A Healthy Workforce Is A Happier WorkforcePosted on: October 1st 2020 • Posted in: General News
COVID-19 has upended working life, changing how and where people do their jobs. Twitter and Facebook have both announced they are giving employees the opportunity to work from home permanently. But not all companies are able to do so. Minimising virus transmission at work is top of many organisations’ agendas and that’s where Techclean can help.
Workplace health has always been a significant public health issue. Each year more than a million working people in the UK experience a work-related illness. According to NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) this leads to around 27 million lost working days, costing the economy an estimated £13.4 billion.
Millions of us spend our days slaving over a keyboard. But lurking between the keys, hidden on the mouse and nestled in your phone lies more than 10 million bacteria – 400 times more than on the average toilet seat.
A study by Which? showed one in five workers fail to clean their workspace before eating, while two in three eat lunch at their desk. Twenty per cent of people never clean their computer mouse, while around 80 per cent of common infections are transmitted by touch.
Unhygienic working conditions have been a key contributor to working days lost each year in the UK to illnesses including colds and flu. Better workspace cleaning and hygiene measures could result in significantly fewer sick days by up to 55%, according to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).
A healthy workforce is a happier workforce and reducing absenteeism is a great way to boost productivity. Keeping your workspace clean has never been more crucial and according to the government, a critical part of making and keeping your business ‘COVID-secure’.
General office cleaners are often instructed nit to touch desktop technology equipment swishing a duster over them at best.
As specialists in providing hygienically clean workspaces, Techclean can help eliminate a major source of workplace sickness. Call us today to get a quote and find out more about how your local Techclean specialist can help (save) you and your team.