When only a mop will do

26th of October 2016
When only a mop will do

An increasing number of today’s professional cleaning operations are carried out using machines. But are there still some instances where only a person with a mop will fit the bill, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Cleaning is a particularly labour-intensive task – one that can lead to aches and pains on the part of the operative. For this reason

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Putting hygiene in a box

26th of October 2016
Putting hygiene in a box

ECJ asks manufacturers how they ensure that their dispensers deliver hand hygiene in the washroom – and finds out whether hygiene is the customer’s top priority in any case.

Practically all away-from-home washrooms are equipped with soap and toilet paper housed in dispensers. Most of them also offer hand drying facilities in the form

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Windows - cleaning the glass ceiling

4th of August 2016
Windows - cleaning the glass ceiling

Some windows are harder to clean than others – particularly these days when challenges such as solar panels and angled glass are becoming more common. Ann Laffeaty asks window cleaning companies their opinions on today’s more difficult window-cleaning tasks, and finds out how they cope with them.

What makes a window particularly

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The rise of the robots?

2nd of August 2016
The rise of the robots?

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

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Chemical dispensing - is smart always best?

1st of August 2016
Chemical dispensing - is smart always best?

As a growing number of companies use technology to enhance their dosing systems, is there still a place for traditional chemical dispensing? Or are ‘intelligent’ systems becoming the rule rather than the exception? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

So-called ‘smart’ dispensing systems are increasingly finding their way on to the

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The wiping revolution

29th of July 2016
The wiping revolution

Industry is becoming less ‘dirty’ and issues such as health and safety are coming to the fore. Meanwhile increasing levels of automation mean that electronic equipment is replacing mechanical components. What impact has this had on the wipes and cloths that are used to clean the equipment, surfaces and hands of operatives?

The world

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