Cleaning London’s diverse skyline

17th of February 2017
Cleaning London’s diverse skyline

Cleaning at height is dangerous work requiring skill, planning and a head for heights. Chris Parkes, operations director at cleaning services specialist Julius Rutherfoord, highlights the unique challenges of cleaning the London's skyline.

London is a city which is changing all the time, including a constant flow of new additions to its skyline.

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Augmented reality - the next big thing in cleaning?

7th of February 2017
Augmented reality - the next big thing in cleaning?

Pokemon Go revolutionised the gaming world when it exploded on to our lives last summer. Could augmented reality now have a similar impact on the cleaning industry? ECJ's Ann Laffeaty talks to Martin Cudzilo, developer of the AR-Check system.

Pokemon Go was a major craze when it was released worldwide in 2016. Suddenly our streets were filled

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Work - don’t let it kill you

27th of December 2016
Work - don’t let it kill you

“Hard work won’t kill you,” the saying goes. Well, it might actually. Working long hours can be very bad for your health and trigger a stroke or bring on a heart attack. So why do we do it, asks Hartley Milner.

In Japan, they have a word for it – karoshi, which translates as ‘death by overwork’. And every year,

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A clean sweep

22nd of December 2016
A clean sweep

Most customers consider factors such as price, size, ergonomics and ease of use when choosing a sweeper.  But how far should the type of debris that needs to be swept away influence their purchasing decision?

Sweepers are basically an industrial-sized version of a broom, which means their job is to sweep away loose dust and coarse dirt from

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Hand hygiene - implement best practice

21st of December 2016
Hand hygiene - implement best practice

Nowhere is hand hygiene more important than in the food industry. But most food poisoning outbreaks are caused by negligence or ignorance and a failure to implement good practice.  Holchem’s Darren Saunders writes for ECJ.

A knowledgeable and motivated workforce that understands its responsibilities is the key to safe food production.

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Protecting cleaners' hands

20th of December 2016
Protecting cleaners' hands

Paul Jakeway, marketing director at skin care and hand hygiene expert Deb explains how a fully integrated skin care programme can protect cleaning professionals from occupational skin disorders, such as dermatitis, and keep their skin healthy.

Cleaning professionals are unsung heroes in every company. Without them floors would be sticky, carpets

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