Regular, effective cleaning key

19th of January 2021
Regular, effective cleaning key

In the current pandemic, fear can lead to bad advice when it comes to hygiene, writes VSR’s John Griep.

Cleaning and disinfection are not the same. Disinfection is about killing or inactivating microorganisms, thus reducing the number of microorganisms to an acceptable level. Cleaning is about removing dirt and the microorganisms it

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Coming up: A Licence to Clean

18th of January 2021
Coming up: A Licence to Clean

ECJ’S Lotte Printz reports on a new digital training programme for the Swedish cleaning industry.

Cleaning isn’t just cleaning! It has become increasingly recognised that cleaners too must receive education and training to ensure they are competent in their roles. Still, in Sweden two experienced ladies in each of their fields have

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The importance of a good start

15th of January 2021
The importance of a good start

The value of an employee’s introduction to their new employer should never be underestimated, writes Lynn Webster in the UK for ECJ.

The value of a new employee’s introduction to their employer should not be underestimated. Many studies have been provided over the years considering the impact on the individual of an effective

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Skills and training for a forward-looking cleaning sector

14th of January 2021
Skills and training for a forward-looking cleaning sector

The already rapid shift towards a climate-neutral and digital transformation in the European economy is being accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. So upskilling and re-skilling are urgent priorities to ensure workers and companies are well equipped for the challenges ahead. European industry organisation EFCI tells us about its work in this

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US issues new safety guidelines for cleaners

13th of January 2021
US issues new safety guidelines for cleaners

Cleaners should wear disposable gloves and avoid dry sweeping to guard themselves against COVID-19.

These were among the recommendations set out in a new set of guidelines for cleaning staff issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the US.

Standard measures mooted by the OSHA include the wearing of masks, washing the hands

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Touch-panels boost cleaning regimes in German hospitals

11th of January 2021
Touch-panels boost cleaning regimes in German hospitals

One of Germany's leading hospitals has installed a system of touch panels throughout the facility in a bid to improve cleaning and operational efficiency.

The panels, which are linked together by means of a remote management console, display cleaning schedules, hygiene requirements, floor plans and room availability. They are said to provide an

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