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Tips to Prevent Germ Spread in Your Workplace

Employee absenteeism due to sickness can cost your business more than just the expense of sick leave and the productivity lost.

According to research conducted by the World Health Organization, it has been shown that healthy employees tend to be better at decision-making and time utilization, and have better employee morale. This, in turn, can attract other quality workers and signal to your clients and visitors that your business values professionalism, dignity and respect.

Here are 5 tips and tricks gathered by Team Atlas which you can take to prevent germ spread in your workplace:

  • Place hand sanitizer dispensers near touch points and in the reception area.

  • Promote good hygiene practices by placing posters in the toilets and kitchen areas reminding your employees to wash their hands after using the bathroom and prior to touching food.

  • Set the standard of cleanliness by maintaining regular professional cleaning for your office, toilets and kitchen facilities, as well as having regular outbreak cleaning fumigations. Regular cleaning can create a more positive company culture as well as long-term cost savings.

  • Provide desk wipes to encourage regular wiping down of keyboards, phones, and other frequently touched surfaces.

  • Adapt flexible working arrangements and send sick employees home. Coming into work while sick, also called presenteeism can actually increase absenteeism costs in the long run by infecting other employees and reducing productivity levels.

Atlas Facilities Maintenance is proud to say that we are here to support employers with caring for their spaces and ensuring that their workplaces are kept well-managed, clean and safe. We are a one-stop-shop for the services that employers, both large and small, need to create a clean environment, which will boost productivity, benefit employee health and ensure a professional appearance. Our company has more than 20 years of experience in this field and we work hard to ensure that our staff are well-trained, properly-equipped and able to respond to whatever requirements our clients may have.

If you are interested in becoming one of our clients, or are an existing client and would like to add new services to your package, contact us now at

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