It’s vital to protect a business’ critical assets, aka their staff. Then of course buildings and equipment.

A clean and hygienic workspace is a safer, happier, and more productive place to be and showcases pride in one’s business to potential and existing customers. Here are some handy tips from our experience in the commercial cleaning industry to help you protect your most important assets and present professionally to your customers:

1. Encourage employees to clean up after themselves:

Designate specific areas for trash, recyclables, and compost, and provide bins and signage to encourage employees to clean up after themselves.

2. Establish cleaning routines:

Develop a cleaning schedule that includes daily tasks (e.g. wiping down surfaces, vacuuming) and weekly tasks (e.g. deep cleaning bathrooms). Assign tasks to employees or hire a professional cleaning service.

3. Keep common areas tidy:

Encourage employees to be mindful of common areas like break rooms, kitchens, and restrooms. Provide supplies and storage solutions to keep these areas organized and tidy.

4. Encourage hand washing:

Place signs near sinks and hand sanitiser dispensers to remind employees to wash their hands frequently.

5. Use disinfectants:

Regularly disinfect high-touch areas like door handles, keyboards, and light switches to reduce the spread of germs.

6. Promote regular cleaning:

Encourage employees to take breaks from their desks and engage in cleaning activities, such as wiping down their workstations.

7. Implement a “no eating at desks” policy:

Encourage employees to take breaks and eat in designated areas to keep desks free from crumbs and spills.

8. Use air purifiers:

Invest in air purifiers to keep the air fresh and free of harmful pollutants.

9. Keep windows and blinds clean:

Regularly clean windows and blinds to allow in natural light and maintain good air quality.

10. Foster a culture of cleanliness:

Lead by example and encourage employees to take pride in keeping the workplace clean and organized.