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BESA backs report calling for buildings to be made more infection resilient

A government commissioned report calling for buildings to be made more infection resilient through the imposition of higher ventilation standards, is being backed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The report, which was requested by the government’s Chief Scientific ...

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Ventilation expert Professor Catherine Noakes receives CIBSE honorary fellowship

One of the leading experts in ventilation and the transmission of airborne infection, Professor Catherine Noakes, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). Noakes, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings at Leeds ...

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UK-first: the most hygienic hand dryer ever?

Manufacturing firm launches air sanitiser and hand dryer in one that ‘reduces risk’ at every stage of use Oxford-based hand dryer manufacturer Airdri (www.airdri.com/) is bringing a new product to market that is set to revolutionise bathroom hygiene and infection ...

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Campden BRI testing proves HyGenikx kills airborne Coronavirus

Independent trials conducted by Campden BRI have confirmed that the HyGenikx air and surface sanitisation system, from UK manufacturer Mechline Developments is effective at removing airborne Coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 which causes Covid-19. The results of the trials proved that HyGenikx ...

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Sodexo launches Protecta to help hospitals fight against HCAIs

Sodexo is launching Protecta, an improved, evidence-based infection prevention approach for hospitals – a proposition that “goes beyond simply ensuring surfaces are visibly clean”. Protecta brings together highly trained frontline teams, best in class range of cleaning solutions relevant to infection ...

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Prepare for the “new normal” and use access control for infection control

In times of crisis, people look to secure their safety; as the world prepares for “the new normal” it is vital to move from a reactive mind-set to a proactive one, with health and safety at the forefront of people’s ...

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Rensair makes Newsweek’s list of Best Infection Prevention Products 2021

Air purification specialist Rensair has been included in Newsweek’s list of Best Infection Prevention Products 2021. Newsweek, in partnership with the Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit that evaluates health care quality, compiles and publishes an ongoing series of ratings for ...

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Sodexo partners with IPS and Essity to provide education on infection control

Sodexo has joined forces with the Infection Prevention Society (IPS), the premier professional organisation in Europe for nurses involved in infection prevention and control, and Tork, Essity’s global professional hygiene brand, to launch an Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination (ECD) programme ...

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Institut Pasteur de Lille evaluated the effectiveness of Daikin’s air purifiers against respiratory viruses

Renowned French laboratory Institut Pasteur de Lille concludes from its tests that Daikin’s range of air purifiers eliminates more than 99.98% of the human coronavirus HCoV-229E in 2.5 minutes*. According to tests performed in the laboratories of the Institut Pasteur ...

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Staff still concerned their offices aren’t COVID-secure

More than a third of workers (35 per cent) are still concerned their offices aren’t COVID secure, according to new research from Mitie. With COVID-19 restrictions set to end on July 19, more than half (52 per cent) of British ...

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