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Window Cleaning company fined after worker injured in fall from height

Premier Window Cleaners has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered bone fractures following a fall through a fragile roof light. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 24 February 2016, three operatives were cleaning a 400-panel solar array ...

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Ten things cleaning professionals should know about eyewashes

Many in the jansan industry believe that eyewash stations are only necessary for industrial locations where powerful or potentially dangerous chemicals are used.  That is not the case. Eye injuries, of which there are approximately 300,000 annually in the U.S., ...

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phs and Fellowes announce competition for free air purifiers in nurseries

Urban nurseries are being sought by hygiene experts phs Group in a competition to win air purifiers to help its children breathe cleaner air. phs, in collaboration with air purifier manufacturer Fellowes, is offering the winning three nurseries the opportunity to take ...

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Facilities maintenance expert warns of serious health risks to the Scottish public from lax enforcement and lack of awareness of hygiene regulations

Lax enforcement and minimal awareness of vital hygiene regulations in both private and public buildings run huge risks with the health of people in Scotland, a leading Scottish facilities maintenance expert has warned. Colin Chambers, MD of Hamilton-based Platinum Facilities ...

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Top five ways of reducing contamination in wastewater

According to recent statistics from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, more than 11 billion litres of wastewater are collected every day in UK sewers. This water is then treated by plants, including those managed by Total Water ...

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NAADUK industry experts lead the way in tackling fire risk

Ventilation cleaning industry experts and enforcement officers joined forces to tackle the risk of commercial kitchen fires. Professionals from the National Association of Air Duct Specialists UK (NAADUK) shared their knowledge on Kitchen Extract Cleaning with the officers who inspect ...

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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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