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Neglected toilet facilities are sending reputations down the drain

The latest results from the washroom survey commissioned by UK laminate manufacturer, Formica Group, revealed that over half (55 per cent) of Brits rate the cleanliness of public toilets across the UK as adequate or worse. Overall two-thirds of Brits ...

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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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New white paper reveals impact of washroom design on wellbeing

A new study into the impact commercial washroom design can have on user experience, commissioned by manufacturer Armitage Shanks and led by chartered architect and academic at the Belfast School of Architecture, Dr Saul Golden, has revealed that wellbeing is ...

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Ensure your workplace hygiene is up to scratch this Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is right around the corner. Aimed at encouraging people to regularly and effectively wash their hands, the initiative serves as a timely reminder for businesses to ensure their own workplace hygiene standards and facilities are up to scratch. ...

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Bog standards in the hospitality sector

Toilets leave a lasting impression, reveals a new survey and report on the UK public’s attitudes towards washrooms in hospitality establishments. Formica Group commissioned the report to better understand what makes a bathroom good or bad, asking 2,000 respondents for ...

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Smart investment for inclusive washrooms

Good hand hygiene starts in the washroom, so ensuring that it is both inviting and accessible is key to encouraging people to use it. From a purchasing point of view, equipment should not only be easy to use, but it ...

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Ensuring washrooms cater to the needs of all users

Many of us will have witnessed the familiar scene – whether it’s at a bar, theatre or restaurant – a long queue of ladies waiting to use the washroom, while the gents’ toilets flows congestion-free. A recent report published by ...

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Promoting positive menstrual hygiene

By: Sian Walking, Marketing Manager, Initial Washroom Hygiene 28th May marks Menstrual Hygiene Day, an international awareness day that aims to create a world in which every woman and girl is empowered to manage menstruation safely and hygienically. The campaign ...

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Can’t touch this: the impact of ‘touch-free’ technology in the washroom

Amazon claims to have sold tens of millions of its voice activated Echo devices in 2018, with the number of people using Alexa each day doubling throughout the year. This exemplifies the rise of touch-free technology, a trend that is ...

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Five ways to create the perfect washroom

British offices and their workers are busier than ever. According to research from Initial Washroom Hygiene, almost half (43%) of office workers say the total number of staff in their office has increased; leading to a shortage of workspace (60%), ...

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