How to Keep Office Kitchen Areas COVID-Safe
Guidelines and regulations may be looking slightly different across the UK, but with the vaccine rolling out, staff will be gradually returning to the workplace. If your offices are back in use, you should be aware that things need to be done slightly differently to keep workers as safe as possible.
Our cleaning experts talk you through the measures and extra cleaning precautions you can take to ensure your kitchen area remains COVID-safe.
Daily deep cleaning
Ensuring your kitchen space has a regular and rigorous professional deep clean will help to massively reduce the risk of germs spreading. When you choose us as your contract cleaner, we will work with you to decide on the best schedule for your workplace.
Establish a routine
Our team of commercial cleaners will ensure the area is of a high standard for when your employees come in, however, ensuring your staff know how to use the communal kitchen area safely will ensure it stays clean throughout the day. Create a routine to follow and display it clearly, for example:
- Wash your hands before using the kitchen
- Wear a mask while using the kitchen (this prevents airborne particles from settling on surfaces)
- Wipe down any equipment or surface you use with an antibacterial spray (as an employer, you should make sure this is provided)
Set a capacity limit
Depending on the size of the area, you might want to consider how many staff members are allowed in the kitchen at any one time. This will prevent the risk of cross-contamination as well as ensuring the space remains clutter-free and clean at all times.
Working with contract cleaners to keep areas such as your office kitchen clean will create an enjoyable work environment and ensure your employees feel safe using the facilities.