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This coming Saturday is Global Handwashing Day and although it’s not something I generally mention, with Covid cases once again on the rise in my neck of the woods and probably in many other places where the cold, damp weather’s setting in – plus the re-emergence of seasonal flu, which can be a killer - I’ve decided that this year I should. Why? Well I tend not to mention it because I figure it’s something we all do as a matter of course, so it doesn’t need a special day. But then I’m wrong with my figuring, aren’t I? I’ve visited several motorway service stations this year and as it’s always with family and friends I’ve had longer to observe washbasin activity as I’ve waited for the rest of my party to emerge from the cubicles.
A practice I consider to be almost as natural a part of daily life as breathing – i.e. it shouldn’t need any thought - is something we all do differently, which means some of us aren’t doing it right, (and that’s not just handwashing but breathing too)! My own handwashing tends to vary depending upon where I am, what I’m doing next and how long I’ve got. Often my thoughts are racing so the last thing I’m thinking about is how I’m washing my hands. Something else that plays a huge part is the environment I’m in: I’m happy to linger in a quiet and welcoming washroom, whereas a noisy, crowded facility that doesn’t seem clean and cared for, has me rushing for the exit. I doubt I’m very different from most folk in those respects.
The American Cleaning Institute’s president & CEO Melissa Hockstad, has said recently: "Over the past two years, we have had stark reminders about the importance, impact and necessity of essential hand hygiene practices. Washing your hands with soap and water remains one of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of infectious disease. This starts with each of us, in our homes, schools, communities and workplaces". She’s right, of course. So my message to myself – and to you if you’re not focusing while you wash your hands, is: ‘take more care’ – even if your environment isn’t the most welcoming or you’re pushed for time! Melissa also highlighted the need for us to wash our hands more regularly during food preparation; when involved in caring for the sick, after nose blowing, coughing or sneezing; after handling rubbish and after directly handling dirty laundry – again something I’d expect us all to do as a matter of course, but worth a mention, just in case.
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Kim is a director at the British Cleaning Council, the national chairperson of BCC member the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers (ABCD) and head of catering & facilities services at Rotherham Council.
Michael and Pam celebrated a combined 116 years at a celebration dinner in The Hardwick Suite at the International Lawn Tennis Centre. Family, friends and work colleagues came together to thank the couple for their drive and dedication over the years.
Mike brings with him more than 20 years of experience in sourcing and supply chain management.
Everything is ready for the sixth edition of the Forum ISSA Pulire, which will open its doors on 18th October at the Stella Polare Congress Centre in Fiera Milano Rho, Italy.
The probiotic urinal blocks were dubbed 'Toss Blocks' when they first launched, named as such because users simply toss them into urinals and let them do their work.
That's exactly what happened to Andy Daly of A&C Diamond Cleaning Services in Northamptonshire, only a short while ago.
Designed to restore the public's confidence in post-pandemic hygiene and drive footfall, Oxonox’s two controlled plasma sterilisation solutions have demonstrated that they provide round-the-clock protection against viruses and bacteria, reducing the microbiological load continually by 90% on average, both in the air and on surfaces, outside of laboratory conditions.
This statistic is key as it demonstrates the products' effectiveness in real world environments, as opposed to sterile laboratory settings.
Leaders of one of the UK's biggest industries have branded the Home Secretary Suella Braverman's comments about reducing migrant workers entering the country as 'ridiculous', 'completely out of touch' and 'divorced from reality'.
The £59 billion cleaning, hygiene & waste sector has been suffering from severe staff shortages since a tightening of immigration rules last year left cleaning & hygiene professionals incorrectly labelled as unskilled, making it more difficult for overseas workers to join the industry.
A chemicals company has been fined after releasing a cloud of toxic chlorine gas that spread through its factory, yard and surrounding area resulting in staff needing hospital treatment and significant damage to the factory.
In June 2019, Wiltshire company GEA Farm Technologies (UK) mistakenly mixed an Intermediate Bulk Container containing approximately 700Kg of concentrated sulphuric acid into a mixing vessel which already contained 1,600 litres of sodium hypochlorite solution.
The agreement will provide plastic scrap to Clean Planet's new ecoPlant, to be built in Alabama, and means that up to 20,000 tons of plastic residue generated at the current KW Plastics facility in Alabama will be turned into reusable circular products, rather than being sent to landfill.
One hundred guests applauded on the evening of 27th September after a sell-out event at London's Ivy restaurant raised over £13,000 and a further £8,000 in product donations to help The Hygiene Bank charity in its work to alleviate hygiene poverty.
"The generosity and engagement of our industry has been astonishing," says organiser, and CEO of Cleanology, Dominic Ponniah. "This year, we recruited sponsors who have championed the cause and helped us take the event to a new level. We are really proud to see so many industry representatives coming together to achieve a common goal. With the cost of living biting more each day, there has never been a more important time to support the work of The Hygiene Bank.
Commercial cleaning company Mrs Buckét has signed an exclusive new contract with Brynteg School in Bridgend, one of the largest secondary schools in Wales. The new partnership sees Mrs Buckét extend its portfolio of education providers, putting its experience of working in schools and busy workplaces into practice to the benefit of Brynteg's pupils and staff.
As well as investing heavily in state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that the school is cleaned to the highest possible standard, a new site manager, David Downing, has been appointed to guarantee that everything runs smoothly.
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