The Importance of a Clean Office – Why a Cleaner Office is a Safer Office.
Keeping your office clean isn’t just about making your workplace look nice and tidy. In fact, it plays a significant role in keeping the environment safe for both staff and visitors. These are just a handful of points to summarise the importance of a clean office.
Prevent the Spread of Illness
Did you know that sick leave costs UK employers on average a staggering £29 billion per year (according to HR Magazine)? The spread of illness often comes as a result of touching surfaces ridden with bacteria, which is why it’s important to ensure the workplace is kept as clean as possible.
It’s also important to encourage employees to wash their hands thoroughly. Toilet areas should be cleaned daily and there should always be ample supply of soap and paper towels. Bins should be emptied on a regular basis as well.
Prevent Trip Hazards
Unruly cables and wiring aren’t just terrible eyesores, but they can also pose a significant risk to those around you. Having these hanging loose without any sort of organisation is an open invitation to trouble.
The investment in equipment to organise the office and an office cleaning company to keep your office tidy is worth it to keep your team safe and mitigate the risk of costly accidents.
Toxic Chemicals and Cleaning Supplies
Leave the handling of hazardous chemicals and cleaning supplies to the professionals and ensure that if they are on site that they can be safely stored away, preferably in a locked cupboard and always labelled correctly.
There are serious dangers even with common place cleaning products. For example, using descaler and bleach together creates chlorine gas which is highly toxic. Professional cleaners are trained to understand the hazards and it is not to be taken lightly.
Dust and Allergic Reactions
Don’t let dust pile up for weeks on end. Not only does it look unprofessional in front of visiting clients, but it can also lead to some nasty allergic reactions from your employees. Remember that stat about sick days? The same idea applies here – your office needs to be vacuumed and dusted regularly to avoid the build up.
Keeping the Kitchen Clean
Perhaps the most important area of the office that you should keep clean is the kitchen. Dirt and bacteria are risk factors and bins should never overflow!
All countertops should be clean at all times, otherwise germs will be given a fighting chance and this can lead to the spread of disease. Fridges should also be emptied of food and cleaned on a regular basis.
The investment made in having your office cleaned by trained professionals will mean not only a healthier office, but the peace of mind that your business is safe and you can continue to do what you do best with healthy staff.
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