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James Marvin

Sickie Day, 7th February: How Employers Can Reduce Sickness-Related Absenteeism

Since 2011, the first Monday of every February has been known as Sickie Day  – down to the fact that, statistically, this is the day when most people are likely to call in sick in the UK. With gloomy weather, post-holiday blues, and seasonal illnesses in the mix, it’s hardly surprising – yet, prior to the pandemic, sickness-related absences were costing UK businesses £77.5 billion per year.  Employers might not be able to do anything about the weather and time of year, but seasonal illness is one area where they... Read More

10/09/2021

Recycling Centres in Sheffield – Search Tool

Find locations in Sheffield that will recycle everything from standard plastic bottles to mascara wands using the search tool below Intelligent Facility Solutions are obsessed with reducing waste, whether its our passion for selling hand dryers that eliminate paper towel and packaging waste, our sensor taps that prevent water waste or our bamboo toilet paper that saves trees by using a faster growing, more renewable resource. The cornerstone of sustainability is REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE. We are clear that RECYLE is very much the last resort but it does make... Read More

28/06/2021
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Does Alcohol Hand Gel Expire? Plus 7 Things You Need to Know

Hand sanitiser gel and liquids are common place now in all venues, from commercial buildings and schools, to private homes. Here are 7 useful snippets of information about using and sourcing alcohol hand sanitising products. This post and infographic give you what you need to know. The above infographic is free to use as long as the original source is referenced via a link to this post. https://www.intelligenthanddryers.com/blog/alcohol-hand-gel-7-things-you-need-to-know Does it matter what % Alcohol is in the gel? The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention – CDC (1) and WHO... Read More

28/06/2021
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Is fogging or UV Plasma air sterilisation the best option for my workplace?

Responsible and also savvy employers will be aware that protecting their staff from infection will be positive for morale and their bottom line, even in normal times workplace absenteeism is very costly. So, investing in additional hygiene measures will doubtless save businesses much more than it costs. But what are the options that do the best job, are safe and cost effective? Find out more below. The above infographic is free to use as long as the original source is referenced via a link to this post. https://www.intelligenthanddryers.com/blog/is-fogging-or-air-sterilisation-the-best-option-for-my-workplace We are now in... Read More

3 Design Errors in Commercial Washrooms

There are plenty of design mistakes one can make at washrooms and toilet cubicles, the Internet is full of epic fails of this. We wish to highlight three less known possibilities that we have personally encountered ourselves and that could have been easily avoided. 1) The wrong toilet paper dispenser Our philosophy is based on always trying to communicate that any washroom fitting or appliance must be appropriate for the location and user traffic. Calculating the capacity of the accessory in relation to the facilities footfall can save costs and... Read More

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Comparison of Koala Baby Changing Tables

We have already detailed the main features to look for in a commercial baby changing table. If one knows the measurements and needs of the location, comparing product specifications is a useful method to make a decision. Since Koala Kare has a varied range of baby changing tables, we are going to display all of their models. This brand is a Bobrick division that has become one of the top manufacturers specialised in child care products for commercial washrooms. Comparison of Koala Baby Changing Tables The Koala changing tables that we supply and mention... Read More

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Which Hair Dryer for Demanding Locations? Valera Hotello Super or Mediclinics Machflow?

At high traffic locations, any commercial hair dryer must be equipped with a long-life motor as well as a hard-wearing manufacture to bear the heavy use of tens of visitors per day. As we explained in our Guide to Choose a Commercial Hair Dryer, heavy duty hair dryers are designed to last from 2,000 to 10,000 hours. We currently supply two wall mounted hair dryers made by top brands in the field, Valera Swiss and Mediclinics, which will be suitable for public locations such as leisure centres, big swimming pools,... Read More

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5 Reasons To Buy From The Energy Technology List (ETL)

Buying new energy efficient equipment? Helping deliver resource, energy and financial savings – improving cash flow as well! Manufacturers or suppliers with products that qualify for the Energy Technology List (ETL) are able to demonstrate that they provide energy efficient equipment. Intelligent Hand Dryers (Intelligent Facility Solutions) are proud to have a product listing on The Energy Technology List, a government list of energy saving products used by businesses. With nearly 17,000 listed products the ETL is one of the world’s largest databases of top performing energy saving products. Businesses... Read More

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3 Reasons to Install Bath Grips

We should feel natural about adjusting our lives to ourselves and vice versa. There must be no embarrassment in this adaptation. Nobody questions that households have to be prepared for children or disabled people. However, it is still hard for us sometimes to acknowledge that we should also take care of ourselves and other adults although one feels healthy. Plus, getting older is a fact for everyone and, unfortunately, getting sick will be too for the majority. The lack of bath grips or a walking cane does not make us younger or stronger; in some cases, it... Read More

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How to improve the indoor air quality in your school

How to improve the indoor air quality in your school  03/11/2020 Schools in the UK house more than 10 million children and young adults, who spend around a third of their lives at school. – 70% of this school time is spent indoors. So, it’s therefore really important that schools provide their students with the best possible indoor environment for learning. Article in Summary – Indoor air quality is a real issue for schools, and the effects of poor air quality can have serious short and long-term effects on both... Read More