Slip-sliding away - floor polishing

6th of June 2019
Slip-sliding away - floor polishing

There was a time when high-gloss floors were all the rage in hospitals, schools, offices and in many other public facilities worldwide. But is the market for a high shine gradually slip-sliding away, asks Ann Laffeaty?

It used to be the mark of a smart, upmarket facility. Being able to see one’s face in the highly polished floor of an

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Japan - ultimate high-tech toilets

23rd of May 2019
Japan - ultimate high-tech toilets

In Japan washrooms are a holy area, whether it’s at the office, or just a random public washroom in a park. Although they are already outstanding, the Japanese continue to invest in technology. It makes the life of cleaners much easier. Bobbie van der List reports for ECJ.

The idea that washrooms are almost sacred in Japan perhaps has a

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Washroom hygiene - the little boys’ room

22nd of May 2019
Washroom hygiene - the little boys’ room

What issues should be considered when equipping a washroom designed for use by small children, asks ECJ?

Not everyone likes visiting a public washroom. In fact many of us try to avoid them where possible due to hygiene concerns or a general reluctance to share an intimate space with strangers.

But public toilets can be even more intimidating for

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Scrubber dryers - the human touch

8th of April 2019
Scrubber dryers - the human touch

Cleaners are unlikely to get excited about the more basic cleaning tools such as dusters, mops and buckets. But a smart new scrubber dryer may engender a sense of pride and ownership on the part of the operator - and it might even lead to improved cleaning results, reports Ann Laffeaty.

Most of us can connect with that “new car”

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Sustainability - moving the goalposts

2nd of April 2019
Sustainability - moving the goalposts

Moving raw materials, products and employees around the country – and potentially the world – can have a huge impact on the environment. So, what are cleaning manufacturers doing to reduce the impact of such journeys, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Transport in all its forms has a major effect on our planet. The use of fossil fuels to power

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Hygiene in healthcare - a touching bedside scenario

29th of March 2019
Hygiene in healthcare - a touching bedside scenario

Which healthcare surfaces pose the highest risk of spreading infections and viruses around a hospital, asks Ann Laffeaty? And how can this risk be minimised?

A healthcare facility is the place where people go to be cured. But when sick people are kept together in close confinement, the risk of catching a new illness becomes huge. Most viruses and

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