Cleanzine_logo_2a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 29th November 2018 Issue no. 848

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...adcast from some of the exhibitions. This is our 485th issue! Although when we started we were aiming at UK readers, we now have more than 80,000 readers in 148 countries throughout the world. Although 40,000-plus of you are in the UK, a further 20,000 of you are reading this from the US, while the other 20,000 of you are living in other countri...

EU prepares to re-open REACH 'can of worms'

...ing on lessons learned from the implementation of REACH, "with special attention to the costs and administrative burden and other impacts on innovation". This will include a review of registration requirements for lower tonnage substances. Other aspects of the review will include a review of the amount and distribution of funding made available ...

"The technology is very practical and uses icon based instructions. This makes it possible to vary shot sizes for any of the different cleaning methods including spray cleaning, bucket cleaning or scrubber driers, but it requires minimal user training or

"SmartDose also dramatically reduces the environmental footprint of all its users. As dosage is controlled, less product is used which means there is less waste. As the concentrate lasts longer, packaging, transport and storage requirements are reduced too. All daily formulations are EU-Flower certified too." We liked the way everything is colou...

Jangro expands membership at Border

... range. "Jangro also provides COSH sheets, training and DVDs. This move relieves me of time-consuming purchasing, so that I can focus on customer service." Border will continue to service businesses in Powys, Shropshire and West Midlands. Jangro, founded 30 years ago, has a turnover of more than £100m, shared by 42 member companies. ...

AFIDAMP releases cleaning industry update - and it's good news!

...nada and the US. Considering future opportunities, countries showing the most growth potential in coming years are China, India and Russia. Domestic market The domestic market is guided by chemical products, with 32% of total revenue, followed by machines with 34%, paper with 23%, fibres and textiles with 4%, and tools with 3%. Total sales...

The tube is lightweight and highly portable and provides water on demand, on site. There were many things we liked about it, but one of the things that really impressed us was the way it dealt with the different water pressures one has to cope with, so th

...y that their offering smells great. MP is up for an Award in the chemicals section, for its Decontaminator. Ekin Saygi and Massimo Maestri explained that drains are not generally blocked by solid waste but by the fat and carbon-based sticky surfaces that hold the solids together. This matter causes sticks to the pipes, builds up, causes malodour a...

Vectair Omniscent chosen for its impressive innovations at the upcoming AHCP National Conference!

... of innovations from across the industry that will be showcased in the 'innovation zone' at the upcoming AHCP National Conference, Telford, from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th June, 2011. Vectair's unique Omniscent dispenser, which provides large space fragrancing, impressed the AHCP committee members and will now be a big feature of the show. ...

New Bio (bucketless) microfibre cleaning tool

...tem, is very efficient, reduces cleaning times and improves hygiene reducing the risk of cross-contamination. Using gravity (no pumping required) to dispense the liquid to the floor from the mounted hermetic bottle, by simply depressing a button on the handle, the Bio reduces the amount of chemical and water needed to carry out the cleaning proc...

Sealed Air to acquire Diversey for .3 Billion

...vices competencies and position Sealed Air for continued market leadership. We look forward to welcoming Diversey's talented employees to the Sealed Air team." Edward F. Lonergan, Diversey President and Chief Executive Officer says " We are excited about the opportunities we have to grow with Sealed Air through increased scale and expanded reach...

Cleaners paid too little, say Britons

...e results chime with our own efforts to raise the status of cleaners, and show that in the public's mind, cleaners are not being paid fairly," says Mark Woodhead, Chairman of the British Cleaning Council. "People clearly want to see cleaners who work hard and do a decent job receive more recognition and better rewards. "Fair pay and the value we...

Three men taken ill after cleaning toilets

As if we ever need reminding that even routine cleaning can sometimes be a dangerous job, three men, aged 23, 57 and 64, were taken into hospital as a precaution last week, after two of them suffered breathing difficulties as a result of using a chemical to clean toilets at the Imperial Docks at Leith, near Edinburgh. According to a BBC report,...

Inadequate cleaning causes unnecessary deaths in hospitals and care facilities

...ailure in sanitising and disinfecting needs to be addressed. Is it case of 'out of sight, out of mind'?, or is it ignorance that can lead to epidemics and contraction? Neither of these should be an excuse... perhaps modern day living has led to laziness which has caused these deaths to occur. Take a look at MRSA initially. MRSA is, by definit...

Cleanliness of premises 'is top priority'

... how important they believe it is to improve the cleanliness levels of hospitals - in particular to minimise the spread of infections and viruses. The blog site features regular blog articles from the leading names in the healthcare industry, opinion polls, sector statistics and news. T: 07517 031217 E: ...

Tennant Company and its Orbio Technologies Group acquires Water Star

...thrilled to join forces with Water Star," commented Karla Leis, General Manager for Orbio, based in Minnesota. "Water Star principals Marilyn and Andy Niksa bring the proprietary knowledge and specialised expertise in the area of electrochemical systems that we believe will open new opportunities and accelerate our pursuit of sustainable cleaning, ...

Testing green cleaning products for performance - IEHA/TURI programme continues expansion

...est metrics and programme scope have expanded and now encompass: Soil Removal Microbial Elimination Ergonomics Productivity Field Application Equipment (non-chemical product evaluation) Product tests and/or proposal discussions are currently under way with a number of jansan manufacturers including the following that have...

Soluclean gets a thumbs up from James Paget University Hospital

...t Hospital Ed: Ashgrove Specialist Products will be showcasing its Soluclean range at the forthcoming AHCP Conference in Telford on Stand 22. T: +44 (0) 161 366 5557 F: +44 (0) 161 386 8687 E: J W: www.ashgroveproducts.com ...

HSS Outsource: time/money-saving solution for cleaning and FM contractors

...ed in real-time and at the touch of a button - making equipment management quicker, easier and predominantly paperless. "Gone are the days of being tied to expensive kit as margins are put under pressure - HSS Outsource means our customers will always have exactly what they need, wherever and whenever they need it and without having to worry abo...

Businesses overlooking financial cost of workplace injury and illness

...actice to demonstrate how managing health & safety can dramatically cut costs. It also wants Ministers to make sure that their austerity measures, and blitz on red tape, do not damage people's health or lead to accidents. And the Institution is calling on the Government to reverse the decision to axe the Health & Safety Executive's ad...

EU to start taxing road freight to contain pollution

... and within the institutions. In particular, the compromise was supported "by the smallest possible minority in Council." Indeed, the European Parliament's first reading on the proposal took place in March 2009, but the bill was later blocked by member states in the Council for some 18 months. EU transport ministers finally rubber stamped, by a ...

Glass Clean System

...ns for glass, stainless steel, ceramic tiles and mirrors. The new Glass Clean Frames and Microfibre Mini Mops offer simple and professional cleaning in just one single movement. Designed for use in any area where polished or gloss surfaces require routine maintenance. With its ergonomic grip, Glass Clean System 'Hand and Swivel' is the new revol...

IPC Media chooses Principle Cleaning

...atement to match its world-famous neighbour, Tate Modern - and gets its name from the 2,000 blue aluminum fins that cover the building's façade. The fins, manufactured in Poland, have a metallic finish that changes the building's appearance when viewed from different angles. Specifically placed to reflect the sun at different parts of the da...

What exactly engages employees?

...e is a significant degree of variation. "Organisations currently face a number of challenges stemming from the ongoing economic difficulties following the recent financial crisis and subsequent squeeze on public sector expenditure," says Angela Baron, engagement and organisational development adviser, CIPD. "Our Shaping the Future report identif...

Tackling 'cowboy' suppliers: a day in the life of CHSA's auditor

...onsistently finds deficiencies, some of up to 25%! "It is difficult to spot by eye or cursory examination product that is shorter in length, width or number, or plastic sacks and mops not fit for purpose; even seriously short length rolls look similar to full length products. It is, therefore, very easy to be deceived and detailed and targeted t...

Rubbermaid's new Hygen clean water system turns dirty water into clean

...The system's integrated water filter was specifically designed with the bottom line and end user in mind. It improves productivity, reduces both water and chemical usage and creates healthier, safer environments." Designed to promote green cleaning and improve cost efficiencies, Hygen provides several distinct benefits: It generates cleaner...

Tennant UK Cleaning Solutions celebrates opening of new Head Office

...Northampton. Tennant UK has incorporated many energy efficient features into the new building to minimise the environmental impact and lower its ongoing utility costs. These include movement activated lighting sensors, floor to ceiling insulation in all offices, numerous clear roof panels in the warehouse to completely remove the need for additi...

PPE assessment: improving your bottom line

... or whether PPE will provide the necessary heat or thermal protection. An assessment will also determine whether workers' PPE is comfortable enough for them to perform their tasks to the highest level. "By analysing the critical factors associated with each task, the assessor can make recommendations to eliminate potential injuries and PPE misap...

CSSA AGM & Annual Luncheon: informative and fun

...ing (Governor of the Bank of England) speak at Mansion House last night about the deficit, and he reminded us that "there is no alternative". He is right; we must take action now to ensure that our children are not left paying the bill for our mistakes." Mr. Fallon promised additional measures to ensure that banks begin to provide more credit to...

Living wages for London cleaners (or the Olympic city will be a filthy city)

...a fair day's wage. Enhance has always paid staff the London Living Wage of £7.85, not the minimum wage of £5.93. The company says that 95% of clients agreed the rate having identified their long-term benefits. "How do contractors or employers of in-house cleaning staff think they can attract quality, reliable, conscientious staff...

Vernacare's 'Austerity Partnership' rewards loyal customers

...of orders delivered on-time and in-full, contributing towards the NHS Sustainability agenda through minimising product transport miles and avoiding air miles. Lesley Webster added: "Clinical staff appreciate the outstanding quality of Vernacare pulp, and the fact that it never leaks. Each and every batch produced is of a guaranteed consistent qu...

Bio trunking makes a meal out of food factory bugs

...ial nasties. Bio is effective against 99.9% of bugs, preventing them from reproducing and therefore minimising the risk of cross-contamination. "The system has already proved highly successful in hospitals and other healthcare environments, where it provides an additional defence against hospital acquired infections when used in conjunction with...

Annual recruitment survey finds return of war for talent and huge skills gaps in UK

...to drive their businesses forward. Shortages of specialist and technical skills run the risk of slamming an unwelcome brake on the long-term competitiveness of the UK economy. "Skills shortages are undoubtedly being exacerbated by 'grass is greener on this side of the fence' syndrome. Free movement of talented individuals is being impeded by a r...

RCM gears up to look after cleaning needs of Yamaha Motor Racing, Milan

...the 'indirect' method, whereby the detergent is sprayed onto the surface and left to work for a few minutes. This has resulted in the rubber tracks disappearing and the pearl grey resin regaining its brightness by the final drying stage. Another problem faced was that of the carpets in the hospitality units and in the pit garage at every World C...

BCC announces keynote environmental speaker at Conference 2011

...by the Guardian newspaper, with the judging panel praising the university for its commitment to becoming a low-carbon and low-energy institution. Dr. Redfern joins previously confirmed speakers scheduled for the day, which include Daniel Finkelstein, Executive-Editor of the Times, and Norman Baker MP, Secretary of State for Transport. Each speak...

Beaver Floorcare makes sure Wolverhampton Civic Hall doesn't slip up!

...urface was shown to have a high slip potential after testing. To create the best surface that would minimise the slip hazard, we tested the slip resistance of five different specialised finishes at the venue using the HSE approved pendulum test." The pendulum coefficient of friction test uses a pendulum to simulate the action of a shoe on both a...

WWF and Kimberly-Clark announce new global commitment to responsible forestry

...ion of Kimberly-Clark's membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network, a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world's most valuable and threatened forests. Kimberly-Clark will now include its worldwide operations in the initiative, building on its existing GFTN membership in selected countries. The participation scope ...

DSA saves £millions on facilities management

...luding DSA's headquarters in Nottingham, its training and development centre in Bedfordshire, its administrative centre in Newcastle and 418 driving test centres. The contract will also cover VOSA's headquarters and training centre in Bristol and potentially extend to cover other parts of the Department. "Delivering value for money is of para...

'Mission Green Clean'

...rt drinks, Eco-Works probiotic products are free from harsh chemicals, safe to use, require zero to minimal COSHH and are fully REACH compliant. The new brochure titled, 'mission green clean', is available as a download from: T: 08700 777575 E: W: www.eco-works.co.uk ...

Growth at The Facilities Show highlights industry optimism

...evious years and there was a real buzz around the whole show. "The standard of the educational seminars this year was incredibly high, giving valuable insights covering the whole spectrum of FM. I am looking forward to the 2012 show, especially since we are moving to a bigger hall (at Birmingham's NEC) to accommodate this growing show." Keepi...

Germgard Lighting demonstrates two-second, bare and gloved hand sterilisation

...as a 'wash in, wash out' - limit the ability to sanitise and, in fact, fall somewhat short of the nominal sanitation goal of -log10 inactivation. Alcohol rubs generally require 30 seconds and handwashing requires at least one minute. Either can irritate the hands. As a result, both techniques can limit the compliance rate for hand hygiene before...

New technology kills bacteria that cause hospital infections

...witzerland, last Friday. The study, funded by the US Department of Defense, was designed to determine the efficacy of antimicrobial copper in reducing the level of pathogens in hospital rooms, and whether such a reduction would translate into a lower risk of infection. Researchers at the three hospitals involved in the trial, Memorial Sloan K...

BICSc Education Conference helps set new environmental and training standards

...leaning workforces - setting new environmental and training standards in the cleaning industry', examined key themes of sustainable workforces, training and the environment. The event, sponsored by sustainable hand hygiene expert, Gojo, was held in the conference centre, at the Old Trafford football stadium in Manchester on 23rd June. The aim of...

Cleaning firms urged to prepare for new agency worker regulations

... permanent staff doing the same job. But Christian Berenger, Business Development Director at Birmingham based Auto Time Solutions, fears that many companies could fall foul of the new AWR regulations when they come into force as they are unprepared for the changes. "Having spoken to companies throughout the UK, it is evident that many are st...

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...profits each year. Ten of our staff will be running and many, like me, (and I am sure they won't mind me saying) are not natural runners! I think it is fair to say we will be going through the pain barrier despite many minutes of training! Please take a moment to look at www.justgiving.com Whatever you can give would be really appreciated b...

Ecolab recognised with IFT Food Expo Innovation Award

... polymerised soils from processing equipment and environmental surfaces was difficult and time-consuming," explains Jeff Montanye, vice president, research & development, Ecolab Food and Beverage. "Exelerate ZTF has been proven to reduce the cleaning time by as much as 50%, helping processors reduce downtime and improve plant productivity and e...

Wallgate develops new sanitaryware control package

... no- touch flush activation alongside a dual flushing option. SCPK is a fully plug and play system, minimising installation and cost. This flushing package also offers the advantages of being energy, water, and space saving. Trevor Powell, Managing Director for Wallgate says: "I am delighted with this new system and it comes as a huge benefit to...

Coventry 'cleaning show' takes place next Thursday

... from 09.00 until 16.00, will include a charity auction and raffle, as well as a hand carwash for a minimum donation of £3.00, with all proceeds going to Help for Heroes. T: 0800 093 5494 E: W: www.dchd.co.uk ...

Toilet Innovation Awards open for entries

...nnovation that really improves the use or provision of publicly accessible toilets. Anyone can nominate a provider or supplier or their own organisation or company by sending an email to by Friday, 30th September, 2011. Nominations must include details of why the product, service or efficiency should be awarded a BTA I...

World Workplace Conference & Expo showcases latest trends and innovations

...will lecture on his new book and DVD 'Cool It - The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming', in which he argues that many of the actions now being considered to stop global warming will cost hundreds of billions of dollars, are based on emotion and may have little impact on the world's temperature. He instead argues for confronting mo...

ICMMA launches new code of practice

...ow more about the benefits that the association can bring to your business or are interested in becoming a member contact: T: 0207 920 9638 E: W: www.icmma.org ...

Just under four months until Clean India show opens

... cleaning systems, state-of-the-art cleaning tools & equipment, washroom hygiene accessories, feminine hygiene products and sanitation solutions. In showcasing cleaning solutions to potential clientele looking at mechanised cleaning technologies and concluding business deals, Clean India Pulire provides the ideal channel. For the first ti...

IEHA releases the Master's Programme

... following benefits: Personalised Master CEH or REH plaque Master CEH or REH Certificate Administrator letter of achievement notification Listed as an IEHA Member expert media contact Be included in multiple industry-wide press releases Bio listed on IEHA.org Authorship opportunities Mentorship and growth opportunities For mor...

BICSc training now available from Jangro

...me. The programme, the first of which was attended by 30 end user Jangro customers, comprised 30-minute workshops and demonstrations covering health, hygiene and safety. It was organised by one of BICSc's 12 approved training organisations, NICE. Trainers attended this one-day event from guest manufacturer Rubbermaid Commercial Products and f...

A perfect symbiosis - efficient pool management and good water management

...goes hand in hand with good water management. The largest energy savings in leisure centres and swimming pools are likely to be found by controlling the a/c motors that drive water filtration pumps. These would normally run at full power at any given time. However, installing variable speed drives (VSDs) enables the speed of fans and pumps to be cl...

Silver use grows with infection control products

...studies have shown that dressings containing silver increase the comfort level for burn patients by minimising adhesion between wound and dressing, thereby reducing pain when changing dressings. Antimicrobial-silver sprays are also used to protect surfaces likely to collect infectious organisms and silver-based coatings are also increasingly used i...

Hovis bakery uses its loaf and sees it kneads Vikan mopping systems

...more time walking the length of the premises to fill up mop buckets than actually cleaning and five minutes later, the water was soiled again, Chris found. Taking the cleaning operation in house, Chris wanted to establish the floor areas and other applications which were suitable for ultra microfibre cleaning as well as potential time and cost s...

Leader

...ow is featured below in this week's news, and there will be several others to read about over the coming weeks. Hope you're as excited about them as we are... Yours, Jan Hobbs ...

Commercial Janitorial continues to grow by providing green cleaning services

...me and lower productivity all have some basis in poor indoor environmental quality. For school administrators, green cleaning choices can affect school productivity by decreasing childhood asthma and decreasing student absenteeism. According to Building Services Management, switching to green cleaning can improve attendance and student performan...

Choosing the right high rise cleaning contractor: A guide

...aving the surface smear-free and clean. This method of high rise cleaning is cost effective and has minimal disruption. Companies offering such forms of cleaning do not require cradles or scaffolding to reach several storeys up and this potentially reduces the possibility of causing damage or scars to the building surface. Hence, the method adopted...

Treasury announces plans to find £1.5 billion savings across PFI contracts

...f years - typically 30. The plans follow pilot projects, at the Queen's Hospital in Romford and two Ministry of Defence pilots, at Corsham and the Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College, which have confirmed savings opportunities of around 5% of annual payments. The Efficiency & Reform Group in Cabinet Office, supported by experts from the Treas...

Gates Foundation launches effort to reinvent the toilet

...eech at AfricaSan, the third African Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene, organised by the African Ministers' Council on Water. "But it did not go far enough. It only reached one-third of the world. What we need are new approaches... new ideas. In short, we need to reinvent the toilet." The foundation also announced million in new sanitatio...

Ecolab and Nalco in merger agreement

...y helps customers reduce energy, water and other natural resource consumption, enhance air quality, minimise environmental releases and improve productivity and end products while boosting the bottom line. More than 12,000 Nalco employees operate in 150 countries supported by a comprehensive network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and...

John and I work across a number of industries and we're often invited along to open days and eagerly attend, expecting to find something new and exciting to discover and report back on. They can involve a long drive and thus lots of valuable time and expe

...ow is featured below in this week's news, and there will be several others to read about over the coming weeks. Hope you're as excited about them as we are... Yours, ...

New cleaner sucks up waste water as it goes and delivers it to where it's needed!

...tically sucks up the waste water from the area being cleaned, leaving the surface much drier and eliminating the need for the inconvenient flushing of the surface after cleaning. The FRV 30 can cut water consumption and therefore your bills, as waste water can be drained off through the 5m suction hose and directed to wherever it is needed. As J...

CK Group passes the ball with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

...he threat of rain, a good number of people attended and were treated to a spirited and committed 90 minutes of football. Although CK Group won 5-2, the game was competitive to the extent that, on the final whistle, Steve Wedgwood immediately issued a rematch invite. Maidstone crowned it by a great spread of food after the game. Perhaps they'l...

V-Air Zero - Neutralising odours in an environmentally friendly way!

...ed in personal care products, Ordenone surrounds malodour molecules such as mercaptans, sulphides, amines and certain aldehydes to encapsulate them within the Ordenone structure. Affected malodours are eliminated immediately upon contact. Ordenone is used in the following products: Institutional Automotive Personal care Feminine Hygie...

Leader

... patients to choose the hospital that treats them, this factor is something that should be borne in mind. The news in the UK is that hospital waiting lists are growing again. I can't help feeling that this is directly linked to the fact that with more attention being paid to proper cleaning and our HCAI rates falling dramatically as a consequenc...

A solution to cross-EU border credit problems?

...owing a company to continue its ordinary course of business. National rules will be applied to determine when these exemptions can kick in. The regulation must be approved by a qualified majority of EU governments in the Council and backed by the European Parliament. It would not be directly operational in Denmark, Ireland or the UK, because tho...

Cleaners REACH for Prochem solutions

...ing clear liquid formula with tropical lemon fragrance that leaves carpets clean and dry in 20 - 30 minutes. Low moisture, low residue, Procaps gives enhanced soil resistance and its superior formulation lifts and encapsulates soil, spots and stains. Safe on wool, wool mix and stain-resistant carpets (subject to testing), it benefits from a r...

More than one third of Americans personally affected by HCAIs, reveals survey

...on lower infection rates rather than on convenience when in a non-emergency situation. An overwhelming number (94%) of Americans would prefer seeking care at a hospital that uses the latest technology available for preventing the spread of infection. "As a healthcare professional, I knew the infection statistics and took extra precautions but ...

Kärcher announces September UK Roadshows

...ay September 12th: Etihad Stadium, Manchester Thursday September 15th: Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham Tuesday September 20th: MechanEx motor trade exhibition, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire Wednesday September 21st: MechanEx motor trade exhibition, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire Tuesday September 27th: Hampden Park, Glasgow www.karcher.co.u...

'Grow as You Go' system offers 'Crossover Cleaning'

...s users to precisely apply fresh cleaning solution to hard-surface floors, preventing chemical contamination. "From here, users can add components as needed," he says. The components are all designed for use in restaurants and foodservice areas, schools, small restrooms, offices, and many other areas. Tom adds that initial tests also indicate...

Leader

...ormal and that the only cleaning needed, is of the more general sort. Do please keep your news coming in over the next couple of weeks as we will be checking our emails and do keep an eye on our website as we'll post any major breaking news as it happens. Wherever you are in the world, stay safe and if you're taking a break of any sort, have ...

No-Water Urinals: survey reveals misconceptions

...tation issues managers said they experience with water-using urinals were flushing that expels contaminants on surrounding surfaces and touching the flush valve contamination. As to how fast a waterless urinal can pay for itself, (as a result of reduced water/sewer charges) 40% indicted six to 12 months, 20% said 15 to 24 months and the rest s...

Night-time cleaning to end rubbish nightmare

...ining a proper fleet of refuse trucks. Euro-4 (pollution emission grade) dumper trucks, which cause minimal pollution, are really what is required for a large city, but most of AMC's dumper trucks only comply with inferior Euro-3 norms - hence the need to clean at night. The average waste collection in the city, according to officials, has gone ...

Brightwell and All Care distribution alliance

... and imports whole ranges of washroom dispensers and has years of expertise in the production of aluminium and stainless steel-based units. Thanks to their new collaboration, Brightwell and All Care benefit from the joint representation of high quality and service on a focused geographical market, offering customers from Benelux and Germanic cou...

Airdri - an eyecatching display

... us that each model in Airdri's current range has been renamed to create the new 'Q' range. The renaming and the introduction of the new hand dryers represent an ongoing programme of activity to mark 40 years of providing innovative and quality products to Airdri's customers around the world. The Quest and Quazar retain the qualities synonymous ...

Keep tabs on your operatives working remotely

...removes the need for manual processing of timesheets. This alone means a massive reduction in the administrative burden of paper time sheets, resulting in major savings in payroll processing." Established in 1998, the Panztel Group has separate trading companies in each of its key geographical markets: Australia, New Zealand and the UK. All the ...

Kennedy Hygiene’s cleverly designed paper towel dispenser really can save money

... not just about saving money on paper. The Pod has been designed with reliability and durability in mind and it is made from durable ABS material with stainless steel blades. Five fixing points make wall mounting easy while the lockable cabinet prevents unauthorised access. Servicing the unit is easy thanks to the instant paper level check throu...

Leader

...tradesperson’s fault that things haven’t worked out. I believe that the NCCA, by becoming involved with the TrustMark scheme, has achieved something of a coup. I also wonder, how long it’s going to take before other sectors of the UK cleaning industry decide to follow suit. Please get in touch either by emailing me or postin...

Recycling revolution grows in the US

... and fluorescent light bulbs. He has also worked to phase out the use of lead, mercury and toxic brominated flame retardants in consumer products and helped advance the nation's first comprehensive chemicals assessment programme at the state level. When PPI started organising local governments through Product Stewardship Councils in 2004, there ...

Heading to the beach this Summer?

...in quality. You can rest easy knowing that 92% of beaches and 90% of rivers and lakes meet the EU's minimum standards for cleanliness. The findings - from the European Environment Agency's annual bathing water report - are based on regular samples taken from more than 21,000 coastal and inland bathing sites across Europe. While overall fewer ...

SERV Hampshire blood runners clean up with spill packs

...deal safely with blood spillages, allowing SERV's riders and drivers to continue their journey with minimal interruption in the event of an accidental spillage. Blood spill packs from GV Health are used throughout the NHS. They offer a simple and highly effective all-in-one solution to blood spillages. GV Health has what it believes is one of th...

Toucan-Eco beats chemical price increases

...ations, public transport, supermarkets, etc can all benefit from the system. Day cleaning risks are minimised as the fluid is harmless to people but effective against a whole range of bacteria and viruses. The disinfection properties have been verified to EN 1276 standard and the cleaner has a mild degreasing effect which is excellent for a wide ra...

Passengers offered hygiene packs as airport strike looms

...ers are currently voting on potential action and passengers could be confronted by an unhygienic terminal upon their return to Melbourne. The vote comes after contractor Spotless told more than 100 cleaners that they should be paid 00 less than other cleaners at the airport. "People flying back home are likely to see a dirty airport, thanks t...

News in Brief

...l the recycling waste management and resource efficiency's flagship event takes place at the NEC Birmingham. It opens on Tuesday 13th. ...

Ed Selkow: Little People

...thy industrialist what is important in life. This film was produced in the 1930's so I don't really mind giving it away but what comes out is the value of a man's life can be measured through the relationships he has accumulated by the end.[TRIMTO] I learned what is important early in my career and it is the people I meet. Some I sell to, some I...

Terminix enters joint venture with SIS in India

...ks the first non-franchise expansion outside North America for the renowned Pest Control expert, Terminix has entered into a joint venture with Security & Intelligence Services (India) to perform pest and termite control services in India. The joint venture will serve both commercial and residential customers.[TRIMTO] "Terminix's joint ventu...

September 8th leader continued

...their household waste by 2020, which means Surrey is nine years ahead of time). The county is now aiming to hit a 70% household waste recycling target by 2014.  As well as helping the environment, this saves Surrey taxpayers £ millions a year in reduced landfill costs - although we are still paying £600,000 every month (that'...

News in Brief

  Karcher 's roadshow will be reaching Edgbaston, Birmingham on 15th September. 20th & 21st September MechanEx, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification (UK) has announced the dates for its forthcoming courses. E: Polythene film and bag broke...

A day in the business

... the business proprietor to use them as they will, whether this be serving their customers, doing administration, manual work or even making the tea! According to CKG's Quality Control Manager Rob Herran, who acted as host, "Having tasted Ed's tea in the past, I felt it safer to put him to work!" In all, Ed thoroughly enjoyed his time with CK...

Washroom solution saves water, time and money

... in the cleaning ability between 0.7ml of Deb foam soap compared to 1.1ml of the lotion soap, confirming that the same efficacy is delivered from foam with less product. Are there any other benefits to using a foam soap? Yes, because chemicals are not needed to thicken the soap (the lather is created by adding air) foam soaps biodegrade more ...

Worlds apart! Xperience intensely different 'scentsations' with FOUR new Airoma(r) XTREME fragrances!

...with an Asian fusion from Eastern fields. The Xtremely calm and recognisable notes of basil and jasmine will relax the senses and sweeten your disposition. Latin Passion - A fiesta for your senses, a crisp scent to awaken the spirit in you. The Xtremely fresh crush of this juicy fragrance will transport you back to those lazy days of summer...

Steam cleaning the easy way

...ering an extraordinarily fast, safe and hygienic system. With steam cleaning there is no cross-contamination and there is no need to disinfect cleaning utensils after use.[TRIMTO] Polti's Steam & Walk, which so impressed John and I when we checked it out at Pulire in Verona, is now widely available. Ideal for normally hard-to-steam-clean are...

Girbau launches complete laundry care

... ever unable to attend a service call in the promised time. Laundry downtime is kept to an absolute minimum because Girbau has unmatched access to a full complement of spare parts for a first time fix. "Our experienced team can advise on equipment choice to ensure your laundry provides years of reliable service and the capacity you need," says P...

Consultants' fees hit small firms with almost £6 billion in annual compliance costs

...8 billion annual red tape bill. With the latest 'common commencement date' for new regulations coming on 1st October, more than two thirds of respondents (67%) to the Forum's latest Referendum survey have seen consultancy costs rise since 2009, when the previous 'cost of compliance' research took place. The not-for-profit Forum has found that...

A significant anniversary: 25 years of cleaning trade fairs in Berlin

...anagement. The innovations and trends on display in the exhibition section, together with up-to-the-minute information in the accompanying programme of conferences, provide a complete market overview of the range offered by the industry, backed up by in-depth papers on the current situation in the industry. One of the main issues being dealt wit...

News in Brief

Karcher 's roadshow will be reaching Edgbaston, Birmingham on 15th September. 20th & 21st September MechanEx, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. The  Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification  (UK) has announced the dates for its forthcoming courses. E: Polythene film and bag...

Truvox burnisher goes on safari

...recently introduced Truvox Orbis UHS cordless burnishers, through Janitorial Direct in nearby Kidderminster. Janitorial Direct Managing Director Julian Gaze says that the West Midlands Safari Park has been a regular customer for janitorial supplies for years, revealing that its management contacted him when the huge task of rebuilding Spring Grove...

UK Contract Cleaning Market - optimism for 2012

...s fragile in 2011 growth of 2% is likely for this year, with opportunities for improved margins becoming more tangible in 2012. MTW points to a number of strengths evident in the market, with just under 60% of contractors having grown sales in the last 12 months and 90% of the industry having a healthy credit rating in September 2011. Whilst ...

UK's C diff deaths down by 31%

...ds of healthcare staff, patients and visitors that come into contact with infected patients or contaminated surfaces. Improved disinfection measures, rigorous cleaning regimes and routine hand-washing have all been cited in research as measures which can help reduce the spread of infection. The British Cleaning Council will hold a session on sus...

CHSA Educational Scholarships 2011 announced

...iversey UK. Oliver will shortly begin a course at the University of Plymouth for a BSc (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies. This course reflects Oliver's strong social conscience. In his spare time he helps at his local community centre, works at a large care home and also accompanies a friend who has Down's Syndrome to his various ...

Attendance rises at CMS Berlin to 15,500 trade visitors from 60 countries

..., highly satisfied exhibitors and an optimistic outlook for the industry's future: these were the dominant aspects of CMS 2011 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services.[TRIMTO] From 20th to 23rd September, 354 exhibitors (2009: 350) from 20 countries provided a comprehensive overview of their products, systems and work methods which represented the...

Addendum to leader

...on right now is akin to committing treason and I have to say I agree with him! European finance ministers have been warned confidentially of the danger of a renewed credit crunch, as a "systemic" crisis in eurozone sovereign debt spills over to banks. In a report prepared for ministers meeting in Poland on Friday and Saturday, obtained by pr...

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...that I'm still going to be fairly unrecognisable but perhaps that's not such a bad thing bearing in mind the advancing years and the delicious cakes the Germans keep serving up!) As there is some general industry news that has to be included in this issue and there is so much ground to cover at CMS still, we're going to bring you a brief report ...

News in Brief

Karcher 's roadshow will be reaching Edgbaston, Birmingham on 15th September. 20th & 21st September MechanEx, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. The  Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification  (UK) has announced the dates for its forthcoming courses. E: Polythene film and bag...

Employers in FM and cleaning: funding offer for technical certificates

...cal certificates: Cleaning Principles Equality and Diversity Customer Service Business Administration Team leading Hospitality Technical certificates are specialist courses that link to key components of a set job role.[TRIMTO] Working with recognised training providers, Asset Skills, the Sector Skills Council for facilities ma...

A MITIE partnership with Essex County Council

...f the contract are being finalised and both sides will be in a position to sign a contract in the coming weeks. An announcement will be made shortly with full details. Councillor Louis, Cabinet Member for Essex County Council, comments: "This new partnership will result in a better quality service and will achieve annual savings of £3.1m...

First video from Brightwell!

After a few weeks of planning, filming and creative editing, Brightwell has launched its first product demonstration video. The video details the technical aspects of Modular hand care dispenser, showing you all the capabilities and opportunities of the system. It is available on Brightwell's newly launched channel, which will soon also feature a demonstration video of the SuperC dilution system: T: +44 (0)1273 513566 E: W: www.brightwell.co.uk ...

UK's first absorbent hygiene product recycling plant opens for business

The UK's first-ever facility for recycling nappies, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products, was officially opened in West Bromwich this Monday. Knowaste, which has opened the plant, is an absorbent hygiene product (AHP) waste recycling specialist and its Midlands site is the first of five planned over four years, which would each pro...

Upset stomachs cost UK 11 million working days a year

...There are up to 17 million cases of IID annually, which is the equivalent of one in four people becoming ill during the year. Approximately 50% of people with IID took time off from work or school because of their symptoms. The University of Manchester has calculated that this represents nearly 19 million days lost - more than 11 million of these...

New research highlights potential corrosive impact of some chlorine-based disinfectants

...he chlorine-based solutions had a major detrimental effect on the stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminium alloy and sections of a high performance two-way stretch mattress cover. The AzoMaxActive solution had no effect on the stainless steel and mattress cover samples - showing some signs of corrosion to the carbon steel and aluminium samples, but...

Ausclean Convention opens

...Ausclean opens in Queensland, Australia. There will be lots to see and there are some interesting seminars lined up. The show opening times are: Tuesday 27th September 10.00 - 17.00 (16.00 - 17.00 networking drinks on the show floor) Wednesday 28th September 08.30am - 16.00 T: 1300 789 845: www.auscleanconvention.com.au ...

International Facility Management Association celebrates 20,000 member milestone

...t organisations including CB Richard Ellis, Deutsche Bank, Jones Lang LaSalle, Lockheed Martin, the Minnesota Vikings, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Rolls Royce, the Smithsonian Institution, the US Department of Energy and more. They hold titles ranging from account executive to CEO, owner and president. IFMA's new members...

Dhofar 'clean-up' effort lauded at Arab summit

...implest ideas are usually the best and the 'Cut Back' project is a case in point. All it took was a minor design change and then a series of educational presentations for Dhofar Global to quite literally clean-up, especially in the four and five-star hotel sector," notes ChandanSingh. Oman-based Dhofar Global Trading was established in the UAE i...

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...ws are always hard work but the lovely people we meet and the interesting new products we get to examine, more than make up for the long hours and lack of sleep. We left the UK in fairly indifferent weather but in Berlin the sun was shining gloriously and we were grateful to Sabine Paul for the open invitation to take fruit based cocktails on th...

The mermaid is only part of the attraction...

... time spent training staff to use new equipment and on site set-up times too. "The Mag system eliminates the need for the traditional mop holder," explained Gareth. "Instead the new Mag Mop is provided with a novel, flexible interior component, giving it maximum stability during wiping. The Mag mounting will accept the new Mag Twixter double mop...

URGENT STOCK CLEARANCE

... Influenza A) and Noroviruses. Packed in cases of 20 units ONLY £10.00 per case but with a minimum order quantity of 10 cases. Offers invited for larger quantities in excess of 50 cases. There is an expiry date of April 2012 on the product.[TRIMTO] Enquiries to Proventec Healthcare: Tel: 0845 6029981 Quoting reference: NS126904 ...

When a Little John makes a big difference...

...lly off the beaten track and locals have to walk half a mile to the nearest well. Subsistence farming is the main way of life there with a few cocoa farmers lucky enough to be part of a Fair Trade cooperative. Malaria is rife and the risk of germs and disease spreading is high as there are only a couple of public squat 'pit latrines' for everyon...

Leader 29th September continued

...w product information that we picked up from Berlin to share with you both this week and over the coming weeks, but we also have lots of other general news too. Happy reading...   ...

BICSc honours UK cleaning industry achievements

...reflects the achievement of an individual and their award of a BICSc qualification. Students are nominated by an employer, training provider or fellow student, with the main focus being on how the student has been able to achieve an award against adversity or has gone the extra mile to complete and receive the qualification within the workplace. T...

New study finds soft surface textiles significant source of bacterial infection in healthcare settings

.... 7 pps 555-559) has confirmed that soft surface textiles are significant sources of bacterial contamination in healthcare settings, with 63% of physician and nurse uniforms testing positive for pathogenic organisms, including those that are multi-drug resistant (11%). The study was conducted by the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. It look...

New HiFlo Indoor Window Cleaning System from Unger

...le, spray the pad with deionised water and you are ready to go! Why deionised water? Purified of minerals, deionised water provides a streak free finish, without the need to squeegee or dry the windows, resulting in sparkly clean finish and improved time and labour efficiency. All you need to do is simply wipe the glass or mirror surface until c...

WEEE Directive recast negotiations sparking disagreements

...mendation on the recast of the Waste from Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, aiming at toughening existing rules on electrical and electronic equipment. The report by German MEP Karl-Heinz Florenz (European People's Party) - adopted with 52 votes in favour, 1 against and 5 abstentions - confirms the House's ambitious stand o...

Study confirms 'no link' between use of antibacterial soaps and antibiotic resistance

...of antibacterial wash products does not contribute to antibiotic or antibacterial resistance, confirming previous research that showcased similar findings.[TRIMTO] The study, published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Microbiology Research , compared the use of over-the-counter antibacterial liquid hand and body cleansers and antiba...

Numatic International: new machine features powerful two-stage motor

...ne last month, we'd never seen the machine in it's flesh, as it were, so took the opportunity to examine it at CMS Berlin.[TRIMTO] Export Sales Executive East Europe, Scandianavia and Mediterranean, Paul Hamer, said it had attracted a lot of interest at the show and explained that in making sure it was fit for tough use by the international clea...

Clever Lucart produces recycled paper from drinks cartons

...tons cannot be used in their entirety because they contain an average of 22% polyethylene and 4% aluminium, which Lucart separates from the 74% cellulose by means of a purely mechanical process, without the use of any chemicals. The cellulose fibres are converted into recycled paper, an attractive beige, the same colour as natural wood fibres. A...

Rubbermaid demonstrates benefits of its Hygen Clean Water System

...er, improved hygiene and sanitation for some of the world's poorest communities. RCP will donate a minimum of 1% of the value of sales of the Hygen Clean Water System to WaterAid for a period of not less than three years. www.newellrubbermaid.com ...

STOP PRESS

... the British Cleaning Council Conference which is taking place Kings Place in Central London this coming Tuesday. To register, visit: cleaningconference  

Leader 6th October continued

... in 2010)  Over a quarter (28%) of employers report an increase in the number of people coming to work ill in the last 12 months  Organisations that were expecting redundancies in the coming six months were more likely to report an increase in presenteeism (32% compared with 27% of those who were not expecting to make further re...

leader continued 13th October 2011

...d plastics in a black bin, others will want cardboard and paper in a green bin with plastics and aluminium in a brown bin - very confusing for people that move house and one of the main reasons so many bales of recycled goods are rejected because they are contaminated with other products. My call has always been for the process of co-mingling to...

Survey finding shifts in green attitudes and behaviours

...itudes we have as consumers affects the way we think and behave at work, so this survey is worth examining.[TRIMTO] The SC Johnson proprietary survey, which is part of the 20th Anniversary Green Gauge survey, examines how American consumers' environmental knowledge affects their actions and behaviours. The results found that 75% of American cons...

Environmentally responsible lamp recycling initiative now available in Canada

...ia ES Technical Solutions as the move was announced. "Veolia Environmental Services is committed to minimising the environmental impact of our own activities and helping our customers convert their waste into a resource by expanding recycling, composting and renewable energy production. We are proud to be associated with such a socially responsible...

Safe Contractor award for CK Group

... of the accreditation. The certificate, valid until next year, highlights the hard work and determination the CK Group have put in to ensuring their services are up to the highest possible standard. With over 30 years experience, CK Group companies have not only pioneered the introduction of some of the most effective and proven methods of en...

We have mail: Bill Bryson, President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England

...sly rooted to a barren, cliff-edged wilderness, with only a grey and vast sea beyond. It takes only minutes to pass through, always with a much-awaited glimpse of a mysterious and derelict stone building, standing alone and battered by the winds, but I always look forward to seeing it. Of course, wherever I travel in England - and in Wales and S...

New approach to fighting hospital superbugs - with friendly bacteria

...ospital superbugs.[TRIMTO] The startling results show that harmful bacteria can be completely eliminated by using 'friendly' bacteria in a simple cleaning fluid - rather than toxic chemicals. The trials, carried out by UK-based hygiene specialists Chemex International, were unveiled recently at a conference of over 600 members of the Infectio...

Kimberly-Clark introduces patient education programme for HAI prevention

...asing awareness of the problem, helping patients put into context the hospital HAI data that is becoming increasingly accessible to the public and providing guidance on prevention strategies. The programme is based in-part on survey data collected by Infogroup/Opinion Research Corporation, which examined perceptions of more than 1,000 participan...

HCI introduces new Infection Control Series televisions for healthcare use

...Vs, offer an innovative, sleek design made exclusively for the healthcare industry with patients in mind. Included on each unit is an all-glass, unbreakable front that is impervious to bacteria and can be wiped down with hospital-grade disinfectants. The whispering wall speakers eliminate bacteria-filled speaker grills commonly found on current hos...

First commercially available drier powered by heat pump

...es of both driers are very fast: 10 kilograms of mops and cloths can be completely dried in just 44 minutes. With a drum volume of 250 litres, the PT 8257 can take a load of between 10 and 13 kilograms, while the PT 8337 WP, which has a volume of 325 litres, has a capacity of between 13 and 16 kilograms. T: +49 (0) 5241 891949 E: anke.schlae...

Soapbox: Food Manufacturing Cleaning Companies are Gangmasters

.... This is the position taken by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority which has recently served criminal enforcement notices on a number of such cleaning companies for illegally operating as gangmasters. What's more the GLA has also served enforcement notices on the food manufacturing companies for using unlicensed gangmasters. The GLA conside...

ISSA aims to change the way the world views cleaning

...l and financial success, and to ensure they - and the world - view cleaning not as an expense to be minimised, but as the vital investment it truly is. Moreover, ISSA is improving upon the communications, tools and advocacy its members rely on to help drive their businesses, stay on top of the latest trends and innovations, and best serve their ...

Leader 20th October continued

...clean-up costs - and something that damages our nation's reputation and discourages visitors from coming here. Help make a difference by adding your name to the petition if you're a UK resident and/or convincing others to do the same.  And if you need further convincing: Women have been particularly poorly served by public toilet fa...

Get involved in review of EcoLogo's Sanitary Paper Environmental Standard

...ducts, it is important to identify and advance the ways in which their environmental impacts may be minimised. The revised EcoLogo standard will define clear criteria that sanitary papers must meet before they can claim environmental leadership." Preliminary research is being conducted to update EcoLogo's understanding of the environmental impac...

Tork foam soaps save customers time and money

...number of shots per bottle also means that each bottle lasts longer and refilling time is kept to a minimum, which saves on maintenance," she says. Three new Tork foam soaps were launched this summer. Antimicrobial Foam Cleanser is a 2-in-1 soap and hand sanitiser which also destroys bacteria, viruses and fungi. Mild Foam Soap is particularly su...

Filmop product agreement latest piece of Jigsaw puzzle

...vative range of Filmop products in the UK. "This agreement marks a major step in our goal of becoming the preferred supplier of cleaning products to the industry," says Brian Boll, systems director of Jigsaw Cleaning Systems. "It expands our range substantially and introduces an improved choice of equipment that is designed with health & ...

Snow and sustainable transportation DO go together!

... during his numerous meetings with political figures over the years, from Margaret Thatcher to Idi Amin and Jimmy Carter. He also explained why green and ethical living is important to him, his belief in the importance of cleanliness and hygiene and his love of sustainable transportation. Also addressing the Conference was Daniel Finkelstein, Ex...

Vectair named South West Finalist in Santander International Trade Awards

...r distributor partners. "We are delighted that the judges recognised this business strategy in naming us the South West regional finalist." Vectair's products, including automatic air fresheners, toilet cleaning systems and baby changing stations, are found all over the world within over 100 countries. T: 01256 319 500 E: [email protected]

Industry raises £1,800 for Breast Cancer Campaign

...rds photography and Barclays Print for the awards dinner programme. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and/or donating prizes for next year's awards programme, contact: E: T: 01604 678710 W: www.bics.org.uk ...

We have mail: A rebranding for the IICRC

...velopment Organisation (SDO) and pursue the development of standards for the industry as a whole, aiming to provide the most up to date education for its registrants. Along with the new name, we are also unveiling a new tagline that you'll start to see: Where professionals find training. And consumers find peace of mind. We want to make sure tha...

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...ls in 148 countries worldwide! The Australian cleaning industry has been working towards forming an umbrella body - the Cleaning & Hygiene Council of Australia - which I believe will have the same sort of influence as our British Cleaning Council has over here (see story below). My contact John Laws, who represents the contract cl...

Workplace Futures conference 2012: New needs? New solutions

...the lessons to be learned Delegates will also learn about new research, be able to get up-to-the-minute advice and take advantage of extensive networking opportunities. There are discounts available for i-FM licence holders, for FMA members and for multiple bookings. With places going fast, you'll miss out on this essential event if you leave...

Activeion technology makes finals of IET Awards 2011

...ch as E. Coli, E. Coli 0157:H7, VRE, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, Staph, MRSA, and Listeria and also eliminates the 2009 H1N1 influenza A swine 'flu virus on surfaces in just six seconds. "Technology, engineering and product design are of key importance to us at Activeion" says Andre' G. Krell, General Manager of Activeion Europe. "Many of our clien...

Unger UK supports Keep Britain Tidy's 'Love Where You Live' campaign

...oncerns people more than the level of services provided by the NHS, traffic congestion or global warming - and that level of concern has risen in the past 12 months from 63% to 70%. The aftermath of this Summer's riots revealed the extent to which people care about their communities. Spontaneously, people came together to clean up the mess left ...

St Pancras International's cleaning runs as scheduled, thanks to Rubbermaid

...s International has undergone a wealth of changes. Today it spans 8,000 square meters and is the terminus for Britain's only high speed railway lines. Such a destination attracts a staggering 300,000 passengers each day and following the opening of a new ticket hall in 2009, it also incorporates a wide range of additional facilities such as shoppin...

Halo cleans up with RPC UKSC

...viruses. It destroys the H1N1 flu virus, clostridium difficile spores and MRSA bacteria within five minutes contact time, washing at only 30 degrees C. RPC UKSC was able to offer brand owner Eastern Valley Chemicals its complete in-house design service, with extensive experience of all aspects of packaging technology and applications. The custom...

CK Group achieves ISO 14001

...dard CK Group had to demonstrate that it is actively reducing pollution by recycling waste (thereby minimising transfer to landfill); monitoring and acting to reduce emissions to the environment; improving energy efficiency and reducing the use of natural resources as well as delivering awareness training to all of its operatives. CK Group also had...

Leader

... body with which we were in discussion represented the security industry and we all felt that our coming together would be a good fit as both industries have a heavy presence in buildings when their normal occupants are away. This partnership didn't materialise though and the cleaning industry is now part of the Asset Skills, the 'Sector Skills Cou...

Servi-Tek reinvents the janitorial services offering

...n. Let's say an employee (associate) of our wants to go from being the Light Duty Specialist to becoming one of our Quality Assurance Managers. He or she will select that option, then a list of the appropriate courses will be flagged up. The associate then has to complete all of these 'courses' before being promoted." Kurt explains that these co...

New Gum Spotter Lance removes gum in seconds, without chemicals

...n a stainless steel housing which also has a vacuum port. This means that the ground is left uncontaminated." T: 01472 388880 Fax: 05601 256 398 E: W: www.tech-clean.co.uk ...

Central vacuuming systems could change commercial cleaning, says Vacrite

As architects and facilities managers adapt to the ever evolving ways business is conducted, one area that is often neglected is the way buildings are kept clean. Disan produces some of the world's most technologically advanced, central vacuum systems and now Vacrite brings them to the UK market. Disan systems are utilised globally by leading bus...

Study highlights need for more knowledge about green cleaning programmes in hospitals

...leased by the Health Care Research Collaborative in the US, points out the need for studies to determine the impact of green cleaning programmes on health outcomes in patients and staff, and for additional studies to determine the impact of green cleaners on environmental cleanliness and hospital-acquired infection transmission. The report, 'Green...

IICRC (The Clean Trust) publishes list of forthcoming courses

... Drying Technician', although the list includes many other specialist courses being held over the coming months. Download the list of courses here . ...

Ensure compliance with PPG26 Pollution Prevention Guidelines

...ontained. They help maintain a clean, safe work area environment while preventing pollution or contamination of land, surface waters and groundwater from the run-off of inks, oils, solvents and a wide range of potentially harmful or noxious fluids. In general workshop conditions, spill trays can be used to provide a contained cleaning/dispensing...

Backstage battle over energy efficiency directive

...nt is expected to form the basis of a progress or status report that will be presented to EU energy ministers on 24th November. The Polish presidency will then prepare a new draft text which will be discussed in a working group in mid-December, before the incoming Danish presidency takes on the portfolio. EU sources told EurActiv that the Danish...

Especially in the janitorial industry, only wet babies like change

...again and again. I am one of the old guys but I am not crying at all. I am excited to see what is coming and some of what is already on its way. I have faith and trust the young folks I come across. Just wait until you see what they have been working on. Think back to that very first time you played "52 Pick Up" with a deck of cards and that mak...

Dutch transfer: Vebego sells Indigo Services to Facilicom

...ew organisation will operate from the Facilicom Head Office in Sidcup, with Regional Offices in Westminster, St. Neots in Cambridgeshire and Manchester. With a cleaning client portfolio now stretching from the South Coast of England to the glens of the South Scottish Highlands, and from the Bristol Channel to the peaceful beauty of the north Norfol...

Emprise still ensuring the show goes on at Delfont Mackintosh

...as been built over this time. Emprise has also developed the contract over the term to include feminine hygiene, recycling and washroom services in addition to the daily cleaning services and window cleaning originally supplied. The recycling project itself has already been a major success, increasing the amount of site waste diverted from la...

Awards event in Scotland celebrates cleaning skills contest

...open strands in Scotland and England, and the prisons strand in Scotland. This year's awards were dominated by Scottish winners - most notably Fife Council, which won in several categories. "This competition expects high standards of cleaning to be demonstrated by all the teams," said Richard Beamish, Chief Executive of Asset Skills. "We have be...

Cut staff sick days with antibacterial surface protection

...is a permanent antibacterial protection that the company claims will reduce the spread of germs and minimise cross infection. This treatment is now incorporated as standard into a core selection of its washroom products.[TRIMTO] According to a the latest CBI/Pfizer Absence and Workplace Health Survey, published in May this year, workplace absen...

Hovima Aparthotels wins Check Safety First award for exceptional standards

...nciples of the Cristal Mark, Via Cristal enables property owners to mitigate the risk of guests becoming unwell or injured during their time in the accommodation by providing comprehensive health & safety guidelines backed by annual audits. Check Safety First is a member of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office's 'Know Before You Go' campaig...

People:

...nd managing 58 shopping centres. Prior to that, he enjoyed a 14 year career in the British Army, culminating in him being awarded a Military Medal in the 1983 News Years Honours list.[TRIMTO] As Divisional Director, Bill takes charge of In Depth's entire UK services portfolio, which covers a range of cleaning solutions and soft services. He ha...

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... of life. As an industry we need to work on reporting near misses, which can be seen as a chore, to minimise future risk and make all our workplaces safer.” I'd never thought about officially reporting near misses before and haven’t been asked to do so by anyone for whom I’ve worked… although since our health & safet...

Deputy Minister awards candidates with vocational qualifications certificates

Deputy Minister for Skills Jeff Cuthbert AM has awarded a number of apprentices with certificates for taking part in programmes brand new to Wales. More than 100 people attended an event at the Millennium Centre organised by Asset Skills to mark a project which has transformed the training landscape for hundreds of staff in facilities management ...

New SoChlor environmental disinfection portfolio aids infection prevention

...er. Two different strengths can be made, for general environmental cleaning and for more serious terminal and barrier cleaning, both to the correct level of dilution. SoChlor tablets have been developed to achieve the optimum balance between compact storage, speed of dissolving and simplicity for users. SoChlor DST provides a further advance in ...

B & V Water Treatment's new Absulox kills all harmful microbes

...s Legionella and E Coli. Extensive research has shown not only does the fast acting substance eliminate pathogens within seconds, but regular use of the product means they don't return to water systems. It has already helped a number of customers eliminate Legionella and pseudomonas problems from their water systems within days of being introduc...

MITIE CEO named National Business Awards 'Leader of the Year'

...rum to create a supportive and inclusive environment for its staff, especially for women and ethnic minorities The only award to be voted for by the business community, this accolade has previously been given to such people as Martin McCourt, CEO of Dyson and Peter Marks, CEO of Cooperative Group. T: +44 20 3123 8673 E: ...

Healthy Workplaces Campaign closing event takes place this month in Spain

...e potential of revolutionising risk assessment in Europe, by making it more simple and less of an administrative burden. There will also be a short preview of the forthcoming Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2012-13: 'Working together for risk prevention', which will focus on the twin concepts of leadership and worker participation. The summit will a...

Bunzl acquires further business in Brazil

...ety of industrial uses including the automotive, consumer goods, food processing, petrochemical and mining sectors. Revenue in the year ended 31 December 2010 was R.6 million and is expected to be approximately R million in 2011. The gross assets acquired are estimated to be R million. "Danny is our fourth acquisition in the Brazilian m...

Lavendon Access launches SkySiren entrapment solution

...ble to breathe. In these situations, it is vital that the operator is freed quickly (in a matter of minutes) and first aid is administered. The SkySiren, which has been developed over the past three years and will form part of the company's BlueSky innovative attachments range, can be retro-fitted to most boom lifts in a matter of minutes. Desig...

Exhibitors and attendees win big at ISSA/Interclean 2011

...t, and sales strategies In addition to the high energy on the show floor and in ISSA's popular seminars and networking events, the association was turning heads with exclusive new tools launched for its members. The association unveiled a new Power of Clean video, Value of Clean calculator, and Value of Clean cards. The tools, available at w...

Leader 10th November 2011

...rrying the gold goody bags handed out to departing guests) pass you on the platform. A couple of minutes later a now empty goody bag wafts back down the platform and onto the tracks. Cleaning - a wonderful industry made up of committed people who have a passion for their cause? Let's change that to the majority of us. And if you're the cul...

Scottish botulism poisoning highlights limitations of anti-bacterial sanitisers

...cerns over food hygiene and infection control. The cases are believed to have been caused by a contaminated batch of Lloyd Grossman's curry sauce. With two people hospitalised after consuming the sauce, there are fears that the outbreak could spread if proper infection control procedures are not followed. Botulism is a notifiable disease - patie...

Girbau UK launches smarter washers to save energy and water

...ations including hotels, care homes and hospitals, schools and colleges.[TRIMTO] Logi Pro programming is now available as an option on Girbau UK's top-selling 9kg capacity HS-6008 high-speed washer and all four models in the 6 Series Medium Spin range from the MS-610 to MS-623. For optimal control of water levels, mechanical action and chemical ...

Annual CIPD survey shows shift in priorities for reward professionals

...ages as demand for key skills picks up and employees' appreciation of the value of total packages diminishes.[TRIMTO] Although the top risks identified remained consistent with previous years, the survey shows a shift in priorities this year, in line with the wider business and economic challenges facing organisations. Some risks have moved up t...

A 'Right Royal' Service for Queen Alexandra College

Queen Alexandra College (QAC) in Birmingham, a national college for people aged 16 plus with visual impairment, other disabilities, or both, has recently extended its facilities services contract with OCS for a further five years. Over the past 12 years, OCS has provided catering, housekeeping, pest control and hygiene services across all facili...

Making the case for daytime cleaning

...he surface, remove dirt and leave the floor dry so that it can be walked on almost immediately with minimal risk of slips or trips. The machines are quiet during operation and, if one of the many battery powered model models is used, there are no trailing power cables, which means they can be used unobtrusively whenever people are present. Th...

Veolia Environmental Services wastes no time in getting HelpStar on board

...time our employees spent manually creating trouble tickets and responding to requests was time consuming and costly," reveals Jesse Norwood, director, IT Support Center, Veolia. "Now, our staff has access to one another's troubleshooting solutions through an interactive knowledgebase tied into the call management system they share, enabling each st...

Loch Loo-mand, as it might become...

...red here, portray a reality for an estimated one third of the world's population who live with contaminated water supplies and unhygienic toilets. David Titman, brand manager for Domestos UK, which is backing the campaign, says: "As an expert in toilet hygiene, Domestos is committed to help solve the global sanitation crisis and aims to help one...

Did you know... Brightwell organises free technical training sessions?

...ll day, from 09.00 - 16.00 and cover all aspects of the units and accessories, from computer programming and dishwash programming, to correct and beneficial usage of accessories. And at the end of the day's training, the participants receive a certificate of training.[TRIMTO] Sessions for this year are fully booked, but the company will be runn...

Hygiene issues at Indian hospital exacerbated by huge volume of visitors

...omes a problem. "We have a fixed time for cleaning the hospital, but if people constantly keep coming, it gets difficult for us to maintain cleanliness. People then blame us for unsanitary conditions. "People should realise that this hospital caters for thousands of seriously ill patients every day so cleanliness needs to be maintained on the...

The Apprenticeship Scheme in action at CK Group

... and are pleased to have added further value to his training with a skill which he can use in the coming years." CK Group was born out of the successful City & Kent specialist healthcare cleaning company that was established two generations ago to service London hospitals. An early adopter of the latest Infection Control products and practic...

Leeds Castle drives for sustainability

...n developing the venue's waste management procedures, with a view to increasing recycling rates and minimising the amount of waste sent to landfill as a result of the castle's day-to-day operations. The sustainability drive began in April 2010, with a clear target to achieve zero waste to landfill for the site. The castle now boasts a recycli...

Public procurement announcement a big deal for SMEs, says Forum of Private Business

...how it does business with UK firms - has been welcomed by the Forum of Private Business.[TRIMTO] Ministers say the changes will make the process less legalistic and it should be easier for the smaller organisations to access lucrative state-funded contracts, worth in the region of £230b a year. Changes announced by cabinet minister Fran...

OCS achieves sparkling results in Asset Skills Team Clean Challenge Awards

...hallenge Awards. After a raft of fiercely contested regional heats and the competition final in Birmingham, the OCS team at Chepstow Hospital scooped second place, while the company's team at Aegon in Edinburgh achieved third place. Bill Ochs from Aegon, Edinburgh, was also awarded Best Supervisor for Scotland.[TRIMTO] The teams were recognise...

PolyOne and Sanitized AG collaborate on healthcare solutions

...d solutions are ideal for healthcare applications, such as hospital furnishings, medical packaging, minimally invasive surgical device housings, respiratory and anesthesia devices and catheters. www.polyone.com / www.sanitized.com ...

Ecolab, Nalco shareholders approve merger

Shareholders from both Ecolab and Nalco Holding Company overwhelmingly approved the merger of the two companies yesterday. The merger will create a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, offering premier product solutions, what is claimed to be the industry's largest and best-trained sales and service force, coverage...

RCS is driving forward sustainable cleaning.

...ically reduced the number of plastic containers going to landfill. Furthermore, any chemical contamination to the water system from conventional cleaning solutions will be completely eliminated." T: 020 8690 4488 F: 020 8690 079 E: www.regularcleaning.com W: www.regularcleaning.com ...

Training for cleaners in 2012

...al elements of the One-Day course on the first day, with further guidance on surveying, pricing, timing and setting up your own business, and more advanced techniques including rug cleaning on the second. For the first time, the two days of each course can be attended consecutively or separately, bringing some added flexibility for the busy cle...

Asset Skills secures £2m investment for skills to drive growth

...across the Asset Skills footprint. The funding, provided through the Employer Investment Fund and administered by the UK Commission for Employment & Skills, will help Asset Skills implement a range of employer-led programmes.[TRIMTO] The £2,026,000 will be used across four projects over two years in facilities management, cleaning, hou...

Better information about lorry parking provision

...ensive report on the availability and use of lorry parking facilities in England published by Roads Minister Mike Penning.[TRIMTO] The study reviewed lorry parking facilities, including their capacity and levels of use, as well as other indicators of demand. The final report gives hauliers, councils and potential private sector investors a compr...

Study highlights serious problem of hospital-acquired infections in Africa

...ive bacteria - in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme examined more than 33,000 paediatric admissions to the Kilifi District Hospital in coastal Kenya between 2002 and 2009. The researchers found that hospital-acquired bacteraemia infections occurred in six out of every 1000 paediatric inpatient admissi...

Cutting edge brush machine commissioned

...ing spec; it is capable of running up to 03.5mm x 670mm long material at a super-fast 250 holes per minute. T +44 (0)191 229 1666 F +44 (0)191 229 1777 E: W: www.brushtec.com ...

New pads perfect for terrazzo and concrete cleaning and polishing

... for cleaning and polishing concrete and terrazzo, which cuts costs and helps the environment by eliminating the need for chemical polishes. It can be used under a wide variety of equipment including scrubber driers, three head, UHS burnishers and propane burnishers.[TRIMTO] The system is not labour intensive and work can be undertaken during th...

10th anniversary Prize Draw

  You're just a click away from a chance to win a year's free advertising in Cleanzine!     Broadcast every Thursday,  Cleanzine  is read by  80,000  cleaning and hygiene industry professionals in 14...

Ecolab China again named Outstanding Enterprise for Corporate Social Responsibility

...he business community in China. The panel reviewed 280 leading companies operating in China to determine the enterprises that have best demonstrated integrity and high ethical standards through their corporate social responsibility practices. Wendy Wu, (+86-21) 6237-1000 Ext 105 W: www.ecolab.com ...

Hygiene Group to the rescue!

... availability and cost-effectiveness allows us to add further value to their operations." The Birmingham-based company is dedicated to developing its workforce and, along with the confined space search and rescue course, offers a range of other training well above that offered by many other cleaning service provider.s As a result, Hygiene Group ...

Start the New Year with some training!

...ownload the list of courses and their descriptions here. T: 0208 253 4505 E: ...

Winner of Kaivac's Dirtiest Mop Contest announced (15,557 votes received!)

... and buckets become, as they are used. Recent studies indicate that soiled mops can quickly contaminate floor surfaces as the mop is used. "Most custodial workers already knew this was likely the case even before the studies came out," says Katherine Pickett, who entered her dirty mop, Grimey Gretta, into the contest. "But seeing pictures of ...

New invention means Cardiff International pool is flushed with savings

... more than 700,000 visitors a year is among the first in the UK to use a simple new invention by Birmingham-based hygiene and cleaning specialist Chemex International. Chemex is supplying the leisure centre with biological cleaning devices which drop into gents' urinals and drastically reduce water usage. In the first six months of usage the ...

Shenandoah University dance students show off Hygen's attributes

... Hygen Clean Water System. It features four Shenandoah University Dance Conservatory students performing a creative interpretation of the use of RCP's new filter mopping system, at the recent ISSA/Interclean tradeshow in Las Vegas.[TRIMTO] The innovative twist on the new mopping system product demonstration began three months prior to ISSA, when...

Leader

...00 UK-reader e-zine to one with an 80,000-plus circulation and readers in 148 countries. Bearing in mind that the circulation is fully requested, that's an awful lot of readers who are keen to read about your latest product, piece of equipment or service, so do take advantage of this global platform of potential customers by regularly emailing us y...

WFBSC secures observer status at UN Commission

...ests of global cleaning employers. We look forward to engaging with the UN subcommittee in the coming months to ensure that the position of downstream cleaning chemical users is fully understood by the regulatory authorities." T: +44 (0)20 7920 9632 F: +44 (0)20 7638 6990 W: www.wfbsc.org ...

Three weeks left to nominate for Hygiene Specialist Excellence Award

Environmental Services Managers have until 31stt December to nominate the housekeeper of their choice for the second annual Hygiene SpecialistExcellence award in the US.[TRIMTO] The prize is one worth winning; it includes an all-expenses-paid vacation for two to South Beach, FL, including airfare and beachfront accommodation! "This award is...

Women do better than men in 2011 jobs market despite public sector cutbacks

... to conclude what will happen to the relative fortunes of men and women in the jobs market in the coming months. Indeed our final view of 2011 may yet alter once we have a full year of data. But what we do know is that the relative position of women has not so far worsened as much as commonly perceived or was widely anticipated given the high conce...

The CVC - a user-friendly vacuum cleaner from Contico that works wonders!

...tely unfurnished apart from the white goods and when I asked what the pair would like for a housewarming gift, the request was for a Contico CVC vacuum cleaner, just like the one we have at home![TRIMTO] I made a call to Contico's Nikki Vaughan-Smith to see if I qualified for a trade discount and the CVC was delivered in double quick time. It ...

Ecolab expands Brazil pest elimination business

Ecolab announced this week that it has acquired the InsetCenter pest elimination business in Brazil. Sales of the acquired business are approximately million. The business operations and staff will be integrated with Ecolab's existing Brazil Pest Elimination business. No further details were disclosed.[TRIMTO] Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecola...

OCS hat trick with People into Action Awards 2011

...he public from choking, and responding to a potential terror threat. All the winners, who were nominated by Land Securities staff, are eligible for an annual prize which will be presented at a ceremony in February 2012. Eddie Ratcliffe, Operations Director for OCS, comments: "It is great to see that our employees have such a strong relationship...

Ceredigion County Council is UK Overall LOTY Trophy Winner

...wards, for the very important people who put the sparkle and pride into the UK's toilets, were: Westminster City Council -Great Portland Street Toilets (individual attendant team), McDonald's (in-house cleaning team) and Asda Stores (external contactor team). Representatives from the top 20 Local Authorities public toilet providers - the Loo of ...

Two giants become one

...o more machines than any other provider from 43 strategically-located depots nationwide. The renaming, which takes effect from 1st February 2012, will also offer customers greater clarity and a more seamless service. Mike Potts, Nationwide Platforms' Chief Executive, explains: "Our customers will continue to do business with the same powered...

Survey reveals what facilities managers think of waterless urinal systems

... problems with the no-water systems. "One of the things we were glad to see was that the overwhelming majority indicated that their custodial workers were taught how to clean and maintain the waterless systems," says Klaus Reinhardt, founder and President of Waterless Co. "Although it is not much different than cleaning traditional urinal sys...

Barnsley Council agreement pioneers new public/private partnering

...ely we work with other companies within Norse Group," comments Sales Director, Geoff Tucker. "By forming a subsidiary of the existing company, many of the hurdles in transferring services had already been overcome, which has enabled the migration of the traded services to be accomplished smoothly and quickly." Cllr Alan Gardiner, Cabinet Spokesp...

PPC introduces new cleaning and maintenance course

... course will teach delegates a variety of processes, stage by stage that can transform a floor with minimal investment." The Preparation Group is offering 20 free places on the opening 'Refurbishing, Cleaning & Maintaining Hard Floors' course to be held on Wednesday 15th February 2012 on a first come, first served basis. T: 01522 561460 E...

Getting out of a sticky situation

...ed in the water could be a cause. High humidity can extend drying times beyond the normal 20 to 30 minutes it normally takes for the finish to dry." Mike says there can be other reasons for newly refinished floors to be sticky, including: Proper rinsing: The floor may not have been properly rinsed after application of finish. "Make sure al...

Improvements means there is now a Tork hand towel roll for every environment

...c and manual Tork hand towel roll dispensers in both Tork Elevation ABS plastic and stylish Tork Aluminium. "A touch-free system in any facility helps to reassure the public that hygiene is a key consideration," says SCA product and segment manager Charlotte Branwhite. "The new sensor-operated dispenser is therefore ideal for hygiene-critical en...

BTA 2011 Innovation Award results

...ts. A panel comprising members of the British Toilet Association Management Committee judged each nomination and decided upon the winners for each award. The winners were presented with their awards at the Loo of the Year Awards late last year.[TRIMTO] The Centrego Toucan Ego was awarded the New Product Award. The Toucan Eco device is a revoluti...

Ecolab Germany to relocate to new high-tech innovation centre in Monheim am Rhein

...b promote further collaboration among our innovation teams and with customers to develop high-performing and sustainable solutions." T: +41 44 877 2246 W: www.ecolab.com ...

Leader

...m household and office furniture of all types to toys and garden items - much of it newer and in seemingly better condition than that which I have at home. The charity shops could have had a field day with that lot! This was just Epsom though, and I paused over a lovely sofa wondering how many such items were being dumped in local amenity tips t...

Transport for London awards 'greener' cleaning contract for coach and bus station

... stands across the Capital. A key element of the contract is that ISS carries out the cleaning with minimal impact on the environment. This includes the use of the first fleet of six electric Renault Kangoo vans in the UK. The zero emission vans will be charged using Source London, the Capital's largest publicly accessible electric vehicle charg...

Thermal image cameras cuts down on toxic chemicals

...expensive hi-tech equipment for rodent detection is not commonplace in our industry but we are determined to pioneer new and eco-friendly technology to improve customer confidence. The thermal camera is a great example of this and it has already led to several contract wins." T: 01242 770 514 E: W: www.mitie.com ...

Changes at the ACI announced

...ent, among many others. Douglas Troutman joined ACI in 2007 as Director of Government Affairs, coming from Underwriters Laboratories' Washington, D.C. office, where he was Senior Manager, Legislative Affairs. He previously worked as Senior Manager, Government Relations, at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association in Arlington, Virginia...

New Year ambitions to reduce healthcare associated infections

...et for the National Health Service which build on the progress made on infections last year, Health Minister Simon Burns has announced. If delivered, there would be a further 29% reduction in MRSA bloodstream infections and a further 18% reduction in Clostridium difficile infections by April 2013 - bringing annual numbers of MRSA bloodstream inf...

Lotus Professional brand launches lifetime guarantees

...d to dispense a Lotus Professional branded product. The lifetime lease will give customers peace of mind and support to help them maintain their dispensers for longer. The Lotus Professional brand, a leading 'away from home' brand in washroom, hygiene, wiping and foodservice products, has been developing new innovations at its European research...

CFR to emphasise 'responsible cleaning' in 2012

...he-art recycling filtration system, coupled with moisture-controlled atomisation wand technology to minimise carpet moisture, CFR says it is the greenest carpet cleaning system available. T: 800.533.2557 / 866.353.6352 E: W: www.cfrcorp.com ...

Fairer deal for UK hauliers

...road user charging scheme to create a fairer deal for UK hauliers were announced yesterday by Roads Minister Mike Penning. Most EU states charge lorries for using their roads, which means that British vehicles have to pay to drive in Europe, while foreign lorries can drive for free in the UK. "We want to ensure that UK hauliers get a fairer d...

Dirty hands costs lives

...e of colour coded dispensers created to simplify hand hygiene compliance and help reduce cross contamination. Colours and visuals are used to distinguish the Gojo TFX Touch Free and FMX Manual soap dispensers and Purell hand sanitiser dispensers, along with protocol posters for workers to use as a reference point. Managing Director of GOJO In...

A breath of clean air for Afghan police officers and their European advisors

...g lasting air cleaners met the high criteria demanded by EUPOL, including zero ozone emissions, 99% minimum system filtration efficiency, a gas and odour eliminating filter, a filter exchange indicator and certification by independent EU/US based organisations. Blueair's durable appliances have been tested by independent organisations such as the U...

Carpex/Windex: just five weeks off

...ess equipment, squeegees and safety equipment. Both exhibitions will include an extensive free seminar programme over the two days, organised by the National Carpet Cleaners Association and the Federation of Window Cleaners. Registration is now open. Just click on the advertisement at the top right hand corner of this page to get onto the web...

