Whether you work in an office, kitchen, shop or factory no one wants to work in a dirty or messy environment. A clean workspace gives a good impression to customers and employees so read our top 10 tips for keeping the workplace clean alongside doing what you are being paid to do.
A workplace is made up of all different kinds of people, each of them with their own standard of cleanliness and sense of responsibility to maintain them within the work environment. If one person takes on the sole role of keeping the workplace clean, they may become bitter and their productivity may suffer. Make sure jobs are fairly allocated to each staff member and create a rota system which means everyone has a specific day during which they should perform each cleaning task.
Tidy as you go
In a busy place of work, it is easy for things too quickly become messy whilst serving customers as a priority. If you practice tidying up clutter and mess as you work, it will soon become second nature and you will not have to spend long periods clearing an overloaded desk or shop floor. A kitchen or production line can quickly become hazardous work environments things aren’t kept tidy.
Keep cleaning products in stock
A stationary order or stock control sheet is common in an office, shop or kitchen but to keep the area clean and tidy it is advisable to also keep a stock of basic cleaning products and equipment such as air freshener, toilet cleaner, cloths and sprays.
A simple checklist of the areas that need attention to make sure nothing gets missed. For example, how often are staff toilets bleached, have the bins been emptied, or window sills dusted? A checklist to accompany the rota means nothing gets missed.
All hands-on deck
Just because a job might be allocated to another person, or it isn’t your day for cleaning doesn’t mean that things should be left ignored. If you see something needs doing, do it.
Make sure there is appropriate provision for all stock, stationary etc. If there is a place for everything to go it will make it far easier to keep clean and clutter-free. It will also mean you can quickly find things when they are needed and easily recognise when things need to be replaced.
When you arrive at work make sure you give yourself a few minutes to get everything in order, at the end of the day do the same. Before leaving check that you have washed up your coffee cup, and chucked away any litter.
Opening and closing flow chart
Where there are multiple members of staff it might be useful to create a flow chart for the opening and closing of the business. This could include tasks like wiping down desks or tables, cleaning equipment and washing up, as-well-as turning off lights, closing down computers and setting the alarm.
Practical solutions to arising issues
Encourage co-workers to report ongoing issues so management can implement practical solutions. If the bins getting filled too quickly, perhaps the office needs a shredder and recycling provision. If the stock is running out too quickly then a larger order should be approved. When staff report issues they find there is likely to be a simple solution to make sure the workplace is kept a pleasant and functional place to be.
Call in the professionals
In many working environments there just simply isn’t the time or trained knowledge to clean and tidy alongside performing in the job role. If your workplace is too busy to keep it clean in-house you should know when to call in outside help. In some workplaces there are specific requirements for cleaning of equipment and Ten 3 Cleaning can assist with those for your peace of mind.
Being at work might be the last place you want to think about cleaning, but neither your staff members or customers want to be in a dirty or messy environment. A presentable premises for
customers to visit ensures you are giving a good first impression and staff are more likely to perform well in pleasant conditions.
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