More Irish hospitals needed second inspection for poor hygiene last year

12th of April 2016
More Irish hospitals needed second inspection for poor hygiene last year

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

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Fast, efficient products most desired by healthcare cleaning workers

8th of April 2016
Fast, efficient products most desired by healthcare cleaning workers

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.

But what

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Public washrooms are less germy than we think

7th of April 2016
Public washrooms are less germy than we think

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

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Anticipation builds for ISSA/INTERCLEAN

6th of April 2016
Anticipation builds for ISSA/INTERCLEAN

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.

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Liverpool men play video games in the gents' toilets

5th of April 2016
Liverpool men play video games in the gents' toilets

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

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Zenith Hygiene Group named one of Britain’s most inspiring companies

4th of April 2016
Zenith Hygiene Group named one of Britain’s most inspiring companies

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

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