An IT support and hardware company from Newport Pagnell has declared war on living, breeding germs as well as computer viruses.
Zest Solutions, of the Interchange Park, Howard Way, has expanded its business into the hand sanitising sector and is now signing contracts across the country as a result of the synergy germs have with computer equipment.
According to research carried out by Initial Washroom Hygiene 2012 the average computer mouse is three times dirtier than a toilet seat and keyboards are the second most grubby item in the office, ahead of phones and chairs.
Michael Sheehan, managing director at Zest Solutions says: “Closed or semi-closed environments are susceptible to a variety of infectious diseases.
“An infection outbreak within an office environment has resource and service implications. Sick leave would increase, temporary staff could be needed and worse-case an office could close, especially if the norovirus took hold!
“Moving into the hand sanitising and washing sector seems like a perfect match for our IT business, the cleaner our hands are the cleaner our computer equipment will be.”