The steady rise of office occupancy rates has been very welcome news for all. However, with Covid cases still increasing and occupancy rates still below pre-pandemic norms, landlords and employers need to do all they can to entice workers back.
Writing for i-FM, OSC’s Managing Director, James Carver, outlines how a preventative approach to cleaning within the office can help offices become more resilient to a spike in Covid cases.
James’ piece highlights the need to focus on high touchpoints throughout the day as well as the need for office managers to increase the regularity of deep cleans in comparison to pre-pandemic times. This approach to cleaning can provide workers with more confidence to return to the workplace. James notes that there is now an opportunity for offices to review their systems in order to become more resilient to any future waves of Covid.
Ultimately, the piece highlights the need to ensure effective communication on these measures being taken to employees, visitors and customers. This will be the key to restoring confidence in the workplace. These preventative measures could be the key to helping offices remain resilient to a further increase in Covid cases and, at the same time, can even reduce the impact of other illnesses such as the flu.
You can read James’ article in full here: https://www.i-fm.net/features/cleaning-takes-centre-stage
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