If you work in a commercial facility, industrial facility, factory or manufacturing plant, then chances are that you use some sort of employee locker or break room. Nearly every commercial business and manufacturing facility plant offers a designated area where employees can store their personal belongings, shower and depending on the industry and shift, even catch up on some rest in between shifts. Because they receive so much use, it’s imperative that employees maintain clean locker rooms in order to keep germs and bacteria at bay.
From hospitals to manufacturing facilities to police precincts, these locker rooms see a ton of employee traffic as well as a ton of germs. Germs that can potentially cause contagious and sometimes dangerous infections like Staph and MRSA as well as other infections and viruses including influenza, impetigo and athlete’s foot.
The maintenance responsibility of these locker rooms, break rooms and shower facilities isn’t always clear. Some have internal or external cleaning or maintenance crews who are responsible for cleaning while others employ a more hands on approach to keeping things clean and either assign employees or ask for volunteers to pitch in and help keep things tidy. If you’re reading this and are unsure of exactly who maintains your locker room or break room, then you should probably take matters into your own hands so that you can help keep your facility and equipment germ and bacteria free.
It’s well known that some of the dirtiest places in a home include the toilet, sink and refrigerator handles. Keep in mind this is in your home, where you likely keep things regularly clean and disinfected, but think of the same items in your shared work space. Do you have the same level of comfort or trust when it comes to cleanliness there? Probably not, so your best bet is to take the initiative and clean and disinfect shared surfaces and before and after you use them with a disinfectant spray like Clear Gear Disinfectant Sports Spray. This is especially important now during the onset of cold and flu season. You can keep a smaller 4oz. size for personal use or the larger gallon size for larger jobs.
The following tips on how to clean commercial and industrial locker rooms can help keep you protected from germs and bacteria:
– Always wash your hands thoroughly with an antibacterial soap before and after handling food
– Get in the habit of washing hands or applying an antibacterial gel to your hands after shaking hands with someone else
– When cleaning a locker room, be sure that lockers, benches and floors are thoroughly cleaned
– When cleaning floors, you will need a larger application of Clear Gear Disinfectant Sports Spray so a bucket filled with the solution and a clean mop or cloth will get the job done
– You may also spray floors and either allow to air dry or wipe away (this method works well for maintenance in between more thorough cleanings)
– Depending on the severity and size of the job, you can use a spray and walk away approach or apply Clear Gear with a clean cloth and wipe down locker handles and fronts
– Sinks and sink handles or knobs should be wiped down with a clean cloth soaked in Clear Gear and left to air dry
– Door knobs should also be sprayed or wiped with a clean cloth soaked in Clear Gear
– Take the time to inspect the entire area and clean any shared surface with Clear Gear and do this often