Your Workplace Cleaning Checklist

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Your Workplace Cleaning Checklist

Your workplace cleaning checklist is so essential, as more people understand (since the pandemic) how viruses spread through contaminated air and infected particles on surfaces.

Workplace visitors and staff want excellent hygiene and cleanliness standards in all facilities. Achieving high standards in public spaces and workplaces is ideal. To alleviate concerns around the spread of germs, take steps to ensure health and safety.

Your workplace cleaning checklist and cleaning routines can help. Here is a suggested workplace cleaning checklist to guide the areas you might like to prioritise.

A Clean Office Workplace

A clean workplace provides both safety and assurance that you care. Maintaining facilities’ hygiene offers protection from infection, improves productivity, and focuses on efficiency. Conversely, poor hygiene (and the resulting negativity within your teams) can affect employees’ welfare, satisfaction, and business figures.

Consistent hygiene maintenance within your offices starts with effective cleaning methods, from the entrance reception desks and office equipment.

Making surface wipes available on every desk can encourage employees to clean regularly. Some reports tell us that 10 million bacteria live on office desks and that the average computer keyboard can hold 7500 bacteria, with an astonishing 11% never cleaning them. Your workplace cleaning checklists help to record what should be cleaned and when.

Duty of Care

Employers have a duty of care to protect staff and visitors from potential risks. Keep them safe with a daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning checklist. Be secure knowing that you have done your utmost to provide everyone with efficient and effective cleaning opportunities.

With cleaning protocols, you can measure and regulate your office cleaning. Without them, you risk negatively impacting your employees’ motivation. To help make a cleaning routine manageable, take a look at our hygiene cleaning checklist for daily, weekly and monthly cleans.

Daily Workplace Cleaning Checklist

Here is the minimum set of tasks to help you to keep your facility sanitised:

  • Vacuuming all entrance spaces, offices, kitchens, and washrooms, including hard floors, tiles, carpets, sills and window areas.
  • Mopping all tiled and hard floors with disinfectant.
  • Wiping down each window, mirror and wall that is touched.
  • Emptying rubbish bins, washing and drying the bin before replacing bin liners.
  • Sanitising all surfaces with disinfectant, including each office desk, table, chair, computer keyboard, mouse, mouse mat, digital screen & monitor (with specialist cleanser), skirting board, handrail, door & frame, radiator, windowsill, light switch and all other surfaces touched.
  • Cleaning all kitchen facilities, including the fridge, microwave, water dispenser, and worktops.
  • Emptying the dishwasher – taking care to inspect the cleanliness of each item – before loading and running the dishwasher.
  • Thoroughly sanitising toilets and washroom facilities with disinfectant.
  • Wiping down washroom surfaces and equipment, such as hand dryers and soap dispensers.
  • Refilling hand soap dispensers, toilet rolls, wipes and other useful washroom products.

Weekly Workplace Cleaning Checklist

Weekly cleaning tasks are the bigger in-depth cleaning jobs. Consider signing up for a professional commercial cleaning service for more efficient and effective results. For example:

  • Soft brushing fabric chairs and visitor chairs.
  • Disinfecting every working surface and chair.
  • Thorough cleaning of windows, doors, entryway frames, floors, and wall touchpoints.
  • Emptying and sanitising every bin by cleaning with disinfectant.
  • Disinfecting, polishing and buffing hard floor surfaces and conference tables.
  • Emptying each kitchen fridge and disinfecting throughout.

Monthly Workplace Cleaning Checklist

Monthly workplace cleaning checklists are vital to minimise the impact on the daily & weekly tasks, such as:

  • Vacuuming vents.
  • Dusting high surfaces.
  • Vacuuming fabric chairs and visitor chairs.
  • Vacuuming and deep cleaning commonly touched surface areas.

Essential Cleaning Supplies for Your Workplace Cleaning

Workplace cleaning supplies need to be of the right quality to assure the health and safety of your employees and visitors. Completing daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks requires investment in equipment. All products need to be safe and appropriate. Here is the start of an essential workplace cleaning supplies list:

  • Disinfectants.
  • Air fresheners.
  • Cleaning cloths and scrubbing pads.
  • Multi-purpose cleaners.
  • Window, mirror and glass cleaner.
  • Furniture polishes.
  • Disinfectant wipes for surfaces.
  • Heavy-duty detergents.
  • All-in-one cleaning solutions suitable for washrooms.
  • Correct strength bleach for toilets, urinals and other foul drains.
  • Dishwasher tablets/liquid and dishwashing liquid.
  • Hand soap for dispensers.
  • Hand sanitising fluids for dispensers.
  • Carpet cleaning products.
  • Descaling agents.

Workplace Hygiene Guidance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regularly review and updates their guidelines on cleaning, hygiene and handwashing. Complete guidance is available online.

The Benefits of Professional Workplace Cleaning

We do understand that workplace cleaning isn’t simple. Avoid the significant repercussions of neglecting your workplace hygiene by monitoring your daily checklists. Use the list to protect employee wellness, facility standards and brand image.

The right cleaning products, checklists and additional time (on top of other commitments), and the expert skill to control facilities week in and week out are demanding.

For more information, please do get in touch. We have the workplace cleaning skills required to ensure your facilities stay safe and sparkly clean.

If you require any type of professional contract cleaning or workplace cleaning in Manchester, Blackburn, Warrington, Preston, Bolton, Wigan, Leigh, Lytham, Blackpool, St Helens or across the North West, contact Assured Cleaning today.

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