OCS to recruit 900 apprentices with new scheme

20th of March 2017
OCS to recruit 900 apprentices with new scheme

As part of National Apprenticeship Week in the UK, building services provider OCS is launching a new apprenticeship programme which will aim to recruit up to 900 apprentices in its first year.

From April 6 the scheme will offer apprenticeships in a range of operational FM, management and business support functions including ICT and HR. Open to

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Use of hand sanitiser linked to health problems in children

17th of March 2017
Use of hand sanitiser linked to health problems in children

Poison helplines in the US receive thousands of calls each year relating to children's adverse reactions to hand sanitisers according to the Center for Disease Control.

Products containing alcohol are the subject of most complaints with reports of eye problems and sanitiser ingestion cited among the most common issues.

Between 2011 and 2014

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ECTV episode 4 - Cleaning up the NHS

16th of March 2017
ECTV episode 4 - Cleaning up the NHS

Another episode of EC Television from ECJ has just gone live - this is episode four!

We round up the latest news from the cleaning industry - with highlights including an innovative solution to fix the litter problem on Mumbai trains and the downfall of a robot used to clean a nuclear reactor.

And this episode's special feature is an exclusive

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Keynote speakers announced for WFBSC Berlin

14th of March 2017
Keynote speakers announced for WFBSC Berlin

The organisers of this year's World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) Congress in Berlin from September 18-20 have announced two keynote speakers.

EU commissioner Günther Oettinger and the IT specialist Daniel Domscheit-Berg will both address the topic of 'Cleaning in a Digital World - Processes, People, Technology'. EU

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Frugal Innovation - the quietly growing trend

13th of March 2017
Frugal Innovation - the quietly growing trend

Markus Asch, vice chairman of the management board at cleaning solutions manufacturer Kärcher and president of EUnited Cleaning, writes his latest blog for ECJ. He takes a look at a trend that has been going relatively unnoticed in the cleaning sector.

Read it here

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People may be becoming ill in hospital – from the sinks

10th of March 2017
People may be becoming ill in hospital – from the sinks

Hospital sinks may be hotbeds of drug-resistant bacteria, according to a new report.

Research carried out in the US has found that splashes on the sides of sinks may harbour potentially deadly bacteria.

The study group set up a "sink lab" - a room containing five identical sinks based on the type most commonly found in intensive care units - at

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