As a business, keeping your premises clean has always been a priority. Your team needs somewhere hygenic to work, and the items you use around your company will slowly stop working if they aren’t cleaned properly.
While this has always been important, though, the recent worldwide outbreak of Covid-19 has made a lot of companies stop to think about the work they do to keep their buildings in the right condition. Without the right work, it will be easy for a workplace like this to become a hotspot for disease, and now is as good a time as any to start moving in the right direction.
We’ve delved into every aspect of commercial disinfection for this article, breaking down each of the jobs you have to do and providing some context to the suggestions being offered by governments. Your office, warehouse, or store may not seem dirty, but the biggest threats to the health of your team are often invisible.
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Routine cleaning has always been one of the best practices to ensure that a place is hygenic. There are several different levels to this, and the most important cleaning will need to be done on a very regular basis. We’ve broken down the different jobs you have to do and placed them into categories based on how often you have to carry them out. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to clean things more than this.
The idea of cleaning on an hourly basis can seem a little dramatic to a lot of business owners. In reality, though, there will be a lot of tools and environments being shared within your company, and these need to be kept as clean as possible to avoid an outbreak.
For example, if you own a shop, it’s likely that you will take payments with card machines. Most people use bank cards instead of cash nowadays, and this means that these devices will see an awful lot of use. They should be disinfected as often as possible, ensuring that the chances of viruses and other microbes being spread is as low as it can be.
It’s best to make this sort of cleaning as convenient as possible, and modern disinfectant wipes are one of the best tools for this.
Alongside hourly cleaning, there is also plenty of daily cleaning work to be done. Viruses like Covid-19 can linger on surfaces for several days if they aren’t dealt with, and this makes desks, keyboards, and the other tools which are shared between your team very risky.
Your daily cleaning should cover areas like this, along with things like vacuuming your floors and dusting surfaces. For example, if you were running a warehouse, it would make sense to clean the steering wheels and other controls on the forklifts your employees use each day. Even things like light switches and door handles should be covered with this type of cleaning.
There are countless products on the market which can make this easier for you. Sprays are convenient as they can be used with a variety of tools, but wipes and mixable solutions can also be good for businesses of all sizes.
The cleaning work you save to handle on a weekly basis should have nothing to do with disinfection. A week is plenty of time for a virus or other disease to take hold in your business, and this means that you should only leave things for this long if they aren’t a risk to people’s health. This can include a range of different cleaning jobs, like emptying waste bins and tidying people’s desks.
Cleaning products come in a lot of different shapes and sizes, giving you loads of choice when it comes to picking the ones which your company will use. There are several factors to consider when you’re choosing products like this, and we’ve outlined both these and the different options you have below.
It’s hard to know what to look for in cleaning products when you haven’t spent much time researching this space before. We’ve identified some of the most important features of these products and broken them down to give you an idea of what you should be hunting for.
You can use a huge range of different products to keep your business clean, and there are loads of options on the market for businesses looking to make sure that their offices are in good shape. The types of products you use can have a dramatic impact on your ability to stay on top of work like this.
Employee training can play a large role in keeping everyone safe on your premises. Many companies assume that this only applies to general safety, but it also impacts health, and you need to make sure that your team is trained correctly.
For example, it makes sense to have people wipe over their desks with disinfectant at the start and end of each day. This simple trick can save people from being exposed to viruses and other microbes for long periods, and it doesn’t have to take any time or effort. Alongside this, it can also be worth spending some time teaching your team about the different risk factors they are exposed to.
Most companies don’t want their team to have to clean the whole building each day. While they shouldn’t have to bend over backwards to keep their workspace clean, though, they do have a responsibility to act when there is a risk that people could be infected. Providing gloves, face masks, and other protective equipment can be a good way to ensure that your team has everything they need to do this properly.
There are going to be a lot of businesses working to improve the cleanliness of their offices in the coming months and years. This isn’t something you have to handle on your own, though.
Here at Schuelke Plumbing, we have a wealth of experience when it comes to disinfecting commercial properties. Our potent solution is 100% plant-based and works almost immediately without posing any threat to your team.
We encourage any business which is concerned about the future of their internal hygiene to get in contact with our dedicated team. We strive to make our service as convenient as possible, and can have your workplace disinfected when your team is away.
The future of commercial hygiene is sure to be shaken by the recent outbreak. Companies across the world are going to be looking for ways to keep themselves cleaner, and this is something which you have to keep in mind when you have a team working for you. Working from home serves as a temporary solution, but many companies will struggle with this in the long-run, and you need to be able to keep your business from being at the heart of a new outbreak.