A clean environment is important not only for the productivity of your employees but also for the positive image of your business, and regulatory compliance. For most organisations, cleaning is a job delegated to some custodian employees and even in some instances, regular employees are given the additional tasks of performing the cleaning.
While there are numerous excuses your employees could offer you not to do the cleaning themselves, below are some serious risks and liabilities you expose yourself by asking them to do it.
1. Requirements for liability insurance
When doing your own cleaning, there are several liability risks you need to consider; these include possible injury to your workers and visitors due to slippery floors or other incidences such as poisoning by cleaning agents.
Hiring a cleaning service will ensure that the proper safety measures are in place, proper signs are displayed and importantly, that there is liability coverage in place to cushion your organisation from possible charges.
2. Compliance with OSHA
It is a regulatory requirement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that the business working environment is kept in a sanitary, clean and serviceable condition. Since this is the duty of the employer, they should not only ensure that cleaning is done, but that it is done in compliance with OSHA regulations.
While employees may fail to appreciate the serious legal implications of not following guidelines, cleaning services use professionals who will ensure that all health and safety regulations are followed, preventing any legal consequences by OSHA.
3. Decreased productivity of workers
In businesses where the employees do their own cleaning, their productivity and morale are reduced as they will be spending their time on duties that they were not primarily hired for.
Hiring a cleaning service will ensure that your employees stick to the duties they were initially hired for, maintaining their productivity.
4. Overhead costs
Doing your own cleaning also comes with overhead costs. These include the cost of cleaning equipment and their maintenance, the cost of hiring the custodians, and costs of workers’ compensation insurance. A cleaning service takes all this off the manager’s back as they come equipped with their own material and workers, ready to take care of any liabilities that could occur when cleaning.
The reasons given above should make it clear to managers that the best way to go is hiring a cleaning company to handle their dirty work for them. Besides avoiding the resulting risks and liabilities involved in cleaning your own business, you will be able to enjoy the professionalism and accountability brought by these cleaning companies.
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