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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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24 October 2017

Think the seasonal flu is no big deal? Think again. Seasonal influenza (the flu) is a serious and contagious respiratory infection, generally transmitted through human to human contact.

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19 October 2017

Green World Innovations have once again boosted their product range with the introduction of the Airsteril technology. 

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19 October 2017

Hand hygiene specialist GOJO Industries-Europe has extended its expertise in surface hygiene with the launch of the PURELL surface sanitising portfolio. The PURELL Surface Sanitising Spray and Wipes are fast acting, highly effective and specifically designed to meet surface sanitising needs within food contact areas.

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20 October 2017

IC Solutions 24/7 are one of the first companies within their sector to be successfully audited against the ISO 9001: 2015 standard.

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17 October 2017

We all know that poor hand hygiene is a global problem. However, Global Handwashing Day shines a spotlight on hand washing around the world in the hope of implementing effective procedures to provide a worldwide solution.

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17 October 2017

Essity was urging people to get their hands dirty for Global Handwashing Day on 15th October 2017.

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20 October 2017

Hand hygiene is an essential part of any health regime that is trying to inhibit the spread of infection. It is widely acknowledged as being the single most important part of that process and that is because studies have shown that breaking the transmission phase of the cycle is one of the most effective ways to prevent infection, explains Paul Mulready, marketing manager at Northwood Hygiene Products

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FEATURES

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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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15 May 2015

The most pressing issues affecting healthcare cleaning were explored during a special study day organised by The Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals' (AHCP) southern branch. Cleaning Matters reports.

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12 August 2015

One of the biggest challenges for facilities management partners providing cleaning services across different hospitals is to control the risk of infection throughout patient care, whilst also managing the different requirements and procedures expected by each client. Sodexo's cleaning taskforce explains how it tackles these issues

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05 August 2015

Mick Christian, training and demonstration manager for Electrolux Professional – laundry, discusses how the latest innovations in laundry equipment can play a huge role in preventing and controlling infection

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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20 October 2014

Luxury disposable washroom hand towels

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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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07 August 2014

Bio-Productions’ urinal blocks are the original non-pDCB blocks, which continue to set the industry standard for safety and effectiveness.

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17 January 2014

A102 CERTIFICATION  In this age of increasing legislation and new guidelines, it comes as no surprise that customers are being asked for certification to back efficacy claims when marketing hygiene products. This is why we at Assured Solutions Limited have paid to have our popular Cleaner and Sanitizer, A102, tested to EN 13697.

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07 August 2014

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

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20 October 2014

Anti-Bacterial hand gel

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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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14 May 2015

.. and the OspreyDeepclean dry steam cleaning technology is still a first.

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20 October 2014

Air tex super absorbent pulp based wipe

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20 October 2014

Surface Disinfectant wipes

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21 October 2014

Enov eFill – a comprehensive range of super concentrate chemicals

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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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08 June 2017

Powerful cleaners effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeasts

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21 October 2014

Highly effective 99.99% kill of both gram positive and gram negative bacteria proven by independent test.

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20 October 2014

A complete NEW range of trigger spray chemicals

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