This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Are you Prepared for the Flu Season?

22 November 2011

With the ‘flu season fast approaching, Deb Limited has issued guidelines on how to adopt good hand hygiene practices, to help prevent the spread of germs in the workplace this winter:

1. Work with your washroom services suppliers to create a communications campaign to educate staff why they should keep their hands clean
2. Encourage good hand hygiene practice by providing easy-to-understand awareness materials such as posters and stickers in the washrooms, on floors, mirrors and doors
3. Demonstrate the do’s and don’ts of good hand hygiene through employee awareness days
4. Reinforce the ‘catch it, kill it, bin it’ message; cover your nose and mouth with a clean tissue when you cough or sneeze; throw away the tissue promptly and hygienically
5. Provide adequate hand washing facilities and promote the use of a hand sanitiser; apply regularly to clean, dry hands to complement routine hand washing
6. Provide ‘hand hygiene on the move’ by supplying a handy personal issue sanitiser
7. Implement a winter cleaning schedule; move to damp rather than dry dusting and consider different products for different surfaces to help eliminate and prevent the spread of germs
8. Put a strategy in place that focuses on health management rather than absence management
9. Implement an on-site flu vaccination programme for your workforce
10. If businesses provide an on-site restaurant, incorporate daily healthy food options throughout the winter months to help employees get their 5-a-day

Contact: Deborah Gobey MCIPR – PR & Corporate Communications Manager

Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page


View more articles
Article image


With more than 70% of office workers turning up at the office when they are unwell, an innovative desking system has launched to reduce the spread of germs...
Article image

Sponsored: Stop work-related skin disease - it's in your hands

The IT’S IN YOUR HANDS campaign was launched in 2006 by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), Safety Groups...


View more articles
Article image

Reactions to the spring budget

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced his spring budget today, and as expected, it was a fairly reserved affair......
Article image

Center Parcs goes cashless with Systopia

Systopia, which deals with cashless payment systems, has secured a contract with UK Short Break Operator Center Parcs to provide cashless payment systems i...
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...
Article image

ISS Group CEO resigns

Jacob Aarup-Andersen has submitted his resignation to the Board of Directors......
Article image

UK facilities lose 27 days per year to maintenance work

New research from Watco has revealed that maintenance work can have a shocking impact on the smooth running of a facility......