Cleaners in Kent may get 'essential worker' status

21st of September 2018
Cleaners in Kent may get 'essential worker' status

Cleaners in Kent in the south of England may be given "essential worker" status meaning they would rank alongside teachers and soldiers for priority affordable housing.

The new definition is being discussed by members of Sevenoaks District Council's housing advisory committee as a result of a shortage of cleaners in the area.

Other private

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Clean hands are good for wellbeing and business, says study

19th of September 2018
Clean hands are good for wellbeing and business, says study

Hand washing does not only protect us against disease - it can also bring happiness, wellbeing and business gains.

That's according to a new study commissioned by Tork manufacturer Essity in the run-up to Global Handwashing Day on October 15.

The study, which polled more than 3,000 people in six countries, revealed 40 per cent of full-time

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Seoul to check public toilets daily for hidden cameras

19th of September 2018
Seoul to check public toilets daily for hidden cameras

Authorities in theSouth Korean capital, Seoul, are to carry out daily checks in all public toilets for hidden cameras.

This comes as reports emerge of just how serious the problem of secret cameras in toilets and changing rooms is - more than 6,000 cases of 'spy cam porn' were reported last year.

The videos are often uploaded online without the

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Hospital hand hygiene report discourages use of warm air dryers

18th of September 2018
Hospital hand hygiene report discourages use of warm air dryers

New guidance on hand hygiene published by the French Society for Hospital Hygiene (SF2H), strongly discourages the use of electric hand dryers as a method of hand drying in hospital washrooms, and recommends instead the use of single use paper towels as the most effective way to dry hands and minimise the spread of microorganisms following a visit

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Read the September edition of ECJ online

17th of September 2018
Read the September edition of ECJ online

The September edition of ECJ is now online at the ECJ website.

Special reports include:

• Washroom dispensing systems

• Mopping equipment

• Workforce - social enterprise

• Business - corporate jargon

• Future-proofing in distribution

Click here to read it now, or download the ECJ app.

 

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 finalists announced

14th of September 2018
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 finalists announced

The finalists of the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 have today been revealed. Thirty-six leading service providers, manufacturers and distributors have made the shortlist across 10 categories.

The awards, which recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry, are the only pan-European awards for the sector.

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