The clocks have gone back and weather forecasters are predicting the coldest UK winter in 10 years, we have already seen temperatures plummet this week and at this time of year we are always warned about the dangers of flu.
In 2017, GP’s saw a major rise in patients suffering from flu-like symptoms and not only is this unpleasant for the patient, but there is also an impact on businesses too. One study estimated that the cost to the UK economy in lost working days due to illness during flu season is £1.35bn annually!
Bacteria can travel easily, one person who does not wash their hands can transfer some viruses to up to 7 surfaces and 14 people and pathogens can lives on surfaces for weeks, sometimes even months so the old saying, ‘prevention is better than cure’ has never been truer.
Cleaning Operatives are key to breaking the chain of infection, by ensuring surfaces are regularly and hygienically cleaned using colour coded cleaning tools and equipment for specific areas and tasks.
There is no legislative requirement for cleaning companies to operate a colour coded system but here at USS that is exactly what we do. All of our cleaning operatives undertake a Infection Control course ensuring they fully understand the colour coded way of working.
Would you want the same mop being using in a food prep area as in the restrooms, we think not so if you would like to find out more about our full range of cleaning services or are thinking of changing your current cleaning supplier, please do not hesitate to get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to help.