Cleaning & Hygiene

  • ASSA ABLOY Access Control has launched a new downloadable white paper to open a discussion on the issues surrounding measuring student attendance at university today. The white paper, entitled, ‘Should student attendance be monitored?’ is now available at www.assaabloy.co.uk/aperio and looks at the new internal and external pressures on universities to monitor and record student attendance.

    By Education Today on February 5, 2013
    A study from Biomed Central found that teaching children to wash their hands properly can help reduce illness-related absences by as much as 26% amongst primary aged children. Despite this, hand washing is not part of the UK primary school curriculum. Neil Turner, Sales Manager at SCA for the Lotus Professional brand, discusses some of the considerations for schools regarding […]
  • Nisbets gets the Samsung bubble

    By Education Today on February 5, 2013
    Stackable, easy to install and running off a 13 amp supply – just a few advantages of the new Samsung professional laundry range. The drums can also handle an extra-large load, cleaning it in as little as 29 minutes. Samsung’s Ecobubble technology also saves energy and delivers better washing results. The new anti-vibration system means washing is ultra-quiet and the […]
  • Armstrong washer-extractors for Highlands Centre

    By Education Today on February 5, 2013
    The Lagganlia Centre for Outdoor Learning provides residential courses for groups in its beautiful setting between Aviemore and Kingussie.  There are 58 beds in the main lodge and 150 in total.  The nature of the courses means that a large quantity of varied laundry is generated and recently Armstrong provided a 16 kg washer-extractor to handle it. Loads include all […]
  • Teaching hand hygiene is as easy as ABC

    By Education Today on February 5, 2013
    A study from Biomed Central found that teaching children to wash their hands properly can help reduce illness-related absences by as much as 26% amongst primary aged children. Despite this, hand washing is not part of the UK primary school curriculum. Neil Turner, Sales Manager at SCA for the Lotus Professional brand, discusses some of the considerations for schools regarding […]
  • Maximising student productivity through good hygiene

    By Education Today on January 14, 2013
    South East cleaning and FM specialist, Nviro explains how schools, colleges and universities can take steps to reduce the spread of infection as we head into the winter months. Nviro which partners with schools, colleges and universities shares best practice in the education sector. So what can your cleaning contractor do to reduce absenteeism and create a healthier environment, to […]
  • Are you Shaw about your sinks?

    By Education Today on December 4, 2012
    Shaws of Darwen has been manufacturing fireclay ceramic sinks for over 114 years and is well placed in the industry to know just what factors schools should take into account when selecting the right sink. Managing Director, David Dare, spoke with Education Today to share some of the company’s wealth of experience when it comes to school sink refurbishment. What […]
  • A lesson in washroom hygiene

    By Education Today on December 4, 2012
    Maintaining high levels of hand hygiene in schools is a simple way to minimise bacteria spread from child to child and can help to reduce rates of absenteeism in flu season. However, thoroughly washing hands is only half the battle in tackling bugs and germs. How school children choose to dry their hands, and the solutions made available to them […]
  • Teachers must lend a hand

    By Education Today on November 6, 2012
    Recently released research from Initial Hygiene suggests that teachers need to encourage their pupils to wash their hands, as parents may be endangering their children’s health by taking a ‘laissez-faire’ approach to hand hygiene. The survey of primary school children and their parents showed that over 40% of youngsters say that they don’t always wash their hands with soap after […]
  • Vikan’s new handy slimliner trolley for tighter spaces

    By Education Today on September 24, 2012
    Only 40 cm wide, the new Slimliner trolley from Vikan, leaders in advanced hygienic cleaning solutions, is purpose designed for professional and efficient cleaning in busy environments with limited space. Flexible and easily manoeuvrable, the Slimliner is ideal for use in schools. Specially developed to improve efficiency and facilitate the cleaning operative’s work, the trolley can be stocked with the […]
  • New Amazon HSF washers cut laundry costs

    By Education Today on July 18, 2012
    Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems have announced the new Amazon HSFrange of washer-extractors which use 20% less energy and 15% less water than the previous range.   With no end in sight to the continuous increase in utility costs, the new machine’s savings deliver an important benefit to the owner.  In many cases it will make early replacement of existing equipment […]