UK TV drama hinges on cleaners’ ‘invisibility’

18th of January 2019
UK TV drama hinges on cleaners’ ‘invisibility’

The "invisibility" of cleaners is the main theme behind a new six-part drama currently being aired on UK terrestrial television.

Cleaning Up takes the premise that cleaning staff are so overlooked and undervalued that they could carry out clever crimes without anyone suspecting them.

The idea behind the drama came to writer Mark Marlow when

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The role of the smartphone

17th of January 2019
The role of the smartphone

Practically everyone today has a smartphone, and these ubiquitous devices are used for everything from communication to game-playing and information-gathering to navigation. But how far have they encroached on to the world of cleaning, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Glance around any train carriage, shopping centre, bus, street or waiting room and at least

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Dussmann Service employs 66 staff with disabilities in Austria

16th of January 2019
Dussmann Service employs 66 staff with disabilities in Austria

Building services provider Dussmann Service is working in partnership with social services provider autArK Soziale Dienstleistungs at its operation in Austria to bring about the inclusion of people with disabilities into daily working life.

"Everyone wants and is able to make a contribution - even people with disabilities. It is

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Healthcare Cleaning Forum MENA Regional Conference to debut at Interclean Istanbul 2019

16th of January 2019
Healthcare Cleaning Forum MENA Regional Conference to debut at Interclean Istanbul 2019

The Interclean Istanbul exhibition takes place from April 10-12 and taking place alongside it will be the new Healthcare Cleaning Forum MENA Regional Conference. This follows on from the success of the inaugural International Healthcare Cleaning Forum at Interclean Amsterdam 2018.

Already confirmed as speakers are Professor Didier Pittet, Hanan

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The world of cleaning, 2028

15th of January 2019
The world of cleaning, 2028

How has the cleaning industry evolved from a technological viewpoint over the past 10
years? And what changes will we see 10 years from now? Ann Laffeaty looks back on the past and canvasses the views of industry players about future developments.

If we were to go back in time a mere 10 years we would probably be astonished at how rudimentary the

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Passenger attempts to flush a bra down the toilet of a Virgin train

14th of January 2019
Passenger attempts to flush a bra down the toilet of a Virgin train

A bra, spectacles, wedding rings and a football scarf are among the items claimed to have been flushed down the toilets of Virgin trains in the UK by irresponsible passengers.

The operator estimates that it is currently spending over €200,000 a year on repair bills for unblocking toilets as a result of people using them incorrectly.

Over

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