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14 December 2018

During the winter months, dry and sore skin is an especially common problem for outdoor workers as they are exposed to cold environments for longer periods of time. 

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14 December 2018

For effective collection of dust, debris and contaminants, the motor efficiency, suction levels, power, filtration rating, dust collection type and capacity must all match the intended task.

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14 December 2018

Top athletes have long enjoyed the benefits of performance wear, now professional craftsmen and women can too with Snickers Workwear’s new range of high-performance winter jackets.

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14 December 2018

Jangro, the UK and Ireland’s largest network of independent janitorial distributors, is urging the industry to get prepared for winter, following the recent headlines that the UK may be facing the coldest winter for 10 years.

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05 December 2018

As part of a comparative evaluation, the Institute of Work Sciences and Ergonomics at the University of Siegen has undertaken a test of floor cleaning systems in relation to ergonomics.

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05 December 2018

In this article, Robert Scott’s business development director, Steve Courtney, discusses the importance of educating janitorial staff and management teams on ways to reduce the usage of harsh chemicals in their daily cleaning routines, while introducing smarter cleaning practices that are both healthier and more environmentally-friendly.

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25 October 2018

Darlington-based recycling company Total Recycling Services has become one of very few UK companies and only a handful of recycling companies in the country to achieve the migration to the new international health and safety accreditation. 

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25 October 2018

GripHero, the developer of a new hand protection dispenser that enables drivers to avoid contact with contaminants on fuel handles, has started the distribution of what it describes as the world’s first anti-static, fully recyclable hand protection solution across the UK.

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23 October 2018

A new floor-safety, risk assessment service which identifies potential slip and fall hazards and provides full reports, expert advice and practical help if required for their prevention, has been introduced by Arkad Health & Safety, producers of ‘TREADSURE’ – the flooring traction enhancement solution.

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01 November 2018

Fortress Distribution, the exclusive European distributor for YULEYS overshoes, is seeing increased demand for this product in response to the growing issue of plastic waste.

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23 October 2018

Lanes Utilities, part of drainage specialist Lanes Group plc, has joined the first cohort of organisations to achieve ISO 45001:2018 accreditation.

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08 October 2018

With a focus on comfort and S3 safety, Solid Gear’s Falcon and Apollo boots from Hultafors Group are described as probably the most robust boots you can get for the winter months.

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08 October 2018

According to Snickers Workwear, you can count on year-round comfort and protection with its new AllRoundWork Waterproof Jackets.

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05 October 2018

Unger UK is proud to announce the launch of the Unger erGO! clean floor cleaning system.

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02 October 2018

Every hazardous chemical product you use has a safety data sheet (SDS), which sets out any precautions you should take to use, store and transport it safely. Recently, this information changed. Advanced Engineering technical director Colin Pratt explains more

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13 November 2018

Duop Reach from Robert Scott & Sons is a versatile, extendable cleaning tool which features an ergonomic ball and socket joint making cleaning strain-free for users.

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14 September 2018

Unger UK has launched the Unger erGO! Clean floor cleaning system, which has been independently verified to clean and seal floors twice as fast as traditional methods.

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20 August 2018

ACI’s Personnel Cleaning Booth is said to provide a safe and highly effective means of removing and collecting dust and fibres from people and clothing. It is suitable for cleaning employees’ dirty work clothes to avoid exposing themselves, co-workers, or their work environment to elevated dust levels.

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22 August 2018

Award winning environmentally-responsible cleaning products manufacturer Genesis Biosciences has launched its products to the consumer market – in a bid to help tackle public health concerns caused by volatile organic compounds in cleaners.

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15 August 2018

LOCTITE hand cleaners are said to be among the safest, both for the user and the environment. These latest generation cleaners conform to European Cosmetics Regulations thanks to their risk-free, non-toxic formulation. They are also biodegradable and contain harmless and sustainable abrasive particles to assist their cleaning ability which are kind to the environment. 

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FEATURES

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03 September 2018

The thought of abseiling down a building may sound terrifying to most people, but here Pete Whalen, managing director at TechServe Solutions, explains why it is one of the safest and most effective methods for cleaning windows and buildings

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03 September 2018

CountyClean Group discusses the growing problem of fatbergs and what catering and hospitality businesses can do to prevent them and the disruption they cause

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27 June 2018

Individual worker behaviour is critical for health & safety compliance, explains James Marston, learning and development manager at the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc)

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27 June 2018

Dirt and dust is commonplace when working in warehouses and distribution facilities, and if you don’t manage it effectively, it can cause serious issues. Here, Renby look at how you can manage your air quality, to ensure the health of your staff isn’t jeopardised

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23 July 2018

Workers in the industrial sector face a variety of contaminants and dirt as part of manual work on a daily basis, resulting in workers washing their hands between 10 and 16 times a day. A lack of pre and post skin care treatment can often result in workers developing sore skin, which can lead to an occupational skin disorder (OSD). Paul Jakeway, marketing director at Deb, believes employers need to embed a routine that makes skin health a priority for all and helps reduce the incidence of OSDs

