As companies across the UK prepare for the return of their workforce after the summer break, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is strongly advising employers to keep their workplace prepared against the next wave of the H1N1 Influenza A virus (more commonly referred to as ‘swine flu’).
To assist with this, Brady UK has made available a series of warning signs – advising employees to wash their hands in order to prevent contamination – which can be placed in and around the workplace to help workers avoid illness and keep them informed.
The signs are available in A4 and A5 sizes, priced at £7.47 and £4.60 respectively. Available for immediate delivery, they can be purchased in four different languages – English, German, Dutch and French. Each has been developed in a removable material (B-7539), so that if and when the risk of contamination is eliminated, they can be easily removed. Another advantage is that the signs are not explicitly linked to the H1N1 virus, so they can also be used for other purposes in the future.
In addition to the advisability of guarding against the virus, it is also clearly in a company’s best interests to protect their employees to reduce the risk of high absence rates. The UK government has predicted a 12% peak absence rate in August/September 2009, and whilst many of these cases might prove unavoidable, the implementation of Brady’s latest solutions could make an immense difference to organisations throughout the United Kingdom.