Hygiene

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Reckitt Appointed Official Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Partner

Dettol science-led protocols and products will enhance hygiene during the Games in Birmingham whilst Durex condoms will be available for athletes

Perspectives

Lessons in Hygiene from COP26

Dr Lisa Ackerley, CEnvH, FRSPH, Director of Medical and Scientific Engagement and Hygiene at Reckitt, shares insights into what brands can learn from the hygiene protocols she helped develop for COP26. The first UK lockdown – announced on 23 March, 2020 in a televised press conference – may seem a distant memory, but its legacy…

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Hand Sanitisers: Why Quality Counts

Sam Greaves, managing director of The Cleenol Group, discusses the important role hand sanitisers play within clinical environments and why care is needed when specifying a solution. Approximately 70 per cent of health care workers and 50 pere cent of surgical teams do not routinely practice hand hygiene according to the World Health Organization, with…

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Reckitt Named Official Platinum Jubilee Pageant Hygiene Partner

Dettol maker Reckitt has been appointed as the Official Hygiene Partner of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, as planning for the historic event in June ramps up. The celebrations are to mark Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first British Monarch to reach 70 years of service and will span several events across the Jubilee holiday.…

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Touchscreen & Kiosk Hygiene & Disinfection

Donna Mitchell, Sector Marketing Manager for Hospitality at Diversey, UK & Ireland, comments on the need for vigilance in maintaining kiosk hygiene in the next normal. Self-service touchscreens and kiosks are increasingly popular in retail and hospitality. In these settings they are going to be touched by a lot of different people in quick succession…

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2022

Incentive FM has been shortlisted for the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2022, which will take place at the Hotel Le Plaza in Brussels on 28th April. The prestigious awards have recognised Incentive FM in the Excellence in Client Contractor Relationships category, for its work with British Land at Beaumont Leys Shopping Centre in Leicester.   Glenn…

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British Cleaning Council Consultation on Sector-wide Apprenticeship Levy Scheme

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is urging employers, training operatives and providers and assessment organisations operating in the cleaning and hygiene sector to have their say on proposals for an Apprenticeship Levy accredited industry-wide training programme and apprenticeship. Consultation on proposals for the Cleaning Hygiene Operative apprenticeship opens today, Wednesday 26 January, and runs to…

Blog

Door Hardware and Hygiene in Public Buildings

19.10.2021, 09:07 Door Hardware and Hygiene in Public Buildings Daniel May, director, Consort Architectural Hardware, discusses the contribution of door hardware to maintaining hygiene in public facilities. Health and hygiene are delicate themes, particularly in today’s settings. Both our homes and public building environments can have a huge impact on our wellbeing, and over the…

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Tackle Hygiene with Every Catch

13.10.2021, 16:47 Tackle Hygiene with Every Catch Ahead of Global Handwashing Day on 15 October, a new campaign announced by Tork and the Philadelphia Eagles will highlight the importance of sustainable hygiene whilst supporting the homeless.   “Tackle Hygiene with Every Catch” will be the first of a series of season-long initiatives announced by the…

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Clean Crockery in 18 Minutes

31.08.2021, 12:38 Clean Crockery in 18 Minutes The ProfiLine range of dishwashers from Miele’s professional division combines the footprint of the company’s domestic machines with technology from its professional models to allow organisations that aren’t ready for commercial installations to process large volumes of crockery. The new range offers short cycle times, just 18 minutes…

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BCC Elects Chairman and Deputy Chair

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has elected a new Chairman and Deputy Chair at its recent Annual General Meeting. Jim Melvin, Group Chief Executive of Exclusive Services Group who has served as Deputy BCC Chairman for two years takes over as Chair from Paul Thrupp. The meeting also elected a new Deputy Chair, Delia Cannings,…

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Delivering Better Hospital Hygiene with Cobotics

05.07.2021, 13:30 Delivering Better Hospital Hygiene with Cobotics Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is introducing 12 cleaning robots to support cleaning operations at several NHS hospitals. Developed in partnership with cleaning innovation specialist, Killis, the innovative technology which is suited to large open areas in hospitals has been successfully trialling…

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Perceptions of Clean in Healthcare

24.06.2021, 15:21 Perceptions of Clean in Healthcare Donna Mitchell, Sector Marketing Manager, Healthcare, Diversey, UK & Ireland, explains why the perception of cleanliness can be as important a consideration for hospital patients and their visitors as the quality of medical care. Cleaning teams in hospitals and care homes put a huge amount of effort into…

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Taking Maximum Control of Hygiene

22.06.2021, 10:41 Taking Maximum Control of Hygiene Introducing from Kimberly-Clark Professional the improved wipe to complete the WypAll® Wettask™ Roll Wiper Dispenser System.   Designed for maximum control of both hygiene and cost efficiencies, the solution supports protocols that maintain clean, hygienic surfaces and have never been more important for premises than today.  Facility managers…

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Derailing Legionnaires

21.04.2021, 13:22 Derailing Legionnaires Paul Sear, a technical manager within SOCOTEC’s Water Hygiene team, considers Legionella management in the UK’s rail industry. From depots and on-board facilities to redundant outbuildings and old carriage wash systems, Legionella bacteria can grow in a range of locations within the rail industry. But who is responsible for managing the…

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Ensuring Rodent-free Reopenings

14.04.2021, 21:53 Ensuring Rodent-free Reopenings The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is urging companies to ensure they are compliant with legislation and their premises are safe, clean and pest-free with the lifting of lockdown restrictions. A free online guide published under the title, Becoming Pest Ready, is now available at bpca.org.uk/pestready. Head of Technical, Dee Ward-Thompson,…

