Maintaining a Healthy Retail Store

Posted on Tuesday July 20, 2010 in Setting Up Business

The vast number of people who interact in your retail shop can make it easy for health risks to be carried around. But with simple and consistent measures, you can make your business place healthier.


  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

One way to do this is by placing hand sanitisers and tissues at your counters and checkout stations where money is exchanged. Research has shown that paper bills and coins carry germs that can easily be transferred from those handling cash. Encourage your workers and customers to use the sanitiser after every transaction, and when your employees’ shifts end. Another precaution is by making sure the counters are cleaned with anti-bacterial cleaning agents at least once a day. Also, provide a back room that is well maintained and health-friendly so that your workers can develop the habit of keeping a spic-and-span area. Lastly, have your air conditioners and other appliances regularly checked and serviced.

These steps will lead to a healthier workplace for employees who can maintain their fitness and productivity, which can greatly contribute to the success of your business.

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