Workspace, Retail & Display Equipment Sanitisation Guide
To help combat the spread of illness we would like to offer the following recommendations to help your business properly clean and disinfect the surfaces of shared devices, including your MFP’s, printers, monitors, touchscreens, laptops, electronic cash registers and electronic point of sale terminals.
Recommendation for cleaning exterior touch surfaces of shared office equipment:
1: It is recommended to use a diluted alcohol solution of 70% isopropyl or ethanol alcohol and 30% water. Follow these steps below to clean the touch surface of shared devices.
2: Wear disposable gloves (latex or nitrile) when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.
3: Turn off the device and disconnect AC power.
4: Moisten a microfibre cloth with a mixture of 70% isopropyl or ethanol alcohol and 30% water (do not spray).
5: Begin with the display or MFP control panel and finish with any flexible cables.
6: When cleaning a display screen or touchscreen panel, wipe in one direction.
After disinfecting, copier/scanner glass should be cleaned again using an office glass cleaner.
7: When finished, discard gloves and wash hands immediately for 20 seconds with soap and water.
Precautions to take when cleaning and disinfecting shared office equipment:
1: Never spray cleaning solutions on equipment, only use a moistened lint-free or microfibre cleaning cloth.
2: Do not use paper towels or tissues to clean equipment.
3: Do not use an alcohol/water mixture that is stronger than 70% isopropyl or ethanol alcohol.
4: Avoid contact with skin and eyes when cleaning with alcohol and make sure there is adequate ventilation.
5: Only clean the exterior touch surfaces when cleaning and disinfecting equipment.
6: Never use abrasives or chemicals such as bleach, ammonia, acetone, peroxide or other cleaning agents on equipment as these can damage the finish as well as damage electrical components.
7: Customers may experience some visible changes to cosmetic finishes over time as a result of the cleaning techniques mentioned in this guide.
8: Take extra precaution when cleaning painted or glossy surfaces: test a small area before proceeding.