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Is Hot Water At Work A Legal Requirement For Employers?

Posted by on May 9th 2022 in Hot Water Dispensers

While we all go to work to do our job and get paid for it, all employers have an obligation to provide certain things for employees by law. Collective legislation covering health, safety, and welfare issues gives all staff a legal right to expect certain facilities in the workplace. And one of the most searched questions by people is whether providing hot water at work is a legal requirement. Let’s find out…

Hot water really is an employer requirement

As with most things in life, if something is required by law to be provided to people and it isn’t – whether to...

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How Can I Dispose Or Recycle My Old Water Dispenser?

Posted by on May 2nd 2022 in General

If your water dispenser is properly looked after and regularly maintained, there’s no reason why it shouldn't give you plenty of years of good service. But every appliance you own will have a finite shelf life and will need replacing at some point. So, when the time comes, how do you dispose of your water dispenser and can it be recycled?

Ownership can mean costly disposal

Both bottled and mains fed water dispensers are a common sight across the UK, with the majority of offices, public buildings and spaces, and even homes having one or more in daily use. So when they...

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What Equipment Do You Need in Your Commercial Restaurant Kitchen?

Posted by on April 27th 2022 in Environment , Water Coolers

No two restaurants operate in the same way. And, as any restaurant owner will confirm, there’s plenty to think about when it comes to fitting out any commercial restaurant kitchen. Let’s take a look at some of the key equipment you might need to run your restaurant kitchen. But there might be certain equipment that could serve better when moved outside the kitchen…

Restaurant kitchen equipment checklist

Any restaurant kitchen needs to operate to the highest standards. And that means a lot of equipment, furniture, and appliances. That will give your team what they need to prep, cook, and bake so the...

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What Is Earth Day And Why Is It Important?

Posted by on April 22nd 2022 in Environment

As environmental ‘awareness days’ go, they don't get much more significant than Earth Day. And while all awareness days largely happen on the same day each year, many of them, no matter how well-known they are, still need to be heavily publicised to raise awareness of the event and its cause. And they don't come much bigger than Earth Day.

What is Earth Day?

As one of the most well-known awareness days, Earth Day now has its roots firmly planted making it a truly global event. Earth Day happens on April 22 every year to show support for the preservation and protection...

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Top 5 Benefits Of Using Glass Bottles In Your Business

Posted by on April 13th 2022 in Environment

In this era of climate awareness, most sectors and industries have got their work cut out in sourcing sustainable and eco-friendly supplies. But in trying to reduce the amount of single-use plastic bottles used across London's hospitality and leisure industries, as well as workplaces, a move to using glass bottles could be a positive next step to a greener, more sustainable future.

A positive step forward

Recycling, reducing, and reusing as much as we can is now looked at as a global necessity as we battle the climate emergency – especially in high-density cities like London. But it can also be a...

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Local vs National Water Cooler Suppliers – Why Local Wins

Posted by on April 7th 2022 in Water Coolers

There's certainly an advantage to using a national chain supplier for lots of things. For a start, you know you’re getting the same product and price in supermarkets, fast food restaurants, or high street shops, all over the country. But for more personal or bespoke service, a local company can usually be more accomodating – and water cooler suppliers are no different.

The advantages of a local water cooler supplier

There are currently around 600,000 water coolers in use across the UK right now and just a few bigger, national suppliers are supplying almost half of them. That might sound impressive, but...

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What Should I Expect From A Water Cooler Free Trial?

Posted by on March 28th 2022 in Water Coolers

A water cooler is becoming an ever more common sight in any office, workplace, or public building. With its slimline features and choice of ice-cold, ambient, or hot water options, every model gives your team and visitors a smart and convenient way to keep refreshed and stay hydrated. Having a free trial is a great way to get a cooler into your premises before you sign up. So what should you expect from a water cooler free trial?

Try before you buy free trial

Installing a water cooler into your workplace delivers plenty of benefits and there are five excellent reasons why your...

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World Water Day – What Is It And Why Is It Important?

Posted by on March 21st 2022 in Water Coolers

By now, we must all have seen the various ‘awareness days’ that pepper, not only our calendars, but our social media feeds too. While some are lighthearted, others can carry a more serious message to raise awareness of subjects, including health, medical, or environmental, that might otherwise get overlooked. And, as water is our business, one of the awareness days we’re highlighting this year is World Water Day.

What is World Water Day?

Many awareness days have an underlying message and act both as a celebration and a way to push its subject out to a wider audience and World Water Day...

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Should I Turn My Water Dispenser Off At Night To Save Electricity?

Posted by on March 18th 2022 in Environment , Helpful Advice , Hot Water Dispensers

Having a convenient source of pure-filtered water around the office or home is a great way to help people stay productive and hydrated. But whether you like an ice-cold thirst quencher to keep you refreshed or need easy access to hot water on demand for tea and coffee rounds, you’ll be using energy. So should you be turning your water dispenser off at night to save electricity?

Turn off to save money

Thirsty Work has put together an environmental policy that sees us taking big steps towards being as progressively green as possible in everything we do. And we put the same...

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5 Top Tips On How You Can Improve your Office Kitchen

Posted by on March 14th 2022 in Environment

If you’ve had to steer your business through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably had to make some changes to how you operate. Many London businesses are going through the same thing. But with every downsize or upscale into new premises or with every decision to have an office revamp, you’re afforded a prime opportunity to improve your office kitchen.

A functional, practical, and cool office kitchen

Office kitchens are often the place where teams get to hang out when they’re away from their desks or workstations. So as a social space, your office kitchen needs to tick plenty of...

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