Figures have revealed that workplace absenteeism in the UK fell to its lowest recorded levels in 2017.
According to the national stats, there could be 2 reasons for this:
1. Rates in the private sector could be lower as workers are less likely to be paid for a spell of sickness.
2. THERE IS AN INCREASE IN PRESENTEEISM, WHERE PEOPLE GO TO WORK EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE ILL.
While this may be good news for productivity, it’s potentially bad news for workplace health and safety. If employees come to work sick because they can’t afford to miss a shift or are afraid of losing their job, they could unwittingly contribute to the spread of infectious diseases.
In such circumstances, IT BECOMES VITALLY IMPORTANT FOR EMPLOYERS TO ENSURE THAT ALL SHARED WORKSPACES ARE KEPT AS HYGIENIC AND INFECTION-FREE AS POSSIBLE. In addition, extra care should be taken by whoever is responsible for office cleaning to ensure that as many disease control measures are implemented as possible.
Choosing a #CleaningCompany that adheres to the rigorous standards of the Care Quality Commission #CQC is one way to ensure that your office space remains a clean and safe place for everyone to work, despite factors such as ‘presenteeism’.