Schoolchildren shun drinks to avoid using the toilet - study

15th of May 2019
Schoolchildren shun drinks to avoid using the toilet - study

More than half a million UK pupils refrain from drinking during the day to avoid having to visit the school toilets, a study suggests.

The survey of 1,500 secondary school pupils reveals that five per cent never use the toilet at school. Just under a fifth say this is because they feel the toilets are unsafe while 17 per cent say it is because

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Cleanfix appoints new management

14th of May 2019
Cleanfix appoints new management

Professional cleaning machines specialist Cleanfix has had a change of management. Founder Christoph Loosli stepped down at the beginning of this year.

Judith Thöny - daughter of Christoph Loosli - Felix Rüesch and Daniel Stutz now make up the management team. All of them are experienced members of the Cleanfix organisation, based in

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German cleaning show CMS to host healthcare forum

13th of May 2019
German cleaning show CMS to host healthcare forum

The German cleaning exhibition CMS takes place in Berlin from September 24-27, also featuring the CMS World Summit from September 25-26.

There will be a special focus on hygiene in healthcare too, with the addition of a Practical Forum on Healthcare on September 26. This is aimed at all those with responsibility for cleaning and hygiene in the

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Read the April/May edition of ECJ online now

10th of May 2019
Read the April/May edition of ECJ online now

The April/May edition of ECJ is now available to read on the website or via the ECJ app. Highlights include:

• How to enter the 2019 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards

• 2018 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - focus on three more winners

• How cleaning companies are benefitting from the use of digital apps in running

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Hand hygiene as vital for patients as for nurses

9th of May 2019
Hand hygiene as vital for patients as for nurses

Better hand hygiene among hospital patients is crucial to curb the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria - according to latest research from the USA.

A study from the University of Michigan (UoM), published this month in Clinical Infectious Diseases, found that almost a third (29 per cent) of objects that patients commonly touch - such as nurse

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Cleaners wipe down train before Kim Jong Un steps off

8th of May 2019
Cleaners wipe down train before Kim Jong Un steps off

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un travelled by train to Vladivostock last week for a meeting with Vladimir Putin, president of Russia. But before he stepped from the train to make his appearance a dedicated cleaning team was seen frantically wiping the train doors and windows to make sure they were shining for Kim's arrival.

The attendants, wearing

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