Whether you have a small office with a few desks, or a large workforce operating from multiple premises in a range of locations, the winter season highlights just how quickly germs can spread. Viruses, bugs and bacteria spread from person to person, often before those infected show any signs of illness and before you know it your staff have called in sick.
Staff sickness is an inevitable part of owning and running a business but there are ways to control and limit the spread of germs by maintaining a clean and hygienic work environment. Commercial cleaning companies know and address the highest risk areas of your facilities, as well as the aesthetic cleaning tasks, to reduce the spread of bugs and bacteria and to keep your staff happy and healthy and working productively.
Having a clean workplace is a big factor in the success of your business, but what are the areas that need specific attention from a commercial cleaning company, and why?
Bathrooms are particularly high-risk areas, the toilet, handles and taps can all harbour bacteria such as Norovirus and Shigella. These bacteria can cause horrible symptoms of vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. Thorough and regular cleaning can minimise the risk of bacteria being spread.
Reception or front of house
The reception area of your facilities has high footfall, with all different types of people coming through the door such as clients, staff, postal workers, delivery drivers and workman. The door handles, desks and any other equipment in a central communal area like the reception area should be kept clean to reduce the risk of contamination.
The staff kitchen area is another area that can harbour bacteria such as salmonella or E.Coli due to the preparation of foods and reheating of food. E. Coli is responsible for around 3000 hospital admissions every year and can cause fatigue, diarrhoea and nausea. A communal kitchen needs to be cleaned efficiently to stop germs from being spread. A commercial cleaning company have the knowledge and expertise to effectively clean your workplace to give you, your clients and your staff peace of mind of a job well done and to provide a hygienic environment for everyone.
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