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January 2021

How Professional Cleaning Can Make Your Workplace A Safe Place To Return To

By | Cleaning

Many employees who’ve been working from home are ready to return to the office. But it’s a mixed bag of emotions: on one hand, they’re excited to go back to work, but on the other, they’re concerned about their personal safety. 

Employers can reassure their staff that the workspace is safe by scheduling professional cleaning services. Here’s how commercial cleaners can stop the spread of COVID-19 in businesses and offices: 

 

Disinfect Public Spaces

In a workspace, there are a lot of day-to-day interactions. While some contact is unavoidable, you can do your best to eliminate germs by hiring a professional cleaning company. After a meeting or a rush of customers, schedule a cleaning with your business of choice. They’ll show up with the right disinfectants to eliminate viruses from all surfaces. 

When using a disinfectant, it’s important to follow the product instructions exactly so that germs will be completely eliminated. Your cleaning company will only use wipes that are specified for a particular surface, as to not ruin the finish of the furniture (for example, wooden desks or granite countertops).

A disinfectant is the only cleaning product that’s effective against COVID-19. Regular cleaning products just won’t cut it. When you hire a professional cleaning company, you can be assured that your workspace will be disinfected safely and properly.

 

Make A Plan

How often should you schedule cleanings? Which areas need the most attention? Work together with your cleaning company to create a safer workspace. 

First, consider how many employees will be returning to the office. Do you have a small team (5-10 employees) or are you working with a larger group (15+)? This will influence how regularly you need to schedule cleanings—weekly, twice a week, or even daily. 

Next, identify the areas that should be disinfected. Office desks, doorways, and snack stations are all places for germs to thrive. You may want to keep disinfectant wipes handy so that employees can wipe down their own spaces when they feel the need.

A detailed plan of action will keep the office safe for all your employees.

 

Put Up Signage

Let your employees know when the last time an area was cleaned by posting timestamp sheets. Your cleaning crew can sign and date the sheet each time they disinfect an area. When your staff members see this, they can trust that the area has been cleaned recently. 

Professional cleaners can do a lot to stop the spread of the virus. But so can your employees themselves.

When returning to a former workplace, it can be challenging not to slip into old habits. People aren’t trying to break the rules—sometimes, they simply forget they’re in place! It’s helpful to post reminders near high-contact areas. Places like the kitchen, lobby, and bathrooms are places that your employees frequent. Help them adhere to physical distancing measures by reminding them to wash their hands, stay 2 metres apart, and wear masks.

 

If your workspace needs commercial cleaners in Winnipeg, contact Anago. Let’s work together to make the workspace safe for all your staff members, and stop the spread of the virus.