Dutch companies go from cleaning to FM

24th of October 2013
Dutch companies go from cleaning to FM

As Dutch correspondent Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services reports, more and more cleaning companies are broadening their scope of services.

As reported in ECJ’s last edition, more and more Dutch cleaning companies are broadening their service scope, often in collaboration with other facility service businesses like catering and security

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Legionnaires disease - underestimated threat

24th of October 2013
Legionnaires disease - underestimated threat

ECJ German correspondent Thomas-Schulte-Marxloh reports on recent cases of Legionnaires disease.

The term Legionnaires’ disease names a bacterial infection with an organism that was first identified in 1976; but earlier cases were confirmed as far back as 1947. An outbreak of the disease in Philadelphia in 1976, largely among people

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German cleaning show CMS attracts visitors from 65 countries

18th of October 2013
German cleaning show CMS attracts visitors from 65 countries

The German professional cleaning exhibition took place in Berlin last month, attracting over 16,500 visitors from 65 countries - say the organisers.

Taking place for the first time was the International CMS Congress, which had as its theme Sustainable Competitiveness in the Cleaning Sector. Among the speakers was Daniel Calleja Crespo of the

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UK cleaning associations approve merger plans

17th of October 2013

Three of the UK's industry associations - Asset Skills, the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) and the Facilities Management Association (FMA) have confirmed their plans to merge.

Sarah Bentley, chief executive at Asset Skills, said: “We are thrilled to announce the merger will happen following formal agreement from the

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Looking ahead to Las Vegas ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

16th of October 2013
Looking ahead to Las Vegas ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

This year's ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition will take place in Las Vegas from November 18-21. There will be almost 700 exhibitors from over 30 countries, say organisers ISSA and Amsterdam RAI.

Each day of the show starts with a keynote address - this year's speakers are Col. John Foley, Blue Angel squadron leader; Tony Hsieh, ceo of

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No improvement in Irish hospitals' hand hygiene, says report

14th of October 2013
No improvement in Irish hospitals' hand hygiene, says report

Latest reports from Ireland's health watchdog show no improvement in hand hygiene standards in hospitals across the country. In fact the problem of non-compliance with correct hand washing procedures appears to be getting worse.

Analysis by the Irish Patients’ Association of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) audits carried

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