Europe's cleaning sector to gather in Berlin this September

15th of May 2017
Europe's cleaning sector to gather in Berlin this September

The German capital Berlin is to host the 2017 Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) this September, alongside the CMS professional cleaning trade exhibition.

The theme of the congress, which takes place from September 18-20, is Cleaning in the Digital World - Processes, People, Technology'. The CMS exhibition

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Read the April/May edition of ECJ online now

12th of May 2017
Read the April/May edition of ECJ online now

The April/May edition of ECJ is now available to read online. Highlights this edition include:

• Future trends - technology in the cleaning sector
• Batteries - is it all about lithium-ion?
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017- now open for entries
• Client satisfaction - open and honest communication is vital

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Client engagement is positive - are YOU doing enough?

11th of May 2017
Client engagement is positive - are YOU doing enough?

Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management, continues her series of exclusive blogs about social media for the ECJ website. She focuses here on the importance of positive engagement.

Read it here

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Hospital-acquired C. difficile rates persist despite enhanced cleaning

10th of May 2017
Hospital-acquired C. difficile rates persist despite enhanced cleaning

Enhanced cleaning in healthcare is effective in reducing the number of bacteria on frequently-touched surfaces.

However, a new report reveals that levels of C-difficile infections may stay the same - even after improved cleaning protocols are put in place.

US researchers conducted a 12-month study into the impact of enhanced cleaning in seven

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Research highlights bacterial reduction on copper stethoscope surfaces

9th of May 2017
Research highlights bacterial reduction on copper stethoscope surfaces

New clinical research has highlighted the risk of bacterial transmission via stethoscopes between patients and healthcare workers and shows how antimicrobial copper components can play a part in addressing the issue.

Published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the two-centre study aimed to assess the efficacy of antimicrobial copper

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Old £5 notes are seven times dirtier than new polymer ones

8th of May 2017
Old £5 notes are seven times dirtier than new polymer ones

As the old UK paper £5 note has become obsolete this month online medical and industry supplier Brosch Direct decided to find out just how dirty old fivers are compared to the shiny new polymer notes.

Five pound notes (six in total, three old and three new) were sent to a laboratory in the UK to undergo a series of hygiene tests in order to

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