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ISSA, GBAC and IWBI align to deliver streamlined solutions in fight against COVID-19

Partnership to streamline solutions in COVID-19 battle

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, have announced a joint strategic initiative. The initiative is designed to...
Only one in five wash their hands to protect others, according to Tork study

Study shows only one in five wash hands to protect others

Around three quarters of us are washing our hands more frequently than we previously did as a result of COVID-19, according at a study by Tork manufacturer Essity. However, nearly 80% of us are...
New interactive educational game promoting hand hygiene launches

Digital hand hygiene game launches

An exciting new hand hygiene game, Hand Wash Squad, is launching in July to help parents and teachers across the globe educate children about the importance of hand washing. The concept has been...
Facilities worldwide commit to GBAC STAR accreditation programme

More facilities commit to GBAC STAR

Organisations from more than 30 countries in America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia have committed to accredit their facilities to Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR in the...
Safety Alert: HSE issue KN95 facemask warning

HSE issues KN95 facemask warning

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning against the use of KN95 facemasks as personal protective equipment (PPE). A safety alert was issued on 11 June 2020, urging all employers and...
Polyteck launches brand new deep cleaning division

Deep cleaning division launched by Polyteck

Polyteck Group has launched a new deep cleaning and sanitation division aimed at servicing the residential and commercial sectors it operates in. The move aims to tackle the increasing need for...
Comprehensive collaborative cleaning programme 'A breath of fresh care' launched

New collaborative cleaning programme launched

etc.venues has developed a new programme, ‘A Breath of Fresh Care’. to deliver cleanliness and disinfection in its venues. The programme is part of its comprehensive preparations and...
CHSA calls on the Government to prioritise testing for cleaning and hygiene product makers

CHSA calls for priority testing

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has written to the Health Secretary, the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, asking for employees of manufacturers and distributors of cleaning and hygiene...
CHSA warns buyers to beware of profiteers capitalising on unprecedented demand

Buyers beware of profiteers, says CHSA

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is warning all buyers of cleaning and hygiene products to be aware of unscrupulous profiteers capitalising on unprecedented demand for product. ...
'Working safely' advice for UK employers issued by the Government

Government issues ‘working safely’ advice for UK employers

The UK Government has published its ‘Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)’ guidance for employers, to help them get their businesses back up and running. As lockdown measures...

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