The workplace is more than just a building for employees and equipment, it’s the company’s face to the world and presenting a clean and well maintained image is good for business and good for the health and wellbeing of employees.

Arco, the UK’s leading safety company, has launched a new collection of janitorial and cleaning products that provide a complete range of workplace hygiene needs. Aimed at local authorities, contract cleaners and care homes, the new range will offer cost-effective, safe solutions for washrooms, hygiene and general cleaning needs.

From Diversey, the SmartDose pump technology is an innovative and portable dosing platform for super concentrate daily cleaners and disinfectants, setting a new industry benchmark for accuracy, simplicity and safety for users without the need for a connected water supply. Accurate dosing enables safer and more cost-effective cleaning operations using any of the different cleaning methods including spray cleaning, bucket cleaning or scrubber driers. The system requires minimal user training but provides the maximum level of safety and cost control and makes storage and COSHH compliance simple.

Arco is now the only national distributor of the Hospec brand of cleaning products. Specifically targeted at the broad healthcare cleaning sector, the Hospec range has been used in the NHS for over 30 years but is now also widely used in care homes, dental practices and GP surgeries. The products meet the requirements of the Revised Healthcare Cleaning Manual and the HTM 01-05 (Decontamination in primary dental care practices) guidelines. Having met these high standards, the products are also perfectly suitable for the general professional cleaning sector from schools and colleges and the catering industries to general industrial and institutional applications.

Washroom hygiene and convenience is an important issue in any workplace with legal requirements to be met. Hand drying products have recently been the focus of innovation and design with new products on the market using less energy and working more effectively and efficiently. The Biodrier range now available through Arco offers a selection of products to suit most business needs. The Executive and Business models provide a fast, efficient and stylish way to dry hands. Heat from the unit’s own motor provides the hot air to dry the users’ hands, using a lot less power than conventional hot air hand dryers which reduces energy bills and the carbon footprint. The Eco model is a cost-effective and energy efficient hand dryer, using up to 90% less energy than conventional dryers.

Falls from height remain the most common cause of workplace fatality. In 2008/09 there were 35 fatalities, 4654 major injuries and a further 7065 injuries that caused the injured person to be off work for 3 days or more. For those working in commercial window cleaning businesses, this is a very serious issue. Unger, one of the leading manufacturers of professional cleaning tools, offers a modular pole window cleaning system that reaches up to 65ft, enabling safe operation from the ground without the need for ladders. The pure water filter means that no chemicals are necessary, making it a safe and environmentally friendly solution.


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