Follow Drew Linkedin Twitter Facebook
Email Drew Email
Technology
Mar 17, 2020

Keeping Your Office Equipment Sanitized

Sponsored Content provided by Drew Smith - Director of Communications, Copiers Plus

With the ongoing pandemic of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many offices are asking how to effectively stop the spread of germs and keep employees safe. Keeping office equipment like your copiers and printers sanitized and practicing social distancing is critical to ensuring your staff can stay productive while also limiting risks of spreading germs.

Office Equipment Sanitation Practices

  • Wipe down the touchscreen, buttons and any other commonly touched places on the device with a damp cloth. Most household cleaners are acceptable to use except pure bleach. It Is also imperative that you do not spray anything directly on the device as it could seep into the inside of the machine and cause costly problems.  
  • It is a good idea to have a hand sanitizer station next to your office’s shared copier so staff can clean their hands after each use.
  • Setting aside a few times a day to wipe down the copier with alcohol wipes is a good practice to implement.  
  • If the shared copier is in high demand and you do not have a printer in your office, one way to practice social distancing and ensure you still get your prints made is to utilize your copier’s job storage. Go into your printer properties and find the job storage option. This feature will allow you to pull your print job from the device at a later time when the foot traffic has gone down.
  • Each work environment is different. For some, masks and gloves may be readily accessible and encouraged. If so, incorporate them into your interactions with shared devices.  
  • Consider using the shared copier at certain points in the day versus every time you may need to scan or print. By doing this, you can limit the amount of times you could be exposed to germs from a shared device or interactions close by.
 
  What to Avoid
  • Try to be cautious of the environment around you and limit the amount of close interactions you have with people when utilizing your equipment. If there is a line at the device, stand back at least six feet until the person has completed their session.  
  • Bleach on your copiers and printers is not recommended and can damage the devices. Though household cleaners with bleach are acceptable.
  •  Avoid cleaning the internal units of a copier, especially with any type of liquid.  
  • If you are sick, consider staying home or avoiding the shared copier or printer if possible.
Click Here For More Helpful Tips From Copiers Plus
 
While there is no guarantee that these practices can keep you from contracting the coronavirus, they will help you put your best foot forward in protecting yourself and others who may be more at risk. If you have further questions about how to utilize your office equipment in the wake of the coronavirus please reach out to us online or at 800-648-7081.
 
To schedule your complimentary assessment, contact us at 800-648-7081 or visit our website.
 
Drew Smith currently serves as Director of Communications for Copiers Plus. The company specializes in modernizing office equipment and increasing efficiencies in workplace communications throughout the state of North Carolina. To learn more about how Copiers Plus is providing their customers with innovative document solutions and enhanced printing transparency, visit www.copiers-plus.com. Drew would love to hear from you at [email protected].
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other Posts from Drew Smith

Copierspluslogo 392022153
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Tommytaylor ceo unitedway

I Got 99 Problems But a 501(c)(3) Ain’t One

Tommy Taylor - United Way
Dave sweyer 300 x 300

Allowing Pets at Your Rental Property: Why It's a Good Choice

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management
Burrus rob headshot 300x300

Keep on the Lookout: Cameron School of Business Star Graduates Enter the Workforce

Robert Burrus - Cameron School of Business - UNC-Wilmington

Trending News

After County Plea, Treasurer ‘neutral’ On Whether Project Grace Gets Vote Next Meeting

Johanna F. Still - Aug 8, 2022

Three Locals And One Distillery Compete In Statewide Chef Showdown

Jenny Callison - Aug 8, 2022

New Hanover Community Endowment To Share Details On Grant Criteria

Staff Reports - Aug 8, 2022

In The Current Issue

Schools Face Nursing Shortage Crises

The pandemic-induced havoc on hospitals around the country still ricochets across systems today. A dire trend accelerated and emerged: a sho...


Commercial Tenants Navigate Rent Spikes

One of the realities small businesses throughout the area face when trying to find commercial space, which also include increasing rents and...


Film Focus: Printing The Scene

Port City Signs & Graphics "does everything for their set in the way of decals, magnets, backdrop items, canvas art, vehicle graphics and se...

Book On Business

The 2022 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

Trying to Grow a Business?
2020 Health Care Heroes
2020 WilmingtonBiz 100