Hygiene

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Maintaining Hygiene Protocols at Large Sporting Events

With attention focused on The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Dr Lisa Ackerley, director, medical and scientific engagement, hygiene for Dettol Pro Solutions at Reckitt, considers the importance of hygiene protocols at major sporting events. Helping prevent the spread of illness-causing viruses and bacteria at large-scale events is central to reassuring both fans and staff…

Cleaning

All-Party Parliamentary Group Calls for New Cleaning Standards Following Pandemic

A new report by MPs in the United Kingdom into the role of cleaning and hygiene during the Covid-19 pandemic has recommeended the introduction of minimum standards for hand and other hygiene infrastructure and cleaning of venues to prepare the country for future public health emergencies. The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cleaning and…

Government

Former England Rugby Captain Supports Campaign for ‘Washroom Dignity’ Over Male Incontinence

Lewis Moody MBE has joined the ‘Stalls for All’ campaign which aims to break long-held taboos surrounding continence-related issues. Launched by Initial Washroom Hygiene and charity Bladder & Bowel UK, the campaign is working to deliver ‘washroom dignity’ for everyone regardless of age, gender or need, by ensuring that they have access to the washroom…

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Transforming Public Toilets into Zen Temples

In advance of World Toilet Day on 19th November, Laura Cayless, Business Development Manager at Mitsubishi Electric, looks to Japan for lessons on managing public toilets successfully. With a World Toilet Day taking place in November, and a high-tech bathroom gallery at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, it’s safe to say that people in Japan take…

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Why Washroom Users Deserve Better Hand Drying Solutions

Dr Salomé Giao, Lead Scientist at Dyson for Business, says many existing hand drying solutions are ineffective despite there never having been greater need for good hygiene practices. Every year, Global Handwashing Day champions and campaigns for the critical importance of regular hand washing with soap. The message is a simple one: hand washing can…

Cleaning

BCC Hits Out at UK Opposition Parties

Angry and disappointed cleaning and hygiene industry leaders have hit out after opposition parties so far avoided meeting with them to discuss key and pressing sector issues. Leading Trade association, The British Cleaning Council (BCC) wrote t,o the Labour, Scottish Nationalist, Lib Dem and Green parties in August but none of them have so far…

Cleaning

Postponement of APPG Inquiry into UK Cleaning and Hygiene Industry

The remaining two sessions of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cleaning and Hygiene Industry inquiry into the role of cleaning and hygiene during the Covid-19 pandemic have been postponed following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The APPG inquiry, which is entitled “Embedding Effective Hygiene for a Resilient UK“, held its…

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Mitie Supports Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Effort with Hygiene Equipment

Mitie has shipped vital PPE and other hygiene supplies to the GE Operator Humanitarian Centre in Warsaw, which will be used for essential medical care and general hygiene for people fleeing the war in Ukraine. The centre offers temporary refuge and aid to those displaced by the war and has so far supported more than…

Bangladesh

Commonwealth Games 2022: How Nudge Theory is Driving Better Hygiene Behaviour

Katy Slater, Regulatory Director, New Growth Platforms at Reckitt, explains how ‘nudge theory’ is boosting hygience confidence at large-scale events, and informing protocols at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. After two years of the pandemic, a greater understanding of hygiene and the role we collectively play in enhancing hygiene habits to help reduce the spread…

Best Practice

The Commonwealth Games: Saving Time and Labour with Targeted Hygiene Protocols

Dr Lisa Ackerley, CEnvH, FRSPH, Director of Medical and Scientific Engagement – Hygiene at Reckitt, explains how the development of targeted hygiene protocols is helping to create a more hygienic, time-saving and cost-saving Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. With Dettol as the Official Hygiene Partner, Targeted Hygiene approach is being put into action at the Birmingham…

Appointments

Former Intern Appointed as Kimberly-Clark Professional UK&I General Manager

Kimberly-Clark Professional has confirmed Craig Bowman as its new General Manager for the United Kingdom and Ireland, 14 years after joining the American multinational personal care corporation as an intern on an industrial placement from university. Bowman, 34, has held roles in sales and marketing for Kimberly-Clark Professional in the UK as well as Dubai,…

Hygiene

Reckitt Appointed as 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

Cleaning

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…

Hygiene

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…

Healthcare

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.…

Cleaning

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…

Cleaning

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…

Cleaning

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…

Automation & AI

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…

Hygiene

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…

Hygiene

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…

Appointments

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,…

Education

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…

Cleaning

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…

Environment

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…

Appointments

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…

Environment

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,…

Blog

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…

Environment

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…

Environment

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…

Education

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 by the spread of pathogens. Nearly 95 per cent…

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