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The History of the Water Cooler

Posted by on August 15th 2018 in General

Water coolers have now become a staple part of any office. They provide us all with refreshing chilled water throughout the day, and make sure we stay well hydrated and healthy whilst we are at work. But where did the water cooler begin?

History of the Water Cooler 2000BC – The Beginning: Sanskrit Writings

The pursuit of clean drinking water is something that has driven man kind to the evolutionary stage that we are currently at. The first written record of a water purification system is in the Sanskrit medical writings known as the Sus’ruta Samhita which includes such methods as boiling water...

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Why Water Coolers Need Regularly Sanitising

Posted by on August 9th 2018 in General, Helpful Advice , Water Coolers

As a local water cooler supplier, we understand the importance of why your water cooler needs to be regularly sanitised. That’s why we feel it is important for us to educate you, on why your water cooler needs to be regularly sanitised. Essentially, water coolers are simple mechanisms and according to the British Water Cooler Association they need to be sanitised every quarter, as a minimum.

Why do water coolers need sanitising?

The water in our bottled water coolers is sourced from our very own spring in Cornwall. This means, the water goes through the least amount of processing possible to give...

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What Is In My Tap Water?

Posted by on July 18th 2018 in General, Helpful Advice

The quality of tap water can vary around the country. But do you actually know what is in your tap water? The total number of contaminates in tap water across the UK is unknown. But, research has shown that we know 14 contaminants can be found in water supplies across the UK, with the most common of these chemicals being chlorine, fluoride and aluminium.

In small amounts the majority of these chemicals will cause no harm, however they can be an issue at more concentrated levels. Despite this, one of the big concerns for people is how the contaminants affect the...

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How to stay healthy in the summer heat

Posted by on July 9th 2018 in Health

As temperatures begin to rise, as we enter the summer months, people begin to send off warning bells to everyone to start taking precautions for heatwaves and summer related woes. Despite the sudden panic, it is important that we all start to take care of ourselves to ensure that our health doesn’t suffer. So in this blog I thought I would share some essential tips on how to beat the heat this summer and stay healthy.

Hydrate and Hydrate

This is often considered as the most important aspect when trying to remain healthy in the summer heat. Staying hydrated is crucial during...

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How Drinking Water Improves Your Exam Grades

Posted by on July 4th 2018 in General, Helpful Advice

A study of 447 people found that students who take water into the examination hall may improve their grades.

The study from the universities of East London and Westminster, also noted that older students were more likely to bring in water to exam halls.

The researchers observed 447 psychology students at the University of East London – 71 were in their foundation year, 225 were first years and 151 were in their second year. Just 25% of the students entered the exam hall with a bottle of water.

According to one of the lead researchers Dr Mark Gardner from the University of Westminster,...

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The Dangers Of Refrigerated Water Dispensers

Posted by on June 4th 2018 in General, Helpful Advice

Access to filtered, purified water in your home and at work is essential and holds many benefits. There are a variety of options available to people to provide filtered water including refrigerator filters and mains fed water coolers which have built in water technology, however, their level of effectiveness varies.

The risks associated to drinking water filtered by a fridge, includes exposure to microorganisms such as coliform and salmonella, which affect your health and the quality of water. The unfortunate truth is fridges are not as clean as they could be. Fridge filters commonly use carbon filters, which remove compounds that...

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The Benefits of An Instant Hot Water Dispenser

Posted by on May 15th 2018 in Hot Water Dispensers

Who would ever need an instant hot water dispenser? Well many offices, school staff rooms, training facilities, garages, breakout areas within the workplace and other public spaces.

A Thirsty Work Instant Hot Water Dispenser delivers instant double filtered boiling water for you teas and coffees. They can sit on the countertop or be wall-mounted, therefore, offering visual appeal as much as functional purpose.

Where kettles suffer from the effects of limescale, have limited capacity, and take a while to boil larger volumes of water. The hot water dispenser could be the solution to all these problems.

The Benefits of an Instant Hot Water Dispenser Energy...
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Top Tips to Improve Workplace Wellness

Posted by on May 8th 2018 in Health

Did you know that research has shown that mental health problems account for the majority of workplace illnesses across the UK?

Health is defined as a state of physical and mental  and social wellbeing without the mere absence of disease. The physical aspect of health is something that we all know about in work, but mental health is often the part that is forgotten about in the workplace.

The importance of wellness is no longer confined to our homes, as workplaces are starting to pay closer attention to wellbeing. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that companies who introduce wellness training and...

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How the UK Employment Law Stands on Drinking Water

Posted by on May 4th 2018 in General

Research and evidence has shown that allowing and even encouraging, water breaks could give your business a boost. The evidence suggests that adequately hydrated employees are more upbeat, productive, concentrate better, have more energy, and are less likely to suffer from headaches and fatigue.

What Does the Law Say About Drinking Water at Work?

Whether your carrying out physical labour in hot conditions or working in an air-conditioned office, drinking water frequently is so important. Recent studies have shown the benefits of proper workplace hydration and the positive impact it can have on your business. Actively encouraging employees to drink water during...

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What Thirsty Work Is Doing to Help Reduce Plastic

Posted by on May 1st 2018 in Environment , General, Helpful Advice

Since the first day that Thirsty Work was started in 1995, plastic has been a topic, that we have taken very seriously. Therefore, we have continued to create new solutions and implement systems to help reduce our use of plastic. But, with the aim of reducing plastic use, becoming ever more important Thirsty Work has decided to invest heavily in helping us and our customers reduce their plastic use. So, to put your minds at rest, I thought I would write this blog article to show you, what Thirsty Work is doing to help reduce plastic.

Thirsty Works Solutions to Plastic Bottle...
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