Italy and Spain have lodged a complaint with the European Court of Justice against attempts by other member states to introduce an EU patent without them.
The EU patent scheme is backed by 25 member states but viewed as discriminatory by Rome and Madrid. In a statement the Italian Foreign Ministry said it had lodged the complaint with the court
The question of how to deal with older members of staff, particularly those who have worked for a business for a long time, is a difficult one for managers. At present, employers must follow a fairly strict retirement process which penalises them for failing to comply, but which does allow them to choose to retire an employee without the
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
A product overview of the window cleaning industry.
Safe at height
For safe window cleaning at heights, Reach and Wash can clean up to 24 metres high. Developed by Ionic Systems, it uses a soft-bristled brush mounted on a long-reaching pole to scrub the dirt off the window, while at the same time jets of ultra pure water rinse the glass.
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