Restrooms / Comfort Rooms Etiquette
Comfort rooms, restrooms, public bathrooms - whatever you happen to name them, they are important areas with equally important sanitary needs. Bathroom etiquette signs and labels are helpful reminders to visitors and staff to keep comfort rooms and restrooms in good sanitary condition.
While some may feel that bathroom etiquette signs are unnecessary, thinking that keeping the area around comfort stations / restrooms is common sense is not the best practice.
At the workplace, restroom / comfort room reminders are helpful because of one axiom: "perception is reality." When a business partner or other visitor comes in and sees a desk cluttered with papers, raw materials, and food, logical conclusions are that the employee there is messy or terribly overworked. This could mean that these bad habits are passed on to other aspects of business.
When visiting a bathroom without comfort room reminders, and finding unsanitary conditions, then the visitor is sure that the entire company lacks professionalism.
Bathroom etiquette signs and comfort room reminders are simple, effective tools that keep restrooms clean and maintain a positive professional atmosphere.
Some simple sign messages to post as comfort room reminders are:
Please Flush After Each Use
Wash Your Hands Before Leaving
Do Not Discard Trash in Toilet
Please Keep this Restroom Clean
These simple comfort room reminders are all that is needed to politely and professionally reminded staff and visitors that the restrooms should remain clean and sanitary areas for all.
"Wash your hands" signs are often required by local health boards, especially in food and service industries. When seen by customers, these comfort room reminders assure customers that the staff who prepares and handles each meal is hygienic and the food is prepared for them using sanitary methods.
Comfort room reminders aren't just for industry either. Use of bathroom etiquette signs in schools can help foster proper habits in children as they learn basic hygiene.