Cleaning machines - buy or rent?

7th of June 2016
Cleaning machines - buy or rent?

For any operation offering professional cleaning services, the management of its equipment can present numerous headaches – including downtime, maintenance and repair, compliance and replacement. The traditional route chosen by many service providers has been straightforward purchase. However a different option is becoming increasingly

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Japan’s cleaning sprinters

6th of June 2016
Japan’s cleaning sprinters

If you have ever visited Tokyo you probably noticed how clean the city is. This is not surprising in a country where cleaning has historically been considered an important part of the culture. To better understand the importance of the cleaning industry, Bobbie van der List - writing exclusively for ECJ -  followed the cleaners of SMT, the

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Single use gloves - essential for cleaners?

2nd of June 2016
Single use gloves - essential for cleaners?

Disposable single use gloves are one of the most frequently overlooked aspects of providing teams with the most appropriate cleaning equipment, but they ought to be one of the basics, especially when it comes to colour coding – says Chris Wahlers of Unigloves.

Disposable single use gloves are one of the most frequently overlooked aspects

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Healthy workplaces - well-being for business

2nd of June 2016
Healthy workplaces - well-being for business

Chris Parkes, operations director at UK-based services provider Julius Rutherfoord, winner of the ‘healthy workplace’ category for the second time running in the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2015 – shares advice on improving employee well-being.

Getting workplace well-being right is essential for businesses

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Littering - our dirty Europe

31st of May 2016
Littering - our dirty Europe

Litter disposal and accumulation is one of the fastest growing threats of the future, with 6.4 million tons of litter entering the oceans annually and a further 14 million tons collected from the streets of Europe every year. The new European Litter Prevention Association has established a number of activities, with the aim of achieving a

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Longer term contracts - a new kind of relationship

6th of May 2016
Longer term contracts - a new kind of relationship

Cleaning contracts typically run for a term of three years, a period many service providers argue is simply not long enough to enable them to make the investment and impact they would like at the site. However there are now some longer term contracts being awarded to cleaning and facilities management companies and these bring a whole new dynamic

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