'Sanitary bins in public toilets should be higher priority'

19th of July 2018
'Sanitary bins in public toilets should be higher priority'

Sanitary bins in in public toilets should be a higher priority for councils, according to a charity in Northern Ireland which provides hygiene products for homeless women.

The plea from Homeless Period Belfast came after it was revealed that one council has not installed sanitary bins in any of its 31 public toilets - saying there is "no

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Students raise £1,500 to send cleaner on Jamaica trip

18th of July 2018
Students raise £1,500 to send cleaner on Jamaica trip

A university cleaner in the UK is heading to Jamaica on a trip of a lifetime - funded by donations from the facility's students.

A group of Bristol University students set up an anonymous fundraising webpage and together stumped up €1800 to pay for Herman Gordon's trip. The cleaner has worked at the educational facility for 12 years.

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Woman dies after cleaning her kitchen with ammonia products

17th of July 2018
Woman dies after cleaning her kitchen with ammonia products

A 30-year-old Spanish woman has died of apparent intoxication after cleaning her kitchen for two hours using a product containing ammonia.

The woman, who lived in Madrid, called the emergency services complaining of feeling faint. But when they arrived she was found on the floor of her kitchen suffering from cardiac arrest. Paramedics tried CPR

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New Clean Hospitals Industry Platform launched

16th of July 2018
New Clean Hospitals Industry Platform launched

Following the inaugural Healthcare Cleaning Forum, which took place at Rai Amsterdam during the recent Interclean Amsterdam exhibition, the Clean Hospitals Industry Platform (CHIP) has been launched.

The goal of the forum was to create awareness about new knowledge and technology that can be used to battle the unique hygiene challenges like

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Australian study shows hand hygiene compliance rates may be overstated

13th of July 2018
Australian study shows hand hygiene compliance rates may be overstated

Medical researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia have discovered that hand hygiene rates in hospital staff drop sharply when humans undertaking compliance monitoring are replaced by machines.

A government-led hand hygiene programme has been running in the country's hospitals for the past eight years, with human auditors

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Free sustainability guide highlights green opportunities

12th of July 2018
Free sustainability guide highlights green opportunities

A free best practice sustainability guide, highlighting both the challenges to and opportunities for the green transformation of businesses, has been launched by Julius Rutherfoord & Co. Entitled ‘A Secure Approach to Workplace Sustainability', the guide highlights practical, green measures and includes a checklist for how businesses can

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