Cleaning Industry Charity Golf Open

... This is open to everyone in the FM and Cleaning Industry, and there's already some good support coming from the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, BICSc HQ (via CEO Stan Atkins), ISSA Europe (via Keith Baker) and other organisations. Sponsorship opportunities include Hole Sponsor - £250 (includes banner placement near the gree...

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: 60 years of Britain at work

...idence currently shows a high overall level of job satisfaction in British workplaces, only a small minority of employees say they would 'go the extra mile' for their employer, while reported rates of work-related stress have increased in the latter decades of the Queen's reign. The rapid advance of digital information technology in the workplace ...

Yuasa launches new Pro-Spec batteries for semi-traction applications

...life in deep discharge use. Special state-of-the-art plate barrier prevention and separator systems minimise self-discharge and maximise both the out-of-use storage period and the number of recharge cycles, yielding more power and reliability while prolonging the battery's service life. Vibration resistant and maintenance free, the batteries are...

Facilities managers and Cleaning Pro's 'will pay more for sustainable products'

...ashing experience." Nevertheless, the respondents were divided on how this "proof" would be determined. About 25% would accept the company's published reports. "But, 57% wanted [the reports from] independent, third-party organisations and not just the company's word for it," adds Elizabeth. Finally, the respondents were asked if operating a...

New activated hydrogen peroxide cleaner disinfectants clean fast in healthcare environments

...the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to kill 32 bacteria and viruses in 30-seconds to one minute, claimed to be the fastest non-bleach contact time available.[1][TRIMTO] Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide products are noncorrosive, compatible with many healthcare surfaces and medical equipment and are recommended for daily surface dis...

Check who's working for you, Olympics firms told

...loyers could unknowingly hire workers who are in the UK illegally or are earning below the National Minimum Wage. This could result in enquires by HMRC and costs for the business, damaged reputation and even prosecution. Marie-Claire Uhart, Director of Specialist Investigations, says: "HMRC has found problems with fraud and unpaid taxes in th...

Tristel launches sporicidal wipes you can actually see work

...the 'Tristel for Surfaces' product range and provide a practical and highly effective way to decontaminate all hard surfaces, including those of non-invasive medical devices and food preparation areas.[TRIMTO] Quick and easy to use, the Tristel Sporicidal surface wipe uses chlorine dioxide to provide high-level disinfection against all microorga...

MITIE Chief Executive awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours List for 2012

...rnational, appointed to the Board in May 2007. She is also Chairman of Audit Committee, Member of Nomination Committee and Member of Remuneration Committee. Personal Details Married to Graham McGregor-Smith since 1990 Two children, a daughter aged 16 and son aged 13 T: +44 20 3123 8673 E: W: www.mitie.com ...

Chicago hosts 2012 IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo

...ote presentation, 'Changing Chaos Into Productivity', in which he teaches attendees methods for becoming organised and effective in every business environment. The Facility Fusion expo will also debut Wednesday and remain open through Thursday, April 12th. Open to the public at no cost, the expo will feature more than 85 exhibiting companies sho...

Demon's new Hurricane Combi in Awards final!

... comes complete with twin spinning arms which rotate at 2000rpm and a 50mm heavy duty skirt that eliminates overspray to anything nearby, which is essential when cleaning in urban areas. The machine is manufactured with an integral pressure washer, either a Hurricane P2 providing 2200psi at 13 litres per minute or with the option of a Hurricane P4...

Improving street cleaning and waste collection in Chennai

...oon as the vehicles leave for morning, noon and night shifts, at 07.30, 14.30 and 20.30, while an administrator at the transfer station will send text messages to mark the time vehicles leave for the landfill sites. An assistant executive engineer at unit level will interact with all conservancy inspectors and assistant engineers to complete was...

Better-than-national infection rate drops even further at hospital using Xenex

...n January of room cleaning with portable UV light, an added step among many CDH already takes to eliminate infections, reports Joanne. Cooley Dickinson Hospital was the first hospital in the Northeast to use the Xenex PX-UV Disinfection System. "The work of CDH staff to keep patients far safer than other hospitals is terrific, but two C. diff in...

Major new TV series seeks Britain's most colourful and unconventional workplaces

...entary company Dragonfly Film and Television, maker of super hit shows The Hotel and One Born Every Minute is looking to produce a feel-good documentary series that profiles remarkable businesses to find out what working life is like in a 21st century British workplace.[TRIMTO] Dragonfly, who specialise in fly-on-the-wall series, have contacted ...

Recognising the best toilets for 25 Years

Nominations and entries are now being received for the 2012 Loo of the Year Awards - the annual competition to find the best places 'to go' in Britain, Ireland and The Channel Islands. Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Loo of the Year Awards is promoted by The British Toilet Association and is run this year in association with Headline Spo...

Carpet cleaning work injury survey looks at equipment ergonomics

...o be more ergonomic, helping to keep injuries down." Mark adds that reducing injuries when performing carpet cleaning and other cleaning tasks is a more serious matter than many end users realise. "The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 40,000 janitors and professional cleaners have job-related illnesses or injuries each yea...

Enterprises must boost innovation as global competition becomes stronger

...in other innovation indicators related to firm activities. The top EU innovation performer Sweden dominates in three out of eight innovation dimensions: Human resources, Finance and support and Firm investments; while Germany and Denmark perform best in two innovation dimensions each (linkages & entrepreneurship and intellectual assets vs innov...

Dealing with feminine hygiene waste in a revolutionary new way

It is common knowledge within the industry that hygiene companies that service feminine hygiene units either do so by way of liner or bin exchange. Companies favouring liner exchange will typically have to buy a quality plastic liner, buy a form of sanitising agent (usually in the form of sachets, liquids or granules), and incur labour costs as ...

Leader 9th February 2012 continued

...r Gebang, which receives about 6,000 tons of rubbish every day - enough to fill 10 Olympic-size swimming pools. But even after this he still has work to do – his salary barely covers his rent so he and his family work into the night picking out and sorting anything of value that’s been dumped so they can sell it on. Yes it’s a ...

From Australia - a really novel way of providing better hand hygiene

...y is that the soap is already on hand and has not been in contact with any surface that may be contaminated with germs and bacteria. Facilities that use this system are provided with an easier and more cost effective alternative to maintaining hand washing areas. The tapware used has the ability to be calibrated to operate for either five, seve...

New CILS computer printable rating plate labels have 'heavy duty' label adhesives!

...er printer, variable data (serial numbers, model numbers etc) can be added 'in-house, on-demand' in minutes, eliminating the need for large, expensive stocks of fully printed labels. Perfect for all smooth, textured, powder-coated, cast-metal surfaces and resistant to extreme temperatures (+388 C), aggressive solvents, abrasion, hydraulic f...

All clean at Northampton College

... of a number of high-profile contracts and expansion plans that Norse will be announcing over the coming months," Geoff adds. "building on all areas of the company's growing reputation, both within Eastern England and other regions across the UK." T: 01603 894100 W: www.ncsgrp.co.uk ...

Pest problems solved with the WoolSafe Organisation

...troducing the course in 2012: "With cases of textile pests on the rise, carpet technicians are coming across the destruction caused by carpet beetles and moths on an increasingly frequent basis. However, with the specialist nature and strict controls of pesticide use, many technicians would have to pass the case on, losing vital revenue. Now tha...

In-depth study reveals controlling, target-driven approach to leadership as counter-productive

...t only good for people but good for organisations too." The second phase of the research will examine the implications for leadership development and find out if outstanding leadership can be developed through the three organising principles which differentiate outstanding leadership.  T: +44 (0) 20 7976 3507 F: +44 (0) 20 7976 3600 ...

Heavy duty scrubber dryers come with a three year warranty

... unmatched build quality proven with the three year warranty which should give you further peace of mind," says Emma Hancock, Sales & Marketing Manager, Clemas. Clemas specialises in industrial and commercial floor cleaning machines, leasing, hiring and selling machines from ride on scrubber dryers to industrial vacuums. The portfolio includ...

Helping British Airways 'To Fly. To Serve'

...at London Heathrow Airport for over 20 years, secured the contract to become BA's sole aircraft grooming supplier following a competitive tender process last year.[TRIMTO] "Our principal objectives were to secure best value alongside a contract framework that would drive safety, quality and punctuality," reveals British Airway's Manager Business...

Camden Council appoints ISS as new facilities management partner

...rom: - Excellent value for money; - Consistent reporting; - Reduced administrative work in ordering and payment. ISS Facility Services is an approved supplier on the Government's facilities framework and the contract was awarded in collaboration with Government Procurement Services. It involved the transfer of more ...

RIA introduces new website for 2012 Convention

...te address on innovative marketing and breakout sessions on business development, understanding the minds of adjusters, how to effectively use social media, closing the insurance gap between adjusters and contractors, a look at payment issues with mortgage holders, issues in employment law, cleaning soft contents, and an update from The Clean Trust...

Guests protected from filthy hotel rooms by new safety systems

...igorous enough to discover poor hygiene invisible to the naked eye. Forensic techniques such as illuminating stains and other problems via ultraviolet light mean that no hygiene issue is left unidentified. This is the first module devised by Check Safety First that assesses hygiene outside of kitchens. Establishments that successfully demonstrat...

Steady stream of biobased products are headed our way in 2012

...ncluding those in the professional cleaning industry, will be developing biobased products in the coming years. "It's clear, biobased products figure prominently in our future," she says "and we predict that all products will ultimately be judged by their impact on natural resources and global climate change." An ISO-9001 certified company, E...

"Y Viva Espana" says the cleaning industry

...pite today's economic climate, saying: "Everyone has considered the possibility of travelling and coming to Valencia to see the varied and absolutely representative supply from the whole professional cleaning and hygiene sector on show here." Visitors to the trade fair represented all the sectors, from distributors to cleaning services firms; th...

Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 gets the 'Yes' vote!

... who have pre-registered to attend, growing daily, the enthusiasm surrounding this new event is becoming infectious! Says Exhibition Director Martin Scott: "Scotland has had many firsts... for example, Alexander Graham Bell with the telephone, John Logie Baird with the television, Alexander Fleming with penicillin, and now - with what promises t...

Quality pays for South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

...As a British manufacturer and supplier it contributes towards the NHS Sustainability agenda through minimising product transport miles and avoiding air miles.   T: 01204 529494 E: ...

Starting an office recycling programme... becoming a worm wrangler

...e first step involves simply surveying the trash," says Doug Berjer, product manager for CFR. "Determine what is going in the trash and what can be recycled. Ask your trash collecting company what they will and will not recycle." From here, Doug's 'Getting Started' recycling tips include the following: Make it a top-down decision: The most ...

PHS Direct and The National Forest: Families plant trees in a new woodland.

...their hands dirty supporting this scheme. The National Forest is a forest in the making, transforming 200 square miles of central England. Nearly eight million trees have been planted since the early 1990s when the creation of the Forest began. Woodland cover has been increased from 6% to 18.8% and the eventual aim is that a third of the fores...

New 21st century disinfection and hand sanitisation products set to zap the world's superbugs!

... tested and manufactured in the UK. The Genie Miracle sanitisation range has been proven to kill prominent the superbugs that are currently wreaking havoc throughout the world.[TRIMTO] Unlike some conventional sanitisers and disinfectants that have limited or no residual pathogen destruction properties, the Genie Miracle range continues to destr...

Fuller Brush Company files for bankruptcy protection

..., amongst them is maximising the revenue streams from the company's most popular products, while eliminating the production of other, less profitable items, obtaining the financing to reassure its employee, customers, and stakeholders that it is in business ; lowering operating costs to levels that will allow itto be more competitive in its markets...

Regent wins cleaning contract for Blatchford prosthetics sites

... NHS prosthetics contracts and has again won the contract to supply prosthetic services to the UK's Ministry of Defence's medical rehabilitation centre, Headley Court. Regent won the contract to clean Blatchford's headquarters with its production and research and development sites on the strength of core competencies including its deployment of ...

The Cleaning Authority offers returning veterans great business opportunities

...y veterans can also qualify for streamlined loans partially guaranteed through the Small Business Administration. Brian Wallace, also a Navy veteran - and The Cleaning Authority's 2011 Franchisee of the Year, explains further, saying: "In the Navy, I learned the value of having a plan (back then we called it orders), and then taking the responsi...

Expansion underway at Ecolab's Schuman Campus in Eagan, Minnesotta

Ecolab is constructing a new building on the company's Schuman Campus in Eagan, Minn. The 51,000 square-foot facility, to be named Building H, will house a state-of-the-art training centre for the company's institutional business, which provides cleaning and sanitation products, programmes and services to customers in the foodservice, hospitality ...

RIA announces Martin L. King scholarship events at Annual Leadership Summit & Industry Expo

... King, who served as the RIA technical advisor for close to 40 years and created the industry's eminent Certified Restorer program, retired last year after spending decades teaching restoration contractors about the various aspects of restoration. The Martin L. King Scholarship programme will begin providing scholarships in 2013 to restoration p...

Soapbox: Consider environmental impact when selecting wiping systems

...of reusable shop towels is also responsible for as much as 95% of organic, inorganic and metal contamination in the wastewater of industrial laundries. And it is estimated that 80% of the 13 million pounds of hazardous contamination industrial laundries discharge into US municipal sewer systems every year comes from the wastewater of laundered shop...

ISSA wins top honour

...ety, American Society of Association Executives, Pack Expo, and other organisations representing prominent professions such as biotechnology, finance, pharmaceuticals and more. Association Trends will publish a special case study regarding ISSA's new promise to its members and the association's initial success with member engagement. This is the...

Chance for employers to participate in a new £250m training fund

... training they think could be improved with money from a new £250m fund unveiled by the Prime Minister. The Employer Ownership Pilot will allow businesses the power to design, develop and purchase the vocational training they need. It will route public investment directly to employers - enabling them to invest in the training they need....

ISSA industry association meeting sets tone for upcoming Amsterdam show

... RAI (the Netherlands), Jangro (UK), and RCCA (Russia). In addition, the meeting discussed the seminar programme to be held during the Amsterdam Exhibition (8th -11th May, 2012). This series of educational and highly topical seminars will address the many changes and developments emerging within the cleaning industry, as well as the importance o...

Speed manufacturing finds a new home

...keep pace, more modern premises where the entire process could be made even more efficient, was becoming a real necessity. Fortunately, a 34,000 sq ft factory and warehouse sited not more than 4 miles from the old factory in Stockport, did become available. Located in a modern purpose-built estate in nearby Tameside Park, and with easy access to...

At last - some good news for the UK Cleaning Equipment & Materials industry

...ic turbulence.[TRIMTO] David Pattison, senior analyst on the latest report explains: "When we examined profitability in the Cleaning Equipment & Materials market last year we found millions of pounds worth of profit being wasted. In our latest analysis, the number of companies making a loss has fallen from 250 to 224. It's quite remarkable t...

Great Start to the Year for Global FM

... this year. Its theme will be 'celebrating success'. All promotional activities will start in the coming weeks and Global FM will endeavour to involve as many FM professionals as possible to share their latest achievements and successes and turn it to a great global celebration. In two months' time, Global FM will open a call for submissions...

Renowned German cleaning machine manufacturer appoints Wrennalls as UK agent

... responsibility as Columbus." Close to the customer, close to the market: With this objective in mind, Gustav Staehle developed the first vacuum polishing machine for hard floors in 1926. Today, many decades and many innovative products later, the brand name Columbus stands for a constant determination to satisfy the many varied demands of custo...

OCS Group expands in Singapore through Don Thaker acquisition

...or more than 20 years. The company lists airport services management companies Singapore Airport Terminal Services and Asia Pacific Star amongst its major clients. OCS will build on DTG's existing aircraft services portfolio at Changi Airport, developing this as its new regional hub for a range of aviation-related support and maintenance services. ...

British Cleaning Council holds 30th Anniversary Reception in Palace of Westminster

The British Cleaning Council held its 30th Anniversary Reception at the Houses of Parliament this week, with over 45 stakeholders past and present in attendance.[TRIMTO] The event was led by Mark Woodhead, Chairman of the British Cleaning Council, who used his speech to draw attention to the BCC's achievements since 1982, while looking at some...

New sanitisation products claim to Kill H5N1 Super Virus

...oth the human and animal sectors.  "It's time to stop talking about the dangers of what's coming and start working on a solution to prevent the spread," says Colin Mister, Head of Technical and Product Development at Hygiene Worldwide. "We can talk about and discuss this issue forever, however we believe we should now be working to ensur...

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...ewn about at weekends as a result of the previous night's partying (everyone else's - not mine!) that I telephoned the council to complain about it. I realise funds are too tight to employ street cleaners on Saturdays and Sundays and would not wish to pay extra council tax to fund the extra cleaning, so was not expecting a clear path to m...

Additional exhibition space secured for Clean NZ

...nger sold out. Additional space for a further 20 stands has been secured, next to the educational seminar area and café. .[TRIMTO] All companies that book space before 30th March, will be featured in the next issue of Inclean magazine, which will include a special New Zealand cleaning supplement.  Don't delay - check out the ...

CSSA comments on minimum wage increase

...leaning & Support Services Association has welcomed the announcement on changes to the National Minimum Wage rates from October 2012. Andrew Large, CSSA Chief Executive, commented: "Cleaning businesses will welcome the approach taken towards the 2012 National Minimum Wage rate.[TRIMTO] "The LPC has recognised that many firms are facing a ...

LPM Cleaning goes 'quackers' in support of Brainwave children's charity

...ild's goals. This could be anything from feeding themselves or walking to recognising numbers or forming sentences. "Brainwave is a remarkable children's charity, which offers practical help and advice that really changes the lives of families up and down the country," enthuses Alistair Clayton, LPM's Business Development Manager. "We are delig...

Fogbuster eliminates fat, oil and grease from waste pipes

...thus maintaining an environment more amenable to active probiotic degradation. The products also eliminate the transfer of FOGc downstream. The probiotic consortium actually degrades and digests grease and scum from drain lines and grease traps. Fogbuster products are all totally clean and environmentally friendly formulations, which are biodegr...

LPM shows commitment to environment and service with introduction of new range

LPM Cleaning & Support Services is further demonstrating its commitment to minimising the impact that its business has on the environment, with the introduction of a number of new market-leading products, including a range of super-concentrate chemicals as well as improved cleaning equipment.[TRIMTO] The nationwide contract cleaning and ma...

Exterior cleaning: System solutions ensure economical street cleansing and grounds maintenance

...equipped with special soundproofing measures. In terms of economy, multipurpose machines are becoming more and more popular. They need not only be used to sweep... they can be equipped with a gritter and snowplough / shield for winter use or be fitted with a mower bar for grounds maintenance. For the maintenance of outdoor areas in residentia...

Surface cleaning the 'green' way:lLiability and risk management - does it make cents?

...zz' about the benefits of green indoor cleaning products and methods. However, there has been very minimal attention focused on how we can implement green cleaning techniques when washing outdoor surfaces. How and why outdoor surfaces are cleaned - Most commercial and industrial businesses use power washers and floor scrubbers, as an effic...

PikStik enables you to pick with ease

... to grab and move in one easy motion so not only are they hygienic but they also reduce, or even eliminate, discomfort or wrist injury. With various product styles and lengths available there is a PikStik tool for every requirement. The TelescoPik is said to be the world's first adjustable length reacher. Its 75cm length can be extended to 110...

Jani-King crowned 'Official Cleaning Company' for St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Savannah

...MTO] Savannah, Georgia will attract an estimated 1,000,000 visitors and local celebrators this coming weekend. This event has been compared in the past to a Mardi Gras celebration and is extremely popular with the local residents of Savannah as well as visitors from outside the state. Jani-King of Savannah has been named the 'Official Cleanin...

New ways of working at height demand the highest training standards

...ining buildings often involves the need to work at height. The obvious requirement that springs to mind is window cleaning; however there is a much broader range of complex building support services which involves the need to work at high levels. This includes gutter clearances, bird proofing, roof repairs, cleaning of extractor vents and building...

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...g that takes a little more contemplation than it used to, as spending four days at an exhibition examining the very latest bathrooms, kitchens and appliances (I've lost count of how many taps I've simply HAD to stroke!) has rather more pull than four days spent looking at mopping systems, cleaning cloths, chemicals and the like. But the answer is a...

Rubbermaid's new 'Clean Look' range elevates washroom experience for all

...ch as drains and pipes, on and around toilets and urinals - are consistently clean and sanitary, eliminating germs and tackling the root source of bad odours. Similarly Clean Look Air Care products incorporate programmable technology to continuously dispense doses of pure, designer fragrance and powerful odour neutraliser to ensure any lingering...

Find a flexible trolley solution with new VoleoFlex

... capacity is comparable to most larger trolleys. Whilst it has been designed mainly with mopping in mind, it can also be used to house additional items such as cloths, scourers, packs of toilet tissue and other important cleaning utensils with its mix and match selection of storage boxes. The easy to assemble design makes VoleoFlex quick and sim...

bpi.recycled products makes £multi-million investment into new recycling capabilities

...hows: (from left) Cameron McLatchie, Chairman, BPI and Huw Lewis, AM Merthyr Tydfill & Rhymney, Minister for Housing, Regeneration & Heritage.   T: +44 (0)845 017 8653 F: +44 (0)845 304 2566 E: W: www.thegreensack.co.uk ...

Washroom Products in the Education & Health Sector UK 2012 - 2016: report published

...hroom products in the education sector achieving growth of 8% to a value of £54 million, predominantly supported by BSF projects. Key issues regarding washrooms in the education sector include safety, water conservation and vandal resistance, in addition to the number of students, age range and ease of accessibility. The value of washro...

UK's Low Pay Commission welcomes Government's acceptance of its 2012 report

...eek welcomed the Government's acceptance of its recommendations on increased rates for the National Minimum Wage.[TRIMTO] From 1st October 2012, the adult minimum wage rate will increase from £6.08 to £6.19 an hour, the Youth Development Rate will remain at £4.98 an hour and the 16 - 17 Year Old Rate will remain at £3.68...

We have Mail: from Mike Bone of the Loo of the Year Awards

...tanding Management Committee Member of the BTA, will be my successor as BTA Director. It was becoming increasingly difficult to maximise the potential of the BTA and Loo of The Year Awards (of which I am Managing Director) with decreasing budgets and minimal staffing. I will in future therefore focus my energies towards developing the Loo of The...

Healthcare acquired superbug infections on the rise

... There are many causes of the spreading of HCAI's, but they are most commonly caused by the contaminated hands of healthcare workers and contaminated medical devices, the failure of staff to comply with local policies, procedures and guidelines and the use of ineffective disinfectants and sanitisers. Alcohol based products such as hand gels a...

Top safety accreditation for Pr1me Cleaning Services

...or accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. "We are very mindful of the standards expected in this very demanding industry and having again retained the SAFEcontractor accreditation, our clients can see the commitment we have in trying to keep improving those standards," says Gavin Kent, Divisional Directo...

ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam offers exciting seminar programme

Leading experts are addressing the most significant trends in the industry in an exciting seminar programme during ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam, world's leading trade fair for cleaning professionals. The sessions will cover subjects such as doing business worldwide, preventing the spread of infection, the new ways of working and the aging population...

ServiceMaster awarded national accreditation for environmental clean-up efforts

...iews will take place to ensure continued development. Since its inception in 2010, Wendy Buck, Administration Manager at ServiceMaster, has been in charge of the Environmental Management System project. She will continue to lead the drive to improve environmental impact across all ServiceMaster Brands. She says: "The first year involved obtai...

Injuries sustained through fall from chemical storage tank lead to fine

...e suitable measures were in place to prevent workers being injured in a fall. The company, of Fleming Road in Middlesborough, was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £3,588 in prosecution costs. Speaking after the hearing, the investigating inspector at HSE, Lisa Lewis, said: "The employee's injuries could have been much worse, an...

New Vectair product set to revolutionise feminine hygiene unit servicing

...System is a groundbreaking solution that the company believes will revolutionise the way in which feminine hygiene units are serviced.[TRIMTO] The new Femcare system is designed mainly for customers servicing feminine hygiene units with liner exchange rather than bin exchange. It allows these individuals and organisations to overcome some of the...

We have Mail: Response to Survey reveals professionals "unclear about proper cleaning / disinfecting procedures"

...Whilst these types of cleaners can be used when the soiling is very light or where the risk of contamination is relatively low, they cannot be used as a replacement for a separate clean and disinfect in all other areas and other degrees of soiling. Regards, Rafael Cobos AMIMarEST T: (01946) 810867 E: As...

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...graduate Bursary Scheme is an initiative of which we are very proud. Because of his vision and determination, we are able to give something back to our members and their employees while supporting the next generation of talent. "We are lucky to have his input and determination on these initiatives and are delighted he has accepted the position o...

CMS Berlin 2015 ends with outstanding results

...to operate devices in new ways, for instance with a smartphone or tablet PC. At 92%, the overwhelming majority of exhibitors were extremely satisfied with their participation in CMS 2015. They unanimously praised the high number and quality of trade visitors and business leads. Questioned about the main objectives of their participation, exhibit...

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...ticipation, that having read this morning that Kirk Bradley, one of the UK's most wanted escaped criminals, who fled from a prison van in Manchester last July, has been found in Amsterdam, my first thought was that he'd been trying to make sure he didn't miss the show! While Cleanzine isn't running a preview, we will be doing our usual Show Dail...

EU countries failing on 2020 waste target

...d incineration," he said. Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Sweden have eliminated all or nearly all their landfill disposal through incineration, recycling and composting, figures compiled by Eurostat show. The statistics indicate that the EU has a long way to go to meet targets set by the 2008 Waste Framework Directive...

Meet Rocky!

...s a revolutionary 'all-in-one' system designed with cleaning contractors and facilities managers in mind. It is light and compact, allowing you to transport it between sites - and is incredibly simple to use. It can renovate existing flooring to give it that 'as new' look, so areas around the checkout; replaced tiles or where shelving has been mo...

Cleaning firm fined over porter's death at Bolton hospital

...ince July 2005. He had recently returned to work after taking time off to nurse his wife through terminal cancer before her death. Tony Slade, one of Peter's closest friends, said: "Peter was a friend of mine for over 15 years. His friends will take consolation if his death spurs companies to ensure that such incidents do not happen again." ...

3M's new matting really makes an entrance!

It's not what you pay for your entrance matting that determines its true cost, but how much it can save you in annual cleaning and maintenance costs over its lifetime.[TRIMTO] That's the message behind the launch of 3M's new Nomad Aqua Series Textile Entrance Matting, the latest evolution in the company's innovative range of high performance e...

Grout discoloration problem rectified at Rolls-Royce showroom

...it easy on the environment and the user. In addition, using less water means that floors are dry in minutes, making the machine perfect for busy facilities. Following the demonstration, Craig arranged full training of three members of Murray Rolls-Royce's staff to ensure full productivity from the Multiwash. "I am extremely happy with both th...

MITIE's new Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma revolutionises cleaning

...l business, which is one of the leading suppliers in the industry with over 25,000 employees and prominent national and international clients. He states that many of MITIE's clients already use Lean Six Sigma within other parts of their operations. "MITIE is now taking Six Sigma to the next level in cleaning," he says. "Our investment in the Lean...

Toucan play: Regent first major contractor to adopt cleaning innovation

...ay. From our very first meeting it was apparent that the company was not only professional but determined to put the concept of customer service into practice. "Regent's focus is on team working to ensure that staff training, product distribution and internal promotional materials are coordinated to ensure a seamless delivery to users." A sub...

We have Mail: What is Clean 2

...ng within the resolution of the eye - from any surface before disinfection can begin, and this determination should be taught to the cleaning staff. Of course, this assessment largely depends on the criticality of the surfaces being cleaned: It is unrealistic to visibly clean a passageway floor to the same degree as a hospital bed-frame, for exampl...

CK Group to launch new OxyPharm disinfection at AHCP event

...r. Using as little as 1ml of chemical per 1m3 of room space, the OxyPharm system requires just 3 minutes treatment time for a 50m3 room and from 30 additional minutes contact time prior to the room being safe and ready to enter. OxyPharm works by changing the polarity of the bacterial membrane leading to their self destruction. Because the di...

Pay market App launched to support managers on the move

Determining how much to pay employees is probably the most important decision an organisation can make. The problem is that dependable data about wages and salaries is hard to find and - when available - often barely affordable for all but the largest employers. That has now all changed - thanks to a clever new App called 'Jobsworth' launched thi...

RJC Cleaning to distribute award-winning Kaivac system in UK

... washer. Empowering workers to deep clean and sanitise without ever having to touch soiled, contaminated surfaces, Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning Systems not only clean better, but also cut labour, chemical and equipment costs while raising worker morale and image. In fact, scientific research shows them to be 60 times more effective at reducing bacte...

New Eco-Friendly Washcloth saves money and the environment

...red from a highly durable, strong material, which is easily macerated. This will help NHS Trusts to minimise waste and reduce the high cost of waste disposal, while complying with legislation and meeting sustainability targets. The wipe's maceration performance has been tested by macerator specialist The Haigh Engineering Company. Nick Dale, Hai...

Brayborne secures three new local authority contracts and BP Pangborne

...p; Language College , Hamble Community School and Thornden School. All these contracts are for a minimum term of three years with possible extensions to a maximum of five years. In addition to this, Brayborne has just joined forces with security company Wilson James in a joint venture to supply security and cleaning services to BP Castrol at ...

VDM presents 'DMX' - the evolution of the MX project

...es all the features needed to clean in every type of environment, efficiently and with controlled timing. VDM tells us it was the first to realise the market need to work with multipurpose trolleys that would: Guarantee the final results Control the time necessary for the operator to do the job Reduce the operator's effort Assure the ...

Jangro Belfast refurbishes Olympic Torch

...nape was quick to produce the best cleaning tool for the task - a Jangro microfibre cloth. In two minutes he was rubbing away as if it was the Genie's lamp - and although the Genie did not appear, Railton's wish came true and the runner allowed him to have his photo taken with the torch before continuing its journey. "It was a chance of a life...

Hundreds of Houston janitors go on strike

...over, Congressman Al Green (D-TX) and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, among others. Last month, Houston janitor Adriana Vasquez confronted JP Morgan Chase CEO on Capitol Hill, asking him why he denied the janitors cleaning his buildings a living wage, garnering broad national attention. "Enough is ...

Vermopping the UK

... Isles and Ireland.[TRIMTO] Operating from modern commercial premises in Guildford, Surrey, just minutes from the M25 London orbital and the rest of the UK motorway network, the establishment of Vermop UK Ltd has been made "in order to move the business to the next level." Involved in the UK since 2005, the innovative range of quality made pr...

Kitchenmaster to introduce full range in Amsterdam

...lies a full range of dosing equipment and all products are developed with a 'Safe Food Approach' in mind - Barmaster - The Barmaster range includes BHR (Beerhead Retention) glasswash detergent and rinse aid. These products incorporate the latest technology and ensure the perfect pint every time. Standard glasswash detergent, rinse aid, Renovive ...

Poor hospital cleaning revealed in recent Canadian study

...oadcasting Company reports Robert Kravitz. Using hidden cameras in 11 Canadian hospitals, the examiners found "many of [the hospitals] were surprisingly inadequate [when it comes to cleaning], in short...dirty." Some were in such poor condition, they were even referred to as "a real freaking disaster". To test the cleanliness of the hospit...

605 US colleges and universities recover 92,000,000 lbs of organic and recyclable materials during RecycleMania

...ersities that took home top prizes in the three primary categories are: 'Grand Champion' (determined by the percentage of overall waste recycled): American University- (85.16%) - Washington, D.C. 'Per Capita Classic' (determined by total pounds of recyclables collected per person): Union College- (61.79 lbs.) - Schenectady, N.Y. 'Waste Min...

Image Office Cleaning's emergency response team gives FMs peace of mind

...eams based at our warehouse, near Tower Bridge, that can be dispatched to any client site within 30 minutes. We find that our call out service provides FMs with important peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that we can quickly respond to any cleaning emergency." The client Brian Howe, facilities manager for Knight Frank, is enthusiastic about t...

British Cleaning Council announces details of its 2012 Conference

...ents have sold-out, with over 200 senior executives convening each year to discuss, debate and disseminate the latest economic trends and managerial thinking within the sector. Mark Woodhead, Chairman of the British Cleaning Council, made the announcement at the British Cleaning Council's 30th Anniversary Reception at the Houses of Parliament. ...

Brussels is to push for EU-wide minimum wage

Yesterday, the European Commission proposed the introduction of a minimum wage in countries such as Germany - which doesn't at present have one - and raise wages where they are considered too low, according to a draft seen by EurActiv. Having a job will not necessarily ward off poverty in Europe, argues the organisation, pointing out that some ...

Penske racing driver AJ Allmendinger 'Takes the Challenge' with Scott Pro Shop Towels

... former Champ Car winner and Rookie of the Year, he worked his way through the open wheel ranks claiming multiple national and international titles. "Between working on my No. 22 Penske Dodge and my Walldinger Racing karting team I use quite a few Scott Pro Shop towels," he says "I am honoured to represent this high-performance brand and I look...

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...st time this year, as well as being able to attend a wide range of activities, demonstrations and seminars, visitors and exhibitors will be able to witness the RAI cleaners performing their daily work in the daytime, using the products and equipment made available to them by the exhibitors… Now that’s innovation! It gets better&hell...

K-CP celebrates Earth Day with largest portfolio of FSC certified towel and tissue products in North America

...e products in North America are also EcoLogo and/or Green Seal certified and meet EPA standards for minimum post-consumer waste content. These independent certifications help customers identify and select more sustainable products that align with their values and goals. The EcoLogo programme is one of North America's most respected environmental...

Regulatory specialist launches health & safety package

...r handbook and a suite of health & safety forms is provided to help get started. 'Up & coming' is designed for businesses that need in-depth feedback on their current health & safety management system and are looking for a comprehensive bespoke approach for advice, feedback, documentation to suit the needs of their business. An emplo...

PHS Washrooms achieves 'world first'

...ch concentrated on PHS Washroom's sanitary disposal unit exchange services using the 'Eclipse' and 'Mini' bins, was collected from PHS Washrooms and other key suppliers. To be eligible to use the Carbon Reduction Label the carbon footprint was certified by Carbon Trust Certification to the British Standards Institution's Publicly Available Specific...

GNB Industrial Power unveils additions to its battery range

...sorbent glass mat, now provides a superior high power performance. It is also maintenance-free, eliminating any risk resulting from over or under-topping the battery. Suitable for all applications with a high power demand, including hybrid drive and automatic guided systems, this battery is also well suited to appliances with high opportunity c...

Tech-Clean's new Trailer Mount System

...mean that even for heavily soiled areas not only is the operation doubled up, delivering 21ltrs per minute at up to 3,500 psi (245 bar) at 95 degrees C but the water usage is substantially reduced when compared to standard pressure washer kit. The on board diesel generator provides 2.900 watts of auxillary power for lighting during night cleanin...

First high speed hand dryer to receive noise reduction accolade

...e noise of dryers without reducing functionality.  Quality designed with the environment in mind, the Classic+ MkII is a fast drying, energy efficient hand dryer, which has the lowest noise levels in its class. Today’s hand dryers are much faster than previous generations. With an average dry time of 15 seconds, this new dryer is p...

New Sustainability Guide details how to measure carbon footprint

...anagers a comprehensive approach to understanding greenhouse gas emission accounting, reporting and minimisation.[TRIMTO] Carbon has become the currency of the sustainability movement, impacting energy management, waste handling, air quality, environmental stewardship and a host of other sustainability issues. In the US, about 40% of carbon emis...

We have Mail: Vectair Systems' Matthew Wonnacott

...not all, of the metal clamps removed from my 9th rib via surgery later in the year, due to this becoming detached from the rib. I could go on however; the letter would be more like a dissertation! In closing, I am very thankful to everyone who sent humbling messages of support to me and my family and I look forward to seeing and speaking with...

Natural bacteria help defeat the 'drought'

...the urinal pipe work, resulting in the requirement for automatic flushing water to be reduced or eliminated completely. Scott Johnston, Director of Eco-Works, the originator of the product says: "Our proven microbiological system which uses natural friendly probiotic bacteria does not require any running water or harmful chemicals to operate and...

Donna's shining in her new job

...aning experience to offer, and her considerable efforts to get a job proved to me that she was determined and hardworking." Ingeus works with businesses throughout the North West to understand their recruitment needs, and then offer job-ready people for interview when vacancies arise. "They know the kind of people we want in our company - Don...

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...epartment would be “budget neutral” when she took up the post of Europe’s foreign minister in 2009. Diplomatic? I don't think so! What has she and her department achieved in improving international relations in that time? Not nearly as much as the cleaning industry, I reckon. Yours, Jan Hobbs ...

Record numbers entering their lovely loos in Loo of the Year Awards

...ation specifically developed to help maintain healthy bowels - naturally. "This year we are welcoming millions of visitors into the UK for events such as the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, yet there is only one public toilet for every 19,500 of the population in London - excluding visitors!", exclaims Mike Bone of the British Toilet Associati...

Bio-enzymatic cleaners find new use: restoring masterpieces

... different formulations, are typically used to clean restrooms, showers, kitchens, as well as to eliminate odour-causing bacteria in grout and urinal drain pipes. According to IRP's researchers, these bio-enzymatic cleaners are able to clean works of art 'in a fast, specific, and respectful way, as well as being nontoxic for the restorer and the...

Government should use public sector procurement to tackle late payment, says Forum

...nable amount of time to pay invoices. Earlier this week the Forum held a roundtable event at Westminster alongside representatives of the Government's department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), the Labour Party, the Institute of Credit Management (ICM), the Association of Certified, Chartered Accountants (ACCA) and Lloyds TSB Busines...

Welcome to Unger’s new age of nLite’ment

...rofessional to use. Every part of the new system has been designed specifically with the user in mind. The clamps, which adjust pole height or attach the extensions, are simple to operate – no fiddly allen key-type devices needed – and easily adjustable to ensure the right tension; plus the gooseneck attachment is made from carbon fi...

ISSA's Mark Armitage to retire

Although he’d warned us at the last ISSA/Interclean in Amsterdam that it was coming, Cleanzine was sad to learn that popular international cleaning industry figure Mark Armitage, has officially announced that he will be retiring from his position as ISSA Director of Exhibition Services (Europe) with effect from 30th June 2012.[TRIMTO] Ma...

Registration to the 19th WFBSC is now open

...arket (ABRALIMP). It has the support of the Brazilian Central Services Sector (CEBRASSE), Embratur, Ministry of Tourism, Brazilian Confederation of Convention & Visitors Bureaux, Tourism Office of Paraná, Cleanliness & Conservation Foundation of the State of Paraná (FACOP), Federation of Commerce of Paraná (Fecomercio),...

NHS selects SoChlor in advanced infection control tender

...ium Dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC), soluble SoChlor tablets and granules deliver high strength decontamination solutions needed to achieve the most demanding standards in environmental disinfection. A key factor in SoChlor's recent success has been the improved levels of staff training and support provided as part of the package. Commenting on ...

Ecolab fleet honoured for carbon reduction efforts

...de continuous feedback via a fleet web portal. The fleet also implemented forecasting tools to determine how to optimise fleet operations to achieve both business goals and the company's overall sustainability goals. From 2006 to 2011, Ecolab's U.S. fleet achieved: A 22% reduction in GHG emissions, normalized to sales An 18% improvement in...

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...gned to give you a flavour of the show and what you can expect to see and do here if you’re coming along… and what you’re missing out on if you’re not coming! Amsterdam is a wonderful city – and with over 170 different nationalities and a 45% ethnic minority, its population is one of the most diverse in Europe. The...

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...l, as well as wood preservatives and paints.” Bo explained that the cleanser is lightly foaming. This makes it easy to rinse off and ensures it does not stick around the cuticles and nails. It also leaves the skin feeling soft. Pleasantly fragranced, the product comes in a handy 250 ml tube as well as a 1.4 l bag-in-box. T: +45647121... ...y 11th May Certification, Training & Labeling in the Cleaning Industry - ISSA Educational Seminar Hosted by British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) International and ISSA Location, language and costs All the seminars will take place in the seminar rooms of the RAI Elicium (main entrance of ISSA/Interclean) except the Diversey Ri... Thursday 10th May Facility Management and the Cleaning Industry - ISSA Educational Seminar Sustainability in Cleaning and Facility Management New ways of working and the effect on the cleaning industry The challenges of the ageing population Speakers: Annette I.H. van Waning, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Vebego Internat... ... for the cleaning sector Doing business in a culturally diverse marketplace - ISSA Educational Seminar UK Business Speaker of the Year 2011/012 and past Silver Medallist in the World Championship of Public Speaking, Phillip Khan-Panni, will present a valuable and beneficial study on how to get the best from doing business with clients around ...

Seminar Programme

Wednesday 9th May Cleaning in the 21st Century - ISSA Educational Seminar Keynote speaker Professor Didier Pittet, Programme director of the Infection Control Programme and World Health Organization will focus on the impact that cleaning can have on the risk and spread of infection - in particular addressing global hand hygiene initiatives...

Cromwell Polythene

...ising leak resistance. "Star seal technology enables bags to be manufactured without gussets, eliminating gaps along the seals where leaks sometimes occur," explained sales director Paul Fleetwood. "It also leads to a less formed shape, allowing the sack more easily to mould itself to the contours of a container, in those instances where one is ...

Abertax

Battery operated cleaning machines are becoming more popular but to get the best out of them users need to ensure they are used and maintained properly. There is an answer though, as staff from Maltese company Abertax (06.201) were explaining the stand visitors.  The Online Battery Monitor, is, as its name suggests, an Internet-based manag...

Seminar Programme

Leading experts are addressing the most significant trends in the industry in an exciting seminar programme during ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam, world's leading trade fair for cleaning professionals. The sessions will cover subjects such as doing business worldwide, preventing the spread of infection, the new ways of working and the aging population. [TRIMTO] ... ...han when it is used by well trained professionals in a real life situation? There will also be a Miniskills competition that will be worth watching and four teams have signed up to take part: [TRIMTO] ...

Category winner - Machines, accessories and components:

... operator becomes comfortable with the machine very quickly, which means that the risk of errors is minimised and training time reduced. Other features such as automatic tank filling and rinsing, eco-efficient operation and the tool carrying accessories make this a practical, easy-to-use machine. The judges felt Karcher has introduced some appar...

Category winner – Cleaning Management and Training Solutions

...t into how they are dealing with protocols for infection prevention, and how the risk of cross-contamination can be avoided in their buildings Independent hygienists carry out inspections using the IPM app on an iPad, then provide a full report along with advice as to how performance can be improved. The system goes well beyond hygiene and cl... ...uo;s Choice winner: For the first time, the visitors had a chance to vote for their favourite nominee. They selected category winner Alpheios with its IPM as winner of this year’s competition. Amsterdam Innovation Award supports African water project The Amsterdam Innovation Award supports the African Medical & Research Founda... “We’re designing cradle-to-cradle products but are contaminating them with cleaning products. Why?” he asked. He said that in the Netherlands, for example, breathing fine dust takes on average, five years off the average person’s life. “Why should our lungs do the cleaning for us?” he asked. “We should be ...

HTC

...or with no need to change cleaning method or cleaning machine equipment. This, combined with the elimination of periodic maintenance and the long lifespan of the Twister pads, cuts both cost and cleaning time."[TRIMTO] Colleague Mitchell Connor, managing director, told us that the system is becoming popular in the retail sector. “In fact w...

Toucan Eco

...e employs electrochemical activation to produce an effective disinfectant and cleaner in three minutes on the spot... No need for packaging, distribution costs or disposal of damaging residue.[TRIMTO] Distributors have been appointed in around 20 countries but there are many new opportunities for both geographical and niche areas available,...

Tersano

... has extended the lifetime of dirt and germ killing Aqueous Ozone by a factor of hours, rather than minutes. “We are very excited about bringing this revolutionary new technology to Europe. The beauty of Aqueous Ozone is that it cleans and kills germs and then over time turns back into water and oxygen,” explained Tersano President a...

Truvox

... This, we understand, has been well received by visitors to the stand. The projected run time is 45 minutes cleaning on a two hour battery charge and the machine is said to be highly effective on 'difficult' floors including non-slip safety floors, low pile carpets, escalators and travelators and entrance matting. It is quiet in operation and offer...

Gojo

... batteries come included in the LTX, Smart Electronics ensure that this touch free dispenser uses a minimal amount of energy per actuation, eliminating the need to change batteries during the life of the LTX in most installations. Gojo is so confident in the ability of the LTX to offer continuous, long-term results that, in the unlikely event th...

OspreyDeepclean

...clean stand this year, explained the firm's Enrique Mena. That's why a windmill features so prominently on the stand - which of course is all about the cleaning power of water - in the form of steam to be precise. A windmill may have been the centrepoint of the stand - but the focus was very much on the new range of machines - SteamForce - ...

Miniskills competition

...ns Prochem!) we took some time out from speaking to all the manufacturers, and instead watched the 'Miniskills' cleaning competitions taking place just opposite Prochem's stand.[TRIMTO] We were impressed with the efforts made by the Dutch professional and student teams, as well as teams from Hungary and Austria, in carrying out specialised clean...

Unger

...ly, and equipment adjusted to tackle any cleaning situation, which means that downtime is kept to a minimum. Adaptability is another good feature, as you can choose to use as many poles or attachments as you need for the job in hand. This makes it easy to clean glass and building facades, stainless steel, solar panels, signage, and vehicl...

The British Cleaning Council's Press Officer, Peter Carrol, writes...

On day two of the ISSA/Interclean seminar programme, ISSA and the World Federation of Cleaning Service Contractors (WFBSC) collaborated to co-ordinate a session entitled: 'Cleaning in the 21st century: the vital importance of cleaning in healthcare'. After a welcome by Keith Baker, ISSA director of services for Europe, keynote speaker Profes...

Electrolux

...within their fabric – but this can pose a health risk unless they’re handled and decontaminated correctly. With the Abecs concept, microfibre becomes a literal magnet for dirt and bacteria - contaminants are stuck fast as if to flypaper! The microfibre is then laundered by a specific professional washer extractor with special mop pro...

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...novation to be discovered there and will be covering some of these other success stories over the coming weeks. And if you're suffering from exhibition overkill... we've also included lots of stories that have absolutely nothing to do with the show! Happy reading! Yours, Jan Hobbs ...

LPM Cleaning & Support Services wins Zenos Outstanding Supplier Award 2011-2012

...onal Facilities Manager Rob Cooknell, LPM is a worthy winner. He comments:[TRIMTO] "Just to be nominated for the Outstanding Supplier Award is quite an achievement as Zenos has hundreds of suppliers who all work hard and provide a good service to the company. I decided to nominate LPM as I felt that there was a very strong relationship between o...

ISSA/Interclean 2012: show review

... operator becomes comfortable with the machine very quickly, which means that the risk of errors is minimised and training time reduced. Other features such as automatic tank filling and rinsing, eco-efficient operation and the tool carrying accessories make this a practical, easy-to-use machine. The judges felt Karcher has introduced some app...

International employers initiative launches

...ope will be formed following the merger of the European Metalworkers Federation (EMF), the European Mine, Chemical & Energy Workers Federation (EMCEF) and the European Trade Union Federation for Textiles, Clothing & Leather (ETUF:TCL). The new European Trade Union Federation (ETUF) will become the main union body for industrial workers in E...

Crothall Healthcare releases Infection Prevention White Paper

...ety through reduced transmission of healthcare-associated infections.[TRIMTO] The white paper examines Crothall's entire solution within the context of latest, evidence-based infection prevention and environmental hygiene research and is well documented and thoroughly explained by Crothall's multi-disciplinary research team, led by board-certifi...

Early-bird tickets for forthcoming BCC Conference, now released

Early-bird tickets (priced at £99) have just been released for the British Cleaning Council's Conference 2012: Business Efficiency and Innovation, which is being held on 23rd October 2012 at Coin Street Conference Centre, London.[TRIMTO] To make sure you don't miss out on this important industry event, which will see 200 high-level delega...

Drivers reminded: Bag it, Bin it! - and keep roads tidy as Olympic Torch comes to town

...as motorways puts workers at risk and costs money and time that could be far better spent. Roads Minister Mike Penning said: "As the torch relay travels across our road network, it will showcase the best of our towns and countryside. Nobody wants that to be spoilt by litter. "That's why in the build up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games I...

Industry first for ServiceMaster Clean

...and the insurance industry. Christopher Friend is now about to set up ServiceMaster Borders, becoming the youngest ServiceMaster Clean franchisee owner. Malcolm Holmes, Head of Commercial Support for ServiceMaster Clean says: "We go above and beyond customer requirements by supporting them with knowledgeable personnel who have a detailed unde...

Tomcat's Clean Caddie offers auxiliary cleaning option

...Tomcat. "This is an optional three-dimensional cleaning accessory that can be easily mounted to the Mini Mag series auto scrubber," explained a helpful William Koeppel.[TRIMTO] "Traditionally, automatic scrubbers clean one dimensionally on hard floor surfaces, but in the real world, cleaning operatives are responsible for three dimensions of cle...

Themes of the WFBSC 2012 presentations chosen

...000 delegates. The presentations will focus on key issues to contractors, such as: management, administration, sustainability and laws, to be approached in the following plenary sessions: - Family succession in multi-generational family businesses; why take part in trade exhibitions? - The experience of the specialised service...

Healthcare Cleaner of the Year 2012 Awards - shortlist announced

...s members perform in hospitals, clinics and residential care homes throughout the UK and Ireland. Nominees from the Rotherham and Leeds areas have dominated the shortlist this year. There are three categories for award nominations. These are the Healthcare Cleaning Supervisor of the Year, the Outstanding Healthcare Cleaning Team of the Year and ...

New initiative to help schools lead the way on reducing water pollution

... is still officially in drought, despite what felt like endless weeks of rain, is just the latest reminder of the importance of water conservation. Climate change and rapidly increasing population mean that the sustainable management of water is crucial if we are to meet future demand. A new initiative aims to help school's lead the way on reduc...

Harry Hill highlights need for dog fouling equipment

I'm not a big fan of Harry Hill but when one of our readers told me Harry and the BBC's Dominic Littlewood had featured some dog fouling removal equipment on TV, I just had to find out more ( writes the editor ). Having watched the TV Burp sketch, I then clicked through to a more serious discussion of the piece of kit that had been featured. I...

New website for Principle Cleaning Services

... which has recently been given a 'new look' to bring it up to 2012 and is designed with the user in mind. With innovative, moving pictures on the interactive home page, it enables users to download even more information such as the latest press coverage, corporate brochure and the most recent newsletter as well as view the Social Media Twitter fee...

Hands-free hygienic cleaning solutions from Vileda Professional

...TO] "One of the main criteria required for infection control is to reduce the risk of cross contamination between areas," comments Karen Barker, Marketing Manager at Vileda Professional. "Bringing this unique mop frame with 'lever' to the market now, further enhances the hygiene of our Swep pre-prepared mopping system by allowing dirty mops to b...

With Summer on its way, more hotels are raising hygiene standards

...merged as a serious public health concern," warns George. "Germs, allergens and other types of contaminants are a potential issue for everyone who visits a hotel and resort property." Hospital-grade environmental hygiene practices include room specific, colour-coded products and one-per-room practices, which includes a colour-specific product fo...

Professional cleaning from Spain at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2012

... extensive range of products on display, this event had an extensive programme of conferences and seminars that were well received amongst the professionals attending, especially those related to labelling and product certification. The Spanish companies have the economic and institutional support of the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX...

New research reveals why strong engagement scores can spell trouble

...ntified transactional engagement as being shaped by employees' concern to earn a living and to meet minimal expectations of the employer and their co-workers. In the majority of instances, people's positive feelings about their work stemmed from the job or task itself, from the challenge, variety and autonomy that their role bestowed on them, and t...

KCC cleans up absenteeism through clocking in with The Cloud

...r their own T&A software. uAttend has no software to install, can use proximity or biometric terminals, web, phone and app clocking, and with no clock cards to buy and no long contracts, is proving ideal for smaller businesses, saving managers a vast amount of time and reducing payroll costs." T: 01761 410015 E: W: www...

New study finds office kitchens and break rooms are 'crawling with bacteria'

...sity of Arizona, the percentage of the office surfaces tested and found to have high levels of contamination (an ATP count of 300 or higher), includes: - 75% of break room sink faucet handles - 48% of microwave door handles - 27% of keyboards - 26% of refrigerator door handles - 23% of water fountain butto...

Quality triple score for the Wrennalls Group

...he last five years, taking advantage of the industry knowledge of its director and managers and becoming a prominent consultant to some of the UK's leading carpet manufacturers, advising them as to long term carpet and floor care. Using the latest technologies and techniques afforded by the groundbreaking Dry Fusion Carpet Care System, nowadays ...

NHS hospital conducts trials in efficacy of electrolysed water as a sanitiser

...ction Society, whose objectives are to advance knowledge of, foster scientific interest in and disseminate information about the prevention and control of hospital and other healthcare associated infections, to medical and allied professionals for the benefit of the public. The full report will be published in September 2012 and will be presente...

Wheelie Bin 'Wash and Lift' is a really winner!

... the cleaning process must be repeated 150 times. Each stop and start would be tiring and time consuming - and, as we all know, time is money. Morclean's efficient system has been specifically designed to keep these steps to a minimum. There is no need to have to manoeuvre a wheelie bin inside a van, drag it onto a wash tray and manually removin...

Rapid tests support FSA initiatives for safer food

...oaching and encouraging of FBO's to adopt best practice. Hygiena's technology is called ATP bioluminescence and it measures two of the four areas that FBO's should focus upon as part of their management of food safety, within the FSA coaching plan i.e. cross contamination and cleaning that typically cause 25% of food poisoning incidents. The Sys...

Announcement from the Facilities Management Association

...s management potential among facilities professionals at the beginning of their careers in FM. Nominations for this award are closing today. For more information on how to enter please visit: www.fmassociation.org.uk ...

Future formulations

...013. Under the 'sustainability' banner, we heard how trends in new and innovative ingredients are coming to market, derived from biotechnological processes and other renewable sources, with the aim of replacing ingredients considered hazardous to health and to the environment. One key area of innovation highlighted at H3i, although certainly not...

Proandre: air fresheners come with a selection of fragrances

...ing undesirable odours. Equipped with a timer with three frequencies of activation: 7, 5, 15, 30 minutes (approximately 3000 sprays) and with a sensor which allows a choice of function mode: with light or 24 hours, it is offered with several fragrances (250ml): Oudh Essence, Mint, Tangerine, Apple, Mango, New Baby, Fresh, Lemon, Insect Repellent...

The Cleaning Show 2013 promises a feature-packed programme

The organiser of The Cleaning Show 2013, being staged at Birmingham's NEC from 19th - 21st March 2013, has announced a full programme of attractions to ensure that next year's exhibition lives up to its billing as 'the UK cleaning industry's unmissable event'. And with stand sales buoyant, as well as a co-location with the very popular IMHX 2013 e...

Rubbermaid set to expand global presence with rebranding activity

... entire washroom under one brand. Furthermore, uniform branding across all products will help to eliminate any confusion regarding products and branding messages by driving one global brand under the respected and established Rubbermaid Commercial Products name. Rubbermaid is dedicated to making this process a straightforward one for customers a...

Molly Maid stars in ITV's latest expose on how some modern Brits live

...ning the utmost care and regard for all of its valued customers. The producers spent two days filming behind the scenes with a team from Molly Maid Wimbledon and with franchise owner, Sandra Redmond, in different homes - each providing character-led and anecdotal references on how the maids rise to the daily challenge of meeting differing custom...

UL announces Global Certification for Environmentally Preferable Cleaning Products

... a consensus-based manner, these voluntary standards are rigorous, ensuring that only the top-performing products in the global marketplace can comply. "This is why they are considered 'leadership' standards," says Angela Griffiths. "Not just any product can make the cut. But those that do make the cut and earn the UL Environmental Product Certi...

Leader continued 31st May 2012

...I was concerned that people would now be confused about what to do, which would lead to either contaminated loads or perhaps newspapers being thrown away with general waste, resulting in extra waste going to landfill and the subsequent loss of revenue to the council. I left my telephone number and email address and asked for a callback. No-one, as ...

Panztel launches advanced system for the management of remote workforces

...ote workforce electronic monitoring systems, has just launched its new eziTracker Scheduler. The culmination of an extensive R & D investment, eziTracker Scheduler is a comprehensive and fully integrated software platform for managing remote workforces and a significant evolutionary development of the company's market leading eziTracker remote ...

Clinell and Clorox join forces

...the spread of C. difficile. Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) such as C. diff, a spore forming bacterium found in the intestines with symptoms ranging from diarrhoea to more serious life threatening intestinal disease, are a growing concern in the UK. Clinell Clorox Chlorine Wipes kill the toughest micro organisms facing UK healthcare f...

Mobile window cleaning system from Turkey gobbles up the dirt

...litre DI (de-ionising, ion exchanger) vessel is added to the system. This is designed to remove all minerals (salts) from the water, achieving a water purity of approximately 100%. Water quality is measured with a TDS meter (Total Dissolved Solids) in 'parts per million' of TDS. In practice, low single digits (0-6 ppm) water will dry spot-free. ...

Soapbox: Landfill tax is a rubbish way to spend money!

... of Slingsby, which supplies more than 35,000 items of workplace equipment across all industries, reminds commercial organisations that from 1st April 2012 Landfill Tax increased by £8 per tonne - meaning it now costs £64 for every tonne of waste sent to landfill. He argues that reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill is the way f...

PDI receives C.diff spores claim acceptance for EPA-registered Sani-Cloth Bleach

...rganisms, including 12 Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) with an overall contact time of three minutes. As an intermediate-level disinfectant, it is in accordance with the Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Recommended Practices for Environmental Cleaning for patients with respiratory conditions such as TB. The alcohol and ...

Researchers use automated UV disinfection to prevent C. diff in veterans care facility

In a recently published article, 'Decontamination with ultraviolet radiation to prevent recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in two roommates in a long-term care facility', (Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 05/2012), researchers shared the results of a trial that used Tru-D SmartUVC to prevent coincident recurrent CDI episodes i...

Ecolab pledges commitment to WWF and Alliance for Water Stewardship

... Water management Institute, UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate and Carbon Disclosure Project) aiming to promote the responsible use of fresh water. The Global Water Roundtable, a multi-year, multi-stakeholder standard development process sponsored by the AWS, drafted and is working to finalise the International Water Stewardship Standard. Un...

CSSA holds 45th AGM and Annual Luncheon at the Savoy

...r Goodliffe said: "Gathering so many of the CSSA's members and supporters together serves as a reminder of our association's strength and diversity. The CSSA will continue to provide support and guidance to all its members as we navigate these difficult economic times." Commenting on areas of the coalition government's recovery programme...

Forum of Private Business asks councils how long they take to pay suppliers

...ous problem and 16% that they have almost been put out of business as a result. Underscoring the 'domino effect' of late payment down the supply chain, meanwhile, 56% of those respondents not paid on time have, in turn, been forced to pay their own suppliers late. Further, 45% reported that late payment has eroded their profits and 23% asserted tha...

Right Royal Jubilee clean up in central London

...central London to help celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Veolia Environmental Services and Westminster City Council put in the extra effort to make sure the city was sparkling for this very special event and returned to its best for residents and businesses. Before the pageant even started, the Veolia teams were lining the route to sweep aw...

RJN delivers Pure, Green and Clean

...for use in hospitals, kitchens, washrooms and other environments where a high degree of bacteria elimination is required. Supplied in powder form, SanitiserPlus is a super concentrated cleaner and sanitiser tested to EN1650, EN1276 and EN12704 and is proven to kill 99.99% of bacteria including MRSA and C.Diff in UKAS approved independent laborato...

Ecolab collaborates with China's State Food & Drug Administration to provide food safety training

Ecolab and China's State Food & Drug Administration Institute for Executive Development (SFDAIED) are again partnering to conduct food safety training that aligns with the recent introduction of China's five-year food safety plan and reaches workers within the country's food service industry.[TRIMTO] Food safety experts from Ecolab and SFDA...

Andrew Jones named as new President of AHCP

...itical task of raising the profile of professional healthcare cleaning. As part of this I will be aiming to strengthen AHCP's existing relationships with infection control and the Royal College of Nursing, on delivering the AHCP's strategy and inspiring the membership." Andrew is currently the Director of Allied Clinical and Facilities Services ...

Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest winner crowned

...Paper Wedding Dress Contest, brought to you by Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com and sponsored in part by Charmin. [TRIMTO] Final judging took place yesterday at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium, where Susan received a cheque for ,012. The 700 participants were required to construct their wedding dresses out of nothing more than ...

Industrial pressure washers for high quality cleaning

... Clemas & Co. "The range includes hot and cold water machines, petrol and diesel, bowser and mini bowser pressure washers - you can find a machine suitable for almost any application." T: 01684 850777 E: W: www.clemas.co.uk ...

Sustainable Restaurant Association helps caterers clean up their credentials

...ers, the SRA launched a Supplier Approval scheme earlier this year. Suppliers that exceed the SRA's minimum sustainability standards in production methods, supply, and client and staff relations will be featured in the SRA's Supplier Directory. T: 0203 397 0096 W: www.delphiseco.com T: 0207 479 4221 E: W: www.thesra.org ...

Regent Cleaning gets the silver

... its Silver award at the Occupational Health & Safety Awards 2012 ceremony at the NEC Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in May. Joked joint managing director Jonathan King: "This can only mean one thing - we are going for gold!" Pictured, from left: Regent Cleaning Training & HR Support Officer Mark Mahoney, HR Director/Quality & ...

Brightwell Dispensers accredited ISO14001

...al and international environmental policies, encouraging companies to review all their processes to minimise the impact on the environment. It is part of a voluntary scheme, whereby companies set their own challenging targets to improve the way they operate. The first steps towards ISO14001 for Brightwell included going through each department t...

ABCD Event: It's tough out there

...ng Direct Service Providers (ABCD) emphasised the importance of communication, leadership and overcoming unthinking reliance on old habits at an event in Chester recently. The day was designed to help public service managers engineer change in their business models and develop their managerial skills.[TRIMTO] Facilitators Rob Walker and Lloyd An...

Cleanscene Down Under

... popular vote at functions to be held by each NCSA branch. The winners and runners-up in these preliminary competitions will then go on to a final judging at the CleanScene12 show which runs from 23rd to 25th October at the Sydney Showgrounds, Homebush Olympic Park. The judging panel (yet to be announced) will consist of noted and independent ind...

Leader

...dustry e-news Read by industry professionals in 148 countries worldwide! When I was filming for the BBC some years ago, we chatted to members of the public about one of the predecessors of something we take for granted these days - toilet tissue. We showed them what the Ancient Romans used and the thought of having to share the sponge ...

Freudenberg North America targets zero manufacturing waste

...ing environmental issues. The impact that global megatrends such as population growth, global warming and an increasing scarcity of resources is having on Freudenberg's business and innovations - and how the corporation will respond - was central to the Global Innovation Forum. "In the past, we have successfully issued challenges to our manuf...

Savortex becomes the first-ever hand dryer to achieve a Guinness World Records title

...s. Savortex successfully achieved four pairs of dry hands using just 24kJ of energy - smashing the minimums set by Guinness officials and claiming the world record. The record was achieved thanks to the dryer's clever compression technology, which incorporates three registered patents and makes it - according to the company - the lowest carbon ...

B & V Water Treatment calls for action after WWF report

...tment environmental chemist Yolla McCoy is undertaking a company funded PhD at the University of Birmingham into 'Water Recycling in the Food and Beverage Industry'. This work, along with two other services devised by B & V - aimed at helping industry reduce water use and use non potable water for industrial processes, should go some way toward...

Truvox makes big splash at Royal Commonwealth Pool

...d effective. As the scrubber dryers and burnishers are cordless they allow us to clean areas with a minimum risk of tripping, and we are saved the inconvenience and expense of providing extensions and cable covers. The machines are easy to use and move around the centre, and the areas cleaned with the scrubber dryers are safe to walk on within minu...

Rubbermaid unveils new products designed with the end-user in mind

...move faster; and the Flow's high-capacity reservoir, which can hold up to seven litres of water, eliminates the need for a conventional bucket or heavy cart - impractical options, especially when cleaning tight spaces. Furthermore, the Flow is ergonomically designed and comfortable - combining adjustable chest and waist straps, comfortable paddi...

OspreyFrank - the new name in pressure washing

...echnology. Chassis are corrosion-resistant while the casing is made of hot galvanised and plastic-laminated steel, ensuring increased solidity. The solid and durable triple-plunger high-pressure pumps used in all OspreyFrank machines feature wear-resistant, ceramic plungers that operate quietly. Coupled with the special Telecontrol operator h...

JP Morgan chief asked: "Why do you deny the people cleaning your buildings a living wage?

... over the previous year. Despite this, Texas is tied with Mississippi for the highest proportion of minimum wage jobs in the nation. In the wake of huge profit margins, working Houstonians' wages have remained stagnant or fallen behind - in fact, one in five people working in Houston, cooks, cashiers, janitors, baggage porters and security guards, ...

energy-efficient laundry a hit with staff and residents at Walsh Manor

...othes," comments Walsh Manor resident, Jo Wilkins. "It is also really noticeable that clothes are coming out so much cleaner. Lots of people have commented on this. The oven gloves and aprons from the kitchens now looked properly clean for the first time." The affordable rental package offered by Girbau UK was key to making the new laundry a rea...

New rechargeable and washable wireless keyboard is ideal for healthcare use

... As with all of iKey's medical peripherals, the SBW-97-TP is engineered with infection control in mind. Ideal for use in operating rooms, nurses' stations, medical carts and patient rooms, its case and silicone rubber keys are fully sealed, washable and compatible with hospital-grade disinfectants. Featuring a CleanLock key, the SBW-97-TP can be ...

ln Depth helps historic Liverpool sparkle

...th are fantastic buildings and are well known - not just in Liverpool but worldwide. "Over the coming years In Depth will provide a number of services to the sites, from window cleaning to industrial jet washing, which will keep the buildings looking in a pristine condition for the many thousands of visitors who attend the sites each year." A...

Cretan hotel enjoys cost efficiency that doesn't sacrifice on quality

...d additions have already been a success. "Our cleaners are always commenting on the lovely scents coming from these washrooms - it has become a hot topic of conversation amongst the housekeeping team," says Irini, laughing. "We knew we needed a more cost-efficient and more environmentally friendly system in our washrooms than we were using. And ...

Cornish bakery fined for worker's injuries

... broken in her right arm when the incident happened in the early hours of 10th December 2010. Bodmin Magistrates fined Ms Drozdz's employer, Crantock Bakery, of Indian Queens, a total of £14,000 and ordered the company to pay £15,000 in costs in a case brought by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) last week. The court was tol...

Leader

...esting schedule to follow. Apparently twice a day after the school breaks, they have to spend 20 minutes litter picking! There are, I gather, plenty of bins around both the canteen area and outside, as well as at the end of each corridor. But do the pupils use them? No they don't! They drop the litter wherever they are (despite often being al...

Creating a virtuous cycle in food hygiene

...10,000 trained food handlers discovered that 41% demonstrate insufficient knowledge! It's an alarming reminder that food service demands the highest standards of expertise in safety and hygiene. Falling below these standards can have serious consequences for public health, as well as the restaurant or food outlet in question. The possible cos...

The Cleaning Industry and workplace slips and trips: a warning

...sinesses and to the economy - and this is just one case in many that happen every year. Every three minutes a slip or trip occurs and on average the total cost to the UK economy is £800 million (HSE figures) - of that £512 million is directly paid out by businesses. Says Futureclean Assured Systems' Rafael Cobos, AMIMarEST: "We r...

Silverdell secures contracts in Canada worth £13 million

Silverdell, the specialist environmental support services group, has secured two decontamination and dismantling contracts worth a combined total of approximately £13m. The work is being carried out on sites in Canada for two separate multi-national companies. These contracts were secured since the acquisition in May of EDS, a specialist pr...

A quarter of sick days are due to musculoskeletal problems

...ition, The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, require risks from manual handling to be eliminated or minimised wherever possible. "In any workplace where manual handling tasks are performed, a risk assessment should be carried out," continues Lee. "Firstly any past injuries should be considered before focussing on all tasks that inclu...

Owner cloning, dead fish and dead companies

.... Sometimes the death of a young cleaning company can be a good thing for the survivors. That seemingly premature death may only be a detour if the owner can transport the skills learned into another company. With a dead company behind them, think about everything they can bring with them into the next organisation. No fear of long hours of work...

Don't forget the ducts, says Teinnova

...generates a very thick foam which adheres to the surface to be cleaned, remaining in contact for 15 minutes or more in order to obtain excellent cleaning results. T: +34603 706 422 E: W: www.teinnova.net ...

CMS 2013: Worldwide canvassing campaign under way

...mme of conference events will take place on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.[TRIMTO] During the coming months the project team of CMS will be represented at several industry events. Messe Berlin's network of foreign representatives is targeting individual countries in Europe and abroad with its canvassing campaign for CMS 2013. CMS 2013 will p...

HMRC enforcers target London businesses

... in the London Borough of Newham are being investigated on suspicion of failing to pay the national minimum wage.[TRIMTO] HM Revenue & Customs officers were taking part in Operation Vermont, a multi-agency exercise which ran for six weeks in May and June. During this time 31 businesses were suspected to be underpaying workers, or were consid...

Family-friendly event for the carpet & hard floorcare industry booking now

...egister and be eligible for all the discounts available. T: 0116 271 9550 F: 0116 271 9588 E: W: www.ncca.co.uk ...

Keeping on the right side of clients

...removes the need for manual processing of timesheets. This alone means a massive reduction in the administrative burden of paper time sheets, resulting in major savings in payroll processing." Established in 1998, the Panztel Group has separate trading companies in each of its key geographical markets: Australia, New Zealand and the UK. All th...

Early bird tickets available for BCC conference

...mits have sold out, with over 200 senior executives convening each year to discuss, debate and disseminate the latest business strategies for the cleaning industry. The Conference is aimed at senior executives responsible for strategies in sales, finance, operations, procurement, marketing and more, so whether you are a company owner, contractor...

Janitors strike prompts act of civil disobedience as supporters block intersection; more than a dozen arrested

...nd GCA. "The janitors' struggle is an example of what's wrong with our economy and a road map in miniature of what we need to change. Unless we fight back, and fight hard, the middle class will be the great disappearing act of the 21st century," said Elsa Caballero, state director for Service Employees International Union Local 1 and one of thos...

Voting opens for 2012 ISSA Innovation Award programme

...heir needs, which in turn well help shape the future of the cleaning industry." Voters will determine a winner in five categories: - Cleaning Agents - Disposables - Equipment - Services & Technology - Supplies. Voters will be entered into monthly draws to win one of three Android tablets. To...

Scots MP to carry out 'work experience' today at Perthshire hygiene firm

...e plenty more such as the state of the roads which deters businesses and potential customers from coming here too." Ahead of the visit, Labour MSP Claire said: "I am looking forward to my visit to Co-An UK and meeting with Colin and his staff. "It will be interesting to find out the challenges that are involved in the everyday running of a sm...

Molly Maid supports Tories' call for tax breaks for those hiring cleaners

Molly Maid supports Tory Minister, David Gauke's view on tax avoidance which was revealed on Tuesday. As the UK's largest employer in the UK's billion pound domestic cleaning sector, Molly Maid also says Prime Minister David Cameron's idea of implementing family-favouring tax policies - which would allow homeowners to write off a proportion of th...

LPM publishes first cleaning supplies catalogue

...centrate chemicals to reduce the environmental impact of transporting large quantities of water and minimise the quantity of plastics sent to landfill. Copies of the catalogue are available in a hard copy version or can be sent as a PDF file. E: W: www.lpmcleaning.co.uk ...

Christeyns targets caterers with UK launch of cleaning & hygiene range

...y important in today's competitive marketplace, and buyers can be reassured that Christeyns is determined to be the best in its sector. The company's slogan is 'passionate about cleaning', as Steve Myles confirms: "We will help with coaching and advice on sales and service as well as hygiene and safety training programmes. We don't just sell you th...

Proventix records the 10 millionth hand wash

Proventix Systems of Birmingham, Alabama, US, has recorded more than 10 million hand washing events to date resulting from a push by hospitals across the country to improve patient safety through increased hand hygiene. Proventix captures hand-hygiene events around the clock, boasting what is thought to be the largest 24/7 hand-hygiene database.[...

Ramon wins Gold at London Hospital 2012

...deal for clinical areas of the hospital and can help reduce the potential spread of infection, help minimise the growing threat of bacteria and in turn help save on costs and improve overall hygiene standards," says Simon. The Royal London has also invested in Deep+ Microfibre from Ramon. The specially designed, fully colour coded looped microfi...

Stream: Contico's new mop handle doesn't need a bucket

...an innovative new bucket-free mop handle, is no exception. Stream is a lightweight rust-free aluminium mop handle which incorporates its own 500ml reservoir for water or mopping solution. Stream enables users to quickly and easily fill the reservoir using a jug or bottle, by simply pushing the handle top cap down. Three jets of liquid are s...

