BCC backs research project into injury risk caused by long reach equipment

1st of June 2018
BCC backs research project into injury risk caused by long reach equipment

A research initiative which could greatly improve the safety and wellbeing of cleaning operatives who use long reach washing equipment has been supported by a British Cleaning Council (BCC) grant.

It has awarded theFederation of Window Cleaners (FWC), one of its members, a €2,300 grant which will allow it to participate fully in a health and

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UK women take council municipal cleaning into their own hands

31st of May 2018
UK women take council municipal cleaning into their own hands

A UK woman was so disgusted by the state of the public toilets in her town that she took in a bottle of bathroom cleaner and tackled the sinks herself.

Market trader Joanna Frier, 53, complained to the Lincolnshire council about the state of the toilets in St Lawrence Street, Horncastle.

"I asked them to spend four or five hours deep-cleaning

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ISS rated a “super star” on the IAOP Global Outsourcing list

30th of May 2018
ISS rated a “super star” on the IAOP Global Outsourcing list

For the sixth year in a row, global facility services company ISS has achieved the highest possible rating on the IAOP Global Outsourcing Top 100 list.

Every year, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) releases a ranking of global outsourcing companies across all industries. Once again ISS received five stars and

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Health boss labels hospital hygiene audit results as 'pretty scary'

29th of May 2018
Health boss labels hospital hygiene audit results as 'pretty scary'

Concerns have been raised over poor hand hygiene in some of the UK's acute hospitals which could be contributing to an increase in infections.

Five wards across the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust scored poorly in a recent hand hygiene audit. The trust has also recorded a total of 72 cases of Clostridium difficile infections over

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Asian Paper and Tissue World to take place in Bangkok

25th of May 2018
Asian Paper and Tissue World to take place in Bangkok

Asian Paper & Tissue World Bangkok 2018 is a pan-Asian event bringing together paper, packaging and tissue product makers and suppliers from around the world. Taking place from June 6-8, the theme will be Shaping Success: Strategies for Sustainable Growth in Paper, Packaging and Tissue.

The exhibition and conference will take place at BITEC

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Cleaner may lose out after finding gold in a bin

24th of May 2018
Cleaner may lose out after finding gold in a bin

A South Korean cleaner may miss out on a fortune in gold after an unexpected find in a rubbish bin, it's been reported.

According to The Korea Times, a cleaner found seven gold bars worth a total €274,000 whilst emptying a rubbish bin at Incheon International Airport last month.

The bars, each weighing 1kg, were wrapped in newspapers, and

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