It is widely known that offices and the workplace can be a breeding ground for many different types of bacteria. As soon as one employee sneezes you can expect to lose two or three more the following week to the latest virus or bug that is doing the rounds. But it is not just people working in close proximity to one another that allows these bugs to spread. The equipment used on a daily basis by each staff member is a danger zone of tens of thousands of breeding bacteria.
If you begin to imagine the journey co-workers make before even entering the office alarm bells start to ring. Some people possibly eat breakfast on public transport, where they share handrails, ticket machines and physical contact with strangers. Each object that is touched transfers a little bacteria from one thing to another.
Picture the door at the main entrance of the building and the hundreds of people that travel through there, not just from your office but from different floors, delivery men, service workers, clients. These people will travel to the correct floor either by stairs or lift. The lift buttons will be touched thousands of times in a single day, each time a transfer of bacteria is made. When the office is finally reached, an average desk has 21,000 germs per square inch. If we compare that to a toilet seat that has only 50, the idea of eating lunch in the bathroom is becoming more appealing.
There are a few simple steps that can be made in order to keep your workforce healthy and safe from the bugs and bacteria waiting to infect. Simply providing hand sanitiser gels at doorways and communal areas is a great start. Encourage staff to eat lunch in the staff room, and if they do eat at their desks, advise them to clean the area before and after.
We can help you get the most out of your workforce, if your staff know you take pride in the working environment, they will become more conscious of their surroundings and look after their office equipment more. Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us and we promise to undertake proactive cleaning at competitive prices. We offer both ‘One Off’ and Contract cleaning arrangements and can also furnish all your janitorial supplies, providing the complete service for you in any part of the London area. Give us a call today.