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16 July 2018

Hygiene is vital in our homes and workplaces, but the ways in which people clean could damage their lung health and breathing – as reported in Cleaning Matters earlier this year. What lies behind this and how can professional cleaners and employers protect against it? Michael Edwards, a trained biomedical scientist and health and safety writer at IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, explains some of the latest research and how we can guard against respiratory risk

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27 June 2018

Frank Angear, general manager for the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), discusses the benefits of its Registered Safety Supplier scheme

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21 December 2017

Berendsen discusses the dangers of washing workwear at home

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01 December 2017

Working at height is one of the riskiest types of work any cleaning operative can undertake, but with the right planning, equipment and training, there is no reason that they can’t go home safely after a day’s work, explains group HSSEQ director - ‎Speedy Services Steve Giblin

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01 December 2017

Lauren Kyle, head of cleaning UK & Ireland, Sodexo, discusses the serious problem of work-related lung disease and what Sodexo is doing to prevent it

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01 December 2017

Have you ever thought about what kind of health and safety training your staff might need? What would happen if something went wrong due to a lack of training - where would that leave your business? What are the benefits of investing in timely and relevant training? Questions like these need to be answered if your business is to avoid being damaged by high rates of sickness and injury, or by enforcement action argues Andrew Ashford from Griffin Safety Training

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15 January 2018

Aaron Sagar, account manager at corporate office specialists Anabas, discusses the benefits that managing cleaning in an agile office environment can have on the health and wellbeing of occupants

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01 December 2017

Clean Hire looks at the importance of health & safety when it comes to industrial floor cleaning

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26 January 2018

Paul Abbott, legionella consultant at Hydrochem UK, urges facilities managers and cleaning professionals to prioritise reducing the risk of the legionella bacteria on their premises and explains how to go about it

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17 October 2017

The British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) general manager Frank Angear looks at the challenges of controlling site spills when it comes to shale gas extraction

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31 July 2017

​Cleaning operatives often work unsociable hours and alone placing them in potentially dangerous situations, and risking the reputation of the individual and business employing them. New security solutions mean it doesn’t have to be that way, says Neil Ricketts, technical director at Trigion

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29 September 2017

​Arco’s divisional director of quality and technical standards, Neil Hewitt, offers advice to UK cleaning businesses following the European glove protection update to BS EN ISO 374

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10 April 2017

Skyscrapers are impressive structures that make up some of the world’s most impressive skylines – from New York City to London and Shanghai. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest on record, measuring 828 metres, 830 to the tip. It’s so big, in fact, that it even has its own Twitter handle.

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10 April 2017

Chris Packham from EnviroDerm Services looks at the causes of dermatitis in cleaning operatives and how you can protect your workforce

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16 June 2017

Marc Fergusson, international business development manager for Kaivac, looks at the steps that can be taken to minimise slips and falls in your facility 

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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12 February 2015

The essential spring loaded ‘Closed for Cleaning’ warning sign.

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17 January 2014

D426 is a yellow beaded hand cleaner based on citrus solvents, fine scrubbing agents, emollients and detergents to give a powerful yet gentle cleaning action.

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26 September 2014

The 50 litre version of our popular trolley,

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19 December 2014

One of the most important aspects of a mobile washing system is the carrying of the water.

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07 August 2014

Hyflex from Bio-Productions transforms floors into hard wearing, easily maintained surfaces and provides an exceptionally long wear-life.

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20 October 2014

Probably the only cleaner required and one of the most powerful and versatile cleaners available.

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24 September 2015

We thoroughly clean all common areas of residential blocks and estates.

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19 December 2014

Incorporating a static water making facility into the water treatment equation will bring down the cost of making purified water and more than justifies the investment.

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07 August 2014

Citra Clean Concentrate is Bio-Productions’ uniquely versatile and effective cleaning product for all types of janitorial cleaning and most industrial applications.

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17 January 2014

A121 is a preparation of hygrophobic pellets which absorb moisture (even from the air), creating exothermic heat that starts melting ice immediately and preventing the surface re-freezing for up to 48 hours.

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19 December 2014

Aquafactors provide water fed poles, brushes and hose systems to suit all requirements.

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14 May 2013

GrittyFOAM is a rich-cream heavy duty foaming hand cleanser with suspended, non-abrasive cornmeal bio-scrubbers™ for deep-cleaning action without damaging the skin or the environment.

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19 December 2014

Aquafactors has produced a revolutionary “Hot wash” system for water fed pole use – in conjunction with Krueger, a leading British manufacturer of specialised heating systems.

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19 December 2014

Aquafactors has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to offer our customers the most effective and reliable mobile cleaning system

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26 September 2014

Purefreedoms original and the best 25litre trolley on the market,

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