Half of ambulances in Northern Ireland have 'unsatisfactory hygiene' issues

11th of April 2018
Half of ambulances in Northern Ireland have 'unsatisfactory hygiene' issues

The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has accepted a recommendation to implement a 'special measure' to address concerns about cleanliness and hygiene within the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Trust (NIAS).

Twenty-one stations there were visited recently by inspectors from the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA),

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Poor washroom odour damages business reputation, says study

10th of April 2018
Poor washroom odour damages business reputation, says study

Bad washroom odours can negatively impact on business reputation and repeat custom. Those are the key findings of a study on the state of air care in public and office washrooms, and the wide-ranging implications this can have on businesses.

The global report by Initial Washroom Hygiene was titled ‘Washroom malodour: Experiences,

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Interclean Amsterdam to feature 2018 Healthcare Forum

9th of April 2018
Interclean Amsterdam to feature 2018 Healthcare Forum

With the aim of bringing healthcare and cleaning professionals together, RAI Amsterdam has organised the inaugural International Healthcare Forum - set to run alongside Interclean Amsterdam on Wednesday May 16.

Healthcare will also feature at the show, with a dedicated healthcare section and events taking place at the Healthcare

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Mobile app reviews toilets

6th of April 2018
Mobile app reviews toilets

LOOrank, a free mobile app that allows users to rate and review more than 100 million toilets all over the world, has launched on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

Its creators - Philippe Braekman,  Martin Leyshon and Ben van Zutphen - were often frustrated and angry at the number of poor and unhygienic toilets and washrooms they

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - Markas

5th of April 2018
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - Markas

The sustainability policies of cleaning company Markas earned it a 2017 European Cleaning and Hygiene Award at the Rome event in November. Ann Laffeaty asks Markas about the hospital project that made it a winner.

Sustainability is not simply a matter of producing glossy reports and impressing customers with business ethics. It demands a

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - WE Italia

4th of April 2018
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 winner - WE Italia

Cleaning industry distributors are the “glue” that bind manufacturers and end-customers together. And the very best of them act as true business partners to the companies they supply. Ann Laffeaty talks to Simone Bertocci, director general of WE Italia which won the 2017 European Cleaning & Hygiene Award for Excellence in Added

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