Window cleaner loses arm after overhead cable incident

29th of May 2024
Window cleaner loses arm after overhead cable incident

A UK window cleaner has had an arm amputated after his carbon fibre pole moved too close to an overhead cable.

Jason Knight, 34, was cleaning the windows of a private house when a 33,000-volt current sent him flying seven feet across the customer's back garden.

The self-employed window cleaner from Westbury, Wiltshire, was airlifted to hospital

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UK government bids to end the rise of the unisex toilet

24th of May 2024
UK government bids to end the rise of the unisex toilet

The UK government is bringing forward legislation requiring single-sex toilets to be incorporated into all new non-domestic buildings and refurbishments in England.

The news comes after a recent study found that women, the elderly and the disabled felt unfairly disadvantaged by the increasing trend to convert publicly accessible toilets into

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Feel-good Interclean Amsterdam attracts 30,000 visitors

22nd of May 2024
Feel-good Interclean Amsterdam attracts 30,000 visitors

Interclean Amsterdam, Europe's biggest professional cleaning exhibition, finished last Friday after four days of business, networking and innovation. And the general mood was highly positive, as exhibitors and visitors alike reported a successful and stimulating show.

In total 30,000 visitors from 143 countries visited RAI Amsterdam - there were

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Cleaning and hygiene businesses encouraged to support The Hygiene Bank

21st of May 2024
Cleaning and hygiene businesses encouraged to support The Hygiene Bank

Cleaning and hygiene sector firms in the UK have been thanked for supporting The Hygiene Bank - and more industry businesses are being encouraged to give their support.

The call by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) follows a recent survey carried out by the charity which found that more than three million people in the UK are thought to be

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‘Gender-neutral lavatories are dirtier than men's and women's toilets’

20th of May 2024
‘Gender-neutral lavatories are dirtier than men's and women's toilets’

Ladies' toilets are cleaner and less germ-laden than the gents', according to new research. But the gender-neutral lavatories tested were the dirtiest of them all.

The study was carried out by consultant microbiologist at NHS Lanarkshire Professor Stephanie Dancer who examined the bacteria levels in various hospital toilets.

The door handles in

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Warning: your recycling sacks are now being tracked

16th of May 2024
Warning: your recycling sacks are now being tracked

It is all very well implementing recycling systems and providing bags to accommodate items from various waste streams.

But how can we be sure that people are not putting the wrong things in the wrong bag? Or if they are simply refraining from using the bag at all?

Tracker Sack on stand 10.500 has the answer. As the name suggests, the company

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