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The 7 Point Cleaning Checklist You Should Send to Every Hybrid Workplace Employee

Apr 1, 2022 8:45:00 AM / by The Pegasus Team

With a lot of people returning to the office, many companies have adopted a hybrid workplace. Even though this is a great way to ensure productivity while also keeping people safe, it is just as important to keep them clean. If hybrid workplaces are not kept clean, you increase the chances of people getting sick, which will harm the efficiency of your workplace.

Some of the reasons why it can be difficult to keep hybrid workplaces clean include:

  • People come in and out at different times of the day.
  • Everyone is coming from different places, and this varying exposure profile creates risks for people in the workplace.
  • Some people might not be sure exactly what the health and safety protocols are in the workplace.

If you want to make sure your workplace is kept clean, there are several safety points you need to follow. Use this checklist below, and do not hesitate to reach out to a professional team that can help you.

1. Foam In, Foam Out

You should encourage people to use hand sanitizer every time they enter or leave a room. Make sure there are hand sanitizer stations posted near every door, and ensure people know they are expected to use them when they come in and out. Even if your hand sanitizer is not necessarily foam, it is important to encourage people to clean their hands when they enter and leave a room.

2. Don’t Come To Work if Sick

Many people feel like they are under pressure to be as productive as possible. Even though you want your employees to work hard, you want them to do so safely. This means that if they are sick, they should not come to work. You may want to specify what “sick” means. In particular, you should look for symptoms of a respiratory illness. They may include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny Nose
  • Chest Pain
  • Congestion

If you have employees who feel ill, encourage them to stay home and recover. You want them to get better quickly, and you do not want them to expose other people to the illness.

3. Wipe Down Common Equipment When Done Using It

You should encourage employees to wipe down common equipment when they are done using it. For example, if employees go to the water cooler, encourage them to wipe down the buttons before they leave. You should also wipe down other high-touch areas regularly. This may include:

  • Tables
  • Door handles
  • Light switches
  • Cabinet handles
  • Kitchen surfaces
  • Remote controls

You should also encourage your employees not to share their equipment with other people if it can be avoided. The fewer people you have touching the same areas, the lower the chance of someone getting sick.

4. Wash Hands Often

Encourage your employees to wash their hands often. Even though you should certainly encourage people to wash their hands after they use the bathroom, you should push everyone to wash their hands more often than that. For example, ask people to wash their hands before and after they enter the kitchen.

It is just as important for you to ask your employees to wash their hands properly. Make sure they use warm water, plenty of soap, and that they get the front and back of their hands. If your employees wash their hands properly, there is a lower chance of pathogens spreading throughout the workplace.

5. Space Out When Possible

Even though it is good news that people are getting vaccinated, it is still important to encourage people to spread out when possible. Encourage your employees to stay at least six feet away from one another in areas where they can do so. You might even want to change the spacing of certain desks to make it easier for employees to remain separated from one another.

6. Use the Right Cleaning Solutions

Make sure you use the right cleaning solutions. Take a look at the package and make sure it specifies that it will kill the overwhelming majority of bacteria and viruses. Specifically, you should use cleaning solutions that are effective against COVID-19. This is important for making sure your employees are safe at work.

7. Ensure Conspicuous Signs Are Posted

Your employees and managers have a lot to remember every day. They may not be able to remember everything on this checklist. Therefore, ensure you have conspicuous signs posted throughout the workplace. Pictures are better than words. Your employees are probably not going to stop to read the entire sign, but they will remember pictures. Make sure they are posted in areas that are easy to see.

Work With Pegasus: Download Our Guide Today

If you use this checklist, you can reduce the chances of someone getting sick at work. You probably have a lot on your to-do list, so count on us to help you. At Pegasus, we use the latest and best practices in our industry to help you keep improving your Hybrid Workplace Cleaning. We have put together a helpful guide that can make it easier for you to keep your workplace clean. Download our guide, and reach out to us to learn more about how we can help you keep your workplace clean and safe.

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