Veolia team cleans up after Notting Hill carnival

31st of August 2018
Veolia team cleans up after Notting Hill carnival

London's Notting Hill carnival, the second largest in the world after Carneval in Rio de Janeiro,  took place earlier this week and was attended by almost two million people.

As the revellers eat and dance their way along 3.5 miles of Notting Hill's streets, Veolia manages the clean up operation on behalf of Westminster City Counci. This

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Irish contract cleaning industry awards October date

30th of August 2018
Irish contract cleaning industry awards October date

The 2018 Irish Contract Cleaning Association (ICCA) industry awards ceremony will take place in Dublin on October 19. The venue is The Round Room at Mansion House.

There are 13 categories: Retail Buildings; Small Retail Buildings; Hospitality/Leisure/Residential Buildings; Educational Buildings up to Secondary Schools; Educational Buildings,

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Women snub gender-neutral toilets at the UK Government’s Home Office

28th of August 2018
Women snub gender-neutral toilets at the UK Government’s Home Office

Female staff at the London Home Office are boycotting the gender-neutral toilets at work - because men keep using the cubicles with the door open.

Work was carried out last year on converting five male and five female toilets into 10 unisex facilities. Each of the washrooms at the ministry's Westminster headquarters now have three cubicles but no

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New hand washing stand being trialled for refugees

24th of August 2018
New hand washing stand being trialled for refugees

Aid agency Oxfam is trialling a new hand washing stand for use in humanitarian emergencies.

The charity hopes to start mass production of the washstand later this year. Oxfam's current pop-up solution to hand-washing in emergencies is the tippy tap, a jerry-can suspended on a piece of wood by a rope which the user operates via a foot pedal.

This

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Thomann Hanry launches façade cleaning guide

16th of August 2018
Thomann Hanry launches façade cleaning guide

Façade refurbishment and restoration specialist Thomann Hanry has published a free technical information guide offering details of the range of restorative processes available on the market.

The guide examines issues of access, water and waste containment; impacts on building occupiers and the public of the various methods; and speed,

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Call for bodycams for Glasgow’s street cleaners

15th of August 2018
Call for bodycams for Glasgow’s street cleaners

Calls for street cleaners in Glasgow to be equipped with body cameras have followed a spate of verbal and physical attacks.

Bottles have been hurled at the Scottish city's street cleaning staff who have also been subjected to verbal abuse and pranks.

A spokesman from the council cleansing section of the UK's general trade union GMB said: "We're

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