New study reveals germ risks of airport security

10th of September 2018
New study reveals germ risks of airport security

The plastic trays in which passengers place their belongings at the security desk are among the most contaminated areas of a typical airport, according to a study.

Four out of eight samples analysed in the study tested positive for respiratory viruses such as influenza A, rhinovirus and human corona OC43. Viruses were also found to a lesser

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More than half of us don’t wash our hands after using the toilet at work

6th of September 2018
More than half of us don’t wash our hands after using the toilet at work

More than 50 per cent of workers say they've seen a colleague leave a workplace washroom without washing his or her hands, according to a new study.

And 42 per cent of respondents said they had experienced issues such as unpleasant smells, dirty facilities, scattered paper towels or clogged toilets at the washrooms at work.

These were among the

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Veolia team cleans up after Notting Hill carnival

31st of August 2018
Veolia team cleans up after Notting Hill carnival

London's Notting Hill carnival, the second largest in the world after Carneval in Rio de Janeiro,  took place earlier this week and was attended by almost two million people.

As the revellers eat and dance their way along 3.5 miles of Notting Hill's streets, Veolia manages the clean up operation on behalf of Westminster City Counci. This

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Irish contract cleaning industry awards October date

30th of August 2018
Irish contract cleaning industry awards October date

The 2018 Irish Contract Cleaning Association (ICCA) industry awards ceremony will take place in Dublin on October 19. The venue is The Round Room at Mansion House.

There are 13 categories: Retail Buildings; Small Retail Buildings; Hospitality/Leisure/Residential Buildings; Educational Buildings up to Secondary Schools; Educational Buildings,

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Women snub gender-neutral toilets at the UK Government’s Home Office

28th of August 2018
Women snub gender-neutral toilets at the UK Government’s Home Office

Female staff at the London Home Office are boycotting the gender-neutral toilets at work - because men keep using the cubicles with the door open.

Work was carried out last year on converting five male and five female toilets into 10 unisex facilities. Each of the washrooms at the ministry's Westminster headquarters now have three cubicles but no

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New hand washing stand being trialled for refugees

24th of August 2018
New hand washing stand being trialled for refugees

Aid agency Oxfam is trialling a new hand washing stand for use in humanitarian emergencies.

The charity hopes to start mass production of the washstand later this year. Oxfam's current pop-up solution to hand-washing in emergencies is the tippy tap, a jerry-can suspended on a piece of wood by a rope which the user operates via a foot pedal.

This

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