SHOCK: Desks have 400x more germs than toilet seats!

Research carried out by Microban, a company that specializes in anti-bacterial protection, has found:

  • On your telephone in the office, typically there will be over 25,000 germs per square inch
  • Your desktop will harbour over 20,000 germs per square inch
  • Your keyboard has in the region of 3,200 germs per square inch
  • Your computer mouse will have over 1,500 germs per square inch

Compared to a toilet seat which will, on average, have 49 germs per square inch……

Therefore, it is essential you have the right cleaners in your office and desks are scheduled into the cleaning programme on a daily basis. Educate staff to leave their desks more tidy and have at least a weekly clear desk policy.  We ensure telephones are sanitized weekly and desktops are wiped over.  We dust keyboards, but we can arrange for keyboard sanitization, along with the computer mouse on a regular basis.

With more and more people eating at their desks, it’s important that workstations are kept clean and hygienic.

If your desk is looking particularly dirty at the moment, give us a call…..

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