Selden buys Jeyes Professional

18th of October 2012
Selden buys Jeyes Professional

UK producer of cleaning chemicals Selden has acquired the Jeyes Professional brand from Jeyes Group for an undisclosed sum. Jeyes Professional Division is now a wholly owned division of Selden.

The sale sees manufacture, distribution and administration of Jeyes Professional products transferring to Selden’s Derbyshire production plant from

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WFBSC world congress focuses on cleaning's vital role

17th of October 2012
WFBSC world congress focuses on cleaning's vital role

Curitiba in Brazil was the venue for the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) world congress last week. The theme was the vital role of the cleaning industry in public health and sustainability.

Around 850 delegates from over 20 countries were there to hear presentations by speakers from around the globe. The event was

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Trade reciprocity EU battleground

16th of October 2012
Trade reciprocity EU battleground

EU plans to introduce new trade reciprocity rules that could block foreign companies from European contracts will be a battleground as member states debate a new industrial policy initiative.

A European Commission communication on industrial policy appears to harden language towards the EU's foreign trading partners.

The policy paper refers to

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European companies 'not managing stress'

15th of October 2012
European companies 'not managing stress'

Most European companies still don’t have procedures for managing workplace stress and other psychosocial risks, despite the increasing threat they pose to Europe’s workers.

That's according to two new reports from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), which look at the reasons why, with 79 per cent of managers

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Kimberly-Clark promotes Global Handwashing Day on Twitter

11th of October 2012
Kimberly-Clark promotes Global Handwashing Day on Twitter

Kimberly-Clark Professional is celebrating Global Handwashing Day next Monday - October 15 - with a give-away of Healthy Workplace Project gift boxes on Twitter.

Launched in 2008, and now an annual event in its fifth year, Global Handwashing Day is designed to highlight the importance of handwashing with soap as the most effective and inexpensive

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Cleaners to carry out health checks on care home patients

10th of October 2012
Cleaners to carry out health checks on care home patients

Cleaners in care facilities in Western Australia are to be trained to carry out basic health checks such as taking temperatures and dressing wounds.

The aim of the government-funded move is to leave health professionals free to address more complex medical issues. But critics claim that investment into increased numbers of medical staff would be

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