A clean office environment goes a long way to keep your employees healthy and make your workplace presentable to clients and as leaders in commercial office cleaning, at St Anne’s Cleaning, we understand the importance of a clean office.
Maintaining a clean workspace is a collaborative effort. As well as hiring a commercial cleaning company, here are some tips you should use to keep your office as clean as possible on a day-to-day basis:
1. Encourage Hand Washing
The importance of regular hand washing cannot be overstated. Many diseases are transmitted by simply touching shared office equipment or door handles – something that is unavoidable in an office. Ensure that everybody knows the importance of hand-washing. To make it comfortable for your staff, install a simple touchless dispenser in the kitchen or toilet. This will go a long way to improve hygiene and health in your office.
2. Ensure Desk Duty
The desk can be untidy during work hours when activities are in full flow! At the close of work, the desk is a cluttered mess. Make sure that all employees clear their desk before leaving. This will ensure that they resume work the following day with a tidy and neat desk, ready to tackle the day’s challenges. Aside from preventing the buildup of germs and dust, productivity also improves, and your company will be better for it.
3. Make Disinfectants Available
There are microorganisms everywhere; a lot of them and they spread germs and diseases. The only way to reduce their spread is to ensure the use of disinfectants. Your workers should wipe their workspace frequently with disinfectants. Also, make hand sanitisers available to everyone. You don’t want the whole office coming down with something that could have been avoided.
4. Avoid Eating at Your Desk
On busy days, it’s easier for staff to have lunch at their desk while working. Eating at the desk is an excellent way to make the office untidy and unhealthy as crumbs and even liquid can drop into unreachable places. Over time, they accumulate; attract pests and bacteria, which can cause a disease outbreak. Instead, create a timetable such that all staff can go out and have lunch away from their desk. It isn’t only more productive; it improves the health of your employees and the hygiene of the office.
5. Trash Duty
If your office doesn’t use a cleaning agency, then it’s important that you empty the bins every day. Do not wait until they are filled. Most times, employees dispose of their leftover food in the bin. Microorganisms act on the leftovers, multiply and let off unpleasant odour in the process.
To make trash duty effective, designate the task to everyone in the office. Ultimately, your office is cleaner, employees are healthier and work is more productive.
A professional cleaning company like St. Anne’s Cleaning can help organise cleaning activities to ensure optimal hygiene in your workplace.
We have clients in all industries across London.
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