Under pressure

5th of December 2018
Under pressure

Growing concerns about the need to save water plus a heightened focus on operator safety are just two of the challenges confronting today’s high-pressure cleaning market. Ann Laffeaty finds out about the key pressures facing the industry – and asks what companies are doing to overcome them.

Like everything else, the cleaning industry

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Sanitisers and disinfectants - a closer look at resistance

4th of December 2018
Sanitisers and disinfectants - a closer look at resistance

ECJ examines how understanding how different types of resistance may impact the effectiveness of sanitisers and disinfectants - with the help of Dale Grinstead, PhD, senior food safety technology fellow at Diversey.

Resistance is the ability of a microorganism to exhibit reduced sensitivity to an antimicrobial treatment that would be effective

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Trolleys - when push comes to shove

3rd of December 2018
Trolleys - when push comes to shove

Pushing a heavy trolley can be a tough task for a cleaner. So what can be done to make trolleys easier to handle? Ann Laffeaty poses this question to manufacturers.

A cleaning trolley needs to be versatile, convenient and flexible. It also needs to be able to house all the necessary equipment for the environment in which it is to be used. For

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Hand hygiene - tackling infection rates

30th of November 2018
Hand hygiene - tackling infection rates

For anyone working in healthcare environments, hand hygiene must be a priority - 80 per cent of infections are transmitted by the hands after all. Brian Waligora, ceo at Surfaceskins, offers advice on boosting hygiene.

For anyone working to provide cleaning services within a healthcare environment, it goes without saying hand hygiene should be

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Plastics - global enemy number one

19th of November 2018
Plastics - global enemy number one

Once our flexible friend, plastic is now global public enemy number one. We are told we must cut back on its use in every area of our lives if we are to save the oceans, and that includes in the workplace. Hartley Milner reports on how SMEs can strike a powerful blow in the fight against plastic pollution.

Who could forget those pitiful scenes

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The myths about lithium

14th of November 2018
The myths about lithium

Battery Service Hub (BSH) is an independent provider of battery and charger solutions to a number of industrial markets. Director Andy Riddle looks at why lithium ion technology has been slow to be adopted by the cleaning sector.

While it is proving to be successful in a number of mobile applications, lithium ion has been slow to emerge into the

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