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What are microfibre cleaning cloths?

We’ve all seen the word ‘microfibre’ on cleaning cloth packaging, but what exactly does it mean? Often the term is used as a selling point, but it is more than just marketing speak, with microfibre cleaning cloths referring to a specific type of cleaning product. Microfibre cloths differ from other similar products, as they are made from tiny fibres that are actually invisible to the naked eye! So what is the benefit of using this specific type of cleaning cloth over more traditional alternatives? In this article we will explore... Read More

The importance of latex gloves in your medical facility

Providing essential protection from bacteria and disease, latex gloves are an important piece of equipment in medical facilities around the world. From your local GP to dentists, hospitals and more, medical gloves are widely used by various medical professionals. In this article, we look at how latex gloves have developed over the years, and why they are still so important in medical facilities. The development of medical gloves Medical gloves first came into use at the famed American medical school Johns Hopkins University, thanks to the school’s first Surgeon in... Read More

Opening customer washrooms to the public – Is it a good idea?

Public washrooms on our high streets was a concept popularised by the Victorians, who believed that the provision of well-maintained and readily accessible toilets represented a hallmark of civilised society. Over the past few years, however, the public washroom has been in steady decline. Public loos are one of the first items on the chopping block when councils need to make cuts, with many of these washrooms having already fallen into disrepair since their Victorian hayday. While public toilet facilities are not compulsory, they do serve a vital purpose, particularly... Read More

Office Washrooms: What You Need To Know

As an employer, there are certain things that you have to provide for your employees, including suitable washroom facilities. While this is something that all employers are obviously happy to provide, there are specific washroom regulations that every business owner should know about. So what are these regulations? Here is what you need to know about office washrooms. The basics According to HSE (the regulatory body for health and safety in the UK), if you employ anyone, even for a very short period of time, you must provide ‘adequate’ and... Read More

Which is Better – Hand Sanitiser or Liquid Soap?

Keeping your hands clean is extremely important, with research suggesting that regular hand washing is not only good for personal health, but massively reduces the spread of things like respiratory infection and diarrheal disease too. Germs and bacteria such as salmonella, E.coli, and norovirus are easily transferable through contact, and illnesses can be easily passed along just by shaking hands with somebody. So when it comes to keeping your hands clean, is hand sanitiser more effective than liquid soap and water? The unsatisfying answer to this question is: it depends.... Read More

Welcome to our New website

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our brand new eCommerce site, and also our new blog, which will be updated regularly to keep you up to date with the latest news and special offers. Our new site has been developed with our customers in mind, and as a result of this you’ll find an easy to use website with effective search facilities and an efficient checkout process. We really hope you enjoy having a look around the new site – we will be constantly adding new products... Read More