Awards recognise unsung heroes

17th of November 2023
Awards recognise unsung heroes

From the UK, Lynn Webster reports on the job done by those responsible for hygiene on the front line.

We acknowledge that the cleaning industry is very diverse, providing services across many sectors. An area that can often be overlooked is the contribution made by our armed forces and the various military cadre; the key groups of officers and

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Starting a new life through cleaning

13th of November 2023
Starting a new life through cleaning

Christian Bouzols in France brings news from a cleaning training centre in Le Mans.

Maiky and Kunthea are two cleaners who have learned their trade at the Espace Propreté training centre at Le Mans in western France - opened in 2022. Most of the students are migrants from overseas.

A typical classroom with 10 adults eager to learn about

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Business learning from the military

10th of November 2023
Business learning from the military

John Griep of VSR in the Netherlands on how a military pilot inspired members recently.

During the VSR Summer Event, one of the few female military pilots in the Netherlands addressed our VSR members. Dominique Schreinemachers was a helicopter pilot and worked for the military. During a mission in Uruzgan in 2000, her helicopter was shot at and

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With summer comes deep cleaning

16th of October 2023
With summer comes deep cleaning

The summer holiday in Italy is traditionally the time for deep cleaning, explains Anna Garbagna.

In the last two months, summer has made its entrance forcefully in the Italian regions with alternating periods from definitely African heat to extreme meteorological events. One
of the main hygiene issues is often caused by heat and humidity creating

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Sustainable approach to wellbeing

13th of October 2023
Sustainable approach to wellbeing

UK correspondent Lynn Webster explains why workforce wellbeing is so vital for every business.

Employee wellbeing is becoming a focal point for many; and this includes the cleaning industry where businesses are engaged in activities internally and also whilst engaging with and supporting client projects.

Social media streams have been covering

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Changing habits for a green future

11th of October 2023
Changing habits for a green future

Cleaning operatives are training for a greener future in a Danish municipality, writes Lotte Printz.

The white and green electric vehicles visible in roads around the country proclaim that “they care” at ABENA. For the environment among other things - and people. And now this southern Denmark based company plays a key part in the

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