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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US study finds hospital housekeepers feel underappreciated

26th of January 2021
US study finds hospital housekeepers feel underappreciated

Low status, poor levels of communication and high work demands - these are among the issues facing cleaners in the US healthcare sector according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.

Many cleaners feel they provide little value to the organisations in which they work. Some complain of a lack of ongoing training,

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Hotel uses sanitation booths to make guests feel safe

22nd of January 2021
Hotel uses sanitation booths to make guests feel safe

Guests who stay at the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort in Mexico now have to enter via a sanitation booth to help keep staff and fellow customers COVID-19 safe.

Anyone arriving at the property on Mexico's south coast must part with their bags, which are sent through an external sanitation system. The guest is then required to enter a

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Cleaning - no longer invisible

20th of January 2021
Cleaning - no longer invisible

The pandemic has highlighted the role of cleaners more than ever, writes Christian Bouzols in France.

The cleaning of company premises and public spaces has never seemed so important as today, according to Pascal Gahery, general manager of cleaning company Espace 72. This is because of the renewed expectations of clients who, since the pandemic,

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Regular, effective cleaning key

19th of January 2021
Regular, effective cleaning key

In the current pandemic, fear can lead to bad advice when it comes to hygiene, writes VSR’s John Griep.

Cleaning and disinfection are not the same. Disinfection is about killing or inactivating microorganisms, thus reducing the number of microorganisms to an acceptable level. Cleaning is about removing dirt and the microorganisms it

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