One in five hospitals inspected in 2015 required a follow-up inspection for poor hygiene and maintenance, compared to one in 10 hospitals in 2014, according to a Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) report.
Thirty-nine unannounced inspections were carried out by HIQA in 32 public acute hospitals between January 2015 and December
Healthcare cleaning professionals are under increased pressure to keep down operating costs and are most focused on products that are efficient, according to a new survey.
Around a quarter of the respondents in the 2015 Cleaning Industry Insights Survey by by P&G Professional, said their top priority were products that act quickly.
Public washrooms are no more 'germy' than the average toilet at home, according to experts.
And lavatories are less-than-ideal breeding grounds for bacteria which means that most die off quickly in any case. These were among the findings of a US study published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
"The restroom isn't that
Markus Asch, vice chairman of the management board at cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher and president of EUnited Cleaning, writes his latest blog for the ECJ website. He looks forward to the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam exhibition next month.
Two Liverpool nightclubs have introduced pee-to-play video games in their gents' toilets. Male customers at Level and Fusion can try their luck on ‘hands-free' video games including skiing, penalty shootouts, racing, cricket and quizzes.
Sensors on the urinal detect the position of the man's stream, and are linked up to a digital screen at
Cleaning chemicals manufacturer and supplier Zenith Hygiene Group, based in the UK, has been named as one of the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain' in the third edition of a report by the London Stock Exchange.
In order to be considered for the list businesses needed to demonstrate not only positive growth in revenues over the last four