Health organizations have rolled out reports which shows that 20 million days were wasted because of illness in Canada. Many of this absence will have been caused by a contagious disease such as a cough, colds, flu and stomach bugs and many more. But are you aware of hidden areas where germ reside in your office?
Working closely with different colleagues exposes us to all sort of germs every day. Most of them are too harmful to us. These germs enter our body by breathing, using a keyboard or office common telephone. These are common ways through which bacteria spread and people get sick. This affects the health of the employees and also the productivity of the company.
We all are aware that hand washing is one of the best things anyone can do to keep themselves away from germs and harmful bacteria. Providing hand sanitizers to employees and placing soap (antibacterial) by all sinks and urging people to wash hands will make a big difference to reduce germs and nasties in your workplace, but there are other places where germs linger in office.
UHS Cleaning Service experts have shared the 3 hidden areas where germ reside in your office.
Whenever phones rings, you quickly receive it, there is no time to think or go to wash your hands. This makes the office phone the most used equipment in the workplace. Regular cleaning handsets with an antibacterial wipe will help you avoid transferring germs via office phones.
In many offices, the staff sticks to their own keyboard but in more flexible spaces, the shared keyword can accumulate lots of lethal germs. That is because you use it for the whole day. When you eat your lunch the food particles fall into a keyboard and get accumulated which helps the germs and bacteria to grow. When you have your lunch just have a look at your keyboard, you will find lots of dust and crumbs in it.
If you have a daily antibacterial wipe down will help a lot to get rid of germs lingering in your keyboard, but a monthly clean out of this piece of kit will make the world of difference. it will help your workplace look more professional too.
3. Armed Chair
You might not have realized how often your hands come in contact with an arm on the chairs. Especially with those who keep on sharing their furniture in the workplace. From meeting to lunch breaks, these seem non-dangerous office assets can come into contact with all manner of germs over the course of just one day, making a regular wipe down is very important part of removing germs from the workplace.
Regular cleaning can help to make your employees safe and healthy and will also help in more productivity. Call UHS Cleaning Service to book regular cleaning. UHS Cleaning Service provides the best Commercial Cleaning in Toronto and nearby areas. We provide many other services than commercial cleaning in Toronto and nearby areas. Call us at 647.969.3991 for more details.
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