A recent online article about office cleaning highlighted the many areas of the average office where germs can be harboured and bacteria can be transferred from one worker to another. It focused on the areas that many people don’t think about, including door frames and handles.
Open-plan offices are said to be more hazardous to health than individual office spaces. A larger area shared by more people would rely on everyone taking steps to stay clean and to wash their hands regularly. However even individual offices are not without their problems. Even when someone keeps their own office clean, the door frame and handle can be touched by many other people throughout the course of the week.
Indeed, any common areas used by all staff members will be affected in a similar way. This is why the photocopier tends to be rife with bacteria, since it is not cleaned regularly and is used by a variety of people every day.
Regular office cleaning can help reduce bacteria
“When you start thinking about the situation it is quite surprising how many bacteria are around – and where you can find them,” said a spokesperson for Procare Cleaning. “Research has indicated that open-plan offices have a higher degree of worker illness cropping up than individual offices. However there is a lot that can be done to minimise the odds of illnesses doing the rounds.”
Procare’s regular office cleaning processes will always take in communal areas and surfaces such as door frames, handles and photocopiers. Is this happening in your office space? If not contact your nearest office to arrange a free site visit and quotation today.