Legionella - stay vigilant on water hygiene

30th of November 2015
Legionella - stay vigilant on water hygiene

L8 guidance now has less emphasis on precisely when you should carry out some of the procedures that help to control and prevent Legionella.  But does that mean we can relax or ease up on legionella prevention?  Not at all; we need to be more vigilant than ever, as Gary Nicholls, managing drector of Swiftclean Building Services, explains

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Healthcare - the sharp end of cleaning

27th of November 2015
Healthcare - the sharp end of cleaning

The concept of hygiene for health is never more relevant or more critical than in the healthcare sector itself. Hospitals are the most demanding of cleaning contracts, where the highest of hygiene standards must be consistently maintained.

How has this sector progressed in recent years, what lessons have been learned and what are the key

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Washroom dispensers - vital to hygiene

26th of November 2015
Washroom dispensers - vital to hygiene

Howard Sedgwick, managing director at Cannon Hygiene UK, explains why having the correct dispensers and service can encourage good hygiene, reduce the spread of germs in the workplace and ultimately keep people healthy at work.

The second biggest cause of absenteeism is common colds and sickness picked up by hand to surface transmission of germs.

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The truth about safety floors

26th of November 2015
The truth about safety floors

Safety flooring has been providing slip resistance in buildings for almost 70 years and in that time a number of myths have grown up around how best to clean it. Peter Daulby, technical services manager  at specialist safety flooring manufacturer Altro explains how achieving a first class finish does not require any expensive product or

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Professional cleaners - train well for well-being

26th of November 2015
Professional cleaners - train well for well-being

When cleaning in areas where hygiene is of the utmost importance, the skill of the operative cannot be under-estimated. Keith Baker of industry trade association ISSA explains why well-trained, skilled professionale are so crucial in maintaining proper cleaning and hygiene standards.

Cleaning is quite possibly the only industry in the world that

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Cleaning solutions - a chemical change

25th of November 2015
Cleaning solutions - a chemical change

Ann Laffeaty traces the evolution of chemical cleaning products in the light of tightening legislation and a greater emphasis on sustainability and safety.

There was at time when the only requirement of a chemical detergent solution was that it should be capable of cleaning the item for which it was intended. But that all changed when the health,

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