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How to create a safer washroom experience when re-opening after the Coronavirus pandemic

By Jamie Woodhall, UK Technical and Innovation Manager, Initial Washroom Hygiene Many pubs, cafes and restaurant owners have put in a lot of effort to get their business back up and running from the 4th of July. One area that ...

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UK Government joins global experts in confirming safe use of hand dryers

The UK government has joined global health experts, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in approving the use of hand dryers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This follows a campaign from the ...

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Washing away the coronavirus myths around hand hygiene

Since the coronavirus crisis began in the UK a few months ago, the nation has significantly changed its ways to avoid the illness. With hand hygiene remaining the first line of defence against COVID-19, Trudi Osborne, Marketing Manager at Airdri, ...

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Hand dryers unlikely to spread Covid-19 according to new report

Following research into Covid-19 transmission, independent microbiologist, Dr. David L Webber, has confirmed that the use of hand dryers in the washroom does not contribute to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The report, commissioned by Airdri Ltd, seeks to ...

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Government rolls out scheme to introduce free period products into all state schools and colleges in England

Free period products are now being made available to all schools and colleges in England, as the Department for Education launches its fully funded scheme. The new scheme, which launched on 20 January is set to give pupils easy access ...

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Hand hygiene: Minimising outbreaks in schools

With recent outbreaks of norovirus causing countless closures of hospital beds and schools across the country, the spotlight is on hand hygiene and its role in minimising the spread of infection. With the risk of illness heightened during the winter ...

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Keep it clean…and green

As public concern around the environment reaches fever pitch, Trudi Osborne, Marketing Manager at Airdri, explains why 2020 should be your greenest year yet when it comes to washroom procurement. Amidst the ongoing changes in society, one thing that remains ...

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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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