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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The EU - will the UK stay or go?

25th of November 2015
The EU - will the UK stay or go?

Should we stay or should we go? That is the dilemma the Brits will have to get to grips with in the run-up to their referendum on remaining in the European Union, which could be held as early as May 2016. A ‘no’ vote would have far-reaching consequences for not only Britain but also the EU reports Hartley Milner.

With the exception of a

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Calling in sick - bad hygiene at work

25th of November 2015
Calling in sick - bad hygiene at work

The workplace is a breeding ground for bacteria and any contagion will quickly spread in a busy office, institution or factory. Ann Laffeaty looks at the implications of an outbreak at work and asks whether employers and staff could be doing anything more to keep their workplace safe.

Anyone who works in an office will recognise the scenario. One

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Hygiene on the move - avoiding illness when travelling

24th of November 2015
Hygiene on the move - avoiding illness when travelling

An increasing number of people travel abroad these days whether on holiday, on business or to visit friends and family.  Ann Laffeaty looks at the hygiene issues involved when venturing to other countries and finds out where in the world you are most likely to fall ill - and whether you can do anything to prevent it.

A mere 50 years ago it

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