All offices should have the right equipment and knowledge to know how to clean a spill on an office kitchen floor. Without these necessities, workplace injuries can occur and your office may become a health hazard.
How to deal with office kitchen spills
Whilst we recommend that you hire an office cleaning company to clean your office, and clean the office kitchen on a daily basis, it’s also advisable to educate to maintain safety cleanliness of your office during the day.
Your company should have a ‘spill caddy’ with the appropriate cleaning products and equipment.
It’s important to handle the spill correctly as per Health and Safety Guidelines to avoid workplace injuries. Your workplace should have this process documented and we recommend having a poster in the office kitchen as a reminder. When a spill does occur, your team needs to know how to clean it up, safely.
Here are some tips on how to clean a spill on an office kitchen floor safely:
- It’s important to dry clean the floor with an absorbent paper towel. Mopping often creates slippery conditions.
- If it is oily or greasy, you will require a detergent.
If it’s a large spill or you don’t know the cause:
- Place a hazard sign to warn others as per your guidelines.
- Contact your relevant Health and Safety or building manager immediately. It could be a leaking pipe or something more serious.
Large and unknown spills should be handled with care as they can be harmful, so it is always best to seek help from a professional cleaning service.
Our Daytime Janitorial Cleaning Services
If you have a particularly busy communal office kitchen, you may want to consider hiring a daytime janitor to support maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene for your office kitchen – as well as replenishing supplies and handling larger spills effectively and safely.