The Most Germ-Infested Places in Your Office Space

The Most Germ-Infested Places in Your Office Space

When you work in an office or other company with multiple employees, the threat of germs is ever-present. Even with people following proper hygiene rules, germs are still spread. While washing hands can go a long way in minimising the spread of germs, it is also important to keep the most germ-infested areas clean. This will help your employees remain health and minimise sick days. Here you will find a list of the most “germy” places in any business and ones that should be cleaned regularly to prevent the spread of germs and illness.

The Kitchen

While not all businesses have a kitchen, if you do, this is likely the most germ-infested location. In fact, the sink in your kitchen is likely to be more germ infested than the public toilet. Since the kitchen is where your employees will be handling their food, it is essential that you keep it as clean as you possibly can. Things such as utensil drawers, coffee makers, cabinet handles, sponges, countertops and sink are likely crawling with bacteria, which is why you should focus on these areas when cleaning the kitchen.

The Bathroom

This is likely the number one location for most people when you ask them about the most germ infested place in a business. While it is hard to argue with this, since you can pick up a number of germs such as staphylococcus, salmonella, hepatitis A, E Coli and faecal bacteria your office kitchen still ranks number one. However, the bathroom still requires quite a bit of attention when cleaning. Rather than just cleaning the toilet and sink, be sure that everything that is touched is cleaned and sanitised regularly, including the door handle and towel dispensers.

Your Desk

The place that you sit at all day is one of the dirtiest locations in your entire office. While your desk is likely not to be as dirty as the bathroom or kitchen, it is quite the breeding ground for bacteria and germs. After all, your hands are on your desk all day, so any germ you pick up elsewhere in the office – including the kitchen and bathroom – will land here. In order to prevent the further spread of germs be sure that you are disinfecting your desk regularly.

Knowing where to focus your cleaning efforts will help prevent the further spread of germs and bacteria. This will also help to keep your employees healthier.

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