Proper Hygiene Practices Are Essential In Any Workplace

Photo of author

( — July 16, 2020) —

If you were to sit down and study any business workplace policy, you would find that every document contains the word ‘hygiene’ and employers take it very seriously. The hygiene in any office building is a true measure of the kind of people that work there, and the kind of people who own the business. The workplace needs to be a clean and hygienic place to come to, and no employee wants to have to come into an office that is likely to make them sick. Similarly, no employer wants to have to approach an employee to encourage them to be more hygienic. It is no good looking the part, if you don’t smell the part.

Create the right impression.

It’s all about first impressions and reputations, and if a potential customer or a new employee visits your place of business, and they see that there are no hot water systems in place, in order to wash their hands after using the facilities, then it is very likely that they won’t be impressed by your hygiene policies, and may take their business elsewhere. It is crucial that any business implements proper hygiene policies, and by doing so, they get to enjoy all of the benefits that come with that.

  • Happier employees – No employer wants to have high staff turnover, and in order to keep your workers, you need to put plans in effect that increase your employee satisfaction. A happy worker is a more productive worker, and if people are happy in the workplace, then they would never consider changing jobs. As an employer, you need to make sure that windows are kept clean, so natural light can shine into the office space. Toilets need to be cleaned on a regular basis, and once or twice a year, the whole office space needs a deep clean. Click here for more information about hygiene in the workplace, with advice from the Australian government.


  • Improved company image – If prospective clients are to visit your office space, then you need to welcome them with a clean, and organised workplace. As mentioned briefly before, first impressions last, and you only get one chance to make the right first impression. If a prospective client gets a bad impression, then they are likely to tell other people, that they do business with. Not keeping your office hygienic could end up costing you thousands of dollars in lost business.


  • Healthier employees – If you don’t offer your employees a clean place to work, then it is very likely that they are going to take more days off sick, as a result of catching some kind of virus while working there. Toilet and kitchen areas are notorious for bacteria and viruses, and if there isn’t sufficient hot water to be able to wash their hands, then these viruses will spread throughout the work environment. While on the subject of health, here is an informative article on the benefits of switching to a plant-based diet, which is an interesting idea.

A clean workplace provides a safe and healthy place for both employees, and potential customers to visit. As an employer, and a business person, you need to create the right workplace environment in order to create the right impression.