Posted by admin, January 17, 2019
Everybody knows that a clean and tidy working environment is good for business. It sustains the morale of workers, creates a positive impression among potential customers and, whatever industry we happen to be in, makes for overall gains in efficiency. Indeed, the statistics speak for themselves.
Contented workers are productive workers
In a recent survey of staff across a variety of businesses, 48% of workers revealed that they were dissatisfied with the standard of hygiene in their working environment. The dissatisfaction centred upon washrooms, with 51% ‘appalled’ by the condition of facilities.
We ensure that this basic and unglamorous side of our work is carried out to the most rigorous standards. It is a basic tenet of our service that no employee of a Glenn customer should ever have cause to complain about the hygienic or visual condition of a washroom. To this end, we provide detailed training to hand-picked, committed members of our staff.
Reduce time lost through illness
Our cleaning programmes do not only improve the appearance and comfort of our clients’ premises – they actively contribute to a reduction in working days lost through viral and bacterial illnesses.
In a study of 2014, a virus sample was placed on door handles and table tops in an office environment. In less than four hours, the virus was communicated to between 40% and 60% of staff and visitors to the premises.
The risks are at least as great in educational institutions – and the importance of maintaining hygienic standards in clinical and medical premises really cannot be exaggerated.
At Glenn, all of our cleaning programmes include the frequent and thorough disinfecting of ‘hot spots’ like phones, door furniture and desk surfaces.
Reduce accidents at work
The consequences of sloppy cleaning practice can be more serious than the spread of colds and ‘flu. According to a recent Work Safe Report, two-thirds of UK businesses are failing to meet basic Health & Safety laws.
In 2016/17 no less than 70,116 non-fatal injuries were sustained in accidents in the UK workplace. A high proportion of these were the results of ‘slips, trips and falls’ that could have been avoided if the employers had adopted good cleaning practices – for example, promptly addressing spills and leaks, and clearing away obstacles from walkways. These are minor things in themselves, but overlooking them leads to personal suffering, lost working days and even legal action against a negligent employer.
As a matter of course, Glenn Cleaning conducts a Health & Safety and environmental check at every client’s site. Our audit consists of a comprehensive risk assessment against a formal H&S checklist, covering all likely hazards in the areas in which we are required to work.
First impressions are lasting impressions
We hope we’ve made a convincing case for our meticulous approach to cleaning. While it’s true that ‘a tidy desk means a tidy mind’, the implications of a slap-happy approach go much deeper than mere appearances.
That being said, impressions are important – especially first ones. Potential clients are unlikely to look favourably on dirty windows, stained floors and furniture, and neglected washrooms. How your company presents itself will become, in a client’s eyes, a living metaphor for how you will conduct their business.
At Glenn, we offer a bespoke service designed specifically for your business. Our team of cleaners will quickly grow to understand in detail your preferences and priorities.
Start your cleaning revolution today
Call us and we’ll book in a meeting to discuss your precise needs, to design an appropriate programme and to allocate the resources necessary to keep your employees healthy and your brand’s reputation sparkling.