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21 April 2021

A STUDY into a major cause of hospital acquired infections (HAI) is exploring how contagion bacteria survive even deep cleans with chemical products, and is evaluating a novel approach to reduce HAI through the use of probiotic hard surface cleaners.

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28 April 2021

TORK MANUFACTURER Essity has teamed up with the Global Handwashing Partnership, an organisation that aims to bring hand hygiene within everyone’s reach.

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17 February 2021

ESSITY IS stepping up its support for the healthcare sector with the launch of two new Tork surface cleaning solutions.

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12 January 2021

DURING THE COVID-19 pandemic, with increased public awareness of cleaning and hygiene, Evans Vanodine has experienced a high level of demand for products across its cleaning range.

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19 November 2020

AS BUSINESSES begin to slowly open their doors again, we will all need to make some changes in order to adhere to the strict safety guidelines for our customers and staff.

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20 July 2020

Specialist warewashing company, Crystaltech, is providing safe services to the UK healthcare industry by implementing a rigorous monthly testing scheme for its entire nationwide engineer workforce.

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26 May 2020

The ICE Co-Botics line is said to be the industry’s first comprehensive range of autonomous cleaning machines, from a small vacuum to a large sweeper and scrubber dryer.

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01 May 2020

Holchem, a leading provider in hygiene technology, has extended its Holistic Green range of products with the launch of UniBlue Disinfectant.

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14 April 2020

Killis has announced what the company describes as "the future of antimicrobial technology."

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15 April 2020

COVID19 is bringing with it widespread speculation, scare mongering and rumours about hand dryers. Intelligent Hand Dryers and Intelligent Facility Solutions dispel some of these myths.

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03 March 2020

Cold and Flu Season is inevitable. However, exposing your workforce to the unnecessary risk of infection is not. Matt Hayas, global product manager at Hydro Systems, describes the significant role that chemical dispensers have to play in increasing cleanliness to protect the health of your workforce and your bottom line. 

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02 March 2020

Brightwell Dispensers, a global designer and manufacturer of dispensers, is showcasing its dispenser ranges at Interclean 2020 Amsterdam.

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26 February 2020

Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial and cleaning distributors in the UK and Ireland, will welcome visitors ‘Back to the future’ at its stand (B10), at The Manchester Cleaning Show.

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21 January 2020

Cromwell Polythene, a specialist in sacks, bags and speciality products for the capture and containment of waste and recyclables is launching a scented and antimicrobial tiger stripe sack. The new product is part of its Sansafe and clinical waste management range.

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21 January 2020

Every employer has a duty of care to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees, this specifically includes controlling the risks from a range of hazardous substances, including Legionella bacteria.

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25 June 2019

Duplex advocate Tracey Kirkland is head housekeeper of a large care home in Surrey (part of the Sunrise group), which recently introduced the Duplex machine to its range of cleaning appliances.

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06 December 2018

Tristel introduced hospitals to chlorine dioxide for the high-level disinfection of medical instruments over two decades ago. The Tristel Trio Wipes System and Tristel Duo products are today widely used in and trusted by hospitals around the world. 

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13 November 2018

Diversey, the global hygiene and cleaning solutions company, recently hosted an infection prevention conference at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona.

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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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09 October 2018

With the country’s hospitals struggling in the grip of a superbug crisis that costs the NHS £1 billion per year, a recent study has revealed that a UK-developed UV light robot could spell the end of this catastrophe, saving up to 30,000 lives.

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FEATURES

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26 April 2021

Cleaning teams in hospitals and care homes put a huge amount of effort into their housekeeping operations. The aim is to create and maintain safe facilities that provide a pleasant environment and protect patients, guests, staff, and visitors against infections. But, asserts Donna Mitchell, doing the work is only part of the equation – people also need to “feel” safe and that often comes down to “perceptions.”

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26 April 2021

How will hospitals ensure that their premises are clean and hygienic when out-patients and visitors finally return in large numbers? Liam Mynes poses this question as the healthcare sector works towards reopening for business as usual.

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14 April 2021

Working with a healthcare client to improve standards is a key part of what The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) offers. Generally this is achieved by offering a tailored training programme for cleaning teams. However, as Denise Hanson explains, BICSc also offers a review of custom and practice to identify not only the issues that the site or client is facing but, more importantly, the underlying causes of these issues.

