Cleaning vital for staff moraleJanuary 11th, 2013 Category: Office Cleaning
Employees want a safe and pleasant environment in which to work, so they can go about their job without facing unnecessary risks and hazards.
But while organisations may place a strong focus on health and safety, they may not always put such a heavy emphasis on office cleaning.
Yet overlooking this can lead to workplaces becoming filthy, so bugs and germs can build up and lead to employees getting ill.
The cleanliness standards at Barnet Hospital have come under scrutiny this week, after employees at the facility made complaints about their working environment.
Members of staff are concerned that toilets, kitchens and offices aren't being properly maintained, as the hospital is being forced to cut costs because of the squeeze on the public sector.
An unnamed employee at the hospital told the Barnet & Potters Bar Times that their workplace is "disgusting".
"It is mostly paper waste around the office, but it's whatever goes in the bin in the toilets and kitchens too," the source commented.
The insider revealed that members of staff at Barnet Hospital have been putting pressure on managers to provide an explanation and keep them in the loop.
However, the worker said the current situation is denting morale and putting people off working there.
"The mood around the office is not good," the source added.
"It's very unhygienic and not a nice environment to work in – it is infuriating."
So it's certainly in the best interests of any employer, both in the public and private sector, to place a firm focus on office cleaning and keeping the workplace well maintained.
It can boost the morale of workers and demonstrate to them that their bosses actually care about the conditions they are forced to stay in.
Some employers might ask questions regarding the cost of bringing in contract cleaners to look after their premises, but if the staff are feeling positive, they'll be far more productive and willing to work hard – so it will effectively pay for itself.