British cars are breeding grounds for germs, claims study

5th of August 2015
British cars are breeding grounds for germs, claims study

Britain's cars may be a breeding ground for potentially dangerous bacteria, according to new research.

Microbiologists at the University of Nottingham took swabs from steering wheels, foot wells and seats to discover the levels of contaminants in vehicles. They found traces of eColi - which causes food poisoning - plus Staphylococcus which can

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Cleaning Technology Week to take place in India next January

4th of August 2015
Cleaning Technology Week to take place in India next January

January 2016 sees the hosting of Cleaning Technology Week in Mumbai, India. This week-long programme of exhibitions and other events is being staged by the organisers of Clean India Pulire and takes place from January 17-23.

The highlight of Cleaning Technology Week, say the organisers, is the hosting of five exhibitions - Clean India Pulire, Car

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Diversey awards hand hygiene prizes

3rd of August 2015
Diversey awards hand hygiene prizes

Diversey Care recently announced the three winners of its second annual global hand hygiene competition. The contest, which raises awareness for the benefits of clean hands around the World Health Organization's (WHO's) World Hand Hygiene Day, encouraged individuals to submit photos of hands, including a short description on why those hands are

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Workplace culture impacts on hand hygiene compliance

31st of July 2015
Workplace culture impacts on hand hygiene compliance

Better access to hand hygiene facilities and more hand washing 'cues' could help to improve hand hygiene in healthcare, according to researchers.

And increased knowledge about hand hygiene procedures plus a good example set by senior staff could also make a difference.

A team in Ireland examined various worldwide studies into hand hygiene to

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Taxpayers are paying for dirty hospitals in Ireland, says patients group

30th of July 2015
Taxpayers are paying for dirty hospitals in Ireland, says patients group

Basic commodities like soap are still not being provided in toilets in all public hospitals in Ireland, according to a patients' group there. Janette Byrne of lobby organisation Patients Together said this was still the unfortunate reality at a time when millions are being spent on hospital cleaning services.

Figures released to The Irish Times

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Finalists announced for UK 2015 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

29th of July 2015
Finalists announced for UK 2015 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

Following the first stages of judging, the finalists for the 2015 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards in the UK have been announced - a total of 88 from 46 companies. The awards recognise excellence in cleaning service provision.

The finalist companies are:
Aramark
Brayborne Facilities
C E Facilities Services
CAM Specialist Support
Cape

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