Avalon Services Shares Workplace Cleaning Strategies

Top Quote Lim mentioned that professional cleaning services have the necessary experience, skilled employees, and top of the line cleaning equipment to make sure extensive and thorough cleaning is provided. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 24, 2019 - Avalon Services, a professional cleaning service provider in Singapore shared several workplace cleaning strategies to help offices maintain a healthy working environment. These strategies shared by the Avalon team can minimize, if not eliminate germs and viruses in the workplace while boosting employees’ morale, maintaining good health, and increasing productivity.

    Eliminate Fire Hazards

    According to Gary Lim, manager at Avalon Services, it is very important to de-clutter and eliminate fire hazards at the office. To do this remove oily rags, papers, and plastic trash. Make it a habit to always cover the trash bin and regularly empty it.

    He also added that machines at the workplace must be properly maintained to prevent overheating. Additionally, always ensure those fire hydrants, fire exits, electrical control panels, and firefighting equipment are easily accessible and not obstructed.

    Control Dust and Make Air Quality High Priority

    Lim mentioned that dust is the primary air contaminant that must be eliminated inside the workplace. According to research, the number of pollutants that contaminate the air inside the office is 100 times more than outdoors. If you have a budget it is best to invest in a proper filtration system, advised Lim. This will help maintain clean air circulation inside the workplace, resulting in happy and productive employees.

    You can also control dust and improve the air quality by placing plants capable of filtering out surplus carbon dioxide and pollutants like dust from the air. It is an environment-friendly measure that cleanses the air and reduces the carbon footprint of the business.

    Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

    According to an EPA study, toxic chemicals present in the majority of household cleaners and cleaning solutions are three times more carcinogenic compared to outdoor air.
    While only 7 percent of cleaning products disclose their ingredients, there are some that easily give away hazardous chemical contents like formaldehyde, phthalates, and chemical surfactants.

    The idea is to have a clean working environment to promote employee’s health, Lim stated. Using cleaning products that are not eco-friendly is causing more harm rather than coming up with a solution.

    Store Materials Properly

    Storage areas in the workplace should not accumulate materials that could trigger fire, tripping, explosions, or pests. Equipment and materials not in use should be properly stored out of other people’s way. Workspaces should not be used as storage and everything must be returned to its proper place. When storing, place heavier loads on lower or middle shelves. Always secure storages to avoid falls and tip over.

    Use and Inspect Personal Protective Equipment and Tools

    Personal protective equipment and tools must be used and inspected regularly, Lim mentioned that most of the compensation cases filed by workers involve incidents where employees did not use or wear PPE. Regular inspection of PPE and safety equipment must be conducted routinely and defective tools must be removed to avoid accidents.

    Create Written Rules

    According to Lim, housekeeping policies should be put into writing, making them well-defined and official. Written rules could specify which tools, cleaners, and type of method should be used. Often ineffective cleaning is the result of undefined protocols. Employees become more aware of these rules when they are put in writing.

    Make it Regular

    All employees must be responsible and participate in making sure that their own workspaces are clean and tidy, Lim said. Safety hazards and defective office equipment must be immediately reported. Every after shift, employees should clean and inspect their own area and discard unused materials. This will not only reduce the cleaning time but will also prevent pests from inhabiting the workspace.

    Hire a Cleaning Company

    Hiring a cleaning company will further ensure that the workplace is not only clean but also sanitized. Lim mentioned that professional cleaning services have the necessary experience, skilled employees, and top of the line cleaning equipment to make sure extensive and thorough cleaning is provided.

    About Avalon Services

    Avalon Service has been providing office cleaning services in Singapore, across different industries for over 12 years and is one of the cleaning companies to receive accreditation from the IICRC.

    With their experience in professional cleaning, the company is well aware that an untidy and unhealthy workplace is one of the major factors affecting employees’ productivity.

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