If you've ever harboured doubts about the personal hygiene habits of your work colleagues, the results of a new survey will not do anything to reassure you.
A survey of 100,000 people carried out by Initial Washroom Hygiene has revealed 62 per cent of men do not wash their hands after going to the bathroom. And while women are slightly better,
Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services reports on new Dutch laws affecting the cleaning sector.
On July 1 2014 the Dutch Senate agreed to the so called Participation Act. That same day a proposal for a Quota Act was sent to the Second Chamber, the legislative part of Dutch parliament. Both laws are about employing people with a so called
Cleaning technology provider Kärcher has signed a global agreement with ISS, world leader in the provision of facilities services, for the exclusive provision of equipment worldwide. The initial agreement will run for five years.
Peter Schack, global head of procurement at ISS said: "We selected Kärcher based on its comprehensive
ECJ correspondent in Scandinavia Lotte Printz reports from Denmark where the cleaning staff of a regional hospital are to serve as role models for hospital cleaners in other European countries.
At least once a year the cleaning staff at the Regional Hospital of Randers, Denmark, put down mops and dusters to undergo supplementary training. The
Where in the world are people most likely to use their workplace washrooms to let off steam, eat, rehearse a presentation or carry out an exercise routine? And which nationality is most likely to shun a gym, public washroom or even dinner at a friend’s house due to concerns about poor hygiene?
Tork manufacturer SCA shares some insights from
Cleaning contractors will face tougher scrutiny after the workplace ombudsman found that nearly 40 per cent of employers were underpaying staff or not following appropriate record-keeping guidelines.
Only 62 per cent of the 578 businesses scrutinised by the Fair Work ombudsman were found to be fully compliant with regulations, a report found. The