The Dangers of an Unclean Office

Many of us don’t give much thought to the health benefits of a clean office, we mostly just enjoy the feeling of being in clean surroundings as no one wants to be in an unhygienic workspace. However, there are actually many dangers of being in an unclean office particularly over long periods of time. Before you let your office get dirty again, take a look at these key dangers you could be subjecting your employees to.


Mould is particularly dangerous as it can be harmful to people with respiratory issues such as asthma. Mould can build up in moist conditions especially if food is left out or spillages left uncleaned. The best way to prevent this is to always tidy as you go. Put food back in the fridge and disinfect surfaces regularly. This includes making sure bins are emptied regularly.

Breeding ground for germs

Unclean offices can also lead to the build-up of bacteria and germs. Be sure to regularly wipe down your desk, phone, keyboard and anything that could have bacteria lingering. Bacteria can lead to bugs and infections and ultimately sick days.

Spills and clutter hazards

Untidy offices can cause accidents. Spills on the floor that are left unattended with no caution signs can lead to nasty falls. Clean spills as soon as possible and keep your workplace organised with enough storage space and have regular clear outs.

Keep your fridge clean

It’s important to keep your fridge clean and also keep on top of the contents of your fridge. Food left to go off which is then stored next to your lunch can cause all sorts of problems.

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