A clean workplace means a lot more than having sparkling offices and a fresh look. Having a clean workplace means that you and your employees will be safe, work better and generally will have a better feel about the company they’re working for! In 2012 alone, nearly 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers, workplace injuries can be prevented by taking action to ensure a clean and safe work environment. Read below to see the facts on why a clean environment is a safe one.
CLEAN & DRY FLOORS PREVENTS SLIPS & FALLS
Maintaining clean and dry floors is an essential must in the workplace. Places such as warehouses need to clean floors to swipe up debris that may get in the way of forklifts and other large machines. If one of these machines drives over something it could cause damage to the machine or make it topple over, meaning it may cause an injury to the driver. A chunk of broken pallet, for example can damage your forklifts. A build-up of screws, sawdust, spillages and scuffs not only looks bad, it can also damage the very structure of your warehouse.
CLEANING UP STOPS THE SPREAD OF GERMS
Germs are everywhere and we can’t see them! Cleaning up means the spreading of germs decreases, therefore less illnesses are spread throughout the workforce, which of course shortens the amount of time that employees will take time off work. By having a clean office you’ll have healthier staff who are willing to put in that extra effort rather than people who aren’t feeling their best and therefore aren’t working they’re best!
KEEP THE WORKPLACE BRIGHT WITH CLEAN LIGHTS
This is not something we often think to be important in keeping clean, however dirty lights can reduce essential light levels, making it difficult and unsafe for employees to complete their daily tasks. Clean light fixtures significantly improve lighting efficiency in the workplace. Well-lit stairways and aisles are also important in preventing accidents and maintaining a safe work environment.
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