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The sniffles, the coughs, the dreaded achy feeling - the flu season can bring a workplace to its knees. By implementing some simple strategies, we can create a healthier, happier environment for everyone. Let's tackle the flu head-on.

Disinfecting for Success: Keeping the Flu at Bay

The Power of Disinfection: Our first line of defence is a thorough cleaning routine. Disinfect frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, keyboards, phones, light switches, desks and elevator buttons. Focus on high-traffic areas like locker rooms, break rooms, entrances, and photocopiers. Opt for TGA registered disinfectants effective against influenza viruses. Consider a range of effective products, including Microsafe Nanocyn, True Blue Chemicals Provir and Agar CounterFlu, well-regarded disinfectants proven to combat influenza viruses.

Nanocyn Product Range
Microsafe Nanocyn: Looking for a hospital-grade disinfectant that tackles tough bacteria and viruses? Look no further than Microsafe Nanocyn. This chlorine dioxide solution eliminates a broad spectrum of germs, making it ideal for various settings. Whether you're a healthcare professional or would like to keep your home or office sanitised, Nanocyn delivers powerful disinfection.
Nanocyn boasts impressive germ-killing power. It eliminates bacteria like MRSA, E. coli, and Salmonella, while also effectively inactivating enveloped viruses such as influenza, COVID-19, and Norovirus. Notably, it's particularly fast-acting, eliminating COVID-19 in just 15 seconds. Remember, always follow manufacturer's instructions, and ensure proper ventilation when using Nanocyn. While a powerful disinfectant, it should be used alongside good hygiene practices for optimal protection.



True Blue Provir Product

True Blue Provir: Hospital-Grade Disinfection at Your Fingertips - Feeling the need to disinfect your home or office but want a hospital-grade solution? True Blue Provir has you covered. This disinfectant packs a punch, eliminating a broad spectrum of bacteria like MRSA, E. coli, and Salmonella. It also tackles enveloped viruses, including influenza (the flu) and even COVID-19.
True Blue Provir's versatility makes it a great choice for various settings. While specific kill times for each germ may not be publicly available, the formula effectively eliminates targeted pathogens within the recommended contact time listed on the product. This allows you to use it for disinfection in healthcare facilities or for sanitising kitchens and bathrooms in your home or office. Remember, it's a concentrate, so dilute it according to the application and always follow safety precautions. True Blue Provir is a powerful tool, but don't forget good hygiene practices like handwashing for complete germ protection.


Agar CounterFlu: A Targeted Approach - Tired of the seasonal flu bringing your household or workplace down? Agar CounterFlu disinfectant offers a targeted solution. Unlike broad-spectrum options, Agar CounterFlu specifically combats influenza A and B viruses, the culprits behind the flu. This makes it ideal for high-risk areas like restrooms and break rooms, where frequent hand contact can spread the flu. Arming Your Workforce: Essential Supplies for Flu Prevention
While specific kill times aren't publicly available for each strain, Agar CounterFlu is formulated to eliminate influenza A and B viruses within the recommended contact time listed on the product. Remember, it primarily targets influenza viruses, so consider using it alongside a broader disinfectant for a more well-rounded approach. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions and remember, good hygiene practices like handwashing remain essential. Incorporating Agar CounterFlu into your cleaning routine can be a valuable weapon against the flu, promoting a healthier environment. 



Geln20 Surface Spray: This all-in-one disinfectant tackles a variety of threats in your home or office. Geln20 eliminates bacteria like E. coli, kills viruses including influenza (the flu), and even controls mould and mildew growth. It also targets mould allergens and unpleasant odours, leaving your space disinfected and fresh. While specific kill times may vary by pathogen, Glen20 is formulated to eliminate targeted microorganisms within the recommended contact time listed on the product. This makes it a versatile choice for disinfecting surfaces, controlling mould, and eliminating odours.


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Arming the Troops: Essential Supplies

Soap Up! Promote Frequent Handwashing - In every bathroom and kitchen sink, provide good quality hand soap. Encourage frequent handwashing with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. It's the simplest yet most effective way to prevent the spread of germs. Consider touch-free soap dispensers like the Purell ES8 and Gojo TFX dispensers. These eliminate the need to touch a potentially contaminated pump, reducing the spread of germs.





Paper Power: Disposable Paper Towels - Ditch the germ-laden cloth towels! Equip restrooms and kitchens with disposable paper towels for drying hands. This helps prevent the transfer of bacteria and viruses between people. Look for high-quality, absorbent paper towels that minimise the need for multiple uses, further reducing the risk of contamination. Consider installing automated towel dispensers. This further minimises the spread of germs by eliminating the need to touch a potentially contaminated surface. 




Tissue Time: Capturing Coughs and Sneezes - Keep a steady supply of facial tissues readily available throughout the office. Encourage employees to use and dispose of tissues properly to minimise the spread of airborne germs. Consider buying bulk tissues, such as TCA Facial Tissues or Who Gives a Crap, Bamboo Tissues, with 12 packs per carton.



Sanitise on the Go: Make Hand Sanitiser Readily AvailableWhile handwashing with soap and water is ideal, there are times when it's not readily accessible. Make hand hygiene a breeze by providing hand sanitiser throughout the office! Place dispensers at entrances, exits, near common areas like break rooms and meeting rooms, and on desks for easy access. Opt for touch-free dispensers to minimise the spread of germs from contaminated surfaces. Remember, hand sanitiser is a great second line of defence, but frequent handwashing remains the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs.



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Building a Culture of Hygiene Beyond Supplies

Mask Up for Others: Protecting the Vulnerable - While not a guaranteed shield, wearing face masks can help prevent the spread of flu germs. Encourage employees experiencing flu symptoms, or those in close contact with high-risk individuals, to wear a well-fitting mask to protect others. This is especially important near vulnerable populations, such as pregnant women, young children, and those with compromised immune systems.

Healthy Habits Make a Healthy Workplace: Promote good hygiene practices beyond just providing supplies. Encourage frequent handwashing, proper coughing and sneezing etiquette (into a tissue or elbow), and staying home when sick.

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A Special Note for Food Service and Hospitality

In the food service industry and hospitality settings, preventing the spread of flu is even more critical. Here are some additional tips:

Gloves Up: Protecting Your Food - Food service workers should wear disposable gloves whenever handling food. This creates a barrier between hands and food, preventing the transfer of germs. Regular change over of gloves throughout the day is also important.

Food Coverings: Keeping Contamination at Bay - Use food covers such as food wraps or reusable covers whenever possible to shield prepared dishes from coughs, sneezes, and airborne germs. This simple step goes a long way in protecting your guests and staff.

A healthy workforce is a productive workforce! By following these tips and promoting good hygiene practices, we can create a healthier and happier work environment for everyone. Let's work together to keep the flu at bay and conquer the cold and flu season!