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How Can I Keep My Salon Clean and Safe?


We get a lot of enquiries from people with Salon businesses, from “how should I dispose of hair?” to “what counts as hazardous waste?”. As compliance experts, it’s our job to help Salons across the UK to run a clean, safe and convenient workplace. That’s why we’ve put together an FAQ guide to help Salon […]

How to Dispose of Waste After a COVID-19 Case


Waste disposal regulations can seem complicated enough, without the added worry of COVID-19. Unfortunately, if your business does encounter symptoms of the virus, then you will have to deal with your waste a little differently. But don’t worry, we’re here to help with this straightforward guide. How Should You Treat Waste That Has Encountered Someone […]

How Can Air Purification Fight COVID-19?

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What is Air Purification? Air purification devices remove contaminants from indoor air. This reduces air pollutants in the room – like odours, smoke, dust and pet dander – to consistently improve the air quality. It’s well known that air purifiers are beneficial to allergy sufferers and asthmatics, as well as effective at reducing second-hand smoke, […]

Carbon Footprint: What Does it Mean for Your Business?

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It seems “carbon footprint” is a household term nowadays – but does everyone actually know what it means? In the simplest terms, your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide you release into the atmosphere through your behaviour and activities – so I have my own carbon footprint and you have your own carbon […]

Be Prepared – How to Save Your Business from Fines

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September is “Preparedness Month”, so we’re offering preparedness tips and tricks for UK SMEs to maintain a safe, compliant and convenient workplace. You know all those things you forget about until it’s too late – like niggly electrical safety issues or facility concerns? Well, here’s a checklist for you, so you can ensure that your […]

Schools – How to Maintain a Safe Return

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Schools’ decision-makers have a weight on their shoulders now that students have been welcomed back. Every school is different, so it can be difficult to issue across-the-board advice. The safety measures in place should consider the local situation, as well as the school’s ability to maintain certain hygiene practices and physical distancing. That being said, […]

Pest Control: What are Your Options?

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As much as we’d love to embrace wildlife, pest problems are a fact of life. From restaurant districts to rental properties, many businesses simply can’t function with infestations. In this article, we look into different types of “pests” and delve into the ways they can be managed, allowing you to make an informed decision on […]

Pandemic Response for UK Businesses in 2020


Direct365 Lockdown Response Since the pandemic crisis, we’ve been on emergency response to help customers, old and new. In the first instance, this involved halting regular services for businesses that had to close or migrate to home working, introducing new services like domestic shredding and commercial cleaning, and stocking enough of the well-sought-after emergency supplies, […]

Hand Hygiene in 2020: Washing vs. Sanitising

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Hand hygiene has been a huge part of the global response to COVID-19. While there are no figures for the direct contribution of hand hygiene to the spread of the pandemic, data strongly advocates both handwashing and alcohol-based rubs (hand sanitisers) to help prevent the spread of pathogens and infections. Soap or Sanitiser: Which is […]