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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2019 winners announced

Leading service providers, manufacturers and distributors from Europe’s cleaning and hygiene sector came together last night (17 October) to celebrate the very best of the industry. The annual European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards took place at The Church House in ...

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Stephen Harrison steps down as chairman of the CHSA

After five years leading the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA), Stephen Harrison, Managing Director of Harrison Wipes, has stepped down as Chairman of the Association. Lorcan Mekitarian, Sales Director of RPC bpi group, took over as Chairman of the ...

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How to stop Norovirus in its tracks this winter

Autumn has brought a sharp drop in temperature. As is often the case, this has come hand in hand with a rise in news stories about Norovirus outbreaks. A school in Lancashire was closed just a few weeks ago after ...

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Dirty hotel rooms are causing sleepless nights for guests

New research into hotel guests’ experiences commissioned by P&G Professional (the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble), shows the importance of cleanliness to improve online ratings and customer loyalty. A study of 2,000 Brits who regularly stay in hotels has ...

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Dishwasher downtime is having an impact on UK restaurants

UK restaurants are experiencing efficiency issues as a direct result of equipment downtime, impacting operations, customer experience and reputation. A survey of 100 restaurant workers found that dishwashers are one of the main culprits, with half suffering a breakdown at ...

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UK office workers risk illness as study shows over one third of desk items are never cleaned

GCC Facilities Management has investigated how often office areas and items are cleaned throughout the UK and employee satisfaction levels with the cleanliness of their workplace. Cleanliness in the workplace is detrimental to both the physical and mental health of ...

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Ensure your workplace hygiene is up to scratch this Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is right around the corner. Aimed at encouraging people to regularly and effectively wash their hands, the initiative serves as a timely reminder for businesses to ensure their own workplace hygiene standards and facilities are up to scratch. ...

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Hillbrush helping Toilet Twinning to flush out poverty

For more than 2.3 billion people, a toilet is a luxury rather than an essential. Hillbrush, manufacturers of all kinds of brushes (including toilet brushes!) has partnered with charity Toilet Twinning to fund 11 toilets around the world. Each toilet ...

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Skin disorders at work: how to tackle them

Most cleaning and maintenance professionals will know that the hands are the one of the most important tools of the job. Good skin care is crucial in order to ensure that they are kept in good condition; effective and thorough ...

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Keep it clean: The dangers of not meeting health and safety regulations for industrial cleanliness 

Proper industrial hygiene is key to maintaining a healthy and productive workforce. This means effectively identifying, evaluating and controlling environmental stressors in the workplace. Businesses should approach industrial cleanliness proactively, producing dedicated health and safety and hygiene standards, anticipating hazards ...

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