The new sweeping norm

8th of February 2021
The new sweeping norm

Empty streets and deserted city centres were a common sight in early 2020 – and this inevitably led to a reduction in the amount of debris left strewn around public places. But the profile of cleaning has sky-rocketed in line with the number of Covid-19 cases worldwide. So, how have these conflicting occurrences affected the sweepers market,

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What’s new in high-pressure cleaning?

5th of February 2021
What’s new in high-pressure cleaning?

Digital displays, remote monitoring, an increased use of battery-powered machines, engines powered by compressed natural gas – these are just a few of the latest innovations in the high-pressure cleaning market. Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers how the industry is evolving and discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on this

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Navigating facilities services challenges post-lockdown

3rd of February 2021
Navigating facilities services challenges post-lockdown

PHS, which delivers a range of facilities services, recently carried out a survey into the impact of Covid-19 on building usage. It found that the cleaning sector faces the significant challenge of having to maintain impeccable hygiene levels to keep buildings clean, and inspire confidence in users. Darren Hawkins, its head of FM, tells us

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Good golly, nice trolley!

2nd of February 2021
Good golly, nice trolley!

How has the advent of Covid-19 changed the face of the trolley industry? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers how their products are evolving in a world in which cleaners and their equipment have become a reassuring sight rather than an intrusive presence.

Cleaners used to be expected to go about their work as unobtrusively as possible before the

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Biodiversity - the time to protect nature is now

1st of February 2021
Biodiversity - the time to protect nature is now

Nature is under stress as never before. Wildlife species are being pushed to the brink of extinction and humankind is on notice that the accelerating decline in biodiversity threatens our survival too. Hartley Milner looks at how the businesses community is responding to this stark message.

Along London’s Thames Embankment, a battery of

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Covid-19 and hand washing

29th of January 2021
Covid-19 and hand washing

Posters, leaflets, stickers, government messages – everywhere we look there are reminders of the need to practise good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But how are we responding? Tork manufacturer Essity has conducted a survey into people’s attitudes to hand hygiene in the wake of the pandemic - and the results are

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