Safer scrubber dryers

24th of April 2020
Safer scrubber dryers

How do scrubber dryer manufacturers ensure that their machines are safe – both to operate and to be around? ECJ looks at the risks involved with scrubber drying and finds out about the latest safety features incorporated into today’s machines.

Scrubber dryers tend to be large and cumbersome. And like any sizeable machines they can be

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Hand hygiene - why the lack of compliance?

6th of January 2020
Hand hygiene - why the lack of compliance?

We are constantly being reminded of the role that hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of germs. But studies regularly show that many people – including those working in hygiene-critical industries – are still failing to wash their hands as often as they should. Why is this the case, and how can well-designed hand washing

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Sharing sustainable ideas

20th of December 2019
Sharing sustainable ideas

Cleaning company Portfolio hosted a round table discussion for its customers on the theme of sustainability issues in the facilities management sector. Antony Law, its managing director, writes for ECJ.

Recently The Churchill Group’s high-specification cleaning service, Portfolio, hosted a round table for its customers on sustainability

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Sweepers - easy rider

18th of December 2019
Sweepers - easy rider

How do manufacturers ensure that their sweepers are easy to use and comfortable to ride for the operator? And how important are ergonomics in a sweeper anyway? ECJ asks manufacturers how far they consider the end-user’s experience when designing their machines.

Cost, efficiency, productivity and suitability for the task in question –

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The sustainable washroom

17th of December 2019
The sustainable washroom

Washrooms are a vital part of our lives. But could they become more sustainable? Washroom hygiene companies give their views - and ECJ looks at the bigger picture.

Washrooms are a basic necessity of life. But from a sustainability point of view they can be extremely wasteful.

Around 30 per cent of the water we employ at home is used for flushing

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High pressure cleaning - a high pressure job

16th of December 2019
High pressure cleaning -  a high pressure job

What are the risks involved to the operator when carrying out high pressure cleaning? And how much training is needed to ensure that it can be achieved as safely as possible? Ann Laffeaty assesses the role of the operator in any high pressure cleaning task.

High pressure cleaning is a highly effective method of removing hard-to-shift substances

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