In today’s workplace, office employees touch many surfaces in the office every day, making it essential to practise proper hand hygiene in the office. Office staff should wash their hands frequently and correctly throughout the day, but especially:
- after blowing their nose, coughing or sneezing
- before and after preparing food and eating
- after using the toilet or touching rubbish
- Ensure that you provide your employees with a clean, well-stocked hand-washing facility and plenty of hand sanitiser.
You can promote proper hand hygiene in your office in several ways, including posting signs near the sinks, bathrooms and other high-traffic areas throughout the facility.