Office sickness….in 2016 a survey estimated around 137.3 million days were lost in the UK alone in one year. This is an average of 4.3 days per employee and in companies with over 500 employees the rate increases!
Harmful bacteria within an office is a major reason behind why so many days are lost each year to sickness. A structured cleaning programme can go along way in reducing the levels in harmful bacteria but new market innovations can help reduce such bacteria levels even further.
One of the key “touch points” around an office are door handles or push plates as these receive constant hand contact. Washroom doors are of particular focus for harbouring bacteria and some people will often try and avoid touching such handles if they can. This lingering bacteria can lead to the dreaded vomiting bug which is easily transferred from person to person.
A tried and tested solution that we support are “hygienic handles” developed by Purehold. This innovative company have developed a range of handles and push plates that use silver ion technology to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria. These handles are providing a real barrier to harmful bacteria in entering the office and can help to significantly reduce the amount of sickness days lost in a year.
This has been a revelation in the healthcare market and Prime Clean are looking to introduce it in a number of central London buildings.
In order for this product to succeed there will need to be a reduction in the number of sickness days within an office over a given period of time. Prime Clean will be working closely with our clients to measure key data in order to prove this products success. We believe in this innovative product and know it has a place within the professional services market in London.