Standards of a Clean Office Workplace
As scores of workers return to their offices after a year or longer of working remotely, there is a renewed focus on cleanliness and hygiene at the workplace. After a protracted amount of time of hyper-awareness of germs and viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic, people are vigilant about having clean and healthy workspaces.
Results from a Harris Poll conducted this past May show that 84 percent of respondents surveyed said that they are more likely to maintain heightened hygiene practices adopted in response to the coronavirus pandemic. And 65 percent expressed concern over the cleanliness of their workspace, according to the same Harris Poll.
Among workers who have returned to the office, more than half said they have observed fellow workers adopting new behaviors having to do with cleanliness, and this includes using hand sanitizer more frequently and washing their hands more often.
This long-awaited return to the office brings with it some wariness among many workers as the pandemic lingers and the highly transmissible delta variant continues to threaten people’s health.
So as many people are re-entering their workplaces, it is fair to say that it is important to maintain a clean office that promotes good health. In this blog article, we will present tips on what to look for when it comes to promoting cleanliness and good hygiene in various areas of the office.
Signs of a Clean Office
Hygiene in the Workspace
More than any other area of the office, the workstation is subject to dirt, grime, and germs from the working and eating that is done there. When you assess how clean your cubicle is, look for dust and grime. If you notice dirt fairly often, then it is probably not receiving consistent and adequate cleaning.
Check to see if your computer screen is clean or dusty. Also inspect your keyboard, mouse and the entire desk. You might want to limit eating snacks and meals to the kitchen or breakroom, sparing your work area from crumbs, stains, and spills.
A clean and tidy area where employees work fosters productivity and efficiency. It is important to keep germs at bay to ensure the health and safety of everyone who spends time at your workspace.
When you look at the floor in your office, that is usually a sure sign if the work area is up to competent cleaning standards. You should be able to tell if floors have been vacuumed or mopped regularly and disinfected. Are there streaks or dirt marks on the floor?
Floor cleanliness is of prime importance, especially in high traffic areas. You will find that floors can quite easily harbor dust, bacteria, and a lot of germs that are brought in from outside. What’s more, you can transfer bacteria and illness by spilling food or beverages onto the floor.
A suggestion for a deep clean of the office floors is using bleach when scrubbing those hard surfaces. Carpets can be steam cleaned to ensure they are sufficiently clean and disinfected.
This is another area that is subject to heavy use and lots of germs. It is where everyone in the office congregates for snacks and meals, and to visit. Maintaining cleanliness in this area can be challenging.
Some ways to tell if your breakroom is up to good cleanliness standards is by making sure the counters have been wiped clean, the floor is free from grime, and the trash cans have been emptied. Germs can accumulate in this area, so it pays to be vigilant about keeping it sanitary and clean.
This is where guests and clients will form their initial impression about your company. Is your reception area clean, tidy and does it appear free of clutter? Make sure the soft furnishings are spotless. You don’t want stains and debris showing here where they will be noticed by lots of people during the course of a day.
You want your front door to convey to visitors that your company cares about a clean appearance. Check the handles for signs of dirt and inspect the glass for smears or fingerprints.
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