In recent years, facility management (FM) has developed into a discipline which is increasingly able to extend its contribution to the valued added chain of business, healthcare, public administration and other sectors. FM is being integrated more and more into the core processes, thereby generating increasing value and no longer representing a
It was in the early 2000s that studies about the harmful effects of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) were first published and the professional cleaning industry began to take notice. Mike Sawchuk, chief business development officer for US cleaning solutions producer Avmor takes a closer look at the “no-VOCs” claim now made by many
We all crave it and at times may complain we are not getting enough of it – sleep, that is. Hartley Milner looks at sleep deprivation and the impact it can have on our health, productivity in the workplace and national economies.
Ever wondered why some people seemingly get away with the briefest of visits to the land of nod without suffering
Many sustainable companies set themselves long-term goals for reducing water and chemical use and minimising their environmental impact. We ask ‘green’ companies about their key sustainability targets - and how they aim to meet them.
Many companies claim to be sustainable via bold statements about reducing emissions, energy use,
Safety is an important factor in any scrubber dryer – both for the person using the machine and any members of the public nearby. Ann Laffeaty asks scrubber dryer manufacturers how they make their machines safe.
Any machinery has its potential dangers and the scrubber dryer is no exception. Its very size means that a collision could cause
Many companies offer specialist cleaning and hand hygiene solutions for the healthcare sector. But since cleaning should be a high priority in any facility, does healthcare really need to be treated as a special case? Ann Laffeaty poses this question to the industry’s companies.
Healthcare cleaning has become big business as a growing