What are the benefits of maintaining excellent hygiene levels to your business?
Whilst maintaining a high standard of hygiene within your business space or office is a professional expectation legal requirement and, there are several other reasons why maintaining a clean and organised working environment can be beneficial to your company. We’ve decided to highlight our top reasons as to why managing your hygiene levels within your workspace should always remain a top priority.
1. Your employees are legally entitled to work in a clean and safe environment, as is their human right under international laws. For example, you are required to provide sanitary bins for female employees in their bathroom facilities, in order to dispose of menstrual waste in a discreet and hygienic manner. If you ensure that your employee’s working and recreational space within the business premises are kept clean and sanitary, your employees are more likely to feel comfortable and motivated to work productively. If you fail to comply with UK legislation, you could risk being fined or taken to court, so investing in good hygiene practices is a must to avoid financial and legal repercussions.
2. Likewise, many people subscribe to the mantra ‘tidy room, tidy mind’. Studies show that employees work best in clutter-free zones, as mess is a distracting factor.
Organising an in-house cleaning rota is a good way to evenly distribute responsibility amongst employees and reinforces the desire for excellent hygiene levels as a central priority within your company. Plus, this encourages both teamwork and individual responsibility, as it ensures that employees are able to take ownership of
their workspace and are held responsible for actively cleaning up after themselves.
3. If you have clients or visitors coming in, maintaining an excellent standard of hygiene creates a professional first impression and sets the tone for both your initial appointment and working relationship. If your bathrooms or office space is dirty or unsanitary, this could jeopardise future business opportunities or relationships with business contacts as they may be put off by the unattractive and unsafe workspace.
At Washroom Services Direct, we provide a wide range of hygiene products and services for your every need. From sanitary bins to soap dispensers, we offer an affordable one-stop shop of everything that your business needs to remain clean and tidy. For more information on how Washroom Services Direct could help to facilitate your hygiene requirements, get in touch with us today.