Gastroenteritis - spread by physical contact

Gastroenteritis – spread by physical contact

Posted on: November 1st 2018    •    Posted in: Office Cleaning, PC Cleaning

Having a dodgy tummy is often the fake excuse used by people ringing in sick to get a day off– but if you have a genuine outbreak of gastroenteritis in the workplace the effects are very real.

Also known as stomach flu, gastroenteritis can spread very quickly and knock people out for at least a week.  Doctors surgeries make it very clear that if you have vomiting or diarrhoea in the past 24 hours you should stay away and seek telephone advice instead. That guidance is given for a very good reason – stomach bugs are highly contagious!

In a busy workplace a gastroenteritis outbreak could have a serious impact on productivity as the bug does its rounds. With an incubation period of at least 48 hours it is spread through physical contact so if you are sharing paperwork, keyboards, mice, phones or headsets with colleagues you will also be exposed to their germs.

You could reduce staff sickness simply by improving your cleaning regime. Office cleaners are trained to just wipe-over the surfaces of IT equipment as cleaning sprays can damage electronics. To tackle office bugs what’s needed is a periodic, specialised deep clean by trained staff using products designed for use on desktop technology.

Choose Techclean for the job –we have over 30 years’ experience of keeping IT equipment clean and extending the life and performance of office technology. Call us today to find out how we can help reduce workplace sickness and improve wellbeing.

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