The Elena database introduced in Germany at the beginning of this year - where employers must submit information about their employees on a monthly basis by law - has proved to be an administrative burden.
Although the system was designed to reduce bureaucracy, small and medium size businesses in particular are finding it "intrusive and
The European Commission has released the results of a Eurobarometer opinion poll looking at how citizens view the quality of life in 75 major European cities. It revealed that availability of jobs and housing remain dominant concerns in these challenging economic times. However areas such as healthcare, transport, pollution, climate change,
In every building on any day of the week cleaners use commercial vacuuming equipment. Many of these units are dry vacuums fitted with special filtration to control dust emissions from the vacuum exhaust which, we all know, is essential to prevent exposure of the cleaners, building workers and visitors to the hazards of fine particulates in the
ECJ looks back at the Amsterdam show with a round-up of the new products launched there.
Converts tap water
Making its debut was the Activeion Ionator EXP from Activeion, which converts tap water into ionised water for chemical-free cleaning.
The hand-held unit, which is slightly larger than a conventional trigger-spray bottle, is designed to
The 2010 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Innovation Award was presented during a gala opening ceremony on the first day of the exhibiton. Here, ECJ takes a closer look at the overall winner - the Travelator Cleaner from Baudoin - and the category winning products from Kärcher and Alpheios.
The Travelator Cleaner from Baudoin Wash-Systems was declared
Europe's most important professional cleaning show took place in Amsterdam at the end of April. ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2010 held high expectations for the trade's manufacturers, many of which had planned new product launches for the event. And after a difficult couple of years for the market all exhibitors were hoping for some positive feedback from