5 Easy Steps to Office Cleanliness

5 ways to Keep Your Office Healthy

Published on
December 14, 2021 12:35:23 PM PST December 14, 2021 12:35:23 PM PSTth, December 14, 2021 12:35:23 PM PST

Coming up with a strategy to maintain cleanliness in your office is more important now than ever before. With employees returning to their offices and making the transition from working from home, now is the time to start fresh and create a healthy workspace.

 

Diminish Need for Door Handles

 

One way in which you can diminish the need for door handles is by installing automatic door systems. EVO Products’ automatic sliding door system can fit on any new or existing sliding door. With this system, the doors will automatically open as you approach and close behind you. On average, door handles have at least five different types of bacteria living on them at a given time. By creating touchless entryways, you can help reduce the number of surfaces employees touch while at work and hopefully help prevent the spread of germs around the office.

 

Hand Dryers with Air Filters

 

The health and safety of employees are a top priority for any business owner. Washrooms in offices are places where hygiene is essential for staff wellbeing. One of the most reliable and effective ways to keep employees’ hands clean is by installing hand dryers with air filters. There is a wide variety of different types and styles. Hand dryers with air filters help clean the air that passes through them by trapping any particles that could potentially be unsanitary, harmful, or hazardous. They go through a three-step process of diffusion, interception, and impaction to completely clean the air that passes through.

 

Clean Keyboards More Often

 

In offices, especially those with shared desk spaces, staff members are frequently touching the same desks, keyboards, screens, and mouses. To prevent the spread of germs, it is recommended that you should be wiping down your keyboard at least once a week and do a deep clean every four to six weeks. You may want to think about supplying disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer for your employees to encourage this.

 

Regular Hand Washing 

 

Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. People frequently touch their noses, eyes, and mouth without even realizing it. Germs from unwashed hands can be transferred to other objects such as handrails and door handles around the office. It may be helpful to set up sanitizing stations around the office to encourage employees to be extra cautious.

 

Throw Open the (Screened) Windows

 

Anyone who’s been cooped up in a stuffy stagnant room can appreciate the simple pleasure of opening the window and getting some fresh air. It is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to help prevent the spread of illness. So, when returning to your office space, don’t be afraid to open a window and let the breeze blow those germs away.

 

These quick and easy steps can help create a safe environment to keep your office staff healthy!