Having a clean and healthy workplace is essential if you want to maintain the physical and emotional health of your employees. A clean workplace also gives visitors to your office a great first impression. Here are six tips for maintaining a clean and healthy workplace.
Use disinfectants around your office. Use them to clean sink handles, door handles, desks, and various other surfaces. Place soap and other disinfectants around the office and encourage your employees to use them frequently.
Don’t forget to clean commonly used items
When disinfecting and cleaning your office, do not forget to clean commonly used items such as pens, pencils, keyboards, touchscreen devices, and so on. These things are rarely cleaned, which is why they often have the most germs.
Use a welcome mat
Use a welcome mat at the front door for your employees to wipe their shoes. This way, they won’t drag dirt and mud throughout the office. If you have a carpeted floor, have it vacuumed and cleaned regularly to keep dust from spreading. Clean your wooden or tiled floors regularly as well.
Improve the air quality
Improve the air quality in your office. Open the windows to let in fresh air and change the filters in your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system every three months. Using an air humidifier and freshener can also help to purify the air in your office.
There’s a difference between “tidy” and “clean”
That’s why it’s essential – throughout the year, but especially during cold and flu season – to keep your office not only neat and organised but clean and free of germs, dust and dirt. Professional cleaning can help keep to a minimum those germs on surfaces like filing cabinet drawer handles, copier controls, doorknobs and other commonly touched objects in the office, reducing the likelihood that one person’s flu bug won’t turn into an office-wide epidemic!
Have guidelines that your employees need to follow in order to keep the office clean. For example, create some guidelines about when and where employees can eat or drink and how they should clean up after themselves. You should also instruct your employees to keep their individual desks clean and neat at all times.
Clean and healthy workplace – where to find out more
However, you can’t rely on your employees to thoroughly clean your office on a regular basis. You need a professional cleaning service to do that as some major jobs, such as office window cleaning, are impractical for employees to attempt when a professional service can deliver much higher results.
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