Monday, 27 July 2009

Swine flu latest... Have you seen any improvement in cleaning in the mess rooms?

I think most of us now know somebody with it. I was sat in the mess room the other day with someone that ended up on the sick at the end of our last set of four shifts. He's got it and as far as I know basic cleaning hasn't been stepped up. The only time the tables get cleaned is when we take it upon ourselves to do it.
I think it's about time disinfectant wipes were available in the mess rooms at the least.

Latest figures
There were an estimated 100,000 new cases of swine flu in the UK in the week ending July 19. Total deaths stand at 31. More than 800 people with swine flu have died worldwide since the beginning of the pandemic.
At this week's
update on the swine flu situation, Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer, also said:
There were 840 seriously ill people in hospital with swine flu. Of these, 63 were in intensive care
Under 14-year-olds continue to be the age group predominantly affected
The provisional number of deaths in England related to swine flu was 26, and around 16% did not have any underlying health conditions. The figure is the same as last week because some unrelated deaths have been removed and others added. (This figure represents the number of deaths in individuals with swine flu but does not represent the number of deaths that can be attributed to swine flu).
The disease is generally mild in most people so far, but is proving severe in a small minority of cases.


Youmakemelaff said...

You are the ones that make the mess but think it is someone else's job to clear it up.
Take some responsibility for your own actions instead of the usual Docker attitude and blame everyone but yourself.

C Shift Tug rep said...

I can't believe that you, one of my work mates is complaining when I'm trying to improve our working enviroment.
Can we do anything to stop the spread of germs? Yes we can push the company into providing us with hand gel and disinfectant wipes for the vehicles and tables.
I hope you don't take it home to your young family.

Youmakemelaff said...

Quote "The only time the tables get cleaned is when we take it upon ourselves to do it."

You make the mess but expect others to clean up.
Why should the company have to supply hand gel etc. Do what the checkers do and supply your own.

C Shift Tug rep said...
If you want to buy your own try this link.
The company(FDRC) are not prepared to supply any of the above to us. Their comment last night was that we could catch it in a supermarket/pub/park and non of those places supply these products.
I wonder how much the company will end up paying out in overtime payments to cover for swine flu sickness cover?