Beside the obvious reasons of having a clean and hygienic workplace, there are many other benefits to keeping a clean factory or warehouse. Setting aside dedicated time to cleaning your workplace can benefit your business in many ways. Read on for more details.
Complying with health and safety regulations
There are many health and safety regulations to adhere to when running a factory or warehouse. These include ‘ Health and safety at work 1974’ which means employers must ensure the health and safety of all their employees. This includes controlling risk factors in the work place, such as trip factors and any potential hazards. The employer is responsible for keeping all risks to a minimum and doing regular checks to ensure this is adhered to.
Also ‘Management Health, Safety at Work Regulations 1999’ means employers must regularly asses work place risks and follow through on any actions needed. This includes assessing any trip hazards or any potential work place hazards that are likely to cause potential accidents in the factory or warehouse.
There is also the ‘Workplace Health, Safety Welfare 1992’ which requires all workplace floor areas to be free from any hazards or obstructions.
If any of these regulations are not met, this can result in failing an inspection. Fines can be issued if an inspection is failed, or it can even result in the closure of your business. To avoid this use the guide to preventing slips and trips at work to help you comply with all regulations.
A clean factory or warehouse will increase productivity
A factory or warehouse is obviously a busy environment, meaning floors and equipment will quickly become dirty. Dirt and dust in your equipment will its performance and its productivity. Lack of cleaning can also result in equipment maintenance costs as they can fail more often if not cleaned properly and regularly. Keeping up with the cleaning of your equipment will mean you won’t have these issues, often saving you money and increase productivity along the way.
When your factory/warehouse is clean, tidy and free from clutter your staff will also be more proactive too. They will be more focused with less clutter and will find what they need more easily. Also when your employees see that you are making an effort to comply with all the regulations to keep the safe in their workplace they will be more proactive for you an will want to do their best for your business.
Deep cleaning will positively impact your business in so many ways. That’s why it is important your factory or warehouse has a deep clean regularly. You can give your staff an area each which they are responsible for cleaning to ensure all areas are cleaned properly. If your business can not spare the staff then bringing in professional contract cleaners like Champion Cleaning Services will be your best option. We have all the correct equipment and products to do the best job every time. We also have highly trained staff who will always give 100%.
If you think your factory or warehouse could benefit from a commercial cleaning service give us a call on 01925 850657 today to speak to one of our managers who can tailor make a cleaning contract to suit your business.
Now more than ever we need to concentrate on keeping germs to a minimum. Learning to live with covid and work places wanting staff to go back into the office. We need to consciously make more of an effort with our office cleaning to keep germs at bay by cleaning these germ hotspot areas regularly.
With keyboards getting continuous use they are a germ hotspot. Germs will be transferred via touch and breath. To remove dust particles from between keys you will need to use a compressed air blower, as dust will bet trapped where a cloth can’t reach. Once this has been removed you will need to wipe over the surface with disinfectant to eliminate any germs. This will need to be done on a regular basis, particularly when someone different starts to use the computer/keyboard.
Office door knobs are touched constantly by many different people daily. For this reason we need to ensure the door knobs are wiped down with antibacterial cloth or wipes as regular as daily if possible. If they aren’t cleaned regularly germs will be passed from person to person increasing the risk of illness.
Office telephones are touched and breathed on all day therefore they will need regular cleaning to stop the spread of germs. Wiping all telephones down with an anti-bacterial cloth as regularly as possible will reduce the risk of spreading germs around the office and reduce the risk of illness. If lots of different people in the office are using the same telephone I would recommend cleaning the phones daily to stop the spread of bacteria and gems.
The office fridge is often full of mould and bacteria due to lack of cleaning. Cleaning the office fridge is no ones job right? Well if this is the case then your office fridge is at risk of making your staff ill. Bacteria and mould will form if old food and crumbs are left. This bacteria can spread to other food making people ill. So it is important to clean the fridge regularly. A mixture of 50% vinegar 50% water is the best way to clean your fridge, then wipe it down with an anti-bacterial cloth or wipe. Ensure all old food is removed first.
