Returning to the office for work can be both an exciting and intimidating endeavor. In order to keep safety a number one priority, there are a number of things that you, as a commercial business owner can do to both prevent and treat infection spread throughout the office. Keep reading for some of the best tips and tricks on how to keep sickness and germs at a minimum this winter season.
Maintaining Office Hygiene
Although there is only so much that can be done in certain circumstances, one of the best and most crucial ways to prevent infection spread is through the process of maintaining personal hygiene. This can involve anything from regularly washing hands, to consistently disinfecting commonly touched surfaces. Whether you work in an office or own a business, if you have people regularly coming in and interacting with your space, it is important to maintain a strict hygiene regime.
Efforts can be as simple as posting signs requesting individuals to wash their hands in the bathroom, leaving out hand sanitizer, or creating a cleaning routine amongst employees.
Additionally, making sure to request employees stay at home when dealing with an illness is imperative. The best way to prevent the spread of germs is to keep them out of the office, after all.
Hiring Professional Cleaning
In addition to maintaining a healthy hygiene routine, hiring out a professional cleaning service to properly disinfect surfaces and overall keep your space at it’s cleanest potential can be the difference between the draining of sick days and keeping everyone healthy all season long.
S.J. Services provides several services that work towards keeping your space professional and safe. Offering nightly janitorial services, day porter cleaning services, Covid-19 disinfection, and more. We ensure that when you book a service with us, your space will be at its prime potential for cleanliness, keeping you, your employees, and customers safe and healthy all year round.
As aforementioned, establishing a sick policy in your place of business can be incredibly helpful in the prevention of infection. Although ultimately, the decisions that your employees and customers make will be out of your hands, encouraging preventative measures is the best way to curb sickness.
In addition to enabling work from home if possible, another way to encourage employees to be responsible when sick is through suggesting and offering the use of masks. When experiencing cold symptoms, requesting employees to test for certain illnesses such as Covid-19, the Flu, and other common illnesses, can ensure that the proper treatment and measures are taken.
Although the prospect of being responsible for a commercial business or office in the modern world can be intimidating, there is no need to panic or worry. When you take the proper preventative measures, such as maintaining hygiene in office, hiring a professional cleaning service, and carrying out the proper measures of treatment when something does arise, your office will continue its success, even during peak infection spread seasons.