With dozens of new Coronavirus cases per day, businesses are being urged to take preventative measures against its spread – with the reminder that office keyboards are 20,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat.
In a bid to help companies employ best practice, eLearning company DeltaNet International has launched a free short course on preventing infectious diseases.
It offers users an interactive experience with real-life video scenarios and multiple answer questions, and takes just five minutes to complete.
Managing director Darren Hockley said:
“With Coronavirus entering the UK and recent plunges in the stock market, many businesses are concerned about the economic impact the spread of infection could cause. Workplaces are a hotbed for infections. As hot desking becomes increasingly common, so does the risk – the average work desk accommodates 400 times more germs than a bathroom. Communal areas such as the office kitchen are riddled with potentially harmful bacteria.
“In order to limit the spread of communicable diseases, both at work and elsewhere, now is a good time to refresh your employees’ minds on what steps to take to prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.
“We hope businesses will make use of the course over the coming weeks – it takes just five minutes to complete but could make all the difference when it comes to keeping your workplace Coronavirus-free.”
Commenting on the importance of protecting employees from harm, consultant solicitor Lisa Townsend of Richard Nelson LLP, said:
“Employers have a responsibility to ensure they have taken reasonable steps to keep their employees safe at work. Management should take time to educate their employees in the workplace, including posters in bathrooms advising employees and visitors on how to correctly wash their hands, and offering hand sanitising stations to all who enter the building. The course is a great way to further aid employees in keeping themselves safe and prevent the spread of infection further in the UK.”
To access the course free of charge, please visit www.delta-net.com/infectious-diseases