General Chat Thread, Swine Flu?? Can IT staff Clean all keyboards at end of day??? in General; OMG.........
I have just been asked if i can clean all 180 laptop keyboards and 150 pc keyboards and mice ...
30th April 2009, 02:59 PM #1
30th April 2009, 03:00 PM #2
Tell them to s0d 0ff. Hysteria is all it is.
30th April 2009, 03:02 PM #3
30th April 2009, 03:03 PM #4
And what protection are they providing you with to carry out this task?
Thanks to alan-d from:
tech_guy (30th April 2009)
30th April 2009, 03:04 PM #5
Originally Posted by alan-d
30th April 2009, 03:04 PM #6
Just say you did it remotely?
4 Thanks to Dom_:
CHR1S (1st May 2009), fafster (5th May 2009), Gatt (2nd May 2009), tech_guy (30th April 2009)
30th April 2009, 03:05 PM #7
LOL & ROFL - good one!
Originally Posted by Dom_
30th April 2009, 03:05 PM #8
If someone in your school has got it then cleaning the keyboards ain't going to make any difference at all.
30th April 2009, 03:06 PM #9
Not that it will mkake any difference. The influenza virus can only survive for about 3-4 hours outside of the human body, so there won't be any virus left on the keyboards after being left overnight anyway. More effective would be cleaning the keyboards and mice between different groups of students using them.
What I would do is bulk buy in some disinfectant wipes, and the students could be responsible for wiping their own keyboard and mouse when they have finished using the laptop - I can't see any other workable solution and it is what I will propose here should it be deamed necessary in the coming weeks.
30th April 2009, 03:08 PM #10
Be quicker to get the students and staff to clean their hands with Alcohol Hand Gel like they have in hospitals.
Originally Posted by rama1712
Taking the urine if you ask me.
Seriously, do a clean tonight, and then make sure there are gel dispensers outside all the ICT Rooms / Laptop trolley.
30th April 2009, 03:08 PM #11
Q: How long does the flu virus survive on surfaces?
A: The flu virus survives for roughly 24 hours on hard surfaces, two hours on soft surfaces.
From Sky news. Is a keyboard a hard or soft surface? I'd say hard.
30th April 2009, 03:13 PM #12
Im not going to repeat what the other techie said when i told him
30th April 2009, 03:18 PM #13
You should insist on a full bio-hazard suit before continuing your job, as keyboards are clearly such a hazard to health.
30th April 2009, 03:18 PM #14
Ask for a risk assessment. Then ask for flu jabs, hep jabs, training, hasmat report on the cleaning materials in relation to being used on electrical equipment, Gloves, overalls, masks ect.
if that does not work, I'm sure cleaning those keyboards would likely result in premature failure of said keyboards from liberal application of cleaning fluid
30th April 2009, 03:24 PM #15
In addition to the above posts, say that such a task should fall to the cleaners - if they really want everything to be cleaned. They'll have all the disinfectant and cleaning products in their cupboards, and should be trained to do it. We don't have any such cleaning materials in our department, save for your standard screen-wipes to remove fingerprints/dust, and we certainly don't go around cleaning keyboards and monitors. Infact our cleaners actually do that.
That would make the most sense to me.
By JJonas in forum General Chat
Last Post: 6th November 2009, 02:49 PM
By ryan_powell in forum How do you do....it?
Last Post: 18th October 2006, 11:38 AM
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)