Disaster is right. Any outbreak is. For the people involved and from the money angle too.
You could lose thousands, maybe millions, if this isn’t handled right.
So it’s handy to have a plan you KNOW is going to work. To fix it so the germs are gone and everybody is safe. And to be sure they won’t come back again, at least in the immediate future.
It’s an easy plan too. For whatever outbreak you might have. E. coli, flu, SARS, norovirus, or something more serious – even anthrax or typhoid.
With jet travel so quick from all kinds of possible trouble spots around the world, you never know what might come home on your suitcase.
Plan for the worst, hope for the best
Get your people out of there. Send home the ones who are sick if they’re not already in hospital. Notify your cleaners you have a hazardous job to be done. After that, seal off the place.
Then just call one phone number. 07776 451222.
That’ll bring a hit team of health protection professionals with all their gear – ready on your doorstep within 24 hours, anywhere in mainland UK.
First off, they’ll need to know the place is cleaned. If it isn’t, because of the health risk, they’ll have to direct your cleaning team – or bring in one of their own. Cleaning is essential before any hazards can be removed.
One number in your area – 07776 451222
Eliminate all germs
Then what the team will do is sterilise. Mist the place up with ionised hydrogen peroxide that penetrates everywhere. That destroys all germs on contact – oxidises all viruses, bacteria, mould and fungi so everything is dead.
Your place is now safe to re-enter, all germs are gone. And with no germs around, nobody can catch anything. Your outbreak is over.
Nor will it come back because the mist disperses everywhere, including deep into cracks and crevices – the unreachable places that hand cleaning cannot touch. And the air space too – around 80% of every working area. You can tell it has worked because all smells are gone.
A word of caution though. The place might be sterile, but any staff members who are still infected can upset everything if they come back early.
Likewise, the cause of your outbreak. If it’s from some integral deficiency – like damp in the walls, poor ventilation or excessive heat – this kind of quick fix will need to be done again. And again, and again, and again – until the root problem is solved.
Bear in mind too, that the sterile condition wears off.
Just like we clean our teeth every day to maintain safe personal hygiene, so regular treatment is necessary to keep germ levels low.
We all of us carry around our own personal germ cloud with us. We’re even made of bacteria anyway. Scientist now know that 90% of our bodies are colonies of benign and beneficial bacteria – only 10% of us are human .
And working closely together in the same space as we so often are, we are constantly exposed to each other’s microbiomes, as they’re called. Most often, not a health issue of any kind – but not always.
That’s how cross-infections happen. One person gets a bug – and it goes around like wildfire. Coughs, colds, and others more serious. Exactly how your outbreak spread in the first place.
… and don’t come back
Regular hygiene treatments however reduce these hazards. Not just for staff going sick, but for those with a minor ailment that sets them off colour. Not serious enough to stay home, but enough to feel like it’s the end of the world at work.
Which could make your outbreak a blessing in disguise.
Alert now to the dangers of workplace germs, your regular hygiene treatments can actually boost your bottom line. Staff feel more healthy, better motivated, more committed to get-up-and-go.
Good thinking, Number One, your disaster plan is working.
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Originally posted 2017-03-14 15:06:49.