Creating a hygienic environment in your business is very important for the health and wellbeing of your staff and the visitors to your premises. There are a number of different elements that need to be managed to create and maintain a hygienic workplace.
In this blog we’ll be taking a look at what is required to keep your premises hygienic and why choosing a specialist hygiene services provider can be the most effective method of facilities management.
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Professional Washroom Solutions
On average people will visit the washroom around four times a day. This makes washrooms one of the most frequently visited and most important rooms in a commercial building, therefore making it vitally important to provide hygienic and effective washroom facilities.
There are a number of factors that need to be considered to provide adequate washroom solutions. Toilets/urinals, hand washing, hand drying and sanitary waste disposal facilities all need to be provided and kept hygienic. When the facilities are in place the next step is to make sure they are managed. There is nothing worse than empty soap dispensers or a faulty hand dryer.
If you fail to maintain your washroom facilities, then you will be creating a bad impression about your business and increasing the likelihood of harmful germs being spread around your premises.
Citron Hygiene provide professionally managed washroom solutions to ensure that your washroom facilities are both maintained and always present a hygienic environment to users. A managed service will ensure that your washroom facilities always run smoothly.
Managed Floorcare Solutions
Floorcare should always be taken seriously by businesses. Not only does adequate floorcare keep your premises clean, but it also keeps it safe, which is extremely important when you consider that 50% of all reported accidents are due to slips and trips. This is why it is vital to make sure that effective floorcare solutions are in place. For example, Entrance mats will help to trap dirt and moisture when people enter your building, helping to keep your floors clean, dry and reducing the chances of slips.
A professional hygiene services provider such as Citron Hygiene, will be able to review your building and offer expert advice on what floorcare solutions are needed to keep your premises clean and most importantly safe. Some businesses choose to save money in the short term by purchasing their own mats, however this will only lead to increased costs in the long term. Without a regular managed service that includes professional laundering of the mat, they are much less effective at trapping dirt and moisture from entering a building, meaning floors will become dirty. This can increase a business’s floor cleaning costs.
In addition, less robust mats that are bought ‘off-the-shelf’ are prone to curl at the edges which can cause a trip hazard. Citron Hygiene provide a lift and lay mat rental service. This means that your mats will be regularly replaced with freshly laundered mats that will actively trap dirt and moisture. If mats are not replaced regularly then they can quickly become ineffective and Vacuuming removes only 10% of dirt from mats, meaning this is not an adequate cleaning solution. So, as you can see, there are a number of benefits to renting your mats instead of buying them.
Choose the Right Hygiene Services Provider
It may seem unnecessary to outsource hygiene management of your facility to an external provider, but hopefully after reading this blog post you can see some of the pitfalls of internal management and how a professional hygiene company can help ensure that staff and visitors to your premises always encounter high hygiene standards.
Citron Hygiene operate from 10 service centres across the UK, meaning that our hygiene services are provided by a locally based team who know the area and are dedicated to making sure your facilities run smoothly and safely.