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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Early retirement for cleaners in Denmark

26th of January 2021 Article by Lotte Printz
Early retirement for cleaners in Denmark

ECJ’s Lotte Printz on the Danish government’s plan for early retirement for worn-out workers.

Prior to the general election in 2019, the Danes got on first-name terms with Arne Juhl, a 59-year-old brewery worker who became the personification of one of the Social Democratic party’s election pledges: to allow people in physically demanding jobs to retire early.

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How the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme could work for cleaning

18th of January 2021 Article by Paul Wonnacott
How the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme could work for cleaning

Vectair Systems' Paul Wonnacott brings news of an initiative to establish a public toilet hygiene rating scheme in the UK.

The coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent lockdowns meant that last year, we saw a huge increase in the number of people spending time outdoors, whether for exercise or to de-stress and unwind. With shops and restaurants closed, the only toilets available for use were public ones - mainly the standalone typ..

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