Cleaning staff help to root out extremism in UK universities

14th of August 2017
Cleaning staff help to root out extremism in UK universities

Universities are training cleaning staff to eavesdrop on students who may be at risk of radicalisation by terrorists, it has emerged.

The London South Bank University and the Open University are among a number of institutions to teach cleaners and catering staff how to spot tell-tale signs that might be missed by fellow students.

The moves have

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Online voting open for 2017 ISSA Innovation Award

11th of August 2017
Online voting open for 2017 ISSA Innovation Award

Global cleaning industry association ISSA, which has its headquarters in the US, has opened online voting for the 2017 ISSA Innovation Awards. The winners will be announced during the forthcoming ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition in Las Vegas from September 11-14.

The awards, designed to recognise product innovation, are open to voting

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Rentokil Initial completes Franz Haniel joint venture agreement

10th of August 2017
Rentokil Initial completes Franz Haniel joint venture agreement

Rentokil Initial in the UK has completed it joint venture agreement with Germany-based Franz Haniel, which operates under the CWS-Boco brand. Rentokil agreed in December to merge its workwear and hygiene businesses in 10 countries, mainly in the Benelux and central & eastern Europe regions.

The London-listed pest control firm will receive

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UK government may introduce licences for cleaning products

9th of August 2017
UK government may introduce licences for cleaning products

Corrosive cleaning fluids that could blind or disfigure members of the public may need to be regulated by the 1972 Poisons Act in the UK in future.

This means that shoppers would need a Home Office licence in order to buy such cleaning products - and stores would need a licence to sell them.

Following a spate of acid attacks in the UK, home

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Cleaning products summit focuses on sustainable development

8th of August 2017
Cleaning products summit focuses on sustainable development

The fourth edition of the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit will take place in Paris from November 8-9. This year's event will feature bio-based surfactants, ethical labels, green formulations, and marketing developments.

The summit will also discussapproaches to reduce impacts of cleaning products by the use of green materials and

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Should surgeons operate naked to prevent the spread of germs?

7th of August 2017
Should surgeons operate naked to prevent the spread of germs?

Naked surgeons shed significantly less bacteria than those wearing scrubs, according to research.

And in another challenge to conventional practice, scientists have discovered there is little difference between surgeons operating in their normal clothes rather than in surgical gowns.

These claims were made based on existing research rather than

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