Scrubber dryers - the importance of productivity

12th of March 2013
Scrubber dryers - the importance of productivity

Noise levels, operator comfort, aesthetics, size – all are important points to consider when choosing a scrubber dryer.  But customers will also want a machine that can carry out the job quickly and efficiently while keeping down costs. How crucial is productivity to the customer when choosing a scrubber dryer? Ann Laffeaty finds

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Countering the contagion

11th of March 2013
Countering the contagion

All hospitals and healthcare settings have risks related to contagion of infectious diseases for patients, hospital staff, as well as cleaning or housekeeping staff, but in a dialysis setting these risks are much bigger. Gary Johns of In Depth Managed Services, looks at the importance of using specialised staff and equipment to comply with

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Fighting the good fight - healthcare hygiene

11th of March 2013
Fighting the good fight - healthcare hygiene

Reports of patients contracting conditions such as MRSA and C.difficile during a hospital stay have become particularly prevalent over the past 30 years. Can hospital cleaning and hygiene regimes make any real headway against health threats such as norovirus, MRSA and C.difficile? Or are hygiene teams fighting a losing battle?

Reports of patients

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High pressure cleaning issues

10th of December 2012
High pressure cleaning issues

Ducts, solar panels, restaurant hoods, graffiti-covered walls - which tasks represent the biggest challenges for high pressure cleaning machine manufacturers? And how are the machines on the market adapted to cope with difficult applications?

High pressure cleaning is an extremely effective method of removing all types of substances from a wide

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Sweepers - what do customers want?

6th of December 2012
Sweepers - what do customers want?

When asked what they want most from their sweeping system, how do most customers respond? Do they want a machine that offers ease of use, dust control, fast and efficient sweeping, economies in use – or all of the above? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Sweeping machines are both hugely versatile and immensely practical. They can be used for

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Antimicrobials - are the ingredients safe?

6th of December 2012
Antimicrobials - are the ingredients safe?

A recent US study shows the increased use of hand sanitisers is having a knock-on effect on our lakes and rivers, with ingredients like Triclocarban and Triclosan coming under increased scrutiny for their impact on environmental and public health. ECJ takes a closer look at these ingredients, their potential risks when used in hand hygiene

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