Over a million people head to work every day to spend their hours in stuffy offices, stuck in close proximity with other people. It’s no surprise that UK offices are less than clean, you might even be taken back at just how unclean they actually are. So, let’s take a look at what areas are the worst.
- Keyboard – It has been suggested that the average keyboard has approximately 3,295 bacteria per surface. Offices that don’t regularly clean their offices have found that certain bugs can lead to food poisoning, 4 out of 33 carry potential health hazards. Keyboards are home to dead skin and even dead insects.
- Mouse – The mouse can hold up to 1,676 bacteria per surface. Which you’re spreading from your keyboard, back and forth.
- Desk – The average desk isn’t that much cleaner either, with a whopping 20,961 bacteria inhabiting the surface. Think about that one…
- Phone – This appliance is the most unhygienic thing in your office, with 25, 127 bacteria per surface. This is mainly because you’re putting it to your mouth and rarely think about cleaning it.
Dirty offices can have a negative effect on our well-being, especially both psychologically and physically.
The most common and harmful bacteria found in offices is the Staphylococcus Aureus and is present and alive in human nasal cavities, hair and nail follicles. It can cause a range of infections from acne to pneumonia.
If the workspace is untidy or unclean, research has suggested that this can cause stress on the worker. A study found that 77% of people have stated that their more productive if their office space is clean and tidy.
Here at Concept Cleaning, we do our best to provide you with a safe and tidy office, so you don’t have to worry about anything!