The future for water cleaning

31st of October 2012
The future for water cleaning

Many companies are coming up with cleaning systems that use water only, claiming these to be sustainable since they remove the need for chemicals. But as water supplies dwindle, are such claims justified? Ann Laffeaty looks at arguments for and against water-based and chemical-based cleaning systems.

Products and systems were once considered to

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History of cleanliness in healthcare

31st of October 2012
History of cleanliness in healthcare

In the third part of our special series looking back at the history of hygiene, ECJ looks back at when the consequences of bad hygiene first became apparent in hospitals and other healthcare institutions, and how proper practices were put in place.

In modern Europe we like to think we can take it for granted that our hospitals are clean, hygienic

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How to choose cost-effective floor solutions

30th of October 2012
How to choose cost-effective floor solutions

Cleaning professionals and facility managers are increasingly confronted with budgets under pressure while cleaning standards become more stringent every day. So how do you choose the best solution and what challenges play a crucial role in the decision? Floor care solutions manufacturer Tennant offers an overview.

Faced with cleaning

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The death of office working?

1st of October 2012
The death of office working?

Is the office set to become redundant? Well, perhaps not – but its role at the heart of business is certainly undergoing radical change with the emergence of a new technology-led trend. Hartley Milner reports on the rapid rise of flexible working.

The great office breakout is unstoppable. Desk-bound employees across a range of industries

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Automating time and staff performance

26th of September 2012
Automating time and staff performance

Cleaning companies typically have many employees who may be working at different times, at multiple locations, on different rates of pay. This can mean complex and time-consuming administration procedures when carried out manually, however there are now software solutions that can automate all employee-centric processes.

For any company

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Mobile software solutions on the move

24th of September 2012
Mobile software solutions on the move

Which mobile software solutions are proving to be most popular in today’s workplace? Ann Laffeaty finds out which products are most in demand - and asks contract cleaning companies how software solutions are helping.

Mobile software solutions are increasingly being used in the cleaning sector for a whole spectrum of applications. They can

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