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What health and safety considerations need to be taken into account when developing a window cleaning system? In an occupation where the risks include joint pains, Legionnaire’s Disease, back pain and even – in extreme cases – death, how can equipment manufacturers help to keep window cleaners safe?
Window cleaning is perhaps
In January of this year, ECJ hosted a round table discussion in Amsterdam - attended by cleaning industry manufacturers and exhibition organisers - which highlighted the growing problem of intellectual property infringement. As the sector's producers seek to protect themselves from the issues surrounding 'copycat' products, we explore the reasons
A chemical dispensing system may require some initial outlay, but do the safety and sustainability benefits of an automated dosing system outweigh these set-up costs? Ann Laffeaty finds out.
Few would argue that a chemical dispensing system makes sense from a safety and sustainability point of view. Any system that avoids human contact with neat
In his third article for ECJ, Diversey's Pedro Chidichimo explains the benefits for facility management companies of implementing and running IT systems and procedures to improve their front and back office operations. He says internet based applications can differentiate a business from its competitors through improved service quality, and
How large a part does the dispenser play in a successful wiping system? And do the benefits offered by a dispenser in terms of consumption control and product protection offset the investment costs involved? ECJ finds out.
Wipers are vital to the smooth running of a whole range of businesses. Industrial spills in a factory should be cleaned up
ECJ editor Michelle Marshall speaks exclusively to Hans Simons, who was recently appointed president of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI). EFCI is the pan-European organisation representing the contract cleaning sector, and is made up of national associations from EU member states.
"If I can take one small step at a time I