Hygiene in food preparation - being seen to be clean

12th of July 2019
Hygiene in food preparation - being seen to be clean

Many of today’s restaurants have an open-plan kitchen or viewing window, which means it is vital that the premises display a clean and orderly appearance. Ann Laffeaty finds out how kitchens should be organised and equipped to help them achieve this.

There used to be a clear demarcation line between the kitchen and restaurant in eating

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What cleaning contractors need to know about WELL

11th of July 2019
What cleaning contractors need to know about WELL

Following the launch of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in the US some time ago, there is now the International WELL Building Institute. This focuses not so much on buildings but on the people working in those buildings – and cleaning contractors are very much involved. Ron Segura, president of Segura Associates,

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Batteries - many shapes and sizes

10th of June 2019
Batteries - many shapes and sizes

Batteries come in all shapes and sizes. But how far does the environment in which cleaning takes place influence the type of battery you choose to power your machine, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Battery-powered cleaning machines offer a number of benefits for the end user. They remove the need for the operator to rely on an external power source, and they

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Best floor pads for the planet

7th of June 2019
Best floor pads for the planet

Cleaning companies are seeking to make all aspects of their business more sustainable and that encompasses the pads they use on their floor cleaning machines. So what developments have floor pad manufacturers made in order to make their pads more environmentally conscious. What exactly constitutes a ‘sustainable’ floor pad? Derik

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Slip-sliding away - floor polishing

6th of June 2019
Slip-sliding away - floor polishing

There was a time when high-gloss floors were all the rage in hospitals, schools, offices and in many other public facilities worldwide. But is the market for a high shine gradually slip-sliding away, asks Ann Laffeaty?

It used to be the mark of a smart, upmarket facility. Being able to see one’s face in the highly polished floor of an

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 Winner - BICSc

3rd of June 2019
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 Winner - BICSc

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) has a number of initiatives that aim to make the world more aware of the industry. It was named the winner of the 2018 European Cleaning and Hygiene Award for Raising the Profile of the Professional Cleaning Sector.

With its headquarters in the UK, the British Institute of Cleaning Science has

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