ECJ’S UK correspondent reports on the cleanliness situation in the National Health Service (NHS).
A shadow hung over the usual jollifications at ISSA/Interclean in Amsterdam following the totally unexpected death of Peter Holt, and although there was news of orders and success, it had a hollow ring this time.
We have had five weeks in a
Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services in the Netherlands reports on negotiations for a new collective agreement.
Since last autumn the Dutch cleaning association OSB and the trades unions have been negotiating to reach agreement on a new collective labour agreement. The last one was agreed upon in April 2012, after a long period of dispute
Jonas Persson, who joined Nilfisk-Advance as ceo at the beginning of this year, was at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam for the first time last month. Having come to Nilfisk from outside the cleaning sector, it was an ideal opportunity for him to get an overview of the market and the other machine suppliers.
Persson was previously a member of the
Qleeno claims its new Qleeno Mini to be world’s smallest combi-scrubber. The model is less than 14 cm high but has a brush pressure of more than 50 g per sq cm. Like other Qleeno machines it is said to be able to move in any direction while scrubbing and drying which means the machine can clean almost anywhere.
The Qleeno Mini is designed
Chemical products manufacturer Proquimia will be introducing a methodology designed to calculate and manage its products’carbon footprint.
The company makes specialist chemicals for various hygiene and industrial treatment applications.
The introduction of a system to measure and report all greenhouse gas emissions linked either directly
German reporter Thomas Schulte-Marxloh on the problems caused to small and medium sized businesses by late payment of invoices.
In Germany an invoice has to be paid within 30 days and, luckily, the vast majority of customers are paying on time. Some customers, however, seem to lack either payment behaviour or money. Public authorities seem to be