The concept of hygiene for health is never more relevant or more critical than in the healthcare sector itself. Hospitals are the most demanding of cleaning contracts, where the highest of hygiene standards must be consistently maintained.
How has this sector progressed in recent years, what lessons have been learned and what are the key
When cleaning in areas where hygiene is of the utmost importance, the skill of the operative cannot be under-estimated. Keith Baker of industry trade association ISSA explains why well-trained, skilled professionale are so crucial in maintaining proper cleaning and hygiene standards.
Cleaning is quite possibly the only industry in the world 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 continues on the theme of his last contribution: connected cleaning and the megatrend of networking.
The workplace is a breeding ground for bacteria and any contagion will quickly spread in a busy office, institution or factory. Ann Laffeaty looks at the implications of an outbreak at work and asks whether employers and staff could be doing anything more to keep their workplace safe.
Anyone who works in an office will recognise the scenario. One
An increasing number of people travel abroad these days whether on holiday, on business or to visit friends and family. Ann Laffeaty looks at the hygiene issues involved when venturing to other countries and finds out where in the world you are most likely to fall ill - and whether you can do anything to prevent it.
A mere 50 years ago it
A trip to a hotel or restaurant is often an expensive treat, and should therefore be a pleasurable experience. But your pleasure will quickly turn to outrage if it makes you ill. Ann Laffeaty looks at the implications of outbreaks in the leisure industry – both to the unlucky guest and to the reputation of the venue concerned.