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Unhygienic colleagues force 10% of workers to avoid using the toilet at work

A large majority of illnesses that result in employees needing time off work are contracted from dirty office environments. Poor hygiene and cleanliness in office bathrooms can intensify the problem further, and place workers’ health at risk. Thus, despite the ...

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Bad odours in the washroom damages business reputation

A study released by Initial Washroom Hygiene examined the state of air care in public and office washrooms, and the wide-ranging implications this can have on businesses. The global report (based on 5,000 respondents – 1,000 across the UK, Australia, ...

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Diversey partners with Eindhoven University of Technology on robotics research

Diversey is partnering with Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and a select group of other leading European industrial companies on pioneering research in the field of robotics. The vision of the research project is to provide mobile industrial robots with ...

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Dirty toilets put 97 per cent of Brits off returning to restaurants

Ahead of the festive season, the busiest time of the year for the leisure sector, new research has revealed how people are put off eating in restaurants because of the poor standards of the loos. The new data, from research ...

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Cleaning Products Europe to celebrate 10th anniversary in Amsterdam

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Cleaning Products Europe 2018 will bring together key players from across the household and cleaning products supply chain to discuss challenges and opportunities across the entire cleaning product life cycle; from raw material to product shelf. ...

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Pressures sweep over contract cleaning market

Following three years of marginal growth, the UK contract cleaning market accelerated between 2014 and 2016 in line with the economy however, according to AMA Research’s ‘Contract Cleaning Market Report – UK 2017-2021 Analysis’, this growth is unlikely to be ...

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Hot or Not? Hot-desking offices have dirtier desks, study finds

Study by Initial Washroom Hygiene finds microbiological activity is 18 per cent higher in hot-desking office environments A study released today (21 June) by Initial Washroom Hygiene has found that hot-desking workplaces may be less hygienic than those with fixed-desks, ...

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Dirty London

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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BCC report reveals renewed optimism for the cleaning industry

The cleaning industry contributes over £24 billion to the UK economy according to the latest figures released by the British Cleaning Council (BCC). The BCC Industry Trends Report complied by market research company, Firedog Research on behalf of the BCC, ...

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Fighting bacteria & germs in the workplace with wellbeing initiatives

Thirty-one million work days were lost to minor illnesses like coughs and colds last year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). That’s the equivalent of 84,934 years. It’s an increase on the previous year. Between 2014 and 2015, the ...

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