Diversity Week at Mitie

13th of October 2015
Diversity Week at Mitie

Leading UK facilities management company Mitie celebrated Diversity Week throughout the business at the end of September.

Over the week the company hosted a series of events, workshops, online training and keynote speeches across the UK and Ireland to celebrate the differences of its people and raise awareness and understanding of diversity and

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University pioneers new device for cleaning medical instruments

12th of October 2015
University pioneers new device for cleaning medical instruments

A device that is said to be able to effectively clean surgical instruments using cold water alone has been pioneered at the University of Southampton.

StarStream uses a combination of ultrasound and bubbles to 'scrub' the surface of instruments.

Manufactured by Ultrawave, StarStream supplies a gentle stream of water via a nozzle that generates

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Vote now for ISSA USA Innovation Awards

9th of October 2015
Vote now for ISSA USA Innovation Awards

Online voting is still open for this year's ISSA Innovation Award Program - the winners will be announced at the forthcoming ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibiiton in Las Vegas, USA. The closing date for online voting is October 16, but visitors to the show can still select their favourite entries for the Visitors' Choice awards.

The 2015 ISSA Innovation

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Daytime cleaning - impact on office staff

8th of October 2015
Daytime cleaning - impact on office staff

Daytime cleaning is becoming increasingly prevalent in Europe. But how do office employees feel about sharing their workspace with cleaning teams? Charlotte Branwhite from Tork manufacturer SCA shares the results of a study into the changing relationship between office staff and cleaners.

Over recent years there has been a general shift towards

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CMS German cleaning show increases visitor numbers

8th of October 2015
CMS German cleaning show increases visitor numbers

More than 17,000 cleaning professionals from 66 countries were in Berlin at the end of September for the CMS exhibiton - more than ever before.

This year's event was also host to 377 exhibitors from 22 countries, with the second International CMS Congress being held alongside the trade show.

Dr Christian Göke, ceo of Messe Berlin which

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‘Pupils need hand-washing lessons to cut drug resistance’

7th of October 2015
‘Pupils need hand-washing lessons to cut drug resistance’

Schoolchildren should be taught how to wash their hands properly in order to tackle the growing threat of drug-resistant bacteria, say UK health officials.

Draft National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for England recommend that teachers demonstrate the correct use of soap and water to their students.

The guidelines come as

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