Would YOU use the bathrooms your employees have to use?

Ashley Churchyard, Fsp Business, 18 Jul. 2014

Tags: workplace hygiene, health risk, health hazards, health and safety housekeeping, health and safety, workplace sanitation, workplace bathrooms

When was the last time you were on site? Did you go into the bathrooms while you were there?

No? Why not?

Could it be that you don’t like using those toilets because they’re dirty, dark, smelly and, worst of all, unsanitary?

Yet you allow your employees to use those very same dark and dirty toilets with all their health risks!

The rule should always be, never expect your employees to use something that you wouldn’t.

Luckily, this is an easy situation to fix...

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You can fix the poor workplace hygiene in your workplace bathrooms easily

If you don’t get someone to clean your workplace bathrooms regularly, your employees can catch all kinds of illnesses.
Regular health and safety housekeeping is the very solution you need! You can’t prevent 100% of the bacteria that exist in a bathroom but with regular and thorough cleaning you can reduce these health hazards.
So ensure that the bathrooms get a good clean once a day, a deep clean once a month and a full sterilisation once every six months.
There are a few more things you can do to improve the workplace hygiene in those bathrooms though...

Improve the workplace hygiene of the workplace bathroom with these five steps

1. Have all the plumbing repaired (the reason the bathrooms smell so bad could be because the pumping is blocked);
2. Replace all the broken facilities such as toilets, sinks and showers;
3. Ensure the toilet has proper ventilation (this can be from a CA unit or windows);
4. Ensure the bathrooms have soap and toilet paper in them; and
5. Ensure there’s always clean running water.
If you can take these steps those bathrooms will soon be ones you and your employees will be happy to use. 
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