Keeping your work area clean is a requirement for many employers. It might seem like a drag to have to clean and tidy all the time, but there are actually many benefits of cleanliness…
Preventing The Spread Of Germs
Germs can spread quickly if they are left unattended, that is why hospitals are so vigilant with keeping clean. They can linger on hands and on surfaces, so it is important to practice good hygiene in any work environment – whether it is an office building, an eatery, or a medical facility.
Messy workspaces cause trip, slip, fall and injury hazards. They can also cause fire hazards if exits are blocked, or flammable materials are not handled as they should be. Make each employee responsible for keeping their own workspace clean and tidy, and have a schedule for communal areas.
If clients walk into your business premises and see mess everywhere, they will wonder what else is disorganised – your business policies, your work practices? Mess does not look good for your business.
No matter where you work, there will be legal implications of having a messy, unhealthy and unsafe workplace. Ignoring national standards could mean, fines, penalties or legal action against your business.
No one wants to work in an unclean or messy space, it is not good for productivity or morale. A disorganised office can mean a disorganised workforce. Simplify the clutter and see an increase in motivation.