The top 5 ways to maximise your hygiene budget/how can Washroom Services save your business money?
There are a variety of simple and easy measures to ensure your business is hygienic whilst saving you money long-term. We have compiled a list of 5 ways you can maximise your hygiene budget:
1. Minimising germs is beneficial for both your business and your money
Perhaps the most important way you can benefit your finances is to invest in appropriate hygiene facilities for your business. This will minimize foul smells, litter and most importantly, stops the spread of germs. This is not only an important and necessary measure for your business, but will benefit you financially as you won’t need to spend money on expensive disinfecting services. It will also improve your customer satisfaction and ensure a cleaner, happier environment.
2. Invest in Feminine Hygiene Units
In 1991, the UK government created The Water Industries Act which states that no waste can cause blockages in drain systems. Therefore, waste needs to be disposed of appropriately instead of flushing down the toilet. By installing feminine hygiene units, women are less likely to flush their sanitary items and instead use the appropriate facilities. This will save you more money in the long-run as blockages can cause major drain issues and require expensive repairs.
3. Finding the appropriate Washroom Service for your business
If your business has a low number of visitors, then a smaller feminine hygiene unit would be more appropriate. This will save you money whilst ensuring your visitors are taken care of. However, if you are a larger business then you will need a more substantial unit in place. As a consequence, disposal of sanitary waste will be more appropriate for your business as you have considered both the volume of sanitary waste and the number of visitors. You might either need a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly disposal of the waste, but figuring this information out initially will save you money long-term.
4. Customer satisfaction
If your competitors are offering cleaner, safer environments then customers will more likely go to them instead of your business. By providing your customers with the necessary facilities, they will be more inclined to return to you. This can be guaranteed with the simple addition of facilities such as baby changers, hand dryers and sanitary bins.
5. Abiding by the law
In the early 1990s, the government created laws for companies and small business’ to abide by. These are the; Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations, Water Industries Act and Environmental Protection Act. These regulations are put into place to make your business a more hygienic and safe environment. However, if you do not comply with the law then you would be liable.