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Airport Hygiene: How to prevent airport security from being dirtier than the airport toilets

By Dr. Colm Moore – Area technical manager for Initial Washroom Hygiene With thousands of passengers travelling to hundreds of different countries every day, Airports pose a significant challenge for hygiene management. Air travel has no doubt revolutionised the way ...

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Preventing the spread of illness in the modern office   

Modern workplace practices such as hot-desking, working from home and increased flexibility are a win-win for employees and employers. Employees feel liberated from silos and capitalise on time recuperated from commuting, and employers can economise office space and resources. However, ...

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Survey finds handwashing habits leave a lot to be desired

As the world marks the 11th annual Global Handwashing Day (GHD), a new study from Initial Washroom Hygiene has shown that British families’ handwashing habits leave a lot to be desired. Initial’s survey of 2,000 families has found that almost ...

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The value of heatmapping to target germ hotspots

As children up and down the country start a new school year, it’s always a busy time for parents or guardians. From sorting new school uniforms, to finding the ‘coolest’ stationery, this time of year can be stressful. One thing ...

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Providing a dignified and hygienic washroom experience for women

By Dr Peter Barratt, Technical Manager, Initial Washroom Hygiene Monday is Menstrual Hygiene Day, aiming to raise awareness around access to feminine hygiene facilities and products around the world. While ‘period poverty’ is a more severe problem in the developing ...

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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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Is Norovirus now the ‘summer vomiting bug’?

The outbreak of Norovirus at the World Athletics Championships in London is the latest in a spate of reports of the ‘winter vomiting bug’ making an unseasonal appearance. Traditionally associated with the colder winter months, the highly infectious illness has ...

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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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Creating the perfect washroom experience

By Dr Peter Barratt, Technical Manager, Initial Washroom Hygiene Providing clean and pleasant washroom facilities for staff or customers is essential for businesses. A positive washroom experience plays a crucial role in maintaining employee wellbeing, and even shaping your business’ ...

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New study flushes out washroom habits in the workplace

Initial Washroom Hygiene, has found that a third of UK workers admit to being on their smartphone while using the toilet, and almost one in 12 even consume food and drink there, leading to major concerns about the spread of ...

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