Why European standard?

25th of November 2010

Marek Kowalski of the Polish cleaning association believes there is a need for a European standard.

At a European meeting of the ISSA in Germany recently it was finally acknowledged that a united Europe should have a common cleanliness standard. Why does this make sense? First of all, the public tender regulation is based on the same principles

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Sector to be proud of

25th of November 2010

How will badly paid cleaning staff be affected by government cuts, asks ECJ's UK correspondent.

Cuts! Cuts! Nothing but cuts. On the television, on the radio, in the Press. A torrent of ill informed politically motivated material which makes money for a few but not for many. It is said that the government talked with the BBC about presentation of

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Easy-to-clean hotels

25th of November 2010

A seminar dedicated to hotel cleaning is taking place in Italy, writes Anna Garbagna for ECJ.

In Italy over 34,000 hotels, in all regions, accommodate almost 250 million people every year: business people, tourists, Italian and foreign citizens, who require more and more specialised facilities, especially cleaning services and sanitation of

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Dry before you die!

25th of November 2010

A report of the Dutch cleaning research organisation VSR on the best method for hand drying is summarised by scientific journalist Anton Duisterwinkel.

Both the internet and many trade magazines are littered with articles on hand drying, advocating either paper towels, cotton roll towels or warm air dryers as the most hygienic or most sustainable

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Tackling complaints

25th of November 2010

How do contract cleaning companies handle complaints, asks German correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh.

Every crisis also means an opportunity – it might be difficult to remember these words of wisdom if your customer complains about your work. In fact you have the opportunity to improve your performance or your customer has the opportunity

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CSR commitment by FEP

25th of November 2010

The French cleaning federation is encouraging sustainable business, explains correspondent Christian Bouzols.

The French cleaning federation (Fédération des Entreprises de Propreté & Services Associés - FEP) is the only employer organisation in the country that helps businesses to meet their corporate social

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