When business owners make an effort to create a healthy work environment, everyone benefits. If employees are feeling well, they are more productive and less likely to take sick days. There are many things that can be done to improve a workplace environment, and using commercial mats should be at the top of that list.
While it may be obvious that mats will keep dirt off of your floors, are you aware of the other benefits that commercial floor mats offer when it comes to workplace health and safety? In addition to keeping your commercial space looking better, let’s review all the ways that they can contribute to a heathy work environment.
Health Benefits of Using Commercial Mats
When City Clean works with businesses to determine what mats are needed, business owners are often most concerned with commercial entrance mats. Entrance mats are certainly an important part of a safe and healthy workplace, but there are so many other types of mats and mat locations that can contribute to a better workspace, too.
- Less stress and strain on employees.
Anti-fatigue mats are designed to prevent tired feet, aching legs and backs and insulate against cold floors. By reducing strain and tension on the body that can come from standing for long periods of time, your employees will not only be more productive but will suffer less injuries that may lead to time away from work. Additional benefits of this type of commercial floor mat include being easy to clean, and grease and oil resistant.
- Reduction in slip and fall accidents.
The entry ways of your business will certainly be high traffic areas, which means having proper commercial entrance mats that remove dirt, debris, and moisture are important to help avoid slip and fall accidents. However, business owners should provide proper matting everywhere to avoid accidents caused by slippery surfaces = in kitchens, bathrooms, warehouses, or any area where chemicals or liquid products are used.
- Illness and germ management.
When you add proper commercial mats to your workplace, you will reduce the amount of bacteria and debris carried into your building from shoes and boots by up to 60%. Think about what will stay on the mats and away from your employees! In addition, when you work with a professional mat rental company, you can rest easy knowing that they will be properly maintained and laundered in a way that will remove the unwanted bacteria, and you will receive fresh and sanitized mats every time.
Invest in A Healthier Workplace
Your employees play a very important role when it comes to the success of your business. By taking the time to invest in a healthier workplace, you will be providing the support your employees need to be productive, efficient, and innovative. To find out more about what type of mats would benefit your business, contact City Clean for a mat rental consultation.