Workplace germs

Workplace germ horrors

Posted on: October 1st 2017    •    Posted in: PC Cleaning

If you’re squeamish about picking up germs in communal places, stop reading now. Research has revealed that office environments are teeming with bacteria, including strains that can make you ill. We’re not talking about the toilet door handles and flushes either. It might surprise you to learn that workplace toilets are cleaner than many desks, […]

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Sharing isn’t caring when it comes to colleagues’ germs

Posted on: September 1st 2017    •    Posted in: PC Cleaning

Around 140 million working days are lost to sickness absence across the UK each year, with colds, flu and gastric illnesses topping the table of causes. Much of the time people are contagious before they have any symptoms, unintentionally spreading the illness further. And this is exacerbated by the trend of ‘presenteeism’ when people come […]

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Contaminated surfaces

Contaminated surfaces

Posted on: August 1st 2017    •    Posted in: PC Cleaning

Several scientific studies have shown how germ-ridden office workspaces can be. Computer keyboards alone have been found to harbour more than 200 times as many bacteria than a toilet seat. One US study that featured in the Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health in 2015 looked specifically at ‘fomites’ – objects likely to carry infection […]

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Cleanliness is next to productiveness!

Posted on: July 1st 2017    •    Posted in: PC Cleaning

We’ve all worked with someone whose workspace resembles the filthiest of student digs. Dirty coffee cups, plates and crusty soup bowls vie for space with used tissues, unread trade magazines and stacks of documents waiting to be looked at. Thankfully the office cleaners usually sort out the worst of the mess at the end of […]

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A little bit of dirt…might hurt your profits

Posted on: June 1st 2017    •    Posted in: PC Cleaning

Most of us have grown up believing ‘a little bit of dirt never hurt anyone’. The saying is usually bandied about by parents and grandparents when their little one drops an ice cream on the pavement, then carries on eating it. It’s also backed up by scientific evidence showing that childhood exposure to a good […]

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How clean is your desk?

Posted on: May 10th 2017    •    Posted in: PC Cleaning

If Kim and Aggie from the noughties TV show How Clean Is Your House? were to swab your desk for bacterial samples, you might be horrified at the results. Especially if you’re a woman. Research shows that the typical desktop is about 100 times germier than the average kitchen table. And women’s workspaces tend to […]

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