Train travellers in India complain about the toilets

10th of July 2012
Train travellers in India complain about the toilets

Basic hygiene - and unclean toilets in particular - is one of the biggest problems with India's railways according to frequent passengers.

A survey of 12,000 respondents revealed that dirty toilets were the top concern for 30 per cent of travellers on Indian Railways, while another 14 per cent rated unclean coaches as their chief

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CSSA launches UK management training

9th of July 2012

The Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) - the organisation representing cleaning service companies in the UK - has launched a diploma in cleaning management.

This, it says, provides new managers in the industry with the skills and knowledge required to deliver good customer service, manage their staff well and grow profitability for

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Hotel chain uses high-tech methods to zap germs

6th of July 2012
Hotel chain uses high-tech methods to zap germs

Hotel chain Best Western is to equip its US cleaning teams with ultra-violet sterilisation wands and black lights to reduce the risk of contamination in guest rooms.

The high-tech cleaning solutions will be rolled out in the chain's 2,100 Best Western hotels in North America as part of its 'I Care Clean' programme.

Ultra-violet wands will be

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Kärcher sues Wenzhou Haibao for unfair competition

5th of July 2012
Kärcher sues Wenzhou Haibao for unfair competition

German cleaning machine manufacturer Kärcher has brought a legal action against the Chinese manufacturer Wenzhou Haibao for unfair competition. It says the company has made copies of some of its compact commercial high pressure cleaners, which has led to the legal action before the district court of Guangzhou (Canton).

The models HD 5/11, HD

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Revolutionary new germ-free material found

4th of July 2012
Revolutionary new germ-free material found

An Austrian company has developed a new surface upon which bacteria are said to be unable to breed and grow.

And the firm - Amistec, situated in Kössen in the Tyrol - claims the surface could revolutionise the development of hospital hygiene.

Amistec was founded by former doctor and hospital chief Josef Peter Guggenbichler who has worked in

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Window cleaner stuck on Shard

3rd of July 2012
Window cleaner stuck on Shard

A window cleaner was stuck on the 72nd floor of the Shard in London - Europe's tallest building - in windy conditions yesterday.

London Fire Brigade was called after reports of a "window cleaner's cradle in a precarious position", but engineers soon made the cradle safe.

A spokesman for the Shard confirmed there was a window cleaner in the

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