In the modern office, it is not uncommon to be hot desking, or desk sharing with up to 4 or 5 other staff members, at different points of the day. This means that instead of having your own designated office equipment, like a desk phone and a computer, staff now share these items with others. Not to mention the office photocopier or printer. And this can lead to the sharing and transmission of bacteria and viruses around your office. Sanitizing office equipment is a good way to reduce this risk. Here at Cleaning North West, we are Preston’s leading commercial office cleaning experts. We provide a number of high quality services, on a schedule that suits the needs of your business. As a result, we have produced this guide to the importance of sanitizing office equipment.
Why should sanitize office equipment?
More than 80% of infections caused by viruses and bacteria are transmitted by touch. And as the office desk and equipment is sure to be something that staff come into contact with repeatedly, it’s no surprise that a simple cold can wipe out your entire team for a few days. In fact, any office worker could be in contact with up to 10 million bacteria every day. And some viruses can survive on hard surfaces, like desks, telephones and keyboards for up to 24 hours. As a result, sanitizing office equipment, instead of simply using a damp cloth, can be incredibly beneficial for reducing the amount of germs, and keeping your staff healthy.
How often should you sanitize office equipment?
Your office equipment should be sanitized at the end of each day, or before you start in the morning. This way, you can reduce any bacteria or germs lingering from the day before, and hep your employees start work in a safe and sanitary environment.
For more information or to book a professional office cleaning, get in touch with the experts today, here at Cleaning North West.