Washroom habits at work
23 October 2013
Over a quarter (27%) of UK employees admit to not washing their hands every time they visit the washroom.
The findings from an independent global study of 6,000 office workers, commissioned by Initial Washroom Hygiene, also showed that almost one in 10 office workers admit to using their mobile to surf the internet and use Twitter in the washroom, increasing the chance of spreading germs and bacteria at work.
Initial Hygiene's technical director Dr Peter Barratt said: "As the flu and Norovirus season looms on the horizon, we all need to take more responsibility to improve our hand hygiene. Employers need to ensure the right facilities are available as well as providing plenty of soap, sanitising gels and hand drying equipment.”