Training collaboration leads to jobs success

...e accidents, reduces the level of supervision and increases productivity. "Although we have predominantly carried out training in-house by experienced teams, unfortunately the current economic climate has led to training budgets becoming more limited. Therefore to have the opportunity to access funding locally in Scotland and receive specialist ...

Soapbox: Why the EU isn't working: immigration and linguistic rules

...rants it is also tightening up its controls on illegal immigration. In July The Italian Council of Ministers approved draft legislation to transpose EU Directive 2009/52/EC into national law, increasing sanctions for those who illegally employ third country nationals. The decree introduces a fine of 1000 euros per illegal worker, in addition to a ...

ServiceMaster Clean introduces new guidelines for restoring damaged property

...dited to British Damage Management Association standards, your building can be safely restored with minimum disruption caused. The new guide has been developed by ServiceMaster Clean BDMA senior qualified technicians, who carefully follow industry standards. It emphasises the importance of acting fast following an emergency to return to 'busines...

Luxury Foaming Soap saves on water

New Luxury Foaming Soap is the latest new product from Greyland, one of Britain's leading cleaning chemical manufacturers.[TRIMTO] A luxury instant foaming soap, only a small amount is required to provide effective skin cleansing. No water is necessary to create a smooth creamy lather for everyday hand washing, or even, during water restrictio...

Oxypharm ticks all the boxes at key Birmingham hospitals

When it comes to validated airborne disinfection, the Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust has clearly stated which it prefers, following its investment in 20 Oxypharm Nocospray machines to carry out the disinfection programme across its three key Trust Hospital sites.[TRIMTO] Since its original introduction to the Trust, The Oxypharm hydr...

Sanicom at your service!

...aximum operating temperature of up to 90 degrees C, the Sanicom 2 means additional dishwashers, two minute glass washers, coffee stations, extra sinks and basins, even laundry troughs and a washing machine are easily installed without needing to worry about where existing plumbing lines are located. The Sanicom 2 can be installed in a basement a...

Global Soap Project helps Haiti fight cholera epidemic

... Petion Ville, Cap Haiten and Fonds Parisien and students in elementary, technical, agricultural, administration and nursing schools in Fort Liberte were recipients as well as many other Salesian-run sites. SalesianMissions.org / ProgressInHaiti.org / GlobalSoap.org ...

Don't waste money on flying ants warns pest control company

...and wasteful." The ants normally take to the air on a still, warm Summer evening. They will be coming from the thousands of nests that cover every square mile of the country as they look for a suitable mate. "Pest controllers should be called to treat infestations when ants are foraging for food in kitchens, and the nests are around the prope...

Report trashes EU waste management results

...rt said, landfilling less than 5% of their waste. On the basis of the report, the 10 worst performing states will be singled out for attention by the Commission this autumn and action plans will be discussed with the national authorities. A statement from the Commission said that these plans will include recommendations on how to improve waste m...

Research on key antibacterial ingredient distorts real-world use

...he past 40 years. Extensive regulatory and scientific reviews of Triclosan by the Food & Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as other regulatory bodies around the world, have found the uses of Triclosan to be safe." For example, a 2011 review by the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safet...

We have Mail - C4C Credits for Cleaning

...t and are now the sole owners of the product. Please see the attached Press release from HFC confirming this statement. We would like to thank all our loyal customers for their patience and belief in us during this difficult time, and we look forward to moving forward with renewed vigour and taking the product onto the next level to keep abreas...

Bill Gates names winners of the 'Reinvent the Toilet' challenge

...rsity in England won the ,000 second place prize for a toilet that produces biological charcoal, minerals, and clean water. University of Toronto in Canada won the third place prize of ,000 for a toilet that sanitises faeces and urine and recovers resources and clean water. Special recognition and ,000 went to Eawag (Swiss Federal Institut...

Major slips & trips research project to be launched at upcoming conference

...have sold out, with more than 200 senior executives convening each year to discuss, debate and disseminate the latest economic trends and managerial thinking within the sector. Early bird tickets for the Conference 2012, priced at just £99 plus VAT, are available until the end of August from the British Cleaning Council's website. T: 02...

CSSA defends cleaning industry's record on the London living wage

...thin the industry, and restates the CSSA's position that adherence to employment law as an absolute minimum requirement for all its members. The article: www.guardian.co.uk appeared on page 28 of the Guardian newspaper on Wednesday 8th August 2012. The Cleaning and Support Services Association is the UK trade association for the contract cl...

Sustainability will be core theme of 19th WFBSC International Congress

...IMP). It is supported by  Central Brasileira do Setor de Serviços (CEBRASSE), Embratur, Ministério do Turismo, Confederação Brasileira de Convention & Visitors Bureaux, Secretaria de Turismo do Paraná, FACOP, Federação do Comércio do Paraná (FECOMÉRCIO), Federaç&a...

Fast, mess-free pressure washing with the FRV 30

...occur and the water used for cleaning is left standing on the ground. As well as the obvious recontamination from foot or vehicle traffic, standing water creates a potentially severe trip hazard.[TRIMTO] Kärcher's highly innovative FRV 30 hard surface cleaner provides a superb solution to this. The device attaches to a pressure washer to cl...

London calling: The Cleaning Show 2015

...half of BCCE, to find out why he has now set up the Cleaning Expo, which will launch at the NEC, Birmingham, in March 2015.[TRIMTO] Last week we met with representatives of the Cleaning Show: Douglas Cooke, Chairman of the British Cleaning Council and Vanessa Martinet, who is now tasked with making the event a success, representing the two organ...

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...). Yes nurses will know something about cleaning and their knowledge of infection and cross-contamination will help them do a better job and work more safely than someone from many other professions, but they're not trained to do it and the skills they've learned in patient care and medicine are being wasted and patients are being neglected. ...

Karcher launches new eco!efficiency emission-free hot water pressure washers

...for longer, and therefore reduces power consumption and shortens heating times to as little as five minutes. The 36KW model offers a class-leading continuous working temperature of 58°C and a maximum working temperature of 80°C. Further refinements include Karcher's eco!efficiency mode, which optimises power and water consumption for dai...

CSSA responds to survey on hospital cleaning

...g, which suggests that a dedicated cleaner on each ward is both an efficient and effective means of minimising the spread of infection." According to the Health Protection Agency, MRSA reports declined from 6,041 in 2002 to 1,111 in 2011. See source below: www.hpa.org.uk The research on the effectiveness of ward based hospital cleaners c...

JLS dancers model Dickies clothing at tour concert in Brighton

...Director at Dickies: "We are delighted to have provided the clothing for the JLS performance. The timing is excellent, especially as we've just recently launched the new-look Dickies website at www.dickieseurope.com. "We have also extended the deadline to enter our exciting competition, 'Dickies UK Worker of the Year for 2012'. The competition...

German chemical giant says REACH is worth the investment

...id not result in a dramatic situation for industry, but we must have a prudent approach for the upcoming deadlines." www.euractiv.com ...

US HEPA vacuum filters market expected to reach USD 621.3 Million by 2018

...2018. The residential segment accounted for 21.1% of the overall market in 2011. The market is dominated by 3M, occupying about 47.6% of the overall vacuum filters market. Other major players include Filtrauto S.A, Pall Corporation, Freudenberg Group and Donaldson Co. This report helps to identify factors that will be the driving force behind...

Insurers flooded by water claims, whilst vandalism ruins rural regions

...d damage. Kent suffers from the greatest fire damage. "Dealing with fire, flood or building contamination is a specialised discipline which is separate from general building repair work," says Malcolm Holmes, Head of Commercial Support for ServiceMaster Clean. "Businesses should look for a contractor which is a member of the British Damage Manag...

Italian paper producer Sofidel Group, buys US-based tissue manufacturer Cellynne Holdings

... continent and the particularly challenging US market. The decision is consistent with its policy aiming at international growth and innovation; a strategy that began at the end of the 1990s. "This is an important step in the Group's international growth strategy," says Sofidel's CEO, Luigi Lazzareschi. "It raises the Group's overall production ...

Ladder Association launches 2012 Ladder Exchange

...Executive's Ladder Exchange scheme, the Association is a vibrant, forward-looking organisation determined to look after the best interests of its increasingly diverse membership base and, of course, the industry at large. T: 0845 260 4041 E: W: www.ladderassociation.org.uk ...

Thuraplug - the revolutionary plughole cleaner

...ever clean the basin may be, if the plughole hasn't been cleaned there is always a chance that contamination can occur - take splashback from spitting out toothpaste when cleaning your teeth, for example...[TRIMTO] Inexpensive, easy to use and reusable, Thuraplug ensures that the sink plughole is really clean as, instead of the cleaning product ...

FMA and Sheffield Hallam University to bridge the education gap for experienced FMs

...at a significant discount as an additional benefit to membership of the association. Paid for and nominated by individual companies, it will be seen as a continuing display of employer commitment. Its primary aim is to develop leadership and management skills, giving students a recognised qualification in this area. As part of its continuing inv...

Fast, economical, hygienic mopping from Vileda Professional

... Vileda Professional. "We are constantly developing new products that are designed with the user in mind and ClickSpeed demonstrates this perfectly by offering a simple to use, fast and hygienic way to mop floors." ClickSpeed is a smart solution when hygiene is paramount, despite tight cleaning budgets and sites with limited access to laundry fa...

Worker struck by forklift leaves recycling plant out of pocket

...worker was struck by a forklift truck.[TRIMTO] The truck was carrying a large bale of crushed aluminium cans when it hit the 43-year-old man as he walked across the warehouse floor at the site on Thelwall Lane in Latchford. The worker, who doesn't wish to be named, suffered damage to his ankles and feet. Novelis UK was prosecuted by the Healt...

Antimicrobial Technology expert releases White Paper

...s released a White Paper to educate those responsible for infection prevention on the issue of contamination of soft surface fabrics in healthcare settings. Titled 'Soft Surface Bacterial Contamination: Considerations for a Complete Infection Prevention Program', it examines current data, guidelines and available antimicrobial fabric solutions.[TRI...

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...an waste into carbonised material (which apparently looks and smells like coffee!) to provide heat, minerals for soil conditioning and water for flushing and hand-washing. It was praised for its affordability and sustainability and the design could potentially provide families in the developing world a source of sanitation and fuel for a few pence ...

Ecolab on Forbes' 2012 list of 'World's Most Innovative Companies'

...re, buildings and facilities, commercial laundries, food and beverage processing, pulp & paper, mining & mineral processing, and oil and gas. Over the past five years, Ecolab has invested 0 million in research, development and engineering to develop solutions for these industries and currently holds more than 5,300 patents globally. I...

Don't miss out on important UK cleaning industry event

...e sold-out, with over 200 senior executives convening in central London to discuss, debate and disseminate the latest economic trends and managerial thinking within the cleaning sector. The day once again follows a seminar-based format with eight sessions on a wide range of topics. The sponsors - Selden Research, Vitec Global, South Thames Colle...

Helping UK plc get 'Waste Smart'

With waste becoming a bottom line issue for most businesses, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management is launching an enhanced version of its Sustainable Waste Awareness Certificate at this week's RWM exhibition in partnership with CIWM 2012 The one-day 'Waste Smart' training course is targeted at all types of businesses interested in im...

Idrotech Elephants 'tusked' with removing coal dust in China

... the faraway province of Shanxi, close to where China meets Inner Mongolia and where there is a coalmine that creates a lot of dust.[TRIMTO] The Elefantes' job will be to deal with the dust that results from the coal handling and from the passage of road vehicles in an area of about 32.000 square feet affected by the works. To tackle the pro...

IICRC releases details of upcoming courses

...rse, visit:  iicrc-course-descriptions T: 0208 253 4505  F: 0208 253 4510 E: iicrcadmin.co.uk   W: ...

Australian company fined for underpaying foreign workers

...ork performed. Glad Group was therefore ultimately responsible for underpaying the employees the minimum hourly rate, as well as overtime rates and toilet cleaning allowances. Glad Group also failed to keep proper employment records. One employee - a recent immigrant from Asia who was aged 23 at the time - was underpaid more than ,000. ...

Cooking behind bars

...g time searching for a missing peeler, getting in each other's way by sharing knives, or cross-contaminating foodstuffs by using the same areas or boards for chopping raw and cooked meats, for instance. Tackling the many and varied aspects of running a successful foodservice business can be challenging enough, without trying to do it with people...

NEC announces 'zero waste to landfill' achievement

As over 700 exhibitors and some 14,000 visitors gather in Birmingham this week for RWM, the UK's premier resource and waste management show, the event's NEC home (which is also the venue for The Cleaning Show 2013 from 19th - 21st March) has announced that it has achieved 'zero waste to landfill' two years ahead of schedule.[TRIMTO] Kathryn Jam...

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... complete with the beginnings of a wastepipe, measuring just five inches tall by two inches wide. A miniature of the Victorian 'Simplicitas' lavatory bowl manufactured in  the 1920s by the renowned sanitaryware engineer, Doulton, it - and others like it - were handed out by travelling salesmen as samples prior to the advent of glossy advertisi...

Vectair Systems unveils a new generation of handcare dispensers

...en successfully tested on over 50 common organisms such as MRSA, E-coli and Salmonella. Waste is minimised as the Sanitex pump delivers the optimum amount of product whist the sealed refill cartridges reduce the risk of contamination usually associated with bulk fill dispensers. The backplate design covers most dispenser footprints for quick ins...

The Hako Virtual Adviser: a stroke of genius!

...ehouses) and you can specify the machine functions required (e.g. sweeping, sweeping/scrubbing-vacuuming in one working procedure). The area to be covered is another decisive factor for selecting the necessary machine size. After selecting other parameters, e.g. whether a hand-operated machine or ride-on vehicle is required and what type of driv...

Survey examines use of mobile devices in the cleaning industry

A survey conducted for Tornado Industries has asked cleaning industry workers such as distributors, building service contractors and in-house cleaning workers, about their use of mobile devices, such as smartphones and 'tablet' computers. The results reveal that 71% of respondents use a smartphone and about 67% use a flat screen tablet computer...

Rubbermaid launches Clean Look coordinated washroom products

...cesses. Each product in the Clean Look family is engineered to ensure trouble-free operation and minimal routine maintenance. A variety of effective programming options also mean that measured doses of product are automatically dispensed, only when needed, and that water flows only when required, limiting costly wastage as a result. T: +44(0)...

Dust Control UK unveils new training programme to combat silica

...anest it can be. When it comes to your life, why compromise?" FFP3 dust masks will also become a minimum standard, plus proper face fit tests will be required. Dustcontrol UK's new training programme will also include onsite talks, which will help contractors meet the new regulations, improve site conditions and efficiency, and ensure any potent...

Extended foamer range delivers choice and versatility

... Box, Rieke Dispensing's Managing Director. "The result is that, whatever a customer's specific foaming needs, Rieke can provide an appropriate solution." T: +44 (0) 116 233 1100 F: +44 (0) 116 231 2077 E: W: www.riekepackaging.com ...

If you want to do business in Turkey, don't miss Pulire Eurasia

... be the highest growth rate in Europe (+7%) and the positive trend continues to rise. Turkey is becoming more and more a bridge between Europe and Asia, an area where new frontiers are opening up in the export of products and technologies. The country is making a lot of investment in all sectors, from transport to energy - and excellent arrangement...

Sustainability strategies becoming more important

...Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) study finds that real estate managers and investors are becoming more and more focused on sustainability issues, with 80% now having some sort of sustainability strategy in place. Additionally, the study found that 60% were now collecting and reporting data about such things as energy consumption in their ...

Ecolab launches ,000 Clean Makeover Contest for restaurants

... an entire team of experts that we call 'The Champions of Clean' to a customer's operation. They examine every element of a customer's sanitation programme and then make a customised recommendation for that customer to achieve the right goals for him or her." While restaurant sanitation may not get the spotlight on any of the celebrity chef TV s...

Final tickets on sale now for BCC Conference 2012

...ents have sold out, with over 200 senior executives convening each year to discuss, debate and disseminate the latest business strategies for the cleaning industry. Whether you are a company owner, contractor, public sector, manufacturer, consultancy, a start up or an established player, the BCC Conference 2012 is an essential date for your busi...

OxyBAC hand wash: very safe and highly effective

...m havs been working for more than eight years to perfect the science of incorporating AHP into a foaming handwash formula, that apart from being highly efficacious, also has an excellent physical cleansing performance, with good skin feel during and after use. Dr Pierre Grascha, Chief Scientist at Deb explains: "The powerful oxidising action ...

BICSc celebrates outstanding year at Annual Awards Dinner and Golf Day

...hosted its Annual Awards Dinner and Golf Day last Thursday at the Marriot Forest of Arden Hotel, Birmingham. The successful event celebrated excellence in accredited training and assessment within the industry, and honoured those who have made a definitive contribution to both the Institute and the industry.[TRIMTO] The welcoming drinks receptio...

Government to charge businesses £124hr for health & safety fails

...naging Partner of health & safety consultancy Lighthouse Risk Services, says: "As well as confirming the start date for the scheme, the HSE has also published initial guidance explaining how the scheme will work in practice, along with examples illustrating how it will be applied." FFI will apply whenever an inspector: - Identifies a cont...

Important reminder to all ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2012 exhibitors planning to show in 2014

If you exhibited at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2012, were happy with the location of your stand and want to secure that space again, you have only a couple of days to do so. You need to reserve the space with the organisers before the end of this month, as from 1st October 2012, all space that is not reserved will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. www.issainterclean.com ...

Ladder Association stresses need for safe equipment following prosecution

...is the response from the Ladder Association following the prosecution of a builder's merchant in Birmingham for numerous work-at-height issues relating in particular to ladder equipment found in a terrible and life threatening condition. The Association says that national schemes such as the currently running Ladder Exchange are vital in promoting ...

BSCAI announces Registered Building Service Manager workshops

...esigned for contract cleaning supervisors, project managers, area managers and professionals with a minimum of one year's experience in the custodial field. Workshops consist of two days of instructor-led lectures and exercises based on the seven Building Service Management Program manuals and the Guide to Green Cleaning, recognised as a world stan...

Instazorb super absorbent granule now available in UK

...s encountered in a narrow band of fields. InstaZorb is composed of a surfactant-treated volcanic mineral that ABsorbs spills into its structure and retains them whilst being extremely light and working on contact, meaning rapid and effective resolution of spills is achieved, rather than a 'sticking plaster' type temporary fix. InstaZorb is NS...

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust chooses In Depth for windows contract

...firmary, where the third series of Channel 4's Bafta-award-winning maternity series 'One Born Every Minute' was filmed. Another key site is St James's University Hospital, famous for the hit fly-on-the-wall series 'Jimmy's'. The other sites are: Chapel Allerton Hospital, Seacroft Hospital, the Mosaic day nursery and the Moor House pharmacy stores i...

CSSA frustrated by news that illegal migrants are not pursued for economic reasons

...gitimate employers want to work with the Government to reduce the incidence of illegal working to a minimum. This task is made all the more difficult when the Government itself gives up on finding 80,000 potential illegal workers." The Daily Telegraph article can be found here: www.telegraph.co.uk The CSSA has worked closely with UKBA to...

Selden acquires Jeyes Professional Division

... of Selden as of Monday, 1st October 2012.[TRIMTO] The sale sees manufacture, distribution and administration of Jeyes Professional products for the professional cleaning sector switching to Selden's Derbyshire production plant from sites in Preston, Lancashire and Mold in Wales. As a result of the purchase, Selden, which scooped FTSE Top 250...

Sweeping away a feather fiasco

... Despite this, everyone performed brilliantly." The stairways, ticket hall and walkways were becoming hazardously slippery, so it was necessary for the cleaning team to constantly remove the build up and clear floors and surfaces of loose feathers to keep passengers and station staff safe from potential injury. With the station busy with passeng...

REACH benefits not obvious yet, EU admits

... now close to finalisation, looked into all sorts of aspects of REACH and included studies which examined the legislation's impact on competitiveness, innovation, environment, health & safety, he told the conference. Summarising these studies, he said: "It is too early to say REACH is achieving its objectives." However, he said there wer...

Funding announced to increase recycling rate in Scotland

...aste Recycling Centres and for increasing collections of glass from households. The funds will be administered by Zero Waste Scotland, the Scottish Government's delivery partner. This funding is in addition to £5 million already made available through Zero Waste Scotland this year to support household food waste collections and will help c...

Green Seal awards 1st Specialty Cleaner Certification to PortionPac

...irements, such as having Green Seal certification. Pot & Pan Detergent is a blend of high-foaming detergents, solvents and water conditioning agents used for manual cleaning, and scrubbing of pots, pans, kettles, sheet pans, and utensils. NeutraPac Floor Neutralizer prolongs the life of floors and carpets by removing the film and residue ...

KD masters Prochem's Sapphire

...ristic, with a cleverly designed heat exchanger producing more usable heat (121 C / 250 F max) with minimal heat loss to the environment, and a last-step chemical injection maximising pump performance. Additional features include thermostatic temperature control allowing total temperature control up to 250 degrees F; easy-to-use ergonomic contro...

Clean India journey set to spread hygiene, sanitation awareness

... said on Tuesday. "We plan on doing a similar yatra in south India soon." Jairam Ramesh, India's minister of drinking water and sanitation - who recently described the country as the world's capital for open defecation - will be launching the yatra. Jairam says the government aims to eliminate the practice of open defecation in India in 10 years...

New features on offer at The Cleaning Show 2013

... an impressive number of new features at the next exhibition which will take place at the NEC in Birmingham from 19th - 21st March 2013. With such a full programme of attractions, the largest number of exhibitors yet, as well as a co-location with the very popular IMHX 2013 event, The Cleaning Show 2013 is set to be the biggest and best ever. ...

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...t the mop using the strainer at the top of the bucket, then dipped the mop back into the urine-contaminated soapy water,  she was spreading the urine around the room rather than cleaning it up. Nor did it occur to her to move the furniture and clean its feet before returning it to position and cleaning the area again. Nor did it occur to her t...

Ryans ploughs through a clean 10 years

...rs to wellies and explore all sectors of agriculture, including the latest developments in food, farming, machinery, livestock, motors, forestry and innovation. Speaking of the event, Anna May McHugh, Managing Director for the National Ploughing Association says: "It is important that we work with cleaning specialists who pay as much attention t...

Training flexibility with the WoolSafe Academy

...ntaining books, carpet inspector kits and technical equipment to purchase and information about upcoming classroom-based courses. T: 01943 850 817 E: W: www.woolsafeacademy.org ...

Sewage waste to become plastic

...w sewage that reaches the sewage purification facilities contains suspended solids, soluble solids, minerals, oils and toxic compounds. Speaking in environmental terms, sludge is currently considered one of the major issues that need to be solved. "The revolution is in regarding these solids not as waste that must be hidden, consumed by bacteria...

Edge set to unveil "the first truly portable industrial steam cleaner"

... lance assembly. Features include low energy requirements, high temperatures of up to 180°C, minimal water usage and a chemical injection facility. This unit also boasts 10 bar of steam pressure and a pre-heating time of just two minutes, producing steam at 37.5kg/h. The Dual model gives the option of multiple operators, with corrosion pr...

Assign - next-generation mobile and field workforce scheduling software launched

...tion, parts used, additional requirements and completion authorisation, thereby reducing errors and minimising back-office overheads. By constantly monitoring feedback as jobs progress, Assign can dynamically re-schedule work and re-output jobs to an operative as needed. Its integrated mapping display, visualised on any popular web-based map, tr...

Study finds PurThread hospital privacy curtains resist superbug contamination eight times better than control curtains

... College of Medicine, standard control curtains were found to be eight times more likely to be contaminated with the superbug vancomycin resistant enterrococus (VRE) than experimental PurThread privacy curtains which only had one positive VRE culture during the entire study.[TRIMTO] Additionally, the median time to first contamination of PurThre...

Ausclean WA is looking for presenters - can you fill the role?

...ure your experience is shared - submit an application to present a paper at Western Australia's upcoming dedicated cleaning and hygiene show. Sessions covering hygiene in healthcare and hospitals, green sustainability, new technology and outdoor cleaning are all welcome, as are marketing, communication and business sessions.[TRIMTO] The call ...

We have Mail: Hospital cleaning

...f the cleaning procedure. So the knowledge of the operator was pushed down to the lowest common denominator, where he/she didn't have to think about anything. The system was designed more for a robot than a thinking person. No decisions were required about anything. It was a case of, "Just do your job which we have laid out for you and have done wi...

Chicopee receives special customs certification

...tjes, Warehouse Manager. "In addition, as Dutch harbours are expected to triple their number of incoming shipments in the coming few years, we want to make sure that our shipments take top priority and don't encounter long delays in customs." Mathieu, Pieter and the rest of the Chicopee team spent months analysing and improving security, customs...

News from the Spanish cleaning industry

...l, education and public health cuts, VAT rises, unemployment up to 25.1% and political corruption coming to light every day... Financial rescue is almost here though!" writes AFSEL'S Thais Rodriguez. "Despite all the problems, ASFEL (the Association of Spanish Manufacturers of Cleaning & Hygiene Products) and the country's cleaning contracto...

NGOs denounce 'culture of secrecy' in EU chemicals agency

...GOs claim. Companies may also request the ECHA not to publish the names of industrial sites, claiming that doing so would endanger their commercial confidentiality. ClientEarth filed a lawsuit against ECHA last year, asking the agency to disclose the information. "Commercial interests should not be given precedence over people's health," the NGO...

Speed manufacturing makes for record sales at Greyland

...s and increased sales, the company has not sat on its laurels and still introduces new products, Foaming Soap in bulk 5L being just the latest to be made available to customers. "Now that Greyland is back on course with Q3 we are looking forward to breaking this record in Q4!" For more information about Greyland products, contact: Greyland...

We have mail: Campaign to Protect Rural England's Past President, Bill Bryson, writes...

...lofty heights, their unnatural livery of garish hues jarring against the sky. They are the flags of mindless consumption; the pennants of profligacy.[TRIMTO] I am, of course, talking about the littered carrier bag which, when it's not choking wildlife or failing to degrade in landfill, can often be seen caught in trees - a vision described myste...

WFBSC Curitiba reinforces industry's public hygiene and sustainability roles

...n podium first, bringing delegates up-to-date with the WFBSC's Cleaning for Health initiative. He reminded his audience of the global world body's determination to act on behalf of our industry in highlighting the importance of cleaning in the health domain. Since its 2011 Congress, the WFBSC has assessed 136 peer reviewed articles and governmen...

Australian cleaning contractors face similar issues to those in the UK

...titudes, new methods of cleaning better and more efficiently and yet at the end of the day we are dominated by price cuts and poor service. Its' time to look to the future and charge decent prices for a good job." Gender equality is also an issue. With the debate on specified gender quotas in the boardroom causing further divisions at the EU Sum...

New success signals unparalleled award hat-trick for SkySiren

...em that's both comprehensive and designed entirely with the needs and the behaviours of end-user in mind. "We're incredibly proud of our latest success which recognises years of hard work in developing the system." Mick Ledden, Executive Director - Business Development and Key Accounts, managed the introduction of the SkySiren to the powered ...

Study shows efficacy of improved hydrogen peroxide against healthcare-associated pathogens

...ctive ingredient found in some cleaning products, had a greater log-reduction of organisms at a one-minute contact time than standard hydrogen peroxide and quaternary ammonium compounds (QUATS).[TRIMTO] Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill evaluated two healthcare hydrogen peroxide products, referred to in the study a...

New apprenticeships in facilities management launched

...ing such as: Sustainability and environment Customer Service Health & Safety Maintenance and minor repairs "Facilities management already now has a full suite of apprenticeships at Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5," says Sarah. These will address a number of skills gaps and help ensure a stronger workforce for the future." T: 0845 678 2 888 E: ap...

Truvox Multiwash machines keep Glasgow Royal Infirmary floors clean

...mergency department, including major treatment rooms for patients with serious injuries, a separate minor injuries unit and a resuscitation unit with six bays. Furthermore with two x-ray facilities all its floors require regular, effective cleaning by equipment that won't let the facility down. The Truvox Multiwash is a multi-purpose floor clea...

Effective hand hygiene in reducing the spread of infections

...us agents. Measures to undertake hand hygiene are surprisingly straightforward and effective decontamination can be achieved through the use of soaps or detergents and a compatible disinfectant. But compliance in healthcare facilities across all employees and the public, even in full sight of hand hygiene instructions, is often poor. What compli...

Personalised feedback makes healthcare workers twice as likely to clean their hands

... The intervention process involved a four-week audit cycle, with healthcare workers observed for 20 minutes. Immediate feedback was given after the period of observation, and the person was then helped to form a personal action plan for better hand hygiene. The effect was stronger on ITUs than ACEs, where it was easier to implement. The more freque...

Third-hand smoke: what the carpet cleaning and janitorial suppliers need to know

Second-hand smoke is a term that generally refers to inhaling tobacco smoke coming from someone else's burning cigarette or smoke that has been exhaled. Many people are shocked to learn that, according to the American Cancer Society, this kind of smoke can have even higher concentrations of carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) than smoke inhaled di...

Genie will reappear in different form

...and, there will be no change to the corporate structure or group strategy. The focus remains on becoming the UK's leading contractor support group. Adds Julian Ward Group Sales & Marketing Director: "The OrangeGenie brand is very strong and we believe by giving each service its own identity we will enhance our strength and recognition in ...

UK Government's flagship employment programme off to a promising start, but low employer awareness hinders progress

... at the CIPD, comments: "The results suggest that there are two key areas of concern that will determine whether the early success of the programme will be sustained. "Firstly, the Government needs to put as much clout behind improving awareness and understanding of the Work Programme amongst employers in all sectors as it has with pensions auto...

Nviro wins Employer of the Year award

...those who are taking their first steps on the career ladder. Nviro won the Smart award after becoming an Accredited Training Organisation for the British Institute of Cleaning Science, as well as providing a robust induction and training programme. Nviro believes it is imperative to offer employees comprehensive training, despite the economic do...

Inaugural FM Event is praised by industry

...s management industry to discuss and debate topical issues and trends within the sector. Alex Fleming, Amenities Manager for The Greater London Authority, who attended as a visitor says of the sessions: "The free education programmes for The FM Event were excellent this year, with a good mix of sessions and plenty of opportunity for networking."...

Facilitate the future growth and development of your cleaning business

...e popular. In addition, efficient cleaning is greatly required in China given that cleaning is predominantly an urban activity. A significant amount of infrastructure, commercial blocks/skyscrapers and industrial facilities/plants have been built in China in the past few years, and there is more to come due to the government's decision to accelerat...

A BSCAI Service Employee of the Year Award winner for the fifth year!

...International 2012 Service Employee of the Year Award for an unprecedented fifth time.[TRIMTO] Nominations came from some of the Association's 1,200 member companies worldwide and the BSCAI Independent Board chose Elaine Alexander as the winner - having been impressed by her 'unequalled' service attitude, personal commitment to her community and...

New OptiSilk range brings touch of luxury to Optimum Professional

... toilet tissue offers three products, all of which are micro-embossed in an attractive design and laminated, giving a soft touch and luxury feel, yet each is designed to suit the varied requirements of different types of user. OptiSilk Gold is a three ply, micro-embossed, laminated pure pulp white tissue, which offers ultimate luxury and a silky...

Anti-microbial plastic - an answer to the lack of human hygiene

Anti-microbial plastic is the best answer to contamination from the lack of basic human hygiene revealed in a recent survey, according to the CEO of Britain's leading specialist in degradable and anti-microbial plastics.[TRIMTO] Commenting on research from Queen Mary University and the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, showing th...

ISSA/Interclean North America 2012 exceeds expectations

...experts also grew to more than 1,000 following the week's workshops - Many of the Tuesday seminar sessions were standing room only with feedback that the topics and speakers were high-quality and very relevant to attendee businesses - More than 1,800 unique viewers logged in to ISSA.com to watch live excerpts from the event, availab...

PDI signs agreement with HealthTrust for surface disinfection products

...ggressive clinically-relevant efficacy claims. Effective against 27 different microorganisms in two minutes, Super Sani-Cloth is ideal for daily use in fast-paced environments. Sani-Cloth AF3 is ideal for use around patients and staff as well as on sensitive equipment. It is alcohol and fragrance free and effective against 44 different microorganis...

New 6K Hydrophobic Surface Protection System - it isn't like other glass coatings and it protects steel too!

... repellent nanocoating, the hydro- and oleo phobic effects makes it difficult for particles of contamination such as grease and dirt to adhere and allows them to be easily removed, without applying abrasive agents - giving the 'easy-clean' effect.[TRIMTO] Easily applied in two stages to give a three year protection lifespan, 6K also provides gr...

ISS continues solid performance in challenging market

... in non-portfolio services, exiting customer contracts with unsatisfactory payment conditions and timing of contract start-ups.  [TRIMTO] However, due to the start-up of recent multinational IFS contract wins and the continued strong growth in emerging markets, ISS expects an organic growth for 2012 around 2%. Yesterday, ISS A/S announ...

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... speed limit for some HGVs in a bid to boost economic growth were announced last Friday by UK Roads Minister Stephen Hammond. The current speed limit on single carriageways for HGVs over 7.5t is 40 mph. Under the proposals, this could be increased to 45mph or 50mph. The speed limit for smaller HGVs (those between 3.5t and 7.5t) is 50 mph and thi...

Betco launches new Stealth cylindrical sweeping scrubbers

...e ASC20BT and ASC24BT are 20in. and 24in. cylindrical floor scrubbers that improve efficiency by eliminating the need to dust mop a floor before scrubbing, thanks to the dual brush technology, which allows the Stealth machines to sweep debris off the floor while they are scrubbing.[TRIMTO] These new higher RPM scrubbing machines are ideally suit...

Ask the Experts: some answers

...: ) said: "I'm suspecting that the metal tiles are used to eliminate any electrostatic build-up, typically used in server rooms and data centres. If this is the case, then any polish applied will affect the electrical conductivity of the tiles and negate the reason for the metal floor material. If it's a coated...

Will demand for water outstrip supply by 2030?

...al of establishing a new market segment in the plumbing fixture industry with water conservation in mind. He is a frequent writer and presenter, discussing water conservation issues. E: W: www.waterless.com ...

A new standard in skincare science

Health and hygiene go hand in hand - and we're reminded of this fact almost constantly. Seemingly not a day goes by without a story about these inextricably linked subjects hitting the headlines from virus outbreaks in hospital wards to the continued fight against healthcare associated infections. These are potent reminders that developing goo...

Time to get on the acquisition trail (but take a different path)

...t & materials companies. The study has identified 81 firms as classic acquisitions - underperforming businesses that predators would usually look for.[TRIMTO] However, the research company suggests that it is time buyers should be looking to broaden their horizons away from these classic acquisitions and should instead take a look at the 39 ...

CK Group Cleaning Services wins Museum of London

...like." For more information contact: CK Group Tel: 020 8659 6748 Fax: 020 8659 6780 Email: Web: www.ckgroupservices.com ...

5,000 clean toilets to be installed along the Ganges basin

...s and other wild animals are some of the other priorities of Parmarth Niketan Ashram. Several prominent seers and spiritual leaders from all faiths gathered at the banks of the Ganga Saturday to participate in the inter-faith congregation for environmental preservation. They discussed the crucial role that religious and spiritual leaders need...

P&G has new fibre sourcing goals for tissue-towel and absorbent hygiene products

...announced new fibre sourcing goals for the pulp it purchases for its tissue-towel, baby care, and feminine hygiene brands. These new goals help deliver progress toward P&G's long-term environmental sustainability vision, which includes having all products and packaging made from 100% sustainably sourced renewable or recycled materials.[TRIMTO] ...

Business efficiency and innovation in the spotlight at BCC annual conference

...aning, sharing that the issue of food hygiene and safety had caused him sleepless nights. Shadow Minster for Innovation & Science, Chi Onwurah MP, emphasised that to keep the UK competitive globally, there have to be the right levers in Government to support innovative and productive businesses. She welcomed "some of the great work that is b...

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...ntial pitfalls of this idea, (which I believe is actually another EU edict rather than Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's baby - despite him being blamed for it in the press) in its plea to the Chancellor to do more to support small businesses in his upcoming Autumn Statement (see more below). The Forum is making some good suggestions, such as s...

Transforming skills in Europe and beyond

...are at the heart of creating a highly skilled and dynamic workforce." T: 01604 231950 E: W: www.wamitab.org.uk ...

British Cleaning Council welcomes new London Living Wage

...ld at the Coin Street Conference Centre, London. As part of her keynote speech to delegates, Shadow Minster for Innovation and Science, Chi Onwurah MP, praised "some of the great work that is being done in the British Cleaning Council to move towards the living wage." Tel : 0207 920 9640 E: W: www.britishcleani...

Handy poster demonstrates how to tackle odours and stains in healthcare settings

...residential care home users, which gives handy, illustrated tips on safe and efficient urine decontamination, stain removal, odour control and carpet cleaning. The poster can be downloaded at:[TRIMTO] www.prochem.co.uk T: 020 8974 1515 E: W: www.prochem.co.uk ...

Buc-ee's New Braunfels bathroom is America's best

...You gotta see it to believe it," said one Canyon Lake resident and Chamber of Commerce member who nominated Buc-ee's for this year's contest. "Not only does it have a great atmosphere, the restroom facilities are amazing... they are spacious, uber clean and there are plenty for everyone." Kelly R, a Houston resident who also submitted Buc-ee's f...

Ambitious plans announced for Facilities Show 2013

What is said to be the world's largest dedicated facilities management event will return to Birmingham's NEC in May 2013. Facilities Show 2013 will run from 14th - 16th May in association with the British Institute of Facilities Managementd. The annual flagship event hosts a plethora of free educational content that includes the CPD Seminar Theatr...

Further funding for employer ownership of training will help burst skills bubble

As the UK Skills Minister, Mathew Hancock, announces pledges a further £150m pot of funding to enable employers to create the training schemes they need to grow their companies, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's chief executive highlights the need for skills and training to form an integral part of discussions about long...

Armchem International continues expansion with acquisition of Handi-Clean Products

...drew Brahms took the opposite approach with an aggressive business strategy to increase the sales coming from current domestic clients as well as introduce products to a more international market. To do so, he created a 5,000 square foot call centre, hiring 15 new inside sales people/support staff to compliment the outside sales that Armchem was...

And in contrast 70% of African women lack a safe toilet increasing their risk of illness, shame, harassment and violence

...omen lack access to safe and adequate sanitation. Sandimhia Renato, 18, from Mozambique walks 15 minutes every day to defecate in the bush. "Sometimes when I go I feel ashamed and go back without defecating. Sometimes I wait until dark to go there so no one can see me. I will be very concerned about Diani, my daughter, going to the bush becau...

Demon success with Hurricane Combi pressure washer

...comes complete with twin spinning arms which rotate at 2000rpm and a 50mm heavy duty skirt which eliminates overspray to anything nearby - essential when cleaning in urban areas - and is designed for cleaning flat surfaces, including pontoons, slipways, walkways, roads, car parks and sports grounds etc. It is manufactured with an integral pressure ...

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...ustry associations can experience some issues if there is an umbrella organisation handling their administration... if for example, a contractor damages a floor whilst cleaning it, he or she could look to the equipment or chemicals supplier for compensation because, perhaps, what had been supplied wasn't right for the job. As John said, each would ...

Does new report signal future problems for window cleaning industry?

...ngs whereas before they have been used previously primarily in residential buildings. Higher performing self-cleaning windows are finally able to make a serious contribution to lowering maintenance costs, which will attract professional building managers and not just homeowners. For similar reasons, self-cleaning windows will also be of growing u...

Limescale removal technology heralded as a breakthrough

... says is complete site protection from industrial limescale, via a single unit installed in the incoming mains cold supply.[TRIMTO] ContraCalc is said to supersede other physical water conditioning systems on the market today as well as traditional water softening products. It is low energy, chemical free and requires no servicing.[TRIMTO] Ea...

NCL introduces Ultra Concentrated Speed Stripper

...es and easily removes even extreme floor finish build-up, with application time and labour cut to a minimum thanks to its excellent wetting and slow drying features.[TRIMTO] The product does not contain caustics and does not require a neutralising flood rinse; its low foaming formula makes cleanup easy with automatic scrubbers and wet pick-up va...

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...ustry associations can experience some issues if there is an umbrella organisation handling their administration... if for example, a contractor damages a floor whilst cleaning it, he or she could look to the equipment or chemicals supplier for compensation because, perhaps, what had been supplied wasn't right for the job. As John said, each would ...

Bacterial test results provided within seven hours

Hygiena International has further developed its highly successful ATP bioluminescence system to specifically measure bacterial contamination, giving results within a working day or shift. The development involves the company's low cost but highly sensitive EnSURE hand-held luminometer, combined with its new versatile MicroSnap Total test. This ...

LCC Support Services signs up for ICE's new rental model

...feel sure that this agreement with ICE will help LCC to progress and expand even further over the coming years." Mark Bresnihan, Managing Director of ICE, says: "ICE is proud to have LCC Support Services as a client, being such a well-respected and successful name in the cleaning and FM industries. Our five-year agreement is the culmination of m...

CHSA announces changes to secretariat from 1st January 2013

...phen Harrison (CHSA Chairman) said: "I am delighted that Andrew Large, CEO of the CSSA, will be assuming responsibility for the management of the CHSA secretariat. "The CHSA Council was unanimous that the best option for the CHSA was to work collectively with the other industry associations to drive forward the benefits to our members and we bel...

Would you like salt with that?

...th significant snow at times, particularly in the north and east, but with London also seeing snow. Minimum temperatures are expected to fall to about -10C in southern England and -18C in parts of Scotland." Slingsby opened its salt distribution centre and bagging plant last year to complement the company's 35,000 workplace products, which inclu...

The use - and misuse - of floor buffers and floor scrubbers

...ial coating, in that it wears away as a sacrifice to the underlining floor material. Again, bear in mind that all floor coatings and polishes will change the original slip resistance value of the bare floor, and that equally applies to repeated buffing the coating. What is the answer? If over-buffing reduces the life of a floor and changes the s...

Tests of Canadian hotels indicate high levels of contamination

An investigation by the Canadian Broadcasting Company has uncovered significant levels of contamination in a variety of hotels throughout Canada. The tests - said to be the largest such examination of Canadian hotels ever undertaken, included 54 hotel rooms in six different hotel chains representing budget, mid-range, and luxury hotels. R...

Jangro launches smart cleaning training programme

...motely so it can be carried out at times to suit the user. Programmes operating times vary from 50 minutes to 90 for the very detailed floorcare module. Users can dip in and out in short sessions - maybe 15 minutes a day to suit, so learning could never be easier. Employers and training managers can remotely monitor employees' progress and chec...

Danger: chemicals! New online toolkit alerts workers and employers to hazard pictograms

...als Agency shows that many of these pictograms are not recognised or properly understood. The kit reminds employers and their workers of the new signage and helps them understand what they mean to keep themselves safe at work. About 15% of Europe's workers report handling dangerous substances as part of their daily work. Just a single exposure t...

Vectair partners gynaecological cancer research charity to launch its Femcare MVP range

...logical cancer research charity to raise awareness through the launch of its Femcare MVP range of feminine hygiene units.[TRIMTO] In the UK, 50 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer every day and 20 die. Despite these grim statistics, gynaecological cancers are neither a well-profiled nor a well-funded cause. Vectair however is tak...

UBM Live unites Facilities Show and FM Event for 2013

... that the FM Event will merge with Facilities Show for 2013. Taking place from 14th -16th May at Birmingham's NEC, Facilities Show 2013 is the annual flagship event dedicated to those working across the full spectrum of facilities management.[TRIMTO] "We are really excited to announce this new development to our extremely successful facilities p...

Stop-painting.com introduces new pallet marking kit

...ire box, maximising the durability of the floor marking. This kit can be installed in just a few minutes by simply peeling and sticking and you can see for yourself how quick and easy it is by contacting the manufacturer for a free sample. "We strongly encourage testing Superior Mark and performing an objective cost analysis, comparing it to ...

ISS and Telenor sign Nordic IFS contract

...process, it was important to Telenor Real Estate to find a partner, with the right capabilities and mindset. We are not only interested in consistent and very high standards but also in finding a partner that will continuously workclosely with Telenor and Telenor Real Estate in taking our service delivery to the next level." Telenor Group has mo...

Avoid the perils of window cleaning in frozen wintery conditions

...rds in cold conditions when the risks are greater. "Our customers really appreciate the peace of mind of using a specialist window cleaning company, experienced in all weather conditions, with the health & safety certification and procedures," says the company. "This is especially so when high rise cleaning increases the risk of injury. "...

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...ygiene industry e-news Read by industry professionals in 148 countries worldwide! Coming up to Christmas we editors receive lots of information about predicted trends for the coming year and a press release that arrived today, which perhaps I shouldn't have looked at (as it was unlikely to be anything to do with cleaning) was headed...

Hunters, farmers and a steady diet of new cleaning accounts

...I can save myself some time, then I figure I am ahead of the game. I have to explain hunting and farming almost every day so now I can just send this post and save some time. The feast or famine growth strategy in a janitorial company maintains a constant state of panic, confusion and disarray. In 2012, the only way feasting happens in the janit...

Techniclean Supply acquires business of AIM Trading

...Lowermart. Stuart Garman of TCS explains: "Techniclean Supply heard that AIM trading was in administration and was looking for a buyer. TCS has been looking for an acquisition for some time as it has excellent cash resources and is backed by a multi-million company which also has extensive cash resources. "From hearing about the opportunit...

Vileda Professional launches flexible and disposable high level cleaning solution

...as hair than traditional dusters. It is also disposable and therefore ideal for reducing cross contamination - especially in hygiene critical areas and can be used in sites without laundry facilities. The design of the high level Dustermop demonstrates Vileda Professional's commitment to producing high performance cleaning solutions that help to...

European cleaning industry reaffirms drive towards efficient, sustainable cleaning

...ir innovation policy; we believe that A.I.S.E. can play a crucial role in keeping that objective in mind." President of A.I.S.E., Charles-Francois Gaudefroy, concluded: "Our industry is key to providing people with the fundamental benefits of cleanliness and hygiene. As one of the first European industry associations ever created in Europe, desp...

Christmas energy saving tips for businesses

... Have you got a Building Management System? Has anyone looked at it recently to ensure it is performing correctly? By checking that time schedules and set points are correct your BMS could save you up to 20% on-site energy spend. Don't let your heating system freeze over. Make sure you have adequate frost protection in place - this can ...

Weathering through the Winter with Aquatread and Scraper II mats

...eeping your floors more clean and safe. If it does need to be cleaned, you can easily do so by vacuuming, shaking off the mat, using mild soap and warm water or bleach (no, it won't take the colour out). Power washing is another quick cleaning option - although, you shouldn't launder your mats because the heavy duty washer could damage the mat. Con...

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...w I may sound rather Scrooge-like here but having become bored with London's offering at least five minutes before the end - spectacular as it all was - I started wondering what all the homeless people watching from sleeping bags in doorways, or cardboard boxes in London's parks, would be thinking as they looked up into the night's sky. Then I thou...

Greyland: as seen on TV

... filled it with a selection of liquid hand soaps and cleaning chemicals. So keep an eye out for upcoming episodes and you might just spot Greyland soaps and chemicals in the washrooms, kitchen and staff room as well! Greyland Tel: +44 (0) 161 343 3830 Fax: +44 (0) 161 343 0608 Email: Web: www.greyland.co.uk ...

World's largest floor cleaning franchise plans global expansion

...ion, Chem-Dry also offers a conversion programme for existing businesses that are interested in becoming part of a growing global brand. T: 001-615-806-8093 E: W: www.chemdryfranchise.com ...

Aurora Capital acquires DuBois Chemicals

...ustomer service and technical support. Differentiated solutions offered by DuBois reduce downtime, minimise defects, extend equipment life and generate high return on investment for customers in mission-critical applications. DuBois has an established track record of new product development and innovation with superior in-house research and dev...

Healthcare firm in court over severed thumb

...n Avenue in November 2011 when he reached into the tunnel leading out of the machine to stop it becoming blocked with wipes that had not been cut properly. His left hand became caught in the slatted conveyor belt and he lost the top of his thumb to the first knuckle when the belt forced it against a metal plate. The court heard from the Health &...

Cleanerswarehouse appointed exclusive distributor for Vitec Global in the UK

...ouse.co.uk is delighted to announce that it has widened its offering to the cleaning sector by becoming the national distributor for the Vitec Global product range.[TRIMTO] Famed for a series of products that all incorporate the patented, groundbreaking Vitec antimicrobial chemistry, Vitec Global provides a real answer to combating bacterial gr...

A clean winner

...ent's history, with pre-registered visitors up by 70%, will take place from March 19th -21st at Birmingham's NEC.[TRIMTO] With more than 200 exhibitors showcasing a broad range of equipment and services, plus a host of new features for 2013, The Cleaning Show is the must-attend event of the year for businesses involved in any aspect of the clea...

Powr-Flite troubleshooter: How to safely remove ice melt haze from hard floors

Many properties use ice melt compounds this time of year. These are minerals designed to reduce the freezing point of water, helping to keep surfaces such as pavements and pathways safer to walk on during cold, icy weather. However, these compounds are often tracked into buildings where they dry, leaving a white haze on interior hard-surface fl...

Clever FM solution can help increase efficiency and lower costs

...en days a week, demands on FM organisations are high: they have to maintain a smooth operation with minimal downtime while keeping costs down. Two key criteria have to be met when tendering for a contract: meeting exacting Key Performance Indicators and controlling costs. Both have to be achieved - efficiency and productivity are at the very cor...

Biggest idiot on a ladder crowned by Ladder Association after public vote

...f the picture in an attempt to identify the man and offer him the training he obviously needs - assuming he has survived to benefit from it. In second place came a picture taken earlier this year, showing a gardener with one foot on the rung of his ladder and the other on a tree branch, while he brandished a chainsaw at the tree's other branches...

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...als in 148 countries worldwide! Britain has seen three major High Street chains go into administration this week: Jessops (for many years The High Street's camera specialist), Blockbuster (the long-time leader in home video/DVD rental) and HMV (the last remaining dedicated music outlet). As well as the recession, people are blaming the...

Seminar: The New EU Biocidal Products Regulation: Applicable in Six Months and Counting

A full day seminar is being held on 7th March 2013 in Brussels on the new EU biocidal products regulation (BPR). The seminar, 'The New EU Biocidal Products Regulation: Applicable in Six Months and Counting', will provide an opportunity for regulators and commercial actors at all stages of the supply and use chains to discuss issues of common inte...

UK business needs smarter spending strategies for growth

... Only 4% plan to increase research and development spending on new products and services in the coming years. A lack of 'smarter spending' understanding at board level: - 46% of the companies surveyed stated that their company discussed business spending (procurement) at board level only once a year or never. Limited internal smart...

Holden Industries acquires Vector Technologies

...g opportunities for the combined companies, both domestically and internationally. In addition, becoming part of the Holden Industries group of businesses will provide Vector with greater financial and other resources to support its continuing growth, as well as affording benefits to the current and future Vector employees." T: +1-904-529-1321 E...

Triangle Services commences operations In Colombia

...onsistent, quality services designed to meet and exceed customer needs and expectations while performing all the services in a sustainable environment. With over 2,500 employees in 43 states and over 0 million in annual sales, Triangle Services is an industry leader in facilities and aviation support services. From its inception in 1960 as a ...

Improve food safety in food production with cleaning solutions

... enterprises find the best solution for improving food safety, a 'Food Safety in Food Production' seminar will be organised at the 14th China Clean Expo (1st -3rd April, 2013) by UBM Sinoexpo. The expo will gather together outstanding enterprises from both home and abroad to display their latest products and cleaning solutions, and a seminar themed...

REACH regs remain 'Elephant in the Room' for industry as fears grow over awareness - EEF survey

...ts in some cases it can be as much as 200,000 euros. Failure to comply with the regulations is a criminal offence with the possibility of unlimited fines and, up to two years in prison. In response, EEF is calling on government to do more to raise awareness of the implications of REACH on businesses. It is also calling for more user friendly gui...

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...dustry e-news Read by industry professionals in 148 countries worldwide! British Prime Minister David Cameron has finally made his long-awaited speech about Britain's position in the EU and - perhaps surprisingly, he seems to have won a lot of people over. Reading the comments made by those working for the EU machine prior to the sp...

Urgent reviews of anti-Legionella water treatment essential after HSE ban on elemental copper

... facilities managers of these premises must take action immediately," he warns. "The deadline is looming and the HSE says its 'primary concern is that Legionella control is not compromised. Businesses and organisations have a responsibility to manage the risks from Legionella and it is essential that these duties continue to be met. "L8, the leg...

ICMMA launches design award for the Cleaning Show

...wards for the 2013 Cleaning Show, which is taking place from 19th to 21st March 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham. The aim of the 2013 award is to stimulate new thinking in the design of low wattage vacuum cleaners. Industrial design students will be asked to submit their designs for assessment by the ICMMA technical committee and the winner will have...

Tips for cleaning professionals to keep flu and Norovirus germs at bay

...A virus in 30 seconds. The products are also effective against Norovirus. The spray kills it in one minute and wipes kill it in three minutes. - Educate cleaning staff and other employees about the flu and Norovirus. The CDC recommends that businesses encourage employees to get a seasonal flu vaccine and discourage sick employees from co...

Time is running out to make the most of exhibiting at Ausclean WA

...sers tell us that there are a few stands still available. Ausclean WA is much more than simply seminars, workshops and an exhibition. It is a meeting place for the industry - suppliers and distributors; building service contractors; facilities managers, carpet and restoration technicians, and in-house cleaning and hygiene practitioners. The even...

Greyland says don't get caught short!

Known for their 'does what it says on the tin' approach to making and naming chemicals, Greyland has a range of products suitable for every area in the washroom so there's no need to get caught short! For cleaning stainless steel urinals without causing unsightly chemical reaction to the metal surface Triple S the Stainless Steel Safe toilet c...

Unilever brings zero waste to landfill commitment five years forward to 2015

...ca to Japan, send no non-hazardous waste to landfill. The key driver for this achievement is the elimination of waste in the factories. Additionally waste is reduced, reused, recycled and recovered. Under its Sustainable Living Plan, Unilever announced that by 2020, total waste sent for disposal will be at or below 2008 levels - despite producin...

Andrew Large announces departure from cleaning industry

...leaning services and to support the payment of the London Living Wage. He told Cleanzine that the timing of his departure would be flexible to ensure that whoever was taking over would be completely ready to handle the role before having to take full responsibility for it. He also said: "I have been with the CSSA as Chief Executive for almost se...

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...d on my neighbours’ roof, I know it’s doing the job. I’ve lost more than a few minutes’ sleep though, wondering whether any of the bottles that I, personally, have recycled, are now part of that blanket of insulation helping keep my home warm! Either way I feel I’ve achieved something – but not quite as muc...

Restoration Industry Association files suit against Thermapure in Federal Court

...2012 by approximately 50 RIA members. Both organizations believe that joining efforts will reduce administration costs and result in more progress by working collaboratively rather than individually." RIA Board Member Jonathan Miko is spearheading the Restoration Industry Legal Fund effort for RIA. He is quoted in the statement as saying: 'RI...

VLA Healthcare removes Sharps Terminator from sale in the UK and Germany

VLA Healthcare announced last Friday that is has removed the Sharps Terminator from sale in both the UK and Germany. The decision to remove the product from sale and to cease all promotional activity, was taken due to concerns over reliability and performance issues pertaining to the product, which were uncovered during NHS testing and evaluatio...

Hoover Commercial manufacturer in North America to invest in innovation

The maker of America's vacuuming brands Hoover Commercial, Hoover, Dirt Devil and Royal announced last week plans to significantly increase the investment in engineering, innovation and design in the US. TTi Floor Care, based in Ohio, plans to hire more than 200 new electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, technicians and industrial designers n...

Ashkin sees 2013 as 'tipping point' for sustainability and the cleaning industry

...industry as cleaning professionals become more involved in reducing clients' operating costs by becoming more sustainable.[TRIMTO] "Building owners will increasingly turn to their suppliers, including cleaning contractors, to help reduce [resource] consumption,"he says. "This helps to protect the environment and promote sustainability, while at ...

We have mail: Derrick Blunden responds to last week's leader on the EU

...ed. Sadly I strongly suspect that if David Cameron gets anything in the way of change it will be minimal, but presented as a wonderful improvement when we go to the polls. Then 'the voters' will be hoodwinked into staying in. Best wishes Derrick Blunden ...

IICRC EIICRC Europe: new contact details

The IICRC Europe office/administration centre is now being run by Vincent Blackman and the new contact details are as follows: 47A Wrecclesham Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8TY. T: 0844 880 0025 F: 01252 715725 E: W: www.iicrc.org.uk

Trust fined after employees exposed to TB bacteria

... Critical control measures, including the laboratory sealability and laboratory filters, weren't examined, monitored, tested or maintained - A lack of understanding about what constituted a critical control measure - Poor emergency arrangements in the event of an incident, with staff unaware of what they should do - Those responsible for health &am...

Thick fog and smog over North China, presents marketing opportunity!

...ng a series of onsite activities related to this topic in conjunction with the Shanghai Indoor Contamination Control Industry Association. These include the '2013 Fourth Shanghai International Indoor Environmental Purification Technology Forum', which will introduce the latest treatment methods for improving indoor air, the first 'Air Purifier Desi...

Kimberly-Clark Professional collaborates with Disney on Healthy Schools Project

...ed that every day, thousands of children across the UK are absent from nurseries and schools due to minor illnesses, often spread by poor hand hygiene. Independent studies have also shown that regular hand washing among schoolchildren can greatly lower absenteeism, by reducing the spread of the germs that cause illnesses such as common colds, coug...

Innovation in the hand towel industry: next generation products from Comax UK and Katrin

...oading incorrectly so the towels do not 'self-present', resulting in a high risk of germ cross-contamination from pushing your hand up inside the dispenser. In addition, the towels taken from the dispenser present a very small surface area - users tend to take five or six, not to mention the ones they drop at the same time, so cost-in-use is very h...

How important are public washrooms?

...roviders care for their users/customers and play an important part in providing attractive and welcoming surroundings. Regrettably, all too often one of the signs of a town or area in decline is the lack of toilets, especially for new visitors arrive or for those who must be able to find a toilet when and where they need it, e.g. those with babies ...

Rubbermaid launches Spa Fragrance Collection for commercial environments

...d in response to the growing global market trend of aromatherapy and are designed to rejuvenate the mind and body while neutralising odours in any environment, naturally improving health and wellness for users," says Nicoletta Pagani, Senior EMEA Product Marketing Manager, RCP. "Key decision-makers can easily update current Air Care systems to i...

Cleaning contractors wade in to clear flooded NHS site

...uction and testing areas to clinical standards in order for the site to pass SWAB tests, before becoming fully operational again in just two weeks. In praise of Regent Cleaning's input, NHSBT regional facility manager Wayne Tannahill comments: "Hugh and his team did a fantastic job in organising and delivering a first rate response to a major...

Singaporean washroom association launches awareness-raising online game and competition

...st March 2013, the top-three gamers with the best scores will stand to win an Apple New iPad, iPad mini and Canon digital camera respectively. Winners will be notified in April 2013. In this clever online game, which was developed by Nanyang Polytechnic's School of Interactive & Digital Media students, players use the keyboard to control th...

EU's REACH chemical review flags small business fee cut

...at "while some adjustments are needed, no major overhaul is required" to the legislation, with only minor changes proposed to improve implementation, mainly by reinforcing coordination among the member states. "These include improving the quality of registration dossiers, enhancing the use of safety data sheets as a central risk management tool,...

Legal ruling on criminal record disclosures requires contractors/employers to take extra care

...recent ruling by the Court of Appeal, that the law compelling employees to disclose all previous criminal convictions to employers infringes the Convention for Human Rights.[TRIMTO] The judges concluded that in the two of the three cases they heard, the job applicants had been wrongly required to disclose their past offences, as the offences wer...

Room disinfection robot gains UK acceptance after successful NHS trials

...silently disinfect shadowed and line-of-sight surfaces from a single placement within a room, overcoming human error such as missed and difficult-to-reach surfaces, improper chemical applications, incorrect placement, and unreliable "blind-dose guessing" associated with lesser advanced and disruptive strobe light offerings. It is said to kill 99.9%...

Truvox scrubs up at the Trojans Club

...effective. The fact that the Multiwash cleans so brilliantly, but leaves floors ready to walk on in minutes, means that both safety and cleanliness concerns are comprehensively covered." T: 023 8070 6600 E: W: www.truvox.com ...

CMS 2013 Berlin: allocation of hall space has already begun

...nd the south entrance entitled 'Glass and facade cleaning' and 'Aerial work platforms' will be welcoming trade visitors from Germany and abroad. The Marshall House, a listed building on the grounds of the Summer Garden, will be the setting for the opening ceremonies of CMS 2013, the presentation of the Purus Awards, and the 1st International CMS...

Auditors slam Europe's waste system - for waste

...gions receiving EU funding, per capita waste generation increased last year. "Europeans are consuming more, and producing more waste," said Ovidiu Ispir, the report's author. "The EU Waste Directive requires that member states treat and dispose of waste without risk to water, air and soil and without causing noise or odour problems. "As you c...

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... spend these days!). In a speech given to an Open Europe and RUSI joint event yesterday, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey's EU accession talks, Egemen Bagis, said:  “I’m hoping that the recent statement of my Prime Minister and David Cameron will have an effect to put Europe back in business…...

Restroom Association (Singapore) presents its Loo Awards

...ntly, by the Restroom Association (Singapore).[TRIMTO] For this latest round of LOO Awards, 57 nominations were received for three categories - and a total of 16 recipients, including the 'Best Happy Toilet' category which is not open for nominations, were selected to receive the awards from Guest-of-Honour Mr Liak Teng Lit, Chairman of the...

Armchem International launches green version of best selling Tub, Tile & Grout Cleaner

...version of its number one product, Grout 66.[TRIMTO] The green version is a non-corrosive, non-fuming, tub, tile & grout cleaner that provides top-tier performance for cleaning bathtubs, tile, grout, walls, toilet bowls, urinals, shower cubicles and other bathroom surfaces. Its highly concentrated formula uses the latest acid replacement tec...

Unger extends indoor window cleaning range

...nd the ultra smooth, easy glide Microfibre Cleaning Pad.[TRIMTO] Easy to use and durable, the aluminium Padholder is designed to facilitate the application of perfect pressure for thorough and precise cleaning. The curved, non-slip rubber coated handle comfortably fits into the operator's hand, reducing fatigue and improving the control of movem...

Norse wins Archant facilities management contract

...mp; Sustainability, Greg Parton, says: "It is great to be able to engage with a company which is prominent in our local communities, having its HQ in Norwich and major depots very close to most of our offices across the country. Its track record on quality, reliability and sustainability is excellent; I have told the Norse management team that our ...

ISS Sweden continues cooperation with Kalmar County Hospital

... million, which means ISS will deliver cleaning services to the County Hospital in Kalmar for the coming years.[TRIMTO] Kalmar County Council covers the entire county and is responsible for healthcare, dental care, as well as some education. Kalmar County Hospital is one of Sweden's 20 county hospitals and consists of 18 different specialist cli...

Facilities Show and co-located events to return to London for 2014

...nternational, FIREX International, Safety & Health Expo and Facilities Show - will move from Birmingham's NEC to ExCeL London in June 2014 (17th - 19th).[TRIMTO] The decision comes at the end of a 12 month period of research and consultation with stakeholders across all communities, which resulted in overwhelming support for a move to London...

Vectair Systems' popular V-Screen urinal screen range welcomes two new fragrances

...ebris such as cigarettes, paper and other refuse. Incorporated within the V-Screen is a malodour eliminating substance which has the ability to deodorise smells that may exist within the urinal. V-Screen's clever web design prevents splash back and an anti-slip feature helps keep optimum position in the urinal. A pleasant fragrance is provided b...

EU landfills or incinerates 60% of its municipal waste: "Must do better!" says FoE

...side its borders is not sustainable. This report explores three different commodities - lithium, aluminium and cotton - to exemplify how our linear consumption patterns (extraction, manufacture, use and disposal) not only have major social, economic and environmental impacts, but also represent a missed opportunity for job creation and global resou...

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...inhabited island 2000km from any other coastline. Please watch (it’s just a couple of minutes) and react accordingly: https://www.facebook.com/ Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a comment on our Facebook page.  www.facebook.com/Cleanzine Yours, Jan Hobbs ...

Tax time for BSCs: be aware of the five tax hot spots

...ions: "The IRS does not scrutinise this as much as they did years ago," says Michael. "However, claiming this deduction requires proper documentation" Large-sum miscellaneous deductions: It is always better to carefully itemise and label all deductions and expenses Mingling business and personal expenses: The government may scru...

Bitesize learning with the WoolSafe Academy

...are handily divided into bite-size modules, the Academy's flexible nature means that it is fast becoming a leading platform for online training globally.[TRIMTO] The WoolSafe Academy offers a range of specialist courses designed for both cleaning industry professionals and flooring retailers; amongst them the Fibre Care Specialist course, which ...

RIA members create cleaning solution for flood damage

...pproach to repair the damage. The steps include: 1. Evaluation of the structure to determine conditions, applicability of services, and recommendations to the homeowner 2. Isolation of non-impacted upper levels from lower level (if applicable) 3. Removal of wet, porous materials (muck out) using proper personal protective eq...

IFMA: The sustainable office in action - new 'Service Center of Excellence'

...ings, finishes and fixtures were chosen with sustainability, as well as aesthetics and function, in mind. To increase efficiency, occupancy sensors were installed facility-wide to turn off lights when rooms aren't in use. IFMA will carefully monitor energy and water consumption with a view to refining and improving conservation efforts. Environm...

Helping business to be 'smart' about waste and resources

...ustainable practices around waste and resource use. "In these tough economic times, waste is becoming an increasingly important and visible bottom line issue," explains CIWM chief executive Steve Lee. "Research from Defra indicates that businesses could save up to £18 billion a year by taking simple and relatively cost neutral steps to red...

Prochem Europe customer is UK's fastest-growing franchise

The UK's fastest-growing franchise is storming into the disaster restoration market using Prochem Europe technology and solutions.[TRIMTO] Greater numbers of escape-of-water insurance claims due to record rainfall in the UK in the past year have seen an increase in the need for damage restoration companies and Kings Lynn, Norfolk-based Tempest ...

AsepticSure disinfection system proving successful in Canadian hospital trials

...cisco-based Medizone International announced this week the successful completion of safety and preliminary operational trials of its AsepticSure system at Quinte Health Care Belleville General Hospital, affiliated with Queen's University Working with Contamination Control Company (C3), an Ontario-based provider of AsepticSure services in Canada...

Morclean launches machine range for cleaning wheelie bins

...ly lifting it up and placing it onto a wash tray 150 times a day. This is both tiring and time consuming - a process that is eliminated using the Morclean trailer-mounted battery operated lifting device." The machines offer a long service life due to the fully galvanized steel chassis, stainless steel filters and durable plastic components. They...

'Libera', the industrial high pressure washer from Italy

...ls, which have different pressures, 170, 250 or 300 bar, different flow rates (from 15 to 33 litres/min) and different powers (from 10 to 15 HP - 3x400V-50Hz). "Sturdiness, longevity and simplicity are the main features of this new line of pressure washers," says the company's Tommaso Gazzignato, "manufactured using advanced technology that is s...

Georgia-Pacific and Versus Technology collaborate over healthcare hygiene

...l-time hand hygiene feedback to healthcare professionals and detailed reporting to management and administration to optimize training opportunities.  T: 1-866-435-5647 W: www.gppro.com ...

Soluclean product/training videos now available on

...tional Chair of the British Institute of Cleaning Science. As well as highlighting Soluclean's laminated product wall charts and how they are best sited on the door of the (neat and tidy!) lockable cleaning cupboard, the videos demonstrate the use of colour coding and how it runs through the company's range. They show how simple the products ar...

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... Well, because if people get it wrong – which they often do - the load can be classed as contaminated and will either be vastly devalued or even deemed worthless and consequently sent to landfill. I’m a keen recycler and I hadn’t realised our local system had changed for some months (or even longer!) so what hope is there for peop...

Katrin Academy - stepping stones to success

...ence. The sessions are continually updated, in line with new products, market circumstances and upcoming product sets. "Feedback from customers has been extremely positive" says Mark Dewick, Sales Director, UK & Ireland. "We have been able to educate and motivate both existing and new distributors and even the most experienced distributors h...

Savortex launches energy efficient hand dryer into FM sector

...milar power hand dryers that are available. The Vortex motor runs at just 19,200 revolutions per minute, creating output air speed of 30 litres per second; maximising the energy efficiency of the motor without compromising performance. "The launch is a key milestone for our Vortex 540 range," says Syed Ahmed, Managing Director, Savortex."We ...

Electrolysed water for The Lab at Westminster Kingsway

The Lab, one of the brand new facilities at Westminster Kingsway College, enables students to explore - and experiment with, the latest innovations in science-based cooking equipment and techniques. It is headed by Rachel Edwards-Stuart, a doctor of food science and also a qualified chef.[TRIMTO] Rachel needed to ensure the highest levels of h...

Marriott helps 'Clean the World'

... Shawn Seipler, CEO and co-founder of Clean the World says: "Thanks to partnerships with community-minded companies such as Marriott International, we have distributed more than 12 million soap bars in more than 65 countries since 2009. "And the partnership does more than save lives. It also reduces the burden on landfills by diverting waste th...

Landfill still the answer for most, despite EU recycling target

...ere put aside for the closing of landfill sites, and their after-care costs. "Europeans are consuming more, and producing more waste," said Ovidiu Ispir, the report's author. "The EU Waste Directive requires that member states treat and dispose of waste without risk to water, air and soil and without causing noise or odour problems." The Euro...

Extra funding for emergency pre-monsoon cleaning awarded to Kochi Corp. of India

...om Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000, was taken at a high-level meeting last week, which was convened by chief minister Oommen Chandy and attended by Mayor Tony Chammany. The funding will come from the National Rural Health Mission and Suchitwa Mission, which will each provide Rs 10,000 to each division, and the corporation, which will give Rs 5,000. ...

Cleaning Show organisers release details of seminar programme

The Cleaning Show 2013 organisers have released details of the seminar programme, which is as follows: Tuesday 19th March 11:00: Employment Law - Peninsula Services 12:00: How does cleaning with Probiotics work? - Dan Kirschner of Pro-B 13:00: Changing the way the world cleans - David Yli-Juuti of Tersano Int 14:00: How to meet th...

Academic believes awards system will lead to cleaner schools in Ghana

...presentatives of health training institutions in the region, directors from the headquarters of the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service as well as members of civil society organisations and development partners, reports VibeGhana, which says that the meeting was meant for reviewing "the performance of the numerous health strategies and ...

Sodexo named one of the 'World's Most Admired Companies' by Fortune Magazine

...ance. "Sodexo has deliberately and diligently undergone a cultural transformation focused on becoming a strategic partner for clients and communities," adds George Chavel. "Our philosophy isn't merely aimed at commercial achievement. It's strongly tied to what we see as our social commitments; to employee development, to diversity and inclusion ...

China Clean teams up with World Toilet Organization to create onsite forum

The organiser of next month's China Clean Expo 2013, UBM Sinoexpo, is teaming up with the World Toilet Organization to create an onsite forum, the World Toilet Form, with the aim of attracting people's attention to China's public health issues as well as promoting toilet culture across China. Professionals and experts from the sustainable sanitat...

Xenex 'robot' halting spread of infection in more than 100 hospitals

...bugs such as C. diff are showing resistance to disinfectants, making them even more difficult to eliminate. Others, such as CRE, have developed a resistance to antibiotics, making them nearly impossible to treat.[TRIMTO] HAIs are responsible for approximately 100,000 deaths in the US each year - and many patients aren't aware that they may contr...

Energy efficiency on agenda at Facilities Show 2013

...cy strategies and engaging the workforce.[TRIMTO] The Facilities Show 2013 will take place at Birmingham's NEC from 14th - 16th May, providing a unique event for the industry with all aspects of FM covered, including FM solutions, business continuity, leadership and strategy, operations, environmental sustainability, finance, technology and best...

Greyland customer survey - results are in!

... said: "It would be better with our own details." Sounds like another Greyland Own Label customer coming up! Commenting on the Survey, Greyland managing director Richard Dyson said: "It's unsafe to assume because you hear nothing back from your customers that everything is OK. It might not be, and instead of telling you, they just go elsewhere a...

Tissue World, Barcelona, less than two weeks away

...or meetings, idea exchange and learning. It is a truly global event, with visitors and exhibitors coming from all over the world.[TRIMTO] Visiting an exhibition is the most time- and cost-effective way to meet with a wide range of suppliers and see and hear about the latest technologies. But nothing beats seeing equipment operating in a real wor...

