In these times of economic downturn, it’s understandable that many businesses have decided to abandon cleaning services, in effort to cut down overheads and reduce company expenses.
However 1st Compucare believes that foregoing the need for equipment cleaning, will have the opposite effect and cause your business to pay a comparatively greater expense in staff absenteeism.
This is due to the fact that without regular cleaning of equipment, staff are left prone to being infected with minor illnesses such as coughs, colds and the common flu. According to the office for national statistics 131 million days were lost due to preventable minor illnesses such as coughs, colds and flu.
Hiring 1st Compucare’s equipment cleaning service will ensure complete decontamination of your computer equipment, protecting your staff from the risk of falling ill due to infection, and reducing the cost your business will have to pay in sick leave and temporary replacement staff, if failing to address cleaning requirements.
Health & Safety Compliance
Hiring routine sanitation of your equipment can help towards complying to national health and safety regulation. According to EU directive 90/270/EEC it is obligatory for employers to diagnose their workstations, in order to assess any potential risks that may undermine the health and safety of workers.
Particular note is given to the possibility of eye strain for workers using display monitors, proper sanitation of display monitors ensures clarity of the screen and decreases the probability of the user suffering eye strain. Our services can be customised to suit client’s specific requirements for meeting their health and safety obligations.
Reduced Staff Absenteeism
Minor illnesses such as the cough, cold and flu are the predominant reason for staff sickness in the UK. Decontamination of equipment makes sure that contagious viral microbes don’t spread and infect employees, significantly reducing absenteeism especially during the cold and flu season.
Specialist hygienist services also help prevent employees’ from experiencing headaches, nausea and eyestrain which are often attributed to unsanitary display monitors. Reduction in staff absenteeism greatly reduces costs that would be paid in sick pay and temporary staff.
Hiring specialist sanitation of office equipment conveys to employees that you prioritise their health and well being; this can help promote positive morale amongst employees. It is in the best interest of employers to ensure the happiness of their staff, as there is a direct correlation between staff well being and staff productivity.
Making sure employees are happy also prevents stress related illnesses, which surveys conducted by the Confederation of British Industry and the Office of National Statistics conclude is one of the leading causes to staff absenteeism.
Extended Longevity of Equipment
Overtime equipment inevitably accumulates dust and debris. Dust and debris has a detrimental effect on the performance and function of devices, causing overheating, and corruption and down time. Hiring a specialist cleaning service ensures optimum performance and longevity of your equipment. Preventing equipment from becoming unusable and saving money on replacements.
A routine hygiene service keeps equipment looking brand new and freshly scented, this helps give a professional image to clients and visitors frequenting the office. Neglecting proper hygiene of equipment connotes lack of care and pride in your company, which can dilute trust between you and your clients.
Dirty equipment is liable to failure, support departments are often called upon to troubleshoot and repair faulty equipment. Regular sanitation of equipment lessens minor problems such as stuck input keys and frees up time for employees to focus on more important problems.