Features are carefully selected from across the website and magazine, these articles are contributed by a wide range of authors from across the sectors covered by Cleaning Matters, as well as the editorial team. Addressing the latest topics in terms of technological developments, legislation and industry issues
As a wide array of facilities from offices to restaurants to shopping malls return from COVID-19 shutdown, and others such as hotels and airports prepare for heavier traffic, facility managers are tasked with creating plans that protect occupant health and inspire customer and employee confidence. Their natural response is to turn to their cleaning service provider or product supplier to help them understand how cleaning can play a role in building their business comeback. This is an opportunity to be the responsible leader in your community if your response is properly managed.
Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Dresden have developed a mobile cleaning device that sanitises equipment and production spaces to standards in a reproducible way.
While governmental lockdowns forced many businesses to close their doors, many Ecolab textile care customers rapidly transformed their operations to support in the fight against COVID-19. Bert Bakker, vice president corporate accounts Textile Care at Ecolab Europe, reflects on the past few months and provides insight that will help commercial laundries restart safely and build resilience in the future.
Since March 2020, while the UK government guidance on how best to tackle COVID-19 has been subject to considerable change, one element has remained constant throughout: the importance of thorough hand washing.
The rising number of Coronavirus deaths reported in the media is causing us all to take positive steps in protecting ourselves. Sam Awolesi MSc, senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, and Roy Simmons BSc, senior consultant, Environmental Science Group, March, Cambridge, discuss how we can make sure that we are adequately protected.