New business opportunities for French cleaning companies

11th of November 2015
New business opportunities for French cleaning companies

ECJ’s French reporter Christian Bouzols on a new service for members of the federation of cleaning companies in the area of waste handling.

The federation of cleaning companies (FEP) in France will soon be providing its members with tools and materials to help them prepare tenders for the supply of services for the reduction, the separation

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Cleaning awards recognise excellence

11th of November 2015
Cleaning awards recognise excellence

ECJ UK correspondent Lynn Webster gives a round of applause for awards organisers and the winners.

Pass a parade of shops or shopping mall, trawl the internet or open a magazine and what do we see? Logos and banners that herald awards won and achievements gained. Whether it’s a sign proclaiming, ‘fish and chip shop of the year’,

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Night cleaners deficient in vitamin D

10th of November 2015
Night cleaners deficient in vitamin D

Does a vitamin D deficiency detected among evening and night shift cleaners in Norway give cause for concern? ECJ reporter Lotte Printz investigates.

Cleaners in Norway working night and evening shifts for facilities services company ISS may receive a special kind of supplement soon.

Unfortunately – you could say – this supplement

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The ‘health’ in health & safety

25th of September 2015
The ‘health’ in health & safety

ECJ has a new correspondent in the UK, Lynn Webster. In her first column she focuses on the issue of health and well-being in the workplace.

Open any newspaper or glossy magazine, check what’s trending on social media, or tune into a selection of television channels and what do you find? Medically proven routes to healthy living, fad diets,

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Dutch government policy affects cleaning sector

23rd of September 2015
Dutch government policy affects cleaning sector

The Dutch government has decided to insource a number of facilities services, reports Nico Lemmens.

The Dutch government has decided to insource a number of facility services, among which catering and cleaning. This remarkable policy has been proposed by the socialist government party. As explained in earlier editions, this policy is aimed at

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Russian cleaners in higher education

22nd of May 2015
Russian cleaners in higher education

A degree programme has been launched for cleaners by a Russian university, reports Oleg Popov.

The Russian cleaning industry is relatively young. During recent years specialists from different fields have entered the cleaning market and gradually gained all the basics of the cleaning trade while practising. It took time for different courses and

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