Shorter hand sanitiser use may be more effective

22nd of January 2018
Shorter hand sanitiser use may be more effective

Using alcohol hand rubs for just half the time recommended by WHO could result in better outcomes, according to European research.

The current WHO recommendation for healthcare staff is to use hand sanitisers for between 20 and 30 seconds. However, clinicians often complain that this period is impractically long for frequent daily

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China calls a halt to its over-the-top washroom spending

19th of January 2018
China calls a halt to its over-the-top washroom spending

Local authorities in China have been told to rein in their spending on creating so-called "five-star" toilets.

The government initiated a drive to improve the nation's washrooms in 2015 in a "toilet revolution" designed to enhance tourism.

China is known for its dirty public toilets with many rural people using open pits with no sewerage

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Hand hygiene collaborative raises compliance to 85 per cent

18th of January 2018
Hand hygiene collaborative raises compliance to 85 per cent

Hand hygiene compliance improved dramatically at five Swiss hospitals following an 18-month multi-strategy programme aimed at improving procedures.

A suite of changes were introduced at the five hospitals in 14 locations across Switzerland in a bid to improve hand hygiene. For example, staff were given better access to alcohol-based hand rubs and

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Online window cleaning booking business launches crowdfunding campaign

17th of January 2018
Online window cleaning booking business launches crowdfunding campaign

A new UK start-up which is changing the way people book window cleaning has launched its first crowdfunding campaign.

Osha Clean was founded in 2016 by husband and wife team Louise and Mark Stevenson. The online service brings together people who need their windows cleaning with reliable local window cleaners who are looking for more business.

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Download the ECJ app now!

12th of January 2018
Download the ECJ app now!

Did you know you can now read the latest editions of ECJ on your mobile device by downloading the new app?

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The Quarr Group agrees management buyout with Nviro, Mountjoy and Pabulum

11th of January 2018
The Quarr Group agrees management buyout with Nviro, Mountjoy and Pabulum

The founders of The Quarr Group have agreed a management buy-out (MBO) with the directors of its three subsidiaries: Nviro, Mountjoy, and Pabulum. The companies specialise in contract cleaning, building maintenance and construction, and contract catering respectively.

The team involves all the executive directors from the subsidiary companies and

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