Japan - ultimate high-tech toilets

23rd of May 2019
Japan - ultimate high-tech toilets

In Japan washrooms are a holy area, whether it’s at the office, or just a random public washroom in a park. Although they are already outstanding, the Japanese continue to invest in technology. It makes the life of cleaners much easier. Bobbie van der List reports for ECJ.

The idea that washrooms are almost sacred in Japan perhaps has a

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Champion cleaning - it’s contagious!

23rd of May 2019
Champion cleaning - it’s contagious!

Four hospitals in Aarhus, Denmark have been merged. Lotte Printz met up with the cleaning team.

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

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Washroom hygiene - the little boys’ room

22nd of May 2019
Washroom hygiene - the little boys’ room

What issues should be considered when equipping a washroom designed for use by small children, asks ECJ?

Not everyone likes visiting a public washroom. In fact many of us try to avoid them where possible due to hygiene concerns or a general reluctance to share an intimate space with strangers.

But public toilets can be even more intimidating for

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A guarantee of cleaning quality

22nd of May 2019
A guarantee of cleaning quality

ECJ’s Dutch correspondent John Griep looks at the country’s quality monitoring system VSR-KMS.

There are few companies that do their own cleaning. This is generally outsourced to professionals; to a cleaning company. The cleaning company follows a cleaning schedule agreed with the client. This schedule states what must be cleaned and

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Modern slavery - keep out of jail!

21st of May 2019
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

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Food production hygiene standards

20th of May 2019
Food production hygiene standards

Alexandra Lachner reports on the stringent hygiene standards at a white sausage factory in Bavaria.

White sausage has been part of the WOLF group’s range of products since 1925 and today it produces 13 million of them a year. These boiled sausages made from fresh pork, bacon, pigskin, onions, parsley and seasonings are enjoyed both in

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