Hand washing - why so vital?

23rd of December 2015
Hand washing - why so vital?

Much work has been done in the promotion of good hand hygiene practice, and that work continues to be necessary. But why exactly is hand hygiene so vital? What are the bacteria to be found on the hands, are they all potentially dangerous, how long do they remain active and how are they passed on? And how do we select the right products to combat

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The jolliest of cleaning trolleys

22nd of December 2015
The jolliest of cleaning trolleys

How can a trolley manufacturer enhance the look of their products to make the traditional cleaning cart appear easier on the eye? And why should they bother to do so in the first place? Ann Laffeaty discovers the reasons behind today’s trend towards more attractive trolleys.

A cleaning trolley is essentially a practical tool. It can be

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Immigration - benefit or burden?

21st of December 2015
Immigration - benefit or burden?

Not so long ago, immigration was welcomed as a godsend to Europe’s burgeoning economies. Since the recession times have changed and jobs are in short supply, yet we are now being asked to soak up a mass migration of people on an scale not seen since the Second World War. Benefit or burden? Hartley Milner considers the likely economic impact

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Sustainability - what is the true meaning?

16th of December 2015
Sustainability - what is the true meaning?

How do companies and customers interpret the term ‘sustainability’ today? And how has its meaning changed over recent years? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers their views.

Sustainability is all about caring for the environment. It is also about corporate social responsibility. But then again it encompasses practices such as recycling,

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The hardest of hard floors

4th of December 2015
The hardest of hard floors

Trolley cases, unusual floor types, high heels, low budgets – these are just some of the issues that can add to the challenge of caring for hard floors. Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers how hard it can be to clean and maintain a hard floor – and why.

Producing a smooth, shiny surface on a hard floor should be easy. There are any number

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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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