Identification of contact points in offices and their potential to transfer pathogens that can lead to harmful diseases such as COVID-19.

To ensure the most effective implementation of your hygiene strategy, the approach should be designed around the environment, informed by the types of surfaces, their location and the frequency with which they are contacted.

To help you identify areas that require attention, we have developed a contact frequency guide for a typical office setting. The surfaces shown have been assigned a level of risk for transference of pathogens according to the likelihood of frequent contact.

The illustration should only be used as a guide and as part of other infection prevention and control measures such as limiting the amount of people within any given area and the avoidance of surface contact where possible.

Alec Barton

Alec Barton is a media entrepreneur and strategic marketing, editorial and public relations advisor specialising in healthcare and telecoms. He has an extensive knowledge of media, marketing and communications and is an authoritative writer and speaker on communications in emerging markets. In addition to his advisory roles, he was co-founder and CEO of a publisher and event organiser for the healthcare, broadcasting, energy, satellite and telecoms sectors.