World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) makes plans for 2016 congress

8th of October 2014
World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) makes plans for 2016 congress

The next congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) will take place from April 4-7 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Hosting it is the Japan Building Maintenance Association (JBMA).

The theme will be Weaving Culture - Building Maintenance and Cleaning that Create Rich Life'. In compiling the programme JBMA says the cleaning

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British Cleaning Council conference line-up revealed

7th of October 2014
British Cleaning Council conference line-up revealed

The British Cleaning Council will hold its annual conference on November 6 in London - the theme this year is Changing Perceptions in the Cleaning Industry.

Speakers include Ruby McGregor-Smith, ceo of Mitie, and former sales and marketing director for Easyjet, Tony Anderson. Other sessions include tips effective networking by business

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Does glove use increase the risk of infection?

6th of October 2014
Does glove use increase the risk of infection?

The use of gloves in the healthcare sector can increase the risk of infection to patients if used inappropriately, according to new research.

And medical staff need to examine their motives for wearing gloves in order to protect themselves and improve patient safety.

According to an article in Nursing Times, the use of gloves was first

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FM clients want one service provider, says survey

3rd of October 2014
FM clients want one service provider, says survey

When choosing a new provider for outsourced facilities management (FM), 65 per cent of FM managers feel it is important to have one organisation managing all the different elements of service provision.

That's according to research conducted on behalf of facilities services specialist Grosvenor Services, which highlights there is a growing

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Celebrate Global Handwashing Day on October 15

2nd of October 2014
Celebrate Global Handwashing Day on October 15

Lynne Goodman, marketing and PR director at Hand Dryers UK, looks ahead to Global Handwashing Day, which this year takes place on October 15 - in her latest blog for ECJ.

Read it here

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Dyson unveils vacuum robot

1st of October 2014
Dyson unveils vacuum robot

Dyson is claiming a breakthrough with a new intelligent robot vacuum capable of 'seeing' its environment and tracking down dirt.

Other robot vacuums feel their way blindly around an environment and may miss patches of dirt as a result, according to Dyson.

The Dyson 360 Eye tracks its position and builds up a detailed floor plan to enable it to

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