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Office cleanliness brings benefits to the workplace

June 25, 2016 / britta

Keeping the office clean can be tedious and costly for business owners. Maintaining a space that a dozen or even hundreds of employees inhabit for most of the workday can be daunting at times. However, keeping the office tidy does have its perks. The benefits employers gain from a clean office might even pay for the costs of keeping it clean.

Clean office equals healthy employees
It should come as no surprise that a clean office is directly related to how healthy your employees are. If the office is kept clean from pathogens and microbes then it may reduce the sick days of employees. Less sick days mean more productivity which translates to more income for the owner.

It prolongs the lifespan of furniture and fixtures
If the schedule of maintenance for the office is up to par, then you don’t have to worry about the carpet fading fast or the couch being soiled. Maintaining cleanliness will help you preserve the lifespan of furniture and fixtures just like it would at home. The floor and ceiling will not rot away and the toilets won’t clog when you have a good maintenance plan.

Prevents injury
A clean and tidy office will prevent injury due to slips and tripping over fixtures, which could be related to the lifespan of your office furniture. A worn down carpet can cause an employee to trip or a rotted ceiling panel can fall on an employee. Always check the condition of the office furniture and fixtures and replace the ones that can become an injury hazard. It would be cheaper to replace a broken chair than pay for an employee’s broken arm.

Attract clients
It’s important to impress clients at every opportunity. A clean office will be one of those things that could impress them. It would also be a good signal for them that this office maintains professional standards even when it comes to cleanliness. A client who loves your office would want to meet with you there rather than in a fancy restaurant.

Improves employee morale
Nobody wants to work in a shabby office. A clean office would boost morale inside the office and would subconsciously promote better performance from your office workers. And those who work in the office are also more likely to keep a tidy office clean thus creating a collective effort to help maintain the atmosphere of cleanliness.

Legal obligations
While keeping a clean office environment is a must for any self-respecting business owner, there are also legal requirements to do so. Government laws require employers to maintain certain levels for standards of cleanliness and sanitation. Fire exits must be clear of any obstacles and sanitation must be up to par with government regulations.

Keeping an office clean has its benefits. Though the costs may sometimes be high, the benefits of having a tidy and hygienic workplace outweigh the expenses. It does tend to keep employees happy and healthy throughout the year and help them become more productive at work. So it should be a must for business owners and employers to always have high standards of cleanliness. Remember that a clean office says a lot about the ones inhabiting it.

RPC Cleaning will provide you with great tips on how to take care of your workplace and will help you keep your entire office sanitary, safe and clean to protect you and your employees! Call us today on 0208 994 4778 for more information on how we can help!

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