COP26 - more broken promises?

13th of January 2022
COP26 - more broken promises?

COP26 climate talks wound up at the end of last year with global decision-makers returning home with a clear message ringing in their ears ... ‘enough blah blah blah, it’s time for transformative action’. Hartley Milner reports on crucial pledges made by the private sector towards meeting net-zero carbon targets.

On an

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Trending on your trolley

12th of January 2022
Trending on your trolley

What do customers want most from their cleaning trolley? And how far have their requirements changed over recent years? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers about the trolley trends driving the industry and finds out what lies behind them.

Cleaning trolleys - just like everything else - are subject to fluctuations in fashion. And it is usually

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Trauma training for cleaners coping with crime scenes

12th of January 2022
Trauma training for cleaners coping with crime scenes

Staff at a Scottish cleaning firm are being given specialist training to cope with the mental impact of working crime scenes.

Perfect Clean has been providing Covid-19 decontamination services during the pandemic but has now expanded into trauma cleaning.

The Edinburgh-based company has set up a rapid response team accredited by the National

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Cleaning staff facing ‘burnout’ due to severe staff shortages

11th of January 2022
Cleaning staff facing ‘burnout’ due to severe staff shortages

Industry leaders have warned that cleaning staff in healthcare, hospitality and other parts of the sector are facing burnout because of increased workloads due to the Covid-19 pandemic and severe staff shortages.

The extra procedures and protocols put in place during the pandemic to protect people's health along with the current severe staff

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Hectas Group acquired by Vebego

10th of January 2022
Hectas Group acquired by Vebego

Dutch facilities management group Vebego has acquired hectas group, based in Germany - which also provides facility services. "Vebego's aim is to join with the hectas group in expanding activities in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands," explained Giuseppe Santagarda, Vebego Group ceo.

"In accordance with this, all contracts of employment and

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Hand hygiene - a changing landscape

7th of January 2022
Hand hygiene - a changing landscape

Chris Wakefield, managing director UK & Ireland for GOJO Industries-Europe, discusses the effects of the pandemic on the hand hygiene industry and how to maintain compliance in a sea of coronavirus fatigue.

We are emerging from the most tumultuous of times; a period which has particularly tested – and continues to challenge – the

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