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Climate change represents a potential time bomb for Legionnaires’ disease

Britain is facing a huge increase in Legionnaires’ disease that is being fuelled by climate change, water hygiene experts warn. The problem is a growing headache for landlords and health and safety professionals who have a legal duty to ensure ...

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Why do we need safety signs when cleaning on site?

Safety signs are everywhere; in the workplace, construction sites and public spaces just to name a few. They act as an essential warning of any dangers that are up ahead and prevent potentially fatal injuries. To create a safe environment ...

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New advice on using long water-fed poles promises to protect safety and health of window cleaners

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has welcomed the publication of ground-breaking advice for window-cleaners on how to reduce the risk of injury when using telescopic water-fed poles. The leaflet, entitled Window Cleaning Poles: How To Do It And Look After Your ...

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Keep it clean: The dangers of not meeting health and safety regulations for industrial cleanliness 

Proper industrial hygiene is key to maintaining a healthy and productive workforce. This means effectively identifying, evaluating and controlling environmental stressors in the workplace. Businesses should approach industrial cleanliness proactively, producing dedicated health and safety and hygiene standards, anticipating hazards ...

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Window Cleaning company fined after worker injured in fall from height

Premier Window Cleaners has been sentenced for safety breaches after a worker suffered bone fractures following a fall through a fragile roof light. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 24 February 2016, three operatives were cleaning a 400-panel solar array ...

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Ten things cleaning professionals should know about eyewashes

Many in the jansan industry believe that eyewash stations are only necessary for industrial locations where powerful or potentially dangerous chemicals are used.  That is not the case. Eye injuries, of which there are approximately 300,000 annually in the U.S., ...

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Facilities maintenance expert warns of serious health risks to the Scottish public from lax enforcement and lack of awareness of hygiene regulations

Lax enforcement and minimal awareness of vital hygiene regulations in both private and public buildings run huge risks with the health of people in Scotland, a leading Scottish facilities maintenance expert has warned. Colin Chambers, MD of Hamilton-based Platinum Facilities ...

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NAADUK industry experts lead the way in tackling fire risk

Ventilation cleaning industry experts and enforcement officers joined forces to tackle the risk of commercial kitchen fires. Professionals from the National Association of Air Duct Specialists UK (NAADUK) shared their knowledge on Kitchen Extract Cleaning with the officers who inspect ...

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SAF Cleaning brings local sparkle to keep award winning Hobbledown looking spotless

12 months of Mystery Shopper customer satisfaction reports verify that outstanding levels of hygiene and cleanliness are being achieved Hobbledown is one of the South East’s most successful children’s adventure parks and has won a string of 13 awards since ...

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White paper provides insights on workplace hand protection

Honeywell has published a free white paper on sources and causes of skin damage and irritation for health and safety managers to consider when protecting workers’ hands. ‘Hand Protection: Understanding Skin Irritation in the Workplace’ explores the risks involved in ...

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