Many people can’t believe the truth, but the fact is that your office is way filthier than you think! The average workplace is almost 100 times dirtier than a chopping board in your kitchen. A workplace is made up of people who all have their habits and standards of hygiene, meaning the workplace is a breeding ground for all types of germs. As the number of germs and microbes in the workplace has grown in every area, it can be a nightmare to try to keep this clean and manageable.
It may surprise you that the average workplace in the UK holds approximately 400x more germs than the toilet seat in your home. The main question that usually comes to mind when people discover this is, “How is that even possible?”. Well, many reasons contribute to this.
Firstly, many workers admit that they don’t wash their hands regularly. What makes this worse is that some workers admit to not washing their hands after going to the toilet! When they reintegrate into the office environment, all of the germs on them spread across the environment.
Other contributing factors are everyday workplace activities that have a significant effect on the cleanliness of the workplace as a whole. Things that are seen as daily activities like eating at your desk and keeping unnecessary items on your desk that need to be binned can allow germs to linger. These items would be acceptable if the workplace was cleaned after each activity. Still, the truth is that this is simply impractical in most situations.