We must shape our industry’s future, says BFG’s Bentley

12th of March 2015
We must shape our industry’s future, says BFG’s Bentley

“The profile of the cleaning and FM industry must be raised significantly in the eyes of the general public, and in order for that to happen we need some dynamic figureheads and ambassadors.”

That’s the view of Sarah Bentley, chief executive of the UK-based Building Futures Group (BFG).
“We must pull together all

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Americans seek a no-touch washroom

12th of March 2015
Americans seek a no-touch washroom

A large number of Americans are fastidious about touching the surfaces in public washrooms, according to a study.

The survey revealed that 57 per cent of Americans prefer to operate the toilet flusher with their foot rather than use their hands. Meanwhile, 55 per cent said they used a paper towel to avoid touching the door handle directly.

And

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Spring cleaning linked to guest satisfaction

11th of March 2015
Spring cleaning linked to guest satisfaction

A pan-European study of over 4,000 respondents commissioned by P&G Professional has revealed 97 per cent of hospitality guests felt that cleanliness is the most important factor when choosing a restaurant, café, bar or hotel - more important than cost, service, location and little perks.

The European study also found if hospitality

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Read ECJ February/March online now

9th of March 2015
Read ECJ February/March online now

The February/March edition of ECJ is now available to read online. As well as latest industry news and reports from around Europe, special reports include:

•  Cleaning aircraft at Heathrow

• Is Ebola a risk for Europe?

• Survey - washrooms around the world

• Focus on scrubber dryers

• Business - joining the apps

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Robot vacuum cleaner ‘eats’ woman's hair

4th of March 2015
Robot vacuum cleaner ‘eats’ woman's hair

Taking a nap on the floor while her robot vacuum cleaner took care of the housework turned out to be a bad idea for a South Korean resident.

She woke up in agony when the vacuum began sucking up her hair.

The vacuum stopped running a few minutes later and the unnamed 52-year-old was able to call the fire department of Changwon city where she

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‘Food staff should make hygiene decisions for themselves’: senator

2nd of March 2015
‘Food staff should make hygiene decisions for themselves’: senator

A US senator has suggested that restaurant employees should not be coerced into washing their hands after toilet visits.

And when referring to food preparation staff, North Carolina senator Thom Tillis provoked a row by saying: "Let them decide such issues".

Tillis, who opposes widespread regulation on businesses, made the comments during a

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