Safe products, healthy bodies

23rd of June 2022
Safe products, healthy bodies

Christian Bouzols in France tells us about a cleaning company that’s been prioritising safety for its staff.

Launching a cleaning company using only green products back in 2009 was far from a safe bet. Omar Akaski had to use all his skills of persuasion to convince his first clients that bleach type products were not useful for sanitising

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Don’t lose the focus on cleanliness

21st of June 2022
Don’t lose the focus on cleanliness

A new wave of Covid cases in schools has led to increased focus on cleanliness in public spaces – writes Anna Garbagna in Italy.

The new increase of infections recorded in Italy during the month of March, as well as alarming the national health service in fear of a fourth wave of Covid, has once again brought to the fore the ongoing problem

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The value of passing on experience

17th of June 2022
The value of passing on experience

The value of mentoring others should never be underestimated, says UK reporter Lynn Webster.

At a recent networking event I attended with some eminent and influential cleaning industry colleagues, we realised that between what was only a fairly small group we actually have hundreds of years of valuable experience between us. This was a

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Cleaning sector subject to more inspections

15th of June 2022
Cleaning sector subject to more inspections

Special supervisory efforts carried out in Denmark during 2021 continue in 2022, reports Lotte Printz.

“A healthy working environment is the Alpha and Omega of our labour market,” the Danish Minister for Employment said at the end of 2020 when the Danish government earmarked an extra €13 million to make sure Denmark meets

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Cleaning staff unwilling to learn?

13th of June 2022
Cleaning staff unwilling to learn?

Do cleaning staff have a resistance to learning new things? VSR’s John Griep is ECJ’s Dutch reporter.

Thirty-nine per cent of cleaning staff say they are not particularly willing to learn new things. At least, this is one of the results from a sector analysis published by the Dutch Council for Industrial Relations in the Cleaning and

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Radio talk show for cleaning sector

10th of June 2022
Radio talk show for cleaning sector

A German radio station has its own talk show for the contract cleaning business, reports Katja Scholz.

From apprentices to master craftsmen, from carpenters to contract cleaners, from Hamburg to Zurich – Radio Handwerker (radio for skilled tradespeople) has been a daily source of relevant information along with music and discussion on

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