De Bruin is new chairman of ISSA European council

11th of October 2016
De Bruin is new chairman of ISSA European council

Worldwide cleaning association ISSA has appointed Michel de Bruin as chairman of its European council. De Bruin, ceo of Greenspeed, succeeds Andrew Dunning who served in the post for three years.

"I am truly honoured to take on the role of chairman," said de Bruin. "My own commercial background in the industry has helped me understand what the

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Ambulance cleaning - room for improvement

10th of October 2016
Ambulance cleaning - room for improvement

Paul Harleman, business development manager Benefrance at Vileda Professional writes exclusively for ECJ about the cleaning and disinfection issues ambulance services are facing. He looks at how they organise the cleaning process today and makes suggestions as to how they can improve. 

Some time ago ECJ published news about a leading Dutch

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Horses for courses...

5th of October 2016
Horses for courses...

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visits building services provider Facilicom, which has its headquarters in the Netherlands. The company has identified the advantages of incorporating horses into its management training, with great success.

As the building services market develops across Europe and clients have changing expectations, so the providers

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New app tells staff which toilets are busy

5th of October 2016
New app tells staff which toilets are busy

A Finnish company has created an app that lets office workers know which toilets are free and which are occupied - without them having to leave their desks.

Employees at digital innovation consultancy Futurice in central Helsinki created the app following frustrations that the gents' toilets were often occupied. Members of staff therefore wasted

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Loo with a view - China's first all-glass toilet

4th of October 2016
Loo with a view - China's first all-glass toilet

A city in China's southern Hunan province is hoping to encourage tourists to visit its countryside with the opening of transparent public toilets.

The loos, located on top of trees near Shiyan Lake in Changsha, offer spectacular views of the forest below - and also of fellow toilet users.

According to sources, walls that separate the cubicles -

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Cleaning - maybe a wise career choice

4th of October 2016
Cleaning - maybe a wise career choice

Cleaning is not considered the hottest job on a CV. But it may be a wise career choice - says ECJ’s Danish correspondent Lotte Printz.

September marks the beginning of an academic year. A record-breaking number of students start university studies in Denmark where vocational education has been struggling in recent years to attract

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