Street cleaning firm praised for giving jobs to homeless

24th of May 2019
Street cleaning firm praised for giving jobs to homeless

London street cleaning company Veolia claims to have recruited around 100 homeless people since it began trialling its Road to Work scheme two years ago.

Veolia specialises in recycling and waste management for businesses and households, street cleansing and the maintenance of parks and open spaces.

The company joined forces with Westminster

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Champion cleaning - it’s contagious!

23rd of May 2019
Champion cleaning - it’s contagious!

Four hospitals in Aarhus, Denmark have been merged. Lotte Printz met up with the cleaning team.

In December 2018 Aarhus University Hospital was appointed Denmark’s best hospital in the category of highly specialised hospitals for the eleventh year running. In a time when beds have been closed, costs reduced and the hospital, situated in

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Only one-fifth of healthcare workers can recall five hand-washing guidelines

22nd of May 2019
Only one-fifth of healthcare workers can recall five hand-washing guidelines

Compliance with the World Health Organisation's "Five Moments for Hand Hygiene" approach among healthcare workers is poor, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.

When observed by researchers, staff were only seen to practice hand hygiene at the prescribed times around 35 per cent the time.

And of the 218

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Modern slavery - keep out of jail!

21st of May 2019
Modern slavery - keep out of jail!

The disturbing issue of modern slavery is relevant to the cleaning sector, reports Lynn Webster in the UK.

One presentation at The Cleaning Show recently featured the disturbing topic of modern slavery. We benefitted from the expertise from Ben Douglas-Jones QC and a team of his barrister colleagues who spoke about its potential impact in the

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EFCI sets political priorities for new EU legislative mandate

17th of May 2019
EFCI sets political priorities for new EU legislative mandate

The European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry (EFCI) - the organisation representing the contract cleaning and facility services industry at EU level in Brussels - has highlighted the main priorities it will be working on to ensure the best conditions for a competitive sector in the EU and enable a modern labour market.

It advocates a

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Cleaners reveal most soiled London Underground lines

16th of May 2019
Cleaners reveal most soiled London Underground lines

Hundreds of London underground trains are delayed every year because staff have to spend time cleaning soiled carriages, Transport for London has revealed.

Last year more than 800 trains were delayed because they had become unacceptably dirty, according to TFL. More than a quarter of them - 221 - were on the Northern Line while the Jubilee Line

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