The advent of winter means the advent of flu season. As we spend more and more time huddled about inside opportunistic microbes begin jumping from person to person and soon one person’s flu becomes the office flu. When flu overtakes a workforce, it’s more than a simple inconvenience. Productivity suffers as well. Here are steps you can take to help prevent the flu from overwhelming your office.
- Insist Sick Employees Go Home – The best way to ensure the flu spreads like wildfire is to allow sick employees to stay on the job. The best way to prevent that happening is to insist anyone who isn’t feeling well recover at home. When the sick person leaves the office the germs leave with them.
- Disinfect – If there are sick people in the office or you have just sent one or two home, make sure to disinfect. This can be easily done by sending one person around the office with disinfectant. Their job is to wipe down doorknobs, copier buttons, the handle of the fridge in the lunch room and other items that are typically touched by most members of the staff.
- Post Reminders – If the flu has invaded your place of work, make sure to post reminders in the toilets for staff to thoroughly wash their hands. There should also be a reminder in the lunch or break room. The flu bug is often passed by hand to hand contact. So, if everyone keeps their hands nice and clean it will help prevent the flu from spreading.
- Hire a Professional Cleaning Company – One of the best ways to prevent the spread of the flu is to keep your office clean and hygienic. No one will do a better job of this than a professional cleaning company like North Kent Cleaning Services. We’ll clean areas others will overlook and help minimise the risk of a single sick staff member starting an office epidemic.
The value of keeping your office clean cannot be overstated. This is especially true during the winter months when everyone is inside most of the time. Contact North Kent Cleaning Services today and let us help ensure your office if flu-proofed this winter.