Your keyboard: a source of bacteria

Did you know that a keyboard is often a source of bacteria? Especially now that more and more offices are working with flexible workplaces and each time someone else is sitting behind the computer. British research has shown that on average a keyboard contains 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. This has been confirmed by a study by Kimberly-Clark Professional. This study showed, among other things, that your workplace is much dirtier than you would think. Samples were examined from thousands of workplaces in different sectors. Most keyboards were found to contain so much bacteria that you can officially call them “dirty”.

Hygiene in the workplace

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

How do you ensure good hygiene in the workplace? Here are a few tips:

  • Keep your workplace clean

So don't forget to clean your mouse and keyboard regularly

  • Wash your hands regularly

And wash them extra well after every toilet visit

  • Don't eat at your desk

Crumbs in the keyboard are a source of bacteria

  • Provide adequate ventilation

Ventilating well also helps to reduce the transmission of respiratory tract infections, such as COVID-19


Hygienic typing

In order to type in a hygienic and safe way everywhere, we have developed the R-Go Hygienic keyboard cover. With this protection cover you can minimize contamination from bacteria and germs. The cover is suitable for the R-Go Compact Break keyboard. It fits like a skin around every key, which ensures that the typing comfort remains intact. It is made of ultra-thin, high quality silicone and is flexible and soft. The cover is waterproof and dustproof and protects your keyboard from spills of liquids and crumbs. It is easy to shake off, rinse, clean in the dishwasher of disinfect. This allowes you to type hygienically anywhere, even in a clean room or at a medical workstation.

Tags: ergonomic keyboards, ergonomics, hygiene