Coping with the 'new normal': How to protect your employees and people

New Normal

One thing certain, adjusting to change can be challenging at the start. Be it planned or unplanned, sudden or gradual, change is inevitable and very much part of our existence. Over the past few months, we’ve experienced an unprecedented shift in our way of life due to COVID-19

As most cities across the country ease into life within the 'new normal,' business owners must remain vigilant. In spite of the fact that workplaces are continuing operations, the chance of infection remains present. This is why business owners must continue to secure protection of their clients and people to prevent new cases from arising, while they are still looking for a vaccine and cure.

Although social distancing and proper handwashing are still highly encouraged, entrepreneurs, restaurant owners, and building administrators must also ensure the strict, thorough, and regular disinfection of their offices and buildings to help flatten the curve indefinitely.

Pre-pandemic, who would’ve realized that hand washing could become something so vital! Now, even a trip to weekly grocery shopping is an adventure of its own! Before we know it, though uncertain we’ve let go of our old ways and now settling into the new normal. 

Even with most areas in the country shifted to GCQ and many can now leave their homes and go back to work, there are restrictions as we face fundamental shifts to our way of life. So, what does the “New Normal” look like? 

Here are a few tips to protect the people you care about. 

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  1. UTILIZE TEMPERATURE CHECKS  AND SANITIZING PROTOCOLS AT ALL ENTRANCES

Temperature checks and hand sanitizers at entrances have gotten compulsory, and it ought to be kept that way. These are effective in killing viruses and bacteria. You can include another layer of safeguard by using disinfection mats.

Concurring to reports, the virus can cling to the soles of one's shoe. Anticipate the infection from spreading inside the building by having all visitors and employees sanitize their shoes using the Initial Disinfection mat. It minimizes microbial load brought into the premises and the distribution of pathogens by movement of personnel throughout the building. 

  1. PROVIDE HAND SANITIZERS THROUGHOUT THE OFFICE BUILDING

Provide hand sanitizers throughout your office, most especially in areas where many people gather. Automatic alcohol dispensers can further help in infection control. Hand sanitizers provide total protection by killing 99.9% of germs. It also helps promote better hygiene for all.

  1. SANITIZE HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES REGULARLY 

Viruses can stay on different surfaces for hours, and even days. Effectively sanitize high-touch areas and equipment such as keyboards, door handles, counter tops, laptops, telephones and the like using Initial's Multi Surface Sanitizer. Its improved formulation effectively kills a wide range of harmful germs and provides defense against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. 

  1. ELEVATE HYGIENE STANDARD WITH CLEAN BATHROOMS

The washrooms, where most bacteria and viruses can harbor, must also be regularly disinfected. Provide your employees and customers a secure and comfortable experience by maintaining a clean bathroom. Consider installing soap dispensers, hand dryers, hand sanitizers, toilet seat cleaners and automatic sanitizers that keep your washroom clean and hygienic to  reduce the risk of contamination.

  1. SCHEDULE REGULAR DISINFECTION OF ALL SPACES

Bacteria, germs, and viruses are undetectable to the exposed eye. Normal, superficial cleaning isn't sufficient. For the thorough disinfection of spaces and even vehicles, entrust the task to the professionals. As people are more cautious about going out of their homes, give them a sense of security by guaranteeing the normal sanitation of spaces.

In expansion to the previously mentioned, Rentokil Initial offers an extensive range of expert services to deal with bacteria and viruses in a safe and legally compliant manner. It aggressively goes after germs, while still being safe for staff and customers.

For the prevention we highly recommend the Precautionary Disinfection Service, to help business owners maintain a high level of hygiene in their workplace. Another is the Vehicle Disinfection Service, which offers an additional layer of protection against harmful pathogens, assuring the safety of both clients and frontliners to and from the premises. 

In this time of pandemic, the health and safety of all our customers and employees are a priority, giving them a way of security and confidence with the Specialist Disinfection Service. This service immediately addresses suspected or confirmed cases of disease-causing bacteria and viruses with more aggressive disinfection measures and precautions.  

  1. PROTECTION FOR ALL TYPES OF DISEASE

While preventive measures against this global crisis are top priority, you must not forget to address as well other concerns such as pest control. Pests such as cockroaches, mice, and the like carry and spread disease.

Seek professional help when it involves pest management. Rentokil offers a holistic approach, utilizing proactive control methods, and might customize pest control treatment programs to fit your needs.

Never before has the country faced a public health crisis as serious as this one. Remain vigilant and invest in preventive measures to protect your people and stop the spread of disease. 

Rentokil Initial wants to help you protect those you care about. Book Your Appointment Today! Call (02)8333 5868 or forward your inquiries to enquiry-ph@rentokil-initial.com.


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