Super-fast hand dryers in public toilets are 'as loud as pneumatic drills'

20th of June 2017
Super-fast hand dryers in public toilets are 'as loud as pneumatic drills'

Modern jet air hand dryers have the same impact on our ears as a close-range pneumatic drill, according to a hearing aid company.

Jonathan Ratcliffe from Audiologist.co.uk claims that powerful drying machines can cause lasting damage to children, the elderly and those with hearing problems.

“The effects are particularly dangerous for

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - entries close in one month!

16th of June 2017
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - entries close in one month!

The closing date for the 2017 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards is fast approaching. This pan-European awards programme celebrates excellence across all parts of the sector and was launched last year by European Cleaning Journal (ECJ). Entries must be submitted by July 20.

This year's ceremony takes place at the Parco dei Principi Grand

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FIDEN congress to take place in Lucerne this October

15th of June 2017
FIDEN congress to take place in Lucerne this October

European contract cleaning association FIDEN will hold its 61st congress in Lucerne, Switzerland from October 19-22.

The general theme for this year is Positioning as a Building Service Provider in Times of Digital Change. There will be a general introduction of the state of the Swiss FM and real estate market, before moving on to a keynote

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Spanish cleaning sector sees rise in absenteeism

14th of June 2017
Spanish cleaning sector sees rise in absenteeism

The Spanish cleaning sector has seen an increase in employee absenteeism of 53 per cent compared with 2013, according to latest reports from Spanish contract cleaning association ASPEL.

A total of 16,895 employees did not turn up to their place on at least one occasion in 2016. The assocation's president Juan Díez de los Ríos

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Not every disability is visible

13th of June 2017
Not every disability is visible

Paul Wonnacott is managing director and president of Vectair Systems, specialist in washroom hygiene and aircare systems. In his latest blog he talks about Vectair's involvement with Crohn's and Colitis UK.

Read it here

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International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards takes place this week

12th of June 2017
International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards takes place this week

This Thursday, June 15, has been designated International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Guards 2017. Uni Global Union, which organises the campaign, is encouraging cleaning and security unions to gather on all continents for a day of global solidarity and strength to highlight the fight of cleaners and guards for decent jobs, safe work and

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