Window cleaning contractor on trial in France

6th of December 2013
Window cleaning contractor on trial in France

A window cleaner died after falling off his ladder, resulting in a court case, writes Christian Bouzols.

An accident has been tried by the local criminal court of Saint-Malo following the death of a window cleaner who fell off his ladder.

Nobody saw or heard anything that day inside a superstore near Saint-Malo, in Brittany. While he was

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Sustainability - “the best single investment we can make as an industry” says Diversey Care's Kadri

6th of December 2013
Sustainability - “the best single investment we can make as an industry” says Diversey Care's Kadri

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall talks to Dr Ilham Kadri - president of the Diversey Care division of Sealed Air - about the company’s rebranding, her views on the professional cleaning sector, and sustainability.

Dr Ilham Kadri was appointed as president of the Diversey Care division of Sealed Air at the beginning of 2013 - a newcomer to the

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Rentokil Initial in-company training wins Royal Society approval

5th of December 2013
Rentokil Initial in-company training wins Royal Society approval

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in the UK has awarded accreditation to Rentokil-Initial’s in-company training course Hygiene Within our Environment.

The RSPH is the oldest public health body in the world, an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion and protection of collective human health and wellbeing. Its

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Train lavatories learn to talk

4th of December 2013
Train lavatories learn to talk

Talking toilets have been introduced on some UK trains in order to help tackle the problem of blocked loos.

Once the user has locked the lavatory door on certain Virgin Trains, a pre-recorded message entreats: "Please don't flush nappies, sanitary towels, paper towels, gum, old phones, unpaid bills, junk mail, your ex's sweater, hopes, dreams or

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French toilets are the worst in Europe, according to traveller survey

3rd of December 2013
French toilets are the worst in Europe, according to traveller survey

Europe's dirtiest public toilets can be found in France, according to a new survey. And even the French themselves believe their own public conveniences to be the grubbiest on the continent.

Independent travel review site Zoover polled nearly 3,000 holidaymakers about their perceptions of European toilets. Just under a third of European

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MITIE Streamlines cleaning contracts under Lean Six Sigma principles

3rd of December 2013
MITIE Streamlines cleaning contracts under Lean Six Sigma principles

MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company based in the UK,  is celebrating the first graduations at Green Belt level from its Lean Academy.

The Lean Academy, set up and run by MITIE’s Environmental+ cleaning business, offers training in the principles of Lean Six Sigma, which has its origins in the automotive manufacturing

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