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Workplace hygiene measures to prevent cold and flu transmission.

11th October 2018

Fact: The average desk harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.

 

Clean surfaces and equipment

 

Shared surfaces and equipment in the workplace should be cleaned regularly to ensure cold and flu viruses are removed. Ideally, they should be wiped with disposable disinfectant wipes. Antibacterial wipes are ideal for use in any worker setting, they can be used on a variety of surfaces, are portable, properly diluted with the right chemicals, and easy to use.

 

Surfaces and objects that should be cleaned regularly include:

 

o Keep hands clean by regularly washing and using hand disinfecting wipes;
o Door knobs and handles;
o Buttons on equipment such as photocopiers or microwaves;
o Surfaces of shared equipment such as power tools;
o Keyboards, particularly before you use another person’s keyboard;
o Telephone buttons and handles, particularly before you use another person’s telephone;
o Handles of kitchen equipment like coffee pots and microwaves;
o Benches and counters;
o Books or other materials which are shared.

Research has shown that the average desk is up to 400 times dirtier than a regularly used toilet seat. One good way to kill bacteria at your desk and help stop the spread of germs is to regularly clean your personal workplace with disposable germicidal wipes. Poor hygiene in the workplace can cause illnesses to spread more easily and as a result more people are likely to be taking time off.

 

This is why it is so important that we take hygiene seriously at work.

 

Contact our team of experts to find our which wipe would be suitable for your place of work phone: 01 6301800 or email us at bcss.info@bunzl.ie

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