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Harvesting housekeeping challenges

In my 18 years of tenure in housekeeping in hotels & resorts, I have managed to provide clean, hygienic and safe environment with luxury to guests as a top priority,” says Jagdish Deval, Manager Housekeeping, Madhubhan Resort & Spa, Anand ... Read More »

Healthcare Linen & Uniforms Cleaning

Most hospitals depend upon external laundry services, and are less worried about hygiene in terms of how the linen and uniforms are picked up, the kind of machines they are washed in, packed and delivered. Vijay Rodda The author is ... Read More »

Yes, Dirtying can be forgiven!

The operations of a team of janitors yield the required results on a given premises only when well supervised. The role of the supervisor gets all the more challenging when it comes to meeting cleaning standards in a mental hospital. ... Read More »

Empowering Cleaning Industry

“About 54.9% of the overall market in India is for soft services and 45.1% for hard services. The market for soft services comprises a large cluster of companies that provide single services and specialize in services such as catering and ... Read More »

‘CSR in Housekeeping’

Housekeeping has tremendous potential to employ even the physically challenged people and is capable of harnessing the best out of them. At Lemon tree Hotels, over 10% of the group employees are from this segment of the population,” informs Navina ... Read More »

Finding Synergy between Pest Professionals & FM

Pests descend even on the cleanest of premises and can cause stress and disgust among occupants and their clients with their presence. While, the most effective way to control pests would be by engaging a professional pest control company; however, ... Read More »

Managing Energy Savings

Does anyone have any thoughts on using human behaviour modification to reduce energy waste in the work environment & offices? Or should workers not be concerned with energy reduction issues at work? – Mitch Stein, Sales & Business Development Manager ... Read More »

Managing BMW

Biomedical waste is waste that is generated during diagnosis, treatment or immunization of human beings. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the need for safe management of biomedical waste for effective health service delivery. Hospital-Associated Infections ... Read More »

Developing benchmarking goals

Setting benchmark in facility management does not come easy. To understand today’s benchmarking it is essential to know the impact of automation on the art and science of benchmarking for facility professionals – a way to reduce operating expenses and ... Read More »

Hard Floor Maintenance

What are hard floors? What is the criterion for the maintenance of these floors and how to select right method for hard floor maintenance? These are some of the questions Deepak Baluja, Managing Director, Final Technologies Pvt Ltd, company that ... Read More »

Is building maintenance the same as FM?

Often, terms like facility management, facility services, building service, building maintenance and even housekeeping services are used as synonyms even though the profile and operations of each differ both in terms of volume and delivery. An interesting discussion on how ... Read More »

Facilities Management in India

The Facilities Management (FM) market in India has strong and direct correlation with the construction sector’s growth. Due to massive scale of the construction market and largely available geographic space, FM market revenues in India are higher than other nations such as Singapore that are smaller in geography. But, compared to rest of the world and some developed countries, the Indian FM market is still at a nascent stage. In terms of market maturity, understanding, and acceptance of such services by end users, India still has a long way to go. Read More »