For any businesses or companies operating in an office environment, adhering to the Health and Safety at Work Act is essential. Not only is this a legal requirement of your company with failure to follow this Act leading to fines and legal consequences, but it is also designed to keep you and employees safe from harm. Hiring a professional cleaning team, who comply with all legislation and standards, can be a great way to ensure high health and safety standards in the workplace. Here at Cleaning North West, this is exactly what we can provide. We are Preston’s leading office cleaning professionals, and this is our guide to professional office cleaning and the Health and Safety at Work Act.
Professional office cleaning and the Health and Safety at Work Act
As part of the Health and Safety at Work Act, businesses need to ensure that their premises are safe for employees, and take steps to ensure this safety. A professional office cleaning team can do just that. Professional office cleaning can help you prevent:
- biological hazards
Hazards in the workplace
Hazards are anything that could cause harm to you and your staff, or to the office itself, or the wider environment. A delivery left on the stairs, a pan of boiling water unattended, and a sparking socket are just three examples of potential hazards in your workplace. And while a professional team wont be around all the time, you can be sure that they will identify any potential hazards in the workplace, and rectify these where possible. And they will also notify you or your facilities manager as well. This prevents a hazard from becoming an accident.
Accidents in the workplace
The most common types of accident in the workplace are slips, trips and falls. Whether its a piece of litter on the floor, a pool of water from a leak, or an obstacle lying around, there are a number of reasons for slips and falls. And professional cleaning can help to prevent them all. by keeping your office tidy and clean on a regular basis.
For more information about office cleaning and legislation requirements, or to book a professional office cleaning, get in touch with the experts today, here at Cleaning North West.