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The Return to the Office: Habits, Hygiene and Hand Sanitiser

With restrictions removed and the summer holidays coming to an end, for many employees, September 2021 marked the return to the office post-pandemic. Whether part-time, flexibly or full-time, most businesses are now asking their employees to come in to work in the office at least one day a week.&nb...

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Trauma Cleaning – What Does it Really Entail?

Crime scenes or sites of trauma are messy, there’s no doubt about that. We’ve all seen crime scenes or fatal accidents on television, and when you think of the scene of a ‘trauma’ you probably think police tape, paramedics and police investigators gathered around looking sombre and speaking...

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Cleaning Robots to Support NHS Hospitals Across the UK

Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has introduced 12 brand new cleaning robots to support several NHS hospitals across the UK. The special technology has been manufactured by leading robotics company Lionsbot in Singapore, and three of the robots have been successful...

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ISS Healthcare Commission a New Project to Take a Scientific Approach to Healthcare Cleaning

ISS Healthcare has commissioned an innovative and exciting project that will take a scientific, and behavioural, approach to healthcare cleaning. They hope to drive, and change for the better, the nation’s healthcare journey ‘in our places that heal.’ The project, although with COVID-19 as...

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How Can High Street Retailers Keep Safe From Covid?

As well are all well aware by now, COVID-19 spreads from person to person through small droplets, aerosols and through direct contact. It can also be spread through surfaces and belongings that have been contaminated with COVID-19 when infected people cough or sneeze on them. We also know that the ...

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Is there a public toilet ‘crisis’ in the UK?

The British Toilet Association (BTA) have called for improved legislation and more Government funding to address the current ‘appalling’ lack of public toilet provision. The British Toilet Association is a Not-For-Profit Members Organisation working to promote the highest standards of hygien...

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Cleanliness is top priority for UK holidaymakers this summer

Cleanliness has proven to be the top priority for those booking holidays this summer, even when staycationing within the UK. 70% of customers who have booked accommodation within the UK this summer have researched a venue’s cleanliness, and, in particular, other customer reviews on its cleanlines...

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EnviroShot: The Home-Cleaning Revolution?

EnviroShot is the first in a new range of sustainable products from hygiene product services and equipment supplier Shorrock Trichem, designed to reduce the use of single use plastics and to help to cut down the amount of waste going to landfill.  Like so many of us in the past year, the fo...

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What to Expect When Flying: Cleaning, Dining and Checking in

Real summer is in sight... summer holidays are calling and the skies are now officially open (mostly). As well as being able to travel by plane within the UK, foreign holidays and trips are once again legal for British tourists, although Welsh residents have been asked not to travel abroad.  Th...

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First Meeting of APPG for Cleaning and Hygiene Hailed a Success

At the end of April the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the UK Cleaning and Hygiene industry, inaugurated early this year, held its first official meeting in Parliament and has, resultantly, been hailed a ‘great success.’  The first official meeting provided the opportunity for...

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Hands dryers vs hand towels….is one more hygienic than the other?

After a ban was imposed in March 2020, Keidanren, otherwise known as the Japanese Business Federation, has lifted its year-long ban on the use of hand dryers in toilets at production sites and offices across the country.  The ban was originally imposed for fear that hand dryers increased th...

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Russia Reports First Known Cases of Avian Flu in Humans

Last week, Russian news channels reported cases of the first known cases of an avian influenza virus called H5N8 passing from poultry to humans, marking the first known H5N8 infection in humans.  Several other avian flu strains are known to infect humans, including H5N1, H7N9 and H9N2. ...

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