COSHH Fact Sheet

COSHH Fact Sheet Working with substances hazardous to health This leaflet describes how to control hazardous substances at work so that they do not cause ill health. It will help you understand what you need to do to comply with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002 (as amended) which apply to the…

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Mopping Systems

Mopping Systems There are a variety of mop heads on the market to suit a wide range of requirements. The choice of mop depends on a number of criteria: the size of the area to be cleaned, the hygiene level required, the level of soiling and of course the time and budget available to complete…

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HACCP and Food Processing

HACCP and Food Processing HACCP stands for ‘Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point’. It is an internationally recognised and recommended system of food safety management. It focuses on identifying the ‘critical points’ in a process where food safety problems (or ‘hazards’) could arise and putting steps in place to prevent things going wrong. This is sometimes…

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Guide to Traditional Brushware

Guide to Traditional Brushware The below is intended as a guide to the various brush filling materials used in traditional brushware. Vegetable Fibres BAHIA PIASSAVA (BASS) from Brazil has unique wearing and sweeping qualities, is very resilient, holds water well, does not rot when damp and is very resistant to distortion. It is used in…

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First Aid at Work

First Aid at Work This leaflet answers some basic questions about first-aid provision at work. It is aimed at employers in small and medium-sized workplaces, but may be useful to all employers, managers and others involved in first aid at work. For information about health and safety ring HSE’s Infoline Tel: 0845 345 0055 Fax:…

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HSE PPE Guidelines

HSE PPE Guidelines A short guide to the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 Employers have basic duties concerning the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work and this document, explains what you need to do to meet the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (as amended).…

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Skincare Workplace Legislation

Skincare Workplace Legislation The law requires employers to adequately control exposure to materials in the workplace that cause ill health. This includes controlling exposure to materials that cause skin diseases and to materials that enter the body through the skin and cause problems elsewhere. Employers and employees need to comply with the Control of Substances…

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Hand Drying Methods

Hand Drying Methods Warm air dryers increase bacteria on hands – new research overturns hygiene perceptions Warm air dryers can cause an average increase in the number of bacteria on people’s hands by up to 254% as well as potential contamination of the washroom environment. These were the results of a 2008 study into hand…

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Advantages of Microfibre

Advantages of Microfibre Microfibre offers a new solution to traditional cleaning, which requires the addition of both water and chemicals to work effectively. Thousands of tiny microscopic fibres actively lift up dirt and grime and keep it locked in the cloth until rinsed with water, leaving surfaces ultra clean. Microfibre wedge-shaped threads have more than…

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Colour Coding for Hygiene

Colour Coding for Hygiene The use of colour coded equipment prevents cross-contamination during the cleaning process by ensuring that these items are not used in multiple areas. The colour coding system should form part of an employee training programme and is a simple yet vital step that will make a large contribution to hygiene standards.…

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