Today many companies are involved in risk assessments of work sites before sending their teams to work. This practice is also important when doing office-cleaning jobs. You are able to assess the environment you are hired to work on for any hazards. However, not all people understand the risk assessment process.
Below is a guide towards good risk assessment practices for your office environment before your team gets to work on it:
Checking for hazards
A hazard is anything that has a potential of causing risk. As the owner of the cleaning firm, seek out the help of safety personnel to help assess for risk by identifying hazards. As you identify the hazards, have them on record. Noting them down will allow you to know where to pay attention to hazards during cleaning. If possible the hazard can be gotten rid of to allow to for a safer working environment without the fear of any occupational dangers. Pay attention to how electric sockets, plugs, the cabling and how they may react to water and other cleaning agents you will use in your cleaning exercise.
Good relations with clients and good communication with your staff
Being in an understanding with the clients and their staff is a good way of ensuring safety in the workspace during an office-cleaning environment. Nobody understands the environment better than the employees of a workplace do. They know where to step where not to step. They know the hazards that you could be looking for. Good relations means they get to open up and save you the time of assessing for risk.
Communicating clearly with your team is good after risk assessment practice. Make it aware to them of the potential risks or the occupational hazards of a given area. Equip them with ways to respond in the cases of emergency commonly related to the office area.
You, staff, or clients might assess and check for hazards and never work on mitigating them. Ignorance is a reason you, staff and clients might end unsafe. On assessing for risk, devise ways of dealing with them. Today we have safety engineers; they can come in handy in this situation. Deal with the hazards before you send your team out to work. If they get hurt after a cleaning exercise you could be at a loss, you might find yourself spending your revenue on treatment in a case you do not even have an insurance for them.
Always do reassessments
Hazards can be assessed, identified and addressed but always do reassessments. A change in cleaning equipment or cleaning chemicals can pose a different danger. Being able to know what new risk you are dealing with will be important. Will you need to do personal protective equipment? Will you need to change the cleaning agents, will you need to change the equipment and even have the open sockets covered. Being able to address new hazards ensures a fear-free cleaning exercise. You are also able to avoid any potential dangers office-cleaning exercise could be posing.
The above practices are suitable risk assessment measures to take to ensure a safe office-cleaning milestone at your new work site. Being safety conscious is what every wise client looks for. Never should you forget this important part of your commercial and professional cleaning services business.