Offshore cleaners on deck in Norway

12th of April 2021
Offshore cleaners on deck in Norway

Take a trip offshore to meet an unusual breed of cleaners with Scandinavian reporter Lotte Printz.

Like most workplaces, offshore oil-drilling platforms have not escaped new tasks and cleaning protocols brought along by the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally, changes like these take some getting used to, but for the Norwegian global energy company

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Creating awareness of professional cleaning - a campaign in Germany

8th of April 2021
Creating awareness of professional cleaning - a campaign in Germany

Katja Scholz in Germany reports on the latest news from the contract cleaning association, BIV.

Take part in the discussion on socio-political questions – that is the challenge facing the sector with the largest workforce in Germany.  At the beginning of the year, the Federal Association of Contract Cleaners (BIV) took a further step

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Creating jobs in French cleaning sector

31st of March 2021
Creating jobs in French cleaning sector

From France, Christian Bouzols tells us the success story of a cleaning company launched in 2016.

Having gone through a commercial college and gained four years of professional experience, Marie Mauvoisin set up her own cleaning company in 2016.

To help her in this process, Mauvoisin, who lives in Challans, a seaside town in the west of France,

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Respect and recognition for cleaning sector through APPG

30th of March 2021
Respect and recognition for cleaning sector through APPG

In the UK, an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the cleaning and hygiene industry has been inaugurated. Lynn Webster reports for ECJ.

The pandemic has brought significant opportunities for the cleaning industry, not least recognition of the value of cleaning operatives on the frontline, and the perception of our sector. Cleaning and

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Focus on catering during Covid

28th of January 2021
Focus on catering during Covid

The cleaning sector in Italy has produced a handbook on hygiene in catering. Anna Garbagna tells us more.

The pandemic continues to be a major challenge and the most affected sectors are now facing a further very difficult test. Among them is catering which, in order to survive, had to adjust to new rules on space management and securing the

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New projects, positive momentum

27th of January 2021
New projects, positive momentum

As 2020 drew to a close and a new year began, the German cleaning industry has been taking stock, reports Katja Scholz.

In April of last year the contract cleaning association BIV commissioned Forsa, an independent German market and opinion research institute, to do a survey regarding the popularity of the contract cleaning trade. The results

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