People feel unsafe going into unhygienic washrooms, new study finds

8th of July 2020
People feel unsafe going into unhygienic washrooms, new study finds

According to a new study, nearly eight out of 10 people surveyed in the UK feel more unsafe going to facilities with unhygienic public washrooms today than before the pandemic. And 33 per cent of UK respondents said they feel unsafe entering a washroom equipped with warm air dryers.

The survey by Tork brand Essity - which produces hand hygiene

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A matter of survival

7th of July 2020
A matter of survival

As a vital link in the fight against the pandemic, cleaning companies have had to re-focus their activities, writes Christian Bouzols in France. It’s also been a matter of survival.

Just like the great majority of companies, those in the cleaning sector have been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak and some of them have lost up to

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Cabin designers rethink aircraft to improve safety post-COVID

6th of July 2020
Cabin designers rethink aircraft to improve safety post-COVID

Seat dividers, antimicrobial surfaces and heat treatments are among the suggestions being made for improving aircraft cabin safety in future.

Literature pockets could be replaced with open nets or eliminated altogether, with safety card information being printed on seat backs instead.

Ideas for safer flying post-COVID-19 were discussed at a

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Cleaning crews play key role in reopening UK university cities

3rd of July 2020
Cleaning crews play key role in reopening UK university cities

A rigorous cleaning regime including deep cleaning, hot washing, steam cleaning and sanitising all street furniture has been put in place in Oxford.

These are among a series of measures being rolled out to keep people safe in the UK university city as it reopens for business.

Cleaning crews employed by ODS - owned by Oxford City Council - kitted

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Refinishing flooring surfaces reduces carbon footprint, says report

2nd of July 2020
Refinishing flooring surfaces reduces carbon footprint, says report

Refinishing hardwood and resilient floors is more sustainable for the environment than replacing the flooring surfaces, according to a new report in Sweden.

The study, which was carried out by the IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute with input from Bona, states a 78 per cent carbon footprint reduction when refinishing rather than

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Please wash, and dry, your hands

1st of July 2020
Please wash, and dry, your hands

VSR’s John Griep on how crucial hand hygiene is.

Although everyone has an opinion about the measures to be taken to combat Coronavirus, luckily there is one body in the Netherlands offering clear guidelines: the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Staff at this independent government body are working overtime to

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