EFCI to hold one-day June conference in Brussels

28th of February 2019
EFCI to hold one-day June conference in Brussels

The European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry (EFCI), the federation of the European national associations of the cleaning and facility services sector, is to hold a one-day conference on June 28 in Brussels. The theme: "Cleaning and Facility Services: shaping the industry for the future".

In four different panels, speakers and delegates

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Hand hygiene compliance improves during Dutch 'competition'

26th of February 2019
Hand hygiene compliance improves during Dutch 'competition'

Overall hand hygiene compliance increased during a two-year "friendly competition" in the Netherlands in which staff at 10 healthcare facilities were observed and ranked based on their compliance, according to researchers.Hand hygiene among health care workers is generally poor and many studies have assessed different interventions to improve

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GOJO launches winter wellness website

22nd of February 2019
GOJO launches winter wellness website

Skin health and surface hygiene specialist GOJO Industries-Europe has developed a winter wellness website in a bit to boost wellness and lessen the impact of seasonal viruses.

The microsite, available to view in eight languages - English, French, German, Danish, Spanish, Swedish, Polish and Romanian - features advice, blogs and downloadable

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2019 open for entries

20th of February 2019
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2019 open for entries

The annual European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2019 are now open for entries from service providers, manufacturers and distributors across Europe.

The awards, which recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry, are the only pan-European awards for the sector and are organised by European Cleaning Journal (ECJ).

This

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New Ecodesign regulations impact warm air dryer manufacturers

18th of February 2019
New Ecodesign regulations impact warm air dryer manufacturers

As part of the European Ecodesign Directive (EDD) and starting from April 2021, warm air dryer manufacturers will be obliged for the first time to make appliances more easily repairable and longer lasting following a decision by European environment ministries - reports the Electric Handdryer Association.

Previous Ecodesign regulations have

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Survey reveals only 61 per cent of washroom users wash their hands

14th of February 2019
Survey reveals only 61 per cent of washroom users wash their hands

A recent survey of UK office workers revealed that only 61 per cent wash their hands properly with warm water and soap after going to the toilet. Eighteen per cent do a quick hand wash, 14 per cent occasionally wash their hands and seven per cent admitted to never washing their hands.

Office cleaning company SMC Premier surveyed over 5,000 UK

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