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...for the past two years - The Cleaning Show, which takes place at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, from 19th through 21st March. I have to say that the organisers seem to have surpassed themselves this time around, for out of some 160 exhibitors, an incredibly high percentage of those - at 43 companies, just over 25% - are exhibit...

Vileda Professional's clean sweep at Manchester Arndale

... the UltraSpeed 25 litre Microfibre mopping system around the mall. In smaller areas the UltraSpeed Mini Microfibre mopping system is used and also facilitates the cleaning of safety floors with its Safe Mop option. Manchester Arndale also benefits from hygienic above-the-floor cleaning with Vileda Professional's cloths, including Evolon non-wov...

New Soybean Resin urinals cement Waterless Co's environmental credentials!

...No-Flush urinal models install like flushed urinals to the drain line via a gasket and flange so eliminate the need for adaptors. All wall drain units have a closed urinal bottom to avoid vandalism, so there is no need to buy separate costly bottom covers. All of the company's urinals have a full 2in. interior drain line. This allows easy line clea...

Hygiene concerns change our thinking on construction materials

... safe and hygienic for both employees and members of the general public.[TRIMTO] "People are becoming increasingly concerned about the risks arising from poor hygiene practices in hospitals and clinics," says Be-plas. "They have read reports of people suffering from serious infections like MRSA, that they have picked up whilst in hospitals and c...

New 3M Melamine Floor Pads deep clean and restore up to 5 x more floor

...facilities managers and contract cleaners; which is why 3M has launched a new, high-performance Melamine Floor Pad tailormade for the job.[TRIMTO] Specially designed for daily, deep and spot cleaning of ceramic, polished concrete, terracotta, VCT and other modern micro-porous floors, 3M Melamine Floor Pads are ideal for use on large surface area...

Rise in low-skilled migrant labour from EU is not simply due to work ethic or skills, says new report

...y restrictive labour immigration channels for non-EEA nationals, their skills emerge as the overwhelming reason for hiring non-EU workers. The report, based on a survey of 1,000 employers and 16 case studies, finds that, while there is insufficient evidence to conclude that employers are overtly favouring migrant workers, there are a number of f...

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...ce and marketing companies – will be featured for the first time. There is also a packed seminar programme, demonstrations and training sessions. The show is a must see event if you work in any of the following areas:  Contract cleaning; carpet & upholstery cleaning; education establishments; facilities management; hospitals &a...

Dry Fusion: Stand G93

...r, the impressive drying time for carpets cleaned with the new Dry Fusion system remains at only 30 minutes. T: +44 (0) 1772 433711 E: / W: www.dryfusionuk.com ...

Ophardt Hygiene: new hygiene dispensers

... - it comes with a five-year manufacturer's warranty! While you're there, you'll also be able to examine an economical alternative to the Santral range... The complete Sanfer stainless steel product family offers Ophardt Hygiene product quality at a very attractive price. The Sanfer product range includes soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers,...

Prochem Europe: Stand C70

...nal quality polyethylene sprayer with foam lance and EPDM seals, suitable for the application of foaming alkaline detergent cleaners to vehicles, hygiene and vertical surfaces. Also new on show, Prochem's B104 Fibreclean is a spray maintenance cleaner for commercial carpets and upholstery offering a 'no rinse' soil-encapsulating formulation to c...

FactoryCat / Elan Sales: Stand E80

...yers of seal without the use of harmful chemicals, reducing the risk of slip and fall potential and minimising the impact on the environment. The team on the stand told us that they are based on the well proven MicroMag, MiniMag and Magnum pedestrian models - now also available in a GTX ride-on version - and that they are available with the new ...

Centrego: Stand C80

...Show in 2011 and which has been impressing the cleaning world ever since. As well as the new Toucan Mini, Centrego is introducing the Toucan Eco II which has been created following increased customer demand for a jug-only device that can be used with conventional trigger sprays or with dedicated Toucan Eco spray bottles. The directors of Centrego a...

PowerCell: Stand A70

...uality products with every necessary engineering back-up service, PowerCell's aim is total peace of mind for the customer. "Incompatibility is at the root of many customers' problems," said Derek. "Users often obtain the battery and charger through different suppliers and, even if the equipment is well matched, it's not uncommon for them to rep...

PTS Clean: Stand E40

...ree of dust and debris. "The Picobello has proven so popular with our customers that is fast becoming our best-selling sweeper; we hope to have customer testimonials available on our website soon so that visitors to our website can see how it used in environments similar to their own," said Craig. T: 0141 647 4200 E: W: ...

Jangro triumphs in Innovation Awards

...y so it can be carried out at times to suit the user.  Programmes operating times vary from 50 minutes to 90 for the very detailed floorcare module.  Users can dip in and out in short sessions – maybe 15 minutes a day to suit, so learning could never be easier.   Employers and training managers can remotely monitor employe...

Hydro Systems Europe shows new prototypes

...ble dispensing and dosing and the other being a lower cost version of the company’s top performing foaming system – both of which should be available within the next few months. He said feedback from visitors to the stand had been good.[TRIMTO] He also discussed the partnership the company has with Electrolux Professional, which make...

Brightwell Dispensers launches Eco Mix and Eco Shot

...r,” she explained. “Connected to mains water, it creates a vauum and dilutes a pre-determined ratio of chemical into a final solution, ready to use. Ecoshop is a manual dosing system, dosing a specific volume or shot of concentrated chemical into a spray bottle, bucket or sink. Although different systems, the two provide an efficient, f...

Numatic International: everything new

...ome impressive tweaks to Henry and his family, news of which we’ll be bringing you over the coming weeks.[TRIMTO] Here is Jonathan with a new range that has “made the customers very excited,” according to the team, and which is priced “very competitively”. T: 01460 68600 W: www.numatic.co.uk ...

Centrego (Toucan Eco) introduces the Fogger

...s time around it's the Toucan Fogger (pictured here with Centrego's Oliver Weisflog) and the Toucan Mini (also pictured) - a smaller version of the Eco - which, like its older, bigger brother, has won an Innovation Award.[TRIMTO] All three products dispense a combined disinfectant/cleaner made from ordinary salt and tap water, which kills 99.99%...

Unger UK: Stand C10

... provides the perfect balance between weight and rigidity. Available in five grades of material (Aluminuim, Glass Fibre, Glass Fibre and Carbon Hybrid, Carbon and HiModulus Carbon), the System combines telescopic and modular pole concepts, allowing the user to mix and match poles of different grades to create the most cost-effective options with op...

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...gain. And of course Excel is a far better exhibition centre than Olympia. And London compared to Birmingham? Well, there’s no contest, is there? This show might be smaller than its predecessor in London all those years ago but in terms of business done – or likely to be done anyway – it appears to have been a real success. Thos...

'Bin' making the most of the time at the show...

... us they'd had around seven good leads an hour, every hour. [TRIMTO] "These shows are normally dominated by the 'big boys' he said. "Visitors recognise their names and flock to their stands; consequently the smaller players never get a look in. This show has been brilliant! Several councils have shown a real interest, as have a number of contrac...

And it wasn't just the Brits that came...

... of the exhibitors and collecting information on new products and services to write about in forthcoming issues of their magazine. ...

And from one cleaning fairy to another...

...visitors coming into the show via the main entrance were given free samples of Fairy Extra Clean washing up liquid. Now all we need are some rubber gloves. We're clearly at the right place to find some...

JAWS open and at the ready...

...ks of standard spray bottles, and the resulting conservation of fuel throughout the supply chain is mind boggling," said Justin. In 2012, with more than 10 million cartridges sold in the US alone to contract cleaners, restaurants, hotels, schools, universities & commercial offices amongst a host of others - users have highlighted a number of...

German engineering... but British marketing

...ay extraction machines for any environment and there was an impressive selection of equipment to examine. "For some years, I struggled to source a manufacturer that would provide me with the opportunity to bring something to the UK market that no other carpet and floor cleaning company is offering," explained Shaun. "With an impressive and very ...

No surprise that this family business is still going strong!

... by the new Cheetah system's capability." Mike explained that the all-new, No. 2 Cheetah disk eliminates four of the stages of conventional resin diamonds, taking a floor from lippage removal to super high-gloss finish in just two steps. "Using the Cheetah Pad and our Monster Polishing Powder, the stone world is never going to be the same aga...

Never pump again!

...e premium spray tanks to go above and beyond the average tanks on the market. "No feature, major or minor was overlooked," explained Magnus. "From the ultra-violet resistant tank material, tip-resistant tank base, ergonomically shaped handle, and large, easy to read fill lines, to the many attachments that free you from pumping, extend your reach a...

Innovation Awards winners: truly in a position to celebrate!

... Chemicals & dosing system: OEMAchem - Invisakill Eco/green product: Delphis Eco - Foaming Oven Cleaner Floor cleaning machines (indoors): ICE/Cleanfix - RA535 Ride-On Scrubber Dryer Floor cleaning machines (outdoors): PTS Clean - Picobello 151 Manual Sweeper Food hygiene products & services: Centrego...

"Definitely beneficial"

...hat about the exhibits on the stand? "Our dispensers are designed with the service specialist in mind and are prized for reliability, quality, cost control, ease of service and hygiene," explained Jade. "Every new dispenser is designed to fit seamlessly with previous product generations - it is this gradual evolution of design that makes our ran...

All the way from Belgium and the 19th century...

...lts, coupled with superior durability.[TRIMTO] The company brought its newest product line to Birmingham - Moerman Professional Window Cleaning Tools. "They're all about durability, design, performance, ergonomics and quality materials," said Guy Vande Vyvere, (pictured with some of the products). "It's been a very busy show. We're pleased we ca...

Truly innovative!

...causing the pathogen to physically explode. This method of kill disallows mutation and therefore eliminates the possibility of resistant strain formation. There is nothing given in this process of pathogen kill, thereby the spear remains intact to continue destroying pathogens, and will continue undiminished as long as the surface remains structura...

Cleaning supplies director scoops Surrey award

... This is the second Toast of Surrey award in as many years for the company that proclaims to be aiming to 'raise the bar' in the cleaning supplies trade after it scooped the award for Businesses Under £1m Turnover Category in 2012 - a financial milestone that the company has since significantly exceeded. Ollie is overwhelmed by the award...

Cleanliness can improve academic achievement and enhance student retention rates

...h maintain a high level of cleanliness throughout campus at all times produce happier, better performing and more productive students which contributes significantly to student retention throughout the course of their qualification." The survey correlates with similar research conducted throughout the US and Canada by APPA, an association of ove...

New Biocidal Products regs: last chance to influence regulatory framework!

At the Steptoe seminar on the new Biocidal Products Regulation, (EU) No 528/2012 (BPR) held two weeks ago, the European Commission confirmed its intention to seek accelerated agreement on a legislative amendment to the BPR. If prompt consensus can be reached with the Council and the European Parliament, the changes will take effect before the new...

Easy Clean Commode wins Good Design award

...used is non-rust, and all other materials used are non-stain and resistant to chemical damage. This minimalist design which incorporates some of the latest in design technology allows the chair to be ultra-hygienic, easy to clean and is consequently used by more than 40 NHS trusts already. "As a testament to Clinell Easy Clean Commode's superior...

BSCAI Announces 2013 Board of Directors

... announced the installation of its newly elected officers and directors during the 2013 BSCAI CEO Seminar, held at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Maui, HI. The following directors hold officer positions in 2013: Kevin S. Rohan, CBSE, Cavalier Services – President Yasser Youssef, The Budd Group – President-Elect P...

How to tell if a hotel is going green

...sp;   Are steps in place to reduce water consumption? "One of the surest ways to determine if a hotel is green is to ask if it has been LEED-certified," she adds. "Then you know they have met very stringent standards that essentially certify they are truly green." An ISO-9001 certified company, Enviro-Solutions was established in 1...

Truvox Multiwash provides safety first at Horsham Hospital

...fe - saving you time and money in the long run - it also helps to ensure that the flooring is performing at its best. Horsham Hospital is a two-ward, 50-bedded community hospital, owned by West Sussex Health, and it has seen an increase in the use of safety flooring over recent years. "We have had issues over the last few years with more and ...

Italians still steaming ahead...

...her with the care Tecnovap shows for the client during all the phases of production - from the preliminary analysis to the aftersales assistance, has guaranteed Tecnovap both the loyalty of its customers and a global respect for its products and its ethos. Turnover is continuously growing. It is up 15% in the first three months of 2013, compared...

April in Portugal proves productive for Gary

... the Jangro Group, has won the Best Turnaround Business Award at the European Business Excellence Seminar held in Lisbon, Portugal. The Awards ceremony followed the EMEA Business Excellence Forum with keynote speakers Sir Clive Woodward and Brad Sugars.[TRIMTO] The business started in 1991 in a small shop on Caledonian Road, Islington near Kings...

We have Mail: Mike Bone, Managing Director of the Loo of the Year Awards, writes...

...ion, from early years and nursery school through to college, are not covered by legislation to determine or monitor the level and standard of provision of these most basic facilities. Because of this, school toilets are often neglected due to this lack of regulations - perhaps also because other priorities get in the way - or perceived lack of f...

Prochem widens specialist solutions offer

Prochem Europe's dominance in the professional carpet & upholstery cleaning technology and solutions sector is reflected in the company's latest product catalogue and price list, downloadable now.[TRIMTO] New lines from the Surrey-based technologist and trainer span an innovation award finalist at this year's Cleaning Show in the Endeavor,...

We have Mail: UK ready for backpacks

...ly now ProTeam has made a well designed product available in the UK, with ergonomics and comfort in mind for the user, things will change for the benefit of all. Kind regards, Des Fulcher T: +1 208 3777 9555 W: www.pro-team.com ...

Jury announces nominations Golden Broom Award 2013

The Golden Broom Award Jury has selected the nominees for the Golden Broom Award 2013. From all products entered, 10 have now been nominated to go forward for final judging by the Golden Broom Jury who will eventually choose one winner in each category.[TRIMTO] The Golden Broom Award competition is an initiative of the Polish Cleaning Chamber...

Contents of vacuum cleaner left to fester over weekend cause explosive reaction!

An industrial vacuum cleaner that had been used to clean up aluminium powder and was left unemptied for the weekend, provided the perfect incubation chamber... The powder reacted with water that was also inside the machine, creating a cloud of hydrogen gas that exploded and burned an unsuspecting worker who switched on the machine the following Mo...

Cleaning Show 2013: A Great Success - it's official!

...00 Twitter users. Other activities that proved particularly successful were the hugely popular seminar programme, the daily window cleaning competition, the presentation of the window cleaner of the year award and the Innovation Awards, where all the finalists and entrants were on show for the first time in the Innovation Zone area. More info...

ISS receives strong support for refinancing and extension of debt

...its Second Lien Facility and had received strong support from lenders consenting to extend the predominant part of the company's senior debt. ISS furthermore received consent for the implementation of other amendments intended to increase both operational and refinancing flexibility around the use of divestment proceeds as well as certain post-I...

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...e evacuated. The other, in the Smurfit Kappa cardboard recycling mill in the Nechells area of Birmingham, doesn't appear to have injured anyone, but is devastating for the workforce and those living nearby nonetheless - to say nothing of the damage to the supply chain and the business itself. It will take some weeks for in...

New Saniflo MD predicts success

...g over the helm of Saniflo UK at the end of last year, managing director Tim Pestell is warmly welcoming the new financial year with an exciting plan for raising brand awareness and growing market share. Tim, who has been with Saniflo since 2007 as sales director, now executes the dual role of managing director and sales director on behalf of Frenc...

Disposables UK comes to the rescue of South Yorkshire Fire Service

...e by their very nature high traffic areas and washroom products need to provide maximum effect with minimum fuss. By selecting the Bay West range of products, the South Yorkshire Fire Service can be assured of products that will work hard and bring the benefits of product quality, cost saving and green credentials. I'm delighted that they have c...

Hygiene on the move

... warm water and soap, and then drying with a single use towel, removes germs and reduces or even eliminates the potential for germs to spread. This improves the health and wellbeing of staff, increasing morale, which in turn, reduces sick leave and increases productivity.[TRIMTO] But what about mobile food outlets, medical staff on call, care wo...

New study examines possible contamination from hand drying methods

...undertook on behalf of the European Tissue Symposium, in which it assessed the microbiological contamination of three types of hand drying equipment in public washrooms.[TRIMTO] The study was carried out in various settings in the Ruhr region of West Germany, between February and May 2012 and covered 150 washrooms selected by Eurofins-Inlab, whi...

Lancaster General Hospital (US) adds Xenex's germ-zapping robot to fight superbugs

...ganisms that cause infections like the flu, norovirus, MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C. diff). In minutes, the device can disinfect a patient room, patient bathroom or operating room (OR) by pulsing the light, which washes over the surfaces where germs reside.[TRIMTO] LGH is the fourth hospital in Pennsylvania to have the Xenex device. About 1...

Making food safety commitments you can stick to

... Aim to: Clean as you work: making sure cleanliness is maintained at all times will avoid it becoming an afterthought, particularly important during busy service. Make a habit of cleaning surfaces and clearing spills, with wipes available and in easy reach. Be your own inspector: make it your goal to foster a culture where keeping an eye out ...

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...t Skills and the CSSA are discussing merger plans. I am not the only one thinking that things are coming full circle - with fewer of the divisions for which the industry has been mocked, holding us back - as you will see when you read about the proposed merger below... Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a comment on our Facebo...

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... There are vast amounts of rubbish in and around the stream running between my mother's house and mine, while the volume of discarded gum on the pavement outside the newly completed Epsom station and adjacent Travelodge actually make me feel quite ashamed - although of course none of it is mine!  I know the many potholes that are damaging...

190 Cleaning Services firms braced for takeover

...n as well as an acquisition attractiveness assessment on each company and helps understand up-and coming-competitors in the market. Readers of this article are entitled to a £50 discount off this report by calling 01642 626419 and quoting reference Cleanzine PRSV20.  ...

Unger launches HiFlo Control Complete On / Off switch for water fed poles

...the flow, release the lever into its original position. Unveiled at the Cleaning Show 2013 in Birmingham, this clever switch already received rave reviews from the window cleaners. As with all Unger products, the new HiFlo Control is covered by Unger's 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. T. 01902 306633 E.  ...

Van users: life is going to get tougher

Van users have been reminded by The Fuelcard People of ever-tighter emissions controls. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager, said: "Life is already tough for anyone running vans or other LCVs, but those who fail to address emissions reduction will find it getting harder. As restrictions spread, the worst polluters will soon find themselves runni...

Karcher cleans a true London landmark

...an, as the team worked through the night rather than disrupt the running of the attraction or the comings and goings of those in the vicinity. The clean was environmentally friendly and didn't cause any risk to the Thames as Karcher used PVC 'pools' to collect all water and residue from the clean and drained it locally. Kevin Dyer, Head of Te...

We have Mail: Any idiot can clean?

... are vulnerable to this fact, so yes, any idiot can clean if they are the client, and are determined to denigrate ones work, and if you do not take before and after pictures you are destroying the evidence of your work, especially if the client has a mind to question whether something has been cleaned or not. And yes there are cle...

Incentive FM adds Northampton's venue to shopping centre contract portfolio

...nder TUPE to Incentive FM, who will also strengthen the team with the appointment of a facilities administrator, an M&E apprentice, and a security apprentice, who will all report weekly to a Regional Manager. Incentive FM will also introduce the use of Concept Evolution, a fully web enabled Computer-Aided Facility Management tool. This inclu...

Get Waste Smart at the Facilities Show 2013

...sionals facing recycling and waste reduction targets in their jobs, and with new responsibilities coming in due to the EU Waste Framework Directive, sustainable waste management and resource efficiency are moving fast up the FM sector agenda. The drive for profitability is integral to every business, and optimising resource management by putting...

Matrix Industrial Range of steamers now completed

... cleaning; these machines generate from over 150 litres to a massive 500 litres of steam volume per minute, making fast work of even the most stubborn ingrained dirt and swarf-laden grease. A detergent injection facility is also available for speedier removal of ingrained dirt from heavily soiled areas as are optional heavy duty industrial wet pick...

Guests expect a 'Spring Clean' standard all year round from hospitality operators

...ayne Clark, P&G Professional Sales Director for UK & Ireland. "It also serves as a timely reminder to operators that when it comes to cleanliness, there is no room for shortcuts or poor quality cleaning products. Investing in high quality products really will provide the valuable dividends that operators need." The study also revealed th...

ABCD Seminar 'Trading and Charging'

The Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers has organised a seminar which explores the best ways for local authority cleaning service providers to maximise the income they receive from the services they provide. It will be presented by renowned speaker on this subject - Andy Mudd, Principal Consultant - Association for Public...

WFBSC's first CEO Forum takes place in Rome

...ario planning the world of cleaning in 2020. ISS had undertaken a very detailed piece of work to examine the future prospects of the cleaning industry, including both surveys and in depth interviews with employees and customers.For ISS, a number of key themes were emerging: Technology would be a disruptive force in the future of cleani...

Cooperation announced between Group Eulen and the Dussmann Group

...ce in self-delivery and with the same high quality standards. Clients will benefit from optimised administration structures and international standards. "We are both family enterprises with similar corporate culture and values and we are consistently oriented on the needs of specific sectors and individual clients. Our joint efforts will give ne...

Australian acquisitions will open up market for Bunzl

...that it has purchased three businesses which form part of the Industrial & Safety division of Jeminex in Australia.[TRIMTO] Based in Sydney, the businesses acquired operate from locations throughout Australia and focus on three specialist markets. The workwear and personal safety business distributes an extensive range of specialist personal...

Congratulations!

...cessfully completed this year's Virgin London Marathon. Nikki ran London in a time of 4 hours 27 mins, which is a fantastic achievement, seeing as she also ran the Brighton marathon the weekend before in 4 hours 4 minutes![TRIMTO] She is also taking part in the Snowdonia marathon later in the year, and all for St Michael's hospice in North H...

Karcher and Sanoserv win the Golden Broom Award 2013

...task to elect the eventual winners from such an array of diverse and innovative products." The nominees, who also had products were a mention, were as follows: Product Category: Karcher - KM 105/100 R P Ionic System & Bravos - Thermopure Reach & Wash Zero System P-Island - P-Island toilet accessories Voigt - HD technology product l...

'Greenness' - a way to prove your products' claims!

... we enable them to choose. And by helping companies to align their methods we cut their costs and administrative burdens." Companies now wishing to highlight their green credentials must handpick from the many different methods recommended by governments and private organisations, which often confuse people further down the supply chain and incu...

Chemspec Europe solving the insolvable

...is simply stored until the next time it is required. Because the change to the stain takes several minutes, the operator must watch the effect take place and stop the action at the right time by rinsing with cold water. Because DyeGone modifies colours it is important to mask the surrounding area and only apply it to the stain. The action of D...

FM Sector pledges 10,000 Apprenticeships and 11,000 Work Inspiration places to reduce youth unemployment

...t The FM Big Conversation hosted by Richard Sykes, CEO of ISS UK and Ireland.[TRIMTO] With Prime Minister David Cameron stating that young people should not be allowed to leave school at 16 without a very clear career path in mind, and in a bid to battle the precarious economic climate and tackle youth unemployment, ISS UK has joined forces with...

Optimise your workforce at Service Management Expo 2013

...revealed detailed educational schedule for its Field Services Theatre, hosting conference quality seminars, workshops and industry debates across three days. Service Management Expo, said to be Europe's only dedicated event for the field service market, takes place at Birmingham's NEC from 14th -16th May this year as part of the Facilities Show...

Member states showcase dual education schemes ahead of EU proposals

...nmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland held a conference in Brussels on 26th April to determine the best way to present and transpose successful apprenticeship systems to other EU states. With youth unemployment soaring across Europe, the apprenticeship - or 'dual education' model, is seen as an efficient way of bringing youngsters clos...

IFMA Foundation to award at least US5,000 in FM scholarships in 2013

...ia, Pa., on Oct. 3rd, 2013.[TRIMTO] "As facilities around the world grow more complex, it is becoming more important than ever to educate the men and women responsible for running them," argues IFMA Foundation Executive Director Jeff Tafel, CAE. "With today's facility managers getting closer to retirement every day, there are simply not enough y...

Synergy Health partners with Age UK East London to reduce infection risk

...seudomonas and Enterrococci. It also provides a 24-hour residual activity against infections and minimises the risk of cross infection long after it has been applied due to an effective barrier that remains on the skin to offer sustained protection. www.ageuk.org.uk T:+44(0) 8447 280290 E: W: www.synergyh...

Facilities managers and property owners urged to be alert on sewer flooding

...pical damage caused by overwhelmed sewers include land and properties being flooded with water contaminated with raw sewage, an issue that alongside being horrific to clean up poses significant health concerns. "While insurance companies will typically cover the cost of any damage and the clean-up, there are also preventative actions that can be...

New, simplified naming system for Tork wiping products

... paper wiping products designed for mopping up spills will now incorporate Tork Wiping into their naming structure. The new, logical names will denote their strength and application: for example Tork Wiping Paper, Tork Heavy-Duty Wiping Paper and Tork Industrial Heavy-Duty Wiping Paper. All non-woven products developed for removing dirt and grea...

Facilities management industry bodies plan to unite in one representative body

...nt Association and the Cleaning & Support Services Association have agreed to the concept of forming one single and united body to represent facilities management & support services. As the facilities management and support services profession and industry have matured and evolved, so too must the bodies representing and leading them. Th...

A strong turnout in Warsaw!

...SSA’s local partner, the Polish Cleaning Chamber of Commerce. “Vibrant networking, seminars, demonstrations and many social events added extra buzz to this successful edition,” says Rob den Hertog, manager ISSA/Interclean at Amsterdam RAI. “The stable numbers and the many positive reactions of the exhibitors make us confi...

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...wire in front of the assembled press, the journalist who gently touched the display and created a domino effect which caused the whole thing to collapse, press-filled executive coaches that broke down en route, a nervous presenter vomiting into the sleeve of his jacket, visitors going missing during factory tours and presentations that have been so...

Trojan batteries and watering system to equip new Pacific Floorcare auto-scrubber

...r. "In addition, Pacific Floorcare understands that maintenance and replacement costs are top of mind with our customers, which is why we've paired the Trojan batteries with the company's HydroLink single-point watering system," continues Kyle. "We want to make maintenance simple, safe and foolproof for our customers, and HydroLink enables Paci...

Minister welcomes launch of Clean Britain Awards 2014

...etter quality of life in local communities and supporting economic development and prosperity. Welcoming the launch of the 2014 awards, waste and resources minister Lord de Mauley said: "Local environment quality is an issue that is of utmost importance to local communities, and those that work tirelessly to help keep our local streets and ameni...

Principle Cleaning revolutionises the industry!

... The company is launching Hybrid Cleaning, the Principle Cleaning (registered) system/process predominately using a full time workforce to operate flexibly with any business to develop ways of improving quality and service in a sustainable way. The sustainable, London based contract cleaning business has formulated this specific method to provi...

Europe Gesture Recognition & Touchless Sensing: worth .82 Billion by 2018

...of its function. The sensor senses the hand close to the equipment and performs its functions. This minimises cross-contamination and maintains 100% hygiene. "Increasing security concerns for both physical and cyber access is the main reason for the growth of the Touchless Biometric Market. Biometrics solution for several applications like autom...

New health & safety training school opened

If you find health & safety a minefield with a huge training price tag, there is good news ahead. SOS Training has been formed to help the cleaning, FM and service industries with health & safety training. SOS's principal consultant, Lorraine Larman, has 20 years' experience across many service sectors including catering, cleaning, NHS...

Next generation healthcare secured

...ernment's climate change objectives within the Climate Change Act, the two main targets are: - A minimum reduction of 34% in carbon emissions by 2020 across the UK. - An 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. John Smith, Portering and Domestic Services Manager for the hospital explains: "It is incumbent on all of us to support these goals...

Romex launches new module to manage risk to drivers

...ff and block all voice calls and lock the keypad to prevent any texting (or emailing) less than one minute after the start of a business journey. Employees will receive an announcement via their phone if there is missed message requiring them to stop in a safe place and take the message. For many companies the biggest problem is how to identify ...

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...ving distance of their homes. We arrived at the gates at 17.25, only to find that they'd shut 10 minutes earlier, which surprised us both as the facility used to remain open until 20.00 in the Summer. "No wonder people flytip!" she exclaimed. I know our local authorities have had to make cutbacks, but can't help agreeing with my daughter t...

16 finalists nominated for the CMS Purus Awards

Following a preliminary selection by a panel of experts, 16 entries have been chosen for the final round of this year's CMS Purus Awards. This year, exhibitors at CMS 2013 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services. were invited to submit their products in five categories. The awards for good design will be presented on 24th September at the opening e... The organisers tell us that this event - the 21st in the series, is the culmination of their efforts to create a show that would give maximum exposure to the best of the Italian cleaning industry's offerings, as well as those of companies based in other countries. They have certainly succeeded. Pulire is now a leading exhibition in this sector and the ideal place to discover and discuss both new products and equipment and the latest market trends, whilst networking with like-minded industry colleagues from around the world. ... ...ve once again been invited to join the judging panel and are excited about shortly being able to examine the shortlisted products first hand, try them out for ourselves and speak to the people that designed and built them. Look out for our reports on each of these over the coming days as well as news of the winners once they've been chosen. "The... ...his one allowed us within touching distance of the most captivating sculptures, statues, paintings, miniatures, ancient weapons, ceramics, goldworks and ancient bells. I'd be happy to return this time, but there's so much else to see. It's simply enchanting... and the lasagne served on Piazza delle Erbe is delicious! Surrounded by a lovely hi... ...y reached by road or rail. The exhibition centre is about 3 km out of the city centre, and a few minutes' drive from the Verona sud' exit (Venice-Milan motorway). A dual carriageway connects the exhibition centre to the local Airport Valerio Catullo. ... ...or Verona Sud motorway exit and then follow the signpost for Fiera. You should be there in about 10 minutes. Bus-navetta: A shuttle bus (line 99 APTV) connects the airport with the exhibition centre via the railway station - travel time is about 20 minutes. From the Railway Station a quick bus (lines 21-61-83 AMT) reaches the exhibition centre...

Karcher

... fresh dirt takes longer to settle. Its gentle formula also ensures that it does not corrode the aluminium which is frequently used for the frames of solar panels. “In areas where there is lots of agriculture the panels become slimey so a chemical cleaner is needed,” it was explained.  The slightly alkaline detergent (the pH ...

RCM

...co Sanitising system is for the professional sanitisation of floors. It reduces 97% of bacteria, eliminates the cost of separate sanitisation, reduces cleaning costs, partially or totally reduces detergent use and increases operator safety. “Ozone is an unstable gas comprised of three oxygen molecules that naturally convert into oxygen. Th...

Diversey

... rather novel fixing system in as much as instead of the more usual Velcro, it has plastic spines coming out at an angle from the plastic frame. These spikes are forced outwards when the mop is applied to the floor and they catch on the mop head and hold it fast.[TRIMTO] When the mop head needs to be changed, a simple action draws the spikes in ...

Sutter Professional

...t is very easy to understand and use. Connect enables cleaners to learn their trade remotely, eliminating the need for them to take time away from their work. They can study at their own pace and there’s a fun ‘games’ section which allows them to test their skills and discover whether they really know their stuff! If they get a...

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...000 higher than they were in 2011 and we think it's going to be the same story tomorrow. Bearing in mind that we are in the middle of an incredibly long downturn, the organisers deserve to be congratulated for a job well done. At a large cleaning show such as this, exhibitors must spend many hours plotting how to make their stand the one that vi...

Isal

...of a climate that facilitates the setting up of stands outside in the fresh air. Imagine that in Birmingham! It was clear as we looked around that this 360 Electrica from Isal Power Sweepers was Italian designed - it was so sleek and stylish. However, it has many other attributes as Leonardo Bernasconi explained:[TRIMTO] "This electrically drive...

Teinnova

...orated as an option.  “The pneumatic brush technology provides ample power for the elimination of dirt that has accumulated in ducts over time. It has none of the overheating or breakdown problems associated with some electrical systems and it reduces cleaning costs. “What makes this even more special though is the addition o...

Coynco

...t this offers a great way of increasing revenue, by providing an extra service over the simple vacuuming of car interiors. Yveta Luptakova said that the equipment had been the subject of some good comments from the visitors who'd seen it so I'm hoping that one will be installed at a service station near me soon. www.coynco.it ...

Cleanvac

...lay, explaining that it will take one worker with a manual rotary cleaning machine approximately 20 minutes to clean a six square metre carpet while it takes just five minutes with a computerised, fully automatic BRS machine, which uses steam at up to 170 degrees. You just have to take up the carpet, clean it and lay it back down on the floor again...

Qleen cleaning: far easier than it looks!

...he substances that are absolutely not wanted on a surface," he warned. "Calcium carbonate and other minerals leave stains and film on the surface. Under extreme conditions, calcium carbonate can even burn into the glass. Besides, drying is slow and the wet surface will attract new dust and hold it. "That's why professionals use only 'pure' water (s...

Clean air in a cube all the way from Switzerland

The Clean Cube 037 Basic, Clean Cube 037 and the Evo Clean Cube 027 Mini, are made in Switzerland by the Cleanservice Group in association with Magris. These EEC certified atomisers pump out 0.3 micron particles that contain hydrogen peroxide, to clean, disinfect and refresh rooms. The particles can capture and break down bacteria, viruses, fungi...

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...ft by BCCE (British Cleaning Council Exhibitions) when it decided to move the Cleaning Show from Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre to London’s Excel, for 2015. It’s clear from many of your comments that there is a great deal of confusion and misinformation surrounding these moves so my job has been to set the record strai...

Dustcontrol introduces new 'green' approach for mobile product range

...rol UK's General Manager, explains further: "The motors have been developed with the environment in mind, but without compromising on extraction power and quality. They're more powerful than the motors we've used in the past, yet use 100W less energy consumption. They're a real step forward, and just one element in our approach to reduce the enviro...

Osmond singer's visit is music to the ears of Disposables UK

...ces, which is a sponsor of the gala event. Disposables has worked closely with the scheme since becoming the first UK paper converter in the away from home market to gain EU Ecolabel certification on its Bay West range of paper products. Keen to hear about the work of Disposables, Merrill Osmond met members of the Board including Chairman, Diane...

Linen hire service and laundry company fined following fall from ladder

...inen and the supplier of the machine, Laundryquip, of Northamptonshire, for safety failings. Westminster Magistrates were told that Laundryquip had provided the reconditioned machine and installed it without the suitable access steps that had been ordered by AAA Linen Services. In their place, AAA provided workers with a standard office chair to...

Workplaces should wash their hands of infections

... of banknotes and 10% of credit cards in the UK. They also discovered that 11% of hands are so contaminated they carry as many germs as a dirty toilet. "This research is shocking and although it might seem a trivial subject, not washing hands can have serious consequences," warns Lee Wright, Marketing Director at Slingsby. "According to the UN, ...

UK's £4 million windfall for underpaid workers

More than 26,000 workers denied the National Minimum Wage by their employers have shared £4 million thanks to HM Revenue & Customs. In 2012-13, HMRC investigated 1,693 complaints against employers for allegedly breaching minimum wage rules. This resulted in 708 employers receiving automatic penalty charges of up to £5,000 and ...

82 Councils in England & Wales and 32 in Scotland committed to paying Living Wage

...Dagenham, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Bassetlaw District Council , Blackpool Council, Birmingham City Council, Braintree District Council, LB Brent, Brighton and Hove City Council, Bristol City Council, Bromsgrove District Council, Burnley Borough Council, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Cambridge City Council, Cherwell District Counc...

Study: Hospital laundering practices may expose patients to infection-causing bacteria

...t sufficient to remove all viable bacteria from the laundered towels. The study, 'Microbial contamination of hospital reusable cleaning towels', conducted by Charles Gerba, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology, University of Arizona, and colleagues from the University of Arizona, with support from Kimberly-Clark, found that: Laundering ...

New 3M Scotchgard Resilient Floor Protector makes stripping a thing of the past

...chieve the desired protection and needs to be stripped at regular intervals - a messy and time-consuming business. Until now, the only way many premises could cut their costs was to strip less frequently or not at all - with a direct impact on floor cleanliness and company image." Scotchgard Resilient Floor Protector is scientifically formulated...

Interview with Martin Scott, Exhibition Director, Cleaning Expo

...the questionnaires was returned we could see that 71% of exhibitors wanted the show to remain in Birmingham. Then I asked: “What about the visitors? They’re an important part of this so we need to know their views.” So we sent the questionnaire to everyone that had pre-registered to attend the 2013 show and within a couple of days...

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...ving distance of their homes. We arrived at the gates at 17.25, only to find that they'd shut 10 minutes earlier, which surprised us both as the facility used to remain open until 20.00 in the Summer. "No wonder people flytip!" she exclaimed. I know our local authorities have had to make cutbacks, but can't help agreeing with my daughter t...

Soapbox: Lyn Crowther FCMI,FBICSc, Founder/Owner, Cleanwise Training and Management, asks:

...the trainers recognised this. "Having completed the course successfully, they both came back brimming with confidence and delighted to have extended their knowledge beyond just cleaning techniques. "The course covered a wide range of associated topics such as health and safety, sustainability, margins, etc etc. "To quote one supervisor 'I ...

Healthcare cleaning chief calls for national training & qualifications for cleaners in NHS hospitals

...leaning without first achieving some level of basic professional qualification. Only by introducing minimum standards of training and knowledge of infection prevention and hygiene control, will the objective of driving up standards of cleanliness in our hospitals, clinics and care homes be achieved." Members of AHCP are responsible for cleaning ...

In Kind Direct Charity Household Essentials Campaign - urgent stock appeal

... resource into the voluntary sector. In Kind Direct is the only charity which has taken on the administrative and logistical complexity of providing this service for consumer goods in the UK. Product donors include most of the UK's leading retailers and manufacturers including: Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, Asda, Amazon, Pentla...

Hill-Rom launches new hospital hand hygiene monitoring solution

...l-Rom Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution. The new offering provides real-time monitoring and staff reminders, simplifies reporting, and can use the same hardware and devices as other Hill-Rom real-time locating solutions. "We've known for a very long time that hand washing is vital to preventing the spread of disease. While many institutions hav...

Proandre launches new range of stainless steel products

...y) is 3.5 Kg and dimensions are: 460x 355x 155mm. Sanitary bin - designed to collect feminine waste products such as sanitary napkins or feminine pads, tampons etc. in heavy traffic but smart washrooms, this 10 litre capacity bin is suitable for small spaces where it can rest on the ground or be attached to the wall. It is easy to cle...

White Cross Bay says Cleanall, can clean all its premises again this year

...ning of the lodges on changeover day as well as the cleaning of the complex: bars, restaurants, swimming pool and gymnasium.[TRIMTO] "Cleanall understands our exacting standards of cleanliness and hygiene," explains Mark McGarry, Park General Manager of White Cross Bay. "With such a high turnover of occupancy, we need a cleaning contractor that ...

WAMITAB and Amaryllis: transforming the lives of ex-offenders

...pon furniture and equipment but are expanding into new areas, such as energy from waste, and the elimination of overseas supply chains. "The partnership with WAMITAB is fundamental to our strategy to ensure that offenders have appropriate, industry-recognised qualifications and skills to support future employment through the Amaryllis Employers'...

Ecolab expands research centre in Brazil

...he centre also has facilities to research new industrial water applications for the pulp and paper, mining, sugar and brewing industries, and for the development of new cleaning and sanitising, and food and beverage processing solutions. Jim White, Ecolab senior vice president and president, Latin America region, explains further: "The expansion...

Plumbing theft throwing a wrench in the works of businesses

...dred dollars. Many of the thefts take place during business hours, take only about three to five minutes, and happen even when other people are in the washroom. "Apparently, some of these thieves are so good at what they do, they just enter the restroom with a concealed wrench and go to work," says Klaus Reichardt, founder and CEO of Waterless C...

RJN Chemicals launches myth busting campaign for the UK market

...ne 5kg tub of FreshClean dilutes to over 2,000 trigger sprays each of 750ml solution. There's even minimal impact on the environment with reduced transportation and storage needed, a phosphate free formula, and reusable trigger spray bottles that can be purchased as part of a contract, reducing the amount of plastic consigned to landfill. The t...

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...e exceptional. Although I don’t know them that well, I like and trust them already and they reminded me that however good the product may be, without the right people on board there will always be something missing and customers may find somewhere else to spend their money… Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a com...

Cleantec Innovation raises the flag for Thanet

...ocal businesses work together to improve the south east's coastline. The award-winning beaches - Minnis Bay, West Bay in Westgate, St Mildred's Bay, Westbrook Bay, Margate Main Sands, Botony Bay, Joss Bay and Stone Bay - had to meet strict criteria based on European standards. The focus this time round was firmly on water quality, and Thanet'...

10th anniversary of Recycle Week shows just how far we've come

... news, but that means there's still about half ending up in landfill!" Defra Resource Management Minister Lord de Mauley says: "Dealing with waste and recycling properly not only makes environmental sense but also good business sense. We've made great strides in household recycling and over the next decade we can look forward to doing much more ...

PCMC's flexible flow wrapper: success!

...ing and envelope manufacturing industries. Its comprehensive product offering includes rewinding, laminating, printing, embossing, perforating and packaging equipment for tissue and towels; folding and converting machines; and a complete range of flexographic printing presses serving the flexible packaging, prime label and carton converting industr...

Maximise your exposure - enter by July 15th!

...hen video packages were added. Plus, your chances of winning have doubled! Five awards will be determined by customers who vote online and an additional five Visitors' Choice awards will be selected at the show. The competition is open to all manufacturers and service providers. T: 800-225-4772 W: www.issa.com ...

AHCP welcomes new National Chair

...work as a Supervisor and then Assistant Manager at the Old District Hospital in Selly Oak, South Birmingham.[TRIMTO] In 1990 he was appointed Domestic Services Manager at Birmingham General Hospital, before moving to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1994 as Facilities Manager Housekeeping Services. Simon has been a member of the AHCP's Midland...

Jangro/Macmillan on the road to raise £100,000

...and families throughout the country. Employees are organising individual sponsored bike rides, swimming, five a side football coffee mornings etc. and one member has even set up an eBay account to sell old stock. Donate at www.justgiving.com T: 0845 458 5223 E: W: www.jangro.net ...

IFMA and BGFMA announce partnership through IFMA Alliance

...nt. Members of IFMA Alliance organisations become 'custom' members of IFMA with the ability to determine what information they wish to share with, and receive from, IFMA, based on their individual needs. BGFMA is the second partner in the heralded IFMA Alliance, following the induction of Facility Management Nederland last year. "This new allian...

AusClean Pulire education programme released - register now

...s commitment to public hygiene and sustainable practices, the event will be much more than simply seminars, workshops and an exhibition. It will facilitate a meeting place for the industry - suppliers and distributors; building service contractors; carpet and restoration technicians; and in-house cleaning and hygiene practitioners. The education...

Specialty Biocides market: transformed in Europe, energized in the US, and cleaning up in India and China

...rs in Europe in terms of sold volumes, accounting for 27% of the total market volume. With the imminent implementation of the final draft of the European Union Biocidal Products Regulation, the European biocides market will incur significant changes including product restrictions and approval simplification. The regulation will introduce a numbe...

Spectrum successfully completes industrial rope access cleaning at Tilbury Docks

...ly. The company says that its methodical adherence to a comprehensive health & safety policy mindful of the need to protect the staff as well as the clients and members of the general public, has become a growing key differentiator for Spectrum Window Cleaning in London. This attention to detail is one of the key reasons that the company is ...

ISS Account Director boosts employment in East London with award winning 'Training to Work' Scheme

...ity.[TRIMTO] Chris, who is the Account Director for ISS' FM contract at Lloyd's of London, was nominated for his achievements as a Training into Work Scheme Champion at Lloyd's - who like ISS, is a long-standing corporate partner of ELBA, working with the Alliance on projects that provide work experience and employment opportunities for the loc...

Top compliance accreditation for ServiceMaster Clean

... they need to outsource vital services, which removes the hassle of verification and gives peace of mind that they are adhering to regulation and industry best practice." Accreditation is a process in which certification of competency, viability and compliance with legal requirements and current codes of practice is presented. The exor accred...

CHSA hosts MP's visit to promote standards in cleaning products

...ng a recent visit to an Essex headquarters by MP Dame Angela Watkinson. The Hornchurch & Upminster MP went on a tour of wiping and cleaning cloth specialist Harrison's Wipes premises in Romford to learn more about how non-woven wiping cloths are produced.[TRIMTO] The visit was organised by the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Associatio...

HSS moves up powered access league with new acquisition

...st in its field, distinguished by an excellent range and service commitment. We look forward to becoming part of the HSS Group and the future service enhancements this will bring to customers and colleagues of both organisations." HSS has traded successfully and posted consistent growth during the last four years. This is the second acquisition ...

Businesses fly-tipping reaching epidemic proportions

...e is dumped in streets, fields and residential waste bins across the UK as unscrupulous business criminals attempt to avoid fees and the landfill tax.[TRIMTO] The situation is made worse by local government budget cuts, meaning that councils are increasingly stretched in the battle against fly-tippers, who seem to be getting the upper hand. "...

Disposing of its old premises...

... spread across four sites totalling 107,000 sq ft, which included manufacturing, distribution and administration, it has consolidated its operations onto one 150,000 sq ft site.[TRIMTO] Due for completion in mid-July, the move brings many business advantages and will allow Disposables to streamline its processes, including a faster turnaround ti...

New anti-bacterial trolley system is a first

...ds including ISO 20743-2007 and ISO 22196-2011 and shows a reduction of 99.9% in bacteria within 20 minutes of use. It does not degrade with age during its lifetime, and the trolley and its parts including the microfibre mops and plastic components are all recyclable after use. Paolo Scapinello of Filmop says: "We believe in effective cleaning ...

Gala dinner farewell for Jangro's Chairman

... Bryan Squires, who created the Jangro concept and brand in 1980 drawing together a handful of like-minded independent distributors, has retired as Jangro Chairman. He has accepted the post of Lifetime Honorary President.[TRIMTO] Some 120 Jangro members and suppliers enjoyed a fund raising gala dinner and dance in Bryan's honour at the Forrest ...

Moerman launches Handy Squeegee

...sy to use. The green natural rubber is produced with materials approved by the Food & Drug Administration authority and Moerman says that this rubber is what makes its products really stand out. "We use the best rubber for floor and wall squeegee applications and repetitive use on both smooth and uneven surfaces," says the company's Sofie...

Top safety accreditation for JPM Contract Cleaners

...itation process." Under the safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health & safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website. Over 170 major nationwide businesses, ...

What price recovery?

...as opened for another EU country - Latvia - to join the eurozone, we might well be lulled into assuming that neither the EU dream nor the single currency are discredited after all and that things are looking up. Indeed, the OECD's composite leading indicator for the eurozone has now been at, or above, the long-term average trend line for the last ...

Pulire 2.0: Italian cleaning show releases technical data

...tors taking up a busy 13,527sq.m of net exhibition space. "73% of exhibitors come from Italy, confirming the importance that this event has at national level, but the number of International exhibitors continues to grow, accounting for 27%, with an increase of three percentage points over the previous edition." It was added that 25 countries att...

Violetta: a small pressure washer that offers high performance

...e by-pass machines and they offer pressures of from 130 to 170 bar and a flow rate of from 9 litres/min to 11 litres/min. www.idrobasegroup.com ...

Daring to Dream Even Bigger in 2014... China Clean Expo

...ng Expo 2014 we have six other shows and a two-day cleaning conference, along with free-to-attend seminars specially designed for each show," promises Steven Lee, Project Manager at Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co. "In addition to that, we will also be holding a China Clean Expo Innovation Awards gala dinner. These new features of...

Soapbox: A warning about the pitfalls of using untrained staff - the problems can start with product procurement!

...ld like to say the following: All cleaners should be trained; a requirement that is dismissed seemingly without thought as being too expensive or unnecessary. Yet, the requirements for cleaning knowledge and techniques are far higher than most people appreciate; you only have to witness how much damage can be done to surface materials, to people...

NHS Supply Chain chooses new all-purple cytotoxic/cytostatic waste bags from GV Health

...totoxic/cytostatic waste bags available through NHS Supply Chain include a secure sealing system to minimise the risk of spillages during handling and panels for adding information such as EWC codes and source data. MVN453 bags are rated medium duty, with a maximum contents weight of 5Kg. T: +44 (0)1920 463 098 W: www.gvhealth.com ...

Employers urged to take extra care of young people starting Summer jobs

...hat young people have understood what they have been taught. "The British Safety Council is determined to keep health & safety simple and has a priority to reduce the risks young people face at work. We have worked closely with schools and have provided resources to help them develop hazard awareness among young people. We have a dedicated w...

New griddle cleaning system cuts cleaning time in half

... a clean, hygienic griddle surface. Typically, a dirty, food-soiled griddle can be cleaned in 3 - 5 minutes. "Griddle cleaning has long presented both a challenge and a risk," says Thierry Huin, 3M Market Manager - Food Services. "Using scrapers is time consuming and can cause costly damage to the griddle plate, while many cleaning chemicals con...

GSA finalists announced

... VINCI Facilities "The awards committee spent a long day reviewing the submissions to determine which would make it through to the finals," explains Stan Atkins, Chief Executive Officer of The British Institute of Cleaning Science. "Points were awarded based on the amount of relevant information supplied and the quality of the testimonials...

EnerSys batteries for advanced cleaning machine performance

...ift while add itional costs associated with spare batteries and changing facilities are avoided. Minimum gassing ensures Hawker XFC batteries can be used in retail areas, public spaces and sensitive locations. It is virtually maintenance free and no water topping-up is necessary. The batteries are designed for optimum performance when used wi...

Street cleaners search waste for precious metals

...ns of rubbish from the street every year, has announced that it has set up Britain's first plant to mine for metal. Richard Kirkman, the firm's technical director, told the Sunday Telegraph: "In the past we have always sent our street sweeping to landfill or compost sites. "We wanted to find something to do with this material, so we are separati...

Contractor ended up biting off more than it could chew

...racts for custodial services and won eight of them. Andy Mills, a spokesman for the Department of Administration, said JJG decided to terminate three of the contracts "due to workload and staffing issues. "The contracts hadn't been out to bid in 20 years because of the state's employment programme and disability preference, which allowed the con...

Facilities Show signs exclusive partnership with FMA for 2014 event

..., NFS Hospitality, Guideline Lift Services, Vetasi, Andrews Sykes, Sheffield Hallam University, Westminster Kingsway College and Nationwide Platforms. "We are delighted to confirm that we will once again be offering our exclusive support to Facilities Show for 2014 and we have no plans to support any other Facilities Management exhibitions next ...

Principle achieves outstanding reduction in emissions

Since becoming a certified CarbonNeutral company at the start of 2011, Principle Cleaning Services tells us it is delighted to have recorded a huge reduction in its emissions. The London based, sustainable company has worked with The CarbonNeutral Company, a world-leading provider of carbon reduction solutions, to set a target to reduce its carbo...

Disposables UK opens new state-of-the-art site

...to current standards with the incorporation of in-built Power Factor Correction at source to ensure minimum energy use and increase operational efficiency. The manufacturing facility incorporates new, fully automated production and packaging lines, allowing Disposables to manufacture quality products at prices to meet current and future market dem...

MBS Access invests in 15m, Italian-manufactured CMC spider lift

...nt fit with our offer of high spec machines and high quality service," adds Ben. MBS Access predominantly hires to shopping centres, department stores and other facilities and venues in London and the South-East, although its specialist machines and technical support are sought in other areas of the UK and even on the continent. The company offe...

Figuring out just why a floor is slippery

...ofessional cleaning trainer and product manager for Powr-Flite. "Many slip-and-fall hazards are eliminated just by properly cleaning the floor and using the right tools, chemicals, and equipment." According to Mike, some of the other causes of slippery floors and their solutions include: Wrong or inferior chemicals have been used: T...

TC Facilities Management acquires Equinox Security Management

...Surrey-based FM company’s geographic presence across the UK. TC works with many high performing organisations, including Tesco, which it has been looking after for over 50 years. It currently services over 1,100 of the retailer’s stores and although it already delivers security solutions to Tesco using a Preferred Service Provider...

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...the posting of a stack of photo’s on this site, which had me looking for familiar faces and reminded me of companies that have long since disappeared into the cleaning industry’s history. The album is well worth checking out and you can find it here: issainterclean.com/amsterdamen/picturelibrary25yrs And talking of disappearin...

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...kshire, (which had managed to remain unscathed since it was built in 1824) before driving away - seemingly oblivious to what had gone on! Hotel manager Rik Duckworth, 27, told the Daily Mail : "If the sweeper had twisted the pillar by another three inches, the full portico could have collapsed and crushed anything in its path." The street sw...

KCP launches successful US RightCycle programme across EMEA

...s poses considerable challenges for businesses and society," adds Ruud. "Landfill options are becoming more limited and waste disposal costs continue to rise. The RightCycle programme takes recycling to a new level - beyond downcycling, upcycling and other approaches - by making it easy to recycle pharmaceutical cleanroom and laboratory garments...

Success in converting waste into energy bags Veolia further Australian Business Award

...g on across the whole of Australia. "While we encourage our customers and the wider community to minimise waste production at the source, we are also realistic and recognise that there will always be residual refuse, which poses significant environmental impacts. "Methane, a by-product from waste generation, can be as potentially harmful to t...

WAMITAB hosts Skills Village at RWM 2013

...enticeships, funding, online learning, technical competence, and much more. A daily programme of 20 minute briefings will give visitors and exhibitors the chance to access authoritative advice on ensuring that their employees are equipped with the right skills to grow and develop their businesses. Experts from a number of industry associations w...

Regent Cleaning all-rounder at Yorks County Cricket Club

...y20 winner's medal. Two stellar seasons in 2013 and 2014 could see him achieve the milestone of claiming 1,000 wickets in all forms of professional cricket. He became only the 11th England player to claim a Test match hat-trick whilst on tour in New Zealand in early 2008 taking 10 wickets in the match at Hamilton and a 24 in a three-match series...

Acumen and Newcastle-under-Lyme BC help 'Tonight' programme highlight how councils can reduce landfill

...ners have a number of separate kerbside containers, the Council says this helps to avoid cross contamination, which has enabled it to sell recycled goods for over £1/2 million pounds a year. Questioned about whether this is acceptable 87% of householders said they are happy to undertake recycling and local resident Eric Pemberton said: "I...

How to tips on aircraft hygiene

...ly cleaned every 30 days on some airlines Lavatory walls due to the spew of water and contaminants when the toilet is flushed Seat belts, seat backs, and arm rests Electronic controls www.enviro-solution.com ...

Research paper into women's sanitary disposal in public washrooms - The key findings

...h paper included questions that would help Vectair learn more about what women really think about feminine waste disposal in the washroom, health and hygiene in public washrooms, as well as their usual practices and whether they feel their needs are sufficiently met. Vectair has now compiled its report and the key findings are detailed below: ...

OxyPharm disinfection units now available through rental service

...s all surfaces, fabrics and fittings, along with the air within the room. [TRIMTO] Taking just 3 minutes per 50m3, plus an additional 30 minutes contact time, using OxyPharm over traditional methods means that a room may be quickly returned to use with virtually no disruption. In use the unit needs as little as 1ml of chemical per 1m3 of room...

Soapbox: Carpet Care - Wet or Dry?

...moval. Both dry and wet extraction systems remove the sticky dirt and spots from the carpet by vacuuming. The critical differences are the type of vacuuming that is done, the amount of liquid used during the cleaning procedure and how the liquid is controlled to prevent soil from running deeper into the pile. For example, dry extraction vacuumin...

UV-C disinfection redefined

...r drug-resistant micro organisms. "Crothall's environmental services teams provide a thorough terminal cleaning of patient rooms and operating suites," says Rich Feczko, National Director of Systems, Standards, and Global Support. "We regularly test high-touch areas after cleaning to ensure the room is ready for a new patient. However, we also k...

Hotels lose around 30 customers for each bad review; cleaning is key

...n effective means of adding value, particularly in light of increased competition and customers becoming more cautious as to how and where they spend their money. Figures from one study carried out by Market Metrix - the feedback management platform in the hospitality industry ( marketmetrix.com ) show that room cleanliness is the leading global...

IFMA releases sustainability 'how-to' guide for waste management

...Sustainability 'How-to' Guide Series, which provides facilities managers with workable solutions to minimise waste.[TRIMTO] "To recycle an old cliche, waste not, want not," says Marina Badoian-Kriticos, sustainability director at IFMA. "The modern facility manager is under tremendous pressure to do more with less. "One way to accomplish this ...

WHO hand hygiene strategy feasible and sustainable for healthcare settings globally

...s in patient care for hand hygiene Monitoring and feedback on compliance Visual reminders at the point of care in the workplace Creation of a culture of attention to patient and healthcare worker safety within the institution Sir Liam Donaldson, WHO Envoy for Patient Safety, explains: "Sometimes the simplest and most c...

Terminix expands into Canada with acquisition of Magical Pest Control's assets

Terminix, the world's largest pest and termite control provider, has announced its entry into the Canadian pest control market with the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Toronto-based Magical Pest Control.[TRIMTO] Founded in 1997, Magical Pest Control is one of the largest pest control companies in Ontario, specialising in comm...

Top 10 fellow worker's habits that annoy the most - as revealed by 5000 employees

It's never a joy going back to work after a break and with the Summer holidays coming to an end (well, in my neck of the woods, anyway) the 'back to work blues' is something many are dealing with right now.[TRIMTO] The good news is that we can all make things easier for our colleagues by taking note of the results of a survey carried out for Pe...

Increasing demand boosts Asia-Pacific antimicrobial coatings market

...om end-user applications is boosting the antimicrobial coatings market in Asia-Pacific. The need to minimise infection and in turn, the cost of treatment has spurred the use of antimicrobial coatings on hospital window frames, door knobs and other areas where hygiene is mandatory, thereby sustaining investments in the market.[TRIMTO] New analysi...

Greyland caters for all

... popular Purple Beer Line Sanitiser that changes colour when it's done for ease of use and peace of mind that the lines are clear. Cleaning dirty ovens of grease and charred food is made easier by Oven Cleaner (5L) and the ready to use (RTU) version in 750ml trigger sprays. Kitchen Degreaser RTU is a fast-acting spray-on product in 750 ml tri...

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...e up less water and I can see that momentum gathering pace as more and more decision-makers are becoming aware of the urgent need to look after our environment and stop using our water faster than it can be replenished by nature - and as a result are demanding more ecologically-friendly products. Those at the conference are sharing ideas on how we ...

New approach to old and increasing problem of insects

...This provides a massive opportunity for additional profits as the material costs for application is minimal whilst current prices for this service can be hundreds or thousands of £'s/Euro's depending upon the size and intensity of the contamination. The training is provided by email and can be studied and turned around in a couple of hours...

Square is the new round!

...drop tests' have been carried out and we are now confident that this is a problem well and truly eliminated." T: 01753 650 425 E: W: www.rjnchemicals.biz ...

BIFM withdraws from talks on potential merger with Asset Skills, CSSA and FMA

...ussions about merger and acquisition opportunities and nor does it rule out working with other like-minded bodies for the benefit of our members, the FM profession and the wider support services industry. "Anything that serves to strengthen the representation of our industry and its services must be a good thing and BIFM wishes to support Asset ...

New AMA report reviews UK contract cleaning market

...ivate sector budgets are likely to continue for the next couple of years at least, with the need to minimise costs constraining growth in the market to just 1% per annum to 2014 before growth in the sector recovers to stronger levels by 2017, when the market is expected to be worth around £1.1bn The report also assesses the highly fragment...

World Water Week opens with a call for life-saving cooperation over water

...und, surface and sky faster than it can be replaced by nature is untenable and unwise. It will undermine the stability and security of our entire civilisation." The world's population is increasing rapidly. By 2050, there will be nine billion of us. However, the amount of water in the world will not increase. "Unprejudiced cooperation and sol...

100,000 cans in the bag - with help from Cromwell Polythene

A public-spirited Leicester man, who began collecting aluminium cans for recycling less than three years ago, is within sight of his target of 100,000 cans by the end of this year. Though he is passionate about the environment, 40 year-old Adrian Ablett's original inspiration came from supermarket giant Tesco, which launched an initiative to r...

LCC cleans without chlorine

...This creates a highly efficient natural cleaning agent that breaks down dirt, grease and other contaminants without any toxic solutions. When used as a sanitiser or disinfectant, AO is a broad range anti-microbial agent that works faster and more effectively against pathogens that chlorine bleach, but without the fumes and toxic residues. Reg...

PASMA launches Tower Week

...A Tower Week will turn the spotlight on this versatile piece of access equipment and give it the prominence and attention it rightly deserves. It will showcase the latest developments in tower design, assembly techniques and safe practice, and highlight why towers are increasingly chosen in preference to other forms of temporary access." Anyone ...

NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces show promise in battling MERS outbreak

...faces help to inhibit the chance of Coronavirus transmission through surface contact and cross-contamination, but it works on all other bacteria, viruses and fungi." Independent lab tests conducted with the human Coronavirus show that the NanoSeptic surface kills 99.96% of viruses deposited on a surface in 30 minutes. The same tests showed that ...

Demand for pumps in North American sanitary applications remains steady

...lacement pumps, which include rotary, reciprocating and peristaltic pumps. "Benefits such as the minimisation of leaks, product damage, and product loss - in addition to improved quality - popularised pump systems in sanitary applications," says Frost & Sullivan Industrial Automation and Process Control Research Analyst Sakthi Sobana Pandian...

Regent Samsic grows cleaning and security client portfolio

...of 2013. Additions to the contractor's cleaning portfolio includes St Paul's Girls' School in Birmingham and Myton School, Warwick; Mercedes-Benz Bristol; regional offices operated nationally by Provident Financial; and further wins within its Monmouthshire County Council contracts that take in the Abergavenny and Chepstow clusters. Coventry-...

P&G Professional's new range can be ordered through your distributor

...d Spain. P&G Professional will be rolling the service out to new European countries over the coming months. A European survey commissioned by P&G Professional in March 2013 revealed that the overall cleanliness of a hospitality establishment is a critical deciding factor for 90% of respondents in terms of whether or not they leave a tip...

Freudenberg announces screw connections based on hygienic design "consistently achievable"

... polished NovoNox screws and cap nuts.[TRIMTO] The innovative combination of special EHEDG-conforming washers - the Usit rings - and special NovoNox screws makes it possible to safely eliminate the danger of contamination at all screw connections for hygienic equipment and devices. The Hygienic Usit that Freudenberg has developed in accordanc...

Exceptional environmental services technicians honoured for infection prevention efforts

..." said Patti Costello, executive director, AHE. "We were thrilled to receive triple the number of nominations for this year's Heart of Healthcare Awards. Engagement in this campaign is a reflection of a growing awareness of - and appreciation for, the integral role environmental services departments play in supporting a culture of quality outcomes ...

ISSA announces 2014 Board

The following individuals have been elected to the new ISSA board, which will be led by incoming ISSA President Fritz Gast of P.B. Gast & Sons.[TRIMTO] Vice President/President Elect: Alan Tomblin, Procter & Gamble Professional Executive Officer: John Swigart, Spartan Chemical Co Manufacturer Director: Matt W...

Reserve your seat for important conference now!

...s the recession fades. To spearhead this growth, the British Cleaning Council Conference will examine trends and changes in the industry, new entrants to the market, big ideas and must-have tools to ensure businesses remain at the cutting edge. Conference highlights include: MC and moderator of Industry Question Time, Oliver Kamm,...

Show places increased attention on industrial cleaning and safety

...lishing the improvement of the manufacturing industry as an important goal, cleaning is clearly becoming an important aspect, as it is an essential part of industrial manufacturing, being widely used in industries such as machinery and automobile manufacture, electronics, telecommunications, household appliances, food, textiles, papermaking, printi...

Janitorial Direct joins the Matrix network

...ial Direct to its network of distributors.[TRIMTO] Janitorial Direct is ideally situated only 20 minutes from the M5 / M6 corridor and is central to many large markets including Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Telford, Worcester, Redditch, Bromsgrove, and Coventry. Its large store has ample car parking for those customers who wish to collect. The ...

Demand increasing for non-chemical cleaning & sanitising

... heavy duty degreasers) and, as such, provides absolute consistency and accuracy, regardless of incoming water quality and quantity drawn off. Its palladium-coated electrodes are guaranteed effective for the unit's life so there will be no variability in water quality and no intervention necessary by the operator. ROX splits the electrolysed wat...

Good food hygiene is good for business

Customers are becoming increasingly aware of the food hygiene schemes and are actively looking for rating stickers when choosing where to eat out, Food Standards Agency research shows.[TRIMTO] More food businesses are now displaying their hygiene rating stickers and a third of them say that this has resulted in greater customer confidence, bet...

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..., Building Management and Services, opens its doors today. It is expected to attract over 15,000 prominent trade visitors from 60 countries. The organisers tell us that all available space in the 24,700 square metre display area in Halls 1.2 to 4.2 and in the open-air grounds in front of the South Entrance to the Berlin Exhibition Grounds (Berlin E...

Deals with water damage; cleans hard floors and facades

...ning solution - from vertical surfaces too.[TRIMTO] This enables the user to clean facades with a minimum of water and eliminates the need for wastewater capturing devices. Both automatic feed and discharge enable the operative to clean large surface areas without the tedious, continuous carrying of water and waste water. The unit weighs 67Kg ...

Trade associations statements

...to its growing international dimension. The congress on the subject of Sustainability, featuring prominent speakers from all over the world, including the EU Director General Daniel Calleja Crespo, illustrates the importance of the fair, of the entire industry and of the venue, Berlin, which is not confined within the borders of our own country. ...

CMS Purus Awards: the winners - Kärcher

...floors. Moreover, it also has the capacity to combine the functions of sweeping, scrubbing and vacuuming. Optional roller brushes - for example pad or microfibre rollers - facilitate the easy cleaning of different floor surfaces with varying levels of pollution. Moving the machine from one site to another is easy too as the stainless steel steer...

Contractors love Omniflex as it does a lot for very little!

... washer. Empowering workers to deep clean and sanitise without ever having to touch soiled, contaminated surfaces, Kaivac No-Touch Cleaning Systems not only clean better, but also cut labour, chemical and equipment costs while raising worker morale and image. In fact, scientific research shows them to be 60 times more effective at reducing bacte...

STOP PRESS: Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 to launch at SECC

...er of Cleaning Expo 2015, Healthcare Hygiene Expo 2015 and Street Cleaning Expo 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham. [TRIMTO] The SECC is a perfect place to host such an important new event for the cleaning industry. A world class exhibition centre in the heart of Scotland, it has 3000 car parking spaces and is less than a mile from the M8 - making it e...

Fleet management made easy!

...week.[TRIMTO] Hako automatically saves and updates any such data, sparing the user the time-consuming work of maintaining an in-house database. Fleet managers need to keep on top of plenty of data in order to have their machinery ready for use at any given time. - What is the current location of a certain machine? - When is the next tec...

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...ing problems with a close eye on everyone's limited budgets and the need to conserve the planet's diminishing resources whilst providing outstanding results. We're delighted to report that there was some real innovation with lots of thought put into sustainability and functional design - as you'll see from our rundown of some of the products below ...

High density floor pads made almost entirely from waste melamine

...o an in-depth explanation by Dr Wolfgang Rauwald of Charlott Produkte, on the benefits of using melamine in floor pads for walk-behind scrubber driers. Shown here, the high density Combo-Pads are made almost entirely from waste – they comprise almost 100% recycled material. They’re virtually unbreakable, not very absorbent and requir...

Mad scientist or nutty professor?

... last for four days, so having a sense of humour can divert the thoughts from the aching feet and remind everyone that these events are worthwhile. Enter the team from the very busy Dr Schnell stand, one of whom proved that work doesn’t have to be serious. And while you think this employee may be a little scary, you didn’t see, as we did, what he was wearing on the bottom half… www.dr-schnell.com ...

CMS posts record exhibitor and visitor numbers

... confirming its role as a leading European event for this sector. The event had an even greater international dimension, with highly satisfied exhibitors and visitors keen to sing its praises. It left us all in an extremely positive mood as far as the industry's overall economic outlook is concerned.The organisers tell us that some 361 companie...

Exhibitors: expectations exceeded

...mer groups - such as members of the building cleaning trade, buyers and retailers. They were also aiming to showcase new products. They say that for the most part these aims were met. Although signing contracts was not their primary goal, more than 40% of exhibitors had achieved sales before the show ended. [TRIMTO] Overall, more than 80% of ...

The show must go on (and it does at Messe Berlin!)

...cs family. She told us that the show had been really busy with the prospect of many new customers coming on board as a result of exhibiting. www.igefa.de ...

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...ll this is dangerous yet I’ve continued. This morning the operation had taken more than 20 minutes and, thinking the thing had broken completely I fetched the piano stool and – standing on it with knees braced against the cupboard, I reached up to the top of a kitchen wall unit to grab my filter coffee maker (unused for years) with t...

The POD - reduce your paper consumption by up to 20%

... end of the roll and ensures that no unused paper remains on the stub roll: paper wastage can be eliminated leading to a reduction of paper consumption by up to 20% and resulting in a reduced environmental impact. The POD has been designed to accommodate a large variety of paper rolls available on the market: various roll lengths, diameters, wid...

Be wary of rental cars

...gh levels of bacteria that can lead to stomach and flu viruses and other diseases." Further, the examination found that the most contaminated areas of the rental cars were: steering wheels door handles window switches gear shifts In one car, a rented child safety seat was covered with the bacteria that can ...

Same shift bacteria test approved by AOAC Research Institute for Food & Beverage industries

...both Coliform and E. coli in a wide range of products including raw and cooked meat and fish, milk, mineral water and ready-to-eat products such as sandwiches and green salad leaves. MicroSnap can be applied to many other products and the integrated swab provides a simple application for testing solid surfaces. MicroSnap is certified to give a q...

Glass Restore - a new and specialised service from Cresswell Services

...used allows distortion free repairs to any glass surface and can handle any type of scratch damage, mineral or spatter damage and is quicker and cleaner than other glass polishing systems. Glass Restore works on all types of glass, including tinted glass and all carried out by Cresswell's own trained, certificated operatives, giving a profession...

Anti-Vandal dispenser keeps air fresh

...er as well as make servicing more difficult. Shield has been designed with style and protection in mind. Its smooth contoured design makes it difficult for vandals to grip and tamper with the dispenser, particularly when positioned at height, but it still looks attractive on the wall. It is made of robust stainless steel for added strength and com...

Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 "selling well" says organiser

...alongside more than 100 flights connecting Glasgow to the rest of Europe each day - is less than 15 minutes' drive away and the exhibition centre station is just 400 metres from the SECC entrance, making it easy for exhibitors and visitors to attend - however they intend to travel. This show will offer a unique opportunity for cleaning equipment...

leader 10th October continued

...the BTA first launched, as a way of countering the damage caused to people’s freedom by the diminishing numbers of public facilities available to those that need them. She retorted that with the types of people around today, the washrooms being offered up for public use would quickly become dirty and even vandalised, with disposables eithe...

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...nowledge-doing gap’ reveals that efforts to foster positive manager behaviours are being undermined by the lack of a consistent message of what organisations expect of managers. The research also found that 48% of companies promoted individuals into managerial roles based on their performance record rather than people management or leadership...

Ryans ploughs through challenge

...rs to wellies and explore all sectors of agriculture, including the latest developments in food, farming, machinery, livestock, motors, forestry and innovation. Ryans Cleaning employs more than 70 people full-time and 1,000-plus part-time and seasonal staff serving the requirements of fixed venues, international events, tradeshows and exhibition...

Gumwand donates to High Street Revival initiative

...iodegrade, is unsightly and unhygienic. Whilst most gum-removal options are expensive and time-consuming, Gumwand removes the offending gum in a matter of seconds. "We believe there is real benefit in connected and engaged towns across the UK," says Noel James, Director of HTF. "A successful retail industry and a revived High Street are good new...

Idiots on ladders: Ladder Exchange focuses on training; number trained jumps 40%

...Executive's Ladder Exchange scheme, the Association is a vibrant, forward-looking organisation determined to look after the best interests of its increasingly diverse membership base and, of course, the industry at large. T: 0845 260 1048 E: W: www.ladderassociation.org.uk ...

Decontaminating sanitiser dispensers in healthcare environments: new studies show the best options

...giving healthcare workers their own hand sanitiser - can help keep patients safe by decreasing contamination in operating and recovery rooms, suggest two studies presented at the recent 'Anesthesiology 2013' annual meeting. Keeping hand sanitisers clean decreases their bacterial contamination by 75%, while healthcare workers with personal gel bo...

Kensington & Chelsea council meeting lobbied to support £8.55 London Living Wage

... and south of the borough. Gary Carter, GMB Regional Officer, said: "A London living wage is becoming a bigger issue across the Royal Borough as OCS cleaners have recently taken three days' strike action in their campaign for a living wage of £8.55 per hour. "Kensington & Chelsea is the wealthiest borough in UK and workers providing...

