Why A Regular Office Cleaning Routine Is So Important For Your Workplace

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 environment.

This will lead staff to 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.

It 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 its best at all times.

This is particularly beneficial when clients come to visit or you’re aiming to attract new staff. First impressions really do count.

A clean and organised workplace puts each member of staff in the right frame of mind to work. It increases focus, and reduces any distractions.

Provides a productive place to work 

Swift’s ‘London Office Workers’ Survey’ revealed that 90% of staff feel more productive in a clean environment.

If staff feel they work in a 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.

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, and the photocopier.

Daily cleaning is the only way to minimise passing bacteria and viruses to colleagues. Therefore, it reduces 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:

“Those who control workplaces must identify the hazards in the workplaces under their control. They must 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.

If you regularly clean your office, there will be less of 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 cleaning needs.

At Swift, 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.

Contact a member of our friendly team to discuss your business’ office cleaning requirements and for a FREE quotation.

call London: 0203 405 8442.