Don’t think it can’t happen. Either out of business, or very out of pocket. Red ink everywhere, profit figures to hell and gone. The end of the world.
All too easy too. From some teensy-weensy bug one of your staff brought in. Not even sick with it either, just sitting on their clothing.
But everybody touches the front door handle. And everybody uses the coffee machine. From there to a phone keypad or computer keyboard is just a step. Suddenly it’s on every document to hit everyone’s in-tray.
Serious? It depends.
Even the tiniest germ can cost you a fortune
Flu can be inconvenient and unpleasant – but people can die from it. Most other bugs too, if the circumstances are right. And they can ALL bring you to a stop – flu, norovirus, e.coli or salmonella. It doesn’t have to be a heavyweight killer like cholera or typhoid.
Thing is, with everybody grouped together in one location, it’s easy for any germ to spread. Which means anybody can get it it, not just a solo case.
Some of them will clock off and later call in in sick. The team is running short and that’s the first of your expenses. They’re not working, but you still have to pay them. And their work is not done, do you call in a temp or let their jobs run late? Either way could cost you.
Other staffers will tough it out and crawl in determined, no matter how bad they feel. They’re working, but only at half-power. Not concentrating fully, missing details, making mistakes. Brilliant when they’re well, right now they’re a loose cannon. Costing plenty, left, right and centre.
Things start getting forgotten, have to be done again, run over budget, run over deadline. Clients start complaining, cancelling work, moving business elsewhere. The price tag is going up, expenses starting to snowball. All because some microscopic bug is making your staff unwell.
The difference between clean and safe
Shouldn’t happen, right?
You have a cleaning company, they’re supposed to make things clean, what’s gone wrong?
Yes, well as you’re starting to find out, clean does not necessarily mean safe. And the cleaning company are just doing their job. Nobody can SEE germs anyway, how are they supposed to know they’re there?
It gets worse.
Because when staff recover and race back to handle the emergency, they go down with the same bug again. Still there, see? And nasties like norovirus are well-known for bouncing back again and again.
But so are others if you don’t take steps. Spores of c.difficile for instance can survive for ages on surfaces. And they all feel the same, these work-sapping miseries – gut-wrenching tummy cramps, violent diarrhoea and vomiting armageddon.
Take steps – what can you do? This thing could shut you down any minute.
First off, put a stop to it right now.
Second, make sure it can’t happen again.
Both of which require the same action. Hit your workplace hard, so there’s no germs of any kind. No viruses, no bacteria, make the whole place sterile.
Fortunately that’s the easy part. Quick too.
Send in the cavalry
All it takes is a machine called a Hypersteriliser.
You press one button, mist the place up with ionised hydrogen peroxide, and ALL germs are oxidised to oblivion. The stuff reaches everywhere, right into remote hidey-holes – nothing survives. In around 40 minutes depending on room sizes, your workplace is safe.
Sure, some of your staff might still carry germs as they get back into things. But with a zero germ threshold, there’s less chance for them to settle and spread.
And if you repeat the exercise – mist up again, once a week, or even daily – you’ll send those germs to oblivion too, protecting your staff from future infections.
Protecting your bank balance too. A near thing, but thank goodness you’ve recovered. A few pounds well spent, getting rid of the problem – and you’ve easily saved yourself thousands.
You could save yourself thousands in the future too. Just keep on with the Hypersteriliser. A regular routine for saving your business – just like brushing your teeth.
Out of business?
Not you. You’re in for the long (and profitable) haul.
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Originally posted 2016-12-01 14:38:46.