Back in 2018, U.S. employees lost an average of 4.4 working days due to illness and injury. And while improving safety and security measures in your facility can have positive effects on your business, you can’t afford to forget about safeguarding the health of your staff.
That sentiment has never been more important than now. Although many businesses are beginning to reopen, our nation is still faced with the threat of the coronavirus. Business owners will be required to meet certain standards of cleanliness and sanitization, as well as maintain other practices like social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
While there are many changes that business owners can make within their offices or operational facilities to decrease the potential for viral transmission, you might not have considered the option of installing touch free door openers. Not only can touchless doors act as a more efficient replacement for ADA-compliant entrances, but they can also support you in reducing touch points in areas that see a lot of foot traffic.
Touchless entryways will allow your business to minimize the number of shared surfaces that employees, clients, customers, and other visitors will come into contact with. That can, in turn, reduce the risk of infection and reduce the time and resources you’ll have to devote to sanitizing those surfaces. Instead of having to constantly wipe down doorknobs and handles, you can focus your efforts elsewhere while still ensuring better health and safety for anyone who walks through those doors.
Office buildings are already notorious for having bacterial “hot spots.” From office equipment and kitchen appliances to bathroom stalls and seldom-cleaned cubicles, it’s no surprise that germs can quickly spread here. Due to the high infection rate and serious symptoms associated with COVID-19, business owners have to vastly increase their protective measures. If you’re able to reduce touchpoints with contact-free doors throughout your facility, you’ll be one step closer to ensuring the ongoing health of your employees and protecting your organization as a whole.
The less frequently we come into contact with others, the harder it is for germs and bacteria to spread. Installing touch free doors can be a simple way for your business to be proactive and keep others safe, healthy, and productive at work. For more information on our touch free solutions, please contact us today.