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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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Growth set to continue for global cleaning chemicals market

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By 2020 the global industrial and institutional cleaning chemical market is expected to reach $51.4 billion (£41.3bn), according to market research company, Research and Markets. Currently valued at $41 billion (£32.9bn), the report states the market will show an annual ...

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Research reveals Brits are spending less time on cleaning their homes


While an Englishman’s home is his castle, across Britain when it comes to cleaning, it seems that consumers might be letting their standards slip. New research from Mintel reveals that Brits are spending 32 minutes less on cleaning the home ...

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BCC publishes research into UK cleaning industry


A new survey which examines the changes in the UK cleaning industry over a six-year period up to 2014, has been published by the British Cleaning Council (BCC). The study looks in detail at a number of key industry areas including employment, ...

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Study reveals best practice hand washing technique for bacteria removal


New research demonstrates that the six-step hand-hygiene technique recommended by the World Health Organisation is superior to a three-step method suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in reducing bacteria on healthcare workers’ hands.  The study ...

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Inadequate washrooms are a drain on business


New research by Initial Washroom Hygiene suggests that many British businesses are not meeting minimum standards on office toilets, leaving employees with sub-standard facilities and long waits for cubicles. This, in turn, is impacting on UK PLC’s bottom line. The study ...

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If you ever get bored at work, there are few things more fun than looking back at the olden days and reading predictions about the future. Flying cars, moon bases and the utter ridiculousness of the internet are well known ...

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