Combatting unreported work

25th of June 2019 Article by Lotte Printz
Combatting unreported work

Using under-the-table cleaners or unreported employment in Norway has become a more costly affair. But just as fines have gone up, authorities have cut the activities holding the sector in check, reports Scandinavian correspondent Lotte Printz.

A honeypot for criminals. That’s how National Union Secretary Brede Edvardsen of the Norwegian Union of General Workers (including cleaners) describes the labour market because &ldqu..

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Embracing a flexible working environment

5th of June 2019 Article by Chris Edwards
Embracing a flexible working environment

Chris Edwards, Facilities Show event director, outlines why now's the time to adopt flexible working practices.

Increasing focus on workplace wellbeing, advances in technology, the importance of sustainable buildings and recognition of the overhead costs of managing office space has resulted in an increased shift towards flexible working.

Organisations are recognising the business benefits of a more adaptable way of worki..

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Modern slavery - keep out of jail!

28th of May 2019 Article by Lynn Webster
Modern slavery - keep out of jail!

The disturbing issue of modern slavery is relevant to the cleaning sector, reports Lynn Webster in the UK.

One presentation at The Cleaning Show recently featured the disturbing topic of modern slavery. We benefitted from the expertise from Ben Douglas-Jones QC and a team of his barrister colleagues who spoke about its potential impact in the cleaning and facilities sector.

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Drones enter the world of cleaning

17th of May 2019 Article by Christian Bouzols
Drones enter the world of cleaning

Christian Bouzols reports from France on how the use of drones for high and low pressure of cleaning high-rise buildings is now a reality.

Samsic Facility, a major provider of services to companies based in Rennes, Britanny, has just acquired a specialist in communication systems, Technic’Art Drone, based in the Paris area. This company had recently diversified into the development of inspection systems for buildings and ot..

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Champion cleaning - it’s contagious!

7th of May 2019 Article by Lotte Printz
Champion cleaning - it’s contagious!

Four hospitals in Aarhus, Denmark have been merged. Lotte Printz met up with the cleaning team to see how it's impacting on them.

In December 2018 Aarhus University Hospital was appointed Denmark's best hospital in the category of highly specialised hospitals for the eleventh year running. In a time when beds have been closed, costs reduced and the hospital, situated in Skejby, an Aarhus suburb, has undergone gigantic constructio..

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