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Hand sanitisers market witnesses global growth

Hand sanitisers are growing in popularity as a result of rising consumer awareness, increasing focus on hand hygiene and the threat of diseases such as H1N1 flu in several parts of the world, according to a new report by GIA. The research forecasts that the global market for hand sanitisers will reach US$1.6 billion by 2020, as the focus on ... Read More »

Slippery Floors need immediate attention

The call from the nursing home came several hours after I had left the area. In fact, I was already a couple hundred miles away when I turned around and headed back. According to the administrator, several nursing home residents had fallen in the last few hours. One fall had resulted in a severely broken hip. She added that one wing ... Read More »

Dirty looking public surfaces cleaner than average pair of hands

A new study has revealed that our hands are far more likely to make us unwell than the grubby surfaces we strive to avoid in public places. In the study, commissioned by sanitising water brand Aquaint, twenty-five swabs were taken from multiple high street and shopping centre locations across St Albans and Luton.  All of the swabs were taken from ... Read More »

Research finds sweat can reduce bacteria defences

Sweaty hands can reduce the effectiveness of bacteria-fighting brass objects in hospitals and schools after just an hour of coming into contact with them, according to scientists at the University of Leicester. While copper found in everyday brass items such as door handles and water taps has an antimicrobial effect on bacteria and is widely used to prevent the spread ... Read More »

Banish washroom blockages

A number of hospitals, leisure parks, catering outlets and retail stores have been switching to the Tork SmartOne system to help prevent expensive toilet blockages. Laboratory tests have shown Tork SmartOne to break down extremely efficiently in water. And when coupled with its consumption control benefits, the Tork SmartOne system becomes a highly cost-effective solution for away-from-home washrooms. A leading ... Read More »

Hospital hygiene suffers when nobody’s watching, study finds

Fewer hospital staff sanitize their hands when there’s no one looking than when they know they’re being watched. The findings from a new British Medical Journal Quality and Safety reportconducted by a team of Ontario researchers, raises concerns about the effectiveness of hand-hygiene programs. The study, co-authored by McMaster University assistant professor Dr. Jocelyn Srigley, used sanitizer and soap dispenser electronic ... Read More »

Good laundry apply information

Laundry practitioners within the care sector can now access professional help and guidance on best business practice following the launch of a Good Laundry Practice Guide from Electrolux Professional. A leader in professional laundry equipment, Electrolux Professional has published the extensive data pack to offer laundry operators working in hospitals and care homes all the things they need to guarantee ... Read More »

London’s first pop-up swabbing station promotes hand hygiene

Hygiene expert, Initial Washroom Hygiene, is today highlighting the importance of effective hand washing at London’s first pop-up swabbing station. A team of experts, led by Dr Peter Barratt, will swab people’s hands and personal items to reveal the levels of bacteria present and provide advice on effective hand washing. The public will also have the opportunity to set a new World ... Read More »

Hotel Cleaning and Disinfecting Tips

Summer travel can mean high guest turnover for hotels and other hospitality settings. However, more guests should not equal less frequent cleanings. Below Clorox offers a few quick tips housekeeping professionals can incorporate into their cleaning process in between deep room cleanings. Target High-Touch Room Surfaces. Objects and surfaces that are frequently touched by hotel guests such as doorknobs, light switches, ... Read More »