Maintaining hygiene in the workplace during Covid-19

Keeping your workplace clean and preventing the spread of Covid-19 is a top concern once you resume work after lockdown. Considering the severity of the disease, and that there is no cure for the same, you must take necessary precautions and preventive measures to maintain hygiene and keep your employees safe from the virus.

Here are a few top tips that you should follow to maintain hygiene in your workplace during Covid-19.

Educate your employees about the severity of the situation

To ensure that your employees are involved in maintaining a clean and healthy working environment, educate them about the severity of the situation. Being a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person through respiratory droplets, employees need to know about the steps and precautionary measures they should take to protect them and those around them. Using a tissue while coughing or sneezing, wearing a facemask for protection, when necessary, and following proper hand hygiene are the most effective ways to reduce the spread.

Maintain social distancing

WHO recommends keeping a physical distance of at least 1.5 metres between individuals. Implement social distancing practices by rearranging your work stations, if necessary, installing barriers or screens, if required, and making sure your employees follow the necessary precautions like wearing masks and avoiding handshakes.

Install hand sanitiser dispensers throughout your workplace

Make hand hygiene a top priority in your office. WHO recommends that one should wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitiser with at least 60% ethyl alcohol content.

Install hand-sanitising stations at the entry and near high contact areas like washroom, cafeteria, meeting rooms, etc.

Make employees clean their personal space daily

A regular cleaning routine is one of the most effective ways to improve hygiene and prevent the spread of germs and infection. Ramp up the cleaning regime by asking your employees to clean their work stations and personal equipment, that includes their desk, chair, telephone, laptop and any other high-touch hard surfaces with disinfectant or wet wipes, twice a day.

Restock soap in bathroom and kitchen areas

Make sure that the restrooms and kitchen area are well stocked with soap, hand sanitiser, wipes and toilet paper, where necessary. Consider displaying a notice to prompt workers to practice personal hygiene after using the common facilities.

Make cleaning wipes readily available

Providing disposable cleaning wipes for your employees to wipe down areas that come in frequent contact such as telephones, keyboards and computer mouse. Cleaning wipes are easily available in the market and are a convenient way of removing dirt and contamination from frequently used surfaces.

Stock green cleaning products

Keep your office free from harmful chemicals by using environmentally friendly green cleaning products including disinfectants, sprays, soap solutions, and sanitisers. This will not only keep your office disinfected but also promote a healthy office environment.

Clean frequently touched surfaces

Special attention should be given to frequently-touched surface areas, such as workstations, countertops, door knobs, light switches and any shared work equipment like printers, scanners, photocopiers, etc.

Our cleaners are professionally trained to tackle frequently touched surfaces and can provide a thorough cleaning service for your office. We understand workplace safety standards and use cleaning agents and disinfectants that are non-toxic and government approved.

Wipe down public use surfaces and areas

To make the right first impression with a professional looking office, your high contact surfaces in the public areas like elevator buttons, handrails, public counters, and indoor areas such as entrance lobbies, meeting rooms, cafeteria, and staircase should be wiped down and mopped with a disinfectant.

You and your employees shouldn’t have to worry if you do not have the skills or time for the routine cleaning chores. Our cleaners come equipped with the right skills, equipment and products. For advanced disinfecting and cleaning, our cleaners use a fogger that can spray disinfectant and allows it to reach each and every corner and surfaces that can be never reached.

Clean bathrooms regularly

Bathrooms pose a health risk, as these are one of the main areas from where germs can spread. Toilets should be kept scrupulously clean, as should wash basins, mirrors, counter tops, and hand driers.

Our cleaning professionals combine their expertise and experience and use high-quality cleaning products and technologically advanced equipment to properly clean and disinfect toilets and urinals for a clean, healthy and sanitary restroom.

Encourage anyone who falls ill to stay home

Employees showing any signs of fever, mild cough, common cold or even difficulty in breathing should be asked to stay home until they are symptom free. Encourage them to stay indoors and take rest and support them if they need to seek medical help. It’s also a good idea to have flexible working hours or work arrangements that allow employees to work from home.

Enjoy Life Services can help

As experts in cleaning and disinfecting commercial and office spaces, Enjoy Life Services can help you maintain a healthier office environment for your employees and customers.

So how do we do that?

  • We offer a range of corporate cleaning packages designed to keep your office space cleaner and safer.
  • We use state-of-the-art commercial cleaning equipment including a fogger that can reach every corner and environmentally friendly government approved cleaning solutions that are proven to kill viruses and bacteria.
  • Our expert and dedicated cleaning team follow the highest of hygienic conditions.

If you need more information on hiring a professional office cleaning service to clean and disinfect your premises during Covid-19 outbreak visit our Office cleaning page.