Countering the contagion

11th of March 2013
Countering the contagion

All hospitals and healthcare settings have risks related to contagion of infectious diseases for patients, hospital staff, as well as cleaning or housekeeping staff, but in a dialysis setting these risks are much bigger. Gary Johns of In Depth Managed Services, looks at the importance of using specialised staff and equipment to comply with

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Pushing boundaries in dryer engineering

26th of November 2012
Pushing boundaries in dryer engineering

Have you ever wondered where the ideas for new products come from? Or how they are designed, engineered, prototyped and launched as finished articles? ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited Dyson, the company that launched the groundbreaking Airblade hand dryer, to talk exclusively to its design manager about how the product came about.

When it was

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It's tough work for our cleaners

2nd of November 2012
It's tough work for our cleaners

Four million people are currently employed in the European cleaning industry - but they work in tough environments and the rate of sick-leave and work-related injuries is high. Manufacturer of Tork washroom systems SCA reveals the outcome of an observational study into cleaners’ working lives in Germany, France, the Netherlands and

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Automating time and staff performance

26th of September 2012
Automating time and staff performance

Cleaning companies typically have many employees who may be working at different times, at multiple locations, on different rates of pay. This can mean complex and time-consuming administration procedures when carried out manually, however there are now software solutions that can automate all employee-centric processes.

For any company

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Hygiene vital to human health

27th of June 2012

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visits Dako in Denmark, a company specialising in tissue-based cancer diagnostics, to find out how ISS manages a wide range of  facility services there.

Dako’s mission is to fight cancer and from its base in Glostrup, Denmark it provides reagents, instruments and software that give fast and accurate answers

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Cross-Channel train cleaning on Eurostar

1st of May 2012

European Cleaning Journal editor Michelle Marshall visits St Pancras International station in London, home of the Eurostar rail service, to find out about the challenges of providing turnaround cleaning services on its trains.

Eurostar is the high-speed railway service connecting London with Paris and Brussels. Launched in 1994 from

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