Milan Fashion Week uses toilet bus to meet demand

23rd of March 2016
Milan Fashion Week uses toilet bus to meet demand

To meet the demands the fashion-buying season places on its public facilities, the city of Milan found an unusual solution during its Fashion Week recently.

Billing itself as the first ever in Europe, Milan's washroom-on-wheels has been christened with the self-explanatory name 'Toilet Bus'. Refitted at a cost of €75,000 with generous water

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Many looming challenges for the EU

22nd of March 2016
Many looming challenges for the EU

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

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - enter now!

21st of March 2016
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - enter now!

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

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Boeing develops self-cleaning toilet for planes

18th of March 2016
Boeing develops self-cleaning toilet for planes

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

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Vocational training brings skilled workers to Indian sector

17th of March 2016
Vocational training brings skilled workers to Indian sector

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

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ISS UK revamps UK training with BIFM-approved programme

16th of March 2016
ISS UK revamps UK training with BIFM-approved programme

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

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