Kärcher signs exclusive global agreement with ISS

23rd of March 2015
Kärcher signs exclusive global agreement with ISS

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

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Danish cleaners as European role models

23rd of March 2015
Danish cleaners as European role models

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

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World hygiene picture from SCA Hygiene Matters report

20th of March 2015
World hygiene picture from SCA Hygiene Matters report

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

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Australian cleaners treated unfairly by 38 per cent of contractors, says ombudsman

20th of March 2015
Australian cleaners treated unfairly by 38 per cent of contractors, says ombudsman

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

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OCS - ready for take-off

12th of March 2015
OCS - ready for take-off

UK-based facilities services provider OCS has been working in aviation for over 50 years and now lists in excess of 50 airlines among its clients, in more than 25 airports worldwide. The company has the contract to clean over 70 per cent of aircraft landing at London’s Heathrow Airport, with British Airways being its largest client

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Distributors must add value to service offering, says INPACS’ Scholes

12th of March 2015
Distributors must add value to service offering, says INPACS’ Scholes

Distributors of cleaning supplies are coming under increasing pressure from price competition, and the future of many is under threat unless they add value to their service offering. That’s the opinion of David Scholes, chief executive of the INPACS international distribution group.

“As a sector, distributors cannot simply sit back

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