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The Hygiene Company is very excited to be exhibiting at the Leisure Industry Week from the 22nd – 23rd of September this year. The event is at the NEC in Birmingham and we are looking forward to exhibiting our latest products.

LIW 2015 and The Hygiene CompanyAs part of our stand we will be introducing your new cleaning team featuring star products such as the innovative WIPEPOD®, the convenient Wet Wipe Station and our range of hygiene wipes and accessories.

The Hygiene Company specialise in hygiene products for gym users and gym owners, so we feel LIW 2015 is the ideal event for us to show the Leisure industry our fantastic products.

Leisure Industry Week 2015 promises to be a great event, here at The Hygiene Company we are looking forward to exhibiting alongside some great businesses such as Russell PlayH3 Performance and 66fit.

Our new cleaning team could be exactly the thing you are looking for as a gym owner or franchisee. Instead of hiring an expensive team of cleaning personnel, why not upgrade your gym hygiene equipment? Convenience Improves Compliance – thats our motto and we know it works. Gym users are much more likely to use hygiene wipes if the dispensers are well stocked and the products do the job. So your gym members become your cleaning team!

Click on the links below to find out more about our Clean Team products…

WIPEPOD®     WET WIPE STATION     CLEANING STATION    HYGIENE MONITOR

To find out more about LIW 2015 please visit their website http://www.liw.co.uk/  or check out our Facebook page for more information.

 

Hand Hygiene Day

The Hand Hygiene Day 2015 is fast approaching so get involved and show your support for Hand Hygiene by using the hashtag #safeHANDS. 

Hand Hygiene Day is a chance for everyone involved with healthcare and hand hygiene to really shout about how important hand hygiene is. Infections spread by hand contact are a big problem in today’s world with infections leading to serious health problems, increased pressure on healthcare organisations and increased resistance to antibiotics. Here at the Hygiene Company we know its an important issue and this is why we promote good hand hygiene with all our products.  Raising awareness for this global issue will help so many vulnerable people as World Health Organisation Leader Professor Didier Pittet explains here:

Safe hands save lives, that is clear. The energy and commitment shown around the globe in support of 5 May is incredible! This social movement shows that health workers all over the world are committed to keeping patients safe every day with this simple, yet life-saving, action. Please keep going, please continue to promote hand hygiene at the point of care as a key quality indicator of safe health-care systems. I thank you and look forward to seeing more of your 5 May activities.

To find out more about Hand Hygiene Day and the #safeHANDS campaign watch the video below or get involved on social media.

Spring Cleaning at The Hygiene Company

Spring has sprung! So now its the ideal time to get a little spring cleaning under your belt. Here are a few handy tips compiled by The Hygiene Company team…

The Dish Sponge. The average dish scrubber and sponge has around 10million bacteria living on every square inch. Not great considering its supposed to be something to keep your dishes clean! Tip: Try Microwaving the sponge for 2 minutes every other day to kill the harmful bacteria.

The Chopping Board. Your chopping board is used to prepare so many different types of food so the chances of bacteria build up are very high. The average chopping board has more two hundred times more fecal bacteria than a toilet seat. Its certainly time to give your chopping board a spring clean. Tip: Clean the board with a baking soda and water paste.

Refrigerator Seals. Mold is usually a big problem in these areas, 83% of the time refrigerator seals have mold present. Tip: Use WD-40 or a similar spray oil to deplete the mold and vinegar to keep the mold away.

If these old school tips are not working for you why not try our hand and surface Hygienewipes powered by Sterizar and Envirocair.

The Hygiene Company - Cleaning with communication

With the rapid advancement of technology both in the Food and Drink industry and the Facilities Management industry its easy to see why many companies end up neglecting the human side of workplace hygiene. 

Thanks to a great article from the European Cleaning Journal we know that technology is only one part of keeping your workplace clean and happy. Image is everything but this should always be backed up by great customer  service and communication. According to this article Ceris Burns International (a leading force in communications management) suggest a good service is always backed up by great communication.

When communication breaks down client satisfaction and employee morale can also take a nose dive. Cleaning contractors that want to survive and thrive need to promote a culture of openness and communication between their clients and cleaning staff.

Here at the Hygiene Company we know exactly how important first impressions are, but we also work very hard to make sure our second, third and fourth impressions are just as good. We are the company you can talk to, we are here to help via Phone, Email, Skype or Face to Face with one of our friendly sales teams.

