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CHSA webinar to address mental wellbeing in the pandemic 

Everyone is facing challenges in the pandemic, from isolation to anxiety. In the cleaning and hygiene sector these are compounded by working on the frontline to keep workplaces clean and safe, and maintaining the supply of essential cleaning and hygiene ...

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GBAC joins with International WELL Building Institute for improved cleaning and sanitisation

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, have announced a joint strategic initiative to accelerate the uptake of best practices that strengthen the role of ...

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Incentive QAS pays tribute to frontline staff

Cleaning specialist, Incentive QAS, has distributed more than 800 wellbeing packs to its staff all over the UK. With half of the 800 strong company working throughout the pandemic, and the other half preparing to return to work after furlough, ...

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A company ethos to inspire colleague confidence

Jan-Hein Hemke, Managing Director at Facilicom, explains why colleague wellbeing should be a top priority for businesses. For many years, the cleaning sector has been viewed by those outside the industry as short-termist, low skilled and poorly paid, leaving cleaning ...

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Periods in the workplace – a topic deemed ‘unprofessional’ by a third of male office workers

Research released today by Initial Washroom Hygiene confirms the negative stigma surrounding menstrual hygiene at work, with a third (32 per cent) of male office workers claiming it is unprofessional for women to talk about their period in the workplace. ...

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Getting smart about managing our buildings

Chris Edwards, Facilities Show Event Director, outlines how smart technology is making an impact on cleaning and FM provision The office environment is changing with new concepts springing up all the time in terms of workspace design, such as slides ...

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Survey reveals more support is needed around menstruation in the workplace

A new survey of 2,000 menstruators by CIPD training specialist DPG has revealed a significant period stigma in UK workplaces. Almost half of workers who experience periods (48%) say there is a noticeable stigma around the issue at the company ...

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Free sanitary products in all primary schools

Free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from early 2020, under plans announced by the Department for Education. The Government committed to provide access to free sanitary products in England’s secondary schools and ...

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Channeling the smell of success in the workplace

Prettpal Somel, UK Marketing Executive at Ambius explores why scent is such a powerful tool in the workplace, why businesses tend to overlook scent because we rely so much on what we see and hear, and the importance of scent in ...

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New study reveals clean hands are good for business and wellbeing

Hand washing does not only protect us against disease – it can also bring happiness, wellbeing and business gains. This emerged in a new study commissioned by Tork manufacturer Essity in the run-up to Global Handwashing Day on October 15. ...

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