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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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Washroom reputation

In this article, Andrew Howarth, director of Flexicount discusses how the latest footfall technology is helping businesses to better manage their washroom facilities and help keep reputations intact.  The data difference For many businesses, washrooms will simply be regarded as a basic amenity. A standard feature which ...

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phs campaign looks beyond the washroom door

Hygiene services provider, phs Group has launched a new campaign that looks at the impact of washroom practices on the wider environment. The campaign, Beyond the Washroom Door, aims to get businesses thinking about not just their immediate working environment ...

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The Disgusting Truth about jet air dryers

With nearly 95 per cent of adults not washing long enough to thoroughly clean the bacteria and viruses from their hands, Kimberly-Clark Professional has launched a new campaign The Disgusting Truth about jet air dryers which explains how they are forcing ...

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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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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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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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