In most commercial spaces, particularly those where customers or patients frequently come and go, there is a risk that germs and bacteria will thrive in communal areas. This puts staff and other visitors at risk. It’s the facility’s responsibility to manage these risks and clean areas as effectively as possible. But where do bacteria congregate? And how can businesses protect those who work in public spaces?
The Most Common Places Bacteria Are Found
There are several places which germs will most commonly grow and thrive in. Firstly, the floor of a commercial space is likely to harbor bacteria as people walk around in their shoes which have been exposed to dirty and unsanitary conditions. These germs can then spread to the air, which is when people are at most risk of catching a disease or infection.
Secondly, bacteria will grow on surfaces, such as tables, glass screens, coffee stations, door knobs, and in toilets. Some germs can live for hours, days or even weeks outside of the body, so a thorough and regular clean is vital in communal spaces.
How to Clean Effectively
One way in which businesses can effectively prevent the spread of disease is to install matting in the entryways and doors of their premises. The right matting can catch potentially harmful debris, dirt and moisture and stop visitors from transferring this to the floor of your facility.
There are many different kinds of matting available, so it’s important to speak to a matting supplier to discuss which one would best suit your business needs.
Organizations should also have an adequate supply of janitorial supplies on hand. It’s suggested that a business should always have bleach and other chemical cleaning products available at all times, as well as gloves, aprons and other protective equipment. There should also be mops, sponges, cloths and various other items available for staff to use, so that any spillage can be cleared up immediately. It is best to order these materials from a trusted supplier, who can advise on what items are needed to ensure your staff can deal with any cleaning requirement.
With these in place, businesses become one step closer to preventing the spread of disease in their premises.