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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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Ill? Keep the germs at home!

With three strains of flu currently making their way around the UK, this year has so far seen record levels of sickness in the workplace. In far too many cases, sick employees still attempt to make it into work, particularly ...

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How universities can limit the spread of refreshers’ flu

Following a restful Christmas break, many students have already arrived back at university, ready to embark on ‘refreshers’ week’. Like freshers’ week, the first week of the spring term is usually a time for celebration. However, it can also bring ...

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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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ABM UK wins top gong at Loo of the Year Awards 2017

ABM UK, a leading provider of facilities solutions, won the top award, the ‘Overall Loo of the Year Award Trophy’ at the Loo of the Year Awards 2017, which was held at The St Johns Hotel in Solihull, Birmingham on 8 December 2017.   ABM UK has won many Loo ...

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Study suggests hospital washrooms with jet air dryers carry more germs

Hospital washrooms with jet air dryers may be at risk of spreading more germs than those using single-use paper towels according to a new expert pilot study. The study, funded by the European Tissue Symposium, ETS, was carried out over ...

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Washroom Washroom scores a hat trick of new contracts

Washroom designer and manufacturer, Washroom Washroom, has secured three new high profile contracts – two due to get underway in the next few weeks and the third early next year. The company will soon start work on a project to ...

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Judging commences for the 2017 Loo of the Year Awards

The Loo of the Year Awards inspection team have now completed the inspection of thousands of 2017 Loo of the Year Awards entrants washrooms throughout the UK. Travelling thousands of miles, they have visited 836 towns/cities, 56 London Underground Stations while ...

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Harness the healing power of a ‘touch screen’

Door furniture – from pull handles when exiting the washroom to push plates when entering the staff canteen – can be a smorgasbord of germs. Dave Carson of P-Wave explains how high-tech, low-maintenance covers can combat the spread of illnesses ...

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