The kitchen is one of the most used spaces of a workplace with employees often making it the spot to meet for a friendly chat through the day. What is and isn’t acceptable when using your workplaces kitchen is something that shouldn’t be assumed everyone knows. Kitchens can be breeding grounds for germs and bacteria, so it’s important for everyone’s health and comfort, all employees are on-board with keeping the workplace kitchen clean. Signs on the cupboards, fridge and above the sink are often a good way to remind everyone basic kitchen etiquette.

To keep your workplace kitchen clean there are a few given rules everyone should follow including:

  • Clean up any spills
  • Put food scraps and rubbish in the bin
  • Don’t leave food in the fridge to spoil
  • Replace sponges and tea towels regularly
  • Wash your dishes or put them in the dishwasher
Office kitchen

Clean Up Any Spills

Whether a drip of coffee on the bench or water spilt on the floor, any spill in the kitchen should be cleaned up straight away. Spills on the floor are safety hazards as they can cause someone to slip over. Ants, flies and cockroaches can quickly make your workplace kitchen their new home if there are drops of food or drink on benches or floors.  

Put Food Scraps And Rubbish In The Bin

After using the kitchen, ensure all your rubbish is disposed of in the bin. If the bin is overflowing, let management know to arrange it to be emptied. Ensure any crumbs and scraps of food are scraped off plates, bowls and cutlery into the bin as if these are washed down the drain, blockages can occur.

Don’t Leave Food In The Fridge To Spoil

If using the workplace kitchen fridge to store your lunch or leftovers, remember to check and clear out your items regularly. Food can quickly spoil and become home to mould and bacteria, causing a terrible smell to waft through your workplace each time someone opens the fridge plus employees to become sick.

Replace Sponges And Tea Towels Regularly

Did you know kitchen sponges and tea towels can carry more bacteria than a toilet? Yuck! Ensure sponges are replaced regularly and have separate tea towels for washing dishes and wiping bench tops. Many workplaces opt to not have tea towels and use paper towels instead. This helps to minimise the risk of bacteria and helps to prevent cross contamination.

Coffee spilled

Wash Your Dishes Or Put Them In The Dishwasher

While we are all for saving water, it is not a viable reason to not wash dishes. If your workplace is fortunate enough to have a dishwasher, stack your used dishes in the dishwasher. If not, thoroughly wash your dishes each time you use them. A clean kitchen is an easy to use kitchen plus a sink with no dishes is much more appealing to look at.

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