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Keeping your workplace healthy and preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a viable concern for many Central Florida businesses. Below we have assembled 3 tips that will help:
- Actively Encourage Sick Employees to Stay Home and Consider Flexible Work Arrangements
If you have any staff or even customers that are showing signs of fever, respiratory issues or even a cold, suggest they stay home until they are symptom free. For employees, to make it easier, have flexible policies in place and make your employees aware of them. We suggest you also allow employees to care for sick family members or the ability to work from home to care for children while schools and daycares are closed to help with the impact this is having on them.
- Perform More Regular Workplace Cleanings
Keeping your business clean goes a long way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or any virus. Ensure all surfaces that are frequently touched are included in your routine cleaning procedures. This includes computers, counter tops, doorknobs, light switches, bathrooms, water coolers, kitchen and break rooms and anything there is shared equipment in. Using disinfecting cleaning agents that are made for these type of areas will help. We encourage you to also provide disposable wipes to employees to wipe down their common areas before each use.
- Promote Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette for Employees
Promoting proper hand hygiene in your office. Ensure employees are aware of effective hand washing practices, washing for at least 20 seconds and using soap. Encourage them to cover their cough and sneezes with a tissue or into their elbow instead of their bare hand. Post these policies in bathrooms, hallways and other high traffic areas to ensure they are followed.
Jul 8, 2020
Although your business tries its best to keep the workplace clean by ensuring windows are washed, dusting and vacuuming are done regularly, certain areas can be missed and cause your business embarrassment in front of guests or customers, as well as health concerns.
The list below defines the top 5 most common areas of your commercial business that are often overlooked while cleaning:
Door Knobs and Light Switch Covers
Your doors and light switches are touched thousands of times throughout the workday. They will be dirty, but not just dirt and grime, harmful germs from visitors or employees can also be on them. If they are not cleaning effectively and routinely, you risk the spread of possible disease.
Behind Office Equipment
Next time you go to your copy machine and print something out, look behind it in all the small crevices things can hide in. Office equipment is faster then ever and generates millions of minuscule particles, which will gather around the equipment. Without proper cleaning by an expert such as Clean Force of Florida, they can build up and even damage the machine.
Walls behind open doors and certain office areas that see less foot traffic can gather a lot of dust particles. Those with textured surfaces can have even more dust and grime attached to them. Our service makes sure they are thoroughly cleaned.
During the cooler months in Florida, usage of heat can cause dust and debris to collected inside the vents in ceilings, kitchens and bathrooms. This is one of the most disregarded area of any commercial office space, unless you hire a professional and experienced Central Florida commercial cleaning company.
Over time, fixtures will gather dust, which can dull their shine but also can cause health concerns for employees, especially those with allergies or asthma. In addition, bugs are very attracted to light fixtures. Over time you will notice dead bugs around them or even in them. Let's face it, no one in the office wants to deal with that.
By giving your business areas above the attention they need, your office or commercial facility can end up looking unattractive and could be a serious health issue for visitors and staff. A professional commercial cleaning expert at Clean Force of Florida is always ready to assist you. Fill out our online request form to get a free commercial cleaning estimate for your Orlando area business, or call 407-773-8613.