6 ways to maintain a clean and organised facility
Maintaining a clean and organised facility is not easy, but it’s very important for any business growth and development. The cleanliness and organisation of your office will impact your business and the well-being of your workforce. Workplace safety should always be a top priority.
In many facilities, slips and falls are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims. On the other hand, respiratory illnesses such as the common cold account for absenteeism costs of around R12 to R16 billion per year (Occupational Care South Africa (OCSA)). Employees can’t be productive if the environment is dirty and in disarray. Therefore, if you want to improve the safety, health, and quality of your workplace, you can ‘clean up your act’ using the following strategies.
1. Assess the risks:
You must identify and prioritise areas of concern before you can improve workplace cleanliness. Consider conducting a full-scale facility assessment to examine which areas of your facility are prone to filth, spills, clutter, and other environmental ailments that affect employee health and safety. This assessment should include your air ventilation system.
2. Make daily clean up a routine habit:
For a healthy and productive facility, a daily clean up must become a routine habit for all workers. Each employee must take responsibility for cleaning their workstation each day before leaving. If each worker does their part and develops the habit of cleaning their area, the process will be nothing more than a blip in the day’s work. Here are some more guidelines on how to create this daily cleaning habit in your business.
1-Create a policy that clearly states your company’s expectations, and frequently communicate and enforce this policy.
2-Develop a culture of safety and wellness at your workplace.
3-Make a checklist and ensure all areas are clear of any spills, debris, or other hazards.
3. Make it simple for employees to be clean:
By strategically placing cleaning supplies in appropriate areas around your facility, you can make it easy for employees to be clean. Also, designate specific cleaning supplies for particular tasks to avoid cross-contamination. You should also stock paper towels, all-purpose cleaner, and other cleaning products in areas that routinely get messy.
4. Make hygiene a priority:
Install hand-sanitising stations to decrease the spread of germs, and encourage employees to wash their hands frequently, especially during the cold and flu season. During this COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen how companies and people flourish when they make hygiene a priority and hire a specialised cleaning company like Spring Green Trading to sanitise their facilities.
Stacks of files and old equipment pile up in the workplace and take space away from employees. It also obstructs visibility, hinders workflow, and creates many other dangers. Engaging the services of a specialised cleaning company like Spring Green Trading will help you to clean out your storage area to make room for new storage, recycle old equipment, and enjoy a clutter-free space.
6. Control dust:
Dust accumulation creates many issues for businesses, including poor air quality, fire and explosion hazards, and malfunctioning equipment. Regular surface cleaning minimises these risks. If your facility produces a lot of dust, an industrial vacuum cleaner is an efficient way to manage dust removal.
The cleanliness of your workplace environment says a lot about you as a professional product or service provider. Use these tips to ensure your business facility is clean and organised and ready for action!
Spring Green Trading takes great pride in ensuring the cleanliness of your work environments and the well-being of your employees. For a cleaner and better future for your business, book a cleaning service with Spring Green Trading today.