ISS acquires strategic workplace management and design firm

9th of February 2017
ISS acquires strategic workplace management and design firm

Global facility services provider ISS is to acquire the Nordic strategic workspace management and design consultancy SIGNAL.

SIGNAL advises on how to use strategic space management and workplace design to improve performance - based on engagement with customers, managers and employees. The company has annual revenue of just over €4

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 - enter now!

8th of February 2017
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 - enter now!

The 2017 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards are now open for entries. This pan-European awards programme celebrates excellence across all parts of the sector and was launched last year by ECJ.

This year's ceremony takes place at the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome on November 9.

There are 10 categories:

• Best use of technology

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Augmented reality - the next big thing in cleaning?

7th of February 2017
Augmented reality - the next big thing in cleaning?

Pokemon Go revolutionised the gaming world when it exploded on to our lives last summer. Could augmented reality now have a similar impact on the cleaning industry? ECJ's Ann Laffeaty talks to Martin Cudzilo, developer of the AR-Check system.

Pokemon Go was a major craze when it was released worldwide in 2016. Suddenly our streets were filled

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Meet Moptimus Prime, the new hospital robot cleaner

6th of February 2017
Meet Moptimus Prime, the new hospital robot cleaner

A UK hospital has shown its lighter side by "employing" a robot cleaner in the shape of an ambulance.

The machine is currently patrolling the corridors of Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon. It has been dubbed Moptimus Prime - a play on the fictional Transformers' character Optimus Prime - following a Twitter poll.

The robotic scrubber dryer

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Swap soap for liquid handwash in war on superbugs, says health watchdog

3rd of February 2017
Swap soap for liquid handwash in war on superbugs, says health watchdog

People should stop using bars of soap and switch to liquid soap in the war against superbugs, according to official advice.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK claims that liquid soap and tepid running water are the key to good hand hygiene.

Deputy chief executive Professor Gillian Leng cites two reasons for NICE

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Watch the first episode of EC Television now!

31st of January 2017
Watch the first episode of EC Television now!

EC Television - the world's first news programme for the professional cleaning sector from ECJ - is now available to watch online.

Series one will be broadcast fortnightly from today and will include news, features and insight from business leaders.

The first episode highlights the latest news from the professional cleaning sector before

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