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13 April 2021

Chris Wakefield reviews the specific moments that hand hygiene is required in healthcare settings and how it can be implemented most effectively to boost compliance.

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23 March 2021

Chris Wakefield reviews the specific moments that hand hygiene is required in healthcare settings and how it can be implemented most effectively to boost compliance.

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22 January 2021

Following a year of unprecedented challenges Cleaning Matters magazine speaks to industry experts to examine the challenges of COVID-19 on the cleaning & hygiene sector - and what impact these will have throughout 2021.

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13 November 2020

With the prospect of a coronavirus vaccine offering a ray of hope for societies, Adrian Gee-Turner believes that, even with an effective vaccine or vaccines, the demand for disinfection products and services will be several factors larger than ever before.

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20 April 2020

Hygiene plays a vital role in society – and never more so than it does now. Renée Remijnse from Tork manufacturer Essity discusses the urgent need for hygiene products during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides an update on what Essity is doing in the global fightback against the virus.

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31 March 2020

Dr Stefan Wagener, GBAC scientific advisor & trainer, executive director, at Biorisk International emphasises the importance of defining cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting.

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02 March 2020

Extensive and thorough cleaning is the best way to keep a hospital facility in the cleanest state, but, argues Craig Boyle from Bagnalls, this can have an impact on the general wear and tear of the building. Find out other ways to keep your healthcare facility as clean as possible and how to combat the depreciation of the building this can cause.

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12 February 2020

Following the success of National Bug Busting Day on 31 January, MediSupplies is raising awareness of measures that can be taken to prevent cross-contamination and reduce the spread of infection within organisations.

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11 February 2020

Tinaz Ranina, infection prevention marketing lead at Diversey UK & Ireland, examines healthcare associated infections (HAIs), particularly those caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), which represent a significant impact on patient morbidity and mortality and increase the financial burden on healthcare systems.

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13 March 2020

Andy Kemp presents the first in a series of articles intended to shed light on the many issues surrounding the way we approach chemical disinfection and decontamination of surfaces.

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20 February 2019

The sheer volume of discarded textiles at an average hospital or healthcare setting can go un-noticed – almost hidden as part of the wider waste headache. But linens are one area, unlike many others, in which it is relatively easy to increase sustainability and save money, argues David Midgley, managing director, Regenex

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18 February 2019

Dave Ford, Altro’s specifications manger - North, takes a look at the latest trends and developments in hygienic flooring for hospital and healthcare environments, and provides advice on how to find the right solution for your premises

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23 August 2018

Health and safety, negative public image and staff absences are all at higher risk when care homes miss the fundamentals of correct infection prevention. Steve Nurdin, marketing manager at Cannon Hygiene, discusses why hygiene processes should be considered business critical

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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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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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13 October 2017

As the fight against hospital acquired infections continues, the introduction of microfibre to floor cleaning is playing a vital part in stopping bacteria being spread from floors to high-touch areas. James Taylor, Chicopee’s marketing director for EMEIA (Specialities), explains more

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04 January 2017

Technology is playing an increasing part in all our lives – and the healthcare sector is no exception. But what effect does the use of hand-held devices for taking notes, checking symptoms and storing medical histories have on healthcare hygiene, asks Tork manufacturer SCA?

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20 October 2014

Luxury disposable washroom hand towels

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21 October 2014

The Evita Super Soft Touch 2ply White Toilet Tissue is a luxury toilet roll made from pure pulp product.

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17 November 2014

ecgo® Graffiti Remover is an efficient, high performance graffiti remover based on intelligent fluids® technology.

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21 October 2014

Super high solids metallised polish.

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17 June 2015

The fully integrated Hand Hygiene Monitoring System:

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21 October 2014

A concentrated yet mild detergent suitable for all laundry machines.

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17 June 2015

A comprehensive range of ...

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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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17 November 2014

ecgo® Exterior Surface Cleaner is an efficient, high performance cleaner based on the latest intelligent fluids® technology.

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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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16 December 2013

The importance of using products and methods that minimise adverse impacts on health and the environment grows stronger every day.

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07 August 2014

Orange Squirt is Bio-Productions’ powerful multi-purpose orange-based cleaner and degreaser.

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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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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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14 December 2015

A combination of Seko technology and advanced electronic design has enabled Seko to offer a wide range of automatic systems for a variety of dosing applications.

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