normal daily lifestyle. For example, food preparation and consumption, taking care of kids or elderly, dealing with a sick patient or engaging in filthy activities requires hand hygiene. First step is to install adequate hand soap dispensers and hand sanitisers so that your users can maintain hygiene standard efficiently. However, contact surfaces of these units may habour pathogens that land onto them as they linger. There are Auto Hand Soap Dispensers and Sanitisers that require you to place your hands before the dispensing output to trigger sufficient consumables. This way, it heightens the safety aspect and keeping your hands well sanitised from bacteria and viruses.
Non-Touch Feminine Hygiene Unit
Waste bins and garbage units are most undesired because of the odour, waste contents and pathogens they harbour. This is no different from sanitary bins that women used in the cubicle. Typically, these bins comes with standard pedal function to push open the unit for disposal. However, most of the times, normal waste bin is use as an alternative. One of the common washroom complaint includes a fully filled bin that has feminine waste over-spilling and leaving them exposed. Other complaints include the need to open the lid with hands physically. These complaints are consequential hygiene risks that increases the transmission of bacteria and viruses.
Opt for the no-touch sanitary bins that equipped with a sensor that users can wave their hands at the displayed icon in order for the lid to push open automatically. This non-touch technology not only embraces optimal feminine hygiene, but the unit is also designed with integral antibacterial technology. It aids in preventing the spread of bacteria. To take on the hygiene standards to another level, onsite sanitation of the units are treated with adequate maintenance and sanitation of the units.
Digital Reporting and Online Payment Facilities
With digitalisation and Internet-0f-Things evolving in Singapore, processes, transactions and analytics have now gone digital. Besides embracing corporate social responsibility in saving the trees to produce papers, digital reporting enhances the customer experience. It helps to track their service history and progress, while minimising contact surfaces and reducing cross contamination risk. For example, customers can log on to the myInitial online reporting portal 24/7, and ability to retrieve documents and useful information including safety data sheets.
Instead of cheque issuance of cash on delivery, payment modes are also made digital to facilitate a convenient transaction process while limiting physical interaction and contact touch points. For example, customers have the option to make their online payments with a secured facility or through mobile phone. E-invoicing brings a more seamless transactional process as compared to hard copies.
Surface Sanitisation and Protection
Social distancing and limiting interactions is one way to keep ourselves safe from viruses such as COVID-19. The safety standards can be optimised further by integrating contactless hygiene solutions with surface sanitation services. For instance, request disinfection and sanitisation services to eliminate bacteria and viruses especially from commonly interacted surfaces or premises with human traffic. Hot spots include office desks, meeting rooms, reception and counter, office equipment and lifts. It involves a misting application with safe and effective disinfectant while protecting the surfaces from contamination risks.
Keeping Hands and Floor Surfaces Dry
Water and moisture can be damaging when comes to sanitation, safety and pest infestation. Wet and damp hands habour pathogens that spread 1000 times more compared to dry hands. Use proper hand drying facilities. Examples include hand dryer or paper towel dispensers to dry of excess water from your hands. It also prevents you from wiping your hands against your clothes that house bacteria and germs or flicking them thus making floor wet. Besides hands, floor should also be kept dry. This is because wet and slippery surfaces increase workplace incidents such as slips and falls. Place a mat by the sink and door entrances to absorb water spills and splash. Dry floor also permit bacteria, fungi and mold growth. These result from moisture build up, that place our health at risks from diseases and allergies.
Find out the latest floor care innovation from Initial that prevents cross contamination in high traffic premises. It eliminates bacteria and viruses by disinfecting footwear soles before entering. The Microshield Footbath Mat is able to perform optimal footwear sanitisation with a six-layer disposal and recyclable material that contains fungicide and disinfectant. Step up your floor hygiene standards while we continue to embrace the coronavirus pandemic locally and globally.
Engage Professional Washroom and Hygiene Specialist
While you can obtain some washroom accessories and facilities through online or from supermarket and retail store, protection and safety considerations can be minimal. Professional washroom solutions provider will conduct a site assessment to evaluate the environment condition, business needs, risk factors and traffic flow of the property. Through these assessments, a comprehensive and sound hygiene solution will be recommended to ensure adequate hygiene standards.
Firstly, installing sufficient and good quality hand hygiene in the washroom, pantry and common walkway for users. Secondly, cubicle harbours tonnes of germs with contamination resulting from “sneeze effect” and multiple contact surfaces filled with bacteria and germs. Cubicle hygiene includes the deployment of toilet seat clear, feminine hygiene unit and toilet and urinal sanitisers. This helps to reduce cross contamination risk. Thirdly, a wet floor not only increases slips and trips incidents, but also promotes growth of bacteria and pest attraction. Ensuring adequate commercial floor mats not only helps to trap dirt, grime and water but minimise accident risks.
Download Essential Hygiene Educational Materials
Work schedule and busy business operations can be hindrance in remembering to cultivate diligent hygiene habit. It can range from a simple act of proper handwashing, closing the lid before toilet flush or keeping hands dry after a wash. We tend to neglect the importance of hygiene. This places us at risk of contracting harmful bacteria and viruses that made us sick as a result.
Visit Initial Hygiene Library to down a series of educational posters and labels to remind your users and employees the right way to keep them safe from cross contamination. This includes the correct steps in washing your hands, disposing sanitary napkins in a hygienic manner and the use of toilet seat cleaner to sanitise contaminated toilet seat surfaces.
We spend substantial amount of time in the washroom. Thus, we expose ourselves to more risks in contact with harmful pathogens. Cultivating positive washroom habits is a good start towards our health and safety. Find out which are the four healthy toilet habits you can adopt today.
Contact Initial Singapore your washroom hygiene specialist at (65) 6347 8138 for a contactless washroom solution tailored for your business needs.