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Computer Hygiene Risk Assessment

Regular computer hygiene will help to combat bacteria- infested detritus which gathers in your computer keyboard unless they are regularly cleaned by properly trained hygienists.

This debris is made up of mainly dead skin hair dust bound together with grease and grime from dirty hands, an ideal home for bacteria.

By cleaning of your monitors & printers telephones faxes & photocopiers will also reduce the possibilty of costly breakdowns.

Regular cleaning of your monitors & printers telephones faxes & photocopiers will also reduce the possibilty of costly breakdowns.

Remember that any of the above may effect the continual use of your computer equipment.

Hence the reason for a reliable computer hygiene service.

Computer Filth Exposed

The shocking secrets of the grime beneath your fingers have been revealed.

Computer keyboards are accumulating up to two grams of muck every month, research conducted on behalf of aol uk shows.

The bits collect underneath the keys because users eat breakfast, snacks and lunch over their computer terminals as well as personal grooming done at the terminal also contributes to the build up of grunge.

Keyboard Crumb Breakdown

Corn Flakes (15%) Boiled Sweet (15%) Noodles (7%) Vegetable Pieces (4%) Pencil Shavings (1%) Leaf (1%) Staple (1%) Finger Nail (<1%) Tape/Plastic (<1%) Insect (<1%) Foil (<1%) Hair (<1%) Various Particles Resembling Cereal Grains, Biscuit Crumbs, Bread Crumbs, Pastry Flakes And Chocolate Crumbs (56%)

If the keyboard studied is typical, aol uk estimates that almost 0.318 tonnes of what it called “keyboard krumbs” will accumulate beneath all keyboards over the space of a year.

The reading from the celsis bacterial counter, which measures living micro- organisms, came out at 2,209. the acceptable food hygiene standard figure is between 101 and 501. cornflake, plastic, hair and a lot of dust were found.

Recent readings from an office toilet door and flush were only 826 and 1,091. So you can see which is worse.

Workers today eat at their desks before washing their hands, so the chances are they are putting bacteria in their mouths.

Research does show that 85 per cent of business keyboards are riddled with bacteria.

IT Care believes that it doesn’t take much to keep germs at bay. Just cleaning on a regular basis will improve the overall well being of you and your staff.

Health & Safety Regulations

Health & Safety Commission

Work Place (Health Safety And Welfare) 1992 Approved Code Of Practice And Guidance L24

Regulation.5(1)

The Workplace And The Equipment Devices And Systems To which this regulation applies shall be maintained (including cleaned as appropriate) in an efficient state and in an efficient working order and in good repair. Approved Code Of Practice 5(22) Regulation 5(22)

Requires a system of maintenance where appropriate for certain equipment and devices and for ventilation systems. A suitable system of maintenance involves insuring that regular maintenance, including as necessary inspection testing adjustment lubrication and cleaning is carried out at suitable intervals. Guidance 5(24)

The frequency of regular maintenance and precisely what it involves will depend on the equipment or device concerned . The likelihood of defects developing and the foreseeable consequences are highly relevant. The age and condition of equipment how it is used and how often it is used should be taken into account. Sources of advice include published hse guidance british and ec standards and other authoritative guidance, manufacturers information and instructions, and trade literature.

For further information please consult health & safety executive display screen equipment work. Health and safety (display screen equipment) regulations 1992 guidance on regulations l26 ISBN 0 11 866331 2

Materials

All materials contain an ant-static. this reduces the build up on your equipment and is the main enemy of costly down-time. Cloths used are lint free to give a non-smear finish.

All materials are non flammable and silcone free as they are used on electrical equipment. Silicone can also cause costly damage to computer equipment. For example they can cause over heating as silicone is an insulator. Accidental spraying of magnetic tapes with silcone based chemicals will eventually corrupt data on your floppy or hard disc.

Programme

When estimating your quotation we have taken in the following criteria into consideration.

(A) Are your offices heavily populated with staff ?

(B) Are your computers used and come into contact with the general public?

(C) Has your office an air conditioned system that filters all stale air?

(D) Are your staff allowed to eat and drink at their computers?

(E) Are your offices in an commercial or industrial environment?

Maintenance Of Workplace & Of Equipment Devices & Systems

Health And Safety Executive Requirements are your responsibility and demand that all devices and computer systems to which this regulation applies shall be maintained and cleaned as appropriate in an efficient working order and in good repair.

Regular maintenance includes cleaning of all equipment at regular intervals

Were you also aware that their is now an ecc directive that highlights the need for regular cleaning of screens keyboards and computer programme units and other I.T.Equipment.

Specification

All computer equipment must be isolated by user before our service can begin.

Our staff will not remove any electrical cables or move monitors from desks or cabinets unless moved by a member of your staff.

Casings of visual display units and computer programmer units thoroughly cleaned with anti-static foam surface cleaner.

Cables and wires will not be cleaned from CPU’s or VUD’s.

Visual display unit screens cleaned using lint free cloths and anti-static screen cleaner, all mouse cleaning to involve the removal of tracker ball.

Keyboards cleaned with metered spray cleaner and keyboards dusted using dust blaster to remove grit particles and dust from keyboards.

Printers will be cleaned using dust blaster and anti-static cleaner.

Platens cleaned using recommended platen cleaner to restore grip and wiped clean with lint free cloth.

Microfiche casings cleaned with hard surface cleaner, glass screen with anti-static glass cleaner, dust and dirt removed from inside viewer.

Telephone handsets will be cleaned using germicidal spray or wipes for all germs and polished to remove any grease.

Photocopiers cleaned to remove any grease and dirt from casings and glass screen.

All metal desk areas sprayed with anti-static solution to prevent static build up on computer equipment.

All cleaning agents having anti-static properties to aid the efficient running of the equipment serviced.

Satisfaction

After completion of this service our staff will obtain a signature from your delegated member of staff to confirm that the work carried out on your behalf is to your satisfaction.

Any equipment not cleaned satisfactorily by our staff will be re-cleaned at no extra cost to our customer after the service has been completed or by telephoning our office within the next twenty four hours.

This service will be carried out during normal office working hours unless by prior arrangement so that we can identify any particular problems to them and tell them which machines have to be turned off or disconnected during cleaning.

You can also expect a postcard or e-mail telling you exactly the date when this service will be carried out.

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