5 Hygiene Tips To Make Your Office A Healthier Workplace
Despite a massive shift to remote working during the peak of Covid-19, many employees are now encouraged to return to the office as the situation stabilises. What’s important is keeping in mind that the threat is still real – and germs, viruses and illnesses can easily spread around the office.
The working environment is a vital aspect in business growth and success, and all employers bear the responsibility of ensuring their employees are working in hygienic conditions. Apart from taking care of their well-being, a sparkling clean office also maintains productivity at work.
Here are some tips on how you can maintain a clean office for a healthy and happy workforce.
1. Invest in quality washroom solutions
In shared bathrooms, install automatic soap dispensers to promote hand hygiene and eliminates the need for contact. Subsequently, this also reduces the spread of bacteria and germs.
Consider using no-touch paper tissue dispensers for hand-drying too as they also lower the risks of contamination by reducing the amount of microorganisms and moisture left on the hands upon washing.
2. Install hand sanitisers
Hand sanitisers contain alcohol which effectively kills germs, bacteria and most viruses present on the skin, combating the spread of germs. However, alcohol-based sanitisers can be very drying to the skin, so it’s ideal to source for a hand sanitiser which contains a moisturising ingredient to prevent skin dryness and irritation – so everyone can use it.
Place them strategically around areas including the washrooms, entrances, desks and other high traffic areas. This will remind your employees of the need to sanitise regularly, and at the same time, reflect a positive image of your business in caring for your team’s well-being when business visitors come by your office.
3. Set up a proper garbage disposal system
Installing a garbage disposal system will allow visitors to know where they can place their trash and litter. Use more than one trash bag placed at several locations within the office, to cut down on overflowing rubbish bin.
Not only will it keep your office tidy and hygienic, but also avoids unpleasant odours due to poor disposal which might attract potential pests. Make sure you empty those bags on a daily basis!
4. Combat bad odours in the office
Office odours can originate from anything that was discarded in the bin to the meal someone had for lunch. Sometimes, there could also be a musty smell which could indicate mould or mildew, or office equipment that are not cleaned properly. The nasty smell in the environment can be distracting for your employees to work in, so it’s crucial to identify the source.
Giving your office a thorough cleaning can go a long way towards getting rid of odours. You can place air fresheners around the area to dispense a fragrant smell at regular intervals, or add plants to purify the air, leaving it smelling fresher.
5. Engage a commercial cleaning company
To ensure a clean office, you’ll need more than just water and regular detergent. Hire a professional from an office cleaning company so they can figure out the appropriate cleaning procedures and agents your office needs and take care of your office cleanliness. They will also take note of any specifications and preferences to customise a cleaning plan and schedule that will significantly benefit your office.
Here at SQ 1 Development, our expert cleaning specialists have adopted sophisticated cleaning techniques while taking an eco-friendly approach. Eco-friendly materials and supplies will be utilised to clean your office – and you can soon expect a dust-free office space, ensuring minimal disruption as you carry out your daily routine.
We offer a broad range of services which include hi-dusting, glass panel cleaning, carpet maintenance, washroom and hygiene services, pest control, floor maintenance and much more. Apart from office cleaning in Singapore, we also provide professional residential cleaning services too.
Leave the manual cleaning work your office requires to us while we assure you that the hygiene levels of your office will be elevated to keep you and your employees healthy and happy!