Your keyboard: a source of bacteria

21 November 2022
Anita Bons

Did you know that a keyboard is often a source of bacteria? Especially now that more and more offices are working with flexplaces and there is someone else at the computer every time. British research shows that, on average, a keyboard contains 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. This was confirmed by a study by Kimberly-Clark Professional. This research showed, among other things, that your workplace is much dirtier than you might think. People examined samples from thousands of workstations in different sectors. Most keyboards were found to contain so many bacteria that you can officially call them “dirty”.

Workplace hygiene

Reason enough to give your workplace a good cleaning. But did you know that good workplace hygiene also reduces absenteeism due to illness and has a positive effect on the working atmosphere? A clean workplace even improves your productivity.

So how do you ensure good workplace hygiene? Here are a few tips:

  • Keep your workplace clean

Don’t forget to clean your mouse and keyboard regularly.

  • Wash your hands regularly

And wash them extra well after each use of the toilet.

  • Don’t eat at your desk

Crumbs in the keyboard are a source of bacteria.

  • Ensure adequate ventilation

Proper ventilation also helps reduce the transmission of respiratory infections, such as COVID-19.

Hygienic typing

To ensure hygienic and safe typing everywhere, we have developed the R-Go Hygienic keyboard cover. With this protective cover, you can minimise contamination or infection with bacteria and germs. The cover is suitable for the R-Go Compact Break keyboard. It fits around each key like a skin, ensuring typing comfort remains intact. Made of ultra-thin, high-quality silicone, it is flexible and soft. The cover is waterproof and dustproof, protecting your keyboard from spills of liquids and crumbs. It is easy to pat out, rinse, clean in the dishwasher or disinfect. So you can type hygienically anywhere, including in a clean room or medical workplace.

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