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    Cleaning screens

    Who cleans your screens/monitors? We have about 300 computers around the school. Last time I cleaned any, I did 70 and that took me 2 hours (glass screens, so it took a bit of effort on each). They get dirty relatively quickly, and our health and safety auditor mentioned that they needed cleaning more often.

    So, I don't really have a day to spare every week to go round scrubbing screens...

    What do you do?

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    Yes, we have a cleaning schedule to esnure that we get around at least once a term. We have 650 clients of which 280 are laptops. The latter are cleaned when we repair them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmassingham View Post
    Yes, we have a cleaning schedule to esnure that we get around at least once a term. We have 650 clients of which 280 are laptops. The latter are cleaned when we repair them.
    We've been advised that we must clean them more regularly than once a term. How many people do you have in your team to do the cleaning?

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    We have one person on this task - there is no way that we can get round more often without more staff. And is that going to happen? I think not!

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    What are the health and safety grounds they gave you? eye strain?

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    What are the health and safety grounds they gave you? eye strain?

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    I've not been given any grounds for it, just been told it.

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    Not to sound like I'd be above wanting to do the cleaning of screens, but is this not a cleaners job? Would you be expected to clean the desks in a classroom? I know it is IT related, but if it is a health and safety issue, then maybe it should be the H&S officers problem.

    Now I'm not saying that I wont do it. But It gets done when I get time to do it. Which is normally when I reimage a room, unless something is spilled on them. If I was expected to clean the equipment on a more regular basis then it would have to be included in my JD and something would have to be removed to create the time to do it.

    I did have a couple of points in my contract that stated I had to go round and check paper in the printer and that keyboards and mice were working every day. I didn't do this as I wouldn't be able to get any work done and it couldn't be done without increasing my hours. They agreed that I only needed to do this when a problem was reported. Is screen cleaning not similar?

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    I'm on the H&S Ctte here, and I don't think I've heard anything as daft for a while.

    Go back and ask for reasoning. If they can justify it, then go back for "£more-budget" on "H&S grounds". When you've got the ££, go down to the job centre, and employ a recently redundant merchant banker to go around once a fortnight and do some real work for a change.
    Last edited by Andrew_C; 12th February 2009 at 10:18 AM.

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    Our cleaners aren't allowed to touch computers. I clean laptops when I reimage them or repair and PCs once a half-term - I only have 100ish in this building though. The main school rarely gets done.

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    I do it when the teacher ask me to.
    which isn't often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolfea View Post
    I do it when the teacher ask me to.
    which isn't often.
    i say 'why cant you do it?'

    they say 'how?'

    then my mind wonders and imagines the whole they must live in if they cant figure out how to clean a screen/bit of glass/plastic then the look of confusion if they ever saw a hover! lol

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    Have been told when having health and safety review that screens should be cleaned weekly ideally - dust on screen can cause eyestrain - not that we are able to do that!

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    Get a couple of the kids you trust to do it after school, could call it 'Computer cleaning club' and they get a qualification in computer cleaning at the end of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbo_ap View Post
    i say 'why cant you do it?'

    they say 'how?'

    then my mind wonders and imagines the whole they must live in if they cant figure out how to clean a screen/bit of glass/plastic t
    It isn't that obvious; and you have shown the reason above. Is it glass, hard plastic or soft? Can you use "Windolene" or equivalent? Alcohol? If they were to use water, would it leave chalky residue (it certainly would around here!)?

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    Quarterly cleaning rota for the junior technician here, as nearly all our monitors are TFT hard-glass it takes him approx 2 hours to do a complete suite x by 7 suites = 14 hours you can work the rest out roughly 3 suites a month.

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