The letter of the law

9th of December 2013
The letter of the law

Companies in the FM industry must adhere to correct business practices, says our UK reporter.

We have warned previously of the danger to FM companies of examples of poor not to say illegal practices. In some cases these may not be particularly serious; employees and managers make mistakes on a daily basis which are not cataclysmic.

But anything

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Survey analyses cleaning products distribution in Italy

6th of December 2013
Survey analyses cleaning products distribution in Italy

Italian reporter Anna Garbagna brings news of a survey into the distribution of cleaning products.

The third edition of the survey by AfidampCOM, analysing the Italian market for the distribution of machines, products and equipment for professional cleaning has been carried out.

The survey highlighted some dynamics driven by the economic

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Window cleaning contractor on trial in France

6th of December 2013
Window cleaning contractor on trial in France

A window cleaner died after falling off his ladder, resulting in a court case, writes Christian Bouzols.

An accident has been tried by the local criminal court of Saint-Malo following the death of a window cleaner who fell off his ladder.

Nobody saw or heard anything that day inside a superstore near Saint-Malo, in Brittany. While he was

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Technology as marketing tool in Russian cleaning sector

6th of December 2013
Technology as marketing tool in Russian cleaning sector

Oleg Popov at Cristanval Cleaning, Russian reporter, looks at the industry’s use of social networking.

The most important element of every business is communication between the parties involved and rapid reaction to change. Prosperous companies tend to open up to customers’ concerns and interests, their colleagues and potential

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Surprising purchasing policy in the Netherlands

5th of December 2013
Surprising purchasing policy in the Netherlands

Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services examines new procurement legislation in the Netherlands.

With the new Public Procurement Act, which came into force in the Netherlands in April 2013, and the recent coalition agreement for the current Rutte II cabinet, the Dutch government has taken two remarkable steps. The new Public Procurement Act aims to

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YouTube films guide young

5th of December 2013
YouTube films guide young

Young people who enter the labour market need guidance and advice to avoid accidents, reports Petra Sjouwerman, our correspondent in Denmark.

Young people who enter the labour market are more prone to injuries than their older and more experienced colleagues. This is why the Danish Working Environment Council (BAR), has started a campaign aimed

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