Mar 21

Dusting office equipment

This post is going to cover best practice for dusting office equipment.


Important: Always use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when undertaking any cleaning task and follow the manufacturer’s product use and where relevant dilution guidance.
  • Ensure that you have an appropriate duster. Check that any cleaner that you may use while you are using is appropriate for the equipment in question, always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Where the item is electrical ensure that it is safe to clean while the power is still on, otherwise switch it off unless the equipment is to be left powered on.
  • Dust systematically, with a specific path in mind, in order to minimise the possibility of missing any items of equipment. For example move clockwise or counter-clockwise through the area, starting in one corner.
  • Move objects as you go and clean the surface underneath thoroughly. As you replace the items, clean them as well.
  • Shake your cloth regularly. When you notice your cloth has become dirty and full of dust, rinse or replace it.
  • While you are dusting don’t forget to dust the hard to reach places, such as behind the equipment. Use a small paintbrush to get in any nooks and crannies.
  • To reach behind equipment that cannot be moved, you can use a duster with a telescopic handle.


Disclaimer: Every precaution has been taken to ensure that the information and advice given in this Gopher user guide is accurate and reflects current best practice. If you are in any doubt on any matter in relation to the information or advice given then you should always take further professional advice. No responsibility for loss occasioned by any corporate body or individual acting or refraining from action as a result of using any material contained within any user guide shown on this site can be accepted by Gopher Supplies or its associated companies.