Office bathrooms, compared to home bathrooms, experience high traffic. It’s for this reason that they need to be in tiptop shape at all times. This is because not only staff but guests use them. So what can you do to achieve impeccable office bathrooms?
Let us look at some of the tried and tested steps you need to follow to ensure hygienic bathrooms for your workplace.
1. Provide Quality Antibacterial Soap
The Code of Practice has provisions for providing handwashing facilities in the workplace. You not only have to provide handwashing basins, but also soap. The code requires you to provide non-irritable soap, preferably from a soap dispenser.
When choosing hand soap for your bathrooms, think of options that are neutral and safe for use. The World Health Organisation recommends that you wash your hands with any soap and water. This kills any germs and prevents viruses from spreading.
The soap you choose for your workplace toilets doesn’t need to be expensive. Your budget and staff preference will determine your choice. What’s important to remember is that you wash hands for a minimum of 30 seconds.
2. Make Paper Consumables Available
The workplace bathroom must have paper consumables available.
To begin with, you must have commercial toilet paper. You can opt for coreless toilet paper which you can purchase in bulk. The beauty of bulk toilet paper is that you save money while ensuring you never run out of product.
Aside from toilet paper, you can purchase disposable toilet seat covers. These are placed in a dispenser in the toilet stall and used to line the toilet seat before use. They are disposable and encourage users to keep the toilet seats clean.
With all the reminders around us to wash our hands, you should also make paper towels available. Georgia Pacific Cormatic Paper hand towels are perfect for workplace bathrooms, health facilities and restaurants. They are also absorbent and durable.
Provide quality hand towel dispensers and commercial toilet paper dispensers. Dispensers are important because they keep the towels and toilet paper safe for use. They also help minimise waste and keep the bathroom looking neat.
3. Maintain a Regular Cleaning Schedule for the Washrooms
The Code of Practice recommends that you have toilets based on the number of staff on board. One toilet can cater to 25 males or 15 females. The toilets should ideally be separated by gender and have running water, handwash items and paper consumables.
To ensure impeccable office bathrooms, cleanliness is essential. It must be part of the daily cleaning schedule. This includes floors, toilet seats and sinks which must be cleaned and disinfected multiple times during the day.
You must take care of offensive odours at all times. You can do this with an automatic air freshener that releases every few minutes. You can also use perfumed toilet cleaner to keep the bad smells at bay.
Make sure that all consumables are constantly replenished. Commercial toilet paper dispensers should be checked to make sure that they have a supply of toilet paper. Also, check soap dispensers are refilled and hand paper towels are also available.
4. Keep Office Bathrooms Tidy and Inviting
Office bathrooms experience high traffic and sometimes become a safe space for staff during a hectic workday. The bathroom should, therefore, be inviting as well as clean.
Proper lighting is important. The law demands that staff and guests have access to toilets inside the building. This means that they must have adequate natural light as well as fixtures. This is crucial to promote cleanliness.
Lockable cabinets and storage for supplies also help to keep your office bathrooms looking inviting. Set aside a space to store supplies to prevent clutter. This will house cleaning equipment, hand products and coreless bulk toilet paper.
Toilet paper and hand paper towel dispensers also contribute to the overall look of the bathroom. Select either plastic or metal dispensers to complement your bathroom. The Georgia Pacific Paper Hand Towel Dispenser and Compact Vertical Double Roll Coreless Tissue Dispenser are a perfect addition to any office bathroom.
As you provide paper consumables and dispensers, there other mandatory items to have in an office bathroom. You must have disposal bins for disposing of used paper products and female sanitary products. These bins are to be emptied on a regular basis to keep the bathroom looking clean.
5. Educate the Masses with Bathroom Posters
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been at the forefront at this unique time in history reminding everyone to wash their hands.
They are also emphasising the importance of overall hygiene.
We understand that work can be hectic. You can remind all visitors to the washroom that they must wash their hands with the use of posters.
There are other types of posters that you can consider having in your office bathrooms.
Have posters reminding users to flush the toilet after each use. Another type of poster is a reminder to place the toilet seat down.
You might think that posters aren’t necessary. However, neatly posted signage will remind one or two workers who might forget handwashing and hygiene requirements.
Create Your Impeccable Office Washroom Today
Creating a clean and calming space for your employees is important. But, you don’t have to go it alone.
Australian Linen Supply is here to help you every step of the way.
We supply high-quality single use paper products for your workplace washrooms. Dispensing paper products is a breeze with our range of Georgia Pacific tissue and hand towel dispensers.
With reviews like these you can be sure your joining with a great team,
“I am really happy with the service provided by this company. Our order arrived within days of purchasing & the customer service was immaculate. Thank you for your help.”
“It was great! Thank you! Very good quality products and very fast delivery service. 5 stars!!! We'll order more in the future for sure! Thanks again! All the best”.
Contact Australian Linen Suppy and start getting the quality and service you deserve.