A clean computer is important for the health and well-being of your employees. Office computers including keyboards, monitor screens and other peripherals are valuable assets to any business. The PCs to be maintained to extend its life and most importantly to be cleaned of bacteria for health personal hygiene benefits.
Maintaining a high standard of cleaning should be an essential element of how any computer operates. As an employer, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires you to have a general duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all your employees, so far as is ‘reasonably practicable.’
The issue of computer hygiene is virtually part of this legislation, so you need to be sure you are providing the facilities and information for your employees to create a hygienic and clean computer workplace.
Why is computer cleaning important?
There are potential dangers for any computer if there is little or no emphasis on why hygiene is important. Primary among these risks is the possibility of infection, whether it’s through poor personal hygiene, slapdash office cleaning or badly managed computer equipment. You can prevent many of these problems by having a strategy for maintaining hygienic computer workstations. It is important to understand that poorly cleaned and maintained computers need to be replaced prematurely which means increasing capital expenditures.
Proper PC cleaning will reduce the level of allergens that trigger asthma and will reduce cross-contamination of bacteria that causes spreading of diseases. When choosing cleaning company and products, it is important to choose those that are safe and will not trigger an allergic reaction in people with sensitive respiratory systems.
Never task your employees with cleaning duty. It is important to invest in a dedicated computer cleaning crew or consider hiring a professional cleaning service, which literally works on cleaning every part of your computers, whether it’s cleaning keyboards, monitors, display screens, mice, and even office telephone sets. This can either be a one-time deal or if you’re completely satisfied with their services, you can hire them to clean your offices a couple of times a month.