Now more than ever, businesses need to take workplace hygiene seriously.
It’s important to get all the members of your team on the same page. From hand-washing to social distancing, organizations need a clear protocol in place to move forward safely in the current climate.
This is where health and hygiene training may come in. A comprehensive training program can benefit your company in the following ways:
- No Ambiguity
Not sure what’s acceptable?
Uncertain of when you need to wash your hands at work?
Wondering whether you can wear a face shield instead of a mask?
A health and hygiene training program—backed by your employer—can clear up ambiguity and ensure all employees know exactly what’s expected of them. No guesswork needed.
- Clear Dos and Don’ts
To leave little room for interpretation, companies should pair their training program with written expectations.
This means dos and don’ts should be abundantly clear. If employees, for instance, need to use hand sanitizer every time they leave their workstation, all parties can proceed accordingly.
If no more than three workers can congregate (masked) in close proximity at a time, then a clear policy and training program will reduce the chances of violating the rules.
To this end, health and hygiene training can protect employees andallow them to focus on doing their job.
- Better Communication
A solid health training program can improve team member communication by opening the door for candid discussion.
What we mean here is that employees should feel comfortable (gently) calling each other out in the name of health and safety.
See someone wash their hands for fewer than 20 seconds? Remind them in a non-confrontational way.
Feel your employer isn’t doing enough to protect against COVID-19? Draft a polite email offering some suggestions—for instance, providing single-use packets of hand sanitizer for the whole team—to promote a safer workplace.
You’ll be living, working, and communicating better in no time.