IFMA World Workplace 2013 attendance figures set stage for New Orleans 2014

The International Facility Management Association has released the final registration numbers for the 2013 World Workplace Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, USA. With more than 4,700 registrants, World Workplace 2013 was one of the best attended IFMA events in recent history. With representatives from 49 countries in attendance, the glob...

Zapper launches Scan-to-Pay to help SMEs who suffer from late payments

... payment solution more accessible to SME's than any of its predecessors. Unlike traditional card terminals that cost roughly £600 per year in rental fees and minimum charges, there are no monthly contracts to use this service. Zapper charges a standard fee of 2.7% +£0.20 applies per successful payment. The Zapper app is free for cust...

ISS Restoration unveils enormous, purpose-built flood and fire training house

...ea for wetting, including the demonstration of hot water in under floor pipes for leak detection examinations. We have also installed overhead systems for making sure we have water in the wall cavities especially behind the rendered walls. "Additionally, we are able to demonstrate 'Pre Incident Condition' issues as well as looking at potential ...

ICRC - Madagascar: Fighting the plague within prisons and beyond

...o data from the World Health Organisation, which is working in partnership with the Malagasy health ministry to implement a national policy for fighting the plague. "Rat control is essential for preventing the plague, because rodents spread the bacillus to fleas that can then infect humans," says Christoph Vogt. "So the relatives of a detainee c...

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...ll this is dangerous yet I’ve continued. This morning the operation had taken more than 20 minutes and, thinking the thing had broken completely I fetched the piano stool and – standing on it with knees braced against the cupboard, I reached up to the top of a kitchen wall unit to grab my filter coffee maker (unused for years) with t...

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...nda are taking strike action because of the poor facilities they have to endure, provides a stark reminder of just how lucky so many of us are in the developed world. It would pay those amongst us that don’t appreciate our washrooms and who selfishly don’t bother to leave them in a clean and hygienic state for the next user, to have ...

Jangro member helps care home in Romania

...is working with 'Cry in the Dark', a Christian charity operating two projects in Romania. Casa Lumina is a residential care home for 22 young people with special needs, advocacy, care education, stimulation and holistic support, while Hospice Casa Albert is a centre of excellence for palliative care services to over 80 children and young adults....

Morclean introduces the new model Air-tech (1 and 2)

...means it has an extremely strong suction power, it's perfect for use in industrial settings such as mines, oil rigs, shipyards, food processing facilities, factories, foundries, chemical plants, railway workshops and the aviation industry as well as in many other environments. "It cleans up sumps, drains, elevator pits, blast furnaces, boiler fl...

System Hygienics performs smooth duct cleaning operation

...ystems in the two hospitals. By scheduling work mainly at weekends, System Hygienics was able to minimise disruption during the project, which was completed over a six-week period. Colin Mason, Regional Sales Manager of System Hygienics, explains: "We were working on critical operating theatre ventilation systems and could, of course, only do...

BCC welcomes latest moves to pay London Living Wage

...TRIMTO] The London Living Wage is set at £8.30 an hour, £2.22 more than the National Minimum Wage. The City of London Corporation negotiates payment on a case by case basis rather than demand it be paid for all contracts. The BCC has vocally supported the living wage campaign since its inception, and encourages more employers to p...

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... soon have many more recycling boxes outside our homes than we do now, as the result of a ban on co-mingling – the method currently in place in some councils whereby householders put all of their recycling in the same box to be sorted later by council teams. I’ve always been an advocate of co-mingling because of the confusion over wh...

New gum-removal system transforms two shopping centres and Olympic site

...two of the UK's most prestigious shopping centres and the Olympic site in Stratford in a move to eliminate the perennial problem of gum litter, and significantly improve the visitor experience.[TRIMTO] Chris Thomas, Key Account Director at Cleanevent Group explains: "The shopping centre in Stratford for example had a major issue with chewing gum...

National Carpet Cleaners Association: Training dates 2013/2014

The NCCA has published the dates of its forthcoming training courses in the following subjects: Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, Advanced Spot & Stain Treatment & Removal, Leather Identification & Cleaning.[TRIMTO] Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning:  November 22nd - 23rd 2013; Jan...

Restroom Association (Singapore) gears up for World Toilet Day

... The Hawker Centre Happy Toilet Cleanup Programme (HTP) was launched by Mr Lim Swee Say, the former Minister for the Environment on 1st July 2003. The HTP was developed and implemented by RAS with the strong support from the National Environment Agency. RAS has been working with toilet owners in various sectors like shopping centres, industrial &am...

One unique cloth... twice the performance!

... cloth range - PVAmicro, which combines the properties of knitted microfibre and PVA. John and I examined the cloth at the CMS Berlin exhibition last month and were impressed with its qualities.[TRIMTO] This innovative new product is unique to Vileda Professional and includes patented technology that allows for streak free, scratch free cleaning...

Green Turtle Americas signs exclusive distribution partnership with Ecolab Equipment Care

...neered to efficiently treat greasy wastewater at the source, in the kitchen. Retroceptor systems eliminate drain-line blockages and help reduce the occurrence of sanitary sewer overflows. They deliver improved water quality to comply with local effluent regulations. Microceptor drain-line coffee ground interceptors install easily under the sink ...

Equality and human rights in the cleaning industry

The Equality & Human Rights Commission is to examine how equality and human rights are protected and promoted in the cleaning sector. [TRIMTO] It will shortly begin gathering evidence on recruitment and employment practices in the sector and the extent to which workers are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. If you would like to contribute, check back on the Commission's website next week or email the team for more information at: E:  W: www.equalityhumanrights.com ...

British Safety Council welcomes drop in fatal and major injuries in GB workplaces

...of major injuries.[TRIMTO] Alex Botha, chief executive of the British Safety Council, while welcoming these improvements, notes that much more needed to be done to achieve the British Safety Council's vision that no one should be injured or made in Britain's workplaces. "While the number of people killed and seriously injured in Britain's wor...

Luna announces agreement to commercialise new self-cleaning textile technology

...ellent technology that can protect first responders from pathogens and industrial workers from contaminants, as well as address the common problem of keeping fabric clean.[TRIMTO] Under the agreement, Luna will license exclusive rights to UltraTech to commercialise the technology while UltraTech will bring it to production and market it through ...

Global biocides market expected to reach USD 9,622 million in 2018

...iocides include paints, coatings and personal care, which are expected to show moderate growth in coming years, owing to increasing hygiene concern globally. The rest of the applications including food and beverages, wood preservation and other applications such as fabrics together accounted for more than 50% of the global market in 2011. Maj...

Inaugural Ausclean Pulire draws international crowd

...ed Ausclean PULIRE 2013?s international flavour both on the exhibition floor and in workshops and seminars, reports Inclean magazine. Sponsored by Hako Australia, the event, held earlier this month, attracted some 1,000 end-user and distributor industry executives. "The dedicated cleaning & hygiene event concept worked very well and we ha...

Reducing corporate property energy costs: conference addresses challenges and solutions

...ak about third party investment opportunities for corporate organisations. Commenting on the upcoming conference, Jo Smit, Editor, Building4change said: "This important event for property developers, senior executives, CSR professionals, energy service companies and building contractors amongst others will provide vital insight into identifying ...

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...expensive interference of the EU in areas of our daily lives in which it really has no business becoming involved, but in this case I am in support of the initiative and if the press wants our support in withdrawing from the EU it needs to be reasonable and it needs to get its facts right. The Ecolabel initiative is not new legislat...

Golden Service Awards 2013: the results

...for Mercedes AMG - High Performance Powertrains, Brixworth 11. Best Cleaned Premises - Transport Terminal: MITIE for Birmingham Airport 12. Best Cleaned Premises - Mode of Transport: Dynamiq Cleaning for Go-Ahead (buses), London 13. Best Cleaned Premises - Hospitality: OCS Group UK for the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham 14. Best Clean...

ISS, Facilicom & Enhance take pioneering lead in Service Provider Accreditation coalition committed to the Living Wage

... by the Centre for Research in Social Policy. They are already significantly more than the existing minimum wage rate of £6.31, which came into effect last month. As a voluntary commitment, the coalition partners pledge to encourage landlords, customers and suppliers to adopt a fair wage approach. To this end, in addition to paying a Livin...

Betco makes it even easier to use less water for flushing

...y responsible manner, taking steps to reduce both Betco's and our customer's carbon footprint, consuming less energy, using fewer nonrenewable resources and producing less waste." T: 1-888-GO-BETCO W: www.betco.com ...

Dancing with the wand

...ently, while more advanced wands flush and remove moisture from carpet fibres more thoroughly, thus minimising this problem. CFR designs and manufactures a complete range of eco-friendly carpet cleaning systems and high performance specialty tools with an innovative, patented technology that is radically different from other carpet cleaning syst...

Survey reveals hospitals focus on reducing infections, but most have not adopted all best practices

...y. The WHO guidelines suggest that healthcare facilities, in an effort to reduce potential re-contamination and lower the number of HAIs, monitor five moments versus the traditional two commonly performed only upon entry and exit of patient rooms. The WHO Five Moments are before touching the patient, before aseptic procedures, after potential expo...

Gojo dispensers are star performers at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

... Gojo products perfect for the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff.[TRIMTO] The Motorpoint Arena is predominantly a live music venue, hosting acts such as Boyzone, Tinie Tempah, Stereophonics and Status Quo. World class sporting events such as boxing and Premier League darts, high profile banquets, conferences and exhibitions also take place in its main...

BCI receives Technology Innovation Award for oil & gas biodegradable degreaser

...lity in providing an efficient degreasing agent that is capable of cleaning light to heavy oil contamination on metal surfaces. "Through its nanoemulsion technology and biodegradable degreasers, BCI Chemical Corporation has addressed the industry's need for an effective removal of oil and grease solution from a wide range of components used in b...

Highway Holdings forms joint venture to manufacture and market snow-jet cleaning equipment

...senting environmental friendly sourcing. The technology is capable of removing a variety of contaminants, such as oil, grease, dirt and flux, by blasting the surface without leaving a residue. Cleaning applications include preparation before welding and gluing of materials and preparation before painting and coating of components - a process tha...

Distribution partnership agreement takes Sachet Cleaning System to Africa

...y delighted to be associated with such a well established company as Chemical Convertors." Confirming the deal are (from left): Phillip Eybers (Soluclean Africa), Bruce Richardson, Jon Horton (Soluclean); Tommy du Plessis and Greg Plint. T: +44 (0) 161 629 2120 E: W: www.soluclean.co.uk ...

Soapbox: Are you taking advantage of all the support available to aid growth

...is genuinely unlocking new, high growth potential - and, even more encouragingly, it is literally coming from anywhere. In other words as long as the management team has the ambition and determination to develop skills to make it happen you don't have to be a start-up business, based in London or other city centres to achieve success. If you're ...

WHO calls for more effective filtration in building ventilation systems

...ion systems to combat the effects of unclean outdoor air systems mixing with indoor sources and becoming up to 50 times more polluted before being pumped around the building.[TRIMTO] IARC says it has also classified a major component of outdoor air pollution - particulate matter - as carcinogenic. Although both the composition and levels of air ...

How social media is highlighting food safety compromises

...or, when customers aren't satisfied, in driving customers away. Those social trends are now transforming into coordinated systems to identify and act on foodborne illnesses potentially caused by restaurants. The nEmesis system ( www.cs.rochester.edu ), for instance, monitors Twitter activity for comments related to food poisoning. The analysis c...

Chemical Harmonisation: What JanSan professionals must know

...aning industry throughout the United States. [TRIMTO] The US Occupational Safety & Health Administration is in the process of modifying the Hazard Communication Standard to ensure that information and labels on chemicals manufactured and used in the US are 'harmonised' with those manufactured in most other parts of the industrialised world ...

Cresswell reaches a milestone 18!

...the cleaning industry - a milestone birthday in the UK which is seen in young people as been 'the coming of age'.[TRIMTO] Cresswell, located in London, currently has both an Industrial and Commercial division and its clients come from a variety of businesses and backgrounds. Continuing to being dedicated and flexible in its approach, as well as ...

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS uses Skyguard to protect 600 lone working staff

... purchased accessories which offer additional convenience or protection such as in-car chargers, roaming SIM cards and identity card holders. "One of the most impressive aspects of Skyguard's service is the project management during implementation; at every step Skyguard provides full support ensuring that each team is set-up with the minimum of...

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...slate the poor cleaning as well as what appeared to be sheer ignorance of the dangers of cross-contamination by one of the consultants, at one of my local hospitals. I was soon set straight (well – about the cleaning, anyway) by the Cleaning & Support Services Association’s Andrew Large, who politely challenged that with the contrac...

Expert consensus statement finds paper towels the most hygienic way to dry hands

...and washing and notes that air drying blows water containing microbes off the hands- which can contaminate others in the washroom environment. Signatories to the consensus examined a wide selection of scientific literature and also the studies sponsored by the European Tissue Symposium, in particular those undertaken by Eurofins-Inlab in German...

Are these the most unusual toilets in the world?

...acre block of rock and ice. If you want to visit this particular facility, do take care with your timings as because of weather conditions, it's only safe to visit during three months of the year.  www.betterbathrooms.com ...

Soapbox: Consolidation is key

... of their costs and this includes the annual fees that they pay to membership bodies. It was becoming ever more apparent that although all three organisations are successful in their own right, there was a need to tackle the overlap between the organisations that each represents, and the services that they provide. The new organisation will b...

HydroChem announces acquisition of Inland Industrial Services

...oject services. The combined company's core services, which include hydroblasting, industrial vacuuming, chemical cleaning, tank cleaning and paint booth management services, are essential to improving or maintaining the efficiency and operability of customer facilities as well as extending the useful lives of process equipment and facilities. ...

Tecnovap - getting it right since 1985

...s dynamic distribution network and its care for its clients during all phases of the sale from preliminary analysis through to commissioning and subsequent after-sales assistance. Having distinguished itself in the industrial and professional markets, it benefits from lots of repeat business as well as new accounts won as a result of word-of-mouth ...

Disposables UK ends year on a high with Business of the Year Award win

Disposables UK has been crowned 'Business of the Year' at the 2013 Huddersfield Examiner Business Awards, following a hugely successful year for the family-run Meltham-based business.[TRIMTO] Disposables UK demonstrated in its submission how, over the past year, the company has overcome difficult trading conditions to grow the business, win ne...

Floorcare answers lead to new questions

...ause of this, says Debby: "We decided to answer some of the most frequent questions we receive, assuming others have the same challenges." One of the most common questions Powr-Flite receives is "How can I tell if floor finish is really dry?" Most floor finish manufacturers suggest drying times of 20 - 25 minutes, but this can vary due to man...

Leonardo Foam Soap now clinically approved

...p the soap content bacteria free and with a new nozzle on each pouch, the possibility of cross contamination is kept to a minimum.[TRIMTO] The soap, formulated from renewable resources, is biodegradable and the dispenser's plastic casing itself is 100% recyclable. Leonardo Foam Soap will now be offered to hospitals for use in all hygiene criti...

KCP to help customers achieve 'closed loop' recycling

... its customers better understand the concept of 'closed loop recycling' and how it can help them to minimise their impact on the environment.[TRIMTO] Closed loop recycling is a production system in which the waste generated by one product is used to make another. A typical example would be the recovery of fibre from recycled office waste paper ...

Julius Rutherfoord adds Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to bumper crop of contracts for 2013

...[TRIMTO] Kew is one of London's most popular visitor attractions, recognised as one of the most eminent centres for research and conservation in plant biodiversity in the world. A total of 30 operatives will clean the offices, laboratories and public areas 15 hours a day across the large and varied 300 acre site. This requires experience in a...

TVH: supplying machine parts to distributors in 172 countries

...he Moscow show last week was TVH, whose Business Development Advisor, Meindert de Boer - despite seemingly spending much of his working life attending exhibitions all over the world - is very enthusiastic about his company and his role within it. "The Moscow show was, for us, a huge success," he enthuses. "The customers who take the trouble to a...

Russian show a roaring success

...ent. On 12 November, 'Introducing HACCP in food companies - Russian and international experience' seminar, was organised by the Russian Cleaning Companies Association and the ISSA. Forming part of the CleanExpo 2013 business programme, the conference featured the participation of leading HACCP specialists from Russia and Europe. Another conferen...

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...slate the poor cleaning as well as what appeared to be sheer ignorance of the dangers of cross-contamination by one of the consultants, at one of my local hospitals. I was soon set straight (well – about the cleaning, anyway) by the Cleaning & Support Services Association’s Andrew Large, who politely challenged that with the contrac...

Underwater robotic cleaner will ensure continuity of water supply

...ot, the machine will suck out sludge and sediment from the bottom of reservoirs and water tanks, eliminating the need for them to be drained first. Equipped with a light, camera, brush and a suction system, this locally designed-and-made robot moves along on the floor of the tank, where it is monitored through a screen synchronised to the robot...

Current cleaning services saved at Southampton General Hospital

... needed, however, is clarity about this contract and for there to be some proper information forthcoming. "It certainly looks like a victory for all those who bravely spoke out about the proposals." A spokesman for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust has said: "Medirest's review of services and consultation of staff members w...

New online tool helps contractors work more safely and win more work

...pile professional, site-specific, branded risk assessments and method statements in less than three minutes. The company was founded by an expert team of project managers and software developers. Co-founder Alexander Green says: "I have witnessed first-hand the difficulties many companies had with compiling site-specific risk assessments and met...

Sinead takes a leap of faith for charity

...tracts with the North Tipperary Hospice along with architects and builders to begin work on transforming the house from a domestic home to a dedicated home from home for people who are dealing with cancer. It is hoped that it will be completed by April 2014. The centre will relocate to a house across the road during the refurbishment with servic...

NSF International acquires Brazil's Bioensaios Analysis & Environmental Consultancy

...sition of the INASSA Group, a Peruvian leader in testing for the water, seafood, pharmaceutical and mining industries. Bioensaios Co-Founder Ellen Martha Pritsch, adds: "As part of NSF International's global organisation, we know Bioensaios found a partner that shares the same commitment to providing the most comprehensive solutions developed fr...

WAMITAB becomes British Cleaning Council's 22nd member

...welcome WAMITAB's contribution and look forward to working together." T: 01604 231950 E: W: www.britishcleaningcouncil.org ...

University Health Shreveport unveils Xenex germ-zapping robot to enhance patient safety

...safest and most effective method for the advanced cleaning of hospital rooms. In just five to 10 minutes, the device can disinfect high-risk patient areas, including operating rooms and equipment, patient rooms and bathrooms. The Xenex unit pulses UV light over high-touch surfaces where germs reside, destroying the deadly pathogens without leavi...

Idrobase introduces pressure washers for use in agriculture

...mp direct drive. Country is available in two models, 170 or 250 bar of pressure, 15 or 33 litres/min flow rate, 10 or 15 HP power (3x400 V - 50Hz), according to the version. Traktor is available in six models, both in by-pass and total stop version, with a pressure range going from 150 to 200 bar, a flow rate from 15 to 21 litres/min and a fr...

25th ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam launches dedicated Steam Cleaning Pavilion

...l and outdoor applications. The Steam Cleaning Area, sharing with Washroom, will have a dedicated seminar theatre where a series of keynote and exhibitor presentations will be held. The 25th anniversary edition of ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam will be held from 6th - 9th May 2014 in Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands. www.issainterclean.com ...

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... industry e-news Read by industry professionals in 148 countries worldwide! Bearing in mind just how much our supermarkets make each year I was rather disgruntled to learn this week that one of the UK’s ‘big five’ chains, Morrisons, is planning to save money by scrapping its regular store window cleaning services betw...

Free guide shows how to keep your workforce healthy

...tention. But what can be done to reduce the business bill for being ill? Short-term absence from minor illness is the most common cause of absence. The guide reveals some shocking facts about the spread of infection in the workplace and outlines practical steps that business owners, facilities managers and those with responsibility for business ...

'uBin' - Best Recycled Plastic Product winner 2013

...013 but Will's uBin, already proving successful in the marketplace, was the only UK product to be nominated as one of the three finalists. The others were from Germany and Ireland. EPRO is a European based association of organisations involved in the recovery and recycling of plastics, and every year they invite manufacturers of products contain...

Hospital Trust renews £3.3m contract with Norse

...d by the contract includes Cromer Hospital, the Cotman Centre, the Francis Centre, the six storey administration office building in Rouen Road Norwich and the Norwich Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic. Norse Sales Director Geoff Tucker says that this major award follows Norse's recent successes in tendering for cleaning contracts in the edu...

Lonza offers multiple disinfecting options for combatting Norovirus in schools

...ious stomach illnesses. Lonza disinfecting wipes, sprays and liquid disinfectants act quickly to eliminate Norovirus as well as other pathogenic bacteria and viruses on multiple surfaces ranging from school desks and stairwell handles to cafeteria tables and other high-touch areas.[TRIMTO] The US Center for Disease Control notes that about 50% o...

Outsourcing cleaning can help 'bricks & mortar' retailers make significant cost savings

...ading conditions with a squeeze on consumer spending set to intensify. As in-store spending still dominates, with 83p in every £1 being spent offline, retailers can use cleaning as an effective means of competitive advantage, particularly if they focus on making the shopping experience offered in their stores superior to their competitors. ...

Firm focus on the future at British Cleaning Council Conference

... ensuring that staff have the proper paperwork is vital to the sector, the process can be time consuming, expensive and complex. Kenneth Hanslip discussed the increasing need for validation technology, and presented the Keesing ID smartscan. The next sponsor presentation of the day was delivered by Catharine Hinton of Asset Skills who focussed on t...

British Safety Council tops the class for IEMA environmental qualifications

...ing. An international version is also available. Face-to-face classroom training is available in Birmingham, Manchester and London. The e-learning course includes interactive study modules, PDF texts, mind maps, practice questions, discussion forums and a virtual practice examination. T: +44 (0)20 8741 1231 E: W: ...

Cleaning Products Europe 2014: book your place now!

...cluding representatives from Unilever, P & G, the UK Cleaning Products Industry Association and Mintel to name a few, and will continue to explore topical themes of innovation, collaboration and communication throughout the industry. As a new addition for 2014, companies will be given the opportunity to showcase their latest technical innovatio...

Cleaning contractors, clients, and successful meetings

...tractor cares about the facility's best interests, price becomes a secondary issue. With this in mind, this month's Tornado Business of the Business focuses on how contract cleaners can build relationships with their clients. One of the best ways to build customer relations is to plan regular meetings. But, how can you ensure that these meetings...

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... industry e-news Read by industry professionals in 148 countries worldwide! Bearing in mind just how much our supermarkets make each year I was rather disgruntled to learn this week that one of the UK’s ‘big five’ chains, Morrisons, is planning to save money by scrapping its regular store window cleaning services betw...

'Analytical Solutions' key to future distributor/end-customer relationships

...words facilities maintenance distributors and their customers are likely to be using much more in coming years are 'analytical solutions.' Analytical solutions involve analysing large amounts of data to address an end-customer's specific needs; typically, this requires the use of computers and web-based technologies.[TRIMTO] When used prope...

Dustcontrol UK launches new mobile dust extraction products

... build up high pressure. This means the unit can consistently generate large amounts of airflow and minimise airborne dust that is hazardous to health. "Similar to our other two models, it also has the capability to have a hose to the inlet meaning that it can be used more specifically if required, even attaching to a local extraction canopy, fo...

ISS Poland employees supported the COP19

...o ISS global activity and as a member of the United Nations Global Compact, ISS is always trying to minimise the impact on the environment. ISS organises information campaigns and training for employees locally and globally, consequently ISS is proud of being a part of the technical staff during COP19. Bartosz Galka, Operational Director in ISS ...

Ryans shortlisted for honours

...air of the Awards Judging Panel, says: "The response to this year's awards programme is a further reminder that Irish companies are resilient, putting their best foot forward and seeking recognition for their efforts. "As well as our seven award categories we also feature five of the best Emerging New Businesses and I must say that given the qua...

Boat hull cleaning made easy!

...gent environmental restrictions limit the use of biocides in antifouling paints, safety laws demand minimal risks and businesses are under pressure to keep costs down.[TRIMTO] That need for an environmentally friendly and cost-effective hull cleaning solution is met by GAC EnvironHull's brushless cleaning technology using the HullWiper Remotely ...

ISSA/Interclean North America 2013 'best in years'

...nd innovative products and ideas as a top draw to the exhibition and accompanying ISSA Convention Seminar programme. Also contributing to busier traffic was the three-day line-up of keynote speakers located right on the trade show floor. In fact, the final day of ISSA/Interclean saw an uptick in visitors due to multiple tactics ISSA employed to ...

Seven reasons why cold calling scripts are set to fail

...s more helpful than knowing what you shouldn't, we'll look at best practice at the end. 1. The timing is rarely right You can almost guarantee that the call will come in the middle of a busy business day when the last thing on your mind is reconsidering your choice of supplier for whatever it is they're trying to sell you. 2. They can sound unna...

Norfolk's largest paper bank operator invests in Macpresse equipment

...ss provide speedy access to all areas and the advanced hydraulic system is designed to operate with minimal maintenance. The optional Macpresse PLC TD Pro is a computer programme designed to provide diagnostic analysis and management reports. The information is provided in real time, yielding cost per tonne analysis for labour, electrical consu...

Grant cuts' impact on toxic sites 'potentially dangerous'

...rity action on toxic sites which are potentially harmful to human health. In a letter from Defra Minister Lord de Mauley, councils in England have been told this week that there will be no money for investigating and remediating contamination from next April. According to the Environment Agency, all over the UK there are thousands of sites th...

Realistic carpet care explained

...k at the type of spots/spills and other dirt that gets onto the carpet. How can these sources be eliminated - think creatively! 2. Walk-off mats at all entrances should have pile, be at least 20 linear feet long and be able to trap both dry dirt and moisture. It is important to include these mats in the daily vacuuming activities, which will rem...

More than a third of UK employers bridging gap between education and work

...the number of access routes into their organisations for young people, a crucial step towards overcoming youth unemployment. Amongst those employers that offer Apprenticeship schemes, over half (56%) report that they have increased the number over the last 12 months. The number of Traineeships and school-leaver programmes on offer has also been ...

Blocked drains?

...mpting to unblock a drain it's important to remember that they harbour huge amounts of bacteria, vermin and other potential hazards so we would always advise wearing a good pair of gloves. Plus you should only use equipment that is designed to be used in drains because if you start trying to dislodge a blockage with any other objects, there's a go...

Serious about the subject of cleaning? Kick-start the New Year!

...r of training in the market and revises course content all the time for cleaning professionals determined to stay abreast of the latest solutions, techniques and legislation.[TRIMTO] The Surrey-based company has just published its 2014 training dates. Course topics span carpet, upholstery and hard floor cleaning as well as stain removal and are ...

New website for London cleaning specialist

...K Group Services, follow its twitter handle @ckgroup1 or to find out more about the benefits of becoming a client: T: +4420 8659 6748 E: W: www.ckgroupservices.com ...

Understanding the recovery process will help reduce stress for flood victims

...ms through this process.[TRIMTO] "The whole process of dealing with the aftermath of flooding, coming on top of the shock of the incident itself, is very daunting and most people have little idea what to expect," says the Association. "In addition to information provided by insurers and loss adjusters, a series of free support leaflets for fl...

Clean india Pulire: ripe for growth

...users from over 20 business sectors. Clifford H.S. James, CEO - Just-Clean said: "I have been roaming around the world for the past few years. We need a bulk amount of cotton mops and wipes - around four lakh per annum. I have come to the show from Denmark and indeed am satisfied with the kind of discussions I had with indigenous manufacturers /...

15% of companies have a sales catalogue but not a website with e-commerce

...for their business!" The report also suggests that there is a big correlation between high performing web strategies and the use of catalogues. Companies with a big focus on e-commerce are three times more likely to have a catalogue and those companies that had both in place have seen their web sales uplift by 29%. Ian concludes: "One in five ar...

Gumwand supports Revive & Thrive

...ces throughout the world, and until now, widespread effective removal has been expensive, time-consuming and disruptive. Gumwand removes flattened gum from pavements in less than six seconds per piece, using a combination of steam and 'green' detergents. The machine is a simple handheld device that doesn't require noisy generators or trailing cable...

Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 'moving along very well'

...ave received more than 700 visitor ticket requests," confirms Martin. "We will be organising a seminar alongside the show, which will be free of charge for visitors to attend. Companies wishing to give a paper should contact me as soon as possible." To take advantage of the Early Bird exhibitor rate or to discuss presenting a paper at confere...

ACI & PCPC responds to FDA's proposed rule on antibacterial soaps and washes

...nd the Personal Care Products Council have issued a statement in response to the US Food and Drug Administration's proposed rule governing antibacterial soaps and washes.[TRIMTO] For readers unfamiliar with the FDA's proposals, its scientists - warning that antibacterial products may pose health risks by creating resistance to antibiotics in hum...

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...ny counts did not differ between the two groups”, leading the researchers to conclude that eliminating the hand cleansing process prior to donning gloves could save the 30 seconds this normally takes, without increasing the incidence of nosocomial infections. Perhaps I don't don my gloves the way others do, but I use one hand ...

British Cleaning Council supports CBI New Year Message

...Director-General, John Cridland, in his New Year address, that the number of people working for the minimum wage is a "serious challenge" and should be addressed by the business community and Government.[TRIMTO] Mr Cridland warned business leaders and the Government not to "rest on our laurels" and to use the emerging recovery to address career ...

Seal Shield's new hygienic computer keyboard combats spread of germs

...ccording to a University of North Carolina Research Study, up to 25% of hospital keyboards are contaminated with MRSA, but daily disinfecting of the keyboards can reduce the risk of cross contamination to patients and practitioners. "Our healthcare customers are demanding hygienic solutions for common touch peripherals, such as keyboards, to hel...

Disposables UK reports successful 2013 and shares plans for 2014

...ategies and e-commerce transaction will bring increasing issues, particularly where people are determined to erode the price differentials within our market. All this impacts on our traditional routes to market. "For the industry, it's not about how we follow the lead, it's about how we adapt, harness and embrace these opportunities. And that's ...

Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014: The biggest cleaning event in Scotland

...ising Cleaning Expo 2015, Healthcare Hygiene Expo 2015 and Street Cleaning Expo 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham. The SECC is a perfect place to host such an important new event for the cleaning industry. A world class exhibition centre in the heart of Scotland, it has 3000 car parking spaces and is less than a mile from the M8 - making it easily acc...

The Cleaning Show 2015 appoints SHC for the second time

...mpaign for The Cleaning Show 2015, being staged at ExCel London (as opposed to its usual home in Birmingham) from  10th - 12th March 2015. This is the second time SHC has managed this campaign. Suzanne Howe, managing director at SHC, says: “We are really looking forward to working on The Cleaning Show 2015, the major industry event fo...

Monthind makes further acquisitions in Norfolk

...nt complements to its growing operations in the Norfolk region. "The office cleaning contracts predominantly cater for areas west of Norwich, where we are seeing significant growth, while the second represents further expansion in to high street window cleaning," he explains. "We already produce and maintain our own pure water supply from our No...

Classic squeegee and accessories celebrate Unger milestone

...manufacture window cleaning products, the company soon expanded its product line with a view to becoming the market leader in the sanitary supply and retail cleaning fields. Adopting this as the company's mission, Unger strives to produce high quality, innovative tools that help professionals clean more productively and safely, as well as offer sup...

Restroom Association (Singapore) commemorates World Toilet Day

...es Regional Library's auditorium to commemorate World Toilet Day, Guest-of-Honour Ms Grace Fu, Minister of Prime Minister's Office, also Second Minister for the Environment & Water Resources and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, launched the 3rd edition of the Guide to Better Public Toilet Design & Maintenance.[TRIMTO] During the...

Seven ways to improve your business telephone skills

... "OK. Thank you. May I just take a moment to think about what you said and call you back in say, 10 minutes?" Building in this 'decision-making time' shows that you are in control and taking the conversation seriously. 7. Wrapping up: Be mindful of the point where you need to wrap things up. Take time here to check that you both agree what has j...

Cleanall adopts the UK Living Wage

...Wage is gaining momentum and already enjoys cross party support, with public backing from the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. In November, Boris Johnson announced the new rate of £8.80 for London, from the NHS Great Ormond Street Hospital (which is accredited), while Bishop Paul Butler announced from Nottingham the UK ra...

Julius Rutherfoord one of top 50 fastest growing UK cleaning companies

... based on Tangible Net Worth from the latest financial accounts, whilst '1' is the score indicating minimum level of risk that could affect bad debt and cashflow. Dun & Bradstreet is an independent credit monitoring company which scores and rates businesses globally to assess their financial stability and creditworthiness. Tyrone Winn, Fi...

New Power Foam cleaning system boosts meat room food safety and cuts costs

...in contact with chemistry. Safety features include a stainless back plate, a 15 amp fuse on the incoming power line, and a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter-protected power cord. One notable addition to the system is Whiteout Power Foaming Degreaser, which clings longer to vertical, angled or inverted surfaces. Whiteout Power Foam Degreaser lever...

Nviro retains Associated British Ports Southampton contract

...ar, has been awarded for a further three years. The port at Southampton is the largest cruise terminal in the UK and houses a myriad of different buildings - from office environments, freight terminals and distribution compounds to fruit terminals, security boxes, toilets and cruise ship terminals that more than 1.2 million passengers pass throu...

Global economy growing - but 'wellbeing' may be left behind

...s the world marks the 80th birthday of Gross Domestic Product, a new Worldwatch Institute report examines its inadequacy as the sole metric for prosperity. In 2012, Gross World Product increased to just over trillion, a 4.85% increase over 2011. On the surface, this metric supports the argument that the worst of the global recession is in th...

Manufacturing conference aims to re-energise British exports and reshore production

... Manufacturing Conference - 'Make it Britain' - on Tuesday 4th March, 2014, at the QE2 Centre, Westminster. Senior industrialists and politicians will question how to turn the current reshoring trickle into a torrent that rebuilds thriving supply chains, as well as how to meet the Chancellor's target doubling of exports - to £1 trillion -...

Budapest hosts Clean Europe competition in four weeks' time

The Hungarian Cleaning Technology Association (MATISZ) has asked us to remind readers that the next Clean Europe competition, being held in Budapest, is just four weeks away. It is being staged on the final day of the Building Energetics & Renovation Exhibition & Conference, which is running alongside the Revetment Technics Exhibition &am...

Blowing more than those Winter blues away: a new way to use air movers

...s. All snowblowers and tractors should be tuned up, fuelled and ready to be put to work to minimise the amount of snow tracked into the building. And for managers specifically, snow removal contracts for the season should be signed and sealed. However, according to Debby Davis, Product Manager for Powr-Flite, managers and BSCs ...

Atomic Cherry goes ballistic while Passion Fruit hits the spot!

...ry and Passion Fruit have continued to impress.[TRIMTO] "The fragrances replaced Imperial and Jasmine, as our research showed that these fragrances were considered 'dated' and had less impact on the client or their end users than our other fragrances," says Managing Director Mal Stevens. "As is customary with RJN Chemicals, we listened to our c...

ISSA launches CIMS Certification in the UK and Ireland

...s on customer satisfaction, continual operational improvement, and best use of resources. "To my mind, CIMS works so well because it is based on universally accepted management principles and applies these elements to an entire organisation rather than to an individual, product or process," says Keith Baker, Director of EMEA Services at ISSA. "T...

Rogue employers that pay workers less than Minimum Wage to face increased penalties

Rogue employers that do not pay their workers the National Minimum Wage will face an increased penalty of up to £20,000 as part of the Government's crackdown on employers that break the law. Currently, employers breaking NMW law must pay the unpaid wages plus a financial penalty calculated as 50% of the total underpayment for all workers ...

Guidance for councils on weekly bin collections published

...is a direct challenge of the fortnightly bin industry. This is in strong contrast to the devolved administration in Wales which is now moving towards monthly bin collections. Some of the myths employed by bin bureaucrats and deconstructed in the guidance include: A move to fortnightly collections is the only way to improve recycling ...

Skills Survey gives snapshot of employers' views on workplace skills development

...loyees want." The full report is available on the WAMITAB website. T: 01604 231950 E: W: www.wamitab.org.uk ...

Recycling project run by Warwickshire charities, wins Big Society Award

...munity groups with grants including Community Sports Clubs and youth and community groups. Prime Minister David Cameron said of the Award win, (which was announced as residents were taking down their Christmas decorations): "Warwickshire Community Recycling is a fantastic project that lets people turn their piles of discarded wrapping paper, ...

Latest VoleoPro cleaning trolley is even more compact than the last

... the footprint of the trolley. The entire trolley can be assembled quickly and simply in under five minutes without the need for any tools or fixings. VoleoPro also provides a price competitive solution, which caters for all cleaning needs and budgets, with a choice of two VoleoPro chassis and floor cleaning starter kits, allowing greater choice...

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...all air quality,” and that “carpeting has the ability to hold and trap (sequester) contaminants - a feature not possible with hard-surface floors.” One study even found that hard floors lead to cross-contamination and the potential spread of disease and infections. When people and businesses start to reinstall carpeting again &...

ICE outsources commercial and car fleet to IFC

...d, replacing the system of spreadsheets we used previously, and IFC's involvement has reduced our administrative burden and the time taken to run the fleet enormously." Paul Talbot, Managing Director of IFC Fleet Services, comments: "We are delighted to include Industrial Cleaning Equipment in our portfolio of corporate customers. "Our object...

Global nonwovens market to reach USD 45.36 billion by 2019

...row at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2013 to 2019. The global nonwoven materials and products market was dominated by the Asia Pacific region, which accounted for 40.4% of global volume consumption in 2012. Growth of the nonwoven materials and products market in Asia Pacific is mainly driven by the increasing demand from the medical agriculture industry i...

PGI announces definitive agreement to acquire Providencia

...stomers make it a perfect fit to join the PGI family." With the acquisition, PGI will welcome Herminio Vicente Smania de Freitas, Chief Executive Officer at Providencia, as he joins the PGI lead team and continues to serve as CEO of Providencia. "At Providencia, we are proud of our history in nonwovens manufacturing and the strong business we...

What businesses need to know in 2014

...nterest in sustainability is not a passing fashion; it is here to stay and integral to the customer mind set. A survey of 1,300 travellers in 2013 by review website, TripAdvisor, revealed that 62% 'often' or always' consider the environment when choosing where to stay, how to travel or where to eat. TOP TIP: Take a holistic approach towards sust...

Amsterdam gears up for largest industry showcase to date

... potential users the opportunity to experience the products, while the ISSA Educational Conference, Minicongres, High Pressure demonstration area and the Miniskills were all well visited and received good feedback. "There was a great vibe throughout the event and we are proud to host the global cleaning world under one roof here in Amsterdam, of...

New Valet Single Motor Upright vacuum cleaner is easy to manoeuvre

...t, allowing the brush head to float evenly over different carpet piles and surfaces Detachable aluminium cleaning wand that makes quick work of cleaning upholstery, curtains, stairs and hard to reach areas On-board crevice and dusting brush 1200 Watt motor 30cm cleaning path 6000 rpm brush speed Commercial strength metal brush roll whic...

Pick up the Katrin Easy Pick, wherever you work...

...ar the bottom of the pack. A wider, deeper opening, avoids touching the inside of the pack, thus eliminating cross contamination, and providing easier access - A wider towel giving greater drying surface area, enhancing cost in use - one towel will always be enough - A new attractive pack design, featuring clear delineation quickly indicates how mu...

Studies help settle 'great debate'

...though many medical facilities have taken steps to reduce it. However, one surprising way medical administrators may be able to reduce the number of deaths, may be right under their feet - carpeting. For instance, a recent study conducted by Airmid Healthgoup, a leading biomedical research organisation, found that properly maintained carpets (us...

Superbugs no longer ride in rescue vehicles!

...e personnel for the first time. In order to prevent EMS paramedics and transport patients from coming in contact with these deadly pathogens, West Palm Beach Fire Rescue is the first in the US to begin sanitising the interior surfaces of its ambulance fleet with this innovative and portable UV light. President of MRSA-UV, Chris Chilvers, poin...

Sustainability is an integral part of the paper tissue value chain

..., environmental and economic. I agree of course but my preferred definition is one I learned in a seminar at Harvard Business School a few years ago where Sustainability was defined as Leadership and Responsibility. A business must set its direction placing the principles of sustainability at its very heart: its purpose, mission, strategy, goals, v...

Addenbrooke's staff receive specialist training

...utions company providing the complete package from training needs analysis through to the design, administration, delivery, management and evaluation of all programmes. As an approved centre with City & Guilds, BIFM, Edexcel and NOCN, the company is required to be audited for quality and good practice on a continuous basis. T: 01772 430004 E...

Ciprus announces completion of 4th Edition of 'North American market for commercial flooring maintenance' report

...re included in the research; carpet, carpet tile, concrete unfinished and polished, ceramic tile, laminate, linoleum sheet and tile, luxury vinyl tile, solid vinyl tile, vinyl composition tile and sheet, stone, terrazzo - as well as factory and site finished wood. The 4th Edition of this research provides an historical perspective on earlier res...

Karcher makes a splash at Bristol in yellow, anthracite grey… and green

...sport links were big factors in its favour when the company began its venue hunt.  Once the prominent site on the Albert Road became available, its excellent position and eye-catching design made it the perfect place for the global cleaning technology specialist to enhance the existing regional distribution network. The centre boasts a frie...

Jerusalem's cleaners blessed with pay and benefits hike

Jerusalem's Economy Minister Naftali Bennett has looked after the interests of private sector cleaners since coming to power and he has told the Jerusalem Post that raising the cleaners' wages is the most important decision he's made since he became a minister, since the cleaners are wonderful people, who work so hard.[TRIMTO] From next month...

Warrington cleaning company plans to create 700 jobs

...operators in the UK and we're looking to be a viable alternative to the 'big boys'; the PLCs that dominate our industry. We've never needed a sales team before as the business was built on recommendations, but it's time to take the next step." Part of the company's business plan is a 'Colleagues of Tomorrow' scheme - in which potential employees...

OhioHealth and IBM scientists join forces to prevent infections in hospitals

...s that measure hand-washing practices. OhioHealth will use the technology to provide hospital administrators with real-time data that can be used to reduce healthcare associated infections like methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus MRSA and Clostridium difficile, which affect 1 in every 20 patients in US healthcare facilities. Already,...

Incentive FM takes street cleaning to a new level in Covent Garden

...reas in the public realm, which is funded by Capital and Counties (Capco) and in agreement with Westminster City Council. This latest development is designed to further improve presentation of the estate and increase the overall customer experience. An additional six cleaners have been recruited to the Incentive Team. They will use a newly purch...

Why not increase your revenue by adding bird control to your repertoire?

...chairs used by employees should also be kept free of disease-carrying bird droppings lest they contaminate these and other areas. Outside lighting and security systems must be kept clear and fully functional to ensure the safety of visitors, customers and employees. Bird droppings and other bird debris can obscure and render these systems ineffe...

3M puts a shine on thecentre:mk visitor experience

...Having restored the floors Europa is now able to maintain them all year-round at a lower cost, with minimal mess and operational downtime. The 3M floor pads strip and clean with fewer passes than the previous system, significantly increasing productivity. They also clean deeper so the floors don't need to be revisited as often, reducing labour cost...

European Tissue Symposium: sponsor, exhibitor and speaker at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2014

...t the Amsterdam RAI. During the event, ETS will be presenting new research findings on air contamination associated with different hand drying methods and the implications for hand hygiene in washrooms. The Association will also showcase a selection of the entries and winners of its International Cartoon Contest 2013, by exhibiting them during ...

Sodexo Canada recognised as a 'Best Diversity Employer'

...es provider Sodexo, has been recognised as one of Canada's 'Best Diversity Employers'. Mediacorp examined Sodexo Canada's employee network groups, community partnerships and various training and skill development programmes for women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered/tran...

Chicopee says its new 100% microfibre wipe outshines the competition

... for safe cleaning. Thus it is safe to use in all food preparation areas and will not transfer contaminants, even when it comes in direct or indirect contact with food. The wipe's antibacterial properties significantly restrict bacterial growth. DuraDry is durable and can withstand the demands of the food service industry. It can be washed up to...

Winter building care starts with a sound matting system

...ur best defence against adverse Winter weather, preventing sand, rock salt, moisture and other contaminants from entering a facility... And it should be installed at all building entries, not just main entrances." According to Dennis, while some building entries may receive more foot traffic than others: "Ultimately, the installation of floor ma...

New additive ideal for hard surface cleaning formulations

...ional cleaning. Tomakleen G-12 additive delivers improved cleaning performance and can reduce or eliminate the need for oxygenated solvents historically used in institutional and industrial cleaning products.[TRIMTO] Tomakleen G-12 additive is a detergency booster that is used with a surfactant to improve cleaning performance. Its structure enab...

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...! The Immigration Bill was supported by our current Government and now we have lost a Government Minister who felt he should resign because he had failed to notice that he had in his employ a cleaner who should not have been working here. Immigration Minister Mark Harper says he had made what he considered to be thorough checks when he first ...

The eight germiest public places...

... best way to avoid picking up germs... An average adult can touch as many as 30 objects within a minute, including germ-harbouring, high-traffic surfaces such as light switches, doorknobs, phone receivers, and remote controls. At home, you do all that you can to keep the germs at bay. But what happens when you step out the door to go to dinner, ...

Greyland reaches latest milestone - 15 years!

...vice jostle with the chemical formulations themselves to take the uppermost level of thought in the mind of any chemical manufacturer who is serious about his business. 'Richard Dyson of Greyland is one of those few who are totally serious. Not by nature, far from it: jovial is an obvious trait, as is his enthusiasm, both of which show no signs ...

Unger founder honoured with posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award

... Unger, Henry's son, still helps to guide the company today, together with his two brothers, reaffirming their father's core values of quality, innovation and customer service. "This award comes at a time of great significance for Unger as we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year," says Mark. "The fact that the IWCA are also celebrating an im...

Carpets versus hard floors: what do you consider to be more hygienic?

... National Flood School, wrote: “I do not understand the concept of trapping sequester contaminants into carpets being more healthy. “I spent four weeks in St Georges Hospital last year, the floors were mopped every day and the walls washed about once or twice per week. Are you suggesting that carpeting the walls would improve hygi...

Warning: your open-plan office can make you ill

...e layout has a surprising effect on rates of sick leave. Four Stockholm University scientists examined data from nearly 2000 employees working in seven different types of office. Key to their research was the number of short and long-term illnesses the employees had, as well as their total days off sick each year. After crunching the numbers,...

Survey reveals infection risk and cleanliness to be top concerns of consumers with loved ones in long-term care

... often immune-compromised residents, which means staff are challenged with keeping them healthy and minimising the spread of infections, while also maintaining a clean, comfortable and home-like environment. Routine cleaning and disinfecting, however, plays a big role in helping maintain a healthy and comfortable environment. The spread of infec...

Ecolab expands pest elimination business into Germany

... acquired AK Kraus & Hiller Schaedlingsbekaempfung, one of Germany's leading commercial pest elimination service providers. Annual sales are approximately US million.[TRIMTO] "This transaction expands our footprint in Europe and further positions us as a global leader in commercial pest elimination services, an important component of our c...

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...s it’s involved some hard work, it’s been both interesting and rewarding! Over the coming weeks you’ll be able to read about my experiences using a Prochem carpet cleaning machine with the company’s ‘Natural’ range of environmentally-friendly chemicals, as well as the professional services of Chris Straker &nd...

New job opportunities as commercial cleaning company expands Cambridge operations

...s in commercial offices, manufacturing and warehouse sites, schools and colleges, transportation terminals and public sites. Its specialist cleaning services division also meets the time critical and unique demands of local authorities and emergency services, which can include biohazard, waste management and forensic cleans. "Our company's ethos...

CK Consumables to repeat success of Emirates show with follow-up event

...ant the answers to! "The show was open from 10.00 - 15.00 and we saw a constant flow of people coming through the doors throughout the day," says the company's UK Sales Manager Andy Cassie. "Many of them took advantage of the incredible 50% discount offer that had been put in place by CK Consumables. "New products and machines were seen for the ...

Three-way partnership will help reduce HAIs

...ith recommended protocols. The Hill-Rom system continually monitors the patient care environment, reminding key personnel about critical handwashing events and providing the data for sustainability. Institutions that have implemented the system have experienced a significant increase in their hand hygiene compliance. "The Hill-Rom Hand Hygiene C...

MITIE signs sponsorship deal with the Cleaning Show 2015

...heir generous sponsorship." Details of MITIE's sponsorship activities will be announced in the coming months, but in the meantime the company will be taking an active role, working with the organisers to ensure the visitor profile is enhanced, attracting attendance from contract cleaning businesses, FM companies and property owners in greater nu...

Nominees announced for Amsterdam Innovation Awards 2014

The jury of the 10th edition of the ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Awards has selected 10 nominees from a total of 66 entries. The overall winner, the category winners and visitors' choice winners of this international prize for the best innovation in the professional cleaning industry, will be announced during a special awards ceremony on ...

StepNpull marches into Europe to combat effects of dirty washroom users

... can pick up in the public toilets? New StepNpull is a potentially life saving device, as it eliminates the unnecessary spread of bacteria from door handles. Revolutionising the way we open any door - including public toilets, it eradicates the need to touch the dreaded door handle by letting you exit the door using just your foot. Stylish a...

Spring cleaning time... for cleaning firms

...nge to cleaning firms: whatever your current deal, it could be better. “Invest a couple of minutes in calling us,” he says, “and tell us about your refuelling. Ask to speak to Ryan Iley, who heads our mixed fleets team. I am absolutely sure that we will be able to find you a better deal. If we can, you save money. If not, you g...

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...ohn and I have only just returned from a wonderful few days at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham wearing our KBzine hats, closely examining (and often drooling over) the very latest in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and associated appliances and equipment. I say we were wearing our KBzine hats but it soon became clear that we still had...

Consumers disappointed with cleanliness and disinfection practices

...usiness operators to disinfect everyday as part of their daily cleaning routine. This is an overwhelming majority and raises the profile of an issue of which business owners may not have been aware. Greater regulation, reviews and ratings of hotels and restaurants have created a very different operating environment for professionals; one in which c...

Amano Pioneer Eclipse reaches agreement to purchase Clarke American Sanders

...et." Amano Pioneer Eclipse and Nilfisk-Advance will continue working closely together over the coming weeks and months to ensure that customers continue to receive exceptional products and customer support. Amano Pioneer Eclipse is recognised as an industry leader and innovator in floorcare systems, with an emphasis on propane powered equipme...

Greener retail facilities and redevelopments create opportunities for FM providers

...mies in Europe and North America declined during the global downturn, Australia became even more prominent. Its retail market's forecast growth rate of 2.9% in 2012-2013, although modest, is still higher than Europe's or North America's. "FM providers will be able to extract greater benefit if they are successful in altering the perception among...

GV Health supports World Kidney Day

...fect anyone at any age. Kidney Research UK is the largest funder of kidney research in the UK, aiming to find better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for kidney disease. Early detection results in better outcomes. Over 90% of people on the organ waiting list need a kidney, yet fewer than 3,000 transplants - less than half those waiting - are c...

The new 'Fab Four': Cleaning Expo to join Facilities Management, Maintec and The Health & Safety Event at NEC in 2015

...The Health & Safety Event), organisers of these co-located events taking place at the NEC in Birmingham next week, have announced that their events will be joined by a further co-location in 2015 - a brand new cleaning show called Cleaning Expo 2015. This decision by Fairweather Events, organiser of Cleaning Expo, is a major endorsement for ...

How do latest EU Regulatory Laws affect cleaning products market?

...ransitional measures," he explains. "Of course, the EU chemicals regulation brings significant administrative burden, in particular for SMEs. “These regulations do, however, have a number of benefits. Having centralised rules for chemicals at EU level has simplified the simultaneous marketing of products in several EU Member States and ...

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... away from home, occasionally we have to find somewhere ourselves to eat and this can be a bit of a minefield in an unfamiliar town. Finding ourselves staying in Coleshill (just outside Birmingham) for the first time last week, we decided to try what looked like a rather smart Asian restaurant close to our hotel. And although we had a delicious ...

Organisation formed by Asset Skills, the CSSA and the FMA, announces its name

...as been so sadly missing. We are fully committed to raising the profile of the industry and transforming the sector." Steve Davies, Chairman of The Building Futures Group states: "I am very pleased to announce Sarah as our Chief Executive. I know that she will successfully lead the organisation through this exciting new phase as we take our plac...

What's next for the sustainable cleaning products market?

...en many positive steps to benefit the environment, including challenging the European Parliament to minimise pollution of rivers and the sea, leading to restrictions on pollutants contained within cleaning products. What does Carolina see as the most important step change for the cleaning products market? "My personal view is choice editing - remov...

Low Pay Commission "right to be cautious over National Minimum Wage increase but remit should be extended to prevent future falls in its real value"

The Low Pay Commission's recommendation for a 3% increase in the National Minimum Wage strikes a good balance in helping to regain some of its lost value, while not threatening to undermine employment levels, according to a new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Looking further ahead it is also imperative that incre...

New floorcare guidelines designed for safety

... increase in almost all industries studied. Because of this, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration has proposed a new set of floor safety guidelines, which are designed to essentially raise the bar on floor safety requirements with the hope of reducing slips, falls, and other floor-related injuries. While the new guidelines-which were...

Propelair notches up successes in run-up to Facilities Management 2014

...ilt environment. Propelair will welcome visitors to stand F19C at Facilities Management 2014, Birmingham, where they can see this super-efficient, water-saving toilet. Using patented displaced air technology, Propelair produces a reliable, high-performance flush requiring only 1.5 litres of water, potentially generating major savings. It is idea...

One week to IFMA's Facility Fusion Ottawa: 'Crossing FM Borders'

...aluable facility-related educational insights specific to Canada. At Facility Fusion, the brightest minds in the industry come together to connect, communicate and help redefine modern-day FM. In addition to discussing industry best practices, attendees will explore cutting-edge product and service solutions from exhibiting companies representing b...

Mrs Bucket mops up Welsh school cleaning contract

...hile still boasting a 98% customer retention rate. Our picture shows Rachael Flanagan with Prime Minister, David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, at a reception to celebrate St David's Day just over two years ago. T: 01792 886665 E: W: www.mrs-bucket.co.uk ...

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... 2017 and to cut it by 80% by 2019. Research shows that these bags are kept for an average of 20 minutes but take 1,000 years to degrade. Worryingly, each of us uses an average of 200 bags every year - which represents one bag a day for each household… Well you can remove my household from the equation as for years I’ve had a car bo...

Kimberly-Clark Health Care and 3M announce infection prevention solutions

...expertise, will create an exceptional offering for our healthcare customers. By working with a like-minded company equally committed to addressing current healthcare challenges, we are harnessing our collective capabilities to improve surgical outcomes." With the launch of the collaboration, Kimberly-Clark Health Care will offer 3M Steri-Drape f...

Soapbox: When dispensers go bad...

...est and most effective solution is for manufacturers to provide dispensing systems which totally eliminate any need for user input. So, in a high throughput area such as a busy surgical ward, the use of a two-roll toilet system, where the second roll immediately drops into place once the first roll is finished, is the ideal scenario. This way, pati...

Harvard Maintenance announces Karcher and Sealed Air will sponsor WFBSC's 20th Congress

...Sealed Air are sponsoring the 20th Congress of World Federation of Building Service Contractors upcoming Congress - the next in the series of bi-annual conferences for the building service industry. The conference will be held in the US for the first time in 20 years. It is taking place at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, from 6th...

New Environmental Services company to bring more than 100 jobs to Gulf of Mexico

...h what is heralded as the oil and gas industry's first comprehensive environmental cleaning, decontamination and disposal service: Ecoserv. The new company is expected to create more than 100 new jobs, many of which will be at the company's Lafayette, LA, headquarters and other facilities in the Gulf region. Ecoserv offers fully integrated, cost...

Dirty cash: Problem of filthy and drug-coated cash won't go away after 2016

...man Mark Hall, "And we dare say the only time the vast majority were clean was on the day they were minted." Bank notes in the UK last anything from a year to five years, depending on their denomination. According to ContractCleaning.co.uk, the five pound note, due to be replaced in 2016 by a polymer version featuring Winston Churchill, are the ...

Global Abrasives market expected to reach USD 51.38 billion by 2019

... equipment and medical device industry is anticipated to drive the global abrasives market in the coming years. The machinery segment dominated the demand for abrasives in 2012 and accounted for 23.8% of the global demand. It is expected to maintain its position in the next few years with a decent rate of growth. On the other hand, the transport...

Croke Park and Ryans are a team

...roke Park, adds: "We and Ryans have a lot of synergies and beliefs in how we work and what we are aiming to achieve so we look forward to a long and constructive relationship, particularly in achieving our sustainability objectives." Ryans Cleaning has provided services to some of the most memorable events of the last 25 years, including the Lon...

New technology pays off on the workshop floor

...ver says the product that he has developed is proven to not only remove excessive staining and contamination but to also re-establish the tile's original slip rating. The company was approached by a Bentley dealership in 2010 after the dealership had tried everything to remove oil and grease from its workshop floor. Working with a chemist, Steve...

'Reinvent the Toilet' India will showcase advancements that improve sanitation and health

...partment of Biotechnology and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and which is supported by the Ministry of Urban Development, aims to stimulate discussion and spur partnerships to improve global sanitation and bring affordable sanitation solutions to people that need it most. The fair is also an opportunity to recognise India's commitment t...

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...ing just dumped or thrown into a hedge) but it’s the glass bottles that are a real bugbear of mine. Glass bottles used to be recycled in the real sense – cleaned and reused as they were – rather than being broken and crushed and fashioned into something new. I wonder how the two methods stack up in terms of logistics, costs and...

The Cleaning Show 2015: some big names confirm attendance

...nts in the next few weeks. Details of Mitie's sponsorship activities will also be unveiled in the coming months, but in the meantime the company will be taking an active role, working with us to ensure the visitor profile is enhanced, attracting attendance from contract cleaning businesses, FM companies, and property owners in greater numbers than ...

Not 'cruising for a bruising' thanks to Lonza!

...rus and are quick and easy to use; in fact, our North American Wipes Plus 2 offering has a low four-minute contact time," explains Ernesto. Lonza provides these technologies through partners servicing the cruise ship industry. The group's hygiene and preservation business offers the broadest portfolio of registered actives, preservatives and ...

Nviro's gone to Specsavers!

... all carpeted areas four times a year, and the provision of both general washroom consumables and feminine hygiene services. At the larger Whiteley offices, located on the Solent Business Park, a full team of evening cleaners will service the contract. A janitor will also be on site for three hours every working day. This location also includes ...

Duct Doctor USA successfully completes Salt Lake City GSA contract

...ng located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The work was contracted through the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Schedule programme and required two trucks and six workers on-site for 60 days.[TRIMTO] "This was a complex task that required us to pull together resources from several regions of the US, and I'm proud that we comple...

Grotech expands green cleaning product portfolio

...ctive degreaser and is also ideal for floors, leaving a clean, high none-slip coefficient finish to minimise health and safety risks. "With three different powder blending & granule impregnation systems, combined with years of industrial packing / labelling expertise, it made perfect sense to create new products with demonstrable improvement...

Washroom consumables at Redwood Care Homes maintaining quality care

...ssing against their spend budget, and plan accordingly. We also helped with budget setting, by determining, based on our experience in the sector, an acceptable 'cost per head per patient type'. In this way, we helped them set realistic targets that could be functionally achieved." Driving costs down Having provided them with a mechanism to...

'Progress made but must try harder' say reports released today on HAI prevention

...es HAI prevention goals. Together, the reports show that progress has been made in the effort to eliminate infections that commonly threaten hospital patients, but more work is needed to improve patient safety. "Although there has been some progress, today and everyday, more than 200 Americans with healthcare-associated infections will die durin...

Register your free visit to the leading event for cleaning industry professionals

... from the industry to give you insight into improving your business results. Multiple educational seminars are organised by ISSA. Read more about the programme View the programme per day We look forward to welcoming you to the show in May! Best regards, Rob den Hertog Manager IS...

Katrin Academy - a real success

...and the training is updated all of the time in line with new products, market circumstances and upcoming product sets." The Academy features a series of challenges, which are scored with prizes for each Academy and a 'best in class for the year' prize. This year, Leiann Kemp from Futures Supplies & Support Services won the annual prize, whic...

New Legionella logbook software offers opportunity for streamlined risk management

... with meticulous organisational standards, the legionella risk management software is the perfect administrational system for any organisation responsible for overseeing legionella and Legionnaires' disease related safety standards. Acting as a direct replacement for traditional paper based legionella log books, LegionellaSafe offers an intellig...

Global nanocoatings market expected to reach USD 6.75 billion in 2019

...ve was the second largest end-user for nanocoatings and is expected to show similar growth in the coming years. However, the demand for nanocoatings is expected to be growing from the energy and electronics industries over the forecast period. The demand is more for nanocoatings such as self-cleaning, easy-to clean and anti-microbial amongst others...

All Singaporean cleaning businesses will soon have to be licenced

...al Public Health Amendment Bill came into force in Singapore on Tuesday, cleaning businesses were reminded to submit their applications for cleaning business licences soon or risk not having a licence by the 1st September 2014 deadline. All general cleaning businesses - even if these services form only part of their overall business, will have ...

Soapbox: What cleaning professionals need to know about pre-sprays

...ng pre-sprayed areas can help cleaning chemicals work more effectively; consider using a carpet grooming rake or cylindrical brush machine for this task. Extract the dirt using a hot-water carpet extractor; consider adding a compatible detergent or neutralising rinse to the rinse water to help insure proper removal of soils and chemical residue ...

An answer to the perennial question: Is it safe to go in the pool?

Sanitary-minded pool-goers who preach "no urinating in the pool," despite ordinary and Olympic swimmers admitting to the practice, now have scientific evidence to back up their concern. Researchers are reporting that when mixed, urine and chlorine can form substances that can cause potential health problems. Their study, 'Volatile Disinfection...

When in Rome...

...the facility's managers use to cater for all those parents and their children? Vectair Systems' Babyminder of course! "We use the latest technology to find safe and secure ways of improving infant care whilst ensuring maximum hygiene," says the company. "We create peace of mind for parents, away from the comfort of their home, with our horizo...

UK local authority employees' pay offer may lead to country-wide strike action

...and local labour market conditions when deciding an employee's salary. There are no nationally determined jobs or pay grades in local government, unlike in other parts of the public sector. Announcing the offer, Cllr Sian Timoney, Chair of the Employers' Side, said: "There is a broad consensus among councils that there should be a pay offer t...

Surplus cash: what to do with it?

...s for these companies (with improving cash) to make. I look forward to seeing what they do in the coming months. "Many of the 661 companies researched have improved their liquidity and have increased their cash levels, which is a surprise given that margins are still under severe competitive pressure." Findings from the study highlight the sp...

Global chelating agents market expected to reach USD 4.48 Billion in 2019

...EDTA in the environment, manufacturers are shifting their preference towards safer and better performing chelating agents such as sodium gluconates. Owing to this factor, the importance of sodium gluconates has been significantly increasing and the trend is expected to continue in the forecast period. Sodium gluconates are anticipated to witness th...

Joint Commission International launches new tool to help hospitals reduce infections

...ld Health Organisation. The online tool was developed by the Joint Commission Centre for Transforming Healthcare,- a non-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission, and has been tested by JCI-accredited healthcare organisations in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Europe. Pilot results showed a 72% improvement in hand hygiene practices and clinici...

Despite CDC report, some hospitals winning war on superbugs

...ted infections (HAIs) will die during their hospital stay. The CDC's HAI Progress Report showed minimal decreases for both hospital-onset Clostridium difficile (C.diff) infections and hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections. Xenex Disinfection Services' pulsed xenon UV light room disinfection ...

Zero landfill for mixed waste!

...lications, the newer plastic wire. Changing wire type is a simple operation taking approximately 30 minutes and both types of wire can be used with the machine. A single 75Kw electric motor provides a baling force of 170 tonnes and will produce a one tonne to one and a half tonne bale every two minutes. Speed and bale weight are dependent on the...

New Polish distributor for Morclean BinWash machine

... The Polish BinWash machine will be available soon through Bravos. For more information about becoming a dealer or distributor you can contact Morclean at: T: 0800 1300 402 E: W: www.morclean.com ...

Rainbow International never left high & dry thanks to discount fuel cards

... costs," Tom says, "and the savings are significant. Almost as importantly, there is virtually no administration. Everything is covered on a single weekly invoice, which is paid automatically by direct debit. There is no need for receipts to be collected and checked, no credit card statements to reconcile, no cash advances to be issued. The interva...

Innovative use of waste provides fuel while reducing greenhouse gas emissions

...ative use of biofuels at its Medan and Surabaya facilities demonstrates the company's commitment to minimising its environmental footprint and contributes to its overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. "We're constantly looking for innovative ways to use renewable energy around the globe, and the work done at our Indonesia facilities demo...

Jet water-fed pole systems officially launches in UK

...cleaning industry, and have teamed up to create a formidable partnership with a view to quickly becoming one of the 'big players' in the water-fed pole market, using rigourous manufacturing processes to provide high-quality and reliability in all of their products. Jet Water-fed pole systems allow window cleaners - on a residential and industri...

Join the cleaning elite: win a limited edition Ultimate Squeegee from Unger

...nd to further celebrate Unger's 50th anniversary this year. Visitors to stand 01.205, at the upcoming ISSA/Interclean exhibition in Amsterdam, will have the chance to participate in a prize draw to win one of these coveted professional cleaning tools, which have the following features and benefits: - The first ever carbon squeegee in the worl...

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...nd gel available for our use and nor did I see any signs warning us about the dangers of cross-contamination. I did, however, see lots of slightly dark greasy patches around the walls where people rest their heads while waiting to see their GP’s, which didn’t make me feel very comfortable! Sadly, with so little money available for re...

Stephen Ashkin says: This Earth Day it's time to party!

...nder of Interface, and Annie Leonard's 'Story of Stuff' or 'Story of Change'. Each are less than 20 minutes, interesting, and enjoyable to watch." Attire: Break out your old tie-dyed, flowered, Hawaiian, or hemp shirt. "Everyone needs at least one hemp shirt!" argues Stephen. "Let your guests know that there will be prizes for the best 'Green' o...

New work-based programme supports employers by assessing workplace competence

...WAMITAB, says: "This adaptable and innovative new programme gives employers more control over the timing and choice of competencies for assessment, making it an attractive proposition that delivers the flexibility and cost-effectiveness 21st century businesses need." By incorporating Validate into in-house development programmes, the recognition an...

Street food stalls in Malaysia still flouting hygiene rules

...ave not suffered from food poisoning." Mayor Datuk Mat Noh Ahmad said stall operators had been reminded many times to prepare and display food hygienically. He also urged the public to keep away from dirty eateries and roadside stalls. State Health Department director Dr Ismail Abu Taat urged the authorities to take swift action against erran...

Initial wins prestigious Red Dot Design Award

...ture range. The range is designed to raise the standard of washroom hygiene, enabling businesses to minimise the spread of bacteria. The products were developed through a collaboration of marketing, manufacturing and engineering professionals in partnership with design consultant, Orca Design. David Lewis, Managing Director for Rentokil Initi...

African leaders commit to delivering safe water, basic toilets and hygiene to their people

...ter, basic toilets and hygiene by 2030. Further, 16 Sub-Saharan African leaders have promised to eliminate open defecation in their countries by 2030. The pledges came as representatives of more than 50 governments gathered in Washington, DC last Friday for the 'Sanitation & Water for All' high level meeting, opened by UN Secretary-General B...

Healthcare professionals must redouble hygiene efforts to reduce unacceptable and avoidable' infection rates, says NICE

...ds thoroughly, both immediately before and immediately after contact or care. Healthcare workers minimise the risk of infection to people who need a urinary catheter or a vascular access device by following procedures to make sure they are inserted, looked after and removed correctly and safely. These procedures include cleaning hands, assess...

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...ought to me! Consequently, we were at the back of the queue for taxis and now even behind the Birmingham flight passengers; although chatting to our friends Hannah and Bal from Unger while queuing and during our cab ride, took our minds off the fact that we were running late for the show and would be missing the Innovation Awards ceremony. Lu...

Deadly bacteria invades US communities—MRSA infections jump 55%, warns Clearstream

...application protocols throughout the US in an effort to stop the spread of viral and bacterial contaminants. Currently, the CDC tracks only ‘invasive’ MRSA infections—cases where the bacteria have reached the bloodstream or invaded internal organs—and 80,500 invasive MRSA cases were recorded in 2011, the most recent year ...

Biosurfactants market by product expected to reach USD 2,308.8 million by 2020

...unting for 33.26% of the 344 kilo ton global market in 2013. Its superior properties in terms of foaming and stability as compared to other surfactants make it ideally suited for use in household detergents. Other key biosurfactants include Alkyl Polyglucosides (APG), Sorbitan Esters and Sucrose Esters, with combined demand estimated at 115 kilo to...

Australian wins RIA Award; new RIA Executive Committee and Board announced

... believe rivals any in existence, expanded the group's service offerings to include a third party administrator service that administers multiple-area restoration claims for carriers, and established a training academy to make the best minds in the global restoration industry available to his network. Given annually, the Martin L. King Award rec...

Forum Pulire: an industry still poorly recognised

...lds met last month at the second edition of Forum Pulire, the two-day event held in Milan, which examined the most topical issues in the world of professional cleaning and integrated services... An industry composed of more than 23,000 companies and 500,000 employees with about 11 billion euros in revenue between production, distribution and servic...

Legionella Control announces breakfast seminars following changes to HSG274 Part 2 Guidelines

... The informative Breakfast Briefings by Legionella Control International take the form of a short seminar which provides a clear and succinct overview of all ACOP L8 and HSG274 Part 2 changes. The events are scheduled for venues across the UK and Ireland, from London to Leeds and Belfast to Birmingham. They are designed for duty holders, health &am...

How much could 10 minutes cost you?

Van users have been asked how much they would spend, to save 10 minutes. "We all know that time is money," says Steve Clarke, group marketing manager for The Fuel Card Group, "but sometimes saving a few minutes is not worth the long term cost. Just ask anyone who has been caught employing an unlicensed driver..." The courts have imposed fines ...

Amazon Filters achieves WRAS approval

... regulations prevent misuse, waste, undue consumption or erroneous measurement of water or the contamination of drinking water. Guidance on the standards and information on materials and fittings meeting these standards can be found on the WRAS website. "We are extremely proud to have been awarded WRAS approval as it provides true recognition...

Las Vegas to celebrate new type of wedding

...c, which is safer for our employees and the environment," says Ralph LePore, assistant director, Terminal Operations Division for McCarran. "The system also helps us control costs with a monthly lease, reduced packaging waste and lower shipping expenses." A single Hydris unit dispenses three products: a one-step disinfectant, an all-purpose sani...

Survey results show training and infrastructure issues wreck 'distributed leadership'

...term focus, individualism and 'us' and 'them' mentality, stifle the productivity of employees, undermining their ability to lead on the organisational agenda from the front line. "In order to be effective, leadership development has to be supported with organisational practices that empower the workforce and foster engagement: team-working, beha...

Inteb calls for tighter Legionella regulation

...ecade have included an outbreak in Barrow-in-Furness in 2002, which killed seven people when a contaminated cooling tower spread the disease. Another cooling tower outbreak occurred in South Wales in 2010 and one in Edinburgh in 2012 led to 50 confirmed and 49 suspected cases of Legionella infection. In Stoke-on-Trent in 2012, a hot tub was the ...

WHO's first global report on antibiotic resistance reveals serious, worldwide threat to public health: warns that hygiene needs to improve

...by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill," says Dr Keiji Fukuda, WHO's Assistant Director-General for Health Security. "Effective antibiotics have been one of the pillars allowing us to live longer, live healthier, ...

Sky Pro introduces safe,cost effective alternative to manual window cleaning

...stems use filtered water without any chemicals that can be hazardous to the environment. Sky Pro eliminates the danger associated with manual window washing and reduces labour and insurance costs. Most models will pay for themselves in less than a year. "Sky Pro is one of the most ingenious pieces of equipment to be made available to building ow...

Moirans shows the lighter side of hazards

... necessary robustness and strength to safely handle and transport hazardous products. As well as minimising material usage, the lighter container can help to reduce transport costs, both of which offer important sustainability benefits to help companies reduce their carbon footprints. The ergonomic design is also easy to handle while a range ...

RAS hosts study visit for Malaysian delegates

...ining session on washroom inspection which would equip them with the necessary skills to assess the minimum acceptable 3-star standard within the Happy Toilet Programme. RAS also previously hosted a study visit for Hainan government delegates, the first foreign study visit, and this was followed by another visit by Vietnamese delegates. T: +6...

