Germs can easily spread from one employee to another in a workplace, however there are ways to minimise the spread of germs. There are many communal areas in a workplace and the bathrooms or restrooms are one. Employees expect both comfort and discretion when using the bathroom or restroom at work.
To encourage good hygiene and make workplace bathrooms comfortable for all employees to use, may businesses have reminders of good etiquette on display in bathrooms or restrooms. doors. Even without these prompts, there are a few ‘rules’ that should be a given and employees should follow as a courtesy to their colleagues.
While it’s up to employees to practice good hygiene and practice good bathroom etiquette, there are ways that the business owner or manager can encourage good bathroom etiquette including:
- Have soap available at each basin in each bathroom in a workplace
- Ensure all toilets in the workplace are in good working order
- Provide bins for paper towels in each bathroom in a workplace
Have soap available at each basin in each bathroom in a workplace
Good hand hygiene is one way to help prevent the spread of germs from one employee to another. Ensure soap is provided and a good quality soap that will wash hands thoroughly. Ensure supplies are checked daily and replaced when needed.
Ensure all toilets in the workplace are in good working order
A fully operational flushing toilet is a not negotiable in a workplace. Most toilet systems have the option of a half or full flush, so ensure both are in good working order. Ensure toilets and toilet seats are cleaned properly with high grade cleaning products to eliminate any germs. This will ensure the well-being of the next employee to use the facilities after you. Provide air freshener for the comfort of all employees.
Provide bins for paper towels in each bathroom in a workplace
Each workplace bathroom should have one or several bins for paper towel and rubbish to be disposed. Have these bin emptied regularly to avoid paper towel spilling out onto the floor. Ensure paper towel supplies are checked and re-stocked regularly and if employees are aware of who to contact if more supplies are needed.
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