Falling ill - at your own leisure

23rd of November 2015
Falling ill - at your own leisure

A trip to a hotel or restaurant is often an expensive treat, and should therefore be a pleasurable experience. But your pleasure will quickly turn to outrage if it makes you ill. Ann Laffeaty looks at the implications of outbreaks in the leisure industry – both to the unlucky guest and to the reputation of the venue concerned.

It is

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A hands-on approach to hand hygiene

20th of November 2015
A hands-on approach to hand hygiene

Well-being is crucial to everyone in all walks of life – and it’s as important in the workplace as it is in our personal lives. Continuity and consistency are key, but the spread of illness can place a strain on resource and operations.

Mike Sullivan, managing director of GOJO Industries Europe, explains how employers and facility

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Food hygiene - no room for complacency

19th of November 2015
Food hygiene - no room for complacency

Although the number of cases of foodborne illnesses across the EU has been decreasing steadily in recent years according to latest figures, there is still much work to be done. All businesses involved in preparing and serving food must have a proactive approach to food safety and hygiene in order to prevent problems before they occur.

The

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Floor care - understanding needs

10th of November 2015
Floor care - understanding needs

What role does effective floor care play in maintaining high standards of hygiene? What are the most important considerations when cleaning floors to such high standards, what are the high-risk areas and how should service providers select the most appropriate equipment and chemicals? Jean-Pierre Lebrun, group product manager, floorcare at

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Fighting infection - a matter of life and death

9th of November 2015
Fighting infection - a matter of life and death

Fighting infections truly is a matter of life and death. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that at any given time, of every 100 hospitalised patients, seven in developed countries and 10 in developing countries will acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI).1 Tragically that means every year, HAIs kill 16,000,000

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Carpets - the mechanics of spot cleaning

5th of November 2015
Carpets - the mechanics of spot cleaning

Ann Laffeaty asks carpet care manufacturers about the mechanics of spot cleaning and finds out about the latest products on offer.

Removing a spot or stain from a carpet can be a highly technical business. Many factors need to be taken into account before tackling the task. For example, the cause of the stain; its chemical make-up and its age

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