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... can often be ‘standing room only’, if you do want to take part in one or more of the seminars, it would be worth reserving your place now. As well as the seminars there will be outdoor demonstrations, off-the-stand demonstrations in the show floor theatre, the hard-fought Miniskills competition, the Innovation Lab programme and the ...

Today’s official programme is as follows:

The Miniskills programme:  ‘Specialised cleaning methods in action’ and sponsored by Staxs, Alpheios, Vileda, Weska and SVS, will take place Stand 06.102 in three stages; from 10:00 – 12:15, from 12:30 - 14:45 hrs and from 14:45 - 17:00 hrs. Several country teams will compete in demonstrating specialised cleaning methods...

Category 1 - Machines, accessories and components

The following 10 nominees and their products have been selected as the top three in their category: Category 1 - Machines, accessories and components: T17 Battery Powered Heavy-Duty Rider Scrubber, Tennant (This heavy-duty ride-on scrubber is designed to offer all-day cleaning on a single charge while reducing the amount of water and che...

Category 3 - Management, Training Solutions and Related Products

...b-based user interface) For the second time, visitors will cast their vote for their favourite nomination. The product or solution that collects the most votes will receive the Visitors' Choice Award during the awards ceremony.[TRIMTO] ...

Truvox International

...scrub and dry both hard and soft floor coverings in a single pass, leaving them ready to walk on in minutes. A choice of brushes allows operatives to undertake normal cleaning, maintenance cleaning or intensive scrubbing, while the low noise levels emitted during operation, provide minimal disturbance for people using the building that is being cle...

Anti-Vandal Air Freshener

...uct Manager Nupur Saxena .[TRIMTO] “Shield has been designed with style and protection in mind. Its smooth contoured design makes it difficult for vandals to grip and tamper with the dispenser, particularly when positioned at height. It is made of robust stainless steel for added strength and comes in a variety of colours to suit each roo...

Immers-A-Clean

...n demand. The system can make 20 - 200 litres of safe-to-use, sustainable cleaning solution in five minutes – in virtually any container - wherever and whenever cleaning is needed. You simply submerge the Immerse-A-Clean into a bucket, jug, scrubber or carpet extractor, fill with tap water, add the catalyst, press a button and in minutes a...

Morclean Bin Wash and Lift

...shing machines, is hoping to make contact with stand visitors keen to discuss the advantages of becoming a Morclean distributor. Says the company’s Peter Morley: “We’re delighted to be exhibiting our new 2014 range of wheelie bin washers. The machines are sturdy, fully self-contained, purpose-built wheeled bin cleaning machines...

Car Hygiene Plus

...for interior car cleaning that uses dry, saturated steam. As well as cleaning and sanitising, it eliminates fungus, bad smells, bacteria and dustmites.[TRIMTO] The system is aimed mainly at car wash centres, garages and car dealers, as well as fleet managers who want to clean and sanitise their company car interiors in a fast and economical way ...

Alpheios ExpertAtHand wins the Visitor’s Choice Award

For the second time the Visitor’s Choice prize has been awarded to the nominee that is voted by ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam attendees, as the most innovative. With 39.9% of the votes, Alpheios ExpertAtHand won the Visitor’s Choice Award 2014. 

The Outdoor Demo Show: really bringing outdoor cleaning to life

...attributes by cleaning taxis during the exhibition. Several Dakar vehicles are on show, including a Mini and a KTM motor. Other companies taking part in the outdoor demonstrations include Tielbürger with its city and street cleaning equipment; Ecogum, which specialises in chewing gum removal, and two manufacturers showing off their car wash...

A welcome return and a novel machine

...ds and cloths specifically designed to deliver the best possible cleaning results, the machine uses minimal water and is ideal for anything from removing black scuff marks as part of a daily maintenance routine, to periodic heavier scrubbing jobs. It has a scrubbing sponge pad at the front to deliver a deep scrubbing action that removes most dirt a...

Simplifying compliance with complicated regulations

... the layman. We could see that the volume of work required to keep the right side of the law is becoming unbearable. Selden’s new system, ‘Clean FM’, is, essentially, a QR Code-based, constantly updatable menu available on-site, that allows contract cleaners to work safely and within the law with regard to the production of up-...

SanServ Concentrated Chemical Systems

...ensuring that the concentrates are removed in controlled amounts, preventing misuse, spillage, contamination and waste. SanServ is based in Galway, Ireland. T:  1850 211 409 E:     W: www.sanserv.com ...

Keep your floors looking brilliant

...e of floor restoration products that, he says, enable you to refurbish your own floors and which eliminate the need to invest in specialist training or equipment. These include Trizact Diamond HX Discs, which can turn dull, scratched stone floors into beautiful shiny ones using standard floor cleaning equipment. Faster than traditional diamond g...

Come and try it for yourself

...e network of wireless-enabled dispensers, compatible with Deb’s full range of high quality foaming soaps, transmits usage data to a server, predicting product usage and replacement, facilitating workflow planning and efficiency. John and I both tried new Deb GrittyFoam – a heavy duty foam hand cleanser that has a rich-creamy texture ...

Truly eco-friendly, pre-dosed cleaning

...d a pink version will be added to the range shortly.” Jon also told us that business is booming for him in Australia, South Africa and Asia. T: +44 (0)161 629 2120 E: W: www.soluclean.co.uk ...

Vectair’s vibe - a fresh approach

...ws for consistent fragrance from start to finish. Unlike heavier aerosol droplets which fall within minutes, the piezo micro particles are much smaller and lighter. Remaining airborne for many hours, the micro particles blend uniformly throughout an interior space without leaving surface deposits. “Piezo micro particles have properties muc...

Inpacs: delivering a subliminal message?

We didn’t get close enough to Inpacs – the international distributor group, to find out just why the stand featured a couple of lads showing off their ball skills, but wondered if it was something to do with showing potential customers and interested distributors that Inpacs members never take their eye off the ball  and are fore...

Peter Holt

...s 25th anniversary celebrations when he collapsed and died of a heart attack. CPR was immediately administered but, tragically, this proved to be unsuccessful. Peter recently retired from his role as Managing Director of Truvox International, a company he joined in 1991. David Overell, his successor, says that Peter was tasked with turning round...

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...nzine Show Daily - not because of any lack of regard for Peter but because we felt that, bearing in mind Peter's involvement in overseas markets in different time zones and the close relationships he will have built up in those countries, it would have been wrong for those who were close to Peter to learn of his passing through the media, rather th...

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...tradesperson’s fault that things haven’t worked out. I believe that the NCCA, by becoming involved with the TrustMark scheme, has achieved something of a coup. I also wonder, how long it’s going to take before other sectors of the UK cleaning industry decide to follow suit. Please get in touch either by emailing me or postin...

Orbio innovation displaces traditional packaged chemicals with on-site, on-demand disinfecting, sanitising and cleaning solutions

...n Seal-certified Green Cleaning Programme offers 'effective, environmentally-protective cleaning to minimise exposure of building occupants and Eurest employees to potentially hazardous chemical, biological, and particle contaminants'. Eurest is the facilities services contractor for a large corporate research campus in Naperville, Ill., where the ...

Nowhere left to hide for germs and bacteria - thanks to rim-free WC

... powerfully and without splashing, whether it uses six and three, or 4.5 and three litres, with its minimal internal design giving a clear visual indication of its improved levels of hygiene. T: 01530 510007 W: www.uk.laufen.com ...

SCA and Tork participates in the Volvo Ocean Race

... product development." Current status: Final preparations Later this year, four grittily determined British women will take on the challenge of their lives; taking part in the toughest ocean race in the world - the Volvo Ocean Race. Annie Lush, Sam Davies, Dee Caffari and Abby Ehler will be four of the 11-woman international Team SCA crew ...

ZeroSmell: one of a kind

...visitors to different areas and facilities. "ZeroSmell is an innovative product that helps to eliminate bad odours," said the team. "This product has the highest level of effectiveness against the most common occurrences of foul odours often present in both, the domestic and professional environment. "Currently, you cannot find another produc...

Unger: new products and prize draw to celebrate 50th birthday

...manufacture window cleaning products, the company soon expanded its product line with a view to becoming the market leader in the sanitary supply and retail cleaning fields. Adopting this as the company's mission, Unger strives to produce high quality, innovative tools that help professionals clean more productively and safely, as well as offer sup...

Wecoline’s new free floor pad app prevents expensive mistakes

...second best pad to use, should the first choice not be available. We were also impressed upon examining what is claimed to be the world’s first fully biodegradable floor pad. Download the app at: www.wecoline.com/app ...

Ecover Professional: a well thought out relaunch

...amp; sustainability,” they argued. “Our products - based on vegetable raw materials and minerals - are highly effective yet do not leave behind harsh chemical residues and our bottles are now made from sugar cane. This means that as a company, we save about 13,500 cans of crude oil each year – or the equivalent of 280 trips around...

Inpacs celebrates its 10thbirthday at the show

...makers of the industry. “With members from 36 countries and guests from 130 countries informing themselves about the benefits of Inpacs, the international aspect of the organisation was fully conveyed during this truly successful edition of ISSA/Interclean 2014,” said José Del Pino, Inpacs CEO. “First analyses have s...

And how many trees do you kill with your consumption of paper disposables?

...pany’s commitment to sustainability and the way it cleverly recycles Tetrapaks - using the aluminium and polyethylene components to produced items such as pens, pencils, desk tidys and street furniture, and the cellulose fibres to manufacture toilet tissue, other tissue products, and packaging. We thought we wouldn’t learn anything m...

Morclean proud to ship out to show's 25th Anniversary edition

... in our team was busy during all four days, handling new enquiries from all over the world and welcoming International visitors to the stand. "This major international show took months to plan and demanded time and effort from all the team at Morclean. After four very busy days at the Rai, we were soon convinced it was  worth all the effort...

Prevent Legionnaires this Summer

...UK distributor of Air Intake Screens, (as manufactured by Air Solutions Company USA) which can help minimise the risk of legionnaires, urges those responsible for cooling towers and other HVAC equipment, to take appropriate steps in order to stop this potentially fatal disease in its tracks.[TRIMTO] According to the Health & Safety Executive...

Think Hygiene, Think Pink

...es to businesses across London, Essex and the South East. Pink Hygiene's extensive range includes feminine hygiene disposal, water management services and washroom hygiene solutions. "Our aim is simple - to provide the best service in our industry," challenges Barry Marsham, Joint Managing Director (pictured right). "To do this, we are brin...

Samsic strengthens UK presence with Regent rebranding

...entry-based company's services have been aggregated into a single brand presence, with increased prominence given to owner Groupe Samsic, reflecting the French giant's upscaled ambitions for the UK building support services marketplace. Foremost in the revision is the centralising of Regent Samsic's mainstay cleaning and security operations to m...

RCM performs at Urban Renewal day in Formigine

...eam generator, which is very simple and efficient not just on chewing gums but also when used to eliminate weeds and for sanitisation purposes. RCM also demonstrated how well its products can handle the cleaning of monuments. With the collaboration of the Lugo-based Ibix company, it showed how well its machines removed smog residue and the moul...

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...er people’s opinions, which can often kick my original thoughts into touch, so do keep them coming… Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a comment on our Facebook page.  www.facebook.com/Cleanzine  You can also follow us on Twitter  @cleanzine Yours, Jan Hobbs ...

Warm air hand dryer can incorporate anti-mosquito technology

... used in both applications are totally natural, classified by US Environmental Protection Agency as minimal risk to wildlife and fish. The EPA has also qualified the technology as non-toxic, unlike some similar products that combine Citronella with other components deemed to be harmful to health. The polymer that makes up the external part of the V...

CleanExpo Moscow/Pulire less than six months away

... a power for purchasing goods and services. The event includes an extensive business programme of seminars, conferences, round tables, presentations, workshops and demonstrations for specialists in various fields and levels of training. "If you wish to exhibit, do get in touch soon to avoid disappointment." www.cleanexpo-moscow.primexpo.ru ...

When nature calls, Fresh Dab Toilet Paper Gel answers

...o waste water treatment facilities, so a solution to the problem is clearly needed. Fresh Dab eliminates this issue by removing the wipe altogether. As a water soluble gel, it can be safely used in septic systems everywhere. Simply squeeze a dab on to some toilet paper, wipe and flush. Once flushed, the gel breaks down quickly, eliminating any c...

New alarm timers provide restaurants with simple solution to quality control management

... dissatisfaction with restaurant cleanliness and inconsistency of food quality with these helpful reminders, which provide consistent quality by reminding staff to maintain washroom cleaning schedules and remind of specific training tasks, regularly rotate prepared food and perform food quality checks. The timers surpass regular kitchen and cook...

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...le bags are used in England each year. Research shows that these bags are kept for an average of 20 minutes but take 1,000 years to degrade. Each of us uses an average of 200 bags every year - which represents one bag a day for each household… Escaped plastic bags blight our landscape and end up in rivers and lakes and in the sea, where t...

New Hybrid: the perfect combination for professional floor cleaning

...inger-dry' - no water traces are left behind! The absence of water reduces the chance of cross-contamination closed cell rubber: gives better wiping results. The Moerman closed cell Dura-Flex rubber also avoids absorption of water and liquids and it prevents bacteria from growing inside the moss rubber The inside skin makes the rubber more tea...

Freudenberg Group sustains success in India

...f the Freudenberg values and principles. In 2013, the group invested Rs. 1,934 crore into R&D aiming to foster its innovative potential. Freudenberg companies in India have proven to be highly valued sources for innovation." Although the 'No Dust Broom' is a household application, it illustrates just how much difference innovation can make.....

IFMA co-launches EU FM Coalition for FM public policy advocacy in Europe

... professionals continues to grow throughout Europe, the EU FM Coalition is poised to become the preeminent public advocacy body for facilities management within the Union. The complete list of FM organisations that participated in the launch includes: IFMA, EuroFM, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), the Romanian Facility Managem...

Skyguard launches lone worker iPhone app at Safety & Health Expo 2014

...escalating to the Emergency services, Skyguard's National Response Service, or the employer's own nominated contacts, and guide them to the user's location. The Skyguard for Smartphone software boasts a number of other safety features such as 'Voice Memo', which allows the user to leave a voice message on Skyguard's system giving details of wher...

PDI leads infection prevention innovation with 'Champions for Change' at APIC 2014

... Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes and the new Sani-Hands Patient Education Video to help educate and remind patients and visitors about proper hand hygiene. The quick and easy-to-understand narration and graphics explain hand hygiene best practice, including how and when to clean hands during a hospital stay or visit. Positive engagement and communica...

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... to me that I too, am guilty of having been distracted by the 'wrapping paper' and thus have not examined the contents as closely as I should have done... Yes - the Government's announcement that it will impose a levy on single use plastic bags given out by larger stores and supermarkets pleased me so much that I didn't look closely enough at wh...

Grosvenor Services extends premium retail cleaning expertise with Bicester Village

...ic Outlet Shopping Villages, created and operated by Value Retail, is defined by luxury brands, charming open-air 'village' settings, superior service and a warm and welcoming experience. Grosvenor Services is already responsible for the daily cleaning of another of the Chic Outlet Shopping Villages, Kildare Village in Ireland, where it provides ex...

Dust - why it's an issue and what industries should be doing about it...

...s can run for 24 hours, and are even self-cleaning. Lease finance for this type of equipment is becoming a much more common way of avoiding large Capex sign off and helping to manage cash flow. Central vacuum systems are also energy efficient. Depending on the number of open outlets, the RPM of the vacuum producer can be optimised generating jus...

Polymer Group acquires Providencia

... Latin America and across the globe. PGI and Providencia are stronger together." PGI welcomes Herminio Vicente Smania de Freitas, Chief Executive Officer at Providencia, to the leadership of PGI, and the Providencia team to the PGI family. Mr De Freitas joins PGI as President of PGI's South America Region, which includes Argentina, Brazil and Co...

Joint project will tackle healthcare infections

...ectants and common health facility surfaces, with the goal of developing solutions that effectively minimise the risk of infection while preserving physical assets. The partnership, which is being funded by a grant from the Omnova Foundation, includes technical support from the Clorox Professional Products Company and global health equipment and...

Advanced hygiene sensor technology improves health at New Cross Hospital

...tient hasn't been seen for more than an hour, or if a patient is in an isolated area longer than 20 minutes. Location and time data is sent back to computer touchscreens in each department. Infection prevention and control nurses used to spend an hour or more per patient tracking patient contacts and locations to perform root cause analyses. Now...

Agaia, Al Daa'ma sign exclusive distribution agreement for Evolve

... claimed to be the first all natural commercial cleaning and laundry technology capable of outperforming petroleum based cleaners, detergents, degreasers, and disinfectants, announced last week that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Saudi-based Al Daa'ma Corporation. The agreement builds upon Agaia's global commitment to inc...

One machine does it all

...particles dissolve, trap and absorb the dirt, leaving the surface clean and dry. "After pre-vacuuming with the extractorVacto to remove the dry dirt, you apply about one handful of Host Dry Cleaner per square yard," advises Host UK's Mike Egerton. "Then you brush with the extractorVac, north and south and then east and west. The more brushing yo...

Final countdown to Facilities Show

... Facilities Show Keynote Theatre, Facilities Show Academy, BIFM Networking Hub and Interiors Zone Seminar Theatre. One key session attracting a lot of attention is the TFM panel debate on Tuesday 17th featuring Martyn Freeman, managing director, Mitie facilities management; Gareth Rhys Williams, CEO, PHS Group, Martin Holt, CEO, Bellrock, Tony S...

Browned off? Fibrebuff's the stuff!

...be necessary. "For best results, do not extraction rinse, says the manufacturer. "And do bear in mind that Oxibrite produces controlled 'bleaching' and therefore should be used with caution on all fibres. As always with these things, do pre-test carpet or fabric for colour fastness before proceeding." T: 020 8974 1515 E: [email protected]

Clean NZ 2014 boasts record numbers at most successful exhibition yet

... As well as including a very large - 300 people - industry dinner, awards celebration and strong seminar programme, Clean NZ 2014 was also the scene of 'co-located' events including a Building Service Contractors of NZ (BSCNZ) board meeting and an ISS Facility Services' in-house management conference. The educational seminars and workshops were...

New V-Air Solid multi-phasing air freshener with sub-micron technology recognised as VOC exempt

...different over time. These blends of complementary but differing fragrance notes specifically eliminate fragrance fatigue in a revolutionary way, all from one single passive aircare system. Paul Wonnacott, President, Vectair Systems explains: "This is a landmark in safe but effective air freshening. Technology doesn't have to be technical. In...

We have Mail: plastic bags 2

...;see: www.thejournal.ie/plastic-bag-levy-revenue-1040128-Aug2013/ Best regards, Barry Fleming Managing Director, Highway Wholesalers www.hwl.ie   ...

RLJ Equity Partners, acquires EnviroVac Holdings

... Coast Regions.[TRIMTO] EnviroVac utilises state-of-the-art equipment to provide industrial vacuuming, hydroblasting, watercutting and inspection services for customers who participate in the pulp and paper, chemical, steel, oil and gas, power generation and other industrial business sectors. "EnviroVac is a trusted brand in the industrial se...

Research finds human sweat can reduce bacteria defences in hospitals and schools

...e effectiveness of bacteria-fighting brass objects in hospitals and schools after just an hour of coming into contact with them, according to scientists at the University of Leicester. While copper found in everyday brass items such as door handles and water taps has an antimicrobial effect on bacteria and is widely used to prevent the spread of...

One in five businesses don't know if their website is optimised for mobile use

...d undertaken measures to ensure that their website was optimised for mobile use, but these were the minority, with the majority, 62%, not having done so. "It's a real shock that businesses today haven't designed their websites to be mobile friendly," says Ian Simpson, Managing Director of C4B. "You can't afford to ignore the importance of mobile...

Control of Norovirus outbreaks in areas of potential infection

... of Norovirus outbreaks, Hygiena International ATP test systems (involving a hand-held SystemSure luminometer and UltraSnap swabs) have been used to evaluate the effectiveness of cleaning procedures, following two norovirus outbreaks on a cruise ship. Norovirus is the most prevalent cause of infectious gastroenteritis in the UK, and the ATP Biol...

Treating mould

...terboard and wood, carpet - in short all household fixtures and fittings, are subject to mould contamination and it isn't easy to get rid of. Where does it come from? Damp. 1. In a big old house the damp course could easily be compromised, assuming that there is one in the first place. 2. From broken gutters, window frames, holes in worn bri...

Bunzl makes acquisitions in Brazil and the Netherlands

...day that it has made two further acquisitions; this time in Brazil and the Netherlands. Based in Minas Gerais, Brazil, JPlus Comércio e Distribuição is engaged in the distribution of cleaning and hygiene supplies and disposable products to a variety of end user customers, particularly in the contract cleaning and h...

i+DCS cleans the new Bristol 'Super hospital'

...perienced. They had a calmness which was great in a pressure situation with impending move dates looming. They got on with the job in hand even though there were lots of factors going on that could stop it being a smooth process." CK Group's healthcare division manager, Ashley Heming, who assembled the specialist teams and oversaw the project, e...

Brayborne expands contract cleaning business into facilities services

... "We are proud of the Brayborne reputation and will continue to deliver reliability and peace of mind to our customers." Some of Brayborne's current clients are pleased to endorse the contractor. For example, Boehringer Ingelheim says: "Brayborne not only provides an excellent, cost effective cleaning service, it helped us rationalise supplie...

A Wave hello from Cromwell

...osable aprons. The two new products complement the company's Wave branded latex-free, disposable examination gloves for professional use. Hygienic and cost-effective, for the safe containment of soiled linen, Wave water-soluble strip laundry bags are manufactured to Cromwell's own standard, from virgin LDPE film incorporating LowCO2T technology ...

Raising the bar on food safety cleaning products in China

...ssociations. The range of food safety violations in China is vast, including - says Kline - contamination with dangerous chemicals, nutritionally adulterated food, or substandard food. Although the Chinese government is aware of the problem, especially since the melamine-tainted milk incident in 2008, negative headlines continue to emanate from ...

BPI RP - '3 mountains, 7 trekkers, 24 hours, 1 great cause'

...imb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in just 24 hours. The gruelling feat of stamina will be undertaken to raise a target of £5,000 for Cancer Research UK, one of BPI RP's dedicated charities. The team has adopted a rallying slogan to boost its effort: '3 mountains, 7 trekkers, 24 hours, 1 great cause.' "The Three Peaks...

Reaching out to a new generation of cleaning professionals

..."The WCEC is an incredibly hard working organisation, which respects its traditions while also welcoming developments in technology, equipment and methods to improve professionalism within the cleaning industry," says Issa Tahhan, Master of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, says. "It values both its established and potential memb...

Improving supply chain communication

...such as the specific environmental release category (SpERC) and the specific consumer exposure determinants (SCEDs). "With ECHA's experience of looking at the registration dossiers submitted in recent years, as well as the feedback from downstream users on the exposure scenarios they receive, we feel that this is an opportunity to get better qua...

ISS to become facility services provider for Swisscom

...in forces in ensuring that Swisscom receives services that are best in class. "With this aim in mind, we will use the best practices and the global innovations made accessible through ISS to generate added value for Swisscom." By reissuing the mandate to a company that is well-established in Switzerland, Swisscom is aiming to increase its fl...

A breath of fresh air for China's baby pandas

...eaners were used by the Los Angeles Zoo to improve and protect the health of Borneo orangutan 'Minyak' and helped support breeding efforts of this endangered species. "Pandas are loved all over the world," says Frank Hammes, president of The IQAir Group. "We are very honoured to be able to make a contribution to this national and ...

SCA floats its joint venture in Australia

... Asaleo Care manufactures and markets consumer tissue and Away-from-Home tissue, nappies, feminine care products and incontinence care products. Brands include TENA, Tork, Sorbent, Libra and Treasures. In 2013, the company reported net sales of AUD 625m (approx. SEK 3.9bn) and operating profit of AUD 97m (approx. SEK 610...

The Bin Wash City: providing a viable solution to a dirty problem

...ind the new Bin Wash City. "We wanted develop and launch a product that the environmentally minded love, and a concept that operators want to be part of... a machine that turns heads and offers more than just compliance - and a smarter product that moves into a new direction as opposed to reworking the systems currently avail...

Julius Rutherfoord formally agrees to be a Living Wage leader

...Service Provider programme. Employees working at Julius Rutherfoord's head office receive a minimum hourly London Living Wage Rate of £8.80 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.31. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according...

New British Safety Council health, safety and environmental qualifications available globally

...udent materials provided, and the qualifications are assessed though a multiple-choice examination that can be either taken online or on paper. Online examination results are available immediately and the results of paper-based examinations are issued within two working days. Certificates follow by post also within two work...

SteriBin fights harmful bacteria

...ing an order. Total capacity 90 litre single lid, 30 l/30 l/30 l triple lid It takes only eight minutes to dismantle for cleaning from start to finish. Back tilting mechanism pulls down for easy bag changeover Flat back for space saving against walls These bins are made to order and are ideal for use in hospitals, health centres and nurs...

The unlikely place that says a lot about your restaurant

... wipes and cleaning fluids, should be readily available to encourage use during inspections for any minor clean-ups needed to get the facilities up to scratch. With the proper care and attention, this sometimes overlooked aspect of your restaurant won't do your business a disservice - and you won't find people heading from the restroom and strai...

West Berkshire Community Hospital - complex by nature

...surgery theatres with the capacity for up to 18 patients, outpatients specialist consultation unit, minor injuries unit, physiotherapy, rehabilitation therapy and radiology. Dedicated children's outpatient facility, a base for community health teams and GP out-of-hours services.  Bellrock Property & Facilities Management took over a ...

New CILS-81000TK self-laminating computer printable labels: perfect for hoses and pipes

Computer printable 'in minutes' straight from a standard laser or thermal transfer printer, the new CILS-81000TK self-laminating durable label range adheres permanently to all industrial pipes, flexible hoses and conduits for failsafe long term identification.[TRIMTO] Featuring a clear 'wrap-around' protective tail, CILS-81000TK labels permane...

Truvox International has moved premises

...ng has been stripped out internally and refitted, creating a bespoke environment to encompass the administrative and manufacturing elements required. A 25% increase in storage capacity has also been achieved, thanks to the new premises' high roofline, allowing greater levels of stock to be held and made available more quickly to clients and distrib...

Masslinn cloth system helps NHS Trust

... effectiveness of traditional cleaning methods. The Masslinn disposable cloths, impregnated with mineral oil which catches dust and minimises the risk of it being swept into the air and further dispersed, were trialled at the Trust to improve efficiency. Sally Walsh, housekeeping manager, says: "Previously we relied on traditional vacuum clea...

Kick-off for Biogas? South America opts for green energy made by Weltec

...like Argentina and Mexico, however, little will change by 2016. In these countries, the market is dominated by fossil energy sources, and on the political side, there is hardly any incentive to change the current situation. No matter which country is concerned, green energy projects will only catch on if word gets around about the positive examp...

American Water Chemicals, delivers antiscalant to world's largest water reuse reverse osmosis plant

... in Wastewater RO systems', which outlined these findings. Further lab experimentation also determined that variations in iron coagulant carryover had a direct impact on antiscalant demand. A comparison of OCWD feed water and operational history confirmed a correlation between surges in ferric ion levels and silica scaling events. The AWC A-1...

Competitive edge is sharpened at Britaniacrest Recycling

... drastically reduce costs and produce heavyweight, 1.6 metre long bales to give maximum tonnage and minimum wire usage for every lorry load produced. The company's careful attention to maximising the weight of bales every lorry transports, also has the benefit of protecting the environment, by reducing the number of vehicles required for transpo...

REC/KPMG Report on Jobs: Record rise in starting salaries as permanent candidate availability plummets

...e at rates that outstripped those seen for permanent staff.  Engineering was the best performing sector in the demand for staff 'league table' during June. Construction also continued its recent strong performance, recording a considerable rate of growth. Hotel & Catering was the weakest performer. Engineering workers were also the m...

Conquering cockroaches

...d sanitized Canned and bottled goods must be removed from cardboard shipping cartons and stored a minimum of six inches above the floor Employee washrooms, locker rooms and offices must be cleaned and sanitised daily Outside areas, such as rubbish containers and loading/receiving docks, must be free of litter; all standing water squeezed down...

SCA to endorse its customer and consumer brands globally

...lity profile and focus,” says Jan Johansson, President and CEO, SCA. “By taking a prominent and visible position alongside the company’s customer and consumer brands in all its print ads and TV commercials, SCA aims to further strengthen the awareness and perception of SCA as a leading global hygiene and forest products company...

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...ing hippy as I don’t eat meat, am really into the idea of sustainable living and often attend mind, body, spirit and music festivals, where I’ll generally sport multi-coloured hair, oddly patterned fingernails, face-paint and unusual clothes, while enjoying the company of dear friends who may themselves sport Mohican haircuts or dreadlo...

Global Water & Wastewater Treatment Chemicals Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019, TechSci Research Study, now available

Wastewater from industries such as power, paper and pulp, chemical processing, metal and mining is one of the major contributors to the rising water pollution. As a result, new regulations for maximum limits of pollutants are being passed, globally, depending on the industry and type of pollutant. Consequently, the demand for chemicals utilised...

Discomatic powers in to UK

... systems director at Jigsaw Cleaning Systems. "With the longer life power, it means the downtime is minimal and cleaning can be carried out cost-effectively with amazing results." Jigsaw Cleaning Systems is a national distributor of products from Wetrok, serving the public and private sectors with a range of cleaning products throughout the UK. ...

European Tissue Symposium to present at ISSA/Interclean Istanbul 2014

ETS, the European Tissue Symposium, has announced that it will be part of the seminar programme of ISSA/Interclean Istanbul that will be held on 24th and 25th September 2014. This International Conference will cover a number of relevant topics for the cleaning and hygiene industry. Seminar: 'Why hygiene is important in the washroom' On S...

Swiftclean welcomes changes to duct cleaning standard

... which good air quality is still desirable, but its purity is less process critical. "Keeping in mind the purpose of the system and how often it will need to be inspected and cleaned during its working lifetime, will also help designers to bear in mind that they must incorporate and install inspection doors which will aid ongoing maintenance - a...

Chemicals manufacturer Stepan Company to acquire P&G sulfonation production facility in Brazil

...tion is projected to close in the third or fourth quarter and the acquisition is expected to have a minimal impact on Stepan's 2014 financial results. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. "This acquisition will expand Stepan's capabilities in Brazil," said F. Quinn Stepan Jr., president and CEO. "Brazil is the world's fifth ...

Cromwell goes for a new line up

...All Cromwell liners are boxed and clearly labelled with key user information such as length, width, minimum net box weight and the number of sacks in the pack, assuring customers that "what's on the box is in the box." Stock items include 50% recycled polyethylene in the Pearl and Oyster ranges, as well as degradable options in the Oyster range....

Follow Vectair on Pinterest!

We are all becoming increasingly social online, so Vectair has added a Pinterest page to its other communication channels (Facebook, Linked In and) to share news, views and pictures with its friends and customers. Pinterest is a place for people to collect ideas for projects and interests. Vectair's boards include 'urinals with a di...

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...gers and taking sufficient breaks while on the road, or is it a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind’? Writing as someone who many years ago was reprimanded by my then managing director for having taken the decision not to drive from the South East to somewhere ‘up North’ in torrential rain when the windscreen wipers of my ...

How to go from toddler to teenager in online marketing

...d quotes to your sales materials, and write it up on boards in your premises. Endorsement from like-minded customers will help build trust in your business. Acknowledge those negative reviews and respond straight away Not all reviews will be positive, and business owners should accept that negative reviews are part of running a business and h...

Sodexo employees in 36 countries mobilised to fight hunger

...the lives of these people. "The real power of Servathon is the Sodexo people," says Clodine Pincemin, President of Stop Hunger. "By coming together in local actions, this operation has a real impact on the people most in need. "What happens in all of the local communities radically changes the lives of people, and Sodexo volunteers often repo...

Nviro's Isle of Wight Council cleaning contract extended by three years

...saur attraction, where visitors walk back through time in a spectacularly-shaped building that is reminiscent of a Pterosaur flying across the cretaceous skies! "Nviro is delighted to have been retained by Isle of Wight Council to clean so many of its facilities!" enthuses Louise Richards, Business Development Manager for Nviro. "We worked close...

Accepta launches new Biofilm Management System to combat waterborne diseases

...monitors, predicts and controls the presence of biofilm in water systems to offer complete peace of mind over water safety standards. BioSentinel's state-of-the-art early warning system is an intelligent solution to the issue, offering safety managers complete control over biofilm content in water systems. As well as drastically improving safety...

REC JobsOutlook: Jobs boom at risk from growing skills shortages

...ident about the economy as they were this time last year and many intend to take on more staff in coming months. But this jobs boom could be at risk from growing skills shortages, according to July's JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation), released yesterday. According to employers surveyed in June, a third predi...

Study provides new perspective on concept of HAIs

...s. It is one of the first to accurately identify a larger population of patients with C. diff by examining them in an outpatient setting as well as in the hospital and thus provides a different perspective on the concept of hospital acquired infections and how they may best be tackled. "Kaiser Permanente's integrated healthcare system allowed us...

Portable 'Natural Cleaner' sanitises rooms in 30 minutes

The  OC700 Natural Cleaner is a portable and environmentally friendly, high performance machine that will sanitise and restore air quality in every living and working area. Hotels, homes, offices, schools, factories, restaurants, coffee houses and clubs, toilets and washrooms, keep fit centres, surgeries, waiting rooms - these are jus...

Kimberly-Clark Professional helps solve aviation industry cleaning challenges

... elevated assemblies. The use of the applicator has shown an increase in productivity up to 56%, eliminating over-processing, wasted time and wasted motion. The Kimtech Large Surface Wiping Applicator uses aerospace wipes mounted on a flexible applicator head designed to hug contoured areas for more efficient cleaning. The ergonomically-designed...

Dirty cars cost cash

...hem," he says. "Simple things like sealing and protecting your paintwork from environmental contaminants such as damaging UV rays will extend the life of your car bodywork and help keep the vehicle's value. "We've created a video called 'cleaning up Britain's cars' to help motorists learn more about how easy it is to look after a car and hope...

NACD comments on FDA's Sanitary Food Transportation Proposal

...rday, the National Association of Chemical Distributors submitted comments to the Food & Drug Administration on its proposed rule titled ‘Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food.'  The proposed rule would establish requirements for shippers, carriers by motor vehicle and rail vehicle, and receivers engaged in the transpor...

Indian Railways outsources mechanised cleaning at 12 ECR stations

... 32 ECR stations, including Patna Junction. Agency staff will collect litter from platforms and incoming trains and rail staff will check cleanliness regularly to guarantee the smooth running of the new system. Railway staff have been asked to ensure that coaches are attended properly… ‘erring’ workers face the threat of fines...

Spotless Cleaning Solutions reminds us of the importance of emergency cleaning services

Taking early action is imperative if your business faces water damage as a result of flood, an unexpected leaking roof or the fire sprinklers doing their job. Preventing further damage and recovering the property are two crucial operations that have to be carried out simultaneously but it’s difficult to get it right. Hiring an expert so...

Invest in the best – for strength and success

...urrently features water fed poles and extensions in a choice of five different materials – aluminium, glass fibre, hybrid (a mixture of carbon fibre and glass fibre), 100% carbon fibre, or HiMod carbon (5% lighter than regular carbon fibre with greater stiffness and rigidity). www.ungerglobal.com ...

BICSc upgrades training programme

...ge. For those wishing to collect their kits prior to this date, there will be a CPSS 2.0 Exchange Seminar at the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club, Birmingham on the afternoon of 18th September (just before the BICSc Annual Awards Dinner). The list of CPSS 2.0 cleaning skills is available to view on the BICSc website, where, from 1st August...

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary cleaning to be brought back in house

...before this new hospital opened and there’s quite a few of us who are looking forward to it coming back to the NHS,” she said. “I would like to be part of the NHS family again. A lot of the wards managers think we are part of the team already but this would make it official.” Tom Waterson, Unison branch chairman for Lothian,...

Five steps to safer kitchen floors

Restaurants are a minefield for slip and fall accidents, and most of these occur in the ‘back of the house’, or the kitchen area. According to the National Floor Safety Institute in the US, each year more than three million foodservice employees are injured as a result of slip and fall accidents. Further, it is estimated that these...

Antimicrobial bin liners make their debut

... waste management products with the launch of Sansafe antimicrobial and scented liners, ideal for feminine hygiene and other sanitary waste. Manufactured with a unique blend of bactericides and fungicides - added during the film extrusion process, the bags provide powerful round-the-clock protection against harmful bacteria such as E.coli and Le...

Ebola outbreak lifts demand for specialist chlorine based disinfectants

...ants and antisceptics used in human medicine (EN14476). SoChlor makes inactivate all viruses in one minute at a dose of 500 ppm (clean conditions) or 1000 ppm (dirty conditions). Used in accordance with directions SoChlor is effective against all strains of the Ebola virus. www.gvhealth.com ...

WFBSC Congress 2016 to consider our industry's enrichment of people's lives

...Building Maintenance Association, the Congress will be held at Tokyo's largest convention and performing arts centre, Tokyo International Forum, in the city centre. Equipped with eight halls and 34 conference rooms of various sizes, including a theatre with 5,012 seats and an exhibition hall of 5,000msq.m, the Forum is a most impressive facility...

ISSA & BBS announce September CIMS Certification training workshop

... BBS and will be held on 17th September, 2014 at the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club in Birmingham. CIMS is a consensus-based management standard geared toward validating and improving the professionalism of cleaning service providers. Certification to the CIMS Standard provides a clear way for a contract cleaning company to differentia...

Morclean wins national 'green' award for Bin Wash City - the battery driven bin wash machine

...t companies, councils and communities. The company, which competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, will be presented with a trophy and certificate by Miss UK Green Queen at a glittering ceremony in The Houses of Parliament on 10th November 2014. As a result of this Green Apple...

ISS UK signs up to kick off new cup recycling scheme

...public and catering firm Baxter Storey. Cup manufacturers - Huhtamaki and Solo Cup Europe - plus prominent industry associations including WRAP, Keep Britain Tidy and the Automated Vending Association, are also key supporters. The scheme will operate initially within the M25 and Thames Valley area but is expected to quickly evolve into a nationw...

WoolSafe announces third UK Educational Conference

... takes place in the historic heart of the British carpet industry, at the Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster, on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th October. With specialist training courses before and exciting guided tours of Brintons Carpets and the Museum of Carpet afterwards, there is the potential for a stimulating two days of learning for profession...

Building Futures Group launches national campaign to attract youth to cleaning and FM sectors

...with few prospects. The 'Secret Jobs' campaign wants to dispel this myth and highlight how these booming sectors could be the answer to filling some of the estimated six million job vacancies expected to emerge across the UK in the next 10 years due to skills shortages, according to The Department of Work and Pensions. "The Building Futures Grou...

Ozone-depleting compound persists, NASA research shows

...y. "It is now apparent there are either unidentified industrial leakages, large emissions from contaminated sites, or unknown CCl4 sources." As of 2008, CCl4 accounted for about 11% of chlorine available for ozone depletion, which is not enough to alter the decreasing trend of ozone-depleting substances. Still, scientists and regulators want to ...

National Food Safety Month marks 20 years of promoting Food Safety Best Practices in US

...ill highlight tips for a number of food safety topics including cleaning and sanitising, cross-contamination, time-temperature control, personal hygiene and allergens. "In honour of National Food Safety Month celebrating its 20-year anniversary, we are pleased to share the top tips from the past 20 years covering a variety of vital food safety i...

Global rubber gloves market to see demand shift, says a 2014 research report

...he original conventional material used. Due to their elasticity and inexpensiveness, latex gloves dominated the rubber gloves market for a long time. However, the trend is shifting towards synthetic rubber, with nitrile gloves holding half of the global market now. Rising awareness regarding latex allergies has led to increased innovation and te...

Brayborne wins school cleaning contracts totalling £1.5 million over three years

...Farnham, Surrey with a start date of August 2014 Priestlands School (Hampshire County Council), Lymington, Hants with a start date of October 2014 The Primary Schools are Dorney School in Bucks, Nursling Church of England Primary in Hampshire and Tweseldown Infant School, also in Hampshire. Brayborne has also retained two school contracts on r...

ACI: Analysis on antibacterial ingredient safety misses the mark on accuracy

...and years of safe use by consumers." In comments submitted earlier this year to the Food and Drug Administration on the safety of Triclosan, ACI wrote: "Triclosan-containing consumer antiseptic wash products play a beneficial role in the daily hygiene routines of millions of people throughout the US and worldwide. They have been and are used saf...

Brayborne welcomes recommendations of EHR report

...ng conditions and employment rights for cleaning operatives. The report, part of a project to examine employment practices in the cleaning sector in England, Scotland and Wales, has made a number of recommendations which the Commission will take forward to a task force of key stakeholders in the sector. "The report has highlighted some key is...

Business growth funding available through voucher scheme

...paid for any strategic advice in the previous three years. Application for Growth Vouchers takes minutes using a very straightforward online form, followed by a face-to-face meeting with an Assessor to identify their advice needs. It is at this point that the business is told whether or not Growth Vouchers have been allocated. Vouchers can on...

New 3M Scotch-Brite High Shine Floor Pads just keep on polishing

..." The key to the floor pads' durability lies in their construction. Not only do they incorporate mineral abrasives on both surfaces of the pad, allowing for double-sided use - they contain abrasives within the pad itself for even greater durability. The floor pads are kinder on the environment too, requiring no chemical strippers, coatings or...

BPI cuts waste levels by one third in six years

...ng the levels of waste generated by its manufacturing operations. BPI achieved the saving partly by minimising the amount of material used to package its own products - by the equivalent of 25,000 tonnes in the past three years on a like-for-like basis. BPI has also reduced waste by down-gauging the packaging it converts for its customers - but ...

EHRC finds firms are failing to protect key rights of cleaning workers

An examination by the Equality and Human Rights Commission published just after the last issue of Cleanzine was broadcast, has revealed that some employers in the commercial cleaning industry are failing to meet their responsibilities to their staff in relation to pay, holiday or sick leave and dealing with their concerns. Many cleaners feel that ...

Midland Paper Products launches the new Esfina Carry Pack

...g, can be easily located and picked. 2. The plastic is lighter than card and so transit weights are minimised. 3. Health & safety is improved, because staff do not need to bend while lifting and carrying packs. Sharp edges which can cause cuts are also eliminated. 4. Once at an end-user site, the carry packs can be easily carried around the bui...

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...s later today and if you’re local and haven’t yet visited, do try and make a point of coming along as there are a lot of ‘big names’ exhibiting as well as a large number of smaller companies, several of which I hadn’t previously known much about. These may be new to you too, so making contact could well be good for you...

Weltec Biopower receives order for 1.1 MW extension to Dorset food waste-to-energy plant

...iopower experts can discuss your AD project at RWM (Recycling & Waste Management) at the NEC Birmingham from September 16th to 18th. www.weltec-biopower.de / www.rwmexhibition.com ...

Soapbox: What's wrong with the cleaning industry?

...ttom of any pile - and it is largely its own fault that it is in dire straits. The market (UK) is dominated by just a few very large companies; usually cleaning is a minor offshoot of the company who will have global interests in many varied sectors, usually more profitable ones than cleaning. The cleaning side of the business is lumped in with mai...

Will you be joining ISSA/Interclean in Istanbul?

...though and ISSA and the Turkish Cleaning Industry Association, Teshiad, will be running a two-day seminar programme alongside the exhibition on the first two days of the show. Both the conference and exhibition are being held at the WOW Convention Centre. Register now for your free visit at: www.registration2.n200.com www.issainterclean.co...

Ladder Exchange looks at safe use with 'Idiots on Ladders contest'

...Executive's Ladder Exchange scheme, the Association is a vibrant, forward-looking organisation determined to look after the best interests of its increasingly diverse membership base and, of course, the industry at large. T: 0845 260 1048 E: W: www.ladderexchange.org.uk ...

DuPont completes sale of Sontara business to Jacob Holm

...n fabrics. "This is an extraordinary day in the history of our Group and we look forward to welcoming all Sontara employees to our company." As part of the acquisition, Jacob Holm will now operate Sontara assets in Asturias, Spain, and Old Hickory, Tenn., employing 240 employees worldwide. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 179...

New Tennant sweeper offers industrial strength dry dust control for the toughest environments

... cut a clean path quickly, while maximising dust control. "Capturing dusts in industries such as mining, mills and cement plants is a daily challenge for many of our customers," said Rusty Zay, Tennant Senior Vice President of Global Marketing. "We're excited to offer an innovative industrial sweeping solution to help our customers in these chal...

FDA limits on antibacterial healthcare ingredients could put patients and employees at risk

An advisory committee to the Food & Drug Administration in the US has been told that unreasonable FDA restrictions on healthcare use of safe and effective antibacterial ingredients could jeopardise the safety of patients and healthcare workers alike. In a presentation to the FDA's Non-prescription Drugs Advisory Committee organised by the A...

Building owners and facilities managers urged to comply with Legionella legislation or face prosecution

...raged to implement risk assessments and water management systems to ensure that impending risks are minimised or eliminated altogether. "Although outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease are rare, the ramifications are real and can be devastating to those involved," warns Rob Boob, Legionella Risk Management Specialist and Head of Legionella Control I...

Kilrock Products banishes stains with new Blast Away Mould

...e, wood or granite. Blast Away Mould should be applied to affected areas and left to work for 30 minutes, after which time the treated area should be rinsed and wiped with a cloth. "It works a treat on even the most stubborn stains around the bath or shower," says Richard Davis, managing director at Kilrock Products. "Unpleasant black mould o...

Five reasons to automate KPI Management

...stem will force standardisation. Having information in a standard format using industry standard terminology also provides the means to benchmark both internally and externally. Automating KPI Management will undoubtedly provide considerable business benefit. So what is stopping the charge? There are two major reasons; the first is a cultural ch...

Kaivac receives patent for Smart Towel System (and 'smart' it really is)!

...towel has been used and select a fresh quadrant for each new surface, helping to prevent cross-contamination." According to the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), "studies have shown that, in situations where the cleaning procedure failed to eliminate contamination from [one] surface and the [cleaning] cloth is used to wipe a...

PHS Group carbon reduction continued

While it is obligatory for UK quoted companies to report greenhouse gas emissions, it is becoming increasingly essential for all businesses, big or small, to highlight their environmental credentials by measuring and reducing their carbon footprint.[TRIMTO] It is suggested that companies implementing policies to reduce carbon emissions perform...

New generation of lightweight, high-reach,gutter cleaners launched

...and the poles have a new locking system that ensures no reduction in diameter at the joins, thus eliminating tube blockages. Unlike many traditional high reach gutter cleaners, the Spacevac is extremely lightweight and can be assembled on the ground by one person - due to heavy tubes some other manufacturers' products have to be assembled in the...

JobSearch focus: National Sales Manager / BDM

...ccess to all parts of the country.  If you would like to see this Candidate's CV contact [TRIMTO] ...

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... and outlined various eradication methods and as (well in my neck of the woods anyway) it’s coming to the time of year when we take hotter showers and reduce the ventilation in our homes and are thus more likely to experience mould, I’ve included it below. Elena Pettit and Gary Dyson posted useful information on our Facebook page &ndash...

Julius Rutherfoord wins first university cleaning contract with City University London

...cademic excellence, focused on business and the professions, and is located in the heart of London, minutes away from the Square Mile - London's world-famous financial district. The London specialist in cleaning & hygiene, will be responsible for cleaning the entire complex, which is used by students, academics and professional staff from al...

African show to highlight workplace hygiene solutions

...tors to this showcase, specifically organised to underscore workplace hygiene solutions. Industry seminars and Association meetings will run concurrent with CleantexPulire 2015 over the three days to enhance knowledge and skills transfer. E: W: www.cleantex.co.za ...

Cleaning company founder exposes Essex scrubbers in book launch

...unfolds as she embarks on her cleaning career, just after her first husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Christine relives the trials and tribulations of her early days as a naive cleaner to becoming head of the East Anglian commercial contract cleaning company, which now employs almost 1000 staff. From winning her first contract with ...

Little and often...

It's no secret that regular floor maintenance saves contractors from the time-consuming deep cleans, while also saving your carpets too. But is this a solution that is sat right in front of many, but completely overlooked? This case study as Mike Egerton, MD of Host Von Schrader UK, explains may be an eye opener - after all, every little helps...

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...imes of the day – any day – that blight our public places with their unwanted items, seemingly oblivious to the problems they cause. What to do about it though? Some local authorities have enjoyed real success in catching and fining litterers, (although others have taken it to ridiculous extremes, with one person fined because a thre...

One in four UK businesses think their marketing isn't performing

Almost a quarter (24%) of UK based businesses believe that their marketing isn't performing as it should be, with a third of these (33%) complaining that the difficulty of making an impact with the advertising they do, is the biggest barrier to success.[TRIMTO] The report was put together from the results of studies into the corporate marketing...

How sympathetic cleaning techniques helped restore four storey Victorian building

...Trained staff carried out test cleaning of small areas on the ground floor and fourth floor to determine the dilution rate of the non-toxic stone and brickwork cleaner that was selected to achieve the best results. Next, using a self-contained van mounted hot water washing system, the team lightly washed down all of the brickwork to remove organic ...

Specialist sees jump in enquiries from London-based construction firms on dust control measures

...s certainly a good thing that decision-makers in the construction and demolition industries are becoming more aware of the need to implement measures that help to reduce its impact, not just for site workers but also on the wider community. "Construction companies need to make sure that they put the necessary procedures in place if they want to ...

Mould 2 ...

...ater ingress is to be found. Mould is even to be found in diesel fuel tanks as part of biofilm contamination and it is one of the big problems on ships. So it's widespread and the air that you breathe is full of mould spores.[TRIMTO] In UK we do not usually get extremely heavy deposits of 'toxic mould' with which US housing is often afflicted - ...

UMF Corporation unveils new colour-coded bucketless mop system

...ss mopping," explained George. "The SDX outperforms all other designs currently available and it eliminates three commonly cited problems found in today's fluid mops - leaking and clogging, easily breakable handles, and poor worker efficiency caused by too-heavy-to-use and unwieldy mops. "Plus, our price point is unbeatable and of course the SDX...

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...nstead, in an attempt to outdo everyone else. My concerns were about the waste of water, bearing in mind that people living on vast swathes of our planet don’t have enough to drink, while industries everywhere are striving to reduce the water used in their products and processes – the cleaning industry being one of them. Yesterday th...

Soapbox: The shocking truth about clinical waste sacks

...nvironment, for example, it would mean that highly infectious waste materials such as bandages contaminated with human blood and tissue could escape onto wards, public areas or even operating theatres. This would put patients, staff and members of the public at great risk of harmful infection. One of the reasons why this is such an appalling pro...

Selling recycling to a sceptical public

...finding of recycling research commissioned by PR agency Ceris Burns International and undertaken by Mindlab International. Results from the independent study also showed that there is still a marked indifference towards recycling at work. A large number of the respondents admitted simply not bothering if recycling facilities are not provided...

The Cleaning Show 2015: Activity increases with just six months to go

...s have also started to take shape. Both the British Cleaning Council and Mitie will be organising seminars - more soon - and the popular Cleaning Show Innovation Awards are also receiving a revamp for 2015. "The criteria for entry has been simplified for 2015, encouraging more companies to get involved across more clearly defined category groups...

Georgia-Pacific Professional brings its success in medical solutions to dental community

..., touch-free towel dispensing provides convenient hand drying to help reduce the risk of cross-contamination. SofPull Centerpull Towel Dispenser: The attractive and innovative SofPull Centerpull towel dispenser is a smart choice for steady use areas that demand dependable performance and exceptional value without sacrificing style. One-at-a-ti...

CILS' new, durable, computer printable labels, resist solvents

...uter printable surface coating allows variable data (serial numbers, barcodes etc) to be printed in minutes straight from an existing PC and Thermal Transfer printer, providing a hi-tech 'print-and-apply' solvent-resistant labelling solution, eliminating difficult over-laminating and secondary lacquers. CILS serves the industrial, laboratory and...

BICSc rolls out red carpet for Annual Awards 2014!

...t across the industry. The Awards took place at the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham. In the morning, BICSc hosted its Annual Golf Day on the Arden Championship Golf Course (Sponsored by BICSc Council Member Bob Vincent's organisation, LCC Support Services). The Awards celebrations started later in the day. Guests were gre...

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...mbat the spread of Ebola (one or two of them are featured below) and I’m sure that over the coming weeks I’ll receive – and feature - many more. Bearing in mind some of the more general ‘news’ I’ve read on the subject, I believe the best way of approaching what may turn out to be a long-running debate, is to star...

Soapbox: Sanitation Canada... What would happen if it came here?

...to North American shores and Continental Europe. Addressing concerns about Ebola, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper admitted that Canadian health officials are concerned about the spread of the disease in Canada but, at least as of August 2014, believe the risk to be low. However, Dr. Jay Keystone of Toronto General Hospital is very concern...

Delhi's 'ban' on waterless urinals needs a rethink, says expert

... maintain the 800-plus waterless urinals in the city of Delhi has led to their unpopularity and upcoming ban, according to one manufacturer, who argues that there should be a rethink on the decision.[TRIMTO] There has been a long-running dispute regarding these urinals, which were installed by the old Municipal Corporation of Delhi as part of a ...

World Health Organization Ebola situation assessment: "What we know about transmission of the Ebola virus among humans"

...olated from sweat. The virus can also be transmitted indirectly, by contact with previously contaminated surfaces and objects. The risk of transmission from these surfaces is low and can be reduced even further by appropriate cleaning and disinfection procedures. Ebola virus disease is not an airborne infection. Airborne spread among humans i...

Top safety accreditation for Cynergi Cleaning & Support Services

...itation process." Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health & safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website. Client-organisations that sign up to the ...

Keep Britain Tidy celebrates Diamond Jubilee with special awards programme

... Eco-Committee of the Year Women's Institute Jubilee Award The deadline for applications and nominations is 28th November, 2014 and application forms can be downloaded from the group's website: www.keepbritaintidy.org ...

New range of range of steam cleaners with self-descaling boilers comes to UK

...ushing system that dumps the contents of the boiler, together with the lime residue, in about three minutes. This can easily be carried out by the machine operator once a month thereby stopping problems like pressure stat malfunctions and solenoid valves sticking open. "This, coupled with an extremely high build quality, make our machines refreshin...

Fast-casual restaurants and healthcare facilities will help US janitorial and housekeeping cleaning suppliers grow, finds Kline

...rimary medium for the continuous transmission of various critical diseases. Handcare remains the prominent product class for suppliers to increase their revenues. A diverse group of suppliers competes in the janitorial market. Laura Mahecha, Kline's I&I industry manager, notes: "Kline segments the market into three primary groups: national b...

i-Clean launches waste management arm

...e to take this several steps further ensuring organisations are meeting their legal obligations and minimising, reusing, recycling and reselling as much of their waste as possible." To mark the launch, i-Clean is offering FREE Initial Assessments to all sectors. T: 01684 580 680 E: W: www.i-clean.info ...

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...sneeze effect’, whereby flushing the loo sets off this rushing, centrifugal action that sends miniscule particles and droplets of faeces and urine flying from the toilet bowl and into the surrounding air – as well as your mouth and lungs. I first wrote about the sneeze effect 10 years ago and I thought it was common knowledge –...

Two new cleaning/FM contractors join the Templa CMS fold

...ey benefit of CMS is that it allows companies to grow revenue without a corresponding increase in administration expenses," suggests Rick Stoor, Templa's managing director. "So by licensing CMS on a rental basis early on, smaller contractors can enjoy profitability sooner than might otherwise be possible. "With Maxim, it's great to be partnering...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners honours the outstanding achievements of our forces

...the greatest admiration for all the people recognised by the 2014 awards, because of the sheer determination and unwavering dedication they have shown to their invaluable work." The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is one of 108 Livery Companies which are based upon trades, industries and professions and carry on the ancient traditio...

ETS honours Global Handwashing Day by announcing winners of its Cartoon Contest

...ortance of handwashing and drying is further underlined in the recent consensus statement from six eminent European microbiologists and hospital hygienists. It concludes that hand-drying completes the handwashing process by reducing the transmission of microbes and that a system should be chosen that takes into account the risk of contaminating han...

Global hand dryer market expected to reach USD 930.8 million by 2020

...vice is the largest, followed by the hotel industry; this is expected to remain constant over the coming years. The demand for hand dryers in food processing and the food service industry is mainly supported by the increasing number of restaurants and fast food outlets in emerging regions such as the Asia Pacific and throughout the rest of the worl...

It's all coming out in the wash: Laundry giants Girbau & Lavatec announce collaboration agreement

Lavatec Laundry Technology and Girbau Group have entered into a collaboration agreement which will enable both companies to take advantage of one another's manufacturing capabilities. The collaboration agreement allows both Girbau and Lavatec to complete their product ranges with products manufactured by the other - Lavatec industrial products...

A vibrant international community converged on ISSA/Interclean Istanbul

... organisations which resulted in valuable business conversations on the show floor. During the seminar programme, the keynote address by Ilham Kadri, president of Diversey Care, 'How to balance sustainability goals while maintaining effective hygiene', highlighted to the 100 delegates, the challenges present in the Middle East and North Africa (...

Don't slip up on safety!

...orkplace accidents reported are caused by slips and trips and every sector is affected because contamination of any sort - from clean water to seemingly innocuous dust - greatly impairs a floor's slip resistance. Wet cleaning is generally the preferred method on hard floors because it suppresses dust and delivers better results. However, traditi...

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...better than being ‘on benefits’! (If you know anyone who might be interested, email ). And perhaps more importantly, what can we as an industry do to remove the ‘stigma’ of cleaning? How can we persuade people that the industry offers to those who work hard and want to progress, a career to ...

Regent Samsic parent gets a gold for CSR

...dicators covering 150 categories of purchases, before placing Samsic in the top 25,000 companies examined by the platform. The assessment is compatible with new international standards such as GRI G3, Global Compact and the ISO 26000 standard. The outcome rewards the long term progress achieved by Samsic in respect of its CSR remit with key focu...

New air filtration and fragrance system filters, rather than masks smells

... all areas in all commercial premises. The EcoBreeze was launched with commercial flexibility in mind allowing service providers, facilities management companies and end users to purchase the product; its functional, economical and environmental benefits are applicable to all purchasers as servicing is quick, easy and can be carried out as part ...

Portable Sanitation Expo 2015 reveals new location and dates

...iation for the Modular & Portable Building Industry, will be supporting the Expo, which is predominately aimed at the hire rental market including large festival and event organisers, the construction industry, military and government organisations and other end-users. "The portable sanitation sector is worth approximately £2.5-3billio...

Grinnell Regional Medical Centre testing clean with CuVerro

...ng and disinfection of environmental surfaces. This surface has been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but it does not necessarily prevent cross contamination). T: 1-877-311-2883 E: kon.J W: www.cuverro.com ...

With perfect timing, Swiss-based Lonza issues guidance on controlling Ebola spread

... infected person with symptoms or through exposure to objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected blood or body fluids. The role of the environment in transmission has not been established". It continues to say that, as part of the programme of care of persons with probable or confirmed Ebola virus infections, hospitals a...

Simple test for Enterobacteriaceae gives results in one - seven hours

... sample preparation or dilution is required; thus saving time, labour and material costs as well as minimising the requirements for laboratory facilities. MicroSnap EB (Enterobacteriaceae) is a simple two-step test procedure with a total time to result of seven hours 15 seconds. The sample can be either a surface swab or 1ml liquid sample or ...

How a small Bristol business's product is becoming the world's 'first line of defence' against Ebola

A UK company says its revolutionary product could help stop Ebola becoming a pandemic, by not only killing Ebola, but also by stopping it spreading. This product - DuoMax - is now being requested by a growing number of countries around the world. It's already being used at Heathrow Airport and now authorities in China and Australia have asked...

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...dquo;How many people responded?” I gather Thames Water launched the consultation to determine the best way of serving the rapidly growing population in London and the Thames Valley, which is predicted to reach 10 million fairly soon. One option mooted was the use of recycled waste water, whereby waste from toilets would be recycled ...

Karcher's professional cleaning solutions help you clean up after an accident - whenever and wherever

...hisper quiet T 17/1 eco!efficiency tub vacuum cleaner uses 40% less energy than standard machines - minimising noise disturbance and maximising cleaning opportunities. The lightweight unit is fitted with a 12m power cord enabling a large cleaning radius. With an optional power brush, the T 17/1 converts into a brush type vacuum perfect for cleaning...

Ebola highlights importance of infection prevention

...isk, which could lead hospital staff to refuse to work with patients and discourage patients from coming to the hospital for treatment. Each risk requires hospitals to assure both healthcare workers and the public that hospitals are clean and safe, and protocols are in place to effectively disinfect the healthcare facility, including the use of...

Photocatalytic Oxidation provides environmental hygiene decontamination and conditioning

...on (PCO) technology, which is new to the UK, is a valuable tool in the armoury against surface contamination whether solid or fabric. It is currently under review with Doctors Without Frontiers in Norway. Ideal for environmental hygiene decontamination and conditioning such as for air purification/sanitising, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-vi...

Same direction but new track for Panztel

...rs are, in most circumstances, operating in highly competitive environments with an ongoing need to minimise costs and find efficiency savings whilst delivering a high standard of service to their own clients. And this is why increasingly they rely on Ezitracker - it's their one-stop resource for efficiently and effectively managing their remote wo...

2014 Loo of the Year Awards success

...s well as functional facilities to meet all of their personal requirements. "Hygienic services that minimise the risk of infection transfer whilst also saving energy continue to become more prevalent." All entrants have been advised of the Loo of the Year Award they achieved and National and UK Awards will be presented at the daytime Presentatio...

Older women working part-time more likely to become 'stuck' in low pay

... by Tooley Street Research, outlines the key contributing factors associated with an individual becoming 'stuck' in low pay. The report, which categorises low pay as those paid below 20% above the minimum wage, shows evidence of a huge increase in the number of people on low pay between the 1990s and 2010s. In 2011, just under a quarter (24%)...

Italian cleaning industry up 2% in 2013; foreign market accounts for 53% of total revenue

...n Association of Professional Cleaning Equipment Manufacturers & Space Cleaning) figures; confirming Italy's spot amongst the leading global manufacturers, along with the United States and Germany. "The professional cleaning machinery, products and equipment industry has confirmed its stability and even returned an increase of 2%," says Afid...

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...Wage in the UK, which this week was increased to £7.85 per hour (21% higher than the National Minimum Wage of £6.50) and £9.15 in London. Whereas the National Minimum Wage is mandatory, paying the Living Wage is a matter of choice. Some people I ask complain that paying more will damage their businesses – they say they ...

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...d trolleys splashed with blood, ‘suspicious’ brown marks on a shower floor, faecal contamination on toilet walls and panels as well as on a call bell, equipment contaminated with blood and body fluids and 'significant amounts of dust and grime'. Worryingly, some of the dirty equipment was labelled as ‘clean’. Apparently the ...

Cleaning industry professionals would rather tackle body fluids than urine stains and odours in washrooms, reveals survey

...ary research shows that this is false and that door handles pose the least risk for germs.[4] The feminine hygiene trash can, which only 12% of professionals believe to be germy,1 has one of the highest concentrations of germs.[5] Cleaning for aesthetics tasks are viewed as tougher than cleaning for health (disinfecting) tasks and only 29% of sup...

New SideRunner lorry wash facilitates cleaning of smaller fleets, cost-effectively and using minimal water

...g the vehicle so the machine can reach all parts of the vehicle. Washing time is approximately five minutes for a 12 metre vehicle. SideRunner DRIVE uses battery power. The SideRunner Standard includes: Frequency control Reverse rotation direction Control box Detergent dispenser Option of wax Splash brushes Quick disconnect hose...

New 2015 Living Wage rates announced

... set at £7.85 per hour, an increase of 2.6% on the 2013 rate and 21% higher than the National Minimum Wage of £6.50 per hour; improving the take home pay of 35,000 low-paid workers across the country who are employed by over 1,000 Living Wage accredited organisations - many of them in the cleaning industry. The London Living Wage rat...

The US Janitorial Services Industry: a new report and forecast

A new report into the US janitorial services industry, from the Bharat Book Bureau, examines the huge and mature billion US commercial janitorial services market that employs nearly 1 million people. The report recognises that the business is very competitive, comprised of 765,000 mainly small operators, including 44,000 franchised outlets...

Just how much do you know about cleaning with bleach?

...islative bodies regulate the use and handling of chemicals in the workplace, they usually require a minimum standard of protection for the skin and the face. In the UK and the US, the Health & Safety Executive and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration respectively, regulate the safety of the workplace and mandate the wearing of pe...

Winter matting tips and suggestions from Crown Matting Technologies

... as sand and salt used as ice and snow melter, must be properly vacuumed from matting so these contaminants do not ruin the mats or surrounding hard surfaces. Storing Mats: If the mats need to be stored, do not roll or fold them; this can damage or weaken the backing of the mat and cause curling. Instead, store them flat, one on top of another u...

Revolutionary energy saving ventilation canopy shortlisted for two healthcare awards

...n reduction are at the forefront of our agenda. We are always looking for eco-friendly solutions to minimise the environmental impact for our customers, as well as being involved in various health and safety schemes and initiatives". MAT is also continuing to work on a whole host of energy saving technologies for cutting-edge modern operating theat...

Harrison Wipes scoops 'Business of the Year' and 'A Decade of Success' awards

...he awards ceremony was held last month in the grounds of Thames Chase Community Forrest Centre in Upminster and was attended by over 500 people. The Havering Business Awards stated 'Business of the Year' as being the pinnacle of achievement and was the focus of the evening, recognising the business which had performed best during the year. On re...

Leviton's new antimicrobial treated switches and wallplates keep hospitals, schools and kitchens safer

... mould, fungi and mildew, helping to keep switches and wallplates cleaner and safer from cross contamination." Antimicrobial treated devices from Leviton are made with materials that include an US Environmental Protection Agency-registered additive to protect them against the growth of harmful bacteria on their surfaces. Silver ions in the mater...

Winter woes no more... Cold weather no match for rail specialist's new screenwash

... and maintenance products, Arrow Solutions has given train operating companies (TOCs) some peace of mind as the temperature drops by developing a new Winter Grade Screenwash for use in the rail industry. The screenwash maintains the same high level of performance as previous strengths, but ensures effectiveness down to minus 20 degrees Celsius....

The Living Wage: a view from the sharp end

...arefully to those comments and decided that on renewal of third party contracts, it would stipulate minimum pay rates at the level of the London Living Wage. This is in line with an emerging trend among older universities in London. Two new contracts at City University London, for catering and cleaning services, were renewed in August 2014 on this ...

2014 ISSA Innovation Award Programme winners announced

...ogy, and Supplies. Industry distributors, wholesalers, and facility service providers voted to determine the award winners. "The ISSA Innovation Award Programme was a great success from the start with a lot of enthusiasm from participants and voters alike," said ISSA Director of Sales Anthony Trombetta. "We congratulate the winning entries and l...

Office Care scores again at Derby's iPro Stadium

...m. The quality of their work and customer service is second to none and matches the club's own determination to hire the very best in the business in whatever we do." Paul Knight, Key Account Manager from Nilfisk, which supplies Office Care with its cleaning equipment, says: "We are delighted for Office Care, with whom we have enjoyed a long rel...

WoolSafe announces first EGTS 1502 approved product

...and for carpet care products that are both effective and safe for the environment, with WoolSafe teaming up with Enco Global Testing Services (EGTS) to test the effectiveness and the environmental impact of products, respectively.[TRIMTO] Already WoolSafe Approved, nKapper was able to be immediately tested to EGTS 1502 standard, making it the fi...

US Air Force hospital Langley adds Xenex Ebola-zapping robot to inventory

...tal Langley's newest staff member doesn't initially have a commanding presence. However, after five minutes, its impact has the potential to save countless lives around the world. The 633rd Medical Group recently received a germ-zapping robot, nicknamed 'Saul', which harnesses the power of technology to destroy viruses - including the Ebola viru...

Restroom Association (Singapore) unveils plans for higher washroom standards on World Toilet Day

... date. During the award ceremony, Guest-of-Honour Mr Choi Shing Kwok, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment & Water Resources, presented the LOO Awards to 17 recipients under three key categories, namely Organisation, Cleaning Industry and Individual. After the award ceremony, RAS President Ms Tan Puay Hoon signed a Memor...

IEHA and K-CP launch new recognition programme for housekeeping professionals

...l Heart of Hospitality Award launches in January 2015 and housekeeping executives will be able to nominate through July 2015, with winners being recognised at the IEHA 49th Annual Conference & Convention in November 2015. All nominations will be reviewed by the IEHA recognition committee, who will then select the winners will be able to nominat...

HyGreen collaborates with healthcare professionals to develop Ebola preparedness plans

...n the development of Ebola Preparedness Plans that incorporate HyGreen Hand Hygiene Recording and Reminding System technology. "It is noteworthy that enveloped viruses are highly susceptible to good hand hygiene, hydrogen peroxide vapor and commonly used cleaning agents," says the company's president, Ron Youngblood. "The HyGreen Hand Hygiene...

Rethinking sanitation in support of World Toilet Day

...re Architects, founders of Buildachange, a non-profit organisation that created the Zero Project, aiming to improve sanitation in developing countries. www.rocalondongallery.com / www.worldtoiletday.org ...

New report shows how healthy workplaces are managing stress

...isks in Europe: Prevalence and strategies for prevention' was launched in Brussels last week at a seminar bringing together policymakers, occupational safety & health (OSH) professionals, researchers and representatives of employers and trade unions from across Europe to discuss and share approaches for supporting workplaces across Europe in ma...

TNT Unlimited president wins Thomas W. Valentino Achievement Award

...is an expert and innovator in odour control and aircare, skincare and hand washing, surface care, feminine hygiene sanitary waste disposal, infant care and products specifically designed for the 'away from home' washroom. TNT Unlimited represents leading manufacturers (including Vectair Systems) that have been developed to service a wide range o...

2013 revenue down for 51.5% of Italian companies, reports AfidampCom

...he survey revealed that increasing attention was paid toward monitoring internal control systems, administration and finance. The strength is the loyal relationship with its customers, while a critical aspect in the sector is payment management. Companies that have more than € 1.5 million in revenue have increased by 10% while there was als...

EziTracker now used by 25,000 MITIE staff

...vice delivery to clients, obtain operational efficiencies and gain a substantial reduction in the administrative burden of paper timesheets; resulting in significant savings in payroll processing." EziTracker is currently working with MITIE to produce sophisticated bespoke real-time reports, providing its facilities managers with live and releva...

ACI - Analysis of research on antibacterial ingredient “distorts and misrepresents” safe use of Triclosan

...o assess if the dose that they use in mice is relevant to human exposure levels, but at a simple examination it appears to be much higher than I would expect to see in a human. This further complicates extrapolation to the human situation as we are not comparing equivalent exposures. … it is not valid to state that the effect of Triclos...

EU-ECHA - Restrictions on chemicals are focus of new enforcement project

...ajor project will focus on enforcing REACH Annex XVII restrictions, the scope of which will be determined early 2015. Inspections will then take place during 2016. The final report will become available in 2017. A smaller scale project will follow up specific cases where ECHA has identified deficiencies in harmonised classification and labellin...

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...own. You can read about it below. Of course tomorrow is the day that John Austen and I will be mingling with a few hundred like-minded local authorities; suppliers of washroom fittings, fixtures, systems and disposables as well as public washroom users and associations of users, at the annual Loo of the Year Awards event. I’m looking for...

Sodexo with Unilever win international FM award

...lever transformed its 800-strong, pan-European supply base into a strategic partnership, self-performing a wide range of integrated services across 68 sites in 14 countries. Sodexo with Trade Interchange was a finalist at the awards in the Facilities Technology Innovation category for the implementation of a cloud-based supplier information mana...

Three-in-one vacuum cleaner, carpet cleaner and warm air blower launched

...ans and refreshes carpets and upholstery by spraying a mild detergent into the carpet pile and vacuuming it up - all in one go. The Contractor's two powerful 1200W vacuum motors, which can be switched between single motor use (economy) and twin motor use (turbo) for when more suction is required; ensure very little moisture is left after cleanin...

Hospital invests in bacteria-killing copper to reduce infections

... But there's bio burden on everything and people aren't good at hand washing and there's cross-contamination everywhere you go." Through a Patient Safety Challenge grant administered by the Copper Development Association, Pullman was able to purchase and install the following copper hardware throughout the 95,000sq.ft facility: faucet levers on ...

Dust extraction specialist updates its offering with a redesign of its air cleaner range

...improving robustness, overall appearance and the machine's longevity, with units expected to last a minimum of 7 - 8 years before needing to be replaced. The newly designed models come at the same cost but provide two key additional benefits. Changing the filter is now a much easier process and there's less risk of releasing dust when replacing ...

