Chris Cracknell urges industry: “Let’s make a difference”

23rd of September 2014
Chris Cracknell urges industry: “Let’s make a difference”

Chris Cracknell is chief executive of OCS Group, one of the UK’s leading total facilities management companies, which has operations across five continents. He speaks exclusively to ECJ editor Michelle Marshall about why he believes the cleaning industry must work together more effectively in spreading a more positive message about its vital

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Mitie total service package at St George's Hospital London

19th of September 2014
Mitie total service package at St George's Hospital London

St George’s Hospital in South London is one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals with over 1,000 beds. It treats over 800,000 patients a year and employs more than 8,000 staff on a 92,000 square metre site.

Supplying the catering and cleaning services is one of the UK’s leading facilities service providers, Mitie. ECJ editor

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Food hygiene - what does 'safe' mean?

9th of July 2014
Food hygiene - what does 'safe' mean?

Wipers, chemicals, cloths and brushes – all have to be ‘food safe’ before they can be used in food preparation areas. But how far do they need to differ from traditional products? Ann
Laffeaty finds out.

‘Food-safe’ products have become big business in today’s catering kitchens and food processing plants.

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Window cleaning - best practice for safety

7th of July 2014
Window cleaning - best practice for safety

Darran Yates, operations director for the windows and industrial division of UK cleaning and FM specialist In Depth Managed Services, outlines best practice at one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals.

As one of the UK’s leading teaching hospitals, Leeds General Infirmary has an international reputation for its expertise in a

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Window cleaning - water or chemicals?

4th of July 2014
Window cleaning - water or chemicals?

Window cleaning used to be something of a craft in which specialists on ladders would work hard to produce a streak-free finish using a detergent solution and a sgueegee. But factors such as speed, efficiency, safety and sustainability have become increasingly important and perhaps even more valued than craftsmanship.

Enter the water-fed pole

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Altering hand washing behaviour

4th of July 2014
Altering hand washing behaviour

We are constantly being reminded of the role that hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of illness. But studies show that many people – even those working in hygiene-critical industries – are still failing to wash their hands as often as they should.

So why is this the case? Hand hygiene and behaviour change experts gave their

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