Hand hygiene in Irish hospitals missed in 31 per cent of cases

17th of March 2014
Hand hygiene in Irish hospitals missed in 31 per cent of cases

Almost a third of hand washing opportunities were missed by staff in Irish hospitals last year according to the country's Health Information and Quality Authority.

And at one hospital, levels of hand washing compliance - said to be central to preventing the spread of hospital infections - were observed to be as low as 28 per cent.

The Hiaq

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Henry Unger honoured with posthumous award

13th of March 2014
Henry Unger honoured with posthumous award

Henry Unger, founder of the global company that has been producing professional cleaning tools for over 50 years, has received a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA).

Unger was passionate about improving the lives of window cleaners and strived to design products that achieved the best

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Amano Pioneer Eclipse to purchase Clarke American Sanders

11th of March 2014
Amano Pioneer Eclipse to purchase Clarke American Sanders

US-based manufacturer of floor care systems Amano Pioneer Eclipse has entered into an agreement to purchase Clarke American Sanders from Nilfisk-Advance. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of March.

“Amano Pioneer Eclipse is very excited to acquire Clarke American Sanders.," commented Tom Benton, president and ceo of Amano

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Sodexo named top sustainability performer

7th of March 2014
Sodexo named top sustainability performer

Facilities services leader Sodexo has been ranked as the best performing company for social, environmental and economic performance in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2014 as Sector Leader and Gold Class. This is the seventh consecutive year the company has won this accolade.

Sodexo earned the highest overall score in its peer group, 80 per

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Interserve buys Rentokil business

6th of March 2014
Interserve buys Rentokil business

UK building services and construction company Interserve is to buy Rentokil's Initial Facilities maintenance business in a deal worth 303 million euros. The acquisition gives Interserve access to more than 400 private sector customers including JP Morgan, the London Underground and Debenhams.

The deal will add double-digit percentage growth to

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