How To Keep Your Office Clean (and reduce the spread of viruses).

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With the spread of the recent Coronavirus, hygiene has become ever more important. This is of particular significance in shared spaces where you may come into contact with lots of other people. A shared office is a good example of a place where viruses such as Coronavirus may be able to spread quickly if simple hygiene rules are not followed. 

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With this in mind, it is therefore very important that you maintain a high level of cleanliness within your workplace, particularly in shared office spaces. Not only will a clean workplace help to reduce the spread of viruses, thereby reducing employee sickness and lowering the risk of a drop in productivity due to illness, but it also helps to create a harmonious and stress-free workplace. 

Nobody likes to work in a place that is messy and dirty. It can be very demotivating to come into a place of work and have to deal with clutter and rubbish everywhere. This can be especially problematic when employees may be worried about the spread of infection. 

Creating a plan for how to keep your office clean is important, as is enlisting the help of qualified cleaning teams like SMC Premier.  

Create A List Of Rules

If you want your employees to keep their office space clean and tidy, you will need to create and implement a set of rules that everyone will need to follow. This will include disposing of all rubbish in the correct bins. This means separating everything out in the relevant recycling bin.

If there is a shared kitchen space, employees need to take responsibility for cleaning any cups, plates, or utensils that they may have used. Food waste should be cleared away and disposed of safely, and bins should be emptied if you find them to be full. 

Create A Roster For Cleaning

If it is everyone in the office’s responsibility to clean the office, then you should create a roster system. By doing this, you will be able to ensure that everything gets cleaned. A roster system is the fairest way of handing out cleaning tasks.

One week somebody may be responsible for vacuuming the office, the next week, they may need to mop the kitchen area. If jobs are passed around on a week-by-week basis, and everyone gets to do every task then it is completely fair and nobody is doing more or less than anybody else.

It will also help to encourage the employees to take responsibility for cleaning up after themselves as they go. 

Use A Professional Cleaner

If you want a thorough clean of your office space on a regular basis, then you may want to consider hiring a professional cleaner to come in as often as you need. You can ask your cleaner to handle regular cleaning duties such as emptying bins, vacuuming floors, and wiping down furniture.

You might also want to get them to carry out deep cleaning tasks on a rolling basis. For example, one week you may want them to clean skirting boards, and another week you might ask them to clean windows. 

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