The ergonomics of sweepers

26th of January 2015
The ergonomics of sweepers

How important are factors such as comfort, ease of use and safety in a ride-on sweeper? Ann Laffeaty asks sweeping machine manufacturers about the latest ergonomic enhancements they offer - and finds out how much of an impact these have on productivity and performance.

Ride-on sweepers are increasingly becoming the preferred option for anyone

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Crowd pleasing hygiene

26th of January 2015
Crowd pleasing hygiene

Mass gatherings to celebrate or mark specific events are a regular feature of 21st century life. However, if the entertainment and enjoyment factor are to be guaranteed for all those participating, the risks to public health need to be considered.

Mike Sullivan, managing director of Gojo Europe, explains why access to hand hygiene is a must at

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Soap - the magic formula?

23rd of January 2015
Soap - the magic formula?

Hand washing is something that most of us do several times a day without a second thought. But if more people around the world adopted this simple practice, it could save 650,000 lives a year according to hygiene experts. Ann Laffeaty finds out what makes soap and water such a magical formula.

Understanding the importance of hand washing with

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The cleaning of Kildare Village

22nd of January 2015
The cleaning of Kildare Village

Located within an hour of Dublin, Kildare Village offers one of Ireland’s leading luxury outlet shopping experiences. With over 60 boutiques housing some of the world’s most famous designer brands the Village has become a destination for guests seeking a very special shopping experience – it attracts 2.2 million visitors a year.

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Sustainable cleaning - the people element

5th of November 2014
Sustainable cleaning - the people element

Providing an attractive work environment is a key part of any sustainability policy since it supports the ‘people’ part of the ‘People, Planet, Profit’ equation. Ann Laffeaty asks companies in the cleaning sector what they are doing to keep their staff safe, healthy and happy – and how they are helping people in the

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INSTA800 Nordic cleaning standard - clean with your eyes

4th of November 2014
INSTA800 Nordic cleaning standard - clean with your eyes

‘Cleaning with your eyes’, that is the basic idea behind the Nordic cleaning standard INSTA 800. The standard was introduced in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland 14 years ago. The new way of working has resulted in improved cleaning quality and higher employee motivation.  Petra Sjouwerman reports for ECJ.

“For many years

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