New lorry wash facilitates cleaning of smaller fleets, cost-effectively and using minimal water

...cally with a fleet of between five and 50 vehicles - that is highly cost-effective and which uses a minimal amount of water. Traditionally a 3-brush rollover system would be ideal for a fleet of maybe 75 - 150 vehicles; this would be a significant investment for the smaller operator (at least £50K). Likewise, a traditional pressure washer ...

IQTimecard facilitates mass payroll changes with ease, as councils consider 'living wage'

... Lancashire and Durham County Councils have now revealed that they're considering raising their own minimum wage for some of their lowest paid workers. As authorities all over the country look into making these changes, IQTimecard - the time and attendance and integrated payroll solution - is encouraging businesses thinking of making changes to...

School kitchens ready for the rigours of the academic year, thanks to Swiftclean

...as been asked to quote for other services in the school too, such as ventilation hygiene in the swimming pool area and work on the air handling units. This is further evidence that Bootham School has been happy with the level of service received. With minimal disruption, Swiftclean's technicians completed the work during the school holidays, add...

Karcher to relocate UK headquarters

...her is renowned for our commercial and domestic pressure washers, other products are increasingly coming to the fore - among them our window vacs, steam cleaners and professional floor care solutions," notes Simon Keeping, managing director of Karcher UK. "These are exciting times and this opportunity, afforded by the company's expansion, is testam...

ISSA/Interclean Central & Eastern Europe 2015 places special focus on vehicle washing

...Polish Cleaning Industry Association - PIGC, will organise a highly knowledgeable and stimulating seminar programme to address new opportunities in emerging markets, different approaches to cleaning management, and the diversity of regulations and legislation related to the cleaning industry. Experts from around the world will attend these seminars...

Propelair wins Green Apple Environmental Award for its UK-manufactured 1.5-litre flush toilet

...nd;2.6 million fundraising to support its continued growth, with CF Woodford Equity Income Fund becoming a substantial investor. As announced earlier, this month Propelair also won through to take part in the RBS Innovation Gateway programme, which recognises brilliant ideas and UK innovators. Propelair has developed a new type of water-saving t...

Whoosh! encourages mobile phone users to keep devices clean and bacteria-free

...ne at the University of London indicates that 82% of mobile phones have some form of bacterial contamination, making it more important than ever to keep the screens of our most frequently used devices clean. That's the idea behind 'Good Tech Hygiene', a new movement introduced by Whoosh!, maker of Whoosh! Screen Shine, the non-toxic, streak-free...

Soapbox: Five personality traits for Facilities Managers

...se two traits will get candidates employed in many industries, hiring managers should especially examine how self-assured interviewees come across the minute they walk in. It is this confidence in their decisions that will help future facilities managers to keep calm under pressure and in tricky situations. Honesty: It's better for a line manage...

Outsourcing to increase globally over coming years, reveals new report

...er the next five years to increase their use of external talent. The report says that high-performing companies are using the open workforce to deliver competitive advantage and that there is a strong correlation between companies that identify themselves as outperforming their peers, and those that have been quick to embrace the opportunities c...

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...own. You can read about it below. Of course tomorrow is the day that John Austen and I will be mingling with a few hundred like-minded local authorities; suppliers of washroom fittings, fixtures, systems and disposables as well as public washroom users and associations of users, at the annual Loo of the Year Awards event. I’m looking for...

New international standard offers guidance on outsourcing

...in the process of engaging in, outsourcing in national and international markets Includes the terminology, concepts and procedures to improve the understanding of all parties involved in outsourcing Uses a common vocabulary for outsourcing communications, avoiding misunderstandings and incorrect and/or unrealistic expectations, and reducing t...

Change of secretariat for BCC

...t position at the moment; we've just had our best conference ever, we now have a very experienced administrator in charge in Pat, and I'm delighted that Lee is continuing in his role. "With the Cleaning Show now just a couple of months away we're in an even better position to face the future." E: W: www.briti...

Soluclean's export drive is paying off

...h took place last week, was best of all in terms of the quality of leads and the number of people coming through the doors. "It was a three day show and all three days were busy!" says Jon. Soluclean was one of four manufacturers under the Excel International umbrella at the event; the others were Marplast (Italy), Kaivac (US) and Vectair (UK...

World industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals report forecasts steady growth

...erall, widespread coverage of foodborne illness outbreaks and product recalls due to bacterial contamination will boost demand. Cleaning chemicals manufacturers continue to make their products more sustainable, cost effective, and user friendly. This is leading to changes in the cleaning chemical product mix. Newer cleaning systems often feature...

Hospital ductwork cleaning - long-term partnership pays off

... kitchen is maintained on an ongoing basis in order to meet the hospital's fire safety obligations, minimising the risk of fire by removing grease deposits. The company carries out annual air hygiene surveys at the hospital, which include a detailed report with results of dust and microbiological samples, indoor air quality measurements and photog...

BSI revises specification for planning, application and measurement of hospital cleanliness services

...s," warns Anne Hayes, Head of Market Development for Governance & Risk at BSI. "Having peace of mind and trust in the facility in question, is a very important consideration for all who enter hospital. "This specification can support care providers in giving patients confidence that the hospital environment is clean. The current revision rem...

'Festive fall' tips released by the Ladder Association

... - for example, stepladders are not recommended for getting into the loft at Christmas - and how to minimise the danger of slipping on icy surfaces. After Christmas the Ladder Exchange ends on December 31st. Until then, people and businesses can continue to trade their ladders by visiting the website. Also ending in December is the annual Idiots...

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...s themselves!) there was a real buzz about the place and my comment to John during the accompanying mini exhibition of Awards sponsors, was: “Why can’t all exhibitions be like this?” I’ll bet in terms of good leads, the exhibitors are congratulating themselves on their decision to become involved and sponsor such a worthwhil...

New report says cleaners and waste management workers ‘’still at risk from workplace carcinogens

...her possibly carcinogenic working environment conditions (such as shift and night work). It also examines opportunities to identify new causes or promoters of cancer and addresses the issue of vulnerable groups of workers. The report acknowledges that chemical substances and radiation are well-known causes of occupational cancer, saying that on...

LCC Support Services backs Living Wage

...ost 'fair wage' conscious business sectors with over 25 cleaning contractors joining the programme. Minimum wage rates are £7.85 nationally and £9.15 for London. "Cleaning and hygiene standards required today are the highest ever and to maintain them, cleaning should be regarded as important as any other profession. I urge all cleani...

Sands China and Clean the World make the most of 'One Project Day'

...of life of the local community. The Sands ECO360 global sustainability strategy is designed to help minimise environmental impact, and at the same time lead the way when it comes to sustainable building development and resort operations. Sands China is also deeply committed to making positive changes in society by harnessing the power of people ...

SmartTask becomes advanced scheduling and mobile workforce management solution for FM sector

...perform reliably. Every aspect of SmartTask has been designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind using more than 12 years of industry expertise, making it the ideal tool to plan and coordinate FM requirements. This means that fewer rostering and control room staff will be required to handle a greater workload, while at the same time helping...

WoolSafe Educational Conference 2014 'the best yet'

The third WoolSafe Educational Conference, held recently at the Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster, proved to be the most popular WoolSafe Academy event in the UK to date. It brought together carpet and chemical industry representatives with the best carpet cleaners, inspectors and industry trainers from around the world for two days of seminar...

‘Global Hospital-Acquired Infection Control Market Analysis and Outlook to 2020’, now available

...rastructure and increasing demand for HAI control products mean that North America and Europe are dominating the global hospital-acquired infection control market, Asia and Latin America are expected to experience high growth rate due to an increase in the demand for these products and the increasing demand for better healthcare facilities in these...

Building Futures Group announces public affairs strategy in lead up to next year's General Election

...s planned public affairs work will include: - Sending every newly elected MP and newly appointed Minister the UK FM Manifesto - Developing links with MPs who have a large FM presence in their constituency and communicate and meet with them to show the benefits of the industry presence in terms of jobs, skills and running essential services ...

Proven Canadian chemical-free cleaning solution launches in the UK

...ronment. Capable of producing a continuous flow of approximately 14 litres of aqueous ozone per minute – using the equivalent power of just two 40 Watt bulbs – the solution provides a residue-free cleaner that is said to guarantee a longer lasting clean as well as reduced slip hazard on any surface. As well as eliminating pathogens,...

EnviroThaw de-icer - the eco-friendly, non-damaging alternative to rock salt

.... Said to be some 90% less corrosive than rock salt, it is non-toxic to vegetation and grass, it minimises rust damage and won't tread into and harm carpets. It is also non-harmful to wildlife.[TRIMTO] "Why shovel tonnes of dirty grit and corrosive salt when there's a lighter, faster and cleaner alternative de-icer?" asks supplier Urban Hygie...

Soapbox: Best Practice in Cleaning

...tice? How are quality systems, such as Continuous Improvement, integrated? Immediately what come to mind are the two opposites: Best Practice and Continuous Improvement. However, if the practice is considered the best, there can be no room for improvement... In reality the practices considered Best Practice come from experience and an awful lot ...

The single-use solution

...ations and your own standards for effective, complete cleaning. What's more, the system helps eliminate human error. When the single-use wipes are saturated with the right amount of cleaning solution, employees can clean effectively, quickly and error-free. Accurate chemical dwell time on surfaces can be assured, and cleaning can be completed in...

Chemex guide on Ebola welcomed by UK health workers

...ger the outbreak continues to grow in West Africa, the greater the possibility of infected people coming into the UK," warns the guide's lead author, microbiologist Sean Derrig (pictured). "Healthcare workers most at risk are those in accident and emergency units and ambulance services. "The purpose of this guide is to provide the facts about th...

10 ways to protect your hands this Winter

...co, the US manufacturer of professional cleaning, disinfecting, floorcare, and skincare products, reminds those in the professional cleaning and building management industries that now is the time to start thinking about hand care. "The dry, cold weather can really damage the skin on your hands," says Lindsay Tippin, Betco marketing coordinator....

Useful tips for creating a sales-focused showroom

...achines, should be the first products they see. However, if they are facilities managers or hotel administrators, you might want to have vacuum cleaners made for the hospitality industry front and centre Separate the needs from the wants: A 'best practice' in showroom merchandising is to have customer 'wants' in the front of the house and customer ...

Gatwick Airport cleaner punched in face after walking in on a woman on the toilet

...o a Surrey Mirror report, Jean-Noel was cleaning the washrooms in the airport’s South Terminal last Friday at about 23:00 when he knocked on an unlocked cubicle and, believing it to be empty, opened the door to find a woman in there. He offered to take her to where she could make a complaint but, following verbal abuse, was punched in th...

CleanSafe blasts chewing gum problem for London Gatwick

...y using 'melt and blast' technology to clean hundreds of thousands of pieces of chewing gum from terminal walkways. The UK's second busiest airport wanted to bring its external public areas leading to terminal buildings up to the same World Class standard as those inside. To achieve this, it commissioned CleanSafe Services to use a specialist te...

Manufacturer highlights need for good hand hygiene in schools with new focus on food preparation

...pupils and staff in schools and nurseries. "Every day, thousands of children are off sick due to minor illnesses such as colds and tummy bugs depriving them of valuable learning time," says Dr. Vickerman. "Whenever something is updated in the National Curriculum it is important to consider the correct hygiene recommendations to support and maint...

Soapbox: What can the fight against HIV teach us about Ebola?

...sure while making sure that those living with HIV had access to treatment and protection from discrimination. It was a daunting task. The workers, who lived away from their families in compounds, typically had multiple sexual partners, consisting largely of women who would offer them sex for money. They generally lacked enough information to pro...

Ready to hit the gym...

...sses of Christmas, which means the cleaner's job becomes an even more difficult one. Designed to eliminate oily residue, Betco's Dust Mop Treatment is water-based and compatible with all gym and floor finishes.[TRIMTO] "The first line of defence in any maintenance programme is a good dust mopping procedure.," says the manufacturer. "Betco's Dust...

The Building Futures Group to produce UK FM Manifesto

...clared its intention to produce its public affairs strategy as the UK begins to prepare for the upcoming General Election. The Group will be producing the first UK Manifesto that specifically focusses on the facilities management industry. This is the latest initiative in the Group's drive to ensure that the massive contribution FM makes to the...

Biohazard Decontamination Cleaning from within a prison

...e protests happen, the prison has a duty of care to relocate the prisoner to a clean cell. The contaminated cell is then cordoned off until it can be cleaned. Over the past year HMP Cardiff cleaners had been asked many times to clean up the results of this type of protest, but until the British Institute of Cleaning Science had piloted the SU2 B...

MITIE to care for Marie Curie

...to Cardiff & The Vale Hospice.  Each year Marie Curie provides free nursing care to terminally ill people and emotional support for their families in their own homes or in the charity’s nine hospices. MITIE’ss Environmental + healthcare team will now be dedicated to supporting them in two of these hospices, by providing spe...

CSSA to terminate its current role within the Building Futures Group

The Cleaning & Support Services Association is to terminate its role within the Building Futures Group - the organisation formed less than a year ago by the merging of Asset Skills, the Facilities Management Association and the CSSA itself. A joint statement from the Chair of the CSSA and the Chair of The Building Futures Group, released ye...

New website for Energic Plus

...s of use," explains the manufacturer. By means of high-frequency pulses, the battery regenerator eliminates the sulphation, enabling the batteries to regain their capacity. "Since it was officially launched during the international CeMat trade fair in Hannover in May 2011, the regenerator has resulted in many satisfied customers worldwide in man...

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...ice at £8.50 a time. As he’s already in the waste disposal business, I’m assuming he’s done the figures. Bury is the first council in England to dare to collect bins so infrequently and it claims that as well as saving £800,000 a year, it will force residents to recycle rather than discard. Of course it may a...

Guardian24 registers its one millionth lone worker activity

...then automatically escalate to a panic alert. At this stage the service will immediately notify a nominated respondent or a CATII BS5979 accredited Alarm Receiving Centre, log GPS location fixes and record live audio from the lone worker device. Monitoring the information logged from the activity, the GPS location fixes and the live audio provid...

Changing Places to set standard for school hygiene room provision

...e facilities in schools. New Department for Education guidance (Building Bulletin 93) sets out a minimum space requirement for the specialist hygiene rooms, but there are no specific guidelines or criteria for the equipment therein. Clos-o-Mat, one of Britain's leading suppliers of hygiene rooms and its equivalent Changing Places assisted acc...

Introducing the Poovac, the new, battery-powered poop scoop

... grass. "Poovac is the safest and easiest-to-use solution on the market!" says Trafalgar. "It eliminates the need for dirty shovels and as the waste never touches the unit or your hands, it makes it easy to keep everything germ-free. www.poovac.com ...

It vacuums, it cleans, then it blow dries... Meet the new Aquarius Speedyclean!

...ur carpet too... Great for cleaning up spills and making your premises clean, hygienic and welcoming. The Speedyclean is simple to operate;C you simply squeeze the hand trigger to spray a mild detergent solution deep into the carpet pile, agitate with the floor tool to lift and remove stains & marks, then vacuum away to leave the carpet...

Some big names return to UK's national cleaning event

...sionals and facilities managers will be able to try out products, learn from a wide range of free seminar sessions, get free careers advice, take part in small group training sessions on such subjects as social media and staff management, as well as network at a number of social gatherings. With the move to London, the Cleaning Show organisers h...

How long can Ebola live?

...lems in dealing with the Ebola outbreak is no one knows exactly how long the virus can live on contaminated surfaces. This is the conclusion of Kyle Bibby, University of Pittsburgh, in an article he published in the December 2014 issue of Environmental Science & Technology Letters.[TRIMTO] This is critical information, according to Kyle B...

Upgrade your facility with antimicrobial products from Ophardt Hygiene

...antimicrobial copper products under the Ingo-man brand. Made from copper impregnated anodised aluminium, they include a soap / disinfectant dispenser with a long brass operating lever and an exchangeable stainless steel pump which offers different dosage adjustments, as well as paper towel dispensers for c-folded or z-folded paper towels. The...

System Hygienics awarded a three-year contract at Papworth Hospital

...ilising existing maintenance and inspection openings - ideal for fast and effective cleaning. To minimise disruption, they work around staff and patient timetables at Papworth Hospital and worked on critical operating theatre ventilation systems while the theatres were not in use. "After carrying out fire damper testing and subsequent necessa...

Amyris to enter industrial cleaning products market

...nderscores the potential growth in our No Compromise product portfolio. Customers want better performing products that are competitively priced and do not damage the environment." John Schmidt, CEO of US Venture, adds: "We're excited at the performance of the Myralene product line and the potential of combining our industry-leading distribution ...

Vectair Systems launches channel to showcase its new range of product videos

...ike Prince, chairman of the European Ozone Trade Association. Each video is between two and five minutes long and visitors can choose to subscribe to Vectair's channel to receive updates when new videos have been uploaded. The V-Air Solid and Prozone videos highlight their main features and benefits, whilst the Femcare MVP video also explains ho...

Who assesses how effective you are?

...toilet provision management and receive proper recognition through our annual grading scheme." Nominations and entries are now being received for the 2015 Loo of the Year Awards - the annual competition to find the best places 'to go' in the UK including The Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and new for 2015 - the Republic of Ireland. There ar...

RCM Day: The real cleaning revolution starts in Fiorenzuola

...th many years in the profession... I am proud to belong to this group which has been formed by determined, professional people, but at the same time endowed with the necessary humility to continue to grow, learn and innovate in the future." The meeting had the objective of introducing an entourage of 'employees' and the promise that 2015 would b...

Top five challenges for contract cleaning companies in 2015

...lan to hire more full-time workers, whether custodial or in management. But hiring can be time-consuming, costly, and pothole ridden. Take your time and learn as much as possible about effective hiring practices before starting the process. Government uncertainty: While it is usually larger businesses most affected by government uncertainty, suc...

What a messy desk says about you...

...y was developed by OfficeTeam, a staffing service specialising in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with more than 300 HR managers at companies with 20 or more employees in the US. HR managers were asked, "Which one of the following ...

Rosemor says: "We'll make you an offer you can't refuse!"

...ner and then into the recovery tank. There are four especially chosen brushes that do not damage aluminium or the painted surfaces while still having the ability to remove tough dirt and grease. During the cleaning process the machine operator removes all embedded foreign matter, which could otherwise damage the escalator combs and steps. Rosemo...

Record-breaking Ladder Exchange crowns 'biggest idiot on a ladder'

...g at how worryingly common even ideas as ridiculous as these can be. Idiots on Ladders is a great reminder of the importance of training. Its message is clear - if you are using a ladder you must make sure that you are competent, otherwise you really are taking your life in your hands." Every year the Idiots on Ladders contest is run online as p...

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...g of Durham Police, although Ling has had to tell Clare to ignore the local councillors who are claiming she needs a special licence to pick up rubbish… Let’s hope the health & safety police don’t spoil all this and that others, elsewhere, follow suit and take responsibility for their local environment - paid or not! Pl...

Nanocoatings market worth ,219.05 million by 2019

... into regions such as Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of World. While North America dominated the nanocoatings market in 2013, the Asia-Pacific is projected to gain the major market size by value by 2019. Self-cleaning nanocoatings accounted for the major share - around 25% of the market, in 2013, followed by Easy-to-clean & An...

Luxury Northamptonshire hotel takes a firm hold on hygiene and cleanliness

...m - thereby actively ensuring hand hygiene, as well as preventing the spread of infection from contaminated surfaces. Normal door handles are often a hotbed of germs, but the Hygiene Handle was found to be 98.5% cleaner than a standard handle. "We are delighted the Hygiene Handles have been so successful in Whittlebury Hall ," says Matt Roberts ...

BSA 'Responsible Cleaner Scheme' published

...e Cleaner Scheme (RCS) commitments... Employment Opportunities: To provide and maintain non-discriminatory equal opportunities within the workforce. Valuing the Workforce: To provide a workplace where all cleaning team members are encouraged, supported and treated fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect, and to ensure that adequate polic...

HyGreen partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa

...nwashed hands of healthcare workers. To help combat these infections, the HyGreen system actively reminds healthcare workers if they forget to wash before patient contact and wirelessly records all hand hygiene events in the hospital. Over the last 15 years RCA has established itself as a market leader in the areas of medical pendant systems and...

GEMI launches Supply Chain Sustainability tool

...a collaborative process by the GEMI Supply Chain Sustainability (SCS) Work Group, the University of Minnesota Northstar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise (NiSE) and Climate Earth. Timothy Smith, associate professor, University of Minnesota, who co-lead tool development and created the underlying science based models informing the tool, expla...

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...First there was the symbolic reinstatement by Greece’s new government, of some of the finance ministry’s cleaning ladies, who had been laid off in 2013 as part of the country’s austerity drive… then there was the surprise bonus given to some 250 city street cleaners in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, followed by a street party. ...

Soapbox: Are antimicrobial products making you sick?

...ds and clothes so as to reduce the spread of bacteria caused by odours. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has also found no evidence showing that Triclosan-containing soaps are more effective than plain soap that does not incorporate the chemical. It just so happens that ordinary soap without all the chemicals included can clean you...

Five questions you need to ask before hiring a commercial cleaning company

... involved before deciding which commercial cleaning company is the right fit for you but do bear in mind that it sometimes just comes down to that old saying... 'You get what you pay for.' How would we fare under these questions? See marcleaning.co.uk for the answers! T: 01344 462 345 W: www.marservices.co.uk ...

Rwanda's cleaning services sector blossoming

...om for improving service delivery," he says. "They have also helped us solve challenges, like discrimination among bidders, so that only qualified operators get jobs, which has created a conducive environment for competition. "By complying with the regulations, operators are confident about their performance as far as service delivery is concern...

A rail flush: solving rail's toilet waste problem

...s with sealed storage tanks. The company also explained the financial and hygiene benefits of performing correct maintenance of effluent tanks. Rail toilet waste that currently gets sprayed directly onto the tracks is an environmental and health & safety hazard, not to mention a particularly unpleasant and old fashioned practice. Train operating c...

Idrobase Group crosses threshold of 10 million euros turnover in 2014

...), Idrobase Group has opened a new company in Bangalore (India) and a production facility in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), with the aim of developing business in emerging markets. The group turnover amounted to over 10 million euro (75% of which came from exports). During 2014, Idrobase Group kept introducing new products within its traditional co...

APPE launches 'SprayPet Reveal' fully transparent bag-on-valve aerosol system

...th Power Pouch. Bag-on-valve pouches, usually opaque silver in colour, are flexible multilayer laminated bags, made from layers of nylon, polyethylene and aluminium. Power Pouch is manufactured from single-layer Pet, yet retains all of the benefits of bag-on-valve technology. Unlike multilayer laminated pouches, Power Pouch is a seamless bag tha...

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...cial hours. It can also be soul destroying in as much as a selfish facility user can – within minutes of a cleaner finishing work – completely destroy the cleanliness, hygiene levels and ambience of the area that’s been cleaned. Then, just imagine the indignity of being ignored by those about you, or having to deal with the ab...

Sustainable Waste Solutions earns landfill-free verification from NSF International

...han 1% of their process waste - all waste generated by the company such as manufacturing waste, incoming packaging, office paper and food waste - goes to landfill for disposal and that they have documented waste management procedures and trainings in place. Qualifying for NSF landfill-free verification also requires: Retaining documentation an...

CMS 2015: 'People and the Market' is focal point of 2nd International CMS Congress

...ter this year from 22nd - 25th September, discussions at the 2nd International CMS Congress will examine the two components that significantly influence commercial enterprises in the cleaning industry - 'People and the Market'. Leading figures from the cleaning sector around the world, from Europe, the US, South Africa, India and China, will be ...

Regent Samsic accredited as recognised Living Wage service provider

... the Living Wage Foundation. Regent Samsic joint managing director, Jonathan King, says: "Becoming a Recognised Living Wage Service Provider and striving to pay the Living Wage where possible is continued evidence of our ongoing commitment to staff welfare. "We see promoting the Living Wage as a cornerstone of best practice." The Living Wa...

Rules are changing for corporate reputation management, reveals Workplace Trends Report

...ings, client contacts, and high-level decision-making. For example, The Sofitel at Heathrow's Terminal 5 is now ranked among the most popular places to hold business meetings in the United Kingdom. Airport cities are also creating large-scale employment opportunities for workers across sectors, from cleaning to warehousing and transportation to ...

Lake District council prosecuted over bin lorry deaths

...as told the council should have reviewed all its bin collection rounds following the incident to eliminate reversing whenever possible, or to make sure employees guided drivers from behind vehicles when there was no other option but to reverse. This did not happen and instead reversing was actually introduced at St Marys School on Prince's Road ...

Sodexo sets benchmark for corporate responsibility leadership

... cleaning & FM giant Sodexo has been ranked, for the eighth consecutive year, as the best-performing company for Economic, Social and Environmental performance in the benchmark RobecoSAM 'Sustainability Yearbook 2015' as Industry Leader and Gold Class. For each industry, the company with the highest score is named the RobecoSAM Industry Lead...

Voting with their feet paid off for Bulgarians

...s conference. "A separate cleaning department was established last July with its own director and administration." Indicating that the age and condition of the rolling stock had an impact on the cleaning services, he said that a programme for carriage repairs had been in place for two years and that some 15 carriages had undergone repairs in tha...

ETS chairman Roberto Berardi to detail tissue market prospects at Tissue World

...x and Keith Redway of the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospital and the University of Westminster, were funded by ETS. The studies compared different hand drying methods and their potential to spread bacteria from hands into the air. Jet-air dryers were found to spread greater numbers of bacteria-carrying water droplets that travelled ...

MITIE to address 'momentous changes' in future working practices

...impact of agile working practices on commercial property and emerging technologies. It will also examine how cleaning contractors and their workforces need to widen their skill sets to cope with the changes. The address will be underpinned by research from MITIE's executive relationship programme, for which MITIE interviewed many of its leading ...

From six nations to 57...

...pposition in their wake. Kyran's speech will take place on Tuesday, 10th March at 10:30 in the seminar theatre, but if you're exhibiting and can't leave your stand, you may just get to meet him as he'll be touring the show both before and after his speech. There's plenty more though... With the move to London's ExCel centre, the show organise...

Portable Sanitation Expo to donate £1 to charity for every visitor

...ciation for the modular and portable building industry - will be supporting the expo, which is predominately aimed at the hire rental market including large festival and event organisers, the construction industry, military and government organisations and other end-users. For further information on either visiting or exhibiting at the Portable ...

GenEon's technology reducing school absenteeism

...orkers in charge of the remediation enjoyed using GenEon's user-friendly solution to control and eliminate this out break," he notes. "The GenEon Mist is ideal for large open areas and is perfect for fogging and cleaning hard to reach places and the Trio Rx and the Mist are affordable, easy to operate, and can provide powerful results. GenEon Te...

Mundipharma demonstrates efficacy of Betadine formulations against Ebola virus

...ucidal activity against the Ebola virus demonstrating its potential in fighting the outbreak and in minimising the risk of human-to-human transmission. During the recent - and still not controlled, outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, most of the disease has spread through human-to-human transmission. According to WHO guidelines, hand hygiene is th...

Wall-mounted sprays in health centres and hospitals 'not as effective as soap and water'

...s that most gel sanitisers do not kill some kinds of germs, with some bacteria showing signs of becoming resistant to alcohol-based gels. They may not even work at all when hands are visibly dirty or greasy. The best way to thoroughly clean hands is to use soap and hot water, the government agency says. "This isn't just the opinion of a few ...

Sharing knowledge and best practices: ISSA/Interclean CEE just two months away

... new ways to share knowledge and best practices is increasingly important. The recently announced seminar programme that will be running alongside the ISSA/Interclean Central & Eastern Europe event in April will address many ongoing issues and hot topics for municipalities, government, policy makers and building owners, aiming to attract a more...

Americans dish the dirt on handwashing, germs and washrooms

... Survey conducted by Bradley Corp., Americans use various techniques to avoid touching things and coming into contact with germs in a public washroom, with 57% risking injury by manoeuvring themselves into a position that enables them to operate the toilet flusher with their foot! The results are part of the Healthy Hand Washing Survey conducted...

Incentive QAS wins Oxford's Clarendon Centre cleaning contract

...rubber dryer and Incentive's new approved range of eco chemical products for maximum efficiency and minimum adverse environmental impact. The shopping centre on Cornmarket Street, adjacent to historic Jesus College, contains a wide range of retail outlets. The contract will see Incentive QAS providing daily cleaning of public facing areas in the c...

Last chance to enter the 2015 recycling 'Oscars'

...ndar, rewarding diverse efforts from the private, public and social enterprise sector," says Steve Eminton, of letsrecycle.com "The ceremony is an exciting and enjoyable networking event, and the credit that comes with an award win is immeasurable." This year's 11 categories are: Retail recycling champion Circular economy success Waste ...

ISS China wins large integrated facility services contract

...mple of the quality and strength of ISS China's IFS capacities. "I am also excited to see the booming growth in the needs of property management in the Chinese market." ISS has been in China since 2005. Today, ISS has approximately 15,000 employees in China. www.issworld.com ...

Pulire 2015: cleaning solutions for Ho.Re.Ca.

...number responded that they would be willing to leave a restaurant or hotel if these do not meet the minimum standard of hygiene desired, especially as regards the kitchen and bedrooms - even more than the bathrooms. Out of a sample of 801 surveyed, 91% of those interviewed expect a superior level of hygiene and cleanliness in restaurants and 86%...

Cleaners at Sotheby's win London Living Wage

...aners at The Barbican theatre, who are also members of UVW. They secured a pay rise from around the minimum wage to the London Living Wage at the time - £6.19 to £8.55 per hour. It brings into sharp focus the day-to-day difficulties of living on the minimum wage. Watch the film on London Live at: goo.gl/fmxxLu United Voices of the Wo...

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...untries worldwide!   It’s normally at this stage in the calendar that I’m reminding you to pre-register to attend the Cleaning Show, to avoid wasting valuable networking and discovery time by having to queue at the doors… but this time around my fingers paused over the keyboard… The last time I recall the ...

Cleaning contracts help boost sales figures as Norse growth continues

...ount for around £14 million of annual turnover in these subsidiaries, with £7 million coming from Norse's head office operating division. "These Joint Venture Companies are going from strength to strength, adding new business that generates additional revenue for our local authority partners, and representing excellent value for loca...

CleanSafe completes sports club recovery after "tsunami" flood

...rivate sports and fitness club where a pipe burst - allowing a third of the water in the club's swimming pool to empty into the basement. More than 200,000 litres of water drained from the 20 metre swimming pool at the Charing Cross Sports Club in Hammersmith, West London, in a matter of minutes. Emergency cleaning specialist CleanSafe, whic...

SME Safety Wizard App launched

...rove an invaluable aid for small and medium sized businesses." Roger Thomas, area manager for Leamington based Pure Office, one of the first businesses to use the app, endorses it, saying: "As someone who has responsibility for health & safety, I think the Safety Wizard is a brilliant idea. "Having access to a wide array of advice and inf...

Cost savings are one of the biggest benefits of Kaivac's new battery-powered autovac system

...rubber by removing 99% of targeted soil. Plus, it was almost twice as effective at removing contaminants from floors as a traditional microfibre mop, often used to clean commercial kitchen floors. The way the AutoVac system works is quite revolutionary... Sitting atop a self-dispensing trolley bucket, fresh cleaning solution is always applied...

McDonald's customer claims his iced tea contained cleaning fluid

Both the press and social media carry a myriad of warnings about the perils of consuming fast food but rarely do we hear about a customer needing a trip to the local hospital as a result of drinking tea at one of these establishments. ABC News however has reported an incident whereby an Indianapolis reserve police officer, having taken a swig o...

Improved safety standards for environmentally friendly machinery

...oud to be at the heart of this initiative, making clean and green solutions that help organisations minimise waste." Mil-tek Denmark A/S is ISO 14001 certified and Mil-tek machines are CE, ANSI and AS/NZ 4024.1 certified. Miltek A/S Denmark is the global headquarters and production home for Mil-tek. Mil-tek UK is managed by John Davies (England ...

Envirosystems to benefit from investment from TorQuest Partners

...nued profitable growth, both organically and through acquisitions. "They share our vision of becoming the North American leader in safety, quality and performance by investing in our people and ensuring innovative customer service." David Hennigar, Chairman of Thornridge Holdings, adds: "Our family has been invested in Envirosystems since it ...

easywash365+ foam sets offer increased versatility

With the introduction of its universally applicable easywash365+ foam sets, German manufacturer R+M/Suttner has succeeded in increasing the many application possibilities of the company's foam injector family. The stainless steel injector with high pressure foam lance, which is installed via a T-piece between the outlet of the high pressure un...

Coverall celebrates '30 years of clean'

...ide. "30 years ago today, three people in San Diego opened Coverall's first corporate office," reminisces Rick Ascolese, Coverall CEO. "In the years that followed, Coverall experienced steady growth across the United States, which soon lead to international expansion in countries including Canada, Japan and Australia." In 1989, the company la...

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...elves told me! My train to Canning Town (my supposed switch to the Docklands Light Railway) terminated two stops early at Canary Wharf but knowing that this station connected to the DLR I followed signs which had me exit the station where one sign pointed to DLR’s Heron Quay and another to a different DLR station; no maps anywhere showin...

Nationwide conquers the country

...s awarded the highly coveted and contested FWC 'Employee of the Year 2015' Award from hundreds of nominations. The FWC said that Jack was: "The cream of a very talented professional crop." Working for Nationwide Window Cleaning in the South Eastern Region, Jack has honed his skills on many of the tallest and most prestigious buildings including ...

Vax Commercial launches VCSD-03 cordless hard floor spot washer

...o remove the dirty water is laborious as it just ends up straight back on the floor! "Now we can eliminate manual scrubbing with an alternative, more hygienic clean, that scrubs, sucks up dirty water and picks up spills effortlessly - all thanks to the VCSD-03. "Bringing the brand's new LithiumLife powered cordless technology to the commercial e...

OspreyDeepclean’s GB1 self-motorised gum removal system impresses Awards judges

...s body always remains cool to the touch meaning the GB1 can be used safely in populated areas, with minimal disruption to its surroundings and in any weather conditions.  “OspreyDeepclean has been a pioneer in the cleaning industry for 15 years and now with a second innovation award under our belt, we’re set to continue t...

Best Management System Award goes to ICE SMARTtrak

... can monitor both battery and motor performance, warning users of potential problems that may be looming. “We all know about the high staff turnover suffered by this industry and SMARTtrak vastly reduces training costs by enabling new operatives to be trained to use equipment on-site, where and when needed,” said Mark. “And k...

New iMop floor scrubber dryer takes top award

...ing it easy to carry upstairs or transport to other areas. When in the storage position it takes up minimal room in a cleaning cupboard. The brushes and squeegee can be changed in seconds to be cleaned or if you wish to have different sets for multiple areas. The machine offers a one-hour runtime and a one-hour recharge time; two battery sets ...

Victory for Vectair’s V-Air Solid multi-phasing air freshener with sub-micron technology

... over time. “These blends of complementary but differing fragrance notes specifically eliminate fragrance fatigue in a revolutionary way, all from one single passive aircare system.” V-Air Solid does not contain liquids so won't spill, even if it is knocked over. This ensures safety in use and in transportation. V-Air Solid is...

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... that I must have been talking about the wrong show (i.e. the event that’s taking place in Birmingham shortly, which was being organised by Martin Scott of Cleaning Show fame) and several from others sharing their travel experiences. You can see some of them on our Facebook page. To set the record straight, I’m delighted that the sho...

Dickies keeps cleaners safe - and clean, while at work

...ps, trips, and falls, particularly during 'wet work'; electrical hazards from work equipment. To minimise the risks, business owners have an obligation to provide employees with a safe work environment, including taking sufficient steps to prevent the risk of injury. This encompasses the provision of top-to-toe personal protection, with requirem...

Australian cleaners reimbursed after Ombudsman investigates minimum wage contravention

...lowing a ruling by the Fair Work Ombudsman that their employers has wrongly paid them less than the minimum wage. The Fair Work Ombudsman conducted an audit of tendering and procurement activities in cleaning services across the country as part of a follow up to a 2010 study. Fair Work Ombudsman director Craig Bildstien told ABC News, that th...

Baby changing in the gents' wc - the time is now - celebrity endorsed

...clearly able-bodied." Mum Cathy said: "It's always my turn when we're out shopping. I spend 10 minutes wrestling with nappies and a changing bag, while he's busy scrolling through Facebook on his phone. Not fair." Brian, whose two children are now out of nappies told the researchers: "I workshifts, so I have the kids during the day a lot. I...

J D Neuhaus hoists give tank cleaning a lift

...lso available to achieve EX II 2 GD IIC T4 accreditation. For lighter duty applications, the JDN Mini represents a handy, flexible and universally deployable series of hoists. Functioning at 6 bar air pressure, the Mini series can carry loads up to 980Kg and makes for an attractive and economic alternative to hoists driven by other means. Availa...

Elevance Clean 1200 now commercially available in Europe

... and institutional degreasing, transportation, oil field, textiles, and food processing. Outperforming standard cleaning formulations in the market at neutral pH (6-9), eliminating the need for highly caustic cleaning products, demanding and time-consuming personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, and the need to preserve sensitive metal ...

Indian Railways' Delhi Division launches cleaning operations at 33 stations

... 75km-route length in the National Capital Region. The Green Tribunal had directed the railway administration to initiate punitive action against people found littering in and around the station premises and along the tracks, reports the Economic Times. Consequently, some 24,000 users were penalised for littering on railway premises during 20...

Network with sustainability trailblazers at the Zero Waste Awards

...d will result in significant benefits to communities, the economy and the environment," says Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com "The Zero Waste Awards celebrate the impact of sustainable business models and show others what can be achieved." T: 0207 633 4524 E: W: www.zerowasteawards.com ...

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...tract cleaners including all the major UK companies; more than 30 borough and city councils from Birmingham to the Scottish Parliament itself; at least 20 universities from as far afield as Exeter and Liverpool, some 30-plus hospitals and NHS trusts; representatives from transport companies and hubs such as the likes of EasyJet and Heathrow Airport...

Forget bonus culture and use behavioural science to boost employee motivation, says new CIPD report

...e reward structure, organisations can take more control over the complex array of factors that determine their employees' motivation and effectively enhance their business success. According to the report, employees' perceptions of rewards are defined by the circumstances in which they are received. For example, a bonus received during tough eco...

Green vegetables gas up

...s own production process. In the near future, the efficiency will increase even more due to the upcoming expansion of the cold storage facility. The excess power will be fed into the national grid, and the process heat will be used for heating the company's buildings and for the production processes. "The biogas plant will enable us to pursue ou...

Competitive pressure pushes commercial cleaning firms into loss

... profit," he adds. "The consequences of not delivering a profit at first glance would seem quite minor; however, with 154 firms recording their second year of successive losses and 181 firms rated as now being at high financial, time may well be running out for some of these firms. "A round of consolidation would seem to be inevitable. In fac...

Last call for Pulire 2015 Innovation Award entrants: deadline for the project submission is 1st April

...r the cleaning industry and Toni D'Andrea, managing director of Afidamp Servizi. The jury will nominate the six best projects and will meet the companies involved on 18th May, the day before Pulire Verona's opening. They will select the winner and the Award will be made on 19th May, during 'Pulire Sturdust' - a party with a live concert dedicate...

Innovation and inspiration at Facilities Show 2015

.... Baroness Brady is known as the 'first lady of football', having become managing director of Birmingham City at the age of just 23. She is also well-known to millions of TV viewers for her role alongside Lord Alan Sugar in 'The Apprentice'. Karren will share anecdotes from her own meteoric rise within the business world, offering plenty of insi...

Offering the ultimate flexibility: Kennedy Hygiene's new Easyroll Ellipse

... workout in gyms and workshops, the Easyroll Ellipse has been developed with maximum flexibility in mind. The unit can accommodate any centre-pull paper roll with a diameter of 210 mm and a width of 230 mm and comes with a patented adjustable tension ring to set the right tension for paper types of different thicknesses to be dispensed in a co...

PGI reaches agreement to acquire Dounor

...nt, Dounor. "Doing so means we join a leading provider of specialty materials in the world, and becoming a part of this growing company will allow us to provide our innovative products to a broader set of customers in the markets PGI serves." www.polymergroupinc.com ...

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...sten’s not writing this leader in my place… There’s a growing movement to remind people in my part of the world to do the ‘Tick Tock Test’, by testing their smoke alarms when they put their clocks forward (as we did last weekend) to make the most of the lighter Summer evenings. OK, so you might have missed that o...

CBRE to acquire Global Workplace Solutions Business of Johnson Controls

...ngly asking us for fully integrated real estate and facilities solutions, which includes self-performing building technical services across their global portfolios," said Bill Concannon, chief executive officer, GCS for CBRE. "GWS will further improve our ability to serve clients in more than 50 countries with a market-leading capability in all ser...

Everyone can be part of the cleaning evolution with new Crossover modular system

...ly flexible, OmniFlex is designed to encourage users to move away from methods that risk cross-contamination - by spreading soils and merely rinsing - to soil removal. At its most basic, the system uses a patented trolley bucket that ensures only fresh, non-contaminated solution goes on the floor. It also controls how much solution is applied, a...

Resource Minister launches Clean Britain 2015

... event included a video address by The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' Resource Minister Dan Rogerson MP who said: "The appearance of our streets and public spaces can have a direct impact on how safe and comfortable we feel, and so we owe a great deal to the people who work hard to maintain and keep our communities clean. ...

We have Mail: a Mitie big success!

... who sent out the original email and they had over 5000 clicks on the link, with only 500 of them coming from their email, so potentially 4500 came from The Cleanzine which is great news. I know that initially the link in the email didn't work so I just wondered if you had feedback from people who said they couldn't access it. If so, would you c...

Cromwell's 'EaZee' answer to waste

...ome cleaning and janitorial market. Named 'EaZee', the cardboard carton has a perforated lid, which minimises wastage and facilitates the easier and quicker dispensing of individual sacks. Containing 200 of Cromwell's own ensa brand sacks, tested to EN standards and developed in response to customer demand for a product that guarantees performan...

Six man team completes 20,000 press ups in a day for local hospice

...in Harrow, including £700 of prizes donated by tenants of the centre. They took only 4 hrs 45 mins to complete the 20,000 press-ups, cheered on by a crowd of supporters. Despite their best efforts, the other two teams didn't manage to finish the daunting task. "Following last year's challenge of 10,000 press ups in four hours at King's Cro...

Armitage Shanks makes splash with new washroom range for schools

...," explains Ideal Standard International designer, Robin Levien. "Designed with 'little ones' in mind, there are smaller basins that co-ordinate beautifully with mini rimless WCs for the ultimate in hygiene and cleanliness - the bright coloured modern seats and flush plates give added vibrancy and creating a fun and engaging environment for chil...

New best practice guide to quality cleaning launched by Julius Rutherfoord

...essional indemnity insurance, but also ask for fidelity insurance which will protect you against criminal activities. Checking cleaning staff are trained and security vetted are the two best ways to ensure your property receives care and attention. These are just some of the ways you can benefit financially from a quality cleaning service. To re...

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...ily initial investigations by the Environment Agency reveal little impact on water quality and thus minimal danger to wildlife, which is really lucky. Image courtesy of MEN Syndicate On a sad note, we report below, the loss of Colin Hasson, one of the industry’s favourites in this neck of the woods and probably well remembered by ...

CPD course covers the latest washroom hygiene regulations

...a Continuing Professional Development training course dedicated to hygiene rooms. [TRIMTO] The seminar covers the legal and recommended requirements, design, and equipment therein. Thus hygiene room projects can be completed to be fully compliant, deliver 'best practice', and meet users' needs effectively. "Government guidelines require provi...

New zinc-free flooring resin offers high gloss, dirt-resistant finish

... consciousness and regulations continue to grow, organisations and institutions increasingly are eliminating use of zinc-based floor care products," says Rick Sandford, general manager of Omnova's global Coating Specialties business. "Mor-Glo Ultra G resin has been designed to make sure our floor care customers can support the market shift from zin...

Ghana to reintroduce sanitation inspectors

Ghana's Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development has announced that it will be reintroducing sanitation inspectors to improve hygiene standards and ensure that people keep their local environment clean. When they were in operation previously, the inspectors, known locally as 'nsama sama', used to go from house to house to ensure th...

Soapbox: Ugly bin clutter? There's no need for it

...ndustry to provide more space for waste and recycling containers.[TRIMTO] Too many streets are dominated by the ugly clutter of unsightly bins, which ruin the look of families' homes and gardens, he says. And the NHBC Foundation's recently published report says that new ways of tackling the scourge of 'bin blight' must be found. Doing nothing...

Prochem upgrade is no small Endeavor

...carpets are left as dry as possible, as quickly as possible. The development precedes the forthcoming introduction of the Endeavor 2, featuring a 500psi induction motor-driven Cat Pump. Early field trials of the new unit were held by Prochem customer John Ford at Surrey Cleaning Services. "This is a very powerful machine that simply does a...

What might you be taking from the washroom?

New research by the University of Westminster, commissioned by ETS, the European Tissue Symposium, concludes that drying hands with single-use towels shows a lower level of airborne microbe dispersal and contamination. This could help achieve more hygienic washroom settings. The study, undertaken by microbiologist Keith Redway who has already ...

ISS wins IFS contract with Codelco Chile - the world's largest copper producer

...technical proposal and our positive service experience with ISS in our other divisions was the determining factor." Eduardo Rojas, country manager ISS Chile, says: "The understanding of our customers' needs, the recommendations from current customers including other Codelco contracts and a very good technical proposal were key to closing the ...

Professional cleaners like using Greyland products

Is it because of the 'no nonsense' product naming that means there can be no confusion on the label as to what the contents do? Far simpler than trying to make sense of manufacturer product codes isn't it? Or is it the great value for money that Greyland products offer? After all, with Greyland it doesn't cost much to clean an awful lot. As...

The evolution of Earth Day: recycling becomes the focus for 22nd April

...he Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge availability, offering even more instant cash and guaranteed price minimums for Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 devices. ecoATM uses patented, advanced machine vision, electronic diagnostics, and artificial intelligence to evaluate electronics. Its eCycling stations provide a convenient trade-in solution with feat...

Now is the perfect time for a ‘digital Spring Cleaning’

...ds - at least for key accounts like email, banking, and social networking - helps to thwart cybercriminals. ·         Write it down and keep it safe: Everyone can forget a password. Keep a list that's stored in a safe, secure place away from your computer. ·    &nbsp...

Rosemor makes moves in Milan's Malpensa Airport

...neously," explains Rosemor's Efi Rosen. "The surface is left clean and dry with no risk of contamination to lubricating oils in the escalator drums or damage to electrical circuits. An important aspect of this cleaning process is that all sand, dirt and spillage which would normally have combined with oil and grease to form a grinding paste in ...

Why keep quiet about daytime cleaning?

...hours are longer, workplaces are busier, and finding time to clean regularly and efficiently is becoming increasingly challenging. Daytime cleaning is becoming a key focus for businesses that want to optimise their productivity, which is why the development of machines to assist with cleaning in occupied environments is high on Vax Commercial's ...

Total Fitness works out three year agreement with GPT Waste Management

...nt services are fully compliant. Using the most up to date methods of recovery and recycling, our nominated service providers sort waste collected from commercial and industrial customers, and extract all the recyclable elements. "Extracting the recyclable elements from mixed commercial waste reduces the tonnage going to landfill; thus reducing ...

Patent for WiperFill's new technology which automatically recycles rainwater into wiper fluid or antifreeze

...that it received the US.Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) 9-millionth patent. Designed to eliminate the need to manually refill the wiper fluid reservoir, WiperFill collects water at the base of the windscreen and directs it into its custom mixing device to produce clean, spot-free cleaning and antifreeze fluid. "We live in a world of adv...

Time is money: useful tips to speed up the job of carpet cleaning

...and equipment nearby and handy. Next to filling and dumping, needing to look for a tool at the last minute can really slow you down." CFR designs and manufactures a complete range of eco-friendly carpet cleaning systems and high performance speciality tools with an innovative, patented technology that provides moisture-controlled cleaning, fast ...

CHSA launches Accreditation Scheme for industrial cotton mops

Determined to continue driving up standards in the cleaning industry, the Cleaning & Hygiene Supplier's Association has developed and is now launching the Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme for Cotton Mops. Its purpose is to drive up standards in the manufacture, description and labelling of mops. Mike Stubbs, Chairman of the CHS...

£150 million boost for contract cleaning market in 2015

...-differentiated contractors experiencing a triple whammy of pricing pressure, low volume growth and minimal client loyalty. At the lower value end of the market, acquisitions have increased with facilities management companies augmenting their economies of scale. Discussing this, Mark Waddy says: "M&A activity is likely to increase further, ...

Mateco, German subsidiary of TVH, wins 'Access Rental Company of the Year' Award

...in the rental fleet, the network of branches and the safety training courses of the past year. Armin Rappen, Mateco's manager, and Pascal Vanhalst, CEO at TVH Group, accepted the prize on behalf of the 500-plus Mateco employees. The 'International Awards for Powered Access', or IAPA awards, are said to be the most important international priz...

Xenex germ-zapping robots arrive in Spain; Clece chooses Xenex for hospital disinfection

...g harm to patients and healthcare workers. Xenex's germ fighting robots take cleaning and decontamination to the next level by using pulsed xenon, an environmentally-friendly inert gas, to create full spectrum, high intensity ultraviolet (UV) light that quickly destroys infectious germs. The robot destroys C.diff spores and other microorganisms ...

Tissue World Sao Paulo conference: meet the outstanding speakers

...merica - Merrill Lynch Equity Research. Heading the Latin America Pulp & Paper and Metals & Mining teams, he will present a study on global pulp market and supply/demand trends. Mr. Lofiego is #1 ranked in the Institutional Investor Research Ranking for the last two years. Leonardo Freitas, research analyst at Euromonitor Brazil, is respo...

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...d in London’s Northwick Park Hospital and the results echoed those of trials during which incoming patients, visitors – and, I believe – staff were tested for MRSA, the idea being that carriers could be treated with antibiotics to prevent further problems down the line. The NHS decision-makers were, as you can imagine, slated...

Pan European study shows that new rapid microbiological test kits should help fight against HAIs

...ithin as short a timescale as possible, while also enabling the more rapid identification of uncontaminated outlets so that they can be safely returned to use within 24 hours." The study, conducted on both routine hospital water samples (80 from six laboratories) and artificially contaminated samples (192 from five laboratories), compared in par...

Hand hygiene monitoring specialist HyGreen, partners with Sinapsis Medical in Istanbul, Turkey

...rkers - as well as by other sources. To help combat these infections, the HyGreen system actively reminds healthcare workers if they forget to wash before patient contact and wirelessly records all hand hygiene events in the hospital. The HyGreen Hand Hygiene System combines RF technology, proximity sensors and an advanced IT platform to provide...

Investment improves fortunes at The Laundrette

...eaning Solutions. "We've had quite a few customers returning to the Laundrette who had stopped coming before and they all agree it's a great improvement," says Dave Robson. "We've been successful in attracting youngsters too, who prefer the value we can offer and don't necessarily have the money or room for a washing machine and dryer of their o...

Meanwhile in Iceland...

...eneral & Special Workers in Iceland (SGS) are to strike in an attempt to win an increase in the minimum wage. The workers - 32% of whom work in cleaning services provision and tourism, will begin a series of stoppages next week, culminating in a general strike on 26th May. Voter turn-out was just over 50%, but 94.6% of those voted in favour ...

ISSA/Interclean Central & Eastern Europe 2015 finishes tomorrow afternoon

...ropean cleaning sector.[TRIMTO] There is also a diverse event programme. From the educational seminar programme and outdoor demonstrations to the dedicated ‘Young Professionals’ programme; experience, knowledge and best practices will be shared throughout the Warsaw International Exhibition Centre. The Golden Broom Innovation S...

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...t. The show itself has a real international flavour and there are always lots of new products to examine and people to meet. It’s incredibly well organised and as one might expect from an Italian event, it feels somewhat relaxed and upmarket, with wide aisles allowing space to saunter and offering the chance to discover something you might ot...

Seven hour total aerobic bacteria testing certified by AOAC-RI performance testing methods

...ions as necessary. Knowing results by the end of the working day allows businesses to react to contamination in a timely manner, and positively release products with confidence thus reducing inventory costs. Preventative measures to control food safety and quality are recognised by all regulatory agencies and the US FDA Food Safety Modernisation...

KitchCleanse celebrates 12 years in business

... client retainer rate due to our quality of service and holistic approach to business. With this in mind we believe that our success comes from understanding our customers and providing services that are tailored specifically to them. In doing so we are able to certify current hygiene standards to ensure clean, safe work environments - be it in hot...

Dispense with the mess: new eSack system provides facilities managers with efficient dispensing

...eep both the environment and efficiency at the forefront. The messy flat packed systems that have dominated the market for the past 30 years could well be a thing of the past, as more and more people adopt this new technology. Polaris Plastics is currently on the road launch this new eSack system to distributors.[TRIMTO] Available as either a...

Public sector Cleaner of the Year 2015 announced

...in council libraries, schools and other public buildings across Britain. [TRIMTO] ABCD members nominate cleaning staff who 'have gone the extra mile' to maintain high standards of cleanliness and customer service. Other criteria include their willingness to learn and improve, and skills in communicating with clients and building users. The aw...

Distributors demand transparency

...upplies, argues that companies marketing their products without showing the specifications are undermining the industry and could be costing the end user up to 40% more. "This is one of the biggest challenges facing our industry," he says. "Too often suppliers selling recognised industry products, like the Mini Jumbo toilet roll, give it an incr...

IRiS 3200m UV-C germ killing robot reaches milestone in durability and reliability

...s intelligent robots employ 'Smart-Dose' technology using on-board UV sensors to automatically determine room and environmental characteristics in real-time, then automatically calculate the proper treatment run time with an assured UV dose. There's no guesswork on the part of the operator in setting arbitrary treatment times or manually re-posi...

China Clean announces 2015 CCE Brand and Innovation Award winners

...nd solutions, which in turn has allowed them to be able to compete directly in markets previously dominated by larger western companies. CCE Award 2015 winner list Brand Award: Top five brands for commercial property cleaning Guangzhou Haotian Cleaning Equipment Technology Kingsun Cleaning Equipment (Suzhou) Gadlee Green Cleaning Equipm...

CMS going to plan innovation and 'People & Business' congress looking to be real highlights

...ark for the first time, with industry earnings exceeding 14.25 billion euros. Index projections assuming increases of 3.9% and 4% for 2013 and 2014 respectively lead us to expect that, in absolute terms, the turnover has in fact already exceeded 15 billion." Werner Schulze, chairman of the Building Cleaning Division of the IHO: "Since its f...

New module in Cleaning Masterclass series launched

...y as they can work while they study. In addition there is plenty of free help and advice from the administrators while the participant is signed up for the course. At the end of the course the participant receives a nice certificate which is unique to them. So what’s in the course? Here for the first time is a unique, complete cours...

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...ur industry. I’d love to have your thoughts on the pledges to massively increase the National Minimum Wage and those concerning immigration – and no doubt I’ll get them after what I’m about to say… I’m a strong supporter of the London Living Wage and am pleased that so many employers in our industry are pay...

Distributor support, training and advice with Greyland

... 'says what is does' labelling policy, customers know exactly what they are looking for, and are examining the correct product information without any confusion![TRIMTO] But great customer service doesn't stop there. Product seminars engender confidence in the range and these may be held either at customers' own premises, or in one of the la...

Spreading the word, not the microbes, on safe hand drying to optimise hand hygiene

...Professor Mark Wilcox of the University of Leeds and Leeds teaching hospitals will present on 'Contamination of the washroom and users associated with hand drying'. They will speak between 15:00 - 16:30 on 16th June. "We are honoured to have been invited to participate in this event," says Roberto Berardi, president of ETS. "ICPIC provides the i...

Introduce weigh scale pallet trucks for significant efficiency improvements

...usinesses boost the efficiency of operations with a wide range of weigh scale pallet trucks that eliminate the need for static weigh stations and give operators the ability to weigh loads on-the-go. Weigh scale pallet trucks can dramatically improve efficiency for a multitude of different businesses. From warehouses and factories to workshops an...

Ecoppia's E4 water-free solar panel cleaning robots now cleaning 5 million panels/month

... the Negev desert, an area that has significant dust blown in from the Sub-Sahara region, also with minimal rain. Prior to the E4 installation, each system was cleaned manually, requiring tens of millions of litres of water and costly manpower resources. Ecoppia's robotic, water-free cleaning solution performs daily cleaning to remove 99% of dus...

SCA to launch new Tork Industrial Low-Lint Cleaning Cloth in North America

...re suitable for Electrostatic Protective Area environments. Moreover, it is solvent suitable, performing well in chemical reaction testing with the American Standard Test Method ASTM D-543. To learn more or to sign up for a free trial (currently North America only), visit: www.talktork.com ...

State Opening of Parliament and Trooping of the Colour may be marred by cleaners' strike

...et. "That is the reason members will vote on strike action. The state opening of Parliament is coming up and so too is Trooping the Colour at St James's Park. Gardeners from St James's Park also maintain the Downing St gardens. It is also the main bedding season. Strike action will have a major impact on these events." GMB is also locking hor...

Asia's largest nonwovens exhibition SINCE/ANEX 2015 takes place next week

...al innovation!" say the organisers. It's not all about the exhibition of course; the technical seminars that have been organised are expected to be another highlight, with many leading companies in nonwovens industry, including PGI, H.B Fuller, Lenzing AG, ExxonMobil, Dow Chemical, Henkel, Cotton, Edelmann Technology, Emtec Electronics, Nordson ...

Emergency messaging critical in preventing cholera after Nepal earthquake

... this number were 1,300 children whose families were given water purification supplies as part of a Ministry of Health emergency vaccination programme. WaterAid expects to reach thousands more in coming days as further supplies, including emergency community water filters, water purification tablets, hygiene kits containing buckets, soap, cloths...

Impact of L & D initiatives too rarely measured against business outcomes, finds CIPD

...mp; D interventions. When asked how confidence might be increased, several called for 'simple terminology', 'bite-sized introductions to what is currently available' and 'more basic courses, guides or articles'. However, not all technologies are being embraced, and organisations are equally split on whether their use of MOOCs (massive open onlin...

Strengthening healthcare systems and delivery - 'Hand Hygiene is Your Entrance Door'

...rengthening healthcare systems and delivery - Hand Hygiene is Your Entrance Door.' In order to remind healthcare workers of the WHO's 'Five Moments for Hand Hygiene' (before patient contact, before an aseptic, after body fluid exposure risk, after patient contact and after contact with patient surroundings) - a core practice to protect patients,...

From evolution to revolution as Rawlins unleashes Battery Autovac in the UK

... US showed that the AutoVac and a scrubber drier each removed more than 99% of bacteria from a contaminated floor - compared with just 24% for a microfibre mop. "This is truly a game-changer in UK cleaning," says James White, managing director of Denis Rawlins and the man behind its 'Chop the Mop' campaign. "We introduced Kaivac's OmniFlex cross...

‘Gum Gulper’ uses steam and biodegradable detergent to break down gum then sucks up slurry

...ng to cordon off areas of the street. It’s fast too - up to 10 wads of gum can be removed per minute with no time taken for clearing up. For a no-obligation, free demonstration: T: 01903 755128 E: W: www.steamcleansystems.co.uk ...

TCFM awarded further distribution centre contracts

...ambitious growth strategy for the distribution sector is supported by dedicated HR, mobilisation, administration, compliance and business development managers, making us perfectly placed to deliver in this challenging environment. “Our pioneering approach sees us cleaning over 9 million square feet of logistics space and catering for ove...

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt highlights importance of hand hygiene

...onal skincare and hand hygiene expert, Deb Group, at its Denby headquarters, alongside Conservative minister for Amber Valley, Nigel Mills. The pair toured the research facilities, meeting staff and seeing first-hand the research & development being pioneered by the Derbyshire-based organisation.[TRIMTO] Deb has developed an electronic group...

Soapbox: Employment growth drives employment rate to record high while pay growth ticks up

...s tell a mixed picture between those sectors such as finance, retail and hospitality that are performing well, and others, such as manufacturing, that are continuing to struggle. It's no surprise to see pay growth remain modest given our productivity performance. Equally the increased supply of workers, especially older workers and EU migrants, mea...

Tissue World new launch: Jakarta Conference 2015

... And because: Tissue paper in the country is predicted to maintain double digit growth over the coming five years Nearly 100% of paper machinery and parts in paper mills in Indonesia are imported www.tissueworld.com ...

SFSPac Degreaser gains Green Seal GS-37 certification

...used throughout a product's lifecycle of production, storage, distribution and disposal. The system minimises environmental impact and eliminates the unsafe and ineffective habits of traditional cleaning procedures. T: 312-226-0400? E: W: www.portionpaccorp.com ...

President of New York pest management company meets with European counterparts for knowledge exchange

...ight into how European pest management companies operate under EU chemical regulations, and to determine what new practices can be brought over to the states. "Assured Environments prides itself on providing thorough and complete pest management solutions to businesses and residents in the NY Tri-State area of the US," he said. "To stay current ...

Jet Airways jettisons cleaning mops as fliers fear hygiene issues

...he airline, which caters for more than a quarter of domestic fliers, issued an email this week informing cabin crews that it would stop issuing mops, citing frequent cases of mops being lest in public view, which had led to many complaints from fliers. "We have discontinued the uplift of mops which were being used to clean the lavatory floors as...

One young woman's determination leads to 20 years' success

Futures Supplies & Support Services celebrates its 20th anniversary in the cleaning industry this year. "Twenty years marks a significant milestone for Futures Supplies," says Mandie Kemp, founder and chief executive of Futures Supplies. "We began as a small business working from home with a garage full of toilet rolls and cleaning supplie...

Vectair Systems pleased to announce its first year exhibiting at the Facilities Show

...utube.com Alongside this, Vectair will be showcasing the Femcare antimicrobial liner - the first feminine hygiene sanitary waste liner incorporating Biomaster antimicrobial silver ion protection and odour eliminating technology. The ever popular Prozone ozone generator will also be on show; visitors will be able to see why it is the first ever ozo...

New steam cleaners enhance cleaning capabilities: Partnership with Matrix offers market leading solution

...says Lawrence Osborne, Taski marketing lead for Diversey Care in the UK and Ireland. “Teaming up with Matrix means we can offer class-leading equipment to complement the capabilities of our Taski floorcare range and support our customers with a total solution from a single source.” The new range comprises five compact and light...

RWM launches global search for the rising stars of resource management

...o; Entrants should outline the good initiatives being developed to boost recycling. Over the coming months, entries will be reviewed and the Top 25 rising stars announced. Images and video diaries charting innovation will be made available on the RWM website. The competition will culminate in three finalists being selected to present to a...

Also Biotech: committed to looking after the environment

...s, Restaurants & Catering), urban solid waste management, communities, the food industry and farming,” says the company. The manufacturer’s state-of-the-art biological activators use nature's own safe micro-organisms that are able to quickly digest a wide range of organic waste, without causing odours or noxious gases. These gr...

Adkiatek welcomes new Baby to the family

...rsquo;s particular use of the machine or indeed the operator’s training, maintains a constant minimum flow of cleaning solution that has been properly calibrated by a trained technician, prior to commencement of work,” says the manufacturer. “The optimal quantity of detergent solution with this system will be one that realise...

Ariston Cleaning Solutions: “We did our very best while creating the Aricasa Professional line”

...lp the food industry identify weak points or situations in order to prevent and/or reduce food contamination. ·         EU Council Directive 97/48/EC on testing of food contact plastics for chemical migration. ·         EU Council Directive 90/1...

CWS-Boco Italia Spa: your one-stop-shop for professional hygiene solutions

...d into the building. “To ensure that the matting is always in top condition and is performing, CWS provides a barrier matting rental and washing service that entails the collection of the dirty matting, which is replaced with a clean mat of identical shape, colour and size, at predetermined intervals. The dirty carpet is put through an i...

Conference: Minimum environmental criteria hospital: the prospects for cleaning sector

...ent of FARE Lidia Capparelli, Green Public Procurement of Consip Riccardo Rifici, Italian Ministry of Environment Stand AfidampFED (Pavilion III)

Organic products

14:00 – 15:30 - Organic products in professional cleaning: terminology and uses of biological detergents and probiotics Speakers: Gaetano Privitera, Simpios Pier Sante Testi, BioFuture Stand AfidampFED (Pavilion III)

Fimap’s Genie XS – so maneouvreable that cleaning becomes like a dance

...nce at the end of the shift ensures that maintenance is performed regularly, as it only takes a few minutes,” said Luca. “And when not in use, the machine can be stored anywhere – even in the smallest cleaning cupboard, thanks to its compact dimensions. “With materials such as aluminium for the base and chassis, Genie X...

TVH: Offering 21 million different items!

... such as Tennant, Hako, Nilfisk, PowerBoss, Dulevo, Karcher, RCM, Comac, American Lincoln, Alto and Minuteman, to name but a few. T: +32 56 43 42 11 E: W: www.tvh.com ...

Kaivac's OmniFlex AutoVac

...system for washrooms (the company's Marc Ferguson is seen here in yet another a stand demo) was a nominated finalist for their OmniFlex AutoVac with Lithium-Ion smart battery technology. This new cordless system can clean up to 20,000sq.ft/hr, faster than most comparable traditional automatic scrubbers.[TRIMTO] The initial price of the AutoV...

BCC agrees to join European Federation of Cleaning Industries

...and decision making in the EU and means we can be one step ahead of any regulations that might be coming our way. www.britishcleaningcouncil.org ...

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...is easy and that people don’t need to be trained, need to think again! What caused me to reminisce about my early days in the industry? Rumours that Staples Disposables was being sold. I’ve just spoken to Andrew Staples, the managing director of the company, who assures me that it will be very much ‘business as usual’ for...

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...despair that we’ve forgotten to write about you, but keep an eye out for your coverage over coming weeks. We certainly discovered some great products on our trip and are looking forward to learning what our readers think about them... While thinking back over my time in Verona, I recalled just how good all the cleaners’ English is (o...

New BSI Standard aims to improve quality of pest management services across Europe

...ommendations and basic competences on how to facilitate the delivery of a high-quality service that minimises risks to human health and potential negative impacts on the environment. The new Standard details a professional approach to pest management service delivery, including best practice procedures for assessment, recommendation and executio...

Joint venture between Sutter Professional and Northwood Hygiene: further news

...is the supply of the concentrate in a water-soluble packaging, which will make dosing simple and eliminate the need for users to come into physical contact with the concentrate. The Zero plant-based 'natural force' range, (pictured) is likely to be another winner. In case you're unfamiliar with the privately owned Northwood Group, it also has...

It's 'London calling' for Soluclean

...ill be showcasing its award-winning and now European Eco Labelled accredited products at the forthcoming FM Show at Excel on stand N980. Eco-friendly, water-soluble cleaning products are beginning to capture the imagination of the cleaning industry, says Soluclean, a pioneer of the technology - and following on from the successful implementation...

ISSA 'Excellent Idea' contest seeks solution guru

...e Address at 13:00 on 23rd October, at ISSA/Interclean North America 2015 and the ISSA Convention Seminars, which run from October 20th - 23rd in Las Vegas, NV, USA.[TRIMTO] "Whether cleaning professionals have executed the solution or want to propose it to top management, this is their chance to have a well-known business leader back their best...

Barbadian food hygiene standards to improve thanks to new government initiative

...o those lucky enough to be holidaying or conducting business in Barbados in future... the Barbadian Ministry of Health is launch an initiative next week aimed at promoting food hygiene and safety in the island's restaurant sector. The Food Hygiene Award Programme will be initially launched in restaurants on the south coast in the catchment area ...

Emprise shows its charitable side to help vulnerable people find work

...n I heard Maria being interviewed on Jeremy Vine's radio programme I was both so impressed and determined for us to find a way to help. Suited & Booted really do make a difference to people's lives. Wearing a suit can change the way you feel about yourself and improve self-esteem, so it made perfect sense to us to donate the clothing so other p...

Genuine Sebo vacuum cleaner bags will guarantee a good clean

...antee and keeps your machine working safely and effectively. Genuine bags guarantee quality vacuuming so it's important to watch out for imitation bags which are disguised to look the same. The genuine bags will fill right to the top saving you money on replacing them. Sebo bags, for example, have a three-layer construction where the inner layer...

New twin-linked polymer elevates performance of zinc-free formulae

... consciousness and regulations continue to grow, organisations and institutions increasingly are eliminating use of zinc-based floorcare products," says Rick Sandford, general manager of Omnova's global coating specialties business. "Mor-Glo Ultra G resin has been designed to make sure our floorcare customers can support the market shift from zi...

Staples Disposables’ ‘Away From Home’ divisions to be taken over

...thin the catering, hygiene & wet wipe divisions. Products include centrefeed rolls, jumbo & mini jumbo toilet tissue, hygiene rolls, all napkin and associated products. “Staples Disposables will continue to work alongside our partners for the foreseeable future.” Andrew says that from 19th June orders should be made vi...

CMS Berlin: a veritable 'who's who'

...us will be on ‘People and the Market’. With this choice of topic the conference will examine the two decisive components that have a significant influence on commercial enterprises in the cleaning industry. Leading figures from the cleaning sector around the world, from Europe, the US, South Africa, India and China, will be discussing c...

Pulire 2015 closes with a triple plus sign...

... non-European countries, there was a significant attendance from the Middle East and the UAE, confirming again how this event offers the development of new opportunities. Delegates from Singapore and China attended the event, while overseas leaders in terms of visitor representation were the US, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Mexico. Some 40.7% of...

BSCAI announces enhancements to CBSE and RBSM designation programmes

...red exam at their convenience. The exam is timed and results are available much more rapidly. Re-examinations are also available online ( www.learninglibrary.com ) In addition to applying for the online examination, those studying for their designation will also have access to the seven updated volumes electronically via computers and tablets. "...

CHSA signs up as a Silver Sponsor of Golden Service Awards

... and information and advocating on their behalf," continues Stephen. "Our programme is to include seminars and promotional activities targeted directly at buyers of cleaning products in a range of industry sectors." As well as representing its members' interests the CHSA has established and is driving forward the Manufacturing Standards Accredit...

Facilities Show 2015 digital preview is now live

The digital event guide for the upcoming Facilities Show is now available. The guide lists all exhibitors participating at the event, along with a full programme of speakers, theatres and the not-to-be-missed activity taking place across the show floor.[TRIMTO] The Facilities Show will take place at London's ExCeL from 16th - 18th June 2015. To download your copy of the guide, so you can start planning how to spend your time at the show, visit: www.edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk ...

Academia at its best

...students have logged an interest, it could be up to their Head Teacher/Year Head/Form Tutor to determine who would be the best fit, thus ensuring the people who gain benefit will be those who the school deem to be most in need,” says Ollie. The general flow of the students time spent immersed in the company is: Day 1 – General...

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...squo;s what you do with it that counts’ and the newspaper reports all cite the moving of contaminants from one surface to another. As anyone with any cleaning savvy will tell you, these wipes are meant for one use only and are not designed for wiping multiple surfaces! Finally, last week we promised you further breaking news… The ...

Anyone who has a floor: new Floorcare product range leaflet from Greyland

...not go. A point to note is the extended shelf life that each and every one of these products has: a minimum of One Year, with the sole proviso that they are stored away from extremes of temperature. And because Greyland deliver an order within 4 days, no need to worry about your own or your customers storage space, Greyland will get it to you on...

IPAC poster demonstrates Canadian 'Four Moments Hand Hygiene' guidelines better than WHO's

...ganisation guidelines, against the number of opportunities for hand cleaning when following Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care guidelines. The results, which show that the WHO guidelines aren't as thorough, will be represented in a poster presentation at the upcoming 2015 IPAC Canada national conference, June 15th - 16th, in Victoria,...

Flynas sets new inflight safety standards to tackle MERS

...spokesperson Mrs Eman Yusuf, in-flight services and on-board product manager, says: "Flynas is determined to help protect everyone on board. Flynas will use the special wet wipes and sprays to disinfect all surface areas on board the aircraft. We make passenger safety a top priority and using Virus Guard will reassure them we are doing all we can t...

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...e to be courteous of co-workers' needs (i.e. “a colleague with severe allergies or an overwhelming fear of dogs won't be comfortable around the best-behaved canine,” and "behaviours you find cute may not be well received by co-workers.") Quite. It also suggests placing a plastic mat under food/drink bowls to prevent carpet sta...

Employers face headache to fill key roles as three in four report recruitment difficulties

... workforce in the long-term. The survey of 520 UK-based Human Resource professionals, which examines resourcing and talent planning strategies across private, public and voluntary sector organisations, found that while nearly half (45%) of respondents are making efforts to develop more talent in-house, almost three-quarters (74%) continue to r...

eSack gets stronger

...rtable integrated dispenser in the range, eSack is making the messy flat packed systems that have dominated the market for the past 30 years a thing of the past. The sacks are non-gusseted and leak-proof, meaning they are very hygienic. The large capacity rolls minimise the time refilling the dispenser. As well as being hygienic and efficient, t...

