AI hand washing system set to improve compliance in hygiene-critical sectors

11th of June 2020
AI hand washing system set to improve compliance in hygiene-critical sectors

New from Fujitsu is an AI system designed to recognise when users are following recommended hand washing guidelines.

Aimed initially at the food industry, the Actlyzer is claimed to eliminate the need for intrusive and time-consuming visual confirmation of hand hygiene compliance.

Actlyzer leverages artificial intelligence and machine-learning

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Distancing and hygiene measures to be key for pub and restaurant diners

9th of June 2020
Distancing and hygiene measures to be key for pub and restaurant diners

Most UK people who regularly visit pubs and restaurants will want to see social distancing and sanitisation measures "overtly put in place" before they will feel comfortable venturing back, a focus group has revealed.

And those in at-risk categories or living with younger or older family members would need "a lot of reassurance to persuade them

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ECJ May/June edition available to read online

5th of June 2020
ECJ May/June edition available to read online

The May/June edition of ECJ is now available to read online on the ECJ website, and via the app.

Highlights include:

• COVID-19: cleaning sector is key in Europe's recovery phase

• Software and mobile solutions: are we working smarter?

• A new world order: will the pandemic lead to a more sustainable economy?

• Hand

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The post-lockdown washroom

4th of June 2020
The post-lockdown washroom

Paul Wonnacott, managing director of Vectair Systems, explains why washrooms sitting idle could cause a headache for commercial facilities.

The coronavirus pandemic has meant widespread closures for many types of establishments, such as restaurants, pubs and gyms - and for these venues, it doesn't look likely that the lockdown will be lifted

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British Cleaning Council requests meeting with minister to discuss key issues

3rd of June 2020
British Cleaning Council requests meeting with minister to discuss key issues

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has written to the minister for small business, consumers and labour markets Paul Scully to request a private meeting to discuss issues key to the cleaning sector and the recovery from Coronavirus.

This comes after the BCC was consulted by the Government about the official, national guidance it issued in May to

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Beware profiteers, warns cleaning and hygiene suppliers trade body

2nd of June 2020
Beware profiteers, warns cleaning and hygiene suppliers trade body

In the UK, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is warning all buyers of cleaning and hygiene products to beware of unscrupulous profiteers capitalising on the unprecedented demand for products.

In a statement it said:"New companies have been set up to buy and sell on products like hand and surface sanitisers, gloves, wipes,

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