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Smelly washrooms cost contracts

There are many barriers to effectively keeping washrooms clean and fresh-smelling. No matter how regular the cleaning schedule, airborne bacteria quickly builds up in enclosed spaces and the resulting growth can cause stubborn smells that are extremely difficult to eliminate. ...

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A bug’s life

Jamie Woodhall, Technical Field Consultant at Initial Washroom Hygiene explains why poor hygiene habits in the workplace lead directly to illness and sick leave Even though we may not make a habit of it, many of us will commit the odd ...

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The cold season

As the winter cold and flu season gets under way, Stuart Hands from Tork manufacturer Essity looks at the potential risks of the public washroom in helping to spread infections and viruses Many people are squeamish about using public washrooms ...

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The smallest room

The state of the toilets strongly affects perceptions of an organisation. Leading suppliers share their thoughts on how to create a welcoming washroom and promote good hygiene, even in a limited space DR PETER BARRATT TECHNICAL MANAGER, INITIAL WASHROOM HYGIENE ...

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Stop the rot

Industry best practice may not be enough to prevent costly corrosion in HVAC systems, argues Steven Booth, Associate Director at Guardian Water Treatment Corrosion is a serious issue when it comes to HVAC systems, causing breakdown and inefficiencies and adversely ...

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Resource efficiency with water treatment

SOCOTEC’s wide range of Ozone generators and in-house technical ability can support organisations in the safe recirculation of water in their cooling systems, using Ozone as a disinfectant agent. As sustainability has become a significant focus, and water and energy ...

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Breathe easy

Good air quality in the workplace is essential for the health and wellbeing of staff as well as the efficient running of the business. Steven Booth, associate director at Guardian Water Treatment, explains how it can be achieved Last year ...

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Chicopee launches superior short-term use Microfibre cloth for Healthcare cleaning

Chicopee, the leading brand of speciality cleaning materials has launched Chicopee Microfibre Light, a cleaning cloth for the healthcare sector with a unique splittable 100% Microfibre structure that delivers superior cleaning performance. Designed for short-term use, Microfibre Light removes 99.99% ...

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System UVEX – the natural, sustainable way to stop Legionnaires’ Disease

A new version of a proven clean, low energy, highly effective cooling water management product range has recently been launched. System UVEX produces UV treatment systems that are highly effective in treating the water for cooling, water features and humidifiers ...

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Over 100 accidents in five years at high security laboratories – An industry insider’s response

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports published in the Guardian newspaper (Ian Sample, science editor, 5th December 2014) revealed that UK-based high-security laboratories that handle the most dangerous viruses and bacteria have reported more than 100 accidents or near-misses to ...

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