Paris’ elite cleaning unit

29th of September 2016
Paris’ elite cleaning unit

French ECJ correspondent Christian Bouzols reports on a special cleaning team that takes care of exceptional operations in Paris.

It is 6.30 on a Thursday morning in Paris. Four police coaches are keeping watch on the Place de la République in Paris. Another event, called Nuit Debout, bringing hundreds of Parisians together to discuss the

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Hygiene compliance: how to reduce the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections?

27th of September 2016
Hygiene compliance: how to reduce the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections?

Dr Ilham Kadri, president of the Diversey Care division at Sealed Air, writes her latest blog for ECJ. She looks at the challenges of preventing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

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90 per cent of Gurgaon state schools have no cleaners

27th of September 2016
90 per cent of Gurgaon state schools have no cleaners

For the last two years, most government primary schools in the district of Gurgaon in India have not had cleaning staff. As a result, schools have dirty premises and foul-smelling toilets - reports the Times of India.

Officials at the education department said almost 90 per cent of the district's government primary and middle schools do not have

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Glasgow hospital cleaners take on vital communications role

26th of September 2016
Glasgow hospital cleaners take on vital communications role

Glasgow hospital cleaners are being offered a valuable role that will enable them to communicate with vulnerable patients.

The cleaning staff are being trained in the use of body language, gestures, facial expressions, vocalisation and signing in a bid to communicate with patients who have difficulty speaking.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has

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China students must pay extra for 'excessive' toilet flushing

23rd of September 2016
China students must pay extra for 'excessive' toilet flushing

The flushing of toilets at a Chinese college is to be rationed in a bid to conserve water.

Students at the Kunming Health Vocational College in China's Yunnan province are each being allocated 3,000 litres of water per month. This is available on a preloaded card that must be swiped every time they use the toilet. And if they exceed their quota,

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Hydrogen peroxide fogging - an opportunity for cleaning firms?

22nd of September 2016
Hydrogen peroxide fogging - an opportunity for cleaning firms?

Fogging with dry mist hydrogen peroxide has been used in sectors including pharmaceuticals, biotech food production and healthcare for a number of years to destroy a broad spectrum of microorganisms. Now a company in the UK is promoting its use in the wider world – in offices, retail, schools and public transport. ECJ finds out more about

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