HGV & LGV Infection Prevention & Control
The service is flexible and bespoke to our customers and delivered on a planned or reactive basis, day or night, 7 days a week.
A simple sneeze, poorly washed, or unwashed hands, can help the spread of viruses and bacteria from driver to driver or driver to engineer, quickly and very easily.
The Flu Virus is spread from person to person via an airborne spray caused by coughing or sneezing, touch from hand to hand, or touch from a contaminated surface. The virus can happily live on surfaces for up to 24 hours. A virus lives in the human body and relies on finding a new host to continue its spread.
Other bacteria such as Salmonella or E. coli, which cause sickness and diarrhoea, can also be spread by poor hygiene. Unlike the Flu Virus, this type of Bacteria is not spread by coughing and sneezing, but is easily spread by a person who has contaminated hands.
Touching a surface, a steering wheel, a door handle, a tachograph, or dashboard with infected hands can lead to the risk of continued infection for several days.
An employee contacting the office with, “I think I’ve got the Flu,“ or “I’ve got a tummy bug, I won’t be in tomorrow,” is often seen by the employer as bogus. The resulting costs are often tolerated and unmeasured as part of ‘the norm’, but the phone calls may very well be genuine, and more importantly preventative. Sickness costs to a business are an unnecessary and troublesome burden when overtime/coverage costs are taken into account. To a Haulier it can cause significant problems managing the logistics for many days, causing frustration and delay to the client.
Here at INNOV8, we have been working within the Healthcare Sector controlling infection on-board ambulances, both in the Patient Area and in the Drivers Cab area for the ambulance crews. We have developed partnerships with equipment manufacturers, specialist chemical suppliers and independent laboratories specifically designed to deal with viruses and bacteria spread from person to person. We are now able to tailor that service for the Haulage Industry, specifically, providing a service that can be summed up as ‘Valeting with Value’.
The service is flexible and bespoke to our customers and delivered on a planned or reactive basis, day or night, 7 days a week. We will come to you and bring all the necessary equipment and chemicals with us; all we will need is access to basic water and power then leave the rest to INNOV8.
The service incorporates a planned, in-depth Deep Clean and Infection Control solution. This results in a Clean and Healthy environment noticed and appreciated by your drivers, marketed in such a way that clearly sets out your goals to improve the health and wellbeing of your employees, as well as lowering the level of sickness and overtime costs to the business.
We are fully aware of the pressure on margins in today’s competitive market, so we keep our standards high and our margins low. This delivers real value for money to our customers, with the real potential to reduce sickness levels and associated costs; it gives the service the potential to be partially self-funding, a rarity in today’s business environment.