Food hygiene - no room for complacency

19th of November 2015
Food hygiene - no room for complacency

Although the number of cases of foodborne illnesses across the EU has been decreasing steadily in recent years according to latest figures, there is still much work to be done. All businesses involved in preparing and serving food must have a proactive approach to food safety and hygiene in order to prevent problems before they occur.

The

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Floor care - understanding needs

10th of November 2015
Floor care - understanding needs

What role does effective floor care play in maintaining high standards of hygiene? What are the most important considerations when cleaning floors to such high standards, what are the high-risk areas and how should service providers select the most appropriate equipment and chemicals? Jean-Pierre Lebrun, group product manager, floorcare at

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Fighting infection - a matter of life and death

9th of November 2015
Fighting infection - a matter of life and death

Fighting infections truly is a matter of life and death. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that at any given time, of every 100 hospitalised patients, seven in developed countries and 10 in developing countries will acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI).1 Tragically that means every year, HAIs kill 16,000,000

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Carpets - the mechanics of spot cleaning

5th of November 2015
Carpets - the mechanics of spot cleaning

Ann Laffeaty asks carpet care manufacturers about the mechanics of spot cleaning and finds out about the latest products on offer.

Removing a spot or stain from a carpet can be a highly technical business. Many factors need to be taken into account before tackling the task. For example, the cause of the stain; its chemical make-up and its age

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Cleaning machines versus mops

4th of November 2015
Cleaning machines versus mops

In these highly mechanised times, what are the arguments for using a manual mop with all its associated labour costs in place of a machine to clean your floors? Ann Laffeaty asks mop manufacturers and machine suppliers their views.

A mop and bucket were once the chief tools for cleaning hard floors. But cleaning machines have gradually begun to

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Diversity & inclusion - transforming cultures

4th of November 2015
Diversity & inclusion - transforming cultures

Diversity & inclusion – one of the buzz phrases for the 21st century workplace. But what does it
really mean, and how are cleaning sector companies embracing the concept?

Diversity & inclusion. It’s a phrase we have all heard many times but do we know what it means, and how many businesses can say they are truly embracing its

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