Some people have the perception that because they can smell the products that all areas in their office have been covered but just because a room smells clean, it doesn’t mean that all areas have been actually been cleaned.
Many cleaning companies operate a no clear desk policy where if it’s not clear it doesn’t get cleaned. This is done to protect both the cleaners and clients. Nobody wants that vital piece of paperwork you’ve been working on for months to go missing. So, why not take 5 minutes at the end of the week to clear your desk and make it accessible for cleaning? If you are unaware of when your cleaners are coming in, you should be able to identify this from the schedule they are working to. Bear in mind that if they haven’t had access to your desk for a number of weeks or months, bacteria will begin to build up and nobody wants that on their desks!
After reading an article about the number of germs harboured on a keyboard, and identifying an increase in absence levels, one company recognised the problem in her own workplace and felt a deep clean was long overdue. She contacted us for help and she also asked for advice on sanitising the equipment and the desks. Crystal Clean have done a full deep clean throughout the building and implemented a weekly rota of what days the desks in each area are cleaned and the staff have all been made aware. Needless to say, things are running much more smoothly since we have been on board.
An article in cleaning matters also highlighted the on going problem. Even large organisations like Virgin have to find ways to tackle the issue…
‘’Wendy Peck, service support manager at Virgin Money, was concerned that untidy desks and dirty hardware would become a Health and Safety issue, with staff sickness caused by bacteria in areas that had not been cleaned in a long time.
Peck contracted a cleaning company, who specialised in the control of bacteria on computers, telephones and desk areas down to trace levels.”
It is common, that once sanitisation cleans are implemented, you see a shift in the general tidiness of peoples desks, helping the cleaning team to stay on top of the bacteria with their weekly clean. You never know it might even mean some of those massive piles of paper work finally get filed away!
If you would like to find out how we can help you stay on top of the cleanliness of your office, get in touch on 0114 4010550
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