5 People to Help Rescue Communal Bin Areas

We see time and time again the problem of communal refuse areas within shared developments being misused. This is usually within residential apartment blocks, although just as possible within business premises as well; it’s an issue that can suddenly escalate to critical and end up creating complications for those involved. Take a recent example of an outside bin store area…

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Cleaning & Hygiene

Cleanline is an exclusive brand of professional cleaning products and systems from Bunzl Catering Supplies, manufactured in the UK and designed specifically for the catering and hospitality industry. BFM interviewed Rod Hale, National Account Manager Exclusive Brands, Bunzl Catering Supplies: What does a venue’s hygiene say about it to customers? People often judge the quality of an establishment by its…

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Flexible workplaces need consistent hygiene

Steve Nurdin, marketing manager at Cannon Hygiene, discusses how changing workplace expectations are demanding more from facilities management’s role in hygiene. Facilities management increasingly needs to accommodate new workplace practices such as flexible working while still providing a business with a high-quality service. Cleaning procedures also have to adapt to work in tandem with these shifting working patterns, to maximise efficiency…

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Gradus specified for upgrade at BMI healthcare facility

Contract interiors specialist Gradus has supplied SureProtect Pure hygienic wall cladding and Specialist Bathroom Products to BMI The Somerfield Hospital, to improve cleanliness and accessibility. Based in Maidstone, Kent, BMI The Somerfield Hospital is part of BMI Healthcare, a leading provider of independent healthcare with a nationwide network of hospitals. The hospital is registered for 38 beds in total and…

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Jangro raises over £45,000 for Macmillan

The UK’s largest network of janitorial supply companies, Jangro, has raised £48,223.03 for its nominated charity Macmillan Cancer Support. Jangro and its national network of 43 distribution sites have been supporting the charity, which helps those affected by cancer, since 2013. Auctions, raffles, collection tubs, ‘Mankini’ events, sponsored swims and ‘Movember’ challenges all have contributed to the running total. Funds…

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Raising hygiene standards with Rotarad

  With cleanliness the top priority within the healthcare sector, Rotarad’s radiator valve access kit, which allows access to the space behind the radiator, is a major step forward in raising hygiene standards. Helping to fight the battle against infection For the first time, the ingenious Rotarad kit makes full access behind the radiator panel, a both forgotten and inaccessible…

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Losing the ground war against food contamination

In the high-pressure environment of food service, lapses in hygiene make casualties of customers, reputations and even businesses. James White of Denis Rawlins Ltd focuses on a forgotten front in the war against food contamination where outdated methods abet the enemy. Safeguarding food safety is a constant battle, requiring consistently high standards in processing and storage, personal hygiene, staff training…

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Taking a stand for public health – Bulk soap is a proven risk

Washroom hygiene has come a long way in recent years, helped by advances in technology and design. Mike Sullivan, Managing Director for GOJO Industries-Europe, explains how the latest systems can help achieve even higher hygiene standards. Advances in terms of technology and materials have the power to change many aspects of our lives. History is littered with landmark moments when…

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An ally in the germ war

Infectious outbreaks may seem like a risk too far to control. But facilities managers should know they have a trusty ally in fogging, says Ashley White, Commercial and Safety Manager of cleaning and FM services specialist Nviro. An essential element of the facilities manager’s job is ensuring the health and safety of the people who work in or visit the…

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