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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It takes two to tango

3rd of June 2021 Article by Lotte Printz
It takes two to tango

Scandinavian reporter Lotte Printz on the interaction between journalists and the cleaning industry. A clash of professions? 

Let’s make it very clear from the beginning. This is not some sob story from a hurt journalist. In my time as a correspondent for ECJ, I’ve talked to and met many obliging people in and around this industry.  But I’ve also ‘met’ some closed doors and ‘silent&rs..

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Cleaning Revolution - fact or fiction?

27th of May 2021 Article by Lynn Webster
Cleaning Revolution - fact or fiction?

Lynn Webster in the UK explains why pre-pandemic cleaning regimes must now be questioned.

No one would have considered 12 months ago that we would experience the year we have all had. That we would only now be considering the return to a ‘new normal’ workplace. The options of phased returns; flexible working arrangements along with reopening of hospitality and retail experiences.

So is the cleaning industry re..

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Hand sanitiser safety

19th of May 2021 Article by Chris Wakefield
Hand sanitiser safety

Chris Wakefield, managing director UK & Ireland at GOJO Industries-Europe asks whether your hand sanitiser measures up and explains the risks of "open-refill" dispensers.

Over the past 18 months, we have seen the importance of hand hygiene in action. Awareness of the vital role it plays in reducing the spread of infection has never been greater. Indeed, nowadays, especially as society is tentatively reopening, supplying hand ..

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