Employers need to take steps to account for the health and safety needs of their staff in all working environments, whether it is shop floors, warehouses or offices. Each setting will have specific hazards to deal with and will need a set of protocols to keep everybody safe.
Offices are considered one of the safest working environments, but there are still hazards to account for such as electrical safety. Although there are fewer risks of physical injury, the office environment could be causing or exacerbating health complaints though poor hygiene. This kind of working environment can be a breeding ground for bacteria, particularly if work surfaces are not regularly cleaned and people come into work when they are ill. The situation will worsen when people eat at their desks.
In any office, it is important to have a cleaning schedule in place to keep the working environment as clean as possible. This should include vacuuming carpets, wiping or dusting surfaces and cleaning public areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. Kitchen devices should be kept as clean as possible, including the housing of the devices, as they could be regularly used by a huge number of people which increases the chances of germs being spread. You should also make sure door handles are wiped down regularly for the same reason.
Whether your office is large or small, you should ensure you keep it clean and hygienic. One of the best ways to do this is to hire a specialist company to do the task for you. This will save you a lot of work and also means you will benefit from their professional skills and experience. At CCS we provide flexible commercial cleaning in Bath, Bristol and surrounding areas which are designed to meet the needs of all kinds of offices. We are one of the longest serving providers of office cleaning in the area and have unique systems in place to ensure our staff are monitored and checked to maximise quality.