The importance of maintaining a clean workplace goes beyond aesthetics and first impressions: it can also have a direct impact on the health and safety of staff, visitors and the general public.
Reducing the incidence of workplace illness and injury can be achieved by following these steps to maintain a clean, safe workplace.
Prevent falls by ensuring your floors are clean and dry at all times. Make sure your cleaner is using the correct floor cleaner chemical for your floor type – using the wrong product can create a slipping hazard and lead to workplace injuries. Clean up spills as soon as they happen.
Shared surfaces and equipment should be cleaned regularly to ensure cold and flu viruses are removed. Hand washing and sanitising is an effective way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including cold and flu viruses. Encourage your employees to regularly sanitise their hands by making hand sanitiser available at shared facilities such as kitchens and bathrooms, at the reception desk, next to the photocopier and other office equipment.
Effective cleaning and maintenance of your AC system helps to reduce the circulation of germs and dirt throughout your office. Clean air conditioner filters make for healthier air and healthier employees.
Reduce the potential for injury by keeping walk ways clean from clutter. An unexpected object in a walkway can create a tripping hazard for your staff and visitors.
Power, internet and phone cables can create obstacles for employees and customers. Try to run cables behind walls or under carpets to keep them hidden. Install power outlets, internet connections and phone jacks in easily accessible locations to avoid running cables across walkways.
Don’t allow your waste baskets and bins to become overflowing with rubbish – prompt disposal of rubbish will keep the area clutter free and reduce the potential spread of infection.
Unwanted pests can transmit disease and cause injury, such as bites and skin infections. When it comes to pests, prevention is better than cure – implement a pest control management plan with a professional pest control company for best results.
Because ensuring your workplace is clean and safe is so important to the health and wellbeing of your staff and visitors, it pays to bring in the cleaning experts.
Think Solutions can manage all your cleaning requirements, offering a wide range of services relevant to your type of business and operational needs.
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