4 Ways to Participate in This Year's National Cleaning Week
This year, National Cleaning Week will take place on the last week of March, from March 28th to April 3rd. This is a week of celebrating cleanliness, hygiene, and health. In addition, it helps bring awareness to the cleaning industry and the professionals that keep it alive and thriving. If your business is planning on participating this year, you might be wondering how to get your employees engaged and ready to partake in this year's National Cleaning Week.
If so, Safety Facility Services has you covered. Here are five ways to celebrate National Cleaning Week in your office and get your employees involved.
1. Reevaluate Your Cleaning Plan
Start National Cleaning Week by looking at your current provider's cleaning plan and seeing what can be improved. You might want to ask yourself the following questions:
• What additional services are needed in our cleaning plan?
• Should we implement carpet, hardwood floors, or window cleaning?
• Do we have our office deep cleaned frequently enough?
These questions can get you thinking about the areas in which your cleaning plan could use extra support.
2. Get Your Employees Cleaning
Give your employees time throughout the day to wipe down their work areas. Be sure to provide effective products for employee use. If you're unsure of what products to purchase, we can help recommend and deliver these products. In addition to this, only EPA-approved disinfecting products should be used, as these will help keep germs and viruses at bay.
3. Make Hands-Free Swap
Restrooms are one of the most used spaces in a building. You'll need to be committed to keeping them clean to help prevent the spread of germs. It is especially important to keep them clean if your office frequents outside customers other than your daily employees. By switching to hands-free tools, you're eliminating several touch points in a highly-trafficked space that would otherwise carry and spread tons of germs.
We suggest making these hands-free swaps in your building bathrooms:
• Hand sanitizer dispensers
• Soap dispensers
• Paper towel dispensers
• No-touch faucets
• Automatic toilets
4. Educate Employees on Office Hotspots
Educate your employees on all the office hotspots. Identify frequently touched surfaces like light switches, doorknobs, refrigerator handles, and shared desks. Further, it should be easy for employees to clean these areas by providing frequent hand cleaning stations and wipes throughout the office. All employees should know where to find cleaning supplies for easy access and the ability to restock when needed.
Turn Cleaning Week into a Year of Clean
Working with a facility services company allows your office to always receive the best services. Depending on your building and other timely needs, we can create a personalized plan. For example, the spring and winter seasons may require enhanced services due to impending weather conditions.
As a facility services company, we also offer cleaning, disinfecting, day porters, security, building maintenance, pest control, and other services to keep your office running as it should. To learn more about these options, contact Safety Facility Services.