The Workplaces in Greatest Need of Hygienic Filing Binders
Does your workplace need to be next level hygienic? Antimicrobial binders are one way to keep it clean and reduce the spread of infection.
Good workplace hygiene is essential to keep people healthy and things looking nice. Yet for some workplaces it is far more critical. When infection or contamination is a serious risk, when working with the very young or the very old, the infirm, or in food service, greater precautions must be taken to minimise the chance of something going wrong. Creating a safe and healthy environment in these circumstances requires more than just cleaning products. The environment itself must be hygienic and able to be kept as free of contaminants as possible.
Antimicrobial solutionAntimicrobial technology is now being applied to a range of different surfaces to help reduce the growth and spread of disease-causing bacteria, moulds and fungi. Products that are infused with an antimicrobial additive offer built-in protection that operates 24/7. SafeSkin insert binders are one of these super-products that fights to keep evil germs at bay.
What binds us togetherMany workplaces that are at greatest risk are also those that heavily depend on paper documents and filing. The binders containing these documents are constantly accessed and handled by people, getting covered in all sorts of germs that are then transferred to the next handler and other surfaces. SafeSkin antimicrobial insert binders actively work to inhibit the growth of these germs and the possibility of them travelling from one person or surface to the next.
Which workplaces?While all workplaces can benefit from this sort of protection, it is particularly important for public environments like these:
Healthcare environments are hotbeds of infectious germs and require constant and rigorous cleaning to protect patients, staff and visitors. Already immunocompromised patients are at highest risk and need the cleanest possible environment. Antimicrobial technology is becoming an important strategy to enhance the cleaning efforts and act as a stop-gap for any human failure in the cleaning process. With medical records in constant use and contact, antimicrobial binders offer a safer filing method for hospitals, medical centres, pharmacies, medical transport, and pathology.
Older people in care are more susceptible to infection due to a number of factors, like reduced activity and metabolic changes. Keeping aged care facilities hygienic helps reduce infection and the spread of disease among residents. The hygiene standards of carers is critical, and while effective hand-washing and other personal hygiene strategies are necessary, the surfaces they touch also need to be kept sterile. Using antimicrobial binders for filing records and documents offers an in-built solution to inhibit the growth and spread of pathogens in nursing homes, retirement villages, and home care services.
Small children don’t have the skills or understanding to maintain high personal hygiene standards, and are often picking up different illnesses, especially in childcare settings. As with aged care, it is up to the carers to implement cleaning protocols to minimise the spread of germs, which is why the binders they handle for different records, and the sign-in register used by parents, should be antimicrobial to reduce the spread of germs. Additionally, research that was specifically conducted in a daycare centre demonstrated that disease-causing bacteria can survive on various surfaces for months, making antimicrobially treated products a logical solution for inhibiting the growth of contaminants. Even older children can have questionable hygiene, so schools and before-and-after school care centres can benefit as much as preschools and long daycare centres.
It’s not just food preparation, but anyone involved in food handling, production, cooking, display, packaging, storage or service, that need to meet the strict standards for food service in Australia. Under the Food Safety Standard 3.2.2 Food Safety Practices and General Requirements, anyone involved in food service must do whatever is reasonable to make sure they don’t make food unsafe. Maintaining hygienic filing in antimicrobial binders is a reasonable way to keep the environment safe in cafes, restaurants, bistros, canteens, and function centres. These binders can even be used for menus to prevent germ transfer from customers.
HIGH DENSITY ENVIRONMENTS
When people are packed in together in close proximity, the germs they carry are more likely to be spread. Antimicrobial binders offer added protection in these environments, like public transport services, airlines, gyms, libraries, universities, colleges, and conference facilities.
SafeSkin is designed to protect you especially in high risk workplaces like these. Order your SafeSkin binders today.