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newsWelcome to the news section of our website.  Here you will find news and articles for a wide range of sources all related in some way to the Cleaning and Hygiene industry. We understand that it can be very time consuming having to wade through the mountains of magazines, websites and other sources looking for the few articles that are of particular interest.

Here we have done the hard work for you.  We will regularly showcase articles that we think will be of interest to you, our customer. Whether you work in education, healthcare, catering or hospitality, we will highlight articles that are relevant to your cleaning and hygiene needs.

by Rebecca Kanable - 27th June 2014

Restrooms don’t need to smell like restrooms. Even though restroom odours are a fact of life, they should not leave a lingering malodourous impression. After all, foul odours do not convey “clean” and numerous studies have reported that building occupants won’t return to a facility with dirty restrooms. “Facilities are often judged by the cleanliness of their restrooms,” says James Keough, marketing vice president at Triple S, Billerica, Massachusetts. In fact, one industry manufacturer found that unsanitary-appearing restrooms in commercial establishments will drive up to 33 percent of customers away.

4th of July 2014 - European Cleaning Journal 


We are constantly being reminded of the role that hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of illness. But studies show that many people – even those working in hygiene-critical industries – are still failing to wash their hands as often as they should. So why is this the case? Hand hygiene and behaviour change experts gave their views at a recent conference held in London.

15th of May 2014 - Article by Mike Sullivan


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been a topic that has exercised the minds of healthcare professionals for a number of years now. AMR can make the treatment of infections more difficult, creating a greater risk of death, and significantly increase the costs of healthcare. It's therefore no surprise that WHO has chosen to base its 2014 Clean Your Hands global annual campaign around the issue of AMR.

5th of March 2014 - The European Cleaning Journal 


There was a time when gents’ toilets tended to be grubbier, smellier and less well-equipped than ladies’ facilities. But with the rise of the metrosexual man and a growing interest in male grooming, has this position changed? ECJ finds out about current expectations in male and female washrooms – and whether these are being met.


Which is more important: disinfecting a floor in a restroom or disinfecting the stall latch?
The latter is correct simply because a person will touch the latch with their bare hands in most cases and walk on the floor with shoes or some other protection. Although any hard floor should be kept clean and slip free, there is seldom a reason to disinfect it simply because it will not stay disinfected more than a few moments with foot traffic and air flow.

Posted on September 5, 2012 by Darrel Hick;

Within hospitals, wound clinics, urgent care centres, emergency rooms and other medical settings, cleaning after a life-threatening bacteria like MRSA becomes critical. When MRSA skin infections occur, cleaning and disinfection should be performed on surfaces that are likely to contact uncovered or poorly covered infections.

Posted on September 2, 2012 by Darrel Hick;

Multi-drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO's) such as MRSA (methicillin-resitant Staphylococcus aureus) can live on environmental surfaces for days, weeks or months. That fact alone should have your undivided attention and focus.

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