Pillow sanitising machine is aimed at hospitals and hotels

22nd of April 2014
Pillow sanitising machine is aimed at hospitals and hotels

A pillow-sanitising machine that uses ozone to neutralise dust mites, bacteria, viruses, fungi and pollen particles has just been introduced.

The Sanipill machine is aimed at hospitals and other environments where pillows are generally shared. It was launched following a study at St Bart's Hospital in London in which 30 different types of bugs

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ISS France awarded Trophy of Employment

17th of April 2014
ISS France awarded Trophy of Employment

The French Unemployment Office has rewarded ISS for its recruitment policy with disabled workers, with a Trophy of Employment. This recognises the initiatives taken during a disability forum held in Lyon, a recruitment drive resulting in the selection of 30 disabled candidates.

In September 2013, job coordinator at ISS France Erwan Plouhinec

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Conference looks at hand hygiene from new angles

16th of April 2014
Conference looks at hand hygiene from new angles

The implications of poor hand hygiene on a local, global and national scale were considered at a recent conference held in London.

More than 60 delegates from cleaning and hygiene companies, hospital trusts, local authorities and retail giants attended the event which was hosted by the Royal Society for Public Health.

The conference took the

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Window cleaners face peril

15th of April 2014
Window cleaners face peril

The dangers of window cleaning have been highlighted in a recent spate of accidents in the UK and on the North American continent.

Toronto firefighters were called out in March to help a stranded window cleaner whose hair had become caught in a descending rope line.

The unnamed woman was suspended by her hair outside the windows of a downtown

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Hand hygiene market is boosted by fear of HAIs

11th of April 2014
Hand hygiene market is boosted by fear of HAIs

The need to prevent and control healthcare-acquired infections is said to be boosting the hand hygiene market in Western Europe.

Outbreaks of norovirus and avian flu over the past five years have highlighted the importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of diseases.

A paper entitled: Hand Hygiene Market in Western Europe published by

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Rent-out-your-toilet app launched in the US

10th of April 2014
Rent-out-your-toilet app launched in the US

Domestic toilets are being rented out to festival-goers in the US in a bid to solve the twin problems of loo shortages and public urination.

Airpnp, a service said to offer a legal alternative to urinating in public, was tried out for the first time at this year's annual Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans.

Founders Max Gaudin and Travis

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