Navigating facilities services challenges post-lockdown

3rd of February 2021
Navigating facilities services challenges post-lockdown

PHS, which delivers a range of facilities services, recently carried out a survey into the impact of Covid-19 on building usage. It found that the cleaning sector faces the significant challenge of having to maintain impeccable hygiene levels to keep buildings clean, and inspire confidence in users. Darren Hawkins, its head of FM, tells us

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Good golly, nice trolley!

2nd of February 2021
Good golly, nice trolley!

How has the advent of Covid-19 changed the face of the trolley industry? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers how their products are evolving in a world in which cleaners and their equipment have become a reassuring sight rather than an intrusive presence.

Cleaners used to be expected to go about their work as unobtrusively as possible before the

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Biodiversity - the time to protect nature is now

1st of February 2021
Biodiversity - the time to protect nature is now

Nature is under stress as never before. Wildlife species are being pushed to the brink of extinction and humankind is on notice that the accelerating decline in biodiversity threatens our survival too. Hartley Milner looks at how the businesses community is responding to this stark message.

Along London’s Thames Embankment, a battery of

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Covid-19 and hand washing

29th of January 2021
Covid-19 and hand washing

Posters, leaflets, stickers, government messages – everywhere we look there are reminders of the need to practise good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But how are we responding? Tork manufacturer Essity has conducted a survey into people’s attitudes to hand hygiene in the wake of the pandemic - and the results are

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Focus on catering during Covid

28th of January 2021
Focus on catering during Covid

The cleaning sector in Italy has produced a handbook on hygiene in catering. Anna Garbagna tells us more.

The pandemic continues to be a major challenge and the most affected sectors are now facing a further very difficult test. Among them is catering which, in order to survive, had to adjust to new rules on space management and securing the

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New projects, positive momentum

27th of January 2021
New projects, positive momentum

As 2020 drew to a close and a new year began, the German cleaning industry has been taking stock, reports Katja Scholz.

In April of last year the contract cleaning association BIV commissioned Forsa, an independent German market and opinion research institute, to do a survey regarding the popularity of the contract cleaning trade. The results

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