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Hygiene should be a top priority in any office environment; good hygiene and waste disposal practices not only help to prevent things like pest infestations, but also reduce the chances of employees becoming ill as a result of exposure to harmful bacteria and viruses. Here are two ways to ensure that your office remains hygienically clean at all times.
Hire the correct number skip bins for your waste disposal requirements
Having a sufficient number of skip bins is absolutely crucial if you want to maintain a sanitary work environment for your staff.
If your premises is quite large and you only have a single skip bin, there is a good chance that it will end up packed to capacity within a few days and overflowing within a week. If the bin is so full that its lid cannot be fully closed and you are forced to leave excess bags of refuse on the ground next to it, the likelihood of rodents being attracted to its contents will be significantly higher.
A rodent infestation on your premises would not only affect your profits (as you would have to shut down your operations whilst the infestation was dealt with), but could have a very negative impact on your enterprise's reputation. Given this, if you have noticed that your existing skip bin often seems to reach maximum capacity several days before its contents are due to be collected, it would be wise to get in touch with your local skip bin services company and arrange for an additional bin to be delivered.
Be particularly careful when it comes to cleaning the kitchen and break room areas
The areas of your premises in which food is prepared and consumed should be kept hygienically clean at all times. Raw foods (particularly raw meat) are laden with potentially harmful bacteria which, if left to fester on countertops and tables, could easily make your staff members seriously ill.
Furthermore, the scent of food waste (such as crumbs, sandwich crusts and leftovers) that is not properly cleaned up after people are finished eating can attract rats and mice into your premises; as explained above, an infestation of this kind can wreak havoc on your business.
As such, if you wish to keep your employees healthy and your enterprise running smoothly, it's vital to maintain a high level of hygiene in these parts of your premises.
To achieve this, you will need to ensure that there are adequate hand-washing facilities in the kitchen and break room areas; the soap and hand towel dispensers should be periodically checked and refilled, and signs which encourage people to wash their hands before preparing or consuming food should be placed on the walls.
Additionally, these areas should contain bins with airtight lids for food waste, so that the scent of any leftover food does not attract rodents.
Last but not least, at the end of each day, your cleaning crew should disinfect all of the tables and countertops, and hoover up the floors to remove crumbs and other small food particles.Share