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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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13 September 2017

SteriTouch has launched a medical grade keyboard for the healthcare, dental and cleanroom sectors.  The SteriType keyboard is fully washable and features an integrated silicone cover, preventing the need for a separate cover. 

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27 June 2017

The new Scott Control Rolled Hand Towel solution from Kimberly-Clark Professional brings the latest in hygiene innovation to healthcare cleaning professionals, helping the fight against Hospital Acquired Infections - HAIs.

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27 June 2017

For many years, hospitals considered floors "non-critical" areas when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting. This means floors were considered an unlikely source for the spread of infection in a hospital setting.

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22 May 2017

Evans Vanodine are delighted to announce their Chief Microbiologist, Valerie Fotheringham, has been recognised by the British Standards Institution (BSI) for her work on disinfectant test methods.

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20 April 2017

GAMA Healthcare, a world leader in the manufacture and development of infection prevention products for the healthcare sector, is progressing with plans to build a 2-story state-of-the-art research and development facility in the Greetland area of Halifax, in North Dean Business Park, on Stainland Road.

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20 April 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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04 April 2017

Cleanliness is critical when it comes to protecting your brand. It impacts your customers’ experience and perceptions, affects their loyalty, and influences what they tell friends and family. That’s why it’s important to consistently deliver a clean, fresh and healthy environment. 

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28 February 2017

Ninety per cent of travellers avoid hotels labelled as ‘dirty’ and a single negative online review can cost a hotel over 30 customers! In addition, 80 per cent of travellers are concerned about finding bed bugs in a hotel and 12 per cent of travellers have altered or cancelled trips due to concerns about bed bugs. 

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17 March 2017

In the event of an incident in the workplace, whether that be a fire, flood, blood, or other bodily fluid spillages, it is imperative that an organisation has plans in place to enable it to get back to full operational capacity as quickly as possible, whatever its core business function is. 

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28 March 2017

Poor hand hygiene is a worldwide problem. The only way to halt the spread of an infection or viral outbreak, such as norovirus and influenza, is by washing hands with soap under warm running water. 

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21 February 2017

In medical and nursing establishments the knowledge that cleaning can be combined with a proven infection control programme is a vitally important factor to be taken into account when considering a machine purchase for use in a clinical environment.

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17 February 2017

As salmonella bacteria are the most commonly reported cause of foodborne illnesses, never has testing been so important. However, while conventional salmonella test kits involve numerous complicated steps, Hygiena International’s recently developed InSite Salmonella micro-organism colorimetric test is designed to be rapid, convenient and extremely accurate.

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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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12 May 2015

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

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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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24 September 2015

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

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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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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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21 October 2014

Enov Multifold Luxury Hand Towels let you pamper your guests, tenants and customers with the ultimate in luxury.

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24 September 2015

At Ark we understand that commercial pest control issues need to be dealt with immediately and with discretion in order for your business to continue running smoothly.

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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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07 August 2014

Bio P is Bio-Productions’ easy-fit universal water-saving device for all urinals.

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07 August 2014

Blu Away is Bio-Productions’ highly effective cleaner for washrooms.

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20 October 2014

A complete NEW range of trigger spray chemicals

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08 June 2017

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

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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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14 May 2015

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

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20 October 2014

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

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