Will the European Union survive 2016? It’s a fair question considering the battering the region has taken from a perfect storm of crises in recent years and with fresh challenges looming over an increasingly darkening horizon. Hartley Milner goes in search of some answers.
Whether the EU collapses this year or not will be of no consequence
Entry for the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - the pan-European awards programme launched by ECJ - is now open. The awards will celebrate excellence across all parts of the sector, with the inaugural awards ceremony taking place in Barcelona on September 29.
An independent judging panel made up of industry experts is being appointed by
Even the most seasoned of frequent flyers turn into germophobes on a long-haul flight, given the state of the toilet. Now airline manufacturer Boeing is promising a solution with the development of a self-cleaning toilet.
It says it has found a wayto use ultraviolet light to kill 99.99 per cent of germs in the lavatories, disinfect all surfaces
In 2013 a formal programme for the training of cleaners was established in Delhi, India. The scheme, called Cleaning Sector Skills for Indian Facility Management (CSSIFM), was launched with the support of two Indian vocational training providers - Don Bosco Tech
and GMR Varalakshami Foundation (GMRVF).
The programme is a public-private partnership
In the UK, global facilities service provider ISS has revolutionised its training with the introduction of ‘I can at ISS’, an integrated programme that can be used by all its employees at every stage of their career with the company. The programme is endorsed by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM).
The five stage
The number of complaints about poor food hygiene in Ireland rose by 14 per cent last year, at 2,738. That's according to a report from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
Contamination of food with foreign objects was frequently reported by consumers. In 2015 those reports included allegations of food contaminated with dead insects and metal,