As a business, it’s important to keep your staff’s well-being and health in check. It’s also necessary to ensure that the business is clean and presentable for anyone who steps through your doors. Whether that’s your staff or clients, the state of your business is often a clear indication of just how much you care for it.
Improving cleanliness is important to do and maintain, especially nowadays after the impact of the pandemic. There are certainly tips to help improve that cleanliness, so here are some top tips to make use of, within your business.
Ramp up your cleaning routines
If you’ve not already ramped up the cleaning routines, then now is a good time to do so. It’s helpful to improve upon your cleaning routines, especially with many of us still being conscious about spreading germs.
While COVID-19 has somewhat been controlled, it’s still out there and people are still getting it. That’s why it’s important to make sure your cleaning team are keeping surfaces clean and regularly patrolling the office to clean up and keep things in pristine condition.
Encourage your workforce to keep their own spaces clean
While your cleaners are there to help with improving cleanliness, they shouldn’t have to pick up after your employees. In fact, when it comes to their own workstations, they should be keeping their own space clean.
It might be worth putting in a workplace policy for staff that it’s their responsibility to keep their work area clean and free of any hazards. Should that policy be broken, then there are warnings given that may result in dismissal.
Don’t push sick employees to come to work
When it comes to your employees, don’t push sick employees to come to work if they don’t need to. Most businesses will know it’s still productive to work from home if they’re fit to do so but your staff shouldn’t be coming into work and spreading any germs they have.
With that being said, be wary of staff illnesses, especially during peak times in the year when the flu and common colds are flying around.
Get professional services for pests
There’s nothing worse than realising that your business premises have become overrun with vermin. Ideally, you want to get rid of pests as soon as you spot the first signs of them. However, spotting them is a lot harder at first, especially if there are no tell-tale signs.
However, to keep the premises clean, if you have discovered pests then make sure to call out a commercial pest control service as soon as possible.
Review risks and mitigate them where possible
Finally, be sure to review the risks that are commonplace in your workplace and where possible, find ways to mitigate these risks. Whether that’s putting in preventative measures to policies and insurances that cover your back as a business.
This is important because cleanliness is part of health and safety within the workplace. Make sure that you’re improving your cleanliness as a business in 2023.