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Your Office Hygiene Guide

In these unprecedented times, employers and facility managers feel a heightened sense of concern for employee well-being.
Kimberly-Clark Professional is here to help. Use this guide to prepare your office for new hygiene standards.

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Hygiene Expertise for Hygiene Excellence

While your office building enacts new measures to protect valued employees, coworkers and clients, Kimberly-Clark can help you provide a more hygienic environment. As an industry innovator and leader in hygiene products for more than 100 years, we’ve got the tools, solutions and guidance to help meet your needs.
Industry Landscape

A Whole New Workplace

Offices are experiencing major shifts in both operational and cultural norms, all due to the need to help limit the spread of germs. And as offices reopen for people to share spaces, equipment and amenities, workplace hygiene takes greater priority than ever before.
It has now become vital for offices to plan and prepare for the following measures:

Be open to new ways
of working.1

Consult with your manager about whether it makes sense for you to continue to collaborate remotely or adopt flex work. When you are in the building, be mindful of the safety of others.

Limit the number of people you interact with.

Take advantage of technology. When in-person meetings are required, put empty chairs between people and limit the number of people.

Adjust to new
social norms.

Consider adopting a handshake-free greeting and continue to maintain a distance of 2 metres when you interact with others.

If you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing or other symptoms, stay home and seek medical advice.2

Do not come into the building.

Try to avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.3

If you have to, wash your hands before or after doing so.4

Don’t share

This includes keyboards, computer mice, headsets and other equipment.
Office Building Hygiene Assessment

Assess your building’s level of preparedness.

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10-Step Building Hygiene Checklist

If you’re just reopening your building, review this checklist to help ensure you’ve considered everything

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Hygiene Hot Spots in the Office

Here’s a quick guide to areas where hand soaps, sanitisers and wipes should be put to work.

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Hygiene Insights

Germs: The More You Know

Think you’re informed about workplace germs? Here are some stats that may surprise you.

Surface Surprises

Studies showed keyboards harboured 8,900 bacteria6 and mobile phones harboured 6,300 bacteria7.

Face the Facts

In the span of 24 hours, the average adult touches 7,200 surfaces8 and touches their face 552 times9.

Help Your Hands

Nearly 95%10 of adults do not wash long enough to thoroughly clean the germs from their hands.

The Dirt on Desks

The average desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.11

If you’re alarmed by these numbers,
know that you’re not alone.

It’s important to understand what you’re up against every day, so you can protect the
people in your office. Get prepared with a solid workplace hygiene strategy.
Proactive Measures

Win in Key Action Areas

Among the many actions we can take, two important steps are more critical than ever: washing hands and disinfecting surfaces go a long way to help curb the spread of germs and help create a more hygienic environment.

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Hand Hygiene

In any office building, there are many places where hands can pick up and leave behind germs. From door handles to telephones, from reception counters to sink fixtures, and from refrigerators to coffee machines. It’s vital to provide ample hand soap, water and disposable paper towels, as well as alcohol-based sanitisers (containing at least 60% alcohol) throughout the workplace. Post visual reminders that hands should be washed for at least 20 seconds frequently during each day, but especially at these times:

  • After using the washroom
  • After coughing, sneezing or nose-blowing
  • Before handling food and after eating
  • After cleaning up messes or disposing or waste

While soap and water are easily made available office washroom and kitchens, hand sanitiser can be placed in other high-traffic areas like entrances, reception desks, breakrooms and printing stations.


Hygiene Hint
Sneeze or cough into a tissue, then dispose of the tissue in the bin to help limit the spread of germs.12

Hand washing guide
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Hand Sanitising Guide
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Hand Hygiene Routines
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Surface Wiping

To do more than just scratch the surface of office hygiene, it’s vital to frequently clean and disinfect certain areas. Not only do desks require attention, but also common rooms, shared equipment and high-touch items like lift buttons and stair rails. Disinfecting these surfaces several times during the workday, with EN-registered products, helps improve workplace hygiene.

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers disposable cleaning cloths, or wipers, as a more hygienic alternative to reusable towels or rags. We also offer pre-saturated sanitising wipes for hard, non-porous surfaces, and a closed-bucket wiping system for critical tasks.

Hygiene Hint
Cotton towels were shown to reduce disinfectant strength by up to 85%.13
Surface & Hand Hygiene
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Cleaning vs. Disinfecting
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Hygiene Front & Centre
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One key component to successful office hygiene is communication. As office management leads the way in establishing new protocols, it takes every individual to put them into practice. Employees at your office are relying on leadership to prioritise hygiene in critical times. They need to know what’s being done and what’s expected of them, via clear, detailed and thoughtful company announcements about safety measures. Print and display the following visual cues to inspire a sense of security and encourage cooperation.

Hand Washing Reminder Signage
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Cleaning and Disinfecting Checklist
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Safe Distance Reminder Signage
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Hygiene etiquette reminders from the WHO

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To set up a successful office hygiene strategy, there are certain essential items to consider. Note your level of preparedness in each of these areas, then determine your action steps. For more guidance, connect with a Kimberly Clark Sales Professional to arrange a virtual hygiene site walk.

Office Building Hygiene Assessment

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Get Washroom Hygiene Right

Washroom cleanliness is a crucial piece of the workplace hygiene puzzle. Since measures taken here can have a huge impact, consider these key washroom opportunities:

Maximize soap and sanitiser.

Keep hand soap in good supply to encourage proper hygiene. We deliver rich formulas containing moisturisers that help condition skin, promoting good hand hygiene and increasing washroom satisfaction. For an extra germ-killing step, provide sanitisers with at least 60% alcohol.

Optimise your hand drying method.

