It is vital for workplaces to implement an infection control and sanitisation programme to help reduce risk to staff and visitors, as well as decrease the number of sick days taken by team members as a result.
According to the Centre for Economics and Business Research, the average number of sick days taken in 2012 was 6.8 days per employee, costing the UK Economy £6.5 Billion. For the average organisation with more than 500 employees, this equates to £620,000 a year.
Common colds and viruses can quickly spread across the workforce as microorganisms gather on hard surfaces, fabrics, door handles, keyboards etc.
In addition, Sick Building Syndrome has been recognised by the World Health Organisation since the 1980s and describes a phenomenon where workers suffer one or more common symptoms of discomfort such as headaches, poor concentration, dry throat, dry or itchy skin, sore eyes or a stuffy or runny nose. The symptoms tend to increase in severity when working in the affected building and improve or disappear once the worker spends time away from the building.
In severe cases, they can affect attitudes to work and may represent a significant cost to business in the form of reduced staff efficiency and increased absenteeism.
Solutions we offer
Such problems can be mitigated via implementing infection control and regular sanitisation programmes.
Using state of the art distribution systems teamed with safe and highly effective chemical products, here at Nemco we offer a superior level of sanitisation in a fraction of the time it takes for traditional methods to get to work, minimising disruption.
Using a three-step product protocol and on-site ATP testing, the effectiveness of the treatment can be witnessed immediately. The first two chemicals ensure that 100% of all microorganisms (including MRSA, E-Coli, Legionella, C-dif, Staphylococcus, Salmonella, and Pseudomonas) are eradicated within ten minutes. The cutting edge third step provides a residual protection that will continue to kill bugs long after the treatment process has ended. This next generation technology is NHS Estates and HACCP approved.