Toilets need regular cleaning for obvious reasons. Your staff are not likely to get involved with the cleaning of the toilets. This is where Champion Cleaning Services can help. We can come and clean your toilets on a regular basis ensuring your toilets are free from germs and bacteria making them safe for your staff to use.
Office carpets will likely have many stains such as coffee, spills and food. As well as stains the carpets will contain a build up of germs and bacteria. You will need to use a specialist cleaning company like Champion Cleaning Services to clean your carpets properly. We will use specialist equipment and products to ensure your carpets are free from stains, germs and bacteria.
If your would like to use the services of Champion Cleaning Services to help keep your office premises germ free and safe for your staff call us on 01925 850657 today.
Studies show that the kitchen has the most germs in the work place and door handles were found to have more bacteria than the toilet! It seems cleaning the kitchen is just as important as cleaning the toilets!
The three things reported to have the most bacteria was the kettle, sink and microwave. The fridge, keyboards and telephones close behind. Kitchen taps were found to have a high level of bacteria too. The more obvious places to clean had far less bacteria, such as table tops and work surfaces. These are obviously cleaned much more frequently. The kitchen seems to be the least focused on area where the office cleaning is concerned.
Reasons the office kitchen is so dirty
The office kitchen is mostly used by staff who nip in to make a quick coffee, or a quick bite to eat for lunch before heading back to work. Staff simply don’t have the time to clean up after themselves in the kitchen. Also staff will never take as much pride in the office kitchen as they do at home as they often don’t see it as their responsibility, kitchen and office cleaning not being their role. This along with not having the time to clean up properly after themselves often results in a very dirty kitchen.
The office kitchen can cause much conflict between staff. When people don’t clean up after themselves and leave a mess for their peers to face when they want to enjoy lunch. It seems to be an ongoing issue in office kitchens which has never been resolved. Office cleaning doesn’t end in the office, the kitchen needs cleaning too!
How can Champion Cleaning Services help?
Sometimes we need to accept defeat. Staff are never going to clean the office kitchen properly after themselves. They don’t have the time and if we are honest, they don’t want to. Hiring a professional cleaning company like Champion Cleaning Services to outsource your office cleaning can resolve all these issues. No more conflict between staff over who didn’t clean up after themselves. No more bacteria ridden kitchen that your staff are expected to eat in. Using a professional cleaning service will mean your office kitchen is always bacteria free and ready for your staff to enjoy their lunch safely, without the risk of getting ill due to poor hygiene. We all know the upmost importance of good hygiene.
Does this sound like your office or workplace? If so call Champion Cleaning Services today on 01925 850657. We can help get your office kitchen gleaming leaving your staff to get on with their jobs.
Using a professional cleaning service in your offices is important for many reasons. Professional cleaning will benefit your employees productivity and turn over, the life of your office equipment and much more. Keep reading to find out how.
Happy staff-productive staff
Regular professional cleaning is important not only for the health and safety of your staff but also for their happiness too. People spend a lot of time at their workplace so they deserve a clean tidy space they can feel comfortable in. Our quality professional clean will ensure the office is at its best, clean and tidy. Your staff can then focused on their work and be more productive. Happy contented staff will deter them from looking for work elsewhere, which in turn will result in a reduction in the turnover of your office staff.
Healthy staff equals less absence
There are also the health benefits to having regular professional office cleaning. A hygienic workspace is essential for the overall health of your staff. You are responsible for keeping the workplace clean and safe for your employees. Our professional cleaning service means you can relax in the knowledge you are making your workplace as safe and hygienic as possible for your staff. Using a regular contract cleaner ensures germs aren’t spread around the office. Resulting in less staff sickness and less absence.
Lengthen the life of office equipment
Did you know regular deep cleaning can also elongate the life of your office equipment? Fax machines, scanners, photo copiers etc. are all used excessively in the office. This means regular deep cleaning is important to keep them running smoothly. We can clean those awkward hard to reach places to ensure your equipment is in the best condition increasing the life span. This will result in your business saving money long term.
Time to use a professional contract cleaner?
If you feel regular professional cleaning would benefit your business then Champion Cleaning Services are here to help. Get in touch today to discuss your office cleaning requirements with one of our dedicated account managers. Let us help you get the best from your business.