Once you know where the germs lurk and how best to beat them, you're on the way to a healthier workplace.
In a two month study carried out at a call centre by AF, regular use of our wipes on headsets, monitors, phones etc almost halved the total hours lost to illness caused by things such as sore throats, cold and cough viruses.
Click on the desk items to discover how to beat the bugs you can't see.
Effective cleaning isn't just about eradicating the risk of infection. The build-up of dust, dirt and greasy fingerprints on computer screens can make them difficult to read and lead to eyestrain, headaches and over time, wrinkles in the delicate skin around the eyes.
And using the wrong cleaning products can actually make things worse, leaving behind a residue or creating static which attracts yet more dust and dirt.
That's why the AF range is entirely anti-static, non-flammable, non-toxic and non-smearing. From pump sprays and tubs for larger offices to individual sachets for when you're on the move our solutions are clearly superior.
Constant contact with hands and fingers makes every computer mouse a potential hot-spot for bacteria and infection — particularly if you've ever worked through lunch!
AF's specialised formulations are vigorously tested and proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria. In the laboratory our Phone-clene wipes, perfect for cleaning your mouse with, eradicated the entire population of the dangerous staphylococous aureus bacteria after two minutes. And although there was no re-growth after 24 hours it's vital to clean regularly to prevent germs building up.
For anybody who has ever turned a well-used keyboard upside down and shaken out the detritus of working weeks and working lunches, it will come as no surprise that the keyboard is such a breeding ground for germs and possible cross infection.
In our OnePoll survey 67.6% of people accepted that they are likely to catch whatever is going round the office.
But it doesn't have to be like that. As one of the most shared items in the office, the phone not only carries the highest density of germs, its proximity to our mouths and ears can provide an ideal gateway to infection — so effective cleaning is essential.
Our Phone-clene range is specially developed to be a barrier to bugs and, unlike silicone or wax-based cleaners, won't leave behind a build-up of residue. It cleans and sanitises, killing 99.9% of germs for up to 24 hours.
Interactive and classic whiteboards are common in about every working environment and using the right cleaners is as important as using the right pens.
Our whiteboard range is safe, easy-to-use, effective and environmentally responsible – the wipes can be recycled when dry and are made from recycled pulp in a chemical free process.
While protecting people from the harmful transmission of viruses is the best reason to use the AF cleaning range, there are other benefits too.
Regular cleaning of PCs, printers and other office equipment is a great way to ensure it operates at 100%. You're getting the best from it and you're reducing maintenance and replacement costs.
From prolonging the life of CD and DVD optical heads to our PC-clene range for plastics, casings and screens, we can help you maintain performance right across the office.
We manufacture a range of specialist products for maintenance engineers of office equipment.