To find out how friendly we really are or to test the quality of our products give us a ring on 0845 370 0030 to arrange a Free product demo.

We’re always looking to develop our product range, and our latest offerings – which are coming soon – are two products we’re especially proud of.

Saniori

Saniori is an intelligent facilities monitoring system. It provides you with a permanent overview and immediate feedback on the status and needs of all your sanitary facilities. Saniori uses a touchscreen to replace that embarassing piece of paper on the wall.

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Check out the Video below…

Germstar

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New for 2015 is the Germstar range. Germstar are specialists in hand hygiene and their range of high performance hand gels and sanitisers provides effective protection from the norovirus and other harmful contact based viruses. Read more about the Germstar range on their website here.

If you have not already done so please vote for the WIPEPOD® in the Tomorrow’s Cleaning Awards.

VOTE HERE.

The WIPEPOD® is nominated for the Tomorrow's Cleaning Awards

Our flagship product has been nominated for the prestigious Tomorrow’s Cleaning Award.

We believe our product is the best out there and so do our customers. If you are one of our many happy customers please do give the WIPEPOD® your vote:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cleaningawards15

Voting closes on the 27th of March so get your vote in early! If you would like to read more about the Tomorrow’s Cleaning awards please do click the link below or visit their website here.

http://content.yudu.com/web/1jybr/0A1vxp9/TCAwards2015/flash/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http://content.yudu.com/web/1jybr/0A1vxp9/TCAwards2015/index.html

HAPPY VOTING!

desk hygiene from dettol

A few days ago an article by The Daily Mail was brought to my attention. The article looked into the subject of desk hygiene and the workplace habits of office workers. With the help of a Dettol infographic some quite surprising stats were banded about. Here is a small summary of the points covered…

  •  Unhygienic working conditions are a ‘key contributor’ to millions of working days lost to sickness each year
  • More than 10 million bacteria lurk on the average office desk with 7,500 organisms hidden in your keyboard
  • 2/3 office workers work at their desk
  • 1/5 office workers don’t clean their desk before eating

Read the full article here or find out how The Hygiene Company can create a more hygienic working environment by getting in touch with our very nice sales team here.

Christmas flu

So we all like Christmas (apart from those scrooges out there!) and we would all like to be fighting fit to spend time with family, eat plenty of nice food, enjoy giving gifts and have a party or two. The last thing you want is to be stuck in bed with the dreaded flu. Influenza can be a crippling virus leaving sufferers in bed with headaches, a runny nose, congestion around the eyes and a general feeling of being run down; not particularly conducive to a great Christmas.

So if you want to stay well over the Christmas period here are a few tips and ideas.

Wash your hands!

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, this really is one of the most important hygiene steps you can take into order to combat flu and other viruses. Washing your hands after using tissues helps prevent the spread of harmful bacteria leading to the spread of the flu virus.

The NHS on flu:

“Flu can spread if someone with the virus transfers it on their fingers. For example, if you have flu and you touch your nose or eyes and then touch someone else, you may pass the virus on to them.

Similarly, if you have flu and touch hard surfaces such as door handles with unwashed hands, other people who touch the surface after you can pick up the infection.”

Having anti-bacterial wipes or hand gel available and using them regularly can help prevent the spread of flu. This could help the people most at risk to infection such as young children, over 65s and people with existing health issues.

View our range of anti-bacterial hand washes here: Handwash.

Get a flu jab

It is advised for at risk groups to have a flu jab which will help combat infection. If you are over 65 and contract flu it is advised you see your Doctor. Complications can arise from contracting flu which mean elderly patients are in a much more vulnerable position.

Unfortunately if you are normally fit and well and contract flu you will just have to ride it out. You can rest, take on plenty of water to prevent dehydration and take pain killers to help with the aches and pains. To avoid the spread of the virus, you should stay away from work, don’t ruin someone else’s Christmas too!

The Common cold is not Flu!

Contrary to popular belief the common cold is not the same as contracting flu. The common cold is in fact from a different group of viruses and the symptoms are not half as severe! So next time you have a bit of a cold think of the person whois actually suffering from flu.

Even with the common cold it is always a good idea to keep hands and surfaces clean and hygienic using wipes or hand wash as this strain of viruses are also spread by hand and surface contamination.

Check out the NHS video on Cold or Flu? here.

So there are a few ways to fight Flu and the common cold. Here at The Hygiene Company we wish you a great run up to the festive season with a flu and cold free Christmas!

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