By Debbie Nice, Category Director, Facilities Supplies, VOW Making sure people are equipped and dressed to do their work safely and healthily should be common sense, but it’s also required by law.
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By Debbie Nice, Facilities Supplies Category Director From office and factory workers to schoolchildren and healthcare professionals, when the heat is on, working or studying can be a challenge for anyone.
By Debbie Nice, Facilities Supplies Category Director Although the hygiene spotlight is most often on food businesses, keeping and handling food safely is just as important in a non-food based workplace.
Just where would workers around the country be without that caffeine powered boost at their desk or in the breakroom? With UK Coffee Week taking place from 10-16 April 2017, now is the perfect time to celebrate all things coffee.
It is known that work breaks can play a big role in boosting morale and productivity. Rather than the morning coffee or cuppa causing a drain on working time, there is evidence to show that businesses can generate better results and become more profitable when their workers take regular, high quality breaks, particularly together.
Colder temperatures, shorter days and a journey home in the dark see many workers go between home, car and workplace without seeing much daylight in the winter months. Being cooped up indoors makes our vitamin D levels drop at this time of year and also makes us much more susceptible to coughs and colds.
The truth about handwashing is that it is probably the single best and simplest way to stop the spread of illness at work. As well as playing its part in reducing absenteeism, handwashing has a vital role in the growing trend of presenteeism. Research shows that it’s not only sick days that cost UK workplaces,… Read more »
If businesses handle bank notes then it is now time critical to ensure all tills and other machines are ready for a major change.
For maximising customer relationships and building long term and cross sell business, the office loo is hard to beat. With washroom sales worth an estimated £21 per person per annum and repeat sales in paper and dispenser soap that are not to be sniffed at, the washroom also acts as a potential springboard to reseller… Read more »
Most resellers don’t need reminding that facilities supplies is a golden opportunity. This £5 billion UK market is seen as a key route for reseller diversification because it is growing and continues to be less affected by consumer trends and changing work patterns than other categories.
‘Before you finish breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’. That quote by Martin Luther King Jr is the inspiration for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight which runs from 29 February to 13 March on the theme of the ‘Big Fairtrade Breakfast’.
When it comes to recommending the right fire extinguisher, knowing which type is best for which kind of fire is potentially life-saving. Although the number of fires in the UK has decreased significantly since smoke alarms became commonplace from the 1990s onwards, the fire services attended 212,500 fires in the home in Great Britain in… Read more »
If more bystanders performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quickly and used defibrillators where available, thousands more people could survive cardiac arrests each year.