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 workplace illness and injury can be achieved by following these steps to maintain a clean, safe workplace.
Clean, dry floors
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. When it comes to commercial cleaning services, One Stop Solutions are fully trained and knowledgeable in all types of flooring maintenance and can implement a bespoke cleaning schedule to suit the needs of your business.
Shared surfaces and equipment should be cleaned regularly to ensure bacteria and other nasties 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.
Clean your air conditioner filters to remove hazardous substances
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.
Remove clutter from floors and walk ways
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.
Dispose of waste promptly
Don’t allow your 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.
How safe is your workplace? Ask yourself:
- Are the doors and walkways clear?
- How often is waste and recycling collected and removed?
- How often are the floors and windows cleaned?
- How often are surfaces cleaned and disinfected?
- Do you provide sanitising hand wash for your staff in the bathroom and other common areas?
- When was the last time you had your air conditioning system cleaned?
- Do you have a pest management plan in place?
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.
One Stop Solutions can manage all your commercial cleaning requirements, offering a wide range of services relevant to your type of business and operational needs. With fully trained and enhanced DBS staff your in safe hands when it comes to a commercial cleaning company in Swansea and the South Wales area.