Cleaning in a time of coronavirus

14th of October 2020 Article by John Griep
Cleaning in a time of coronavirus

John Griep of VSR in the Netherlands writes for ECJ on how the pandemic has impacted on the cleaning sector.

The coronavirus has caused hygiene to become more important than ever in some buildings, such as hospitals. While, in most other buildings, professional cleaning is often required less now that more people are working from home. This affects the cleaning quality and outcomes..

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Hand hygiene for heavy soils

8th of October 2020 Article by Chris Wakefield
Hand hygiene for heavy soils

Chris Wakefield, vice president, European marketing & product development at GOJO Industries-Europe, takes a look at the hand hygiene challenges faced by workers in heavy industries.

2020 will go down in history as the year that Covid-19 swept across the globe, causing devastation both to people's health and world economies. Thanks to the pandemic, awareness of the link between hand hygiene and wellness has hit a record high...

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Preparing for a safe return to learning

30th of September 2020 Article by Jean-Henri Beukes
Preparing for a safe return to learning

International education facilities are in the process of fully reopening with staggered start times for the new academic year. With added pressures from students, teachers and parents, educational institutions need to consider external cleaning services with specialised expertise in order to guarantee a safe return for everyone. Jean-Henri Beukes, managing director of Ecocleen, tells us more.

With expert knowledge and years of ex..

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Let's give cleaners the recognition they deserve

22nd of September 2020 Article by Louise Cullen
Let's give cleaners the recognition they deserve

Louise Cullen, coo at Ireland-based services provider CCS Cleaning, looks back at lockdown and the slow return to work as buildings across Europe reopen. She explains how the company is taking care of its workforce, and how vital it is for cleaning businesses to offer staff the support they need.

It's safe to say that 2020 not the year that most of us imagined as we welcomed in a new decade on New Years' Eve! The Covid-19 pandemi..

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Learning on the job

15th of September 2020 Article by Katja Scholz
Learning on the job

News of an interesting training project in Germany from ECJ's Katja Scholz.

Combining theoretical learning with practical activity is probably the most effective way of assimilating something. Those in charge at the Schleswig-Holstein regional vocational college for contract cleaningare certainly convinced of that. "To this end, we work together with the Northern Guild of Contract Cleaners to offer our trainees practical projects..

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