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Maintaining a morale-building office kitchen

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Kitchen and food preparation areas have now become an essential feature of the modern workplace. They are a key element of the contemporary collaborative business, allowing employees to prepare a meal, brainstorm or simply gather together to chat whilst on ...

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Unique Support Services gains top safety accreditation

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Commercial cleaning business, Unique Support Services, servicing clients in Surrey, London and the South East has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation ...

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Grease – why we’re not summer lovin’ it

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One of the best things about a good summer in the UK is that it allows commercial kitchens to capitalise on a slightly larger clientele. By adding outdoor covers, more people can be served; but behind the scenes, that also ...

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ISS renews Nordic Swan Ecolabel certification

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ISS Sweden has become one of the first companies in the country to renew the Nordic Swan Ecolabel certification by Ecolabelling Sweden in accordance with new, tougher requirements for eco-labeled cleaning services. ISS Sweden has been Nordic Swan Ecolabel certified since 2014, which ...

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ROI* and special measures

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Washrooms and toilets may only account for a fraction of a building’s floorspace, but this is often where reputations and cleaning budgets go down the pan, says James White, MD of Denis Rawlins Ltd. And where *Return on Innovation can ...

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International visit puts Arrow on course for Far Eastern expansion

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One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning and maintenance chemicals received a Chinese seal of approval recently. Arrow Solutions was praised for the performance of its cleaning solutions, its manufacturing facilities and its health and safety track record ...

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First specialist training centre opens in Scotland

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The first specialist training centre for indoor air hygiene in commercial buildings and grease extraction cleaning in kitchens has been launched in Scotland. The Stirling-based school is run by AEME Scotland Ltd – set up as a collaborative venture between ...

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Dirty London

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Faecal bacteria and life threatening superbugs found on London’s public transport Taxi insurers, Staveley Head, partnered with London Metropolitan University to put London’s transport under the microscope. The results are quite scary. One hundred and twenty-one different types of bacteria and mould ...

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Overused and under-performing: why chemical disinfectants are contributing to ‘biocide resistance’

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Genesis Biosciences who, on the back of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) latest announcement on the rise of superbugs, explain why chemical disinfectants are playing such a key role in creating biocide resistance On 27 February the WHO issued a ...

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Sleeping in bins – B&M Waste warn of the danger of death

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B&M Waste Services, a carbon neutral waste management company are warning customers and the general public alike of the danger of sleeping in bins. It is a sad truth that many homeless people seek refuge in large waste containers, particularly ...

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