Online games turn members of the public into crime scene cleaners

30th of March 2017
Online games turn members of the public into crime scene cleaners

Gamers can now experience the darker side of crime scene cleaning by playing one of a number of macabre computer games.

Among the latest is Serial Cleaner, a stealth game set in the 1970s. The player is "contracted" to attend crime scenes after the mob has been on a killing spree and clean up the blood and gore. Their tasks also include disposing

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ECTV - murder, suicide and The Cleaning Show

29th of March 2017
ECTV - murder, suicide and The Cleaning Show

In episode five of EC Television, which is now available to view online, ECJ editor Michelle Marshall finds herself cleaning up after a murder - with the trauma cleaning team at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene.

We also leave the studio to visit The Cleaning Show in London, where we take a look at new products being launched there by companies

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My three rules of social media

28th of March 2017
My three rules of social media

The ECJ site as a new blogger - Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management. She will be writing about social media and how to use it. In this first blog, Laura looks at some basic rules.

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Sealed Air announces sale of New Diversey to Bain Capital Private Equity

27th of March 2017
Sealed Air announces sale of New Diversey to Bain Capital Private Equity

Sealed Air Corporation today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division (together "New Diversey") to Bain Capital Private Equity, a leading global private investment firm, for approximately $3.2 billion.

New Diversey will be a

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UK Washroom Cleaner of the Year Award launched

27th of March 2017
UK Washroom Cleaner of the Year Award launched

The UK Loo of the Year organisers have announced that for 2017 the new Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards are replacing the previous Attendant of the Year Awards.

Mike Bone, Loo of the Year Awards managing director explained: "As part of changes being introduced to celebrate our 30th anniversary we decided that washroom cleaner more clearly

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Hospital cleaners share €80,700 damages over toxic fumes

23rd of March 2017
Hospital cleaners share €80,700 damages over toxic fumes

Cleaners working at Torbay Hospital in Devon have won €80,700 in damages after becoming ill following exposure to a chemical disinfectant at work.

The 22 employees of the Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust began using Actichlor seven years ago. They were allegedly not given any training in its use and mixed the product with hot

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