Did you know that commercial cleaning can actually lead to a healthier workplace and happier, more productive employees? Having a regular cleaning schedule can prevent sickness and reduce absenteeism, which is great news for your bottom line.
At ECOClean, we specialise in commercial cleaning in a variety of sectors, such as retail and leisure, offices, education, car dealerships, and medical. We have seen first hand how cleaning can impact the overall wellbeing of staff and employees. In light of this, we have provided a roundup of key reasons why commercial cleaning can help reduce workplace sickness. These are as follows:
Better germ control
It is no secret that germs are easily spread in workplace environments, and one of the main reasons for employee sickness is colds and flu. In business premises, areas such as washrooms, keyboards and door entry systems are prime candidates to harbour germs. Even if something appears clean, it does not mean it actually is. Therefore, having a regular commercial cleaner that works to a specific schedule can reduce this health risk with the correct equipment and most suitable formulas to lower the risk of infection.
Less dust means fewer allergies
Conditions such as asthma or allergic rhinitis are commonplace and often exacerbated by excess dust, such as in carpets and on surfaces. Likewise, too much dust in the workplace can impact the health of the skin and eyes. Regular commercial cleaning will ensure that your business premises are free from dust and grime, leading to better employee satisfaction. This means improved productivity and less time off work.
Increased safety measures
Professional cleaners will be familiar with all the relevant health and safety legislation and practices, such as COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health). As a result, they make a huge contribution to safety within the workplace. By having a commercial cleaner come into your building and ensure all the work areas are tidy, they can actually prevent accidents from occurring. This reduces unnecessary sick leave and also helps to prevent claims of negligence.
The right tools for the job
A commercial cleaning company will have the most suitable tools to complete the job, and they will know what equipment to use and for what task. They will also be familiar with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), the use of ‘wet floor’ signs, and safe cleaning formulas. This ensures a high level of safety in the workplace, which can result in fewer accidents and absences.
Generate pride in the workplace
Having a dedicated company take care of all your cleaning requirements can generate a feeling of pride in the workplace. When a place of work is dirty, there is often no real incentive for staff to contribute to cleanliness and hygiene. When the environment is noticeably clean, employees are more inclined to tidy up after themselves. Not only can this lead to a culture of cleanliness, it can lead to greater productivity, healthier employees, and a better welcome for your customers.