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Does Bottled Water Expire And How Can You Tell?

Posted by on March 3rd 2021 in General

A water cooler can give you the refreshing taste of pure-filtered, chilled water whenever you want it. But what about the bottled water itself – does it expire or go off? Does it have a use-by date? Will it get contaminated? These are all common questions people ask when they start using a water cooler for the first time, so let’s give you some answers.

Does bottled water expire?

Everything has an expiry date and bottled water is no different – even ours! To make sure you can enjoy its pure, fresh taste for as long as possible, each of our 18.9...

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Do Hot Water Dispensers Save Money?

Posted by on February 10th 2021 in Hot Water Dispensers

If your team are big tea or coffee drinkers in the office, plenty of working hours across the year can go missing as they wait for that kettle to boil. But with a mains fed hot water dispenser in place, you can reclaim those hours, saving energy and money in the process, as well as having steaming hot water, literally, on tap.

Instant hot water

According to npower, one of the UK’s leading energy companies, and their FAQs, they say that “the average kettle holds 1.5 litres of water and uses about 0.1 kWh of electricity to boil for 3 minutes. That’s...

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Why Hand Gel Dispensers Are Vital For Your Business

Posted by on February 4th 2021 in Helpful Advice

Hand hygiene is always an essential part of everyday life, but as we continue through the realities of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever. And if you’re running a business with staff and regular visitors or customers, a steady supply of hand sanitiser is vital to protect them and your business.

A duty of care

Business health and safety is relevant at any time and covers multiple areas. And according to the government’s Health and Safety Executive agency, it’s “an employer's duty to protect the health, safety, and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business....

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Aquachill Joins The Thirsty Work Family

Posted by on January 26th 2021 in Water Coolers

It’s the age old adage in business where the big corporations buy the smaller local businesses, the service is never quite the same and the customer get lost in amongst systems and in meetings about meetings. Not in the case of the merger between Thirstywork and Aquachill where two great local businesses have joined together to deliver an even better result to the watercooler industry.

Thirstywork has been trading as a family owned and run, independent business for over 25 years. Started out of a garage and offering a fantastic proposition and product range, the business has grown during this period...

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Are Water Coolers Sustainable?

Posted by on January 20th 2021 in Water Coolers

Water coolers, as well as water fountains and bottling systems, can be one of the most sustainable ways to drink your recommended amount of water each day. But single-use glass and, particularly, plastic bottles are still in devastating high use around the world. Water coolers can replace these to give you full water cooler sustainability.

Zero to landfill

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) state that figures suggest ‘77% of plastic drinks bottles are recycled’ in the UK, but that still leaves a shortfall going into landfill. While work continues to reduce the global environmental impact, the continued popularity of water coolers ensures...

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How To Cut Bottled Water Costs In My Restaurant

Posted by on January 7th 2021 in Helpful Advice , Water Coolers

Eating out at a good restaurant is always enjoyable, whether it’s with family and friends or an intimate dinner for two. But alongside giving your customers the opportunity to experience cuisines from around the world, having something refreshing to drink is all part of the enjoyment. But could you cut expensive bottled water costs in your restaurant?

Bottled water costs

It’s always nice to have a decent bottle of wine, or maybe some fizz for a special occasion, with a fantastic restaurant meal. But not everyone will drink alcohol, either through choice or circumstance (designated driver anyone?). But, more often than not,...

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Is a Water Cooler Cheaper Than Bottled Water?

Posted by on December 17th 2020 in Water Coolers

Access to clean water is one of life’s essentials. We all use it – and drink it – every day and it’s become something we all take for granted. But despite being something we literally cannot live without, water can be expensive and sometimes it doesn’t always taste the best. But should you invest in providing a constant supply of bottled water or a water cooler for your business?

A low cost, low impact option

Bottled water is incredibly popular and still sells in large quantities, after all, it’s a convenient and handy option if you’re out and about. But it’s not...

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Do Your Staff Use PPE? Make Sure You Keep Them Hydrated

Posted by on December 9th 2020 in Health

For the majority of 2020, we’ve seen a massive increase in the number of staff wearing PPE during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The most apparent increase is clearly in the NHS and healthcare environments, but also in the hospitality and retail sectors too. But whatever sector your business is in, it’s vital to keep your staff hydrated when they’re using PPE for any length of time.

The effects of PPE

Though keeping all staff hydrated is essential when they’re wearing PPE, it’s often our frontline healthcare workers who run a higher risk of dehydration. That can be put down to a warm...

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5 Reasons Why You Need An Instant Hot Water Dispenser

Posted by on December 2nd 2020 in Hot Water Dispensers

As Brits, we love our tea. And in any office or workplace up and down the country, doing the ‘tea round’ three or four times a day is a necessity, as well as a tradition. But sharing a kitchen with different departments can mean waiting for decent kettle time with time and energy wasted. But an instant hot water dispenser could be the answer.

An unlimited supply

We’ve all experienced the battle for the kettle, who’s next in the queue to use it, and waiting (oh, the waiting) for it to boil. Whether we need it for those all-important office teas and...

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The Benefits Of An Automatic Hand Sanitiser Dispenser

Posted by on November 25th 2020 in General

Back in our pre-pandemic ‘normal’ days, hand sanitiser usually played a limited and unassuming role day to day. In businesses and offices around the country, it was generally a rarely used item and we were shaking hands, sharing stationery, and generally carrying on without giving it much thought. How times have changed. Nowadays, office automatic hand sanitiser dispensers are a common feature.

Health and hygiene awareness

Of course, the way we live our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic has changed dramatically. And life after a lockdown has taught us the key message of ‘hands, face, space’ which is now firmly fixed in...

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