How Cleanliness Can Affect Your Business Moving Forward
Now that you have cleaned and disinfected your office or facility, you are ready to open your business back up to your employees, clients, and customers. But the work does not end there. You will need to maintain a cleanliness routine if you want to minimise the dangers of the coronavirus and other illnesses.
Maintaining a clean environment requires identifying high traffic areas, maintaining a schedule, and addressing needs as they arise.
High Traffic Areas
The identification of high traffic areas in your business is paramount to keeping it clean. This is because the coronavirus must find a way inside your office or facility, so that it can infect other people. Such areas of concern include the following.
- Gathering Places, such as a break room
Tour your business and create a list of places that need to be cleaned frequently. High traffic areas should receive top priority.
Creating a Schedule
High traffic areas should be cleaned on a daily basis. This means having the proper cleaning materials along with scheduling cleaning sessions for maximum efficiency. Cleaning just before breaks, lunch, and when people are leaving the building should be prioritised.
Kitchens and bathrooms should also be cleaned on a daily basis. They are some of the more likely places where the coronavirus can spread. Such areas should be cleaned both before work starts and after work is completed for the day.
Standard cleaning procedures should be performed weekly around work areas, floors, and walls. Exceptions would include places where people frequently gather such as around a copy machine, break room, or connecting hallway.
Now that you have a regular cleaning schedule, you will need to enforce simple rules to minimize the possible spread of viruses. This includes the following.
- Social Distancing: Everyone should keep at least six feet apart
- Mask Protection: Wear masks in places that social distancing is not possible
- Sanitisers: Hand sanitisers should be available for everyone
- Gloves: Should be used when surfaces are not clean
The proper disinfecting products will destroy over 99% of viruses. Simple chemicals such as bleach, even when heavily diluted with water can destroy the coronavirus, germs, and bacteria on contact. By employing the right disinfectants, you can sanitize your office or facility on a regular basis.
Finally, procedures should be put into place that address issues that go beyond cleaning your business.
Sick employees should stay at home and get tested if coronavirus is suspected
Hand sanitiser should be carried around if possible, by every employee
Sanitise or replace masks on a daily basis
Hiring a professional company can greatly reduce the burden of cleaning your office or facility with your own employees. Instead, you can have a fully trained staff complete with the proper equipment and products clean and maintain your business all for a low, competitive fee. Call us today and find out more about how you can maintain the cleanliness of your business by hiring our company.