Working in the 'new normal': How to protect your stakeholders

Rentokil Initial Philippines

Posted at Jul 03 2020 12:51 PM

Adjustments are a central aspect when entering any new phase. With different strategies in play to overcome the health crisis facing humanity today, perhaps adapting to new sets of habits and routines every now and then is a commendable move. In the business world where several people are involved and branches extend to more industries, this is all the more critical.

As most cities across the country ease into life in the 'new normal,' business owners must remain vigilant. Though offices are resuming operations, the risk of infection is still present. This is why business owners must continue to protect their clients and people, and prevent new cases from arising, while the search for a vaccine and cure is still underway.

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.

As many have learned over the past few months, proper disinfection of surfaces and spaces prevent infection and cross-contamination. Reduce the risk by employing simple, yet effective approaches to mitigate the disease.

Here are a few tips to make it safer for your people, customers and other stakeholders.​

1. EMPLOY TEMPERATURE CHECKS, HAND SANITIZERS, AND DISINFECTION MATS AT ALL ENTRANCES​

Temperature checks and hand sanitizers at entrances have become mandatory, and it should be maintained. These are effective in killing viruses and bacteria. You can add another layer of defense by utilizing disinfection mats.

According to reports, the virus can cling to the soles of one's shoe. Prevent the virus from spreading within the building by having all guests and personnel 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.

2. PROVIDE HAND SANITIZERS THROUGHOUT THE OFFICE BUILDING

Aside from providing hand sanitizers by entrances, place a few throughout the office, most especially in areas where many people convene. No contact alcohol dispensers like that provided by Initial can further prevent the spread of viruses and harmful bacteria. Hand sanitizers provide total protection by killing 99.9% of germs. It also helps promote better hygiene for all.

3. WIPE DOWN HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES REGULARLY WITH DISINFECTANT

Viruses and bacteria can stay on different surfaces for hours, and even days. Effectively sanitize high-touch surfaces such as elevator buttons, door handles, counter tops, shelves, 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.

4. INCREASE CONFIDENCE WITH CLEAN BATHROOMS​

The comfort rooms, 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 toilet and urinal bowls clean and hygienic. These significantly help reduce the risk of contamination.

5. SCHEDULE REGULAR DISINFECTION OF ALL SPACES

Bacteria, germs, and viruses are invisible to the naked eye. Regular, superficial cleaning is not enough. For the thorough disinfection of spaces and even vehicles, entrust the task to the professionals like Rentokil Initial. As people are more cautious about going out of their homes, provide them a sense of security by ensuring the regular sanitation of spaces.

In addition, Rentokil Initial offers an extensive range of 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.

Among the most relevant services now is the Precautionary Disinfection Service, which is highly recommended for business owners to help maintain a high level of hygiene in the 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 crisis, the health and safety of all stakeholders are a priority, so offer a sense 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.

6. GET 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 comes to pest management. Rentokil offers a holistic approach, utilizing proactive control methods, and can customize pest control treatment program to suit your needs.

Rentokil Initial is able to help all clients with its range of powerful and viable solutions, with more than 100 years in the pest control and hygiene industry globally and more than 50 years in the Philippines.

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

For your needs and concerns, or to learn more about their services and products, visit www.initial.com.ph and www.rentokil.com.ph, or call (02) 8333-5842. You may also forward your inquiries to [email protected]

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