Tackling severe winters

16th of March 2011

Tom Crockford reports from Finland on how the severe winter weather takes its toll on towns and cities across Scandinavia.

This past winter has been particularly severe here in Scandinavia. It came early and it hit hard. In a ‘normal’ winter, Helsinki gets on average 100 snow days, while Stockholm has about 90, Oslo 80 and Copenhagen

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Victory at EuroSkills

16th of March 2011

A report on EuroSkills and the Dutch results is presented by scientific journalist Anton Duisterwinkel, ECJ's correspondent.

A lunch with the Dutch minister for education, appearances on several TV shows and a substantial number of articles in newspapers and in trade magazines. That was the effect of the excellent results the Dutch cleaning team

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Focus on the young

16th of March 2011

Christian Bouzols in France reports on a series of national meetings  aimed at raising awareness of opportunities in the cleaning industry.

Company bosses, teachers, apprenticeship tutors and other interested professionals gathered last month in quite high numbers at the most recent 'Rencontres de la Propreté' that are held every two

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Investing in environment

16th of March 2011

News on an environmental initiative from Anna Garbagna in Italy.

AfidampFAB, the association of Italian producers of professional cleaning equipment, machines and products, has created a protocol of rules, the Product Category Rules (PCR). This protocol, which has been submitted for certification and received approval in May 2010, allows it to

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Use of chemicals to be made safer

16th of March 2011

In a drive to improve worker safety and consumer protection, the EU's chemicals watchdog is set to publish an inventory of over 20,000 chemicals declared hazardous by manufacturers and importers.

An EU regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures (CLP) – in force since January 2009 - requires

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Asch new EUnited Cleaning president

16th of March 2011
Asch new EUnited Cleaning president

The members of EUnited Cleaning, the pan-European association for the commercial cleaning machine industry, have appointed Markus Asch as its president. Asch is deputy chief executive officer of Alfred Kärcher, based in Germany.

He succeeds Bernd Heilmann, who resigned his position due to his retirement from Hako last year. Riccardo Raimondi

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