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Monitoring Railway Lighting

17.03.2021, 16:18 Monitoring Railway Lighting Ensuring the safety and security of employees and passengers is a key priority for every railway operator. The SOCOTEC Group explains why lighting has a crucial role to play. Adequate lighting allows employees to assess any potential risks to themselves and the general public, as the quicker it is to…

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Study Confirms Accuracy of Legionella Test Method

16.03.2021, 21:53 Study Confirms Accuracy of Legionella Test Method An independent study supports claims from IDEXX about the efficacy of its Legiolert solution for detecting Legionella pneumophila in non-potable water. Undertaken in the Netherlands by leading organisation in the field of water quality and water technology, WLN, the study compared Legiolert with Dutch national reference…

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How Covid-19 has Changed Attitudes to Hygiene in the UK

08.03.2021, 11:05 How Covid-19 has Changed Attitudes to Hygiene in the UK Over half of Britons believe businesses could be doing more to improve the hygiene of their premises and keep people safe from Covid-19 according to a new survey. Commissioned by hygiene and pest control technology company Pelsis Group, the survey of 2,007 people…

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Why Not All Germ Spreaders Wear Masks

09.02.2021, 15:44 Why Not All Germ Spreaders Wear Masks With science taking the lead in the battle against Covid-19, Kimberly-Clark Professional is making a stance against claims made by many global hand dryer manufacturers about their products.    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased consumer awareness around the importance of hand hygiene and the risks posed…

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Ravensbourne University London Hygiene Contract

15.01.2021, 04:00 Ravensbourne University London Hygiene Contract Churchill Group has been awarded a three-year contract with Ravensbourne University London to provide cleaning services and implement its PRISM workplace hygiene programme.   Under the terms of the agreement, the company will provide a range of services to help the team at Ravensbourne manage bacteria scores and…

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Hygiene Essential to Getting Back to Business

14.10.2020, 21:45 Hygiene Essential to Getting Back to Business Over 75 per cent of returning workers in the United Kingdom feel unsafe according to a survey commissioned by Kimberly-Clark Professional from Harris Interactive.   The survey which was undertaken to find out how Covid-19 has affected perceptions of cleanliness and hygiene in workplaces found 86…

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Ecolab Inaugurates Europe’s Largest Healthcare Hygiene R&D Facility

18.09.2020, 11:59 Ecolab Inaugurates Europe’s Largest Healthcare Hygiene R&D Facility Ecolab and its Laboratoires Anios subsidiary have doubled the capacity of the Luce Letartre Centre of Excellence in Sainghin-en-Mélantois, northern France, to create Europe’s largest facility dedicated to researching hygiene in healthcare. The 2,000 sq. m centre will help accelerate the company’s ability to launch…

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Supporting a Safe Return to Sport

10.08.2020, 10:09 Supporting a Safe Return to Sport Saracens Rugby Club has announced the appointment of Rentokil Initial as its Official Hygiene Partner for the restart of the 2019/20 campaign.   With Rugby’s Gallagher Premiership set to return on Saturday 15th of August, this strategic partnership, believed to be a first in UK sport, will…

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Preventing Transmission of Covid-19 From TV Remote Controls

03.08.2020, 14:40 Preventing Transmission of Covid-19 From TV Remote Controls A new app from Philips Professional Display Solutions (Philips PDS) will help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and disease-causing bacteria from TV remote controls. Compatible with selected Philips Hospitality TVs, the health and hygiene inspired app allows guests to control their in-room TV using their…

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BSI Introduces Workplace Hygiene Solution

23.06.2020, 11:17 BSI Introduces Workplace Hygiene Solution BSI has launched a suite of products and services to help organisations address operational challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. The new Workplace Hygiene Solution from the global certification body including standards, consultancy, training, auditing and the BSI Kitemark™ – a mark of trust. The programme has been developed…

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Protecting Returning Workers from Harm

10.06.2020, 11:51 Protecting Returning Workers from Harm SOCOTEC explains why following respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and mask face-fit guidelines is now even more essential for workforces exposed to hazardous substances. Whilst Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) tends to be implemented as the last line of protection, current circumstances make it even more important for employers to ensure…

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Responding Online to Demand for Janitorial Supplies

22.05.2020, 12:43 Responding Online to Demand for Janitorial Supplies Cleaning and janitorial products supplier Avanti Hygiene has implemented a new e-commerce website in response to online demand for hand sanitisers and hygiene products during COVID-19. The family-run business which was initially established as a commercial cleaning business in 1980 now operates as a specialist wholesaler of…

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Supporting Care Home Hand Hygiene with UV

21.05.2020, 17:05 Supporting Care Home Hand Hygiene with UV Sanctuary Care is distributing specialist hand washing equipment for staff and residents of its 102 residential care homes in England and Scotland.   The leading care provider is in the process of distributing the UV hand inspection cabinets it has ordered from specialist supplier Daro UV…

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COVID-19 Workplace Hygiene Programme

15.04.2020, 16:12 COVID-19 Workplace Hygiene Programme Benchmarking service Sitemark has launched a programme to support operators of business premises in maintaining cleanliness and hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed to highlight risks that might not be detected by common cleaning standards which often rely exclusively on visual inspection, the programme is targeted at facility managers…

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Supporting COVID-19 Containment and Control

24.03.2020, 17:02 Supporting COVID-19 Containment and Control Rentokil Specialist Hygiene is offering tiered disinfection services to operators of premises that have experienced or expect to experience contamination from COVID-19.   All services are being provided by qualified technicians who are equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and specialist disinfection…

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