Kimberly-Clark Professional single-use towels help reduce the spread of germs. Their highly absorbent material means it takes fewer towels to dry hands. Our portfolio includes rolled and folded hand towels, together with hygienic, one wipe clean dispensers. They are designed with efficiency in mind, providing a range of solutions that suit your office.

Prioritize your toilet paper needs.

Kimberly-Clark Professional offers hygienic, fully enclosed toilet paper and dispenser options, plus disposable seat covers with dispensers that are fully enclosed for sanitation. We also offer options for maximum efficiency, as well as brands that deliver a more home-like comfort.

Did you know?

Using a jet air dryer dispersed 1,300 times more germs than drying with paper towels. Faced with a choice of drying methods, 90% of people showed a behavioural preference for paper towels over jet air dryers in the washroom.

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Hygiene Hint
Drying with paper towels reduces bacteria on fingers by up to 77%
Hygiene Solutions

We've Got You Covered

Whatever your office hygiene needs, Kimberly Clark Professional has a range of solutions and bundles to help you create a cleaner, more hygienic workplace.
Discover our recommended products, and the areas where you’ll find them most useful.

Kleenex® Rolled Hand Towel System

6780/ 7375

Hygienic, touchless Rolled Hand Towel System enhances washroom hygiene with single-sheet dispensing. Soft and gentle Kleenex® brand embossed hand towels for elevated care.


Kleenex® Botanics Skincare System

6385/ 6386/ 6387/ 6948

Designed to enhance hand hygiene standards and create an uplifting washroom experience. Leaving hands moisturised.


Kleenex® Folded Toilet Tissue System

8408/ 6946

Hygienic, touchless single-sheet dispensing system, the Kleenex® brand embossed sheets provide home-like comfort for your washroom.

Scott® ControlTM Centrefeed Toilet Tissue System

Scott® Control Mini Twin Centrefeed Toilet Tissue System

8591/ 7186/ 7187

The new Scott® Control Centrefeed Toilet Tissue System offers hygienic, fully enclosed toilet paper, dispensed through a touchless, one-wipe-clean dispenser - free of all dirt traps. You only touch the sheet you use. This makes it the most hygienic twin centrefeed system available.


Kleenex®Facial Tissues

8825/ 8826/ 8835/ 7820

Promote good respiratory hygiene with the #1 brand in facial tissue. Adopt a catch it, bin it, kill it approach and catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue.


Kleenex®Facial Tissues

8825/ 8826

Promote good respiratory hygiene with the #1 brand in facial tissue. Adopt a catch it, bin it, kill it approach and catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue.


Scott® Toilet Seat & Surface Cleaner

6374/ 7135

Delivering controlled shots of clear spray, helping keep your washroom clean and hygienic.


Scott® Control SlimrollTM Rolled Hand Towel System

6621/ 7955

Touchless, one-wipe clean design enhances washroom hygiene. Compact dispenser perfect for small areas and breakrooms.


WypAll® ReachTM Centrefeed System

6223/ 6220/ 6221

Fully enclosed, portable, light wiping system ensures rolls remain clean. Use with disinfectant spray to clean & disinfect shared surfaces.


WypAll® ReachTM Centrefeed System

6223/ 6220/ 6221

Fully enclosed, portable, light wiping system ensures rolls remain clean. Use with disinfectant spray to clean & disinfect shared surfaces.


Scott® ControlTM Skincare System

6342/ 6348/ 6948

Hygienic, one-wipe clean, skincare system is designed to deliver just the right amount of product needed every time, reducing usage and minimising waste.


Scott® Control Foam Sanitiser System

6392/ 6948

75% alcohol formulation. Kills up to 99.99% of microorganisms. Foam format providing twice as many uses per litre than gel sanitiser.


Kleenex® Hand & Surface Sanitising Wipes

7783/ 7936

Reduce the risk of germs spreading and promote a healthy and clean workplace. Each wipe can kill common bacteria, fungi, yeast and viruses.


WypAll® X60Cloths


A light-weight, durable cleaning cloth capable of tackling a variety of cleaning, disinfecting and general wiping tasks. The ‘pop-up’ box is portable and can be located on counter tops.


Scott® ControlTM Folded Hand Towel System

6663/ 6945

Hygienic, touchless single-sheet dispensing design. Install near entry/exits to help provide a hygienic barrier and disposable solution for opening and closing doors.


Scott® Control Foam Sanitiser System

6369/ 11329/ 11430

75% alcohol formulation. Kills up to 99.99% of microorganisms. Foam format providing twice as many uses per litre than gel sanitiser. Touchless electronic dispenser. Portable dispenser stand available for entry/exits.


WypAll® X50 Cleaning Cloths

7441/ 7442/ 7443/ 7444

Colour-coded cleaning cloths designed for task segregation to avoid cross contamination.


WypAll® X80 Plus Cleaning Cloths

19127/ 19139/ 19154/ 19164

Colour-coded cloths specially designed for tough cleaning tasks with power-pocket embossing for enhanced cleaning & debris pick up.


Kimtech® WettaskTMSystem

7767/ 7919

Closed-bucket wiping system for saturated wiping with a variety of disinfectants, just pour in the cleaner you choose.


WypAll® Cleaning & Maintenance Centrefeed Wiping Paper

7277/ 7278

Disposable, single-use centrefeed roll, Ideal for light duty wiping tasks.


KleenGuard® G20 Nitrile Gloves

90090/ 90091/ 90092/
90093/ 90094

Maximum comfort and protection for tasks where safety and flexibility is key.

Talk With Our Experts

Plan Your Virtual Hygiene Site Walk

Our experts are here to guide you every step of the way in choosing the right mix of products and solutions for your facility. We will:

• Identify key areas to consider hygiene upgrades
• Recommend the right mix of germ fighting solutions for your facility
• Share tips & best practices on communicating changes and gaining compliance