CAM Specialist Support launches new company CAM Abseiling to deliver dedicated rope access services

...atility and unobtrusive nature of these systems, meaning that our rope access team can proceed with minimum impact on structure and surroundings, often getting the job done at a fraction of the cost compared with scaffolding or MEWPs." With more than 25 years' experience in the cleaning and building maintenance industries, the group has built up...

Hygie Canada named ‘Company of the Year’ and brings home prize for innovation & technology

...ognition programme created by the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de la Rive-Sud. The Dominique-Rollin Gala celebrates businesses that have distinguished themselves over the past year. A total of 12 prizes were awarded. "We are honoured by these prizes," said Éric Tanguay, Hygie Canada president. "They recognise our team...

Morclean’s cleverly-designed ‘BlueBox’ now available!

...terceptor. It's designed to provide an alternative to costly and inconvenient groundworks and to eliminate the need for excavation so that the necessary interceptors and tanks can be installed. It can be used with the Morclean wash pad, or your own wash pad, together with wherever water is discharged to a mains foul drain. This is the back...

So much more than cleaning...

...him but the fact that he kept on winning awards, year after year, meant that he was uppermost in my mind when some associates of mine needed a real professional to get to grips with a seriously grubby carpet. Chris was keen to oblige and as the job was local to me I went along to observe. I knew that despite having qualified as a carpet clean...

Finalists announced for the 2015 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

...ng process involves site visits for the majority of the awards and these will take place over the coming weeks. The delighted finalists, who are from 46 companies listed here in alphabetical order, are: ·         Aramark ·         Brayborne Faci...

Behaviour change - improving health & safety performance

...he belief that everything will be OK seems to be inherent in most of us. This potentially dangerous mind-set can be changed though... A two-day course, delivered by HSL psychologists, will provide you with an understanding as to why workers take risks, covering the many factors that influence behaviour. It will also highlight the strengths an...

New OneVue differential pressure sensors enhance safety in healthcare environments

...ntrol due to concerns such as the Middle East Respiratory System virus, the Ebola outbreak and contamination from construction or renovation projects, Primex Wireless has announced the introduction of its new PrimexIAQ Series Differential Pressure Sensors.[TRIMTO] The wireless indoor air quality sensors, which are centrally managed via the cloud...

Eco-friendly cleaning and developing markets spur growth of ingredients in cleaning applications

...cast to post the strongest growth of almost 13% over the same time-span. The household segment dominates in all regions; however, in mature markets like Europe and the US, the industrial and institutional (I&I) segment has a relatively higher share compared to other regions. Laundry care applications are the key for ingredients consumption a...

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... why I applaud (in particular) the contractors who opt to pay their cleaners more than the National Minimum Wage decrees that they should. I’ve always thought about the cleaners in the past. They do what can be a really unpleasant job that few of us would choose to do and they tend to be ignored by those who happen to be using the area b...

Working through the heatwave

...alent maximum temperature. So Office Genie has put together its own guidelines and advice to remind employers as to how they might ‘beat the heat’. Peter Ames, Head of Operations at Office Genie says: “We’re on the brink of a heatwave and the legal obligations for workplace temperatures are opaque. I...

Cold Jet launches enhanced Aero Series of dry ice blast cleaning machines

...revents clogging; radial feeder to provide smooth cleaning performance; and aerodynamic fittings to minimise air requirements. In addition to the standard benefits, the mid-level Aero 40FP and top-of-the-line Aero 80FP systems offer full range of pressure (FP); increased feed rates; compatibility with larger blast hoses and more innovative appli...

IFMA's World Workplace 2015 in Denver takes centre stage after record Facility Fusion attendance

...invited to arrive in the Mile High City early to take full advantage of a wide variety of FM programming opportunities, including the unique access offered by IFMA's famous facility tours and the informative Deeper Dive sessions, both scheduled for 6th October. IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognised international association for ...

Brayborne Facilities Services demonstrates sector leadership by making commitment to Living Wage

... has demonstrated sector leadership by making a commitment to the Living Wage for its staff and becoming a Recognised Service Provider. In a sector that has often seen poor pay and conditions, Brayborne is actively securing the support of all its clients to meet its objectives in paying a fair wage for a fair day's work. The Living Wage campaign...

Kiam 80 and 100 litre triple motor wet & dry vacuum cleaners are proving popular

...W for less demanding jobs. And being both a wet & dry vacuum machine; each can be used for vacuuming the warehouse or garage, as well as for picking up spillages, or to just suck water and sludge directly. The drum is made from stainless steel and is secured on a robust chassis, with two large rear wheels and two front castor wheels for exce...

Wearable monitoring system dramatically improves handwashing by healthcare workers

...ing hand-hygiene behaviours and implementing performance-based interventions. "It's all about forming a habit. Once caregivers get used to the system, they're eager and excited to see their results posted at the end of each week," says Dr. Javier Reyes Mar, head of epidemiologic surveillance at Medica Sur Hospital in Mexico City, Mexico, a site ...

Vax advanced deep cleaning system improves productivity

...r - the latest addition to the Vax Commercial portfolio and one the company says is its 'best-performing' machine so far. Designed to make it quicker and easier for you to achieve professional results, the all in one VCW-06 will give you really clean carpets - fast. The rotating brush bar loosens and lifts the visible stains whilst also dealing ...

Soluclean - now EU EcoLabel accredited too!

...lean range of pre-dosed sachets with the company's reusable trigger spray bottles, you are not only minimising the disposal of plastics to landfill but reducing the number of vehicles on the road that cause pollution and damage. The water-soluble sachets fit the growing requirement for 'easy to use' cleaning products in as much as they eliminate...

Emprise announces Management Buy Out

... business some 28 years ago, will continue as a non-executive director. LDC will continue as a minority shareholder. Bank funding has been provided by RBS. “This is a very exciting time for the business,” said Mark Beadle (pictured), Emprise’s chief executive. “We have assembled a great management team and we are d...

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...oth the London Living Wage and those contractors who pay their cleaners over and above the National Minimum Wage, I was aware that the Chancellor was likely to announce in yesterday’s budget a cut in working tax credits and I called for a fairer pay rate for everyone, so we as taxpayers would no longer have to subsidise firms that could well ...

Franciscan monastery in Pankow is all spruced up with professional support

...in Pankow has been cleaned professionally. Over two days in June, employees working in sales, administration and service at the cleaning machine manufacturer Hako, worked together in polishing the building and outdoor facilities of the monastery to a shine, helping out in the soup kitchen and maintaining machines. "We are basically neighbour...

Survey shows unclean toilets carry consequences for UAE business owners

...eriences create damaging and lasting impressions that make it hard for businesses to recover in the minds of consumers," says Jon Dommisse, director of global marketing and strategic development for Bradley Corporation. "Regular cleaning and stocking, offering easy-to-use touch-free fixtures, and creating a welcoming environment can help ensure ...

Frosch natural cleaning products to enter US market

...washing Liquid Pomegranate Dishwashing Liquid Baking Soda Dishwashing Liquid Sensitive Provitamin (Unscented) Dishwashing Liquid PH Neutral Universal Cleaner Lavender Universal Cleaner Baking Soda All Purpose Cleaner Spray Bio Spirit Glass Cleaner Spray Grapefruit Kitchen Cleaner Spray Lemon Shower and Bathroom Cleaner Spray Lem...

CHSA launches Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme to increase access to higher education

... of 'candidates' will be interviewed by the judging panel. The successful applicant will be determined, able and committed to contributing to their local community. The criteria the judging panel will be looking for include such topics as need, worthiness, endeavour and overall impression. The employees of CHSA members work hard and this Sche...

Leverstock Green Lawn Tennis Club: clearly doing something right!

... BBC article about its success at attracting girls of all ages into coaching. The Tennis Club is 'coming of age' as its membership expands and the club facilities evolve. The club was founded back in 1961 by Herbert Secretan, the club's first life president, who donated the land for the club in memory of his daughter Fleur, who had been a keen t...

Vestex protective attire addresses healthcare uniform contamination concerns

... fabric, and it is claimed to be the only daily use protective fabric proven to reduce harmful contaminants on the fabric in a hospital setting. "Clinical evidence of contaminated healthcare attire continues to grow, strengthening the case that patients and healthcare workers deserve a safer environment," states Uncas Ben B. Favret III, founder ...

RAS promotes World Toilet Day Commemoration Fund

...assistance and mentoring and outstanding preschools, schools, teachers, staff and students can be nominated for the LOO (Let's Observe Ourselves) Awards. Preschools and schools must complete a minimum of one activity or event in October or November; suggested activities or events include: 1. Cleaning attendants' appreciation - C...

Despite low brand loyalty, wipe sales grow faster than overall I&I cleaning market in 2014

...nvironmental Protection Agency's 'Wiper Rule'. Now that reusable, laundered cloths and solvent-contaminated disposable wipes are subject to the same regulations, it is expected to lead to increased future sales for wipes in various industrial and commercial end-use segments, says Kline. To understand the market from the end user's perspective, K...

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...% will ignore dashboard warning lights! The survey also found that 17.5% wouldn’t report minor damage to their employer and I find this the most worrying trait as I feel it’s a betrayal of trust not to do so. If you’re responsible for someone else’s property and it gets damaged, surely you’d report it? If I found ...

Important changes at the British Cleaning Council

...ich allows local authorities and other organisations to identify that window cleaners have acquired minimum standards to practice, is becoming increasingly important in the procurement process in their sector. There was a presentation from Tracy Hamilton and Norma Naismith, from the Health & Safety Executive, who told members about the work ...

Portable toilet ascends New York's construction sites

...te a New York portable toilet rental that would offer a first-class porta-potty experience while eliminating job site accidents and this is exactly what he did. The Safety Head is not only in high demand throughout New York; it is said to be one of the most pioneering construction portable toilets designed. Its versatility allows it to be placed vi...

Clean Hands Safe Hands receives US Patent for hand hygiene technology

...rd winning hand hygiene monitoring system has received a US patent for its Natural Language Voice Reminder and its variable detection range technology, which in a year-long peer reviewed clinical research study, demonstrated the ability to improve hand hygiene by more than 400%. Clean Hands Safe Hands, helps reduce the spread of infections by pr...

Congratulations Morclean: 'Green World Ambassador 2015'!

...battery driven bin wash machine - in a competition that saw it pitted against more than 500 other nominations.[TRIMTO] "Having been presented with this award as Green World Ambassador 2015, we were able to represent ourselves and our country in this global initiative," explains marketing assistant Jodie Blackburn. "The Award was presented in...

Tork is headline sponsor of 2015 Loo of the Year Awards

...ely with the Awards team during 2015 and maintaining a high profile at the event." Entries and nominations for the 60 award categories can be made via the website at www.loo.co.uk until 31st July. Entries are accepted from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. The 2015 Loo of the Year Awards cerem...

University praises "exceptional" support from Lanes Group to resolve sewage pump failure

...n said the Lanes team's rapid response helped make sure the drainage pump failure was resolved with minimum disruption to everyday activity. Ian Parker, contract manager for Norland Managed Services, which manages the campus site for the university, said Lanes Group's response was "exceptional." He added: "They played an important role, along...

"Fair deal for cleaners makes business sense for our industry," says Nviro

...ove £9.00 by 2020, but warns that adopting the 'Living Wage' label and retaining the National Minimum Wage (£6.70 from 1st October) has caused confusion. Welcome though the increase was, the Government's new NLW was still below the majority of the market rates in the South of England, where Nviro operates. Another concern was that so...

SNG Commercial expands its Professional product range

...ims to have a low carbon footprint from recyclable packaging that maximises its space to high-performing products that allow consumers to achieve great results even on economy programmes and short cycles. T: 0800 098 8065 E: W: www.sngltd.co.uk ...

New high performance sweeping attachment: The Sweepertec

...h element is claimed to have 45% more bristle than the leading competitor, making it the best performing simple push/pull yard sweeper on the market. Highly durable - with no moving parts to break, it is constructed using a galvanised heavy gauge steel frame. The hot dip galvanised coating is to protect the attachment from the extremely corrosiv...

ACI study shows detergent manufacturers safely, effectively using enzymes in the workplace

... study, which appeared in the peer-reviewed Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene, examined procedures put in place at approximately 100 manufacturing facilities around the world, where enzymes are used to help formulate detergent products. Knowing that properly controlling occupational exposure to enzymes is a necessity, enzyme an...

Vavea specifies Gast Group diaphragm pump for low maintenance Aeropulse atomiser

...nt flow of air and thus achieve the best possible atomisation of liquids. As Vavea co-founders Dominique Balencie and Bruno Gual explain, the reason for entrusting the Gast Group with such an integral part of the product's makeup is that Gast pumps are already used in similar applications: "Vavea was looking for a reliable pump unit that was lig...

Popular family-friendly cleaning event returns to Wicksteed Park this September

...of machinery in action. Image: Dri Fusion will be exhibiting There will also be a number of seminars held throughout the day. Speakers from a wide range of relevant fields will be giving presentations on a number of subjects. From the technical aspects of cleaning, to marketing and improving your business, there will be valuable advice from s...

Cleaning contractor features in HSE's latest health & safety case study video

... that you always seem to miss out on the best tenders, watching this video could be four and a half minutes well spent! www.hse.gov.uk ...

CIRI's Spring 2016 Science & Research Symposium: first call for papers

...s, discussions, and breakout sessions. It may include an additional one - two days for training, examination and certification on field practices and business applications of The Clean Standard. Updates on The Clean Standard - developed by the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) and CIRI to define measurable targets for better, heal...

Why do clients buy services from facilities management companies?

...s so effectively reflects the Facilities industry, where too much of our time focuses on measurable minutiae. We specify how often spaces must be cleaned, what chemicals will be used, which qualifications staff must have to operate equipment, together with a million and one other elements that make up both an ITT and the final contract. "Convers...

Worries rise over outbreaks of Avian Flu in West Africa

...ard' - which looks at where infected animals have been sold or moved to - and 'trace backward' - examining where infected animals were purchased or where they came from - to find sources with the ultimate goal of halting continuous virus introduction or further spread. The agency believes that although quality vaccines are available, the vaccina...

UK government agrees high level principles for stewardship regime for rodenticides

...ractice in the control of rodent populations as part of an integrated pest management system, while minimising resistance build-up and secondary poisoning in non-target species Delivering key benefits such as: governance of the supply chain, which gives governance over and provides the driver for later stages a competent workforce capable...

Manual cleaning 'not a Goa' says Indian tourism minister

...ning in the future. Talking to a Times of India reporter at Calangute beach on Sunday, tourism minister Dilip Parulekar, along with Calangute MLA Michael Lobo and tourism director Ameya Abhyankar, said that they wanted to introduce mechanised beach cleaning from the beginning of the last season but had not done so due to opposition from some q...

Vacuum cleaner accessories manufacturer Wessel-Werk introduces new nozzles at IFA 2015

...ion of nozzles for energy saving vacuum cleaners according to EU Energy Regulation 2017, at the upcoming Berlin trade fair IFA 2015. The RD 278 and RD 297 universal floor nozzles, and the CN 250 crevice nozzle, are said to set new standards in performance, ergonomics and noise reduction. These products already meet the requirements of the EU ene...

Leader

...ndle contracts that the clients consider to be problematical. Although the article is aimed predominantly at the construction sector, it could so easily have been written for contractors providing cleaning and facilities management services. In it, Andy suggests that while people tend to expect the contract manager to overcome any issues that th...

Eco-friendly cleaning and developing markets spur growth of ingredients in cleaning applications

...ecast to post the strongest growth of almost 13% over the same timespan. The household segment dominates in all regions; however, in mature markets like Europe and the US, the industrial and institutional (I&I) segment has a relatively higher share compared to other regions. Laundry care applications are the key for ingredients consumption a...

Tissue World Jakarta preliminary agenda announced

...histicated marketing plans to cultivate green consumption habits among end users For a full preliminary agenda: www.tissueworld.com T: +65-6592-0888 ext 886 E: W: www.tissueworld.com ...

FSC certification yields financial benefits for tropical forest businesses, shows WWF report

...c impacts of FSC certification on forest operators' report, found that on average, the companies examined earned an extra US.80 for every cubic metre of FSC-certified roundwood or equivalent, over and above costs associated with certification. The Net Present Value of the decision to pursue FSC was, on average, .69 per cubic metre of roundwood ...

MRSA epidemic fuelling antibiotic resistance

...hygiene; the screening of high-risk patients upon admission along with isolation; thoroughly decontaminating the environment, and equipment and implementing a good antibiotic stewardship programme - moves that should be adhered to in every country as this is, after all, a problem for all of us. She writes: "The ongoing MRSA epidemic is fuelling ...

Leader

... farewell so we can take our annual Summer breaks. As I have several festivals booked in over the coming few weeks, I’m hoping that the weather dries up, since camping in sodden fields doesn’t have the appeal that outdoor living in the sunshine has, since even my favoured compost loos can take on the appearance of the trashed public was...

UK show debut for Citymaster 1600

...g and waste management professionals. Visitors to the Hako stand at RWM (September 15th -17th at Birmingham's NEC) will be able to get a close up look at the first Citymaster 1600 Citycleaner to arrive in the country and discover why it's already creating something of a stir in the municipal arena.[TRIMTO] "Ahead of its official launch we've alr...

Study finds important gaps in evidence for best methods for cleaning hospital rooms

...p and compare the various ways of cleaning these surfaces and monitoring their cleanliness, to determine which are the most effective in driving down the rate of hospital-acquired infections." While studies examining HAIs have increased over the last 15 years, infections acquired in the hospital remain a leading cause of death and morbidity. Hun...

The future of Europe is circular...

...d more people, namely, that the population is increasing while our energy and raw materials are becoming ever scarcer. At present, we mainly process expensive raw materials into products that we later discard. This leads to capital destruction on a large scale. In a circular economy, residual products form the raw materials for new production proce...

Fewer than half of businesses believe they have a duty of care to employee health

...ortant as striving for new business and growth. Burnt out, poorly treated employees will end up becoming detrimental in the long run, so employers need to ensure they allocate sufficient resource to cater to the full spectrum of employee needs." To obtain a free copy of Morgan Redwood's 'Wellbeing and Business Performance' Report, follow on Twit...

Collaboration will boost production of EDLC carbon-based aluminum batteries

...eement with Zhejiang EGE Battery Manufacturing to jointly develop, market, and sell carbon based aluminum batteries. The batteries, using Tantech's Electric Double-Layer Capacitor carbon material for the cathode, is expected to offer a safe, easy-charging, long-lasting and eco-friendly alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today....

Hygiene practices have helped keep Ebola out of the classroom

...of the year after a months'-long delay caused by the virus. In Liberia, two schools were decontaminated as a precaution following the death of a student in June 2015 and the infection of another in July 2015. The protocols, developed by UNICEF and its partners, include taking the temperature of children and staff at the school gate and insta...

Disposables UK's Bay West spearheads European expansion

...udes a two-ply and a three-ply toilet tissue, as well as a two-ply hand towel roll, which are all laminated and micro-embossed using Disposables UK's new state-of-the-art production line at its manufacturing site in Huddersfield. Disposables UK has also recently added a blue recycled hand towel to the range. The two-ply hand towel roll, made from f...

How a water-based residual surface modification technology could help protect the workplace

...t non-existent. The surface is modified at the mono-molecular level so that any microorganisms coming into contact with the treated surface will be killed. Testing has shown that the layer is capable of defending a surface for days. This is not to say that cleaning is not required, but that, even when the surface is cleaned with conventional det...

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...ve produced this issue while attending a huge electronics fair in Berlin and of course it’s reminded me that CMS Berlin is just a few weeks away. One of the subjects I’ve discussed while at the many cleaning shows I’ve attended over the years is the fact that the shows are set up in halls which are initially clean and that thos...

Ecolab to acquire select assets of Swisher Hygiene

...estaurants complements Ecolab's presence in national restaurant chains. "We look forward to welcoming Swisher Hygiene employees and customers to Ecolab, and growing with them as we work to make the world cleaner, safer and healthier." The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2015, subject to Swisher Hygiene stockholder ap...

Rosemor to launch new product range at CMS Berlin

...turers as the most effective and safe way to clean the steps and not damage the treads. The new illuminated stainless steel control panel is built to sustain substantial usage and prevent any issues that could have been caused by misuse. The machine is still mains operated; however, thanks to a new built-in battery, customers in emergency situat...

Global market study on HAI control: cleaning and sterilisation to witness highest growth by 2020

...the growth of the market that has emerged to fight the spread of HAIs. It says that North America dominates the global HAI market, with the US representing the largest market for HAI control in the North American region. This is due to technical advancements and more focus on improved healthcare facilities in the region. Asia is expected to experie...

Extraction cleaning - the power of powders

...actors and highly effective when dealing with heavily soiled carpets, leaving behind a fresh citrus-mint fragrance. But it is the formulation that makes it the company's best-selling powder. Time and effort has been spent blending its high-grade anionic and non-ionic surfactants. Buffered alkali builders assist the soil-breaking capability by...

Mitie helps Network Rail achieve Carbon Trust Standard for Waste

...to a range of ongoing initiatives, including employee training, waste roadshows, newsletters, waste minimisation strategy and targets, supply chain engagement, waste reduction during projects, and monthly tonnage reports compiled by Mitie that represent best practice in waste accounting. The waste management strategy and Carbon Trust certificati...

Sink or swim for industrial equipment: pH neutral rust remover saves equipment otherwise written-off

...oval solution. Designed for the immersion of steel based plant and machinery equipment, X-Rust 7 eliminates even the most severe rust in 24 hours. The solution is pH neutral, dilutes 1:10, is effective at room temperature and leaves a temporary protective coating after application. An inconspicuous killer, rust costs the global economy .2 ...

ISSA names new executive director and board members

...ity at such well-known companies as Frontenac, SMS Assist, Compass Group, Kimco, York Management, Gemini Industries, Ogden Allied, and Xerox. An Evans Scholar, he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1981 with a degree in economics and speech communications. He earned his MBA with an emphasis in finance and marketing from the University ...

CHSA audits 1,400 products in first half of 2015

..., while plastic sacks and cotton mops are not meeting the specifications given on the box. "Determined to beat these cheats and drive up standards in the industry, Accreditation Scheme members have supported the increased rigour that has been introduced to the inspection process. They want the difference between the value of the professional pro...

New document offers insights into benefits of integrated pest management strategy

...s lessening the impact on the environment, is proving to be more successful at treating bugs and vermin that have become resistant to traditional chemicals. T: 0207 549 0800 E: W: www.emprise.co.uk ...

Analysts predict smart antimicrobial coatings & surfaces market will reach US .3 billion

...s Systems, TiFiber and Vesteagen. The report acknowledges that today, smart antimicrobials are dominated by silver-based materials, although some smart antimicrobials based on photosynthesis are also widely available. The silver-based smart antimicrobials market will continue to grow, reaching US3 million by 2020, but will be hurt by the appe...

Principle Cleaning's growth leads to head office move

... to allow for a more efficient and enjoyable work environment. In an excellent location just 10 minutes from the City by tube, the new offices accommodate the growth of the business and provide an even stronger presence in London, making them well-placed for the company's clients' needs. Commenting on the move, Doug Cooke, Chief Executive Of...

CBI "crying wolf on living wage" says union

...s accusing the Confederation of British Industry of yet again "crying wolf" over the impact the incoming National Living Wage is likely to have on companies, just like it did when the National Minimum Wage was introduced. "When the national minimum wage was introduced, the CBI predicted that there would be substantial job losses but the number o...

Group to present new rail vehicle cleaning standard derived from practical experience

...g Group for Rail Vehicle Cleaning - Rail-Media Institute: VR 115 BMI, will be presenting at the upcoming CMS Berlin, a working standard that has been derived from practical experience. The VR 115 BMI quality management standard has been developed through collaboration between science and working practice. Following an intensive development proce...

OneStep cleaning system for swimming pools launched

OneStep, a new system for cleaning the bottom of swimming pools, has been launched by by Dr. Rauwald Reinigungssysteme off the back of a system initially developed for the environmentally-friendly and efficient cleaning of hard floor surfaces - especially porcelain stoneware tiles. The new, tenside-free cleaners, Pool A(alkaline) and Pool S (a...

ACI AG's new Fresh Wave IAQ gel eliminates unpleasant odours

...icals International AG's new Fresh Wave IAQ is a pH-neutral gel that effectively and permanently eliminates odours at the molecular level, replacing them with a pleasant and subtle fragrance.[TRIMTO] This odour eliminator is based on essential oils including those obtained from pine needles, aniseed, cloves, cedar wood and limes, and pure water....

Hako strengthens its presence in key region

...er process, we were delighted when the council placed their order for 10 machines which are now becoming a familiar sight across the city." The new Citymasters in operation in Newcastle City Centre aren't alone in the North East as the distinctive machines are becoming a familiar sight across the region. They are following a well-swept path 'up ...

Still some tickets available for next Thursday's BICSc Annual Awards 2015

...hroughout the evening. The event is being held at the Forest Of Arden Hotel and Country Club, Birmingham. To learn more or enquire about tickets: E: W: www.bics.org.uk ...

Contract Cleaning Market Report - UK 2015 - 2019 Analysis

...(GB) John Laing Integrated Services Kier Services Lancaster Cleaning & Services Mitie Minster Cleaning Services NIC Services Group OCS Group Rentokil Initial Resource Group Serco Group ServiceMaster Group Skanska Facilities Services Sodexo Facilities Management TC Facilities Management (TCFM) Turner Facilities Mana...

Vectair Systems on the way to green glory

...reenest companies, councils and communities.  Having competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, the company will be presented with the Green Apple trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation ceremony in the Houses of Parliament, London on 16th November. The company ...

Healthy Handwashing Survey results now in

...e that new strains that aren't covered by the flu vaccine and that strains that are mutating or becoming stronger. Most Americans believe they know how to protect themselves from flu, with 96% agreeing that hand washing is the best way to remove germs and avoid spreading them, 87% knowing that sneezing into the crook of their elbow reduces the r...

Humans vs. robots to reduce HAIs: environmental hygiene advocates warn against a 'singular' mindset

...l disinfection. The authors ask, "Can a robot clean a hospital room as well as a human?" They examine various facts by dissecting the question and answering some questions of their own. They write that, when used properly, a UV-C system is a tool capable of enhancing the disinfection process. But they contend that the manufacturers and marketers...

Minster Cleaning Services helps Southport Medical Centre to CQC inspection success

Minster Cleaning Services Lancashire has achieved more great feedback from a medical centre cleaning contract following the centre's first Care Quality Commission inspection. The cleaning team was asked to go in and do some additional work and checking to ensure that the visit went as smoothly as possible. Following this work and the inspectio...

SCA provides supplies and tips for keeping it clean during Papal events in Philadelphia

...ational Airport, the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter & Paul and the two Papal events on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Located outside all urinal areas, the stations will be equipped with SCA's Tork Premium Alcohol Foam Hand Sanitiser, which sanitises and disinfects hands quickly without water. When used properly, hand sanitiser is helpful in...

New at CMS Berlin:

...se as a standard paper towel, yet when they come into contact with water they dissolve within three minutes, just like toilet tissue. If these paper towels do find their way into the sewage system they reduce the risk of pipe blockages, thereby reducing maintenance costs. They are therefore ideal for use in transport systems and in facilities wi...

British Institute of Cleaning Science recognises industry achievers at glittering awards dinner

...st-class cuisine, as over 200 guests gathered at the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club in Birmingham for the BICSc Annual Awards. The black-tie event attracted cleaning and facilities management professionals from across the industry who enjoyed a memorable evening, which saw 11 awards presented to those who had maintained exceptionally h...

Silicon Valley waterless car wash company unveils campaign to save two billion gallons of water a year

...cles. All of the company's products are made with 100% plant-derived, biodegradable ingredients, eliminating the potential for toxic run off to find its way into storm drains and then rivers and oceans. A single bottle of Eco Green Auto Clean saves 300 gallons of water. T: 866-620-0453 E: W: www.ecogreenautocl...

New UV System offers advanced reporting and powerful performance against infections

...stem's smart data capabilities help do the heavy lifting to improve infection control processes and minimise workflow challenges so that UV can be seamlessly integrated into larger environmental infection control practices." The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's healthcare-associated infection prevalence survey found that on any gi...

New at CMS Berlin:

...th cleaning programmes, this machine is very easy to operate and has been designed with the user in mind. Its outstanding feature: the system monitors and validates the disinfection process, which cannot be interfered with externally, and can be followed in real time by means of a specially developed app. If, however, an error message is receive...

The 'family friendly' cleaning event - a big hit again this year!

...ntacts. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year." The 2015 Carnival also included a seminar programme, held alongside the exhibition throughout the day, and this year the spotlight was very much on marketing. Feedback from visitors last year indicated that they would like more information on sales & marketing at future events and,...

Loo of the Year Awards welcomes increased public toilet entries

...as well as functional facilities to meet all of their personal requirements. Hygienic services that minimise the risk of infection transfer whilst also saving energy continue to become more prevalent." Entrants are in the process of being advised of the Loo of the Year Award they achieved and National and UK Awards will be presented at the dayti...

Morclean on the way to green glory

...lowing previous success in 2014 and 2015 in the UK, Morclean competed against more than 500 other nominations in the International Green World Awards for Environmental Best Practice. Morclean's official New Zealand distributor is going to be collecting the trophy and certificate at a presentation ceremony in Christchurch, New Zealand, this month. ...

Serving the needs of a broader range of users

...spensers for conventional paper products and soap. The extended range includes matching waste and feminine hygiene bins, as well as well as elegant dispensers for facial tissues. The range comes in attractive black or white designs. In addition to enhanced usability, the range includes features to facilitate ease of installation and maintenance....

Prochem Europe: a real star!

...0s - and enjoyed great success with it in terms of ease of use and results achieved, and bearing in mind that the Chessington, Surrey-based company is just a short drive away, I decided to contact the company's Peta Tilley to ask if Prochem would be happy for me to trial and then write about a machine and how I'd got on with it. And after all, if t...

Margins remain under pressure in the UK contract cleaning market

...esearch, who has produced a new report on the sector which reflects the perceived impact of the incoming Living Wage. "It is a highly labour-intensive industry and the introduction of the Living Wage with incremental increases is bound to have an impact on the market in the medium term, probably leading to a combination of rising contract values...

Soapbox: Same road, different rules: what fleet drivers should know...

...s. But far worse, it could cost lives. These recent AA Drive Tech statistics serve as a timely reminder for businesses to regularly review their risk management systems to ensure their duty of care policies are up to date with current laws and regulations. It's not just best practice, it's a legal requirement companies can't afford to ignore. If...

Bright future for resource efficiency: as doors close on RWM 2015, the innovation continues

...th the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management. The event, from 15th to 17th September at Birmingham's NEC, provided a packed programme for its 13,000 visitors (subject to official auditing, currently being undertaken), with 700 leading exhibitor brands and over 70 seminar sessions from significant speakers. With a revised EU Circular Eco...

Lack of loos hikes up cleaning costs

.... To sign the petition calling for lorry drivers to be given clean, working facilities that meet minimum standards, visit: www.change.org www.facebook.com ...

Brightwell Dispensers launches new EcoMulti chemical dilution system

... range with the company’s patented dilution pin technology. The revolutionary wheel design eliminates the need for cumbersome metering tips, enabling installers to select up to 13 independent dilution ratios per chemical. EcoMulti is a flexible system allowing chemical cabinets to be installed on either side of the dispenser, with an alter...

New research reveals incorrect cleaning 'the major cause' of lack of legal floor compliance in wet leisure environments

... mention claim costs of tens of thousands of pounds. Bonasystems tested 379 floors alongside swimming pools, in showers and in changing rooms over the last two years. It used the pendulum test, which is designed to replicate a pedestrian heel strike at the point when most slips occur. Testing took place in various types of leisure facility, incl...

Twinkle Clean harnesses online technology and passes savings onto customers

...s founder, Robert Garritano, who says: "Our customers love it. We've been able to make savings on administrative costs and pass these savings on to our customers. It's taken our office staff some getting used to though as the phone doesn't ring as much now!"[TRIMTO] When asked what made the company develop the system, Robert explains: "Our admin...

Early accolade for latest addition to Hako range

...ious European accolade. The Citymaster 1600, seen at last week's RWM Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, has been certified and recommended by Germany's Aktion Gesunder Rucken (Campaign for Healthy Backs) and the Association of German Back Therapy Centres. The state-of-the-art sweeper impressed the highly respected organisations with its erg...

Want to do business in the Middle East?

...tality & Healthcare, Soft Services FM & Cleaning Contractors, and a Pest Control Workshop. Eminent speakers from various associated industries will present sessions and be part of the panel discussions at the event. The Excellence Awards - a one-of-a-kind concept that recognises and lauds 'The Difference Makers' in the housekeeping indus...

NEHAWU union backs UCT cleaning staff in outsourcing dispute

...ourcing companies." She says the group is urging management to stop outsourcing cleaning staff, claiming they are under-paid and ill-treated. NEHAWU's Luthando Nogcinisa has been calling for the university to address the workers' concerns, saying: "We welcome and we appreciate the support from the various groups at UCT, including the students an...

New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans Extend ABM's contract as Official Cleaning Partner

... Additionally, ABM's GreenCare programme will assist the Saints and Pelicans in doing their part to minimise impact on the environment through best-in-class sustainable cleaning practices. As part of the contract, ABM remains a corporate partner of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans. Charlotte Jensen-Murphy, ABM senior vice presi...

How clean is your computer?

... the desks tested were home to at least one item with very high levels of bacteria and surface contamination, which posed a risk of cross-contamination. These statistics may be shocking but by taking simple steps to regularly clean computer equipment, they can be avoided. Durable has a vast array of cleaning products that are ideal to keep compu...

New escalator cleaning system launched

...ystem is a low cost, one-person operational device that can clean an escalator in as little as five minutes. The system does not require power as it utilises the escalator's propulsion to generate the cleaning action. Launched last month at the Thai Clean Expo, it made a big impact with visitors.[TRIMTO] "As machine escalator cleaning is conside...

Registration now open for 2016 WFBSC congress in Tokyo

...eme of the congress is, 'Building Service Contractors: Services to create rich life' and we will examine and discuss the value of the building service industry," says Takao Ichinohe, president of the WFBSC and the Japan Building Maintenance Association (pictured). "Our industry represents a building space lifestyle and culture captured in such k...

2015-16 Free Local Authority WRAP Workshop dates announced

... for Local Authority waste & recycling officers in England. The workshops will take place in Birmingham city centre and the topics and dates are as follows: Approaches to Materials Sales - Wednesday 10th February 2016. This workshop aims to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills they need to enable them to maximise the financial b...

One third of employers say more staff are going into work despite being ill

Nearly a third of employers have reported an increase in people coming to work while they are ill, according to the annual Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development / Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey. The survey of nearly 600 employers finds that 31% have seen an increase in so-called 'presenteeism' in the last 12 months. It ...

Cromwell extends washroom range

... its washroom range with the introduction of a white LDPE saddle bag for the discreet disposal of feminine hygiene and other sanitary waste. Measuring 159mm (six inches) wide when open and 240mm (11 inches) in length, the sanitary bags fit most dispensing units for ease of use. Supplied block headed in 50s, the bags are packed 20 heads per carto...

Financial rewards for keeping Indian public health facilities clean

...ties, was the subject of a workshop held in Srinagar, India, last week. During the workshop, the Minister for Health & Medical Education, Chaudhary Lal Singh, asked delegates to dedicate themselves to improving cleanliness in public health facilities. He directed Health Department officers to follow protocols and processes to the letter ...

Inexpensive cleaning robots being developed to cater for growing market

...e map can be easily edited by a non-technical operator to indicate no-go zones. The robot will determine the most mathematically-efficient optimised path plan, regardless of the complexity of the floor plan, and execute that path plan while adapting for new, unmapped obstacles or people in the area. Accuracy and cost of a sensing system are key ...

Survey reveals 10% of Brits don't change underwear every day... personal hygiene takes a back seat to staying in bed once winter sets in

...Brits (33%) halving the amount of time they spend in the bathroom during the colder weather from 30 minutes to just 15 and a staggering 10% of adults admitting that they don't change their underwear every day.[TRIMTO] It's not just less time that is spent on personal hygiene in Winter, but less money too. The average monthly spend on personal hy...

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... fascination for me. One said an employer often pays differently according to the contract, i.e. minimum wage on one and living wage on another, and that the same company will offer career development under one contract but not under another. That concept had never occurred to me but thinking about it now, it makes sense, because some clients wi...

Bosch is launching full range of heavy duty tools for grounds maintenance crews

... to its Professional garden portfolio at the Saltex exhibition (4th and 5th November at the NEC, Birmingham). All products in the extended range offer a low vibration, low noise, low maintenance cost alternative to petrol-powered products and are likely to be a big hit with grounds maintenance crews. The full expanded range will now include ...

Reap the benefits of the One Fuelcard

...ur buck really is the name of the game for companies keen to keep their fleet management costs to a minimum, especially given the fact that recent research from globalpetrolprices.com placed the UK as the most expensive country on Earth in which to buy fuel," says group marketing manager at The Fuelcard People, Steve Clarke. "The report revealed...

Campaign launches to change behaviour towards chewing gum disposal

...efore, as The Chewing Gum Action Group launched its national campaign to reduce gum litter, transforming the dotted grey pavements on Oxford Street with brightly-coloured circles to highlight the significant amount of gum that is dropped. As this short BBC video shows ( www.bbc.co.uk ) representatives took to Oxford Street to circle every sing...

Much-needed campaign to improve cleaners' working conditions spearheaded by industry taskforce

...n writes: "Many workers do not have their employment rights upheld. They may be bullied or discriminated against by supervisors, experience problems obtaining their pay, have excessive workloads, and are not treated with dignity or respect. Often this can be linked to procurement practices which focus mainly on reducing cost and overlook the neg...

Steam clean the streets with Matrix

...lted in a high quality range of specialist cleaning equipment developed with chewing gum removal in mind. "The steam cleaning process for removing chewing gum has never been easier," says the company's sales director Mike Osiadacz. "By simply applying an environmentally friendly cleaning agent through the machine, the chewing gum removal is a...

Georgia-Pacific Professional unveils new innovations under new GP Pro brand name

...itment to standing behind the proven dependability of these solutions, putting facilities managers' minds at ease. Regardless of industry, today's facilities are under new and changing pressures such as more dense office spaces, an increased focus on hygiene compliance in the healthcare sector and high demand for a holistic dining experience by ...

Sodexo achieves ISO55001 for global asset management

...lobally and to clients in diverse segments ranging from corporate and healthcare, to manufacturing, mining and oil and gas. This was recognised at the end of 2014 when Sodexo became the first outsourcing company to win the Asset Management Achievement Award, given by the Institute of Asset Management to recognise excellence in the management of...

Two Gojo employees honoured as summit of Sustainability Changemakers

...tion, but to the community as well. Tom and Nicole, as well as the other area recipients, were nominated by their peers, supervisors and sustainability experts in Summit County. At Gojo, sustainability is an integral part of the company and is reflected in its 'Sustainable Ways of Working', which is the company's approach to implementing sust...

NewVoiceMedia helps Vax clean up at MCCF Awards

...s ceremony, the awards recognised winners chosen from hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated for the titles. With ContactWorld, built on the Salesforce platform, Britain's renowned floorcare brand has been able to offer its customer base a personalised experience, boosting first contact resolution to 87%, while improving employee ...

Entrance matting market set to be worth ,722.3 million by 2020

...s, and regulations are discussed in detail. The report acknowledges that entrance matting is becoming popular in the hospitality industry and at workplaces due to advantages such as the growing concern for safety and stringent regulations, saying: "The market for entrance matting is influenced by the increasing importance of safety at workpla...

The UK cleaning industry celebrates its best: Golden Service Awards 2015 Winners announced

...s Broxbourne, in Waltham Forest 11 Best Cleaned Premises in a Transport Hub Award: Mitie for Birmingham Airport 12 CHSA Hospitality Award: Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists for ESPA Spa at the Europe Hotel in Killarney 13 Best Cleaned Premises for Office areas below 250,000 sq.ft Award: Principle Cleaning Services for Taylor Wessing, New ...

Hako's new Combi 400 sweeper-scrubber sets standards

...ushes that require no additional tools, and a quick-view squeegee that enables the operator to make minor adjustments with the minimum of fuss. Other key features include: A powerful Kubota engine available in diesel or LPG 85-litre quick load hopper Ability to turn quickly and safely in aisles as narrow as 2.74m Optional side scrub a...

LooBlade - a toilet cleaning revolution

... Garry and his development partners have been working together for more than two years - brainstorming, sketching, modelling, testing and refining a design to replace the toilet brush. The core, patented technology in LooBlade was born out of the observation that using a brush to clean smooth surfaces and shift matter is inefficient and not fit f...

Next week's MECTW proudly launches 'Unsung City Cleaning Heroes' initiative

...ernational Cleaning & Hygiene Conference, which will include: - Gulf Laundrex - Linen Care Seminar: Gulf Laundrex will host a one-day workshop / seminar. The day will be packed with interactive sessions and bring together professionals in the laundry and dry-cleaning industry from the Gulf area and nearby countries to discuss the best practi...

A glutton for punishment?

...bottles and chewing gum from pavements. Electrically-driven, it runs silently, using a lengthy vacuuming nozzle to clear hard-to-reach pavement cracks and kerbsides. "We're confident that the Glutton machine will prove extremely effective at clearing litter from our streets," says Cllr Roger Gambba-Jones, portfolio holder for Waste Management. "...

Consumerism and hedonism display? "Absolute rubbish!" say the cleaners

...mess," says the museum's blurb on the discarded exhibit. "And if the party is a widespread state of mind that lasts a decade and becomes a whole chapter in Italian history, what's left once it's all over is a sorry sight indeed." This must have been just what the cleaners thought, when they came across the result: a work staging the scene after ...

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...ional early warning score system, disregard for infection control practices and unsafe patient streaming processes were all listed as having been inspected under the ‘safety’ aspect. The illustration here shows that only 26% of hospitals were considered ‘good’ and no doubt we’ll find out more about the part cleaning pl...

Green solvents market expected to reach billion, globally, by 2020

...re the prime markets supplementing the growth of the Asia-Pacific green solvents market owing to booming manufacturing sectors and favourable government initiatives. www.alliedmarketresearch.com ...

New medical waste-to-energy programme provides sustainable solution for biohazardous waste

...industries, has this week launched Bio-INergy; a sustainable solution for medical red bag (bio-contaminated) waste.[TRIMTO] One of the first of its kind in California, the Bio-INergy programme renders red bag medical waste into solid trash using a state-approved technology. That trash is then converted into energy and put back onto the electrica...

Public toilet pet peeves

...hoosing this as their number one pet peeve. Not surprisingly, women complained most about this. Coming up a close second with 25% is a wet seat. It seems too many people aren't cleaning up their sprinkle after a tinkle! Making it into the top three, a dirty bowl - with 19% not too happy with other people's mess! And the main culprits? Men compl...

Council's recycling sacks get a second life

...oor furniture and landscaping products." The environmental benefits of recycling plastic are becoming more important under the Circular Economy agenda: maximising reusable material, diverting waste from landfill and conserving resources. BPI Recycled Products is at the forefront of this having created the UK's largest polythene recycling infrast...

Recycling recognition awards open for entry

...f the Year, Design of a Waste Management Facility and Recycling Business of the Year. The awards culminate in a glittering awards ceremony, hosted by a high profile celebrity, at the five-star Landmark Hotel in London on 19th May 2016. "The Awards for Excellence ceremony is very impressive and boosts recognition for everyone involved," says Stev...

Polished to perfection

...tra High Speed) floor polishers, in combination with diamond pads, produce high-shine surfaces with minimal effort. Quite literally wiping the floor of 'old school' mop and bucket cleaning, UHS Floor Polishers are revolutionising the floorcare industry, cutting labour costs and producing excellent results. Traditionally hard floors, such as wood...

British Cleaning Council dismisses Ofsted claims that cleaning devalues apprenticeships

... It comes in the wake of a recent Ofsted report that criticised the quality of apprenticeships, claiming low level skills such as cleaning are potentially devaluing the apprenticeship brand.[TRIMTO] Mr Wilshaw was also critical of the government for failing to encourage more young people to take up apprenticeships in other sectors. But it's his ...

Office Bacteria Project - What's lurking on your desk?

...rew it away. It's important to work methodically and carefully to avoid accidental or cross-contamination. The lid of each Petri dish was opened momentarily and then closed, labelled and taped as soon as it had been inoculated. We also washed our hands after handling each sample to avoid contaminating swabs and to avoid anything nasty lingering ...

After the party a thorough cleaning: Citymaster 1600 acts as 'modern elf' in Dresden's summer nights

When the sun sets in Dresden and the enchanting street lights lined up along the River Elbe illuminate the streets from 'Kaethe-Kollwitz-Ufer' to 'Terrassenufer', where the world's largest fleet of paddle steamers is moored, on to the 'Altmarkt' and then further along on 'Augustusbruecke' and into the 'Neustadt', the already romantic city of Dres...

'Manual Handling for Assessors': HSL training course taking place in London next month

...l. This facilitates risk identification of key manual handling risk factors so that these can be eliminated or managed in the most cost effective way. The course will cover: Principles of manual handling Understanding injuries Common types of injuries Legal aspects Key risk factors Manual handling risk assessment (MAC and L23) P...

New acquisitions on three continents for Bunzl

...ecember 2014 was R.2 million (c.£14 million). Operating from a facility in the state of Minas Gerais with a sales office in Sao Paulo, this Brazilian business is principally engaged in the sale of a wide range of personal protection equipment to end user customers in the mining, construction and manufacturing sectors. Commenting on t...

CHSA Gala Ball 2016 - book your place now

...urse meal and the chance to dance the night away. Other entertainment will come in the form of 'The mind reader guy, Kennedy' who will also take on the role of Master of Ceremonies, roving magician Harry Robson who will be doing the rounds of the individual tables, ensuring guests are mesmerised at close quarters, and Chris Ryder, who will be movin...

Soapbox: Definitive Guideline on health & safety and corporate manslaughter offences

... is clear in presenting the business case for good health & safety. It will help to concentrate minds with the argument that it is better to prevent injury and ill health than face the costs associated with getting it wrong. "We fully support the principle underlying criminal sanctions set out in the guidelines, that is, penalties should ref...

Discover Stingray - a safe and simple way to clean indoor surfaces!

...iciency and safety - especially when working at height. Current tools and methods require time consuming rearranging of furniture and electrical equipment for safe access or to reach high or unusually positioned windows. Result - wasted time and increased risks and costs associated with the use of ladders and access equipment. Moreover, the nee...

'Down Under' discovers advantages of waste-to-energy

...with other raw materials and mixed with recirculation fluid in the MultiMix system. After this preliminary treatment, the mixture will be pumped into the largest of the five stainless-steel pre-storage tanks with a total volume of almost 700m3. Except for the loading of the input systems, the process is fully automated. The size of the pre-stora...

Collaboration and conference will improve science - and understanding - of cleaning

... and the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) have formed a public trust to develop and disseminate cleaning and restoration science. [TRIMTO] The collaboration of the leading US-based technical, certification and standards-writing organisations serving the cleaning and restoration industries will begin with a joint technical conference a...

Networking and innovation in The Netherlands

... educational conference and the new InnovationLab, are still being finalised, initiatives such as seminars on cutting-edge subjects like 'The Rise of the Robots' or topical industry issues such as 'Whether To Rent or Buy' are confirmed and timetabled. Particularly popular innovations from the previous edition of the show in 2014 - such as the Wo...

What's trending in FM in 2016 and beyond? Have your say in next Wednesday's industry debate

...nson, strategy and marketing director, Sodexo - Deborah Rowland, head of property asset management, Ministry of Justice Webinar places are limited. Register today at: www.facilitiesshow.com ...

Soapbox: Why British and Irish Hospitals have banned bleach

..., and is a risk assessment based approach. Fundamentally every chemical used is reviewed and a determination is made to see if there is an equally effective alternative that presents a lower overall risk to health & safety. In evaluating disinfectants used in UK hospitals, the NHS made a determination that an alternate to bleach based on Sodium...

When 'easy' is better...

... easy access to all internal components to reduce operator downtime and keep maintenance costs to a minimum. The Advanced Temperature Control system ensures the most constant temperature levels, reducing costs of fuel consumption without compromising on machine efficiency. The long life components and exclusive safety devices, such as Intelli...

Serenus Biotherapeutics brings Xenex disinfection robots to Africa to help battle pathogens including Ebola.

...tpatient surgery centres and skilled nursing facilities in the US, Canada and Europe. In a five minute disinfection cycle, it destroys contagious superbugs on surfaces through the use of high intensity pulsed xenon UV light. Designed for speed, effectiveness and ease of use, it enables hospital cleaning staff to efficiently integrate it into a ...

Toto Washlet sales top 40 million units globally

... to make the toilet bowl easier to clean. To create eWater+, Toto engineers use only the home's incoming water supply and the company's patented technological process. eWater+ is applied to the bowl after every flush and once every eight hours during non-use. It returns to its natural state within two hours. A pre-misting of plain water further enh...

StarStream: changing the way we use ultrasonic cleaning

...ototyped as a hand-held, portable device, StarStream generates a stream of cold water at 2.1 litres/min from a 10mm diameter circular nozzle, down through which an ultrasonic field is projected. The device creates bubble clouds that clean to a very high level, surfaces with which they come into contact - without any need for detergents or chemicals...

Paint packs power to kill bacteria

... on human intervention. "By continuing to kill MRSA and other bacteria, even after repeated contamination, Paint Shield offers hospitals and other facilities an important new tool to help in the fight against the spread of HAIs." The exclusive patented technology in Paint Shield represents the culmination of extensive research and collaborati...

ACI issues statement on FDA's antibacterial soaps ruling

...itute released the following statement in response to a final rule issued by the US Food and Drug Administration concerning consumer antibacterial soaps and washes: "Consumer antibacterial soaps and washes continue to be safe and effective products for millions of people every single day. Antibacterial soaps are critical to public health because...

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...n – and as successful as it already was, over the years it grew in size and stature, soon becoming THE association to join if you were to convince prospective clients that yours was a professional company and not one of the many ‘cowboy’ organisations that damage the industry’s reputation. I was sad to see it announced i...

Eastbourne cleaners shine at Business Awards

...ustomer Service category. The organisation employs eight members of staff who specialise in predominantly domestic cleaning in and around Eastbourne. "I am absolutely thrilled that my company was nominated and recognised in this category," says founder and director of TLC, Jules Anderson. "Taking care of our customers is absolutely imperative...

See the dramatic effects fragrance has on the way we feel

...r of The Museum of Feelings will change colour,based on the mood of New York City. The mood is determined using the sentiment of conversations by New Yorkers on Twitter, coupled with local news and trends including the weather, stock exchange fluctuations and flight delays. Visitors to The Museum of Feelings will first experience a responsive mo...

Workers at 15 US airports join pre-Thanksgiving Day nationwide fast for and union rights

...ng Day, members of the Service Employees National Union - including those that clean the airport terminals and aircraft, embarked on a 24-hour fast. The fast comes days after thousands of contract airport workers at the seven busiest US hubs went on strike to improve conditions. Elected officials along with community and clergy leaders joined th...

New waterless urinals can save washrooms 87,000 litres of water per unit a year

...mance. The distinctive green fragrance block that becomes paler during its life, acts as a visual reminder to operators that the cartridge may need replacing, although this is only an indicator. It is possible to install Aquanil alongside a traditional tank fed system, should operators wish for the urinal to have some water cleaning. The new ...

European tissue industry launches multilingual hand-hygiene hub

...ic. It houses the very latest studies, position papers and scientific consensus statement confirming that single use towels (including paper towels) offer an optimal level of hand drying hygiene. It also details their sustainability criteria and carries general industry news. Packed with facts and figures, the website features an upgraded si...

NuShield provides healthcare facilities with germ-fighting technology

NuShield, known for its LCD screen protection and glare-elimination technology, is providing a vital solution to healthcare facilities that are using mobile and stationary computer technology as part of their patient monitoring or electronic documentation system.[TRIMTO] A study in 2013 by the National Institutes of Health found that the use o...

Recycling & Recovery International Trade Fair to analyse circular economy from all perspectives

...RR organisers. "The production system based on a linear economy with a 'cradle to cradle' concept reminds us that sooner or later the resources available to us will be depleted and all of the machinery of our economy could collapse. "The circular economy has presented a possible solution to this collapse, in such a way that the products and resourc...

Brentford FC upgrades laundry

...d some problems of shrinkage when drying polyester kit. Now, loads can be dry in as little as three minutes and shrinkage is no longer a problem. "We are getting everything washed and dried much more quickly than before, which has made us more efficient and reduced the man-hours needed as well," says Bob Oteng. "Typically a wash is taking just 3...

Hydrophobic coatings market and surfaces forecast to 2023 examined in new research report

...s analysis, the focus is on self-cleaning, anti-corrosion and de-icing, but the researchers also examined the commercial applications for the closely related oleophobic and omniphobic materials. Opportunities discussed in this research include those on important new materials based on carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanoparticulate calcium carbonate...

Make budgets go further in 2016 with economy pallet trucks and other lifting equipment

...y pallet trucks and other lifting equipment can help set businesses on the path to success in the coming year, making the most of apparatus allowances and boosting the productivity of the workforce. "At Midland Pallet Trucks, the word 'economy' is not synonymous with low quality," says the company's director Phil Chesworth. "All of the products ...

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... leader, as I expressed my dismay at how quiet things seemed to have gone, with no official body seemingly interested in fighting the industry’s corner when it was attacked in the mainstream press. Ex-CSSA chairman Doug Cooke, CEO of Principle Cleaning Services, told me that around 40 people attended the meeting – a good turnout when...

Latex in carpets and rugs: the issues, by Derek Bolton

...the colder months of the year it was not unusual to see the secondary backings already parting (delaminating) from the primary backings on tufted carpets as they were being loaded on to the vans. An indication that delamination may have taken place within a carpet installation is the appearance of bubbling/rippling across the surface. On several...

Technology will become biggest challenge for facilities managers

...k Kirkham, director Service Works Group, Deborah Rowland, head of property asset management for the Ministry of Justice and Andrew Wilkinson, Sodexo's strategy and marketing director were joined by an audience of around 250 facilities managers. The FM experts discussed wide-ranging issues, which they believe will have the greatest impact on the fut...

CleanNZ calls for papers

...s offering solutions to running a successful business. The 2016 education programme will feature 40 minute case studies and presentations with plenty of take-outs for an audience of: Building service contractors Facilities managers Cleaners Retailers All others whose work involves cleaning and property maintenance/ services As the t...

Soapbox: flawed vacuum cleaner testing should be re-examined

...mples by up to 10%. There are also margins for error that a manufacturer can factor in so a plus or minus of 3% is quite feasible. If the manufacturer always opts to add this percentage of error in their favour, they can potentially lift their product up a band in terms of percentage pick up. So far, despite many companies claiming results that can...

CIRI's Spring 2016 Science & Research Symposium: second call for papers

...posiums will join forces with the first ever IICRC technical conference in this Sunday and Monday seminal event. Principal focus is on scientific research, R&D, applied technology and innovation. Continuing CIRI's successful research symposia in the past, CIRI & IICRC together invite proposals for topics and/or papers including the follo...

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...!   A letter in the Yorkshire Post last week highlighted a potential cause of cross-contamination in healthcare facilities. It was written by someone who had observed a simple action by a healthcare worker who thought she was complying with procedures but through lack of awareness may well have created problems that could have had a deva...

ISSA/Interclean calls for entries for the Amsterdam Innovation Awards

...mplete the online application by 24th January - which is only a few weeks from now. The Awards nominees and winners will enjoy full coverage and attention of the global media - something that has been found to be very beneficial by previous winners, especially when the product is also aimed at new market areas. Additionally this year, the new...

Lancashire faces cuts in refuse collections and street cleaning

...ration and efficiency, but said that talks were taking place with town and parish councils over assuming control for some services. www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk ...

Regular Cleaning differentiates itself from the competition with CIMS certification

...t could offer our business," says Terry Carrigan. "As well as improving operational efficiency, becoming certified with honours demonstrates our commitment to quality and service excellence to our clients, which differentiates us from the competition. "We don't want to be like all the other cleaning companies, we want to be like our customers a...

Van drivers face increasing dangers

Van operators must remind their drivers of the increased dangers of winter driving, according to The Fuelcard People. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager, has commented upon a joint publication from the Department of Transport and the National Office for Statistics, modelling the impact of the weather on road casualty statistics. He says: "C...

Vectair Systems honoured as International Green World Ambassador

...ble and the dispenser is 100% recyclable. Vectair Systems competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice. As a result of this success, Vectair is having its winning paper published in The Green Book, the world's only annual work of reference on environmental best practice that is distri...

Patients at increased risk of infection as Elisabeth Bruyere cuts 30 cleaners

...nsure the safety of our patients," he said. "It is difficult, but we are doing it," he said, claiming that despite the hospital was continuing to provide high quality care and to keep hospital infection rates below the provincial average but adding that with further cuts, this record would not continue... "Future years of 0% cost of living for a...

Cleaning up the detergents industry by sustainable development

... & Emulsifiers Workshop II: Reducing Environmental Impacts The summit materials (including seminar proceedings and workshop packs) are now available for a fee. The second edition will be hosted in Paris in November 2016. To request details: T: (44) 208 567 0788 E: W: www.sustainablecleaningsummit.com ...

Sweeping forward with new innovation

...achment cannot operate. The 120cm unit was designed with narrow warehouse aisles and pathways in mind - but of course will operate equally well in any situation where the 200cm unit will not fit. With the 120cm version, customers can continue to sweep at industry level standards in situations where the 200cm is not viable. Brushtec tells us i...

Cleaning staff have the WOW factor!

...m for our cleaners to gain the recognition they deserve and further encourage high standards." Nominations are independently judged by The WOW! Awards team and certificates of recognition are awarded to staff who are providing an outstanding service. Anyone benefitting from the quality cleaning & support services that Julius Rutherfoord prov...

Cleaning company is the overall 'Tork Loo of the Year Awards' winner

'We Clean', a Birmingham-based cleaning company, was delighted be awarded the prestigious Overall Tork Loo of the Year Award Trophy at the Loo of the Year Awards annual presentation event last Friday. This is the first time in the Awards' 28-years-history that a cleaning company has achieved this top award and was in recognition of the company...

Operation Magnify focuses on stamping out on illegal working in cleaning industry

...esting the cleaning industry leaders to participate on sharing data with the agency. Immigration Minister James Brokenshire, says: "Operation Magnify will involve Home Office enforcement officers carrying out operations specifically to target those businesses in the sector which are employing and exploiting illegal migrant workers. "Coming to...

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...sewhere (or working fewer hours so they can at least see their children grow up). The excess is becoming frightening and I'm glad I'm no longer involved, since for at least 20 years now our family has been exchanging token presents and home-made gifts in an attempt to get back to the real spirit of Christmas. Our bank accounts - and stress levels -...

Vectair Systems campaigns for hygiene bins in mens toilets

...check for vital signs and symptoms of women's cancers. It also helps to raise funds, as for every feminine hygiene unit ordered in the UK, 50p is given by Vectair to The Eve Appeal. Jenny Eclair, comedienne and one of The Eve Appeal's celebrity supporters, says: "Awareness of gynaecological cancers is really low because people are too embarrasse...

Fatberg, dead ahead!

... Effluent water from hotels, restaurants and food processing plants is always going to contain contaminants that, once released into the local sewer system, will feed a hungry fatberg. That's why it's time for businesses to take things a step further with their waste water treatment. To this end, at NCH Europe we've developed the ideal solution tha...

New specification for intelligent clothing is published

...ility clothing may not be seen, or available light may not be sufficient to reflect or charge the luminescent parts of the clothing. In this instance the use of active lighting such as LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology is essential; however, currently there is no existing specification to standardise the quality of LED technology that is use...

New ANSI/IICRC guides published for mould remediation professionals

...old, should not be used as an alternative to cleaning procedures and physical removal of mould contamination. Text related to misting is now less stringent. Language strengthened to read - "Remediators should not mist or fog disinfectants or sanitisers in an attempt to kill mould in lieu of complete source removal." Insurance information has be...

Facilities Show unveils exciting plans for 2016

... with members from groups within the health & safety, fire and security industries, as other prominent women's networking groups. The event will be run by Heather White, Smarter Networking, who will teach the attendees about how to work a room. Heather Beach, facilities & OSH director at UBM EMEA, reports: "It was fantastic to really kic...

Incinerator firm wins Liverpool export award

...t has capitalised on the opportunity to trade overseas. Through its innovation, creativity and determination to succeed, Inciner8 has positioned itself as a key international competitor, with a great future ahead. It is a source of great encouragement knowing that the local economy is being driven by such hard-working and talented professionals." ...

Cleaning industry needs to rise to occasion before National Living Wage is introduced

...make you a better employer." From April 2016, workers over 25, who are currently on the national minimum wage, will get 70p an hour more than the current rate. By 2020, someone aged over 25, working 35 hours a week and previously earning a minimum wage of £6.70, will see their wages go up by around £4,000 a year. T: 03300 04050...

Julius Rutherfoord lends a helping hand to homeless at Christmas

...homeless guests across the UK. As well as warmth, companionship and hot meals, guests in London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Coventry and Edinburgh will receive healthcare and specialist advice on a range of services including housing, work and benefits. "You cannot underestimate the importance of the support Crisis provides to improve the lives of t...

Soapbox: Green cleaning: protecting our environment

...l Carpet Cleaners Association "In our environmentally conscious world, ecological issues are becoming an everyday fact of life. Scientists are revealing greater risks and looming disasters to both ourselves and our planet, and at the same time developing new products and initiatives to minimise mankind's negative environmental impact.[TRIMTO] ...

Rising star is not just for Christmas

... supervisor - a challenging role in which he worked with one of Facilicom's key clients. Jose was nominated for the 2015 BICSc Rising Star award, which he then won having been recognised for 'having substantially grown in his role in a relatively short period of time and having accomplished improvements to the cleaning service on his contracts'. ...

Small UK biosciences company competes on world stage

...esses, John Clark, managing director for Genesis Biosciences, said: "Winning these awards is the culmination of extensive research into application-specific bacteria which has resulted in unrivalled results across a series of markets. "The whole concept of the Evogen range is to provide the lowest environmental impact product to every cleaning s...

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...p; Many of us have had a break over the past couple of weeks to enjoy Christmas and celebrate the coming of 2016. The fireworks routinely set off by so many countries now, as one year becomes the next, have been even more spectacular than those we enjoyed last year, yet alongside that, millions of people were (and still are) going though turmoil, f...

CSSA launches recruitment drive with 'Founding Member' offer

...launch on 1st February.[TRIMTO] CSSA Director John Findlater (pictured), said of the move: " Becoming a relaunched CSSA 'Founding Member' will resonate in the industry sector and let everyone know; suppliers and clients, that we're back as an independent, industry-specific organisation." The CSSA - the UK's oldest trade association for the co...

Introducing MotoMop, Betco's first innovation of 2016

...on in small area cleaning!" it challenges.[TRIMTO] MotoMop scrubs floors and leaves them dry, eliminating the potential for costly slip and fall accidents. MotoMop is said to be top of the line, cleaning four times faster than a mop and bucket and around 38 times more effective in picking up soils when measured with an ATP test meter. Its ver...

Zodiac launches cyclonic scrubbing system in a suction pool cleaner

...ing capabilities to scrub all pool surfaces, including hard-to-reach tile lines - 360-degree programming patterns through maX-Drive navigation - Convertible debris inlet for larger debris consumption - Wide cleaning path for quicker, more comprehensive coverage - Easily removable cyclonic scrubbing brushes - Flow regulator valve to ensure optimal p...

Why Morclean is thinking green for 2016

...ic, it is fume free, clean and releases zero emissions. The Lowflow machine works at 2.5 litres per min (or 5 litres per min flow rate), unlike traditional pressure washers which are diesel fired and operate at 15 - 21 litres per min. The machine can be used indoors and is ideal for food, beverage, bakery or clinical environments where vapour st...

Washrooms fit for a king!

...of the water used by most conventional toilets which in the UK average nine litres per flush. It eliminates bacteria spreading around the washroom when flushing and provides what is thought to be the most hygienic and effective toilet flush available anywhere in the world. Workplace washrooms can consume up to 90% of the water used in commercial...

Soapbox: The 'Northern Powerhouse' needed its own Cleaning Show

...e the 2012 move to its new factory. In line with the renewed, confident North, Greyland has a prominent stand booked close to the show entrance where they look forward to seeing customers old and new. "We are expecting many existing distributors from all over Northern England, the Midlands, Wales, and maybe some from Scotland and perhaps even...

Full conference agenda for Tissue World New Orleans 2016 released

...rch, 2016. Across the four days, topics will cover the complete industry chain starting with a seminar on Yankee Operations, followed by the Senior Management Seminar tackling strategic market insights, and Technical Sessions over the last two days, which will explore a full spectrum of technological advancements. To help bring the wide rang...

Hand hygiene in the NHS: Parliament debates

A debate was scheduled to take place in Westminster Hall on the motion: 'This House has considered hand hygiene in the NHS'. The debate was tabled by Nigel Mills MP, who has a keen interest in healthcare and hygiene issues. "I tabled this debate to request that the Government ensure that proper checks are introduced so that patients can have c...

Half of top 10 highest paid CEOs in Europe are based in the UK

...ies in Germany, France, Belgium and The Netherlands, with 669 listed firms' remuneration reports examined. Total UK CEO remuneration increased 25% over the previous year. Only the Netherlands showed similar growth (28%) with German CEO pay stagnating and French CEO pay slipping 9%. Over the last two years, 63% of the UK companies have increas...

Soapbox: The decline in antibiotic research places more emphasis on effective cleaning

...s after World War II, one by one the major firms are backing away from this expensive and time consuming research. With all the discussion of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), hospital-acquired illnesses, and other infectious diseases cleaning professionals have become all too familiar with, this may come as a surprise. Howeve...

CHSA audits more product than ever in 2015; suppliers achieve near perfect compliance

...iation's Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes," he argues. "The CHSA is absolutely determined to drive up standards and so we have invested to enhance our Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes. "We're delighted to report members responded positively to the increased rigour of the Schemes and achieved near perfect compliance i...

Managing work-related stress at an organisational and individual level

...ck of managerial support work, (factors cited by respondents as causing their problems). Bearing in mind the costs involved when employees take time off work through ill-health, a course being held next month at the Health & Safety Laboratory, may prove worth attending. Taking place on 9th and 10th February in Buxton, Derbyshire, the compreh...

Frank Van Zanten to take over as Bunzl's chief executive from Michael Rooney, who will be retiring

...earch firm. A number of both internal and external candidates were considered following which the Nomination Committee made a unanimous recommendation to the Board that Frank be appointed as the new chief executive. "Frank has extensive knowledge and experience of our business gained over many years and a successful track record of implementing ...

Dhofar Global named exclusive hygiene solutions provider for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

...e region's leading suppliers to 4- and 5-star hotels, multi-national corporations, banking sectors, ministries, private sectors organisations and facilities management companies. Dhofar Global opened its first office in the UAE in 2007 in Sharjah, to concentrate on the country's huge market. Since then, it has opened two warehouses in Dubai and ...

CSSA relaunch: we have lift off!

...val of the CSSA. Well, to our astonishment and even our bewilderment, the response has been overwhelming! "In the space of those nine weeks - including a two-week festive break, we have over 20 members with a further dozen who have signalled their intention to join, but who have not yet completed the paperwork. "Also, there are a further 10 -...

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...t to encourage us to clean up these beautiful lands to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th birthday this coming 21st April. The full details are below, but in a nutshell, it’s a kind of call to arms – the campaign’s organisers are admitting that we have litter problem and they’re asking us to help clean up in time for the celeb...

Clean for The Queen for Her Majesty's 90th birthday

...w it's up to all of us. "Her Majesty The Queen is an inspiration to all of us," says environment minister Rory Stewart. "Her 90th birthday is a unique opportunity for people to come together in celebration of Her Majesty's long service and dedication to this country. "Everyone has a responsibility to keep their community tidy and this campaig...

ETS to participate at ISSA/Interclean 2016

...session with Emeritus fellow microbiologist Keith Redway (pictured left) from the University of Westminster and a presentation by leading medical microbiologist Professor Mark Wilcox (pictured below right) of the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals on his new, real life based hospital study. Keith Redway will present the results of...

Launch of compact ride-on machine sees Hako enter new market

...urn in aisles as narrow as 1.79m. "The market for more compact ride-on cleaning equipment is becoming increasingly important," explains Sylvie Giangolini, Hako sales director. "With the launch of the B75R, customers looking for a professional cleaning solution for tight spaces and smaller floor areas can count on the same levels of innovation...

Industry wants answers after vague BFG closure statement

...are justifiably asking what went wrong? BFG made the announcement with a brief press release claiming it was closing after 'two successful years', but offered no explanation as to why the end had come now. There is no option to contact the organisation through its website, as the content from both BFG's and Asset Skills sites has been removed...

Dozens arrested as US airport cleaners and their colleagues rally for better pay and conditions

...working full-time jobs. "I work at O'Hare Airport alongside my aunt and grandma, and we all make minimum wage," said Raquel Brito, who handles luggage. "We're sick of struggling to make ends meet. We're tired of paying out-of-pocket for healthcare. The airlines and their contractors need to take responsibility and stand up for good wages at O'Ha...

Press statement from the BFG issued 14th January 2016

...ployers and encouraged new talent into the sector for example the Routes to Employment project; becoming the first trade body in the UK to secure contracts to deliver apprenticeships, securing £350k of funding to provide cleaning sector apprenticeships; and launching the #secretjobs campaign, which reached out to five million individuals to e...

Two ice giants merge

...aunched new and improved dry ice blasting product lines and strengthened their global reach by welcoming new partners and distributors. This acquisition will leverage the strengths of both companies to enhance and streamline future innovations in dry ice cleaning and production technology. "IceTech brings in a versatile dry ice technology portfo...

'Could do better' says Oxford City Council's head of environmental health services

...ervices team said that the most common areas causing businesses to be marked down are in cross-contamination and pest infestations. Ian Wright recalls that the worst incident he came across was of a case of Scombrotoxin (seafood poisoning) at a former city sushi restaurant. The incident led to the restaurant's closure. He said: "Two people en...

SkyVac sales are flying high

...e have supplied Heathrow Airport with a SkyVac system for high level cleaning inside and outside terminal buildings. SkyVac has been very supportive, providing demonstrations and support to ensure the right specification for our client. As a nationwide supplier of cleaning equipment we are proud to have SkyVac as a chosen supplier." Airports are...

New sanitisers for smart phones and tablets can reduce spread of superbugs in under 30 seconds

...ky is designed for use in hospitals to protect patients and practitioners from dangerous cross-contamination infections; it is also the perfect solution for working environments where devices are shared by the workforce or for mobile retailers and IT / MIS professionals who service and support mobile devices of unknown or dubious origins. Tablet...

UAE's cleaning industry poised for Expo 2020

...ai aims to have doubled the number of hotel rooms to 164,000 by 2020. With Dubai's vision of becoming a smart, sustainable city and the cleanest in the world, Expo 2020 offers an opportunity for the cleaning & hygiene industry to shine. Thus, the 4th edition of Clean Middle East Pulire (CMEP) will be the ideal platform for this industry to s...

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...nk? One more thing… The Cleaning & Support Services Association is relaunching this coming Monday in London. If you want to be one of the new ‘founding members’, contact John Findlater at E: Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a comment on our Facebook page.  www.faceb...

Jeremy Paxman warns that UK's at litter 'tipping point'

Jeremy Paxman, speaking in Solihull at the FPA annual Environment Seminar, set the tone for the litter agenda in 2016 by calling on the whole supply chain to take action to tackle the UK's litter crisis or face legislative action. The ex-BBC Newsnight anchor, speaking in his capacity as patron of the litter campaigning organisation Clean Up Br...

Vectair Systems' V-Air Solid air freshener wins 4th international award in 12 months

... aligns itself to corporate responsibility programmes. "It doesn't contain any liquids, which eliminates the chance of leaks. It can be placed in any location and is totally safe. "We pride ourselves on customer feedback and are delighted that the judges recognise just how innovative this product is." Vectair Systems supplies hygiene produ...

Swiss cleaning company allegedly tricked migrants into working for free

...itional on him getting Unia to drop the complaint. He rejected the offer and McDonalds has since terminated its contract with Top Clean. Unia reports that another seven migrants had been tricked into working for free by the firm; three have since filed wage complaints of their own. Switzerland does not have a National Minimum Wage; a proposal...

A stitch in time...

...a