Why is BSEN 1276 not a fit for purpose accredditation for sanitising my dishes?

We've answered some commonly asked questions about BS EN 1276 and what it means for your business.

Avian Flu (bird flu)

Right now, avian flu is killing vulnerable and rare wild birds across the UK and worldwide. The disease has spread from Scotland, around England's coasts, reaching Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, as well as Wales and Northern Ireland.

SEBO Vacuum Cleaners

SEBO: SEMIGEWERBLICHE BODENPFLEGEGERATE translated means; "Semi-Commercial Floor Care", but more commonly it is recognised internationally as meaning "Quality". SEBO is the largest manufacturer of commercial upright vacuum cleaners in the world. All SEBO vacuum cleaners are user friendly, reliable and of anti-allergy design, endorsed by the British Allergy Foundation. Astral Hygiene Ltd supplies SEBO vacuum cleaners and floor polishers to domestic households, commercial businesses, schools, restaurants and more. No matter what your needs, we have the perfect vacuum cleaner for you.

Eco friendly cleaning myths debunked......

Everyone wants to give their families the best; whether it be the best education, quality ingredients or experience. When looking at products for families, we take only the best. Our eco friendly range is safe, and effective and is harmless to the environment.

Lets talk dirty.....

Let's talk dirty.... which areas in your home are the most dirty?

What does porn have to do with cleanliness??

Organisational porn has nothing at all to do with pornography, any more than food porn would.

Monkeypox Virus

What do we know about Monkeypox virus? We are being asked more and more, so we've put together a quick guide.

The forgotten areas.....

In today's office environment where in some businesses there is no designated cleaner, everyone has to muck in.

Supply Chain - Why are investors moving away from China?

Over the last few weeks business media have been reporting that both US and EU/UK firms are rethinking the supply investment strategies, which will affect organisations like Astral Hygiene.

What is living in your office water cooler?

Today's blog couldn't be more pertinant, and the pandemic has actually made this issue even more relevant today than ever before......

Recycled vs Pure vs Bamboo Paper – Which is the best?

With so many companies claiming to have the most environmentally sound paper solution from recycled, to recyclable, to green and environmentally friendly – it is really difficult to determine which is the right solution for you and importantly for the environment?

Public Bathrooms….protect yourself…..

In this weeks blog I discuss what bacteria and viruses are present in typical public bathrooms.

How to choose the right floor pad?

This is a mystery to most people, however once explained... everything becomes clear! When cleaning a hard floor, there are lots of options in terms of how you can go about cleaning them. Whether you want to strip, clean, buff or polish a floor a floor pad is the way to go about it - especially on wooden floors.

Free COSHH Training....when you shop with Astral Hygiene!

Astral Hygiene offers comprehensive COSHH training, health and safety training to every customer.....

Astral proud to have been awarded Royal Warrant by HM The Queen

Scottish Borders based Astral Hygiene are delighted to announce that they have been granted the honour of a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

What is PPE – Things you need to know

Personal Protective Equipment, also known as PPE has become crucial over the last few years due to COVID-19, to the point where it is now used daily by almost everyone across the world, including myself. Protective equipment such as face coverings, gloves and gowns are now vital to people’s lives, even more than they were before the virus

What does food safe actually mean?

What does Food Safe actually mean? Is it different than food grade, and in what circumstances would food grade and food safe actually be the most pertinant?

What the professionals do with their blocked drains.....

All businesses are at the mercy of drains, and when they are blocked it can result in chaos for all businesses large and small. In this weeks blog, we talk about what is causing blockages (you think you know but you probably don't), and what the professionals would use to clear them. Read on!

Ways to prepare your workplace for winter.....

A COVID winter is one we are becoming ever more used to. However I do think it is important to remind people of the simple things you can do to keep everyone safe. From clearing paths, to sanitising....

Get Cleaning for Christmas!

Are you ready for Christmas? Ready to welcome the in-laws or those critical guests? Breeze through your cleaning with this handy guide!

Disposable Sanitary Bins....

Here we blog and Vlog about how and why you can save money by getting rid of your sanitary bin supplier..... controversial!

Cleaning and disinfecting after a COVID outbreak in your school

Keeping schools open has become a top priority for everyone, so here Anna gives some solid advice grounded in research.

How to clean lockers and locker rooms...

Here is a quick how to guide...

How does Antimicrobial Resistance affect us?

Antimicrobial resistance - what is it? How does it affect us?

Guide to buying paper towels

The realm of the paper towel is actually quite complex, and there are a number of factors to consider. Anna breaks down all of the factors, as she meanders through todays blog!

REACH and Biocidal Regulations explained……

Chemicals and other potentially harmful substances and stringently regulated by the EU legislation in order to ensure that they are being used, safely and responsibly.

Biodcides vs Enzymes

Anna talks Biocodes vs Enzymes.... do you know the difference?

Formal Sustainability Report 2021

Here Astral Hygiene talk openly and honestly about our progress to be a sustainable company, and the work we continue to do.

Video Unlocking Lockdown .....again!

Anna talks about unlocking lockdown..... again.....

COVID 19 and it's impact on stock....

COVID 19 has rocked our business like everyones...... but we are doing our absolute best for everyone who contacts us and we are trying …like our suppliers with all our might and every bit of resolve and determination to get supplies to the end user. So here is an update on our stock levels.

Paper Towels Vs Hand Dryers - Pros and Cons

As a hygiene supplier and a distributor of both paper hand towels and hand dryers, we are often asked which ones we prefer, so I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog about the benefits and the draw backs of both the humble paper hand towel and the new ever more popular hand dryer.