Nexon Hygiene

20/07/2021

UK “Freedom Day”

The final lockdown restrictions have been lifted from the UK today (19/07/2021) and there is certainly a mixed reaction to this momentous occasion. Whether you are excited to get back to normal or are remaining cautious, we all know that it’s wise to still keep infection control in mind. Of course infection control isn’t just about Covid-19 and our long standing customers in the Healthcare and Care Home sectors know this well enough from previous outbreaks such as norovirus, influenza (flu), and MRSA as some examples. Our general knowledge of... Read More

06/06/2021
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Hygiene Do’s and Dont’s

Cleaning, hygiene, and infection control are some of the most important daily tasks and here at Nexon we understand that your routines are likely to vary depending on the sector you work in; however one element remains key – make sure you are using the right products and equipment for the right tasks! In this article we will cover a few areas of key information, tips and tricks, and give some further detail on some of our key products and their uses. One of the most important things to remember... Read More

01/04/2021
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Gyms Reopening | What You Need to Know

We all know how important exercise is for our mental and physical health – lockdown has certainly highlighted just how necessary it is to get a daily walk, run, or workout into our routine. While gym lovers have been longing for their exercise havens to reopen, many people who may dismiss the gym are now looking to sign up either after a few too many biscuits while working from home or the desire to prolong the success of their lockdown fitness goals after seeing the impacts it has had on... Read More

29/01/2020
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Coronavirus Guidelines

As the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak continues, please find the most up-to-date guidance for treatment, advice and further information and contact details on the PHE (Public Health England) website and the NHS website – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/ A Coronavirus is a type of virus, that as a group, are quite common across the world. A fever, cough and headache are some of the most typical symptoms, but may lead to severe pneumonia, causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. The illness typically affects more severely people with weakened immune systems – such... Read More

07/01/2020
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Keeping Healthcare Employees Healthy

Working within a care environment can be stressful. It can impact both the physical and mental well-being of staff members, however lots of people still choose the career because of how rewarding it can be. There are 1.5 million care workers within the UK, making up one of the largest workforce in Britain. Taking care of others – at work and at home – as well as working long hours can often lead to a poor work-life balance, as self-care can often fall to the bottom of the priority list.... Read More

31/10/2019

Hosting a Bonfire Party at a Care Home

With Bonfire night approaching, some Care Homes are busily planning their annual fireworks event and party. These events often involve family members and friends of Care Home residents, bringing them together for an evening of celebrating November 5th. The most important thing to plan when hosting a Bonfire Night celebration at a care home is the safety of the residents – some of whom may have problems with their hearing, vulnerabilities to cold weather, or dementia. Make sure all residents are aware of the fireworks and have the option to... Read More

22/02/2019
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Prepare Your Care Home for Spring!

With less than a month to go until the official start of spring, the sun is already shining and temperatures are creeping up! Care homes must be cleaned daily as due to the nature of the environment, germs can spread quickly, which can put residents at risk if they are more prone to developing illnesses. It is important to have a regular cleaning schedule, and ensure all staff members follow it so that the care home stays clean, hygienic and a welcoming environment that residents enjoy. Here are a few... Read More

07/02/2019
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Keeping Commercial Floors Clean

Commercial kitchen floors need to be cleaned every day – and for particularly busy sites, after every service, should there be a break part way through the day. They also require deep cleans as regularly as once per week – depending on how much the kitchens are used. Customers eating in a restaurant where the kitchen has not been cleaned are at risk of developing illnesses such as food poisoning from bacteria, and there is also an increased risk of the premises having a fire if it is not kept... Read More

16/01/2019
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Keeping Floors Clean in High Traffic Areas

In a busy environment, such as a care home, office or school, there are generally some areas that are carpeted. Keeping carpets clean when they are in such high traffic areas can seem like a challenge. Vacuuming daily can really help this, as well as encouraging staff members and residents to wipe their feet on door mats. Bad weather during the winter can also have detrimental effects on carpets, as well as what may be on the bottoms of shoes! Every entrance should have large matting to try and catch... Read More

21/12/2018

Choosing the right refuse sacks

TYPE OF WASTE The first step to selecting the right type of refuse sack is determining whether the waste will go to a landfill or compost site. If this is compost waste then you are going to require a compostable sack. However if this is landfill, there are different sacks according to waste type: Heavy duty sacks – suitable for industrial waste with heavy usage such as factory and catering waste. Medium/ light duty sacks – suitable for general or domestic waste such as offices and households. If this is part of a... Read More