Returning to the workplace: creating healthy workplaces with a commercial cleaning partner

Business Insights

At the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, information about the virus and how to combat the spread was unclear and often changing by the day. Since then, we have now come to understand that COVID-19 spreads from person to person through small droplets, aerosols or direct contact, and as a result, we have been able to enhance health and safety protocols. Companies are now considering deploying preventative cleaning practices, such as disinfection and fogging solutions, to ensure that they are COVID-19 compliant. What’s more, with most offices closed, now is the ideal time to implement these measures and help restore people’s confidence in revisiting these workplaces when we move into our “new normal”.

Partnering with a commercial cleaning company

With this in mind, businesses can choose to deploy a commercial cleaning service to give them peace of mind, as employers and staff can be confident that the environment they are returning to is safe. Commercial cleaning companies have a network of professional cleaners who are experts in their field and will help guarantee that the highest standards of cleanliness will be achieved in the long term. These cleaners will have received extensive training to understand COVID-19 health and safety measures, as well as experience in preventing the spread of the virus in each environment. What’s more, they will be equipped with the proper tools necessary to carry out cleaning tasks to the very highest standard, ensuring that the business is COVID-19 compliant.

Every environment also has its own cleaning requirements. When hiring a professional cleaning service, a bespoke cleaning programme can be created. Working closely with the client, they will build tailored cleaning measures to suit their specific needs and areas of concern. For example, scheduling the cleaning contractors as and when they are needed, and focussing cleaning efforts on high traffic areas. These bespoke services also mean that the plan can be devised within any budget, creating value for money for every workspace.

High-quality service

Professional cleaning providers will also use biological products rather than chemicals, as they promote a safer environment, as well as reduce the risk of long-term illness. Eco-friendly cleaning products are on the rise, providing several alternatives that compete with regular cleaning products that contain harsh chemicals. Not only do they reduce environmental damage, but they also improve air quality, making it a more hygienic and comfortable environment for everyone.

Ahead of workplaces reopening, businesses need to ensure that their offices are COVID-19 compliant and viral free. With this in mind, companies must offer a range of disinfection and fogging services that can deactivate viruses, kill bacteria and help to break the cycle of infection to ensure staff stay healthy and safe when they return to the office. Using 360 technology, the cleaners can reach typically hard to clean surfaces, disinfecting areas easily and quickly. The technology wraps around surfaces evenly and uses 40% fewer chemicals, making it safer and more efficient.

When selecting a commercial cleaning service, it’s also important for businesses to ensure that its partners’ practices, processes, and competencies meet the key industry standards. For example, businesses that have received theISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety standard accreditation can ensure a safe and healthy workplace, as well as preventing work-related accidents or ill-health. It also includes mechanisms that will enable an organisation to meet its Health & Safety obligations. Companies that have also been accredited in the ISO 9001 Quality Management System standards and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard will be held accountable for delivering the highest quality level of service for their customers’ requirements.

Looking at our new normal

Reopening workspaces in a post-pandemic world requires careful planning and attention from everyone in the business. Unsurprisingly, the demand for high-quality cleaning service providers has increased over the past 12 months and many companies are partnering with these experts to deploy cleaning practices that ensure they are COVID-19 compliant. With employees working from home, it’s the perfect time for businesses to put these preventative and disinfection measures in place and prepare for the return to the office.

No matter your industry, cleaning requirements, or budget, Ecocleen will work with you to agree on a cost-effective, tailored cleaning plan that meets the exact requirements of your establishment. Find out more here: