Workspace Tidiness and Accident Prevention

There are many factors to consider when it comes to health and safety in the workplace. One of the most important things that can be dealt with individually is addressing workspace tidiness. This can have a surprisingly large impact on accident prevention – so what should be addressed, and what are the benefits?

Better Mental Health
One of the lesser-known advantages of a tidy workspace is improving the mental health of workers. Unnecessary paperwork, boxes and other clutter can be distracting for everyone. It can also increase productivity if employees do not need to spend time sorting through items to find what they need.

Increased Cleanliness
It can be difficult for cleaners to do an excellent job if workspaces are untidy. As they cannot access heavily cluttered areas, cleaning will not be as thorough in these places. Cleaners are generally not allowed to move items on or around desks resulting in these areas not being cleaned at all. Workspaces must be cleaned thoroughly in order to meet hygiene standards, so making this easy for cleaners is essential.

Boost Company Image
An untidy and unclean workspace can reflect poorly on your overall company image. While this might not seem as vital as increased health and safety, it can impact your business over time. This may also have a negative effect on staff morale.

Reduce Accidents
The most important factor in keeping all areas of an office or workspace clean and tidy is the health and safety implications. Clutter can present tripping hazards, fire hazards, and stacked paperwork or equipment can even fall. Reducing the clutter around your workspace is an excellent tool for preventing accidents. This can be achieved by making sure cables are tied, and that paperwork is filed away promptly, among other simple measures.

Keeping your workspace uncluttered can be highly beneficial when preventing health and safety issues and reducing the number of accidents at work. For expert support in keeping your workplace clean and tidy, Total Support Services can help. We offer cleaning and maintenance services bespoke to your business – so get in touch to find out more.