Getting it right means choosing a service that does more than mop and sponge.
It’s your duty of care to provide a secure working environment for staff – and that should include protection from germs.
For example, you wouldn’t expect them to work in surroundings with mould damage. Nor would you want to expose them to legionella – in fact by law, you have to safeguard them against it.
Which underlines the basic business rule about cleaning services: cheap is expensive.
Make that VERY expensive.
Unwell at work – the high cost of presenteeism
Because having staff out of action from a bug they picked up at work has a knock-on effect way beyond paying for sick leave or replacement staff.
Your hero types will drag themselves to their desks even if they’re not 100%. And nobody performs at their best if they’re unwell at work. Things get missed, service levels slip and critical deadlines go for a ball of chalk.
Big bucks, you’re right – the perils of presenteeism.
So while a quick run-round with vacuum cleaner and sponge might make the place look tidy, it’s unlikely to do the job you really need – to get rid of germs.
No, that doesn’t mean the doom and gloom scenario of a deep clean every night. Or the place reeking of bleach so that your head spins.
As any top-line cleaning service can tell you, eliminating germs can be quick, easy and safe. Just mist the place up with ionised hydrogen peroxide and the germ count drops to zero.
Well to 99.9999% at least – a 6-Log Sterility Assurance Level.
No viruses, no bacteria, no fungi, no mould – they’re all oxidised to nothing.
Checking for proof
How can you tell?
Well you can’t see germs, they’re too small. But sample testing at various locations around your premises should all prove germ-free.
Your nose will confirm it too. Germs smell when they’re at work, the key giveaway that they’re there. Treat the place with hydrogen peroxide and smells disappear – instead there’s a neutral freshness.
The other giveaway is mould – if you’re unfortunate to have any. Around the air conditioner maybe, where water drips from the condenser. After treatment, those black shadow marks turn grey. The stuff is dead and easily brushed away.
Best of all though, is that your staff are safe. Their health is protected and they know you’ve gone out of your way to do it. Much more significant than feng shui treatment with colour schemes and furniture.
Better even than gym membership or medical care. You’ve taken steps to PREVENT illness before it happens – putting their health first.
The upbeat power of health
That does things to their morale and psyche. Activates the feel-good of being actively healthy and WANTING to get cracking. They’re committed, full of energy and busting to achieve.
It’s motivation not possible any other way. The kind that fuels commitment and voluntarily going for best. A competitive edge that happens literally overnight.
Not bad for a lowly cleaning service, hey? Though they’re not exactly lowly.
As the right choice, they provide the right facilities at the right time. And it doesn’t get righter than keeping germs out of the workplace.
It all adds up – being right.
Saving money because staff don’t go off sick so often. They’re at their desks with their finger on the pulse.
No downside costs from being unwell at work either. They’re in control and at full strength, delivering everything you pay them for.
And MAKING money from positive vibes. A bunch of professionals healthy and well – fully motivated and going for it.
Ready to take on the world.
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Originally posted on 28 March 2017 @ 12:49 pm