Stop norovirus in its tracks

7th of January 2020
Stop norovirus in its tracks

Norovirus is one of the most common stomach bugs and the arrival of winter often brings many outbreaks. ECJ gets the advice of some experts - Paul Casson, technical field manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene and Jamie Woodhall, technical and innovation manager for Initial Washroom Hygiene - on how cleaning protocols play a vital role in

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Hand hygiene - why the lack of compliance?

6th of January 2020
Hand hygiene - why the lack of compliance?

We are constantly being reminded of the role that hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of germs. But studies regularly show that many people – including those working in hygiene-critical industries – are still failing to wash their hands as often as they should. Why is this the case, and how can well-designed hand washing

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Sweepers - easy rider

18th of December 2019
Sweepers - easy rider

How do manufacturers ensure that their sweepers are easy to use and comfortable to ride for the operator? And how important are ergonomics in a sweeper anyway? ECJ asks manufacturers how far they consider the end-user’s experience when designing their machines.

Cost, efficiency, productivity and suitability for the task in question –

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The sustainable washroom

17th of December 2019
The sustainable washroom

Washrooms are a vital part of our lives. But could they become more sustainable? Washroom hygiene companies give their views - and ECJ looks at the bigger picture.

Washrooms are a basic necessity of life. But from a sustainability point of view they can be extremely wasteful.

Around 30 per cent of the water we employ at home is used for flushing

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High pressure cleaning - a high pressure job

16th of December 2019
High pressure cleaning -  a high pressure job

What are the risks involved to the operator when carrying out high pressure cleaning? And how much training is needed to ensure that it can be achieved as safely as possible? Ann Laffeaty assesses the role of the operator in any high pressure cleaning task.

High pressure cleaning is a highly effective method of removing hard-to-shift substances

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The disappearing cleaning trolley

12th of December 2019
The disappearing cleaning trolley

A large, cumbersome cleaning trolley can be an intrusive eyesore in any public area. So, how do trolley manufacturers ensure that their products are as unobtrusive as they can possibly be? ECJ finds out.

It is a sad fact that cleaners are usually expected to fade conveniently into the background, carrying out their work as quietly and as

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