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Business Impacts of Workplace Hygiene

Sarah Peabody

Sarah Peabody

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In the world of business, cleanliness is often seen as a minor detail – a cosmetic concern rather than an impact on success. However, workplace hygiene is far from inconsequential and in fact, affects everything from employee health and productivity to company reputation.

1. Employee Health:

Maintaining a clean and hygienic workspace is one of the most effective ways to ensure employee health and well-being. When one employee falls ill there can be a domino effect on others if germs and allergens are not controlled and removed effectively. An unclean workplace becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses leading to the spread of infections and sickness. Sick employees are less productive and when sick days are taken this costs the company money, puts a strain on colleagues, disrupts workflow and leads to delays.

2. Employee Morale:

Employees working in a tidy well-organised environment tend to be more motivated and satisfied in their job role. A clean environment can make employees feel valued and respected, boosting morale and increasing positivity, when team morale is higher creativity and job performance increase. Discontented employees who experience low morale within the workplace are likely to seek employment elsewhere, leading to higher staff turnover rates and associated recruitment and training costs.

3. Impressions Matter:

A well-maintained and clean workspace is an extension of your brand. A clean workplace conveys professionalism, attention to detail and commitment to excellence. When clients and visitors see a clean and pleasant workspace it positively influences their perception of your business as one which is organised and efficient.

4. Safety First:

Hygiene isn’t just about cleanliness, a clean and tidy workplace reduces the risk of accidents and injuries. Cluttered offices with rubbish left around, poorly maintained flooring and uncleared spillages on the floor can all pose slipping and tripping hazards.

Why Hiring a Professional Cleaning Company Matters

Professional cleaners have the training and experience to clean your workspace thoroughly. They know the best practices, products and techniques to stop the spread of and keep your environment germ-free. 

A cleaning company will develop and implement an efficient cleaning schedule ensuring that no area is forgotten and everywhere is kept consistently clean.

Your employees already have their own job roles and responsibilities cleaning tasks take time away from their core functions.


Believe it or not, a cleaning company has more responsibility than just emptying the bins and vacuuming the floor.  They must ensure that cleaners are complying with all health and safety and COSHH regulations surrounding chemicals used, ordering stock needed, providing the correct training, maintaining equipment needed and covering any staff holiday and sickness.


Workplace hygiene extends far beyond simple cleanliness, affecting the physical and mental well-being of your staff and the profit and success of the business.  By prioritising the hygiene of your building you are investing in not only a clean safe environment but the overall health of your staff, business and its reputation. By enlisting the services of a cleaning company you can take all the stress and strain out of worrying about the upkeep of the cleaning tasks knowing that it is in professional hands.

Servicing a 30 mile radius of Rugby, Warwickshire, including Lutterworth and Northampton, Solutions Services Ltd are highly experienced in commercial cleaning and can take care of all your sites cleaning needs keeping your employees, visitors and clients happy and healthy.

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