31 July, 2017
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Why a Regular Office Cleaning Routine is so Important For Your Workplace

Office Managers understand that keeping the workplace organised and de-cluttered is important for a smooth-running office, they also know how vital it is to have a regular cleaning schedule in place to maintain a hygienic and clean environment, in which staff will feel motivated to work.

According to a survey conducted by Kimberly Clark, offices can be a hotbed for germs and bacteria if they are not regularly and thoroughly cleaned. This not only leads to an unpleasant atmosphere to work in, but also increases the chance of germs and viruses being spread leading to sickness and absenteeism in the workplace.

Maintaining a regular office cleaning routine:

  • Helps create a more professional atmosphere

Having the office regularly cleaned will ensure that your workplace looks at it’s best at all times, which is particularly beneficial when clients come to visit or you’re aiming to attract new staff – first impressions really do count. Stepping through the door into a clean and organised workplace, puts each and every member of staff in the right frame of mind to work, without distractions.

  • Provides a productive place to work 

Results from the Swift Office Cleaning Services ‘London Office Workers’ Survey’ reveal that 90% of staff feel more productive in a clean environment. If staff feel they work in a smart, organised and clean environment they are likely to feel well taken care off – Staff who feel appreciated are more likely to work longer hours, call in sick less, and be more productive, whereas those who don’t are more likely to be late, take time off, and take advantage of things like office expenses.

  • Helps minimise absenteeism 

Regular and thorough office cleaning maintains a clean and hygienic environment. Bacteria spread rapidly through an office if left unsanitised; hotspots for germs include your telephones, keyboard and mouse, door handles, the photocopier, the list goes on. Daily cleaning and using antibacterial wipes on office equipment is the only way to minimise passing bacteria and viruses to colleagues, and therefore reducing staff absences from illness.

  • Helps you meet Health & Safety standards

In Section 19 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Health & Safety Authority states that “employers and those who control workplaces to any extent must identify the hazards in the workplaces under their control and assess the risks to safety and health at work presented by these hazards”. It is an Office Managers responsibility to adhere to the correct Health & Safety standards and procedures. An office that is regularly cleaned and kept de-cluttered and organised will be less likely to pose a risk to the health and safety of employees.

Hiring a commercial cleaning company

Hiring a commercial cleaning company is the most efficient way to maintain a clean office to a professional standard. Your contract cleaning company will be able to create a cleaning schedule tailored to your business premises’ requirements. Each company will have different needs depending on their hours of work, the workspace itself, how frequently you need cleaning and how many cleaning operatives are required. At Swift Office Cleaning Services we work with you to create the ideal cleaning schedule, which fits your company’s needs and budget.

At Swift Office Cleaning Services, we offer a comprehensive range of cleaning services ranging from daily cleaning services to deep office cleans. Contact a member of our friendly team to discuss your business’ office cleaning requirements and for a FREE quotation – call London: 0203 1741 723.

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