National NHS cleaning protocol launched

1st of April 2021
National NHS cleaning protocol launched

A new protocol for cleaning public spaces in England has been launched in response to COVID-19.

This is said to be the first time that cleaning has been regulated by means of an official standard that can be measured and audited. Organisations previously relied on guidance from HSE and Public Health England for maintaining high levels of

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US men are washing their hands more thoroughly than women

31st of March 2021
US men are washing their hands more thoroughly than women

Men have been more conscientious than women in maintaining good hand washing habits during the pandemic, according to a new survey of 1,050 American adults.

Just under 70 per cent of men claim to have kept up their improved hand hygiene habits since the pandemic began compared with 57 per cent of women. And 62 per cent of men say they were "very

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German contract cleaning association publishes survey results

30th of March 2021
German contract cleaning association publishes survey results

The trade association representing the German contract cleaning sector - BIV - has published the results of its spring business survey. The results highlight a cautious approach among cleaning and facility service companies.

Of those who took part, 60.7 per cent describe their business forecasts for 2021 as satisfactory, sufficient, rather poor

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European Commission adopts new strategy for rights of people with disabilities

29th of March 2021
European Commission adopts new strategy for rights of people with disabilities

The European Commission has adopted a new Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030, contributing to Principle 17 of the European Pillar of Social Rights - reports EFCI.

The new strategy builds on its predecessor, the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, and sets out key initiatives to be implemented in the next 10 years

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Lucart grows UK presence through Essential Supply acquisition

26th of March 2021
Lucart grows UK presence through Essential Supply acquisition

Tissue producer Lucart, based in Italy, has acquired Essential Supply Products (ESP) in the UK as part of its strategy to grow its presence in the away-from-home market there.

The relationship between the two companies dates back over 10 years as some of the paper processed at the ESP site comes from the Lucart mills.

Lucart ceoMassimo Pasquini

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London's Cleaning Show moves to November

25th of March 2021
London's Cleaning Show moves to November

The Cleaning Show, which is the UK's professional cleaning exhibition, will now take place from November 2-4 following recent government announcements about lockdown easing. It had been planned for early June.

The venue remains the same, London Excel. The event will include a topical conference programme, a new demonstration area and The Cleaning

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