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16 November 2018

Offices need to implement new proactive hygiene solutions in line with changing trends, according to hygiene provider Essity.

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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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18 October 2018

The brightest and boldest Altro floor and wall products have been used to refurbish Haven House Children’s Hospice, in Woodford Green, Essex, with rainbow staircases and cleverly colour zoned areas making the facility strikingly beautiful inside and out.  

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10 October 2018

Around 300,000 patients a year acquire a Healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) because of care within the NHS, and a patient who is admitted into hospital has a 6.4% chance of contracting a hospital infection.

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08 October 2018

This year Global Handwashing Day takes place on 15th October and Kimberly-Clark Professional is embracing the annual event’s theme ‘Clean Hands – a recipe for health’ by supporting facilities managers with a range of tools to help them champion hand hygiene, health and wellbeing in the workplace in relation to snacking and eating.

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05 October 2018

Skin and surface hygiene specialist, GOJO Industries-Europe, supports the annual Global Handwashing awareness raising day on 15th October 2018

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13 November 2018

Holchem, a UK leader in hygiene technology solutions, has extended its range of products with the introduction of Optimum Virucidal Disinfectant. The multi-purpose product has been formulated to kill a range of health risk micro-organisms such as MRSA, Polio Virus, C. Difficile, Norovirus and Influenza.

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14 September 2018

Deb, the hand hygiene and skin care specialist, is getting ready to showcase its hand hygiene innovation at this year’s Infection Prevention Society (IPS) annual conference, the largest infection prevention and control exhibition in the UK.

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13 August 2018

We are on the brink of the 'flu season and Northwood, the UK manufacturer of away from home disposable paper products, is in a position to help, explains marketing manager Paul Mulready.

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06 September 2018

A UK manufacturer of superbug-killing devices has won a prestigious award recognising its success in exporting the life-saving technology internationally.

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22 June 2018

The Janitorial Steam System from Duplex Cleaning Machines comprises a powerful steam cleaner called a Jet Steam Professional, Janitorial Trolley and Steam Mop supplied as one for a convenient cleaning solution.

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28 June 2018

Hand hygiene and infection prevention is now a top priority on the Government’s agenda, after a recent Westminster debate addressed the key infection prevention issues within healthcare settings.

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13 June 2018

The Janitorial Steam System from Duplex Cleaning Machines comprises a powerful steam cleaner called a Jet Steam Professional, janitorial trolley and steam mop supplied as one for a convenient cleaning solution.

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13 June 2018

DebMed, the Healthcare division of Deb, joined forces with the Private Organisations for Patient Safety (POPS) to support the World Health Organisation’s annual hand hygiene campaign – SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands.

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25 April 2018

DebMed, the Healthcare division of Deb, has joined forces with the Private Organisations for Patient Safety (POPS) to support the World Health Organisation’s annual hand hygiene campaign – SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands. 

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20 February 2018

Reported cases of a new strain of flu from Australia are growing, sparking fear that this year’s (2018) outbreak could be the worst the UK has seen of the disease for more than 50 years.

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20 December 2017

"Did you know cross contamination can cost the food industry millions? In 2006 Cadburys Schweppes estimated the salmonella contamination of chocolate that occurred at its plant in Marlbrook, Herefordshire cost appx. £20m ($37.5m)," explains Harrison Wipes.

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20 December 2017

Medical products manufacturer Vernacare has acquired Synergy Health Healthcare Consumable Solutions (“HCS”) from STERIS plc for an undisclosed sum. The two businesses will come together under the Vernacare brand.

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20 December 2017

Handsan, Evans Vanodine’s alcohol based hygienic hand rub, has passed European Test Method EN 14476 against Vaccinia virus with a one minute contact time. This indicates effective activity against enveloped viruses, including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Influenza Virus, Herpesvirus and Hepatitis B.

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24 October 2017

Each year, the flu affects approximately 10 to 30 per cent of the European population, negatively impacting workforce productivity as well as putting increased pressure on the healthcare system. A contagious respiratory infection, influenza or “the flu” is generally transmitted through human to human contact, accompanied by fever and often with respiratory complications.

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FEATURES

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23 August 2018

Jo Emmerson, marketing manager at Girbau UK, offers her top tips for preventing and controlling the spread of infections in on-premise laundries

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23 August 2018

Sepsis, the body’s overactive and toxic response to an infection, is life-threatening and reported to affect more than 30 million people worldwide every year, yet it remains a relatively unknown issue. Chris Wakefield, vice president, European marketing & product development at GOJO Industries-Europe, discusses what can be done to help tackle sepsis and strengthen preventative measures

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30 July 2018

Employees who work outside, or in buildings with open windows and doors, are at greater risk of encountering mosquitoes, especially infected ones that can pass diseases to humans. It’s crucial that employers should understand and implement precautions that will reduce risks for workers, explains Peter Teska, infection prevention application expert, Diversey Care

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09 November 2017

OCS was recently awarded a contract that covers cleaning services at Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust. Here, head of cleaning Yvonne Taylor details the organisation’s strict procedure to keep infectious bacteria to a minimum

