New EFCI director aims to raise cleaning sector profile in Europe

26th of March 2019
New EFCI director aims to raise cleaning sector profile in Europe

Isabel Yglesias was appointed the new director of EFCI, the organisation representing the cleaning and facilities services sector across Europe, in summer 2018. She speaks to ECJ editor Michelle Marshall about its relaunch and ongoing projects for 2019.

Isabel Yglesias is a Spanish lawyer who worked in the private sector for 10 years before

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Self-cleaning walls ease the cleaner’s lot

25th of March 2019
Self-cleaning walls ease the cleaner’s lot

A new hotel in Copenhagen is easing the cleaner's burden - because the guest rooms disinfect themselves.

Hotel Ottilia has treated the interior walls of its guest rooms with an antibacterial spray said to be effective against germs and mould spores.

"We've been testing this system for two years and what really sold us on it was that it would

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Electronic hand hygiene system fails to improve staff satisfaction in ICU

22nd of March 2019
Electronic hand hygiene system fails to improve staff satisfaction in ICU

An electronic hand hygiene monitoring system employed in a tertiary care teaching hospital has been criticised for being both inaccurate and inconvenient.

The system, which was introduced into the ICU unit of an unnamed US hospital, was designed to detect healthcare staff's movements in patient areas and provide alerts on missed hand hygiene

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UK budget cuts force school heads to clean toilets

21st of March 2019
UK budget cuts force school heads to clean toilets

Reports in the UK national press say head teachers are cleaning school toilets, sweeping floors and washing up after lunch because of funding cuts.

Smaller budgets mean that cleaners and caretakers are often being sacked. An investigation in The Times revealed head teachers are most seriously affected - they reported cleaning up after school

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Pulire Verona launches Product of the Year award

20th of March 2019
Pulire Verona launches Product of the Year award

Entries are now open for a new award being launched at this year's Pulire cleaning exhibition in Verona, italy - Product of the Year Pulire 2019.

All exhibitors are eligible to enter and the winner will be announced on the first day of the show, May 21. The jury of industry experts will evaluate all products entered on the basis of quality,

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The European Social Dialogue: exchanges for the challenges ahead

19th of March 2019
The European Social Dialogue: exchanges for the challenges ahead

The European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry (EFCI) is the recognised European social partner by the European Commission for our sector. This it is the interlocutor of the European institutions for social matters, but also for all other policy projects affecting the industry.

But firstly, it means EFCI is invited to maintain an active

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