Keeping a Sanitary Environment is a Team Effort
January 22, 2022
How Your Team Can Keep the Building Clean with Commercial Sanitation Services
Maintaining sanitary conditions on a property is a key factor in setting the right standard for the employees of a business and assuring potential customers that this location is the right place to address their needs as a consumer. Beyond being a best business practice, many organizations are required to comply with certain industry protocols and standards regarding the cleanliness of their facility. The trained janitorial professionals at Image One are prepared to provide your team with commercial sanitation services to make sure your property meets the sanitization expectations of your employees, customers, and other visitors.
This is reflected in the mindset of many in the workforce, as a recent survey shows that two-thirds of employees want improved cleaning practices at the workplace when they return to a “normal” in-office setting. Unfortunately, when it comes to sanitization, there can be a disconnect between the goals of these team members and how they go about keeping a healthy environment in their facility. Here are some ways your team can work together to keep the office space clean.
Set Regular Cleaning Tasks
Regardless of industry, work settings can get dirty and overcome with germs over a short period of time, even in the course of just one day. To offset this, those in your organization will need to become part of a cleaning plan and follow through on the sanitization responsibilities that you set for them.
Identify these “shared areas” in your facility where people frequently sit side by side, such as conference rooms, kitchen areas, and so on. Team members should use common disinfecting products to clean around their area after they’ve used it and before they leave to kill any germs they may have left behind and protect others who use the same space after them.
While performing these regular cleaning tasks can prove to be invaluable to the health of those in your facility, it’s unlikely that your employees will have the capacity to perform deep cleaning techniques in the facility. Image One’s technicians are trained to provide commercial cleaning services to your workplace to eliminate any messes and germs that your team members may have missed. Additionally, our team can treat the property outside of business hours to avoid disrupting the workflow within your office.
Emphasize the Importance of a Sanitary Workplace
Even with simple and realistic cleaning responsibilities being shared, some participants may not “buy-into” the cleaning plan that you’ve set for everyone. For your collective efforts to work, you will need each team member to commit to following the plan. Once a few slack off and ignore the sanitary protocols, it becomes easier for the rest to follow suit.
Germs can spread fast, particularly in places that are difficult to disinfect. While most are aware of the work challenges and health risks a sick workforce can bring upon a business, they may, on the other hand, not be professionally equipped to limit the spread. It’s important to set realistic expectations for them and focus on what they can reasonably do in terms of cleaning responsibilities.
For the more complex treatments that might be required on specific surfaces, such as hard floors, carpets, and windows, the janitorial professionals at Image One have tested and proven treatments that can disinfect areas that your employees would struggle to deal with.
Keeping a clean work environment is a team effort, and Image One is ready to join your team to aid with sanitizing and treating your facility. Visit our website to see how we can deliver a healthier workplace for your property!
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