Good office hygiene makes employees happy and safe

One in four office workers don’t wash their hands after visiting the bathroom. Knowing this makes one pleased that handshakes are a thing of the past. Clean, hygienic, and safe work environments are essential for the well-being of employees and visitors at your offices. Say no to poor office hygiene Bacteria breed easily as viruses […]

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One in four office workers don’t wash their hands after visiting the bathroom. Knowing this makes one pleased that handshakes are a thing of the past.

Clean, hygienic, and safe work environments are essential for the well-being of employees and visitors at your offices.

Say no to poor office hygiene

Bacteria breed easily as viruses and illnesses spread fast in offices with poor hygiene. This is bad news for any business and can affect their brand and impact employee retention.

Back to basics with good hygiene solutions

The most basic way to instil good office hygiene is to encourage employees to wash their hands with soap and water regularly, especially after using the bathroom.

Businesses should also ensure work areas, bathroom facilities and designated eating areas are always clean and equipped with supplies to help employees prevent the spread of illness.3 Hygiene solutions should include,

· Soap, paper towels and toilet paper always available.
· Sanitising stations in areas where employees touch common surfaces such as elevator buttons, door handles, and escalators.
· Regular cleaning schedules for bathrooms, kitchen and eating areas, and workspaces.
· Regular clean-up and sanitisation of dustbins.
· Educate employees on good office hygiene practices.
· Use posters to remind employees to wash their hands and cough or sneeze into a tissue or their elbows.

In addition to practising good office hygiene, businesses can benefit greatly from clean, hygienic, and safe premises in the following ways.

Happy and healthy employees

Providing your employees with a clean, safe, and hygienic environment shows them that employers care about their well-being. They will feel safe, happy, and more satisfied in their workspace, which will make them more productive.

Increase employee retention

Employees are more likely to continue working in an environment where they know their health isn’t at risk because of poor hygiene practices.

Improve productivity

When employees work in environments where they feel secure, it will reflect in their work, and their enhanced productivity will positively impact the bottom line.

Reduce sick days

As employees practice safe and hygiene measures, they’re unlikely to pass bugs to teammates. Less illness will reduce sick days and prevent delays in productivity and meeting KPIs.

Improve company reputation

Visitors to your premises will remember visiting a clean, healthy environment, and their reviews will leave a lasting impression and determine if they’re keen to do business with you.

Fewer office accidents

A clean environment reduces risks of employees injuring themselves while on duty.

If good office hygiene is important to you, get in touch with Servest today. Our expert teams are committed to providing safe and efficient office hygiene services to all our clients. https://www.servest.co.za/

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