Taylor Review signals good news for the cleaning industry

25th of April 2018 Article by Simon Freer
Taylor Review signals good news for the cleaning industry

Simon Freer, managing director of SAF Cleaning in the UK, looks at a recent review of employment practices and the potentially positive outcomes for the cleaning sector.

According to government figures, 15 per cent of UK workers are self-employed, according to figures published in October 2017. For the cleaning industry this figure is likely to be very high, contract cleaning especially depends on self-employed staff.

Aro..

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Paris invests in new cleaning equipment

16th of April 2018 Article by Christian Bouzols
Paris invests in new cleaning equipment

As part of Paris’ “cleaning enhancement plan” the city government has invested in 170 new road sweepers and vacuums. Christian Bouzols, ECJ's French correspondent, reports.

At the beginning of February the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, called a press conference in a local workshop to see the new machines that shall be cleaning the streets of the French capital starting next June. The operation was part of t..

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Germany is gearing up for future challenges

5th of April 2018 Article by Alexandra Lachner
Germany is gearing up for future challenges

The cleaning sector in Germany is facing a shortage of workers. ECJ’s Alexandra Lachner speaks to Steffi Reuter of the BIV contract cleaning association.

The basic requirement for career and further professional development options in Germany is the three-year training course for contract cleaners. There are many routes open to apprentices following their initial training, explains Steffi Reuter.

“From fu..

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Is it all about ‘the experience?’

29th of March 2018 Article by Jacco Vonhof
Is it all about ‘the experience?’

ECJ Dutch reporter Jacco Vonhof, chairman of VSR, examines the increasing focus on total user experience when it measuring cleaning quality.

Besides the technical quality of cleaning there is now increasing focus on the quality ‘experience’. Indeed, if you ask people using a building how they experience the quality of cleaning they will not only judge how clean it is. They will also mention how friendly the cleaning s..

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Kung fu cleaning

22nd of March 2018 Article by Lotte Printz
Kung fu cleaning

Slip and falls represent the majority of workplace accidents. In Sweden judo seems to be the weapon to fight them, thus making sure cleaners too “get a grip”. This from ECJ correspondent Lotte Printz.

”Slippery surface.” “Wet floor.” We are all familiar with the caution signs cleaners are so kind to put up for us in public places.

As slip-and-fall accidents are the most common and most ..

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