Biofilms are everywhere. They are highly resilient; hard to remove and implicated in a staggering 80 per cent of infections. But what exactly are they? Are cleaners aware of the dangers they pose? And should we be scared?
It is the news that none of us wanted to hear: bacteria are becoming organised. We like to think of them as unsophisticated
Facilities management companies Servest in the UK and France's Atalian have formed a joint venture to enable them to provide integrated FM solutions on a pan-European basis.
The 50/50 owned project, which will operate under the name Atalian Servest Ltd, will look to capitalise on both organisations' reputations in their respective markets
More than 1,000 cleaners and extra maintenance staff have been brought in to help fix major problems in the Olympic Village in Rio.
Blocked toilets, leaky pipes and exposed wiring are just a few of the problems cited by the Australia team, who have refused to move into the village until improvements have been made.
The 31-building compound
The organisers of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul exhibition, originally scheduled for early September, have postponed the event until October 18-20 2017.
RAI Amsterdam, cleaning association ISSA and local partner UBM say they made the decision after careful deliberation, citing the rising concerns from exhibitors and visitors regarding travel in
Robots are gradually beginning to infiltrate the cleaning industry. But is it ready for them? And will they ever replace people? Robot manufacturers and contract cleaning companies speak frankly to Ann Laffeaty.
Robots used to be the stuff of science fiction. So much so that the idea of using them in our daily lives once seemed absurd. Yet here
Airbus, one of the world's largest aircraft manufacturers, has said it is considering introducing the first ever urinals aboard its planes.
The company is in the process of updating its lavatories due to a fault with closing the door on some of its aircraft, and has floated the idea as part of the overhaul. An Airbus source said men's stand-up