Many stay at home mums these days are turning to running their own businesses. They need to understand and comply with a raft of legislation, ensure the business stays profitable.It is not easy balancing everything and making sure that nothing is missed. One area that can easily slip is hygiene.
In certain industries like the catering industry, hygiene is a priority. Without good hygiene standards, a restaurant or food firm can easily end up being shutdown. For this reason, hygiene is very much a priority. Even more so for those who choose to base their operation from their very own kitchens to help try and get their fledgling businesses off of the ground.
However, it should be a priority for all types of firms however big or small. Here we explain why and give you some tips to help you to manage hygiene standards for your firm and doing so efficiently.
Less staff sickness
If your staff work in a hygienically clean environment, they will be far less likely to go down with flu, colds and stomach bugs. This is because many nasty viruses such as Norovirus are picked up on the hands. If a member of staff touches a surface that has been previously touched by someone with a stomach bug or the flu the chances are they will pick up the virus and also become ill as well. If those surfaces are kept clean the risk of bugs spreading amongst staff is greatly reduced. Simple steps such as keeping phones, keyboards, chair backs, door handles and desks clean makes a huge difference.
If you are refurbishing the kitchen area, investing in hygienic walls and ceilings by a company like Be-Plas makes a lot of sense. These wall and ceiling products not only look good they are easy to keep hygienically clean, be it a commercial kitchen environment or your own home. You will be surprised at how many germs lurk on walls where people lean or brush up against the wall.
Numerous studies have shown that a clean and tidy workspace improves productivity and accuracy. Working in a clean environment motivates people to be more professional. Because a clean office or factory is a more pleasant environment to be in people will happily work extra hours. Whereas people are not likely to want to spend more time than they have to in a dirty environment.
Make a good impression on potential clients
If potential clients visit your business premises, they will be impressed by clean and tidy premises. The opposite is true if your business premises are shoddy or unkempt. Having a regular cleaning crew ensures that things are kept tidy at all times, so workspaces look clean at all points of the day not just for a couple of hours in the morning.
Health and safety
Keeping a workspace clean and tidy significantly improves health and safety. Slips and falls are still a major cause of workplace accidents. Many of these slips and falls occur as the result of people slipping on plastic or other rubbish that has been left on the floor. Maintaining a clean work environment greatly reduces the risk of this type of accident.
Decreased fire hazards
Another hidden advantage of maintaining a clean workspace is that it reduces fire hazards. A surprising number of fires start in litter or spread to other areas via litter that has built up in certain areas.
In a clean environment, it is easier to spot things that need attention. For example, it is easier to spot a small ceiling leak if the ceiling is clean.
As you can seen maintaining clean and tidy business premises brings many hidden benefits to those firms who take the time to do so.