The UK Business Services Association (BSA) in the UK has launched a new initiative for companies in the contract cleaning sector - the Responsible Cleaner Scheme (RCS).
RCS members say they have come together to protect and promote the welfare and development of their employees; to make sure their experience and capabilities are recognised and
ATM touchscreens are dirtier and more germ-ridden than public toilets and restaurant tables, according to a study.
Now a US company is developing ATM touchscreens that have an antibacterial coating made using ionic silver.
Cleaning Products Europe, a conference focusing on household and I&I cleaning products, takes place from March 25-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The programme will feature speakers from all levels of the supply chain, including manufacturers, chemical suppliers, regulatory bodies and retail representatives.
The presentations are designed to
The minimum wage for South Africa's contract cleaning sector rose last month, to R16.98 (1.3 euros) an hour in metropolitan and local council areas. This agreement will be binding until November 30.
Metropolitan areas covered include the cities of Cape Town, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, Tshwane, and Nelson Mandela Bay. The councils include Emfuleni,
The UK's cleaning exhibition, The Cleaning Show, moves to London this year and takes place from March 10-12 at Excel exhibition centre.
With the move the organisers are promising a host of new features and events. These include the Training Academy, which is the opportunity for visitors to to learn more about products and techniques and to get
A charity in India has developed a cleaning product made from cow's urine.
The product has been distilled and scented with natural ingredients such as pine oil to disguise the smell. It has been developed by the Holy Cow Foundation, a charity that cares for the cows that freely roam India's streets.
According to the foundation's Anuradha Modi,