If you work at a Legal Practice, you might be wondering just how clean it really is? We often don’t associate office-jobs with dirty or unclean environments, but in reality offices can be a hive for unhygienic habits.
If you want to find out how clean your legal practice really is, then these are the places to look… Here is where dirt and grime is most likely to hide in an office setting.
Keyboards and Computers
Keyboards and computers are touched and handled everyday – so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that they can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. A quick test to see how clean your legal practice really is, is to test out a few of the keyboards. Take a look at the keys themselves, are they visibly dirty or sticky? Next step, turn them upside down and give them a gentle shake – if crumbs or dust fall out from underneath the keys – it’s time to book a cleaning company!
Door handles in the office are another thing that gets touched and handled every day. Regardless of how many people work in your office, door handles are always going to attract germs. Chances are, you don’t recall the last time someone wiped down the door handles (it’s not one of the most obvious items on your cleaning list). But it should always be something you try to do daily – doing so can help stop illness and sickness spreading in the office.
The Office Fridge
When was the last time you cleaned out the office fridge? We all know what it’s like working in an office – people bring in food, forget it’s there, and before you know it there is a 4-month expired meat rotting at the back of the fridge where nobody can see it. Cleaning out and disinfecting the fridge every week is so important for hygiene reasons, and it’s a job that lots of offices simply forget to do.
Did you know… 1 in 5 office coffee mugs has traces of fecal bacteria on it? For that reason alone, it’s crucial that you keep a washing-schedule for mugs and cups in your office, so that germs don’t get passed from person to person. Getting a dishwasher helps too – as you can be sure the items are being washed effectively.
Desks and Work Areas
On a surface level, take a look around the desks in your office. Are they clean and tidy? Or can you spot food, rubbish and dirt on them? You won’t need to examine hard to see whether your employees are keeping their desk areas tidy, it’ll be obvious from the moment you want through the doors. Remember, tidy spaces equal tidy minds, and when people work in clutter, often it reflects poorly on the work quality too. Keeping a tidy office is beneficial for so many reasons, not just hygiene!
If you would like help or even that professional touch to maintaining your legal practice, get a quote from Regional Services today and we can help you.