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Jangro, the UK and Ireland’s largest network of independent janitorial suppliers, has recently enhanced its Enviro H6 General All Purpose Sanitiser with a new and improved formula. It has been tested and passed standards EN1276 and EN16615 (adapted for commercial kitchens), which confirm its anti-bacterial action, whilst EN14476 proves it is effective at killing enveloped viruses, including coronavirus.
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Facilities services provider phs Group has bolstered its floorcare business with the acquisition of the floorcare and associated hygiene services division of workwear and industrial wiper rental services firm Lindström UK.
With more than 50 years’ experience providing floorcare services across the UK, phs offers market-leading floor mats with a quality service across all sectors. It will acquire the floorcare business of Lindström which has traditionally provided spill and absorbent mats for industrial and commercial organisations. phs will take on all of Lindström’s floorcare customers, effective from September 21.
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Many of the 14 million people in the UK living in poverty are forced to make tough choices between buying food, paying utilities, or keeping clean. For the UK’s first National Hygiene Week, Cleanology has teamed up with The Hygiene Bank, which raises awareness about hygiene poverty and distributes personal hygiene and cleaning products to those in need.
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Leading hygiene services provider phs Group has launched a new service which will see Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as single-use masks, being managed safely amid warnings it is becoming the latest danger to ocean life.
PPE waste collected from phs PPE waste bins will be diverted from landfill and converted into energy, ensuring it is disposed of both responsibly and sustainably.
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The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has published its new Black Book: Active Fire Curtains: Compartmentation and Protected Routes, 1st Edition: Guidance on specification, use and application of product. This is the most up-to-date independent guide to the provision of proprietary active fire curtains
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has today released its annual figures for the number of work-related fatalities in 2019/20, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2018.
The provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents revealed that 111 workers were fatally injured at work between April 2019 and March 2020 (a rate of 0.34 deaths per 100,000 workers), the lowest year on record. This represents a fall of 38 deaths from the previous year, though it is likely that this fall was accentuated by the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the economy in the final two months of the year.
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Social distancing means keeping people apart to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Where possible you should keep people 2m apart. If this is not viable, keeping 1m apart with risk mitigation is acceptable.
In the UK some rules such as social distancing may be different in each of the devolved nations. However, HSE regulates in all of these countries
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is carrying out further spot inspections at businesses in Oldham and Pendle to ensure all workplaces are COVID-secure as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the areas.
HSE inspectors are busy calling and visiting businesses across all different sectors in both areas putting employers on the spot and ensuring they are COVID-secure.
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Cooperation between the United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) and HSE has led to a revised version of the UKLA Good Practice Guide for the Safe Handling and Disposal of Metalworking Fluids being published.
This is a comprehensive guide giving advice on how to maintain metalworking fluids to prevent ill-health in machine workshops.
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