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No School Needs A Mould Problem! 7 Tips On Keeping Mould At Bay

Mould in schools is a serious issue that can affect the health and well-being of both students and staff. It’s a problem that needs to be addressed promptly and effectively. Here are seven practical tips to help you keep mould at bay in your school. 1. Reduce Moisture Mould thrives in damp environments. Therefore, one […]

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Deep Cleaning Vs Top Up Clean: 5 Key Differences

Understanding the difference between deep clean and regular clean is crucial for maintaining a clean, healthy, and safe environment, especially in high-traffic areas like primary and secondary schools. Knowing these differences can help you plan and execute your cleaning plan more effectively, whether you need to clean a classroom or the whole school. 1. Scope

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Bacteria Loves Your Radiator! Why Proper Radiator Cleaning Is Essential

As the site manager of a bustling school, you face unique hygiene-related challenges every day, from cleaning desks to sanitising art equipment. Ensuring a clean and healthy environment for students is one of your prime responsibilities. Do the back of your radiators feature prominently on your maintenance list? If not, it’s time they do. Here’s

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Ignite Your Knowledge: Understanding Fire Extinguisher Colour Codes

Fire safety knowledge is crucial, especially when dealing with fire extinguishers. Recognising fire extinguisher codes can make a massive difference in managing a crisis situation. Fortunately, unravelling the mystery of the fire extinguisher colour code UK system is relatively simple, once you know what each one represents! Red Fire Extinguishers: For The Common Combustibles Red

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All Stale Air Must Go: Importance Of Ventilation In Schools

Every breath we take matters. The air we breathe can either enhance our well-being and productivity or detract from it. This is especially true in educational environments where young minds are shaped and nurtured. The quality of air in schools is a critical yet often overlooked factor that directly impacts the health, comfort, and academic

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The Importance Of Regular Office Vacuuming For Cleanliness And Health

A clean office is not just aesthetically pleasing, but it can also hamper the spread of viruses and germs, prevent, or reduce seasonal allergies, and enhance the overall indoor air quality. In this article, we will discuss the importance of regular (and preferably daily for high use areas) office vacuuming and how it contributes to

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Can You Ever Keep Hayfever At Bay? 5 Ways To Help Your Staff & Pupils Prevent Leaky Eyes And Sniffles!

Allergies and hay fever are enough to spoil the summer for many school pupils and adult staff members throughout the Great British summer, and in some serious cases can lead to absences and even hospitalisation. Can you ever keep the scourge of hayfever at bay? In this article, we’ll look at five easy ways to

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How To Clean And Disinfect Working Surfaces Properly To Help Prevent Flu!

Influenza viruses are stubborn microorganisms, capable of surviving on plastic desks and chairs, and steel handrails and door handles for up to 48 hours, and as many as 12 hours on carpets, exercise books, and toilet rolls. This means that, in some extremely unlucky cases, a child could pick up flu on Monday morning from

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Broken Paper Towel Dispenser? What To Look For Before Ordering A New One

Hand towel paper dispensers don’t have a long-life expectancy in many schools, and it can get expensive keeping on top of replacements. Fortunately, in many cases broken dispensers don’t actually need replacing, and can be easily fixed – saving your school time and money. Many breakages can also be avoided by following a few straightforward

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Don’t Get Hit By Change of Season Illnesses: Stock Up On Cleaning Supplies For A Deep Clean Over The Easter Holiday

At the time I’m writing this in early March (2023), the dreary winter flu season is drawing to a close. Covid season – that new joy that all schools have to deal with each winter – won’t be far behind, estimated to peak in early March and level out after that. This winter, the bulk

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4 Reasons You MUST Clean Your School Library Books – Especially After The Winter!

Most of the seasonal illnesses that cause staff and student absences in schools over the winter arise from airborne pathogens. You are at most risk of picking up flu, Covid, the common cold, or RSV from spending time in an unventilated space near someone who is infected – hence the heavy emphasis on good airflow

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Thinking Of Skipping Spring Cleaning? Your Allergies Won’t Thank You For It!

Spring cleaning is part of the traditional hygiene routine in schools for a good reason: it helps improve internal air quality after windows have been closed and dust has been allowed to accumulate over the winter, it rids classrooms and communal areas of seasonal pathogens, and it removes dust and other allergens that can cause

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Are Aerosol Cleaners Less Effective Than Liquid Disinfectants?

Liquid disinfectants and aerosol cleaners are both popular sanitisation options in UK schools, but which are the most effective at producing the best hygiene outcomes? In this article, we look at how to make the best choice of chemical cleaning agent to encourage a clean and safe learning environment for your pupils. Cleaning Vs Disinfection

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4 Tips For Creating A Cleaner Environment At School

Children are not the most hygienic of people. Frequently coming into contact with dirt and pathogens, and not always washing their hands as often as they should, it’s easy for seasonal illnesses, sickness bugs, and parasites to spread from child to child around the school. Maintaining pristine school hygiene can, therefore, be challenging, and the

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4 Reasons Why The Correct Wholesale Cleaning Products Will Save Your School Budget

Keeping a school clean is essential. With a range of dangerous viruses and bacteria circulating over the winter, it’s more important than ever to keep surfaces clean. Desks, tables, chairs, and handrails all come into near-constant contact with hands, so it’s vital to keep them as sterile as possible. Plus, with floors, furniture, windows, canteen

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Why Bamboo And Sugar Cane Paper Products Make The Toilets Of The Future

As the effects of the environmental crisis become increasingly obvious, many of us are wondering what we can do to cut our emissions and live more sustainably. Paper, traditionally, is made from wood. The loss of trees is a major problem for our planetary health and the processing involved in producing paper can be environmentally

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Minimise The Risk Of Infection By Stocking Up On Hand Soap For Your School

Hand-washing is a simple task, which we ought to be doing many times a day. Viruses and bacteria can spread from hands that have been in contact with contaminated surfaces but can usually be effectively dispatched with soap and water. That means it’s vital to have adequate stocks of cleaning and hygiene supplies in places

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No Mess, No Fuss With Washroom Dispensers From Power Hygiene

Favoured by many businesses for reasons of hygiene and convenience, paper towels are possibly the safest and most effective means of drying hands in public toilets. For the most efficient use of paper towels, it is important to have an effective dispenser in situ. Dispensers help to reduce waste through accident or misuse and are

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‘Ultra AX’ and ‘Spray & Wipe Ultra’ Effective against CORONAVIRUS in just 60 SECONDS!!!!

Ready to Use Virucidal / bactericidal disinfectant. Safe to use on all touch surfaces that are washable. EFFECTIVE AFTER 60 SECONDS!!!! https://powerhygiene.com/product/ultra-ax-5ltr-virucidal-bactericidal-disinfectant The EHO (Environmental Officers) have stated that the previously considered appropriate contact time of 5 minutes is no longer good enough to meet the standard requirements. In fact, the EHO are now recommending a maximum contact time

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