Hospital infections focus

29th of June 2011
Hospital infections focus

Italian cleaning association Afidamp has organised a series of seminars focusing on the healthcare sector - reports Anna Garbagna.

Afidamp, the Italian association of producers of machines, tools and equipment for professional cleaning and environmental hygiene, is 30 years old and it wanted to celebrate its anniversary with past and present

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Cleaning goes political

29th of June 2011
Cleaning goes political

Correspondent Tom Crockford on how political trends in the Nordic countries could influence the cleaning sector.

It is perhaps hard to associate national politics with the everyday business of contract cleaning. However the recent parliamentary elections in Finland sent a reminder that if certain trends continue, they may have something of an

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Mixed results on labour

29th of June 2011
Mixed results on labour

The cleaning sector was closely monitored by the Dutch Labour Inspectorate in 2010. ECJ correspondent Anton Duisterwinkel reports on the results.

The Dutch Labour Inspectorate has changed its approach from random inspections of all companies and industries to a more targeted approach, focusing on sectors and companies that are likely to take the

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Hygiene traffic lights

29th of June 2011
Hygiene traffic lights

The German government has decided to introduce a system indicating levels of hygiene in restaurants – reports ECJ correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh.

After many years of discussion, the ministers for consumer protection of the federal states of Germany have finally decided to introduce a system to indicate the hygiene level of

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Time to take stock

29th of June 2011
Time to take stock

In France, the cleaning associations have been holding their annual general meetings, reports Christian Bouzols.

It's been the time of the year when French cleaning associations, both national and regional, held their annual general meetings and took stock of their activities over the past 12 months. The Regional Chamber of Cleaning Companies in

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Olympic cleaning

29th of June 2011
Olympic cleaning

Preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which will take place in Russia, have already started. Oleg Popov of Cristanval explains how the cleaning contracts will be awarded shortly.

In 2014 the Russian Federation will be host the XXII Winter Olympic Games. They will take place over 36 days within two clusters, a coastal cluster in Sochi

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