Invest in the quality experience

7th of December 2018 Article by John Griep
Invest in the quality experience

The fact your office is technically clean says nothing about how users experience the cleaning quality. As a cleaning company, you can offer a service that goes beyond simply cleaning an office. You can increase the quality experience and add real value, writes John Griep of VSR.

Being a cleaning association, we have focused for many years on measuring technical cleaning quality. Our name, Vereniging Schoonmaak Research (Associat..

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Reduce the spread of infection

27th of November 2018 Article by Gordon McVean
Reduce the spread of infection

Gordon McVean of Truvox International explores how versatile floorcare machinery can stop viruses in their tracks.

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most catastrophic public health crises in modern history, the 1918 influenza pandemic known colloquially as "Spanish flu". Flu spreads at this time of year, when temperatures fall. The World Health Organisation recently launched a spotlight on seasonal flu, what we can l..

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A force to be reckoned with

13th of November 2018 Article by Lynn Webster
A force to be reckoned with

ECJ’s UK correspondent Lynn Webster reports from the recent awards for excellence in environmental cleaning by the armed forces.

Attending the recent awards recognising excellence in environmental cleaning for the armed forces by the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners at their Military Awards was a humbling but very proud experience...

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Killing bacteria.... or people?

31st of October 2018 Article by Lotte Printz
Killing bacteria.... or people?

In some businesses the ultimate cost of poor hygiene could be death. Yet, it takes convincing to change behaviour, says Lotte Printz in Denmark.

“How many do we want to kill before we do something about it?” This sinister rhetorical question was raised by Alan Friis, senior consultant in hygienic design for the food industry, when representatives from the cleaning industry in Denmark met at a seminar on TCO in that li..

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Cleaning up a reputation

18th of October 2018 Article by Lauren Kyle
Cleaning up a reputation

Lauren Kyle, head of cleaning at Sodexo, believes the industry needs to 'clean up' its reputation and come into the 21st century.

Technology makes an increasing impact on cleaning, but for the industry to truly advance we must shed our dusty image.

We need to start to get people thinking about cleaning in a different way if the industry is to keep up with others.

We've seen how the Internet of Things has changed h..

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