The dirtiest part of a plane? It's right in front of you

22nd of September 2015
The dirtiest part of a plane? It's right in front of you

What do you believe to be the dirtiest part of a plane? And no, it's not the toilet. Actually an evaluation of germs per square inch on different surfaces in airports and on planes found that the average tray table harbours nearly 20 times more bacteria than the aircraft toilet flush.

Travel website Travelmath.com sent a microbiologist to take

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Healthcare workers miss key areas when using hand sanitisers

21st of September 2015
Healthcare workers miss key areas when using hand sanitisers

More than half of healthcare workers commonly miss key areas of their hands when applying hand sanitiser, a new study has found.

Researchers discovered that fewer than 40 per cent of clinicians apply sanitiser to their thumbs. The fingertips and backs of hands were also among the top three most frequently-missed areas.

The team of researchers in

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Special ECJ Hygiene for Health supplement - read online now!

17th of September 2015
Special ECJ Hygiene for Health supplement - read online now!

The special ECJ supplement Hygiene for Health is now available to read online.

The professional cleaning sector plays a vital role in maintaining health and wellbeing in so many different applications - professional kitchens, the leisure industry, travel and tourism, in the workplace and in the healthcare sector itself.

Hygiene for Health takes

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Technology - the key to better service and adding value for cleaning firms

16th of September 2015
Technology - the key to better service and adding value for cleaning firms

Benoit Maerten is managing director of Temco Facility Services Europe in Belgium – one of the largest service providers in the country. Having joined the company as a newcomer to the sector in 2011, and with a background in management systems, he quickly saw ways in which to make the business smarter and more efficient.

Having come to the

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UK cleaning contractor first in Europe to achieve CIMS certificate

15th of September 2015
UK cleaning contractor first in Europe to achieve CIMS certificate

A UK cleaning contractor has become the first in Europe to achieve the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) first launched by US-based association ISSA in 2006. Based in London, Principle Cleaning underwent a comprehensive assessment process in order to gain this consensus-based management standard originally developed in the US.

The

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Speakers share practical resource management insight at RWM 2015

12th of September 2015
Speakers share practical resource management insight at RWM 2015

Karl Falkenberg, environment director general of the European Commission is one of many notable speakers discussing the circular economy at RWM 2015, Europe's event for resource efficiency and waste management.

Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham next week, from September 15-17, RWM 2015 will provide practical insight into recycling and waste

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