Contract cleaning data for Europe

21st of March 2018
Contract cleaning data for Europe

The European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) – the umbrella organisation representing the contract cleaning sector across Europe – has published its latest survey on the cleaning industry in Europe.

Data for the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) survey is gathered from its member associations on the basis of a

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Recognition for Italian association

21st of March 2018
Recognition for Italian association

ECJ Italian correspondent Anna Garbagna brings news of success from the contract cleaning association ANIP-Confindustria.

There was an excellent closing for the year 2017 and a dynamic start to 2018 for ANIP-Confindustria, the Italian Association of Cleaning  and Integrated Services Companies.

In fact, at the end of last year ANIP took the

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What does the new year bring?

20th of March 2018
What does the new year bring?

UK reporter Lynn Webster looks ahead to the challenges we face this year and speculates on how the cleaning sector can move forward.

As we begin another year - entering into debates over our changing position with our colleagues in the EU - we have even less time remaining of what some would say has been a turbulent decade. The thoughts of some

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Is it all about ‘the experience?’

20th of March 2018
Is it all about ‘the experience?’

ECJ Dutch reporter Jacco Vonhof, chairman of VSR, examines the increasing focus on total user experience when it measuring cleaning quality.

Besides the technical quality of cleaning there is now increasing focus on the quality ‘experience’. Indeed, if you ask people using a building how they experience the quality of cleaning they

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Kung fu cleaning

19th of March 2018
Kung fu cleaning

Slip and falls represent the majority of workplace accidents. In Sweden judo seems to be the weapon to fight them, thus making sure cleaners too “get a grip”. This from ECJ correspondent Lotte Printz.

”Slippery surface.” “Wet floor.” We are all familiar with the caution signs cleaners are so kind to put up for

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Germany is gearing up for future challenges

19th of March 2018
Germany is gearing up for future challenges

The cleaning sector in Germany is facing a shortage of workers. ECJ’s Alexandra Lachner speaks to Steffi Reuter of the BIV contract cleaning association.

The basic requirement for career and further professional development options in Germany is the three-year training course for contract cleaners. There are many routes open to apprentices

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