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    Too posh to wash?

    A little while back there was criticism of some nurses who considered that their increasing high level of training meant that they had no interest in doing the basic tasks of nursing such as bathing patients.

    Are edu geeks to clever to clean? OK it might not be just a case of status but of practicality. It may be just too much to expect technical staff to clean all end user equipment as well as doing the other support work we do on a regular basis.

    What do you do in your school? Do you ask individual departments to clean their own machines? Do you special contractors, like in the corporate world, who come in every so often to clean computers. Are your normal school cleaning staff approved to clean computer equipment?
    Or do you just accept the inevtible, roll up your sleeves and don the Marigolds?

    I have been in some places which seem to use the 'factory method'. That is, the only cleaning a computer might see is when they are given the once over before leaving the factory and shhipped to the warehouse.

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    slightly off line, and I can't remember if I read it here, but it seems that mice (computer) in internet cafes hold the most bacteria, followed by public toilet door handles. And looking down at my own (pro-biotic) keyboard and mouse I can see why.

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    At my old job we used to give all the computers a once over with cleaning stuff once a term (i.e clean monitor screens and the keyboard mouse and tower units).

    However, at my current job the cleaners are responsible for this. There is no way my colleagues would mass clean the computers (although they do wipe one down if it has been in for fixing etc).

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    lol

    i just had this with one of our staff she was sitting there and watched a kid pick his nose and wipe on keyboard

    Then she relised how dirty they could be and durley prompted to clean them all...

    Russ

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    I clean mine when they get repaired, and when they are starting to look grubby, each summer when we re-do things they all get a top notch clean then as well, it works well. We even clean the desks, chair, and remove gum from them as well.

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    @ Russ - it gets worse, mate;

    I spoke to a teacher who noticed a - hmmmm , shall we say "agricultural" - smell around a pupil as she stood over him at the workstation.

    she cautiously enquired as to whether he could perhaps have 'stepped in something' as there was an unsavoury aroma -

    he then casually informed her that he had just been to the toilet and was unable to wash his hands properly, as there was no soap to be found....

    eeeeeeyuk!

    well - rubber gloves ,disinfectant or both ?

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    Well ... I think you've won the prize for gross out post of the week eeugghh!!

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    In my last place of skiving we used to have students come up to us and ask for cleaning wipes after a particular student had been at a computer ...

    She suffered from the dreaded green bubble and it seemed like she saved wiping her nose (with her hands) for during ICT lessons.

    At my present place we are too overworked to clean the kit ourselves ... we would need another member of staff for that (and that is including the one we appointed on Friday ... which makes how many now Ric_ ?)

    We have our own cleaner who uses decent wipes and cleaning kit to do all machines on a round robin basis. We have noticed a slight downwards trend of grafitti and vandalism in some rooms and less mice being moved about.

    We do still clean the odd item ourselves. We have a supply of palstic gloves for dealing with the worst problems ... and they tend to be stay laptops ... there have been some absolutley vile keyboards to deal with.

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    Yuck to some of them, just when I was going to eat my lasagne for tea, I think I may wait a while.....

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    Found a 'new' condom on a keyboard once last year! We have no policy. Cleaners are told not to touch PCs, I do it very rarely, I just don't have time. I do de-litter rooms as some classes seem to leave masses of paper all around the machines, and food wrappers and empty bottles I recon would encourage the litterers.

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    Ours don't get cleaned.....................! Our cleaners won't touch them because its no in their contract. We dont do them as there is not enough hours in the day.

    Trouble is when we have to bring a pc back for repair we normally end up filthy.

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    Quote Originally Posted by ITWombat
    Well ... I think you've won the prize for gross out post of the week eeugghh!!
    Well - I wasn't going to mention it - but the cleaners had to deal with turd (human) in the corridor this week. I cast aspersions about the kids and she told me they'd had to deal with another one in the female toilets and also a pool of vomit in there too - great!

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    our cleaners have had to in pass deal with with said human waste on walls, tampons and pads (used stuff behind the loos.. heck there is bin for them in every girls cubicle)

    ok wont be long before this thread goes into toilet humour

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    :toimonster: Cheers Russell for lowering the tone.

    I thought you were the sensible one. [-X

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    Re: Too posh to wash?

    lol

    me

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