Booklet helps and boosts healthcare cleaners

24th of September 2019 Article by Lotte Printz
Booklet helps and boosts healthcare cleaners

Lotte Printz reports from Denmark on the launch of a new publication on cleaning in healthcare facilities.

“The rather theoretical publication drawn up by Statens Seruminstitut (SSI) on national guidelines on cross-infection prevention (locally known as NIR]) is light years away from the cleaners who are to understand and use it,” Pia Heidi Nielsen of FOA, the Danish Trade Union f..

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What cleaning contractors need to know about WELL - part two

10th of September 2019 Article by Ron Segura
What cleaning contractors need to know about WELL - part two

Following the launch of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in the US some time ago, there is now the International WELL Building Institute. This focuses not so much on buildings but on the people working in those buildings – and cleaning contractors are very much involved. In the second part of his exclusive blog for ECJ, Ron Segura, president of Segura Associates, takes a closer look at the role of cleaning i..

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Don’t let festival fun get in the way of good hand hygiene

2nd of September 2019 Article by Jamie Woodhall
Don’t let festival fun get in the way of good hand hygiene

Jamie Woodhall, technical & innovations manager at Initial Washroom Hygiene, offers advice on staying safe at festivals.

It's been another exciting festival season, with events like Glastonbury, Reading and Bestival drawing Brits to venues across the country to enjoy live music (and hopefully some sunshine!). However, the fun of festivals can create hygiene challenges for organisers. Given the high footfall and mass sharing o..

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The importance of valuing your cleaning staff

20th of August 2019 Article by Paul Ashton
The importance of valuing your cleaning staff

Paul Ashton, ceo of cleaning services company Birkin in the UK, explains why it is vital to take care of cleaning staff.

Our employees are the backbone of our business and in this industry, which can receive a negative reputation, we must ensure our employees feel secure and valued at all times. Unfortunately cleaning is not seen as glamorous, so it does tend to get negative attention...

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What cleaning companies need to know about WELL

25th of July 2019 Article by Ron Segura
What cleaning companies need to know about WELL

Following the launch of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in the US some time ago, there is now the International WELL Building Institute. This focuses not so much on buildings but on the people working in those buildings – and cleaning contractors are very much involved. Ron Segura, president of Segura Associates, explains in the first of a two-part blog.

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