All employers should provide a comfortable and healthy workplace for their employees. With nearly half of the Australian population having some form of allergy, it’s essential to ensure your workplace is kept extra clean and allergy friendly. If not, it can be detrimental to employee’s health and can bring on a range of symptoms including sneezing, wheezing and itchy eyes and skin.
While it may not be possible to eliminate all irritants from your workplace, there is certainly ways we can minimise irritants that cause allergies. Read on to learn more including:
- Keep your cleaning equipment and products allergy friendly
- Eliminate dust where possible including hard to reach places
- Clean floors regularly
Keep your cleaning products and equipment allergy friendly
Using products to clean your workplace that are allergy friendly or for sensitive skin are less likely to irritate allergies. Endeavour to use environmentally friendly products too. What is good for the environment is generally better for us so do your part to help protect the environment while being allergy friendly too. Don’t forget to regularly clean germs and dust from cleaning tools and equipment too. A build-up of dirt and dust on these can trigger allergies.
Eliminate dust where possible including hard to reach places
Dust will settle on almost all surfaces and why this may be easy to see and remove, there are hidden places dust falls and accumulates too. When dusting, rather than simply flicking the dust away you may choose to use a damp cloth to collect and remove dust thoroughly. Hard to reach and hidden places dust can be include appliances, ceiling fans, window coverings, books, files, fabric couches and chairs, wall hangings and indoor plants.
Clean floors regularly
Many workplaces have a combination of carpeted and hard flooring. Hard flooring such as wooden or tiled flooring is easier to keep dust free than carpets. Dust can accumulate and hide in the fibres of carpet therefore vacuuming at least once a day is recommended. When cleaning floors remember to get right into the corners and thoroughly clean skirting boards.
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