Train station accidents highlight danger of cleaning fluids

31st of October 2018
Train station accidents highlight danger of cleaning fluids

An accident in which two women were burned when a passenger's drink bottle burst at Tokyo's Shinjuku Station this summer was caused by cleaning fluid being wrongly decanted into the aluminum container, according to police.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department filed criminal papers with prosecutors against a man in his 30s on suspicion of

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ECJ October edition - read it now!

29th of October 2018
ECJ October edition - read it now!

The October edition of European Cleaning Journal is now available to read online. Highlights include:

• Special report - care of hard floors

• Workflow systems - hygiene in kitchens

• Air fresheners - when fragrance takes over

Click here to read it now, or download via the ECJ app, free for iOS and Android.

 

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Christeyns acquires Clover Chemicals

29th of October 2018
Christeyns acquires Clover Chemicals

Chemicals manufacturer Christeyns, which has its headquarters in the UK, has acquired Clover Chemicals in order to strengthen its position in the professional cleaning and hygiene sector.

"The acquisition of Clover Chemicals is a great addition to the Christeyns family," commented Alain Bostoen, Christeyns ceo. "The people, expertise

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Julius Rutherfoord & Co launches best practice guide to expert management

24th of October 2018
Julius Rutherfoord & Co launches best practice guide to expert management

A guide to expert management within the cleaning and facilities management industry has been launched by the UK's Julius Rutherfoord & Co.

Entitled ‘Expert Management of People and Places,' the guide from the secure commercial cleaning specialist emphasises the importance of researching and understanding client needs and nurturing staff

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Manchester to use smart bins to tackle issue of dirty streets

22nd of October 2018
Manchester to use smart bins to tackle issue of dirty streets

Concerns about the standard of street cleaning and overflowing litter bins in the UK's Manchester's city centre have been raised by council officers.

As a result, a new system that detects when bins are full is set to be introduced by December.

A lack of attention to litter removal has led to a fall in standards according to council officers.

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Industry celebrates ‘Thank your cleaner day’

18th of October 2018
Industry celebrates ‘Thank your cleaner day’

Yesterday, October 17, was "Thank your cleaner day" when people around the world were encouraged to show their appreciation to cleaning staff.

The event was established in New Zealand in October 2015 by Lillian Small, ceo of the nation's Building Services Contractors Association. It is now sponsored by machine manufacturer Kärcher and

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