Respect and recognition for cleaning sector through APPG

6th of April 2021 Article by Lynn Webster
Respect and recognition for cleaning sector through APPG

In the UK, an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the cleaning and hygiene industry has been inaugurated. Lynn Webster reports for ECJ.

The pandemic has brought significant opportunities for the cleaning industry, not least recognition of the value of cleaning operatives on the frontline, and the perception of our sector. Cleaning and hygiene have been, and continue to be pivotal to many operations, from healthcare, pu..

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Focus on catering during COVID

30th of March 2021 Article by Anna Garbagna
Focus on catering during COVID

The cleaning sector in Italy has produced a handbook on hygiene in catering. Anna Garbagna tells us more.

The pandemic continues to be a major challenge and the most affected sectors are now facing a further very difficult test. Among them is catering which, in order to survive, had to adjust to new rules on space management and securing the premises, a task that today more than ev..

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Cleaning - no longer invisible

9th of March 2021 Article by Christian Bouzols
Cleaning - no longer invisible

The pandemic has highlighted the role of cleaners more than ever, writes Christian Bouzols in France.

The cleaning of company premises and public spaces has never seemed so important as today, according to Pascal Gahery, general manager of cleaning company Espace 72. This is because of the renewed expectations of clients who, since the pandemic, need their premises to be completely..

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The importance of a good start

10th of February 2021 Article by Lynn Webster
The importance of a good start

The value of an employee’s introduction to their new employer should never be underestimated, writes Lynn Webster in the UK for ECJ.

The value of a new employee’s introduction to their employer should not be underestimated. Many studies have been provided over the years considering the impact on the individual of an effective induction and the consequences of a negati..

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Regular, effective cleaning is the key

2nd of February 2021 Article by John Griep
Regular, effective cleaning is the key

In the current pandemic, fear can lead to bad advice when it comes to hygiene, writes VSR’s John Griep.

Cleaning and disinfection are not the same. Disinfection is about killing or inactivating microorganisms, thus reducing the number of microorganisms to an acceptable level. Cleaning is about removing dirt and the microorganisms it contains.

Disinfection is what we d..

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