Last week we posted Part 1 of this two part series on Green Cleaning at commercial facilities. We covered offices and schools last week, where as this week we will set out some of the challenges faced with introducing a Green Cleaning program at two other common types of sites; retail and healthcare facilities.
Green Cleaning in Retail
Introducing a Green Cleaning program in a retail space comes with a different set of challenges.
- Other than the shop staff, facilities or building managers and the landlord, you are not dealing with the same group of individuals day in day out due to the high footfall of people on the premises.
- However, this does not detract from the need to effectively communicate the Green Cleaning program at the facility with those occupants who are at the premises every day so that they fully understand the benefits and advantages of green cleaning.
- As well as the different types of cleaning equipment and procedures that can be used in a retail space to ensure the least disturbance.
Green Cleaning in Healthcare Facilities
Cleaning for healthcare facilities requires a greater amount of attention to detail than any other form of commercial cleaning. Unfortunately, poor cleaning standards at healthcare facilities have led to a rise in MRSA and other harmful, and sometimes deadly, ‘superbugs’. A good cleaning program, however, can dramatically reduce the risk of these bugs spreading.
- As hospitals are active throughout the day and night, the Green Cleaning program must be flexible and adaptable to the facility. Cleaning work will normally need to be scheduled to take place during quiet periods but there are often emergency situations which require a greater amount of flexibility.
- Working with medical staff to draw-up a list of priorities of the most crucial areas that need cleaning at a facility should be a priority for the cleaning company implementing the Green Cleaning program.
- Prioritising areas according to potential risks allows a cleaning program to target the most important locations. It also increases and improves the amount of cleaning in high-risk areas that require the most attention.
- This factor in itself is one of the key elemental differences between a Green Cleaning program and using standard cleaning methods, as it enables the efficient allocation of cleaning resources.
The fact that Green Cleaning products are used in healthcare facilities speaks volumes for the effectiveness when compared with standard cleaning products. Not only do they perform as well as standard cleaning products, but Green Cleaning products also have the overriding benefit of not being harmful to the health of patients at healthcare facilities.
Why not contact us?
There are clear advantages to implementing a Green Cleaning at commercial facilities as it benefits both the occupants, the business and the environment. If you have any questions about introducing a Green Cleaning program at your facility, contact The Organised Cleaning Company on 020 74584433 and talk to one of our team who will be happy to help!
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