Australia experienced one of its worst flu seasons ever last year; the largest since the 2009 ‘bird flu’ year. And this year experts are predicting things could be worse.
Last year’s flu epidemic hit employers where it hurts the most, costing Australian business an estimated $114.6 million dollars in lost labour productivity.
There were more than two and a half times the number of laboratory confirmed notifications of influenza – a total of 233,453 compared with 87,333 for the same period the year prior, reflecting a longer duration and more intense season.
Beyond getting your annual flu vaccine and avoiding contact with anyone who’s already infected, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention recommends hand washing as one of the best ways to protect yourself, your family and others from getting sick. They even describe hand washing as a “do-it-yourself” vaccine.
“Handwashing is like a ‘do-it-yourself’ vaccine”
– CENTRES FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
As a business owner, one of the best ways you can help protect your staff and your bottom line against the flu, is by making sure that hand washing at work is easy, accessible and in itself not another source for the spread of germs.
Hands-free automatic sensor soap dispensers are the benchmark for hygiene in the workplace. And with Bradley’s hygiene range with a starting price of under $100, installing units in all bathrooms is just smart business.
The Bradley 6120 Hands Free Sensor.
Cost Effective protection for your
staff this flu season
For new build or full washroom renovations, Bradley’s high-end range shows a meticulous blend of form and function – the ultimate in hygiene with liquid & foam soap dispensers, enclosed in stylish wall mounted and bench top designs.
The Bradley 6334 range.
Stylishly designed, bench mounted foam soap dispenser in stainless steel.
Contact us today for a free assessment of your staff handwashing requirements and a quote to get your business safe this flu season. You can also download product data sheets and specs from the Bradley Australia website.
It’s going to be a long a costly flu season and we all know prevention is better than cure.
$114 million lost is nothing to sneeze at.