Two years into the global pandemic and the introduction of new variants has caused employers to consider adopting working from home or hybrid work schedules. Hybrid work schedules allow employees to work from the office on a part-time basis to minimize the number of employees working in the same space. This is beneficial for social distancing purposes and lowers office costs. Cleaning around hybrid work schedules can be tricky with employees coming and going. Here are some cleaning tips to ensure your office or commercial space maintains a high cleaning standard with a hybrid work schedule.
Keep Cleaning Supplies Readily Available
It is crucial to have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, masks, and tissues readily available in all areas of the office. Enforce cleaning after use and minimize the number of shared spaces to ensure employees are not using the same spaces. Switching to eco-friendly cleaning products is highly beneficial for reducing long-term exposure to toxins and allergens.
Increase Cleaning Standards
Cleaning should be frequent and detailed. Attention-to-detail is necessary in public bathrooms, kitchens, lunchrooms, break rooms, and lobbies and entrances. Major touch points require sanitization throughout the day.
Reduce Personal Belongings
Prohibit personal belongings like mugs, dishes, water bottles, and bags or purses from staying at the office. This will reduce germs from spreading.
Limit Shared Supplies
Frequent use and sharing of stationary, desks, phones, computers, and other office supplies allow germs to easily spread. Create stationary sets for each employee’s desk and sanitize on a regular basis. Place hand sanitizer next to stationary to encourage sanitizing before use.
Overlooking office chairs and office upholstery is a common mistake. Armrests are high touch points that require regular sanitization. Disinfectant wipes and Electrostatic Disinfection or ULV Fogging are beneficial for removing germs from all types of office chairs.
Vacuum & Dust
Dust harbours germs and allows them to spread throughout an office or commercial space. Vacuuming and dusting is a great way to minimize germs and allergens. Blinds, vents, ceiling fans, and high surfaces are important areas to pay extra attention to.
At Clean Green Solutions, we know how important health and safety is, especially in shared workplaces. That’s why we send the same cleaning team, create tailored cleaning schedules, use green cleaning products, and have invested in office sanitization/office disinfection training and tools that are safe and effective. Ensure your office or commercial space adheres to government recommended cleaning standards with the help of our experienced and knowledgeable Vancouver office cleaners. We service neighbourhoods across downtown Vancouver including Kitsilano, Coal Harbour, South Granville, Gastown, Yaletown, and Southwest Marine Drive. Enjoy a seamless office cleaning experience without the hassle of cleaners not showing up, missed cleaning tasks, or poor cleaning standards. Contact us to speak with one of our cleaning experts today!