How clean is your office?

How clean is your office?

Millions of people all over the world spend an inordinate amount in an office space, working in close proximity with others. This makes them a prime source of germs and illness. So how clean is your office?

  • Water Cooler
    Nearly one quarter of water cooler buttons are considered a serious risk for illness transmission.
  • Keyboards
    Most office keyboards contains 70% more bacteria than a toilet seat.
  • Telephones
    Office phones have around 25,000 germs per square inch.
  • Taps
    75% of office tap handles are considered a serious risk for illness transmission.
  • Surfaces
    Cold and flu viruses can survive for up to 18 hours on hard surfaces. In addition, bacteria increase by up to 31% per day on surfaces that aren’t regularly disenfected.
  • Office Desks
    Office desks have been found to be more than 400 times dirter than a toilet seat. The area where your hands rest have around 10,000 bacteria on average.
  • Working Sick
    72% of workers feel that working sick spreads diseases in the office.
  • Washing Hands
    78% wash their hands often to help prevent the spread of disease.
  • Cleaning
    30% of workers clean their phone, keyboard and desk to kill germs.
  • Calling in Sick
    Depite it being the best way to prevent the spread of disease, 52% of workers feel bad calling in sick.

What to do

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Disinfect your desk, keyboard, mouse and phone.
  • Carry antibacterial hand gel and use it often.
  • Disinfect your hands after using the kitchen.
  • Disinfect your hands after using the bathroom.
  • Stay at home if you’re unwell.
  • Use trained, reputable cleaners.

What to avoid

  • Avoid unnescessary handshakes
  • Avoid coming in when you’re ill
  • Avoid meetings where you know people are ill
  • Avoid placing food straight onto solid surfaces
  • Avoid eating at your desk
  • Avoid using ohter people’s phones
  • Avoid cheap or untrained cleaners

How clean is your office?

This infographic is by Master Cleaners Ltd

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