The importance of an effective cleaning programme
Category: Commercial Cleaning
If you miss the cleaning at home for a few days, then it is not so much of a big deal. You can always catch up later on down the line.
However, when you have got a business to run, the cleanliness of the workplace can make all the difference, not just to staff members but also to prospective customers.
In this guide we will consider the main benefits of cleanliness in the workplace and how you can plan a good housekeeping programme.
Perhaps one of the main advantages of having a neat and tidy work environment is that it is important from a health and safety point of view.
It prevents staff members from slipping over and reduces fire hazards. If your company works with a number of different chemicals, it can also lower the worker's exposure to these substances.
Cleaning is also good from a hygienic point of view, in that it promotes the health and wellbeing of your employees.
By removing all of the obstacles, tripping hazards, unnecessary furniture and rubbish, you will be able to use your work space more effectively.
Regularly cleaning your business premises will also have the added bonus of boosting morale and productivity.
Implementing an effective cleaning schedule
Putting in place an effective housekeeping schedule is essential for any business. Whether you decide to do it in-house, or employ commercial cleaners, it is necessary to ensure that it is carried out effectively.
One of the first things that you need to consider when drawing up a programme is your budget.
You should decide how much you are willing to invest and what your priority areas are.
All of this needs to be ironed out before you bring a commercial cleaning company on board.
You also need to determine how regularly your workplace needs to be cleaned. This will depend on how big your premises is, the number of staff working there and the amount of money you have available.
It is important to remember that housekeeping is something that needs to be maintained over a long-term basis, so you should ideally be aiming for your venue to be cleaned at least two to three times per week. This will prevent rubbish and dirt building up over time.
When planning a cleaning schedule, do not forget to include out-of-the-way places such as shelves, basements, sheds, and boiler rooms that would otherwise be overlooked.
Will you be providing cleaning equipment, products and materials, or will these be provided by the company you bring on board?
This is something you need to think about before enlisting the help of professional cleaning companies.
Aims and objectives of a commercial cleaning schedule
An effective housekeeping programme should at the very least ensure that all spillages are cleaned up properly, surfaces are cleaned, and rubbish is disposed of.
It should also ensure that any dirt, physical hazards and obstacles are cleaned up or cleared away for the comfort and safety of all of those who work within the premises.
Posted by Toni Tsocheva