To reduce the spread of germs and bacteria around your workplace, it’s good to know which areas of your office are the dirtiest. This is especially important for keeping Covid-19 at bay, enabling your employees to work in the office safely.
Here are some of the dirtiest parts of your office that should be cleaned regularly to minimise the spread of illness at work.
Touchpoints in your office
Key touchpoints in your workplace can harbour the most germs. To identify these, just think about which areas have the highest traffic in your office and are touched by the most hands. This will include door handles, door push areas, elevator buttons, window handles, light switches, handrails and toilet door locks.
Keyboards, tablets, printers and phones are highly used touchpoints and key germ spreaders if they are used communally or shared between staff.
The office kitchen
The office kitchen is one of the most used and consequently one of the dirtiest areas of your workplace. The kitchen has common touchpoints of its own: cupboard handles, taps, fridge doors, soap pumps, coffee machines, kettles, microwaves, toasters, and washing up tools are all frequently touched by employees. These need to be disinfected regularly to prevent the spread of germs in your workplace.
Other parts of your kitchen that harbour germ include sinks, worktops, fridge interiors, tables and the floor. All of these should be cleaned regularly to stop the spread of winter colds and Covid-19.
The office toilets
Unsurprisingly, the office toilets are also particularly dirty areas of your office. The toilets themselves should be cleaned regularly – including the toilet brush – along with sinks, urinals and handtowels. Don’t forget to disinfect touchpoints in the toilets like door handles, locks, toilet flushes, tap handles and soap dispensers.
The floor and surfaces in your workplace toilets should be regularly cleaned to prevent germs from harbouring there and being transferred around the office.
To arrange a regular, professional office cleaning service in Hampshire or Wiltshire, get in touch with the Sparkles team today.