The Importance of a Clean Workplace

By Nic Bohanna on February 22nd, 2024

A clean workplace is the way to a happier, healthier space, but it can be difficult to see beyond that when you are busy with operations. However, there are many benefits of workplace cleaning, such as a boost in morale when you walk into a clean and tidy workplace each morning. But what are some other advantages?

4 Benefits of a Clean Workplace:

1. Increased Productivity

A clean and organised workplace means an effective and efficient one too. Cluttered environments can be extremely distracting, which can hinder your progress at work. This could be due to locating lost documents or feeling as though you don’t want to work because of the mess.

However, having a clean workspace means you can solely focus on your work without distraction, create a healthier environment, and make a good impression on clients.

2. Promotes Healthier Well-being

A clean workplace is a happy one, but when things get bad, you may not even feel like tidying. 1 in 6.8 people have trouble with their mental well-being at work. In fact, 12.7% of sickness absences are attributed to mental health concerns.

It’s easy to feel down in a dirty environment, which can cause a sleuth of health concerns further down the road. It can affect the overall morale and sets a precedent that the area doesn’t need to be cleaned. However, workplace cleaning does not have to be a lonely or difficult task. Why not combine your forces and create a better space together?

3. Creates a Good Impression

Whether you are hosting an important meeting with papers sprawled across the table, or you haven’t tidied your desk in a while, it’s not a good impression for anyone. Any mess is what the client will see upon entering your workplace. Not only is it embarrassing, it could be detrimental to your business.

We know cleaning in the workplace is a menial and unfair task when it’s not your mess to clean, especially if your space has multiple departments and floors. In this case, consider creating a cleaning chart. Either way, wouldn’t you rather have a space to be proud of rather than make excuses for an unclean workplace?

4. Reduces Accidents and Sickness

    Potentially the most important benefit of the lot, if you know your workplace is a hazard and can cause incidents, then you need to initiate workplace cleaning today. As an employer, preventing workplace accidents should be your number one priority—not doing so could cost you much more than time and cleaning supplies.

    Furthermore, absences are the highest they have been since 2004, with sickness or work-related injuries rising by 2.6% in 2022. As a result, a record high 185.6 million working days were lost across all companies in the UK. Whereas, the average employee lost 5.7 working days.

    Ensuring your employees are healthy means they can complete work to the best of their abilities. This means throwing away tissues and rubbish into the correct bin, and maintaining a sanitary space to reduce the chances of becoming sick or catching a virus.

    Specialist Cleaning Services with Synserv

    We understand you only have so many hours in a day and no one wants to stay behind cleaning. With that being said, cleaning in the workplace is an easy task when you have our trusted crew to help.

    Synserv only offers the best cleaning services across all property types, including industrial and commercial lots. We will create a tailored plan for your workplace, be it a one-off tidy or a regular cleaning.

    Contact us today for a bespoke quote or ask us any questions about our services.

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    Written by

    Nic Bohanna

    Key Client Manager

    Nic is the Key Client Manager at Synserv with a degree from the prestigious Durham University. With a background in management in the service industry, he now ensures all our passive fire protection services run smoothly. When he’s not at work, you’ll find him pursuing his favourite activities of hill walking, a game of golf, or enjoying a nice cold pint.

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