ISS makes executive group management changes

26th of January 2018
ISS makes executive group management changes

Global facility services provider ISS is to make a number of changes to its executive group management with effect from March 1.

Europe will be consolidated from four operating units to two. Richard Sykes, currently regional ceo of Western Europe, will become regional ceo for Northern Europe. Jacob Götzsche, currently regional ceo of Central

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British Airways under fire for bad cleanliness standards

25th of January 2018
British Airways under fire for bad cleanliness standards

British Airways is facing severe criticism for the cleanliness of its planes. London gallery owner Michael Hoppen has been featured in The Times after accusing the carrier of leaving its planes in a filthy state.

Hoppen said he has started using other long-haul airlines after experiencing dirty tables, sticky seats and blankets covered in stains.

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UK government faces outsourcing test following Carillion collapse

24th of January 2018
UK government faces outsourcing test following Carillion collapse

The UK government faces the significant test of a plan to spread the risk of public service contracts following the collapse of support services outsourcing giant Carillion last week. It is now launching a €13.6 billion tender to carry out cleaning and maintenance at hospitals, schools and other public buildings.

The Crown Commercial

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Looking ahead to Interclean Amsterdam 2018

23rd of January 2018
Looking ahead to Interclean Amsterdam 2018

Interclean Amsterdam, Europe's largest professional cleaning exhibition, takes place from May 15-18. Organiser Amsterdam RAI is expecting more than 30,000 visitors from over 130 countries.

Taking place over 12 halls and featuring 800 exhibitors from more than 40 countries the show will feature a variety of cleaning and hygiene segments -

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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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