Keeping up with the regular cleaning of your business is so important- especially during the Covid-19 environment – and everyone has learned a great deal about that lately.
We have always understood the importance of keeping up with thorough and regular cleaning of your business, but it’s great to see many New Zealanders and businesses realising this now as well.
The COVID crisis has been testing, but, it has taught many people around the world more about having high standards of hygiene. It has shown us how the spread of bacteria can move quickly and how we can work collectively to prevent it.
We are extremely proud of our expert teams who have been working tirelessly through all Alert Levels to keep essential services going.
Many Kiwi businesses big and small, will be returning to work soon (if they haven’t done so already).
So we’ve come up with a guide and a bit of a recap about why it’s important to continue to keep up the regular cleaning of your business.
Start by stopping the spread of bacteria
With winter less than a month away it’s a good time to assess your cleaning standards to see if these practices can be improved.
The cooler months are proven to be the most common time to contract the flu, bacteria, germs, and more. But, it’s also the perfect time to find out more about why it’s so important to keep up with regular hygiene and cleanliness.
Elimination – keeping on top of regular cleaning around your business is going to help eliminate, minimize and reduce the number of bacteria on surfaces that can be picked up by people. Eliminating the spread of bacteria is one of the first lessons to take note of. By doing you will prevent a small problem from becoming a bigger one.
Good hygiene practices in your workplace
The health and safety of not just your staff, but your clients and anyone who interacts with you – should always be a high priority, particularly now, especially if your business has clients who are more vulnerable and exposed to risk.
One clear benefit of regularly cleaning your workplace or business premises is that it also helps to keep your staff healthy as it will minimise the spread of bacteria and germs, like the “flu”.
Applying practicable steps now and making sure your staff understand and practice good hygiene, will be vital in ensuring an all-round high standard of hygiene in the workplace.
We’ve learned and have seen the concrete evidence that washing your hands correctly, does work! The important step now is to make sure everyone does it!
Sometimes when employees become sick, it can have a devastating impact on businesses, especially when not one person gets sick but everyone! It then spreads through their families and onto close contacts!
Helping to minimize the risk to your staff, customers, and beyond is something we should all take more seriously. You can help create healthier workplaces for your people by ensuring safe practices at work, and now is a good time to review them.
Germs, germs, germs
Bacteria and germs have been a good lesson all on their own. It is something the COVID-19 crisis has made everyone more aware of. How quickly they can spread, how far they can travel, and the catastrophic damage they can do.
Keeping your workplace clean is going to be healthier for everyone! With the understanding of how far and wide bacteria can travel, many of us now realise why it is crucial to thoroughly clean our businesses from top to bottom.
Germs a microorganism, especially one which causes disease.
We’ve been taught how far bacteria travel and how you can get infected with bugs.
Bacteria can travel between people via a variety of ways, coughing, sneezing, through touching eyes, face and so much more. There may be many of us who probably didn’t understand the full range of ways bacteria is spread pre-COVID! Hence the importance of being in our “bubbles”.
That is something many businesses will be introducing when they return to work, keeping staff in smaller ‘bubbles’.
If your business is returning back to work soon, there are some excellent hygiene resources you can find here.
Review high contact surfaces when cleaning
We’ve learned how bacteria can live on surfaces for a long period of time, even more so in winter, where among many other factors they seem to thrive in the cooler weather.
It’s a good time, to review all high contact areas in your business. You may find there are plenty that escaped your attention pre-COVID.
Outside cleaning is important too!
Outside cleaning is just as important as inside cleaning. We’ve already mentioned that bacteria can live on surfaces for long periods of time, and that includes outdoors – high contact areas, like rubbish bins, door handles and handrails, etc.
It’s heartening that so many businesses already have excellent hygiene standards or are applying the ones the Government has put in place. Sometimes it can be hard to keep on top of, and how can you be sure your staff are doing a good job?
Having a professional clean of your business is going to give you peace of mind, for your staff and customers as well. They will know exactly how to clean all areas, with what products and for how long. A clean place of business is also going to impress people and customers. It’s a good example that lets your customers know you take hygiene seriously, and it creates a good lasting impression of your business.
Our knowledgeable team at Rapid understands the importance of maintaining a high standard of hygiene and are encouraged to see many people taking hygiene and cleanliness more seriously now due to COVID-19.
Whether it’s inside or outside your building, it’s important to maintain cleanliness to protect your customers, your business, and your staff – and to give that very valuable ‘first impression’.
Our team is highly skilled and experienced with all types of cleaning services, whether it be industrial, indoors, outdoors, big or small businesses – we cover them all.
We have been identified as a trusted, safe contractor through our PREQUAL Certification, giving our customers full transparency about our health and standards. This assurance that we will be equipped with the right gear and skills is invaluable and we’re proud to offer it to all of our customers.
Hiring contractors with stringent health and safety standards is the only way to ensure the safety of your premises and staff. You’ll certainly be in safe hands with Rapid.
If you have any questions about how we can help assist your business in maintaining a high standard of regular cleaning, please feel free to get in touch with us.