Wash away the winter bugs

20th of December 2017
Wash away the winter bugs

As winter approaches it becomes even more important to stay on top of your hand hygiene practices to avoid catching a nasty bug. Research shows that by improving workplace hygiene it is within an employer’s power to reduce the spread of infection and decrease the number of sick days taken. Dr Peter Barratt at Initial Washroom Hygiene

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Any shortcuts to clean hands?

19th of December 2017

Hand hygiene is crucial in preventing the spread of illnesses, particularly in the food and healthcare sectors. And experts claim that an effective regime should take between 20-60 seconds. But is this viable, asks Ann Laffeaty? And are there any short cuts?

We all know how to wash our hands: in fact most of us do so several times each day. But

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When only a chemical will do for cleaning

17th of November 2017
When only a chemical will do for cleaning

Chemical-free cleaning is becoming more popular all the time as customers increasingly seek sustainable solutions, writes Ann Laffeaty. But are there still some situations in which only a chemical will do?

Chemical-free cleaning is a growing trend. An increasing number of companies are offering systems that use alternatives such as steam,

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The cutting edge of sustainability

17th of November 2017
The cutting edge of sustainability

Sustainable cleaning is often considered to be more or less synonymous with cuts. But should cuts in everything from emissions and waste to energy and water be at the forefront of any sustainable cleaning policy or are there other, equally important factors to consider?

Energy, water, emissions, waste, the use of raw materials – all of them

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Tips for cleaning studded rubber floors

16th of November 2017
Tips for cleaning studded rubber floors

Brushtec is an industrial and municipal brush manufacturer. Here its designer Barry Cracket discusses how to clean and maintain studded rubber flooring.

The first thing you need to do before you can clean your floor properly is to remove any loose dirt or debris particles clinging to the surface. These are often blown inside or trailed in from

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Meeting the challenge of keeping floors clean

15th of November 2017

What types of floors pose the toughest challenges for cleaners? And what makes them particularly difficult to clean? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Floor cleaning is a task unlike any other. Floors can be made of anything from concrete to wood and marble to linoleum. And the material used to make the floor will have a major impact on the cleaning

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