Office cleaning is a process that should be well outlined and organised so that the work is done efficiently within the shortest period possible. Different offices have different preferences on the time of the day they prefer their office cleaning done. Some prefer early morning while others like late evening cleaning but in both cases, the cleaning should be done within a certain time range. Most organisations do not prefer cleaning to take place with the office staff present since it can lead to distractions and in some cases, accidents caused by slippery floor.
Cleaning is a process, not just an activity to perform randomly. Before the process starts, it is necessary to ensure that the area to be cleaned is fully accessible. In most cases, one does not need to move furniture except the chairs when cleaning under desks. Some of the furniture, such as filing cabinets and bookshelves are too heavy and cannot be moved during routine cleaning and you can only clean around them.
In a case where the cleaning is done during times other people will be present, it is necessary to indicate by placing barricades or warning signs. This is especially the case when cleaning washrooms. The barricades and warning signs should be placed at the entrance to avoid people walking in on wet/slippery floor.
Another point to note is that some cleaning equipment requires electric power in order to work. The cleaning staff need to liaise with the site manager or someone in charge in order to know which power source they can plug in their equipment. Some power points in an office environment are only meant to serve particular electrical equipment like printers and computers. Messing with them can, therefore, lead to dangers such as destruction of property. The cleaners should also confirm with a person in charge before they can disconnect and move electronics such as computers when cleaning.
Cleaners also have access to most parts of the floor, including the washrooms. They can easily notice any changes or damages to the working sites during cleaning. They are supposed to inform their immediate supervisors as soon as they discover. Some of these damages could be as a source of a detergent or chemical used, which could be causing negative reactions or hazards. There should be a quick action taken to change the chemical that would be causing harm. Cleaning personnel can also discuss with their supervisors if they find out that a change in the cleaning activities would better the client’s needs.
It is, therefore, necessary to train the cleaners on the best cleaning process, using the required cleaning products and equipment and noticing any changes. They should also be listened to and allowed to share their suggestions since they gather a lot of information when cleaning.