“Everything we are doing, Is going to be done differently. It is going to be done better, And if we don’t do it, Our competitors will”
This is a famous proverb. It is not only applicable to work, a way of progress, etc. It is very much applicable to cleanliness.
The way the workplace is maintained, whether it is a factory, industry or kitchen, it actually contributes a lot to the quality of work done. A workplace is another home, where each employee spends a significant amount of life.
Why keep our workplace tidy?
There are thousands of diseases that are spread because of unhygienic and dirty workspaces and Workstation. It tough to believe this but in developed countries, the number of sick cases due to unclean workplaces is equivalent to the number of cases due to an external environment.
If workplaces are not clean then it automatically decreases the productivity of employees and affects them mentally too.
So what should you do to keep your workplace clean? We have tried to list down the things you have to focus on in a workplace. I hope you will find this article helpful to revamp your full workplace into a healthy one.
Walls and Ceilings
The wall and ceiling surround the employees all the time. If they are clean and tidy, then the employee feels good. Not only that, when the client visit the company or the people visit the restaurant they tend to feel good. This would give the company or the restaurant a good reputation.
“Feel always fresh like a clean wall”
If it is a kitchen, it takes really long time to clean, due to the oil covering the walls. Similarly, if it was a factory, it would take a time to clean the walls mostly due to blackening of walls caused by the running of machines. Since the revenue is a lot dependent on cleanliness, the companies, restaurants and factories hire cleaning services to keep the walls & ceilings clean.
“My idea about Superman or superwomen, someone who scrub her own floor“
Any office floor gets dirty. This is mostly because of dust, as employees come in and go out all the time. For the floor, the major part of the dust comes from shoes, bags, trolleys, etc. To clean the floor and to maintain hygiene, many factories, restaurants and IT companies makes use of cleaning services.
Electrical and Electronic equipments
Take a company or a factory, it depends on a lot of electronic and electrical equipment. When this equipment is not cleaned, they get ruptured, even a computer the employee’s use must be cleaned in a timely fashion. Not only that, take for example if the air conditioners are not cleaned regularly then the dust collected in it can cause severe health issues.
There is so many electronic and electrical equipment used in IT Sectors, Manufacturing Industries and Restaurants like Mouse, Keyboard, CPU, Air Conditioner, monitor, laptop, hard disk, fridge, cooking equipment, switches etc, all these have to be maintained with cleanliness, for proper functioning.
Storage Files or Cabinet
In many workplaces, Filing Cabinets are used for storing invoice, project files, vendor information, project files, estimation report, etc.
When such cabinets are used and when the cabinets are huge & have separate spaces for each section of information, it really reduces the work stress. So, these Cabinet or Storage Files are like the heart of the company, they must be maintained clean & tidy since they are prone to dust.
Bin Disposal is obviously very crucial in any work environment. They have to be cleaned daily and replaced in a timely fashion. This plays a very very significant role in maintaining good health & providing a clean environment for the employees.
“Keep your mind clean like an empty bin”
Most of the companies divide the waste into different bins, like Bio-degradable, Non-Biodegradable, etc. This classification helps to properly recycle waste and also get rid of non-biodegradable waste.
Workstations and Work Desks
“If your desk is a mess, you don’t have space to work”
Workstation and Work Desk cleanliness is very important. Take, for example, an environment which is dusty, with things lying around, smelly, this would obviously make the employees irritated and stressed out.
Pantry / Kitchen or Commercial Kitchen Cleaning
“Clean food – healthy food”
In a restaurant or company, Breakroom is one place, where people meet, get refreshed, share their common views, etc. Having a good Pantry ensures this. Pantry must be really clean, the vessels, the old food must be disposed of, not only that the chefs in the pantry also must also maintain proper hygiene. Also, the microwave must be cleaned to prevent the growth of germs.
The welcoming area gives the first impression for any work environment, say it a restaurant, company or factory. For example in a restaurant, the first thing the customer notices is the “Welcoming Area”, only then, they choose to enter the restaurant.
“First impression is the best impression”
Similarly the carpet in the “welcoming area” must be given a lot of focus, as dust, dirt, etc, tend to accumulate in it. Not only that they get stained a lot, requiring a lot of maintenance.
Nowadays most of the companies have glass. These glasses can get easily dirty with dust due to pollution. They cannot be cleaned easily as they are outside. When an employee, or an outside person sees the company from outside, the cleanliness of the glass speaks a lot. If the glasses are very clean and maintained, then it automatically implies that the company is good for its services.
Window cleaning not easily for IT sector, so they tend to hire window cleaning services near them.
An unclean Washroom is a very serious and dangerous health hazard. If it’s not properly maintained, then, it can cause many diseases. Also, if it’s dirty and smelly, then no one would want to use it.
Most of the IT sector use water flush toilet. They have to be properly maintained and have to be cleaned thrice a day.
There are several mandatory things that must be present inside and outside the washrooms. Some are:
- Hand Sanitizer
- Cleaning equipments
A clean environment provides a good peaceful mindset and good hygiene for the employees to work. Investing a lot in Cleanliness is always worthy. It is also a way of ensuring a good reputation for the company in the market. Following the above guide makes the company ensure its reputation in cleanliness.