Just spotted a great new opportunity in the staff training field.
Forget about computer system familiarisation, fire evacuation procedures or even how to lift boxes. I’ve discovered a niche that really is money for old soap-on-a-rope.
Teaching people how to do it.
I’ve just visited an office staffed entirely by numpties who never learned to wash their hands.
It wasn’t the state of what lurked under their fingernails that gave it away, but this sign in the bog.
It’s not a great photograph, but then I don’t like to linger in the loo taking pictures. People might notice and ask to have their picture taken and I could be stuck in there all day.
But apparently not so. Ker-chiiing. Training opportunity.
Commercial kitchens and hospitals may demand the utmost rigour. Fair enough.
And you see those notices urging slack seedy soap dodgers to NOW WASH YOUR HANDS after visiting the toilet.
But once reminded, do we really need…
- 15 bullet points
- 8 instructions
- 6 diagrams
…as part of a beginner’s guide to finger scrubbing?
And after that comprehensive How to Wash your Hands sequence of actions, you’d think there’d be no need for the final summary to Wash hands under running water using soap, rinse and dry thoroughly.
What sterile, hygiene-critical, life and death facility was I visiting? An office. Part of the Wernham Hogg chain perhaps. An ordinary boring office with desks and computer terminals.
Unless… it’s not cleanliness they’re worried about, but sticking to difficult decisions. Hand washing can help with that apparently.
Odd though, isn’t it? That a building full of hand washing undergraduates are trusted near computers. One step at a time, surely? It’s time to bring in an outside training consultant.
I’m available to start with hand washing. Depending on how quickly they pick that up, we could move on to tying shoelaces. Best leave button fastening to the week after. Don’t want to run before we can walk.