How jolly is your cleaning trolley?

5th of December 2012
How jolly is your cleaning trolley?

How important is a cleaning trolley’s appearance in today’s image-conscious society? Do customers really care about how attractive their trolleys look, or are they more concerned about other factors such as practicality and price? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

As we all know, the main point of a cleaning trolley is to transport equipment,

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Reduce, reuse, recyle, dispose

29th of November 2012
Reduce, reuse, recyle, dispose

Governments throughout Europe are setting ambitious targets for waste reduction and recycling. Now, however, it’s not just about disposing of waste wisely, there is a new mantra – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Dispose. Ceris Burns, managing director of cleaning, FM and resource management public relations agency, Ceris Burns International,

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Risks of working alone

29th of November 2012
Risks of working alone

David Foster of property and people protection specialist Sitex Orbis explains the risks facing those who work alone, the responsibilities of employers and how they can support and protect their staff.

In a world where everyone seems to be connected 24/7, it’s easy to forget many people work alone. Not isolated behind a computer screen and

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Why wash our hands?

28th of November 2012
Why wash our hands?

In the fourth part of our special series looking back at the history of hygiene, ECJ focuses on hand hygiene. When did we as human beings realise the value of washing our hands, and how did we become aware that clean hands play such a vital role in stopping and preventing the spread of infection?

The awareness of hand hygiene goes much further

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Buying the whole package

27th of November 2012
Buying the whole package

In the latest of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of Finland, with the help of Hanna Luukkonen, labour market director of the Property Maintenance Association.

Cleaning contractors in Finland are estimated to have achieved a total turnover of 1.7 mrd euros in 2010, according to latest estimates. Market

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Pushing boundaries in dryer engineering

26th of November 2012
Pushing boundaries in dryer engineering

Have you ever wondered where the ideas for new products come from? Or how they are designed, engineered, prototyped and launched as finished articles? ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited Dyson, the company that launched the groundbreaking Airblade hand dryer, to talk exclusively to its design manager about how the product came about.

When it was

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