Window cleaners face peril

15th of April 2014
Window cleaners face peril

The dangers of window cleaning have been highlighted in a recent spate of accidents in the UK and on the North American continent.

Toronto firefighters were called out in March to help a stranded window cleaner whose hair had become caught in a descending rope line.

The unnamed woman was suspended by her hair outside the windows of a downtown

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Hand hygiene market is boosted by fear of HAIs

11th of April 2014
Hand hygiene market is boosted by fear of HAIs

The need to prevent and control healthcare-acquired infections is said to be boosting the hand hygiene market in Western Europe.

Outbreaks of norovirus and avian flu over the past five years have highlighted the importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of diseases.

A paper entitled: Hand Hygiene Market in Western Europe published by

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Rent-out-your-toilet app launched in the US

10th of April 2014
Rent-out-your-toilet app launched in the US

Domestic toilets are being rented out to festival-goers in the US in a bid to solve the twin problems of loo shortages and public urination.

Airpnp, a service said to offer a legal alternative to urinating in public, was tried out for the first time at this year's annual Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans.

Founders Max Gaudin and Travis

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Tennant scrubber wins GOOD DESIGN award

9th of April 2014
Tennant scrubber wins GOOD DESIGN award

Floor care solutions company Tennant, based in the USA, has won a 2013 GOOD DESIGN Award for the industrial design of its T12 compact ride-on scrubber.

GOOD DESIGN is one of the oldest and most recognised awards for design excellence worldwide and is organised annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with

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Kimberly-Clark and 3M form healthcare solutions alliance in US

7th of April 2014
Kimberly-Clark and 3M form healthcare solutions alliance in US

Kimberly-Clark's health care unit and the 3M infection prevention division in the USA have formed an alliance to deliver surgical and infection prevention solutions to hospitals and healthcare facilities in the USA.

"At Kimberly-Clark, we have long admired 3M's track record of innovation. This relationship presents the opportunity to offer a more

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Amsterdam Innovation Awards jury meets to choose winners

4th of April 2014
Amsterdam Innovation Awards jury meets to choose winners

The jury of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Award met in Amsterdam earlier this week, where the finalists presented their entries and the panel decided on the winners.

The jury will announce who the lucky winners are on the first day of the exhibition, on May 6 - the exhibition runs from May 6-9 - at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The

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