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18 October 2017

Whilst the chief aim of the professional cleaning industry is to disinfect environments and control the spread of germs, it’s also a widely recognised issue that the very process of cleaning itself can transfer harmful pathogens throughout a site. The zonal approach to cleaning aims to combat this counterproductive risk from cleaning work, through separating apparatus by area of use and potential infection risk, explains Steve Townsend from Alpha Consumables

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13 October 2017

Oliver Johnson, managing director at Zenith Washroom Solutions, discusses the opportunities for establishing employee ownership of infection control in the corporate environment

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26 September 2017

Luke Rutterford, technical manager for Initial Medical, looks at how best to implement safe and effective waste management procedures in healthcare environments

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22 May 2017

This issue, Cleaning Matters columnist Seán Derrig is repelled by misleading claims made about laundry magnets

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06 February 2017

This issue, Cleaning Matters columnist Seán Derrig delves deeper into the recent health scare over burnt toast

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24 November 2016

The biggest devastation to mankind is not mankind itself, as is commonly thought. Since the dawn of time on Earth, humans have overcome mass diseases and viruses that have spread across the world with devastating consequences, threatening our very existence. Many of these diseases could be prevented or contained with the correct approach to hygiene and cleanliness that in today's western society is seen as the norm.

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01 August 2016

From fraud to poisoning, Cleaning Matters columnist Seán Derrig explains why food may not be so glorious after all

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16 June 2016

The Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp), held its Professional Development Forum from June 8 – 10 at Chesford Grange in Warwickshire. The importance of working together with other colleagues, including clinical, nursing and administrative staff within the healthcare environment to tackle current challenges, in particular, infection prevention and control, emerged as a constant theme throughout the two-day programme 

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23 May 2016

If you're a cleaning professional and you don't know what DEFCON stands for then you need to read on, says Paul South, president and general manager of US-based Valley Janitorial

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14 March 2016

Vicky Smedley, delivery manager – water systems, at Develop Training Limited (DTL), discusses the importance of maintenance training to help combat Legionella

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27 January 2016

This issue, Cleaning Matters columnist Seán Derrig looks at the nasty bacteria that lurks in clothes laundered at low temperatures

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30 November 2015

Irish contract cleaning & FM company Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists explain how the use of Hydrogen Peroxide Fogging in healthcare environments is helping to control the spread of infection and harmful microorganisms

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09 October 2015

A new law has clamped down on the use of the chemical QAC in surface sanitisers. Cleaning Matters columnist Seán Derrig explains why this could have huge implications for food safety and lead to a rise in foodborne illnesses

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15 October 2015

James Taylor, director of product marketing at Chicopee, explains how the latest microfibre technology is setting new standards in cleaning protocols, and becoming a critical component in the battle against Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs)

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17 June 2015

Clinical detergent wet wipes used in hospitals across the UK could be spreading superbugs, according to a new study led by Cardiff University. Cleaning Matters columnist Seán Derrig weighs in on matter

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15 June 2015

This issue Cleaning Matters columnist Seán Derrig jets off to Japan to check out the latest innovations in loos

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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12 May 2015

Fighting infection and creating spotless hospitals, wards, doctors' surgeries and departments is top of our agenda.

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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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07 August 2014

Bio Blocks are Bio-Productions’ best-selling urinal blocks.

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20 October 2014

Luxury disposable washroom hand towels

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10 August 2015

This product will trap all bad odours from entering the washroom from the urinals, treat any build up or scaling within the pipework, whilst reducing water consumption by up to 96%.

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20 October 2014

Surface Disinfectant wipes

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22 May 2014

Not to be confused with the ionisation of water, which has had negative press, Electro Chemical activation is a process utilising normal tap water and table salt, or other natural minerals, acting as an electrolyte. A special low voltage electrical cell in the device separates and recombines these elements to produce a Hypochlorous based solution. Hypochlorous is a naturally occurring substance with a powerful disinfecting action with the other oxidants released in the process producing a mild

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17 January 2014

03061 destroys 99.9% of common bacteria by employing the same antimicrobial technology used in hospitals throughout Europe. Contains ingredient recommended by World Health Organisation for protection against Avian Flu and H1N1 Viruses.

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24 September 2015

With our bird proofing solutions you can be assured you’ll never get in a flap over bird problems and you have taken the most effective steps towards preventing birds from inhabiting and damaging your building. Bird control offers a long-term solution and when installed correctly, is 100% effective.

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20 October 2014

Industrial Hand wipes for the effective removal of grease, oil, silicon, tar etc

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24 September 2015

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

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21 October 2014

Enov eFill – a comprehensive range of super concentrate chemicals

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20 October 2014

Anti-Bacterial hand and Surface disinfectant wipes for use in Kitchens, Gymnasiums, service vans etc…

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07 August 2014

Xola Clean Concentrate from Bio-Productions is one of the most powerful and versatile cleaners available.

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21 October 2014

Enov UltraSan kills Norovirus, E. Coli, swine flu, HIV, Hepatitis C, MRSA and Clostridium difficile.

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