Don’t lose the war with office germs.
Do you feel like you are losing the war with office germs?
Are the germs claiming victims?
Are staff becoming ill?
Is productivity down?
Don’t put up the white flag just yet!
How do you win the office hygiene battle?
Some key facts:
Keyboards: Most keyboards contain 70% more germs than on a toilet seat
Telephones: Office phones have about 25,000 germs per square inch
Taps: 75% of office taps and door 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 increases by up to 31% per day on surfaces that aren’t regularly disinfected.
Office Desks: More than 400 times dirtier than a toilet seat.
Working Sick: Only 72% of workers feel that working sick spreads diseases in the office
Washing hands: Only 78% of workers wash their hands often to help prevent the spread of disease
Cleaning: Only 30% of workers will actually clean their phone and desktop to kill germs
Calling in Sick: Despite it being the best way to prevent the spread of disease, 52% of workers feel bad calling in sick
Below is a link to a great little info-graphic from Master Cleaners in the UK highlighting where germs reside in the office, what office workers currently do to prevent sickness in the office, plus some tips and advice for keeping your office clean and hygienic.
STEP 1: Be Informed (know thy enemy)
Identify where the germ hot spots are. Know how office staff typically behave.
STEP 2: Take Action (roll out the battle plan)
Implement office cleaning and hygiene tips and rules. Engage your commercial cleaning contractor to help.
The stakes are high
If you would like any advice or assistance to fight the office cleaning war, please contact the troops at Duticall Office Cleaning. Always happy to help office managers, business owners and property managers fight the office cleaning war in Brisbane and wider South East Queensland.