Infection Control

Perspectives

Bringing Flexibility to Hospital Infection Control

Diversey Holdings consider the wide range of solutions that can be deployed to prevent infection in healthcare facilities. Healthcare housekeeping and infection prevention teams have increased the frequency of hand hygiene and surface disinfection since the start of the pandemic. These are both key to breaking the chain of infection but, with cleaning done more…

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Protecting Hotel Guests from Infection

Diversey’s new Degragerm 24 Shield helps hotels prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other infections by enabling on-going surface disinfection for up to 24 hours from application. The innovative, ready-to-use product meets numerous disinfection standards, including BSI PAS22424 and EPA RSS that specifically assure its ongoing performance properties. It is ideal for frequent touch surfaces…

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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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Preventing Infection in Care Homes

Donna Mitchell, sector marketing manager, Long Term Care for Diversey in the UK and Ireland, considers the infection control measures that are available to housekeeping teams working in the residential care sector. Protecting residents, staff, and visitors from infections is a core requirement in care homes. The range of products available, and the different ways…

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Monitoring ESG and Wellness in Buildings with AI

A new all-in-one solution from Johnson Controls allows building operators to track key metrics relating to sustainability, occupier health and wellness, and energy and water consumption. The new OpenBlue Performance Advisor application expands on the rich capabilities of Johnson Controls OpenBlue Enterprise Manager solution, supporting organisations seeking to achieve clean air and sustainability targets through…

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Supporting Airborne Infection Control

07.10.2021, 12:06 Supporting Airborne Infection Control ABM UK has launched a comprehensive programme of services to help businesses improve indoor air quality in the post-Covid-19 environment.   EnhancedFacility™ launches at a time when the UK is seeing the reoccupation of buildings increase just as colder months approach; making the circulation of fresh air more challenging,…

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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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Recognition for Medirest Infection Control Manager

08.01.2021, 14:12 Recognition for Medirest Infection Control Manager Anna Hallas, Medirest UK’s Domestic and Infection Control Manager, has been named in The New Year Honours list for 2021 which recognises the extraordinary achievements of people in the United Kingdom Hallas, who has been with Medirest (Compass Group’s Healthcare division) for 24 years, has been instrumental…

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Inspiring Back-to-Work Confidence

31.07.2020, 13:43 Inspiring Back-to-Work Confidence UK soft services provider Churchill Group has launched workplace hygiene programme PRISM which is targeted at facilities managers and health, safety and environment officers post Covid -19 lockdown.   PRISM enables workplace, property and facilities managers to understand the bacterial and viral content of certain environments in order to implement…

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ServiceMaster Launches Anti-Microbial Solutions

13.07.2020, 16:10 ServiceMaster Launches Anti-Microbial Solutions ServiceMaster Brands will be making EPA-approved antiseptic and anti-microbial products with an active life of up to 90 days available to 1,200 ServiceMaster Restore and ServiceMaster Clean franchises in the United States under an exclusive agreement with Goldshield Technologies. Goldshield products are approved for a wide variety of applications,…

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Another Barrier of Protection

10.07.2020, 09:22 Another Barrier of Protection Karen Trigg from Allegion UK presents the case for antimicrobial door and window hardware finishes.   The spread of COVID-19 has sent a shockwave of concern across the world. It has acted as a wakeup call for everyone – from government and healthcare officials to the general public and…

Events

Building Trust with Cleaning Accreditation

30.06.2020, 11:43 Building Trust with Cleaning Accreditation Organisations from over 30 countries have committed to accrediting their facilities to the GBAC STAR™ standard from ISSA.   Launched by Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) – a division of ISSA, accreditation provides independent verification of effective protocols, procedures and infection control systems capable of presenting risks presented by…

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Medical Advisory Council to Guide Sodexo

27.05.2020, 13:39 Medical Advisory Council to Guide Sodexo Sodexo has established a Medical Advisory Council to support the development of new health and safety protocols across its global organisation. Council membership, who include globally renowned experts in epidemiology, family medicine, nutrition, occupational health and behavioural health, and pandemic planning and operations, will provide governance and leadership on “clinically-informed”…

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Keeping Infection at Bay After Lockdown

07.05.2020, 11:59 Keeping Infection at Bay After Lockdown As businesses prepare to reopen when COVID-19 lockdown is lifted, Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovations Manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene, says implementing measures to keep facilities clean and employees safe is essential.   The UK, like the rest of the world, has been turned upside down by…

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Helping Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19

05.05.2020, 23:59 Helping Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 The Dussmann Group has reported record revenue growth of 6.3 per cent to €2.13 billion in 2019, as it continues to support critical workers in Germany and at its care home operations in Italy. In 2018 the group announced major new strategic vision, “Dussman Next Level”, and…

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