Early retirement for cleaners in Denmark

26th of January 2021 Article by Lotte Printz
Early retirement for cleaners in Denmark

ECJ’s Lotte Printz on the Danish government’s plan for early retirement for worn-out workers.

Prior to the general election in 2019, the Danes got on first-name terms with Arne Juhl, a 59-year-old brewery worker who became the personification of one of the Social Democratic party’s election pledges: to allow people in physically demanding jobs to retire early.

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How the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme could work for cleaning

18th of January 2021 Article by Paul Wonnacott
How the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme could work for cleaning

Vectair Systems' Paul Wonnacott brings news of an initiative to establish a public toilet hygiene rating scheme in the UK.

The coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent lockdowns meant that last year, we saw a huge increase in the number of people spending time outdoors, whether for exercise or to de-stress and unwind. With shops and restaurants closed, the only toilets available for use were public ones - mainly the standalone typ..

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How to mitigate cleaning best practices and restore shopper confidence

11th of January 2021 Article by Jean-Henri Beukes
How to mitigate cleaning best practices and restore shopper confidence

As we venture back to stores and shopping centres, retailers are taking extra precautions to welcome shoppers safely. As a result, the shopping experience is going to be different from now on, including limited occupancy in the shops, closed fitting rooms and floor markings to direct foot traffic. Jean-Henri Beukes, managing director of Ecocleen, tells us more.

Whilst these measures are a great start in restoring shopper confiden..

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How the right cleaning wipe can benefit your business

16th of December 2020 Article by Stephen Harrison
How the right cleaning wipe can benefit your business

Stephen Harrison of Harrison Wipes writes for ECJ, explaining how the right choice of cleaning wipe can really benefit your business is this new 'normal' environment.

The Covid-19 pandemic is changing us in so many ways - one of the most noticeable being our definition of cleanliness. Our perceptions have changed from aesthetically cleaning to clinically cleaning. We're no longer just worried about the dirt we can see; we're guar..

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Musculoskeletal disorders - what are the risks for cleaning staff?

2nd of December 2020 Article by Gianni Gousse
Musculoskeletal disorders - what are the risks for cleaning staff?

Gianne Gousse of Rue de l'Hygiène in France explains how MSDs in cleaning staff can be prevented by paying more attention to the tools and products they use.

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are "hyper-stressful pathologies". They are amplified when there is an imbalance between an individual's functional abilities. As well as the repetitive stresses that a work posture generates.

The cleaners are our employee..

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