Workplace worries as lockdown lifts

22nd of July 2021 Article by Lotte Printz
Workplace worries as lockdown lifts

Danes worry about returning to work so can our sector live up to expectations asks ECJ's Scandinavia correspondent Lotte Printz.

Like cows jumping for joy as they are released to grass for the first time in spring, Danes have rushed to test centres and gladly queued for hours (in some places) to obtain a negative Covid-19 test allowing access to restaurants, museums and gyms that opened again on April 21. For those not fortunate ..

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The future of robot/human interaction

13th of July 2021 Article by Michel Spruijt
The future of robot/human interaction

Michel Spruijt, general manager and vice-president of BrainCorp Europe, looks at the new working relationship between robots and humans and how these intelligent machines are now changing the way businesses operate.

Robots are no longer an aspiration of the sci-fi enthusiast but are now firmly integrated into our industries and ever more increasingly into our everyday lives. They aren't what we might have been led to believe was ..

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When art and cleaning meet

24th of June 2021 Article by Katja Scholz
When art and cleaning meet

From Germany, Katja Scholz on a special art project being supported by cleaning professionals.

When an artist and experts in all things to do with contract cleaning cooperate with a common purpose, something exceptional can happen. In a current project in Germany’s capital city Berlin, this has a name: MaHalla – the work of an artist, supported by the technical expertise of cleaning professionals.

The sett..

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Do scrubbers degrade air quality?

17th of June 2021 Article by John Griep
Do scrubbers degrade air quality?

Dutch reporter John Griep on a study into whether cleaning machines actually pollute the air.

For once, this column is not about coronavirus, but about the paradoxical question of whether a cleaning machine can pollute at the same time. Although coronavirus still dominates our lives, other research continues. This includes research into the emission of micro-organisms by scrubber dryers.

You read it right: the questio..

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Cleaners become wellbeing workers

10th of June 2021 Article by Christian Bouzols
Cleaners become wellbeing workers

France reporter Christian Bouzols speaks to Guillaume Hubert at O’Petits Soins - a company offering innovative services alongside cleaning.

What is your philosophy? What we’re offering are cleaning operations and wellbeing solutions. Our first challenge is to demonstrate that our job requires specific techniques and skills. At O’Petits Soins, we are also wellbeing workers. Staff are involved in housekeeping..

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