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The benefits of entrance mats in commercial buildings

Did you know that around 80 per cent of dirt and contaminants found in a building are bought in to the premises on people’s shoes? That’s according to a study by the ISSA (the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association) which highlights ...

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Treating health like we treat safety

The business case for occupational hygiene interventions is strong and convincing. So why are hundreds of thousands of people in the UK still made ill by their work each year? Mary Cameron, occupational hygiene team leader, SOCOTEC, discusses the potential ...

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SAF Cleaning brings local sparkle to keep award winning Hobbledown looking spotless

12 months of Mystery Shopper customer satisfaction reports verify that outstanding levels of hygiene and cleanliness are being achieved Hobbledown is one of the South East’s most successful children’s adventure parks and has won a string of 13 awards since ...

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White paper provides insights on workplace hand protection

Honeywell has published a free white paper on sources and causes of skin damage and irritation for health and safety managers to consider when protecting workers’ hands. ‘Hand Protection: Understanding Skin Irritation in the Workplace’ explores the risks involved in ...

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Relieving the tension for window cleaners

On average a single workplace injury case can cost a business around £8,700 in lost time and medical fees, therefore it is hardly surprising that many companies are looking for ways to improve the general health of their workforce to ...

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BCC backs new research project to reduce injury risk caused by long reach equipment

A revolutionary research initiative which could greatly improve the safety and wellbeing of cleaning operatives who use long reach washing equipment has been given a boost by a British Cleaning Council grant. The BCC has awarded BCC member the Federation ...

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On the farm: the importance of hygiene around animals  

Petting farms are loved by both young and old alike and with spring on the horizon, animal attractions are preparing for an influx of visitors who are keen to get hands-on and learn more about their inhabitants.  However, it’s important to ...

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Interclean Amsterdam unveils 2018 Healthcare Forum: Added Value Meets Patient Safety

Looking to bring healthcare and cleaning professionals together, RAI Amsterdam has released the full schedule for its inaugural International Healthcare Forum – set to run alongside  Interclean Amsterdam, the trade show for cleaning and hygiene professionals on Wednesday 16 May. ...

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Arco helps businesses improve workplace safety with dedicated cleaning and hygiene support

Safety company, Arco, has unveiled its brand new Cleaning and Hygiene Catalogue, in an attempt to help businesses of all sizes reduce health risks in the workplace through improved hygiene practises. Between 2016/17 in UK workplaces, 1.3 million workers suffered ...

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Top tips to comply with government standards on dust regulation

In Great Britain alone, there are an estimated 12,000 lung disease deaths each year linked to past exposures to dust at work. In this article, Dust suppression experts Renby Ltd outline the dangers of dust, your responsibilities as an employer ...

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