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NHS cleaning budget cuts have left health services underprepared for Covid, says GMB

GMB, the union for NHS workers, has called for urgent investment as new figures expose the extent of cuts to cleaning services over the last decade, which according to GMB have left health services “underprepared for Covid”. Figures published in ...

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BCC urges the public to respect ‘Hands-Face-Space’

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has urged the public to follow the rules as most of the UK went into another Covid-19 lockdown. The resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic has again emphasised the important role of the cleaning and hygiene ...

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Cleaning companies negatively impacted by Covid-19, despite the increased need for cleaning

The impacts of Covid-19 have been felt in businesses across the UK and, despite an obvious need for increased cleaning practices, cleaning companies are no exception with only 75% of businesses in the sector currently trading, according to ONS data. ...

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Westgrove heads for chemical free approach by 2022

Facilities management company, The Westgrove Group, is pushing to make its business virtually chemical free by 2022. Westgrove has already rolled out the use of the Lotus Pro to over 20 of its sites in the UK with impressive financial ...

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HSE is checking businesses in the transport and logistics sector are Covid-secure

In the run up to the festive period, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is working with local authorities to inspect businesses in the transport and logistics industry to ensure they are managing the risk of coronavirus. With the current ...

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Consumers need to see visible cleaning programmes in action

Independent research commissioned by ABM UK shows businesses need to put their cleaning processes on centre stage, if they are to regain consumer confidence. The research explored the perception of built environments with regards to the visibility of cleaners now, compared to life pre-Covid-19. It shows that the mere sight of ...

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Training is the key to keeping a Covid-free space

Commercial cleaning specialists Incentive QAS is urging the sector to prioritise training amidst the pandemic. Last month saw Channel 4 send a team of scientists around the UK to test more than 170 surfaces throughout six towns and cities as ...

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GBAC joins with International WELL Building Institute for improved cleaning and sanitisation

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, have announced a joint strategic initiative to accelerate the uptake of best practices that strengthen the role of ...

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UK firm donates self-cleaning touch pads to local Primary School

SDA Systems based in North Manchester has donated and installed innovative self-cleaning touch pads at local school, Littlemoor primary. The company retail the products, aimed at assisting in the fight in the current pandemic and finished the installation before pupils ...

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Introducing COVGUARD SHYCOCAN, a breakthrough innovation against coronavirus in enclosed spaces

COVGUARD SHYCOCAN is a breakthrough innovation now available to defend against coronavirus within enclosed spaces. The device, launched by BV Consulting, is designed to disarm, disable and protect against COVID-19, providing real-time protection in buildings. It works by releasing safe, ...

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