If you are preparing for the return of workers to your office, then it is time to think about your office cleaning responsibilities. As an employer, it is your legal duty to keep your workers safe. On a personal level, you want to keep your colleagues safe from illness and COVID-19. On a business level, you will want to prevent sickness and absence to maintain productivity.
However, considering the ins and outs of what it takes to set up office cleaning can feel like a headache you don’t want to deal with. There are many things to consider, from identifying high-touch surfaces to maintaining a cleaning record, ensuring the correct cleaning and disinfecting products are used and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, to providing PPE for cleaners and safely disposing of it after use.
Ratcliffe Cleaning is an expert in office cleaning in preparation for the return of workers. We can assist you with or take many of these tasks and responsibilities off your hands, so you can focus on restarting operations in your office environment as remote working and working from home is faded out.
A Deep Clean & Decontamination Before Workers Return
The first thing that any business should do before workers return is arrange for deep cleaning and decontamination. Our coronavirus decontamination service will ensure your offices are clean and safe.
The deep clean is a thorough clean that removes dust and dirt that has been accumulating while the office has been empty. You may have dirt from contractors installing screens, making repairs, or reinstalling office equipment, which our cleaning technicians will take care of.
Decontamination will help ensure that traces of viruses and bacteria left behind by contractors, security personnel, and any other individuals that have accessed the office are destroyed.
Regular Cleaning & Hygiene Practices
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, we recommend that you increase how often office cleaning takes place. Government guidelines recommend a deep clean at least once per day. Our highly experienced and trained cleaning technicians are focused on providing a more thorough clean to help keep you and your workers safe.
In response to COVID-19, our teams are working to risk assessments for each workplace. Frequently touched surfaces are the number one priority, and in your workplace, this might include office equipment such as desks, workstations, platforms, keyboards, touch screens, phones, printers, and conference room equipment.
Your regular office cleaning will also encompass other high-touch surfaces such as window and door handles, light switches, water coolers, kettles, and lifts.
There is plenty that you as an employer can do to improve workplace safety. Introducing good hygiene practices can make a significant difference and might include allocating equipment to individual workers, limiting people’s movement across your offices, and creating small independent working groups.
To discuss or arrange office cleaning in preparation for the return of workers, please contact our team on 0800 086 9215.