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Making the best use of the school holidays

No matter what time of year it is, primary schools can be hectic places at the best of time. One of the main reasons for this is that so many different people use or visit schools for various reasons including parents, teachers, caters, pastoral staff and a whole host of others. In addition, school facilities are

Date posted: 14th Apr 2016

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Combating illnesses among primary school pupils

Health and safety is one of the most important considerations for school managers, particularly within a primary school. In primary school, it is not uncommon for childhood diseases to spread quickly and fairly easily and all it takes is for one child to fall ill before it becomes an epidemic. Of course, the cleanliness and

Date posted: 6th Apr 2016

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Filthiest places in a school

Millions of sick days are taken every year by teachers and students due to common and infectious viruses, such as colds, flus, stomach bugs and other nasties. However, it is also worth noting that there are many serious diseases that could potentially cause problems within a school environment. The truth is, however, that many of

Date posted: 1st Apr 2016

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Preparing school buildings for Easter holidays

The Easter holidays may seem a long way off yet but when it comes to the maintenance of school buildings, advance preparation is crucial. In order to ensure that everything goes to plan, those who head up the maintenance of the school will need to draw up a checklist of the kinds of tasks that

Date posted: 26th Mar 2016

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Half-term cleaning hitlist for the spring

The Easter holidays are often welcomed by teachers and students alike, but for cleaning staff, the fun is yet to begin. Of course, Easter is a long way off yet, but as with any ventures in life, it always helps to be prepared. School holidays are among the most hectic and significant time when it

Date posted: 18th Mar 2016

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The importance of educating kids about hygiene and disease prevention

When it comes to teaching young children in schools, it is important to maintain an environment that is hygienic and free of anything that may cause illness or endanger them in any way. After all, a clean and healthy environment is one in which pupils are less likely to get sick and take days off

Date posted: 2nd Feb 2016

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Cleansiness: The key to productivity?

Cleaning is one of the most important aspects of running a college or university building. Failing to ensure the cleanliness of a building can have a detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of all of those who use it. Within any public building, particularly where children are concerned, it is necessary to ensure that

Date posted: 1st Feb 2016

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Basic flood preparation for schools

Flooding has become a major worry for many homes, schools and businesses in parts of the UK. While the impact of flooding on homes has been covered widely in the media, comparatively little attention has been given to local schools and colleges that have been affected. What we have seen is that many schools across

Date posted: 27th Jan 2016

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Tackling the spread of germs in school

Germs can spread rapidly in a school environment. If steps are not taken to quickly neutralise their effect, then you could potentially have an epidemic on your hands. It is not uncommon for illnesses such as the measles, mumps, flu, stomach bugs and rubella to spread like wildfire among primary school pupils. While it is

Date posted: 1st Dec 2015

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High levels of bacteria found on children’s toys and hands

The amount of bacteria on children's hands is at dangerously high levels, according to new findings. Research published by Initial Washroom Hygiene revealed that an average of 2,017 units of bacteria were found on the swabs taken from the children they monitored. This could potentially be putting many children in danger and be the cause

Date posted: 3rd Nov 2015

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Awards, recycling, fair treatment and education: A roundup of the news

Mitie awarded its eighth 'gold' at RoSPA awards: Strategic outsourcing and energy services company, Mitie has won its eighth consecutive Gold Medal Award with the Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents (RoSPA). RoSPA awards these medals based on regularly attained and highly ranking health and safety results. The body also awards company commitments to

Date posted: 30th Oct 2015

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