Austria cleaning industry makes real progress

25th of June 2013
Austria cleaning industry makes real progress

Georg Lintner of the Austrian professional cleaning association writes exclusively for ECJ about the professional cleaning sector in Austria as part of our series focusing on the major countries of Europe.

In the Austrian cleaning sector there are currently 8,100 companies, employing a total of 52,000 people. The proportion of female employees is

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Graffiti - are we winning?

21st of May 2013
Graffiti - are we winning?

Companies are constantly coming up with new, more sophisticated products designed to remove graffiti or deter the culprits from offending in the first place. But are the latest graffiti-removal products on the market actually deterring the offenders? Or is Europe’s graffiti problem still as bad as ever? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Most tasks in

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Beyond reasonable doubt

21st of May 2013
Beyond reasonable doubt

It’s a well known fact that as a result of the current economic climate, cash strapped consumers are far more likely to pursue a compensation claim for personal injury than they might perhaps otherwise have done during less ‘lean’ times. Shane Clifford of software specialist Zetes explains how software can help to curb the

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Crime scene cleaning - attention to detail crucial

20th of May 2013
Crime scene cleaning - attention to detail crucial

Crime scene cleaning is a highly specialised area which requires sensitivity as well as thorough training in the appropriate processes required. Charlotte Sleven, training and safety, health, environment, quality (SHEQ) manager for cleaning contractor Nviro - which recently secured a contract with a major UK police force - reveals the crucial

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Untangling the web of EU regulation

17th of May 2013
Untangling the web of EU regulation

Fresh moves are under way at EU level to remove the tangle of regulation choking business growth and the region’s economic recovery. Hartley Milner looks at some of the most burdensome laws on the hit list.

It appears our leaders found time at their recent summit for a little soul-searching. The outcome was recognition of a grievance

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Floor pads - continual development

17th of May 2013
Floor pads - continual development

Floor pads have come a long way since they were first developed in the 1950s. Richard Jones, market manager for floor & surface care for 3M – the company said to have invented the floor pad - talks about the evolution of the product and considers the impact that the continued development of the floor pad has had on the market

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