Safety in the Workplace – More Cleaning Tips

There’s a lot to be said for the benefits of a clean office environment. In previous Cool to Clean Ltd. blog posts we’ve talked about how a clean and clutter free work space increases workers productivity, as well as creates a professional self-image for customers and clients to see.

These are not the only reasons. If your office equipment is properly cleaned and cared for, you can actually prolong its lifespan and save yourself money. Firstly, because you won’t have to be replacing your equipment as often. Secondly, because dust and dirt can slow down the speed your equipment operates at. To use an old cliché, time equals money. A quick clean now could save you hours later.

Another reason to keep your office clean, the most important perhaps, is office safety. Should you, your employees or a customer trip over rubbish or get ill from mould or bugs which have been living in unclean kitchen areas, then you have not only a health risk, but a legal case too.

In light of all this, we’ve compiled a short list of ways to keep your work space in optimum condition:

  1. Make sure you have a cleaning bucket or cupboard filled with essential office cleaning equipment. This should include antibacterial sprays, dusting cloths, glass cleaner and paper towels. You could even create an easy to follow laminated chart that gives your employees step by step instructions on how to clean common office stains and messes.
  2.  To keep clutter at a minimum you can allocate a space for every essential item in your office. That way you know there is enough room for everything and can easily clear out any un-needed office additions.
  3.  Food hygiene in an office is very important. If everyone kept their lunch in a fridge with harmful bacteria in it, your whole workforce could get sick. Ask employees to put their name on anything they place in the fridge. That way you know who to ask when it’s time to throw food out.
  4.  Our final point is to pretend you are a client coming into your office for a meeting. What are your eyes drawn to? Are there any areas that look dishevelled or dirty? You could walk the route that a client would take and make sure there are no trip or safety hazards for anyone to fall over. You’ll be surprised by what you can see, just by using another’s perspective.