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Quick tips on keeping the office toilet sanitary and safe for everyone

October 2, 2015 / britta

The workplace is one of the busiest places in the world and one of the most common facilities used is the toilet. However, despite the fact that office employees go to the loo regularly, it can be one of the least things that they worry or talk about.

Truth be told, hardy anyone will discuss the toilet with their friends. It serves one purpose and one purpose only: for relief as well as for some specific personal hygiene needs. Conversations made in the toilet are usually curt and short compared to the ones that happen on the office floor or in the kitchen. Most often than not, only the cleaner or the caretaker really gives a thought about it.

Unfortunately, taking the toilet for granted also means that you are not particularly concerned about the millions of bacteria living and breeding in it. Whatever is found inside your office’s toilet, you will definitely be carrying and spreading around the office as well.

Here are some quick and easy tips to make sure the office toilet does not end up being a bio-hazard for everyone!

• Soap or liquid soap dispensers are must-haves in public toilets and although they are usually provided in offices, most are not concerned about the conditions they are in. Remember, washing hands to thoroughly clean them requires soap. If your dispensers are dirty and are not kept in good condition, they don’t have much of a purpose. Also, place a hand sanitiser dispenser near the sink as well.

• There should be seats for every toilet that is meant to be sat on. Regularly check the conditions of these seats to make sure that the hinges are still intact. It must be well-maintained and kept clean. Provide seat covers as well if possible. Keep the men’s toilet properly scrubbed.

• Toilet paper should always be available. It is also wise to provide disposable paper towels, cloth towels and hot air blowers that are well-functioning. However, you have to keep the bins in check to ensure that overflowing rubbish or used toilet paper and towels do not create an unhygienic situation.

• Always provide a check list or task list for the cleaner or caretaker of your office toilet. Usually this checklist comes from the Health and Safety Adviser. It is up to you to make sure that they follow and adhere to it religiously.

Finally, keep your office toilet smelling fresh and clean all day. This encourages everyone who uses it to maintain its cleanliness.

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

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