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Phs Group acquires Lindström’s floorcare business

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Phs Group acquires Lindström’s floorcare business

Facilities services provider phs Group has bolstered its floorcare business with the acquisition of the floorcare and associated hygiene services division of workwear and industrial wiper rental services firm Lindström UK. With more than 50 years’ experience providing floorcare services across the UK, phs offers market-leading floor mats with a quality service across all sectors. It will acquire the floorcare business of Lindström which has traditionally provided spill and absorbent mats for industrial and commercial organisations. phs will take on all of Lindström’s floorcare customers, effective from September 21. phs’ range of floorcare products help create clean and safe working environments, including anti-slip mats, ‘first defence’...

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HSE continues spot inspections in Oldham and Pendle

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HSE continues spot inspections in Oldham and Pendle

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is carrying out further spot inspections at businesses in Oldham and Pendle to ensure all workplaces are COVID-secure as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the areas. HSE inspectors are busy calling and visiting businesses across all different sectors in both areas putting employers on the spot and ensuring they are COVID-secure. HSE is providing advice and guidance to manage risk and protect workers but where some employers are not managing this, HSE will take immediate action. This can range from the provision of specific advice, issuing enforcement notices, stopping certain work practices until...

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New sustainable cheeky range at phs Direct saves trees

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New sustainable cheeky range at phs Direct saves trees

Workplace consumables provider phs Direct has launched a new partnership with industry distributor Cheeky Panda to offer an extensive new range of environmentally-conscious toilet rolls, tissues and wipes. Instead of being produced from paper, the entire Cheeky Panda range is created from bamboo – the fastest growing plant in the world – helping to save trees and create a more environmentally-sustainable supply chain. Growing 30 times faster than trees, bamboo is extremely renewable and produces 30% more oxygen and absorbs 35% more carbon. In the last four years, Cheeky Panda has helped save more than 120,000 trees by using FSC-certified bamboo as...

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Social distancing and making your workplace COVID-secure

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Social distancing and making your workplace COVID-secure

Social distancing means keeping people apart to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. Where possible you should keep people 2m apart. If this is not viable, keeping 1m apart with risk mitigation is acceptable. In the UK some rules such as social distancing may be different in each of the devolved nations. However, HSE regulates in all of these countries. You should check the public health guidance for the country you are in: Wales England Scotland You must ensure that workers and other people visiting your workplace understand and comply with the measures you put in place. Social distancing should...

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BigChange honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

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BigChange honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

BigChange honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise Leeds, UK, 21 April 2020 – BigChange, the mobile workforce management technology company, has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, one of the highest official honours for companies in the UK. BigChange was recognised in the 2020 Innovation category for developing JobWatch, a mobile workforce management system that connects back office staff, mobile workers and customers, enabling users to automate manual processes, reduce paper usage and facilitate collaboration on the go. When it launched in 2013, JobWatch was delivered as a cloud-based service and sold on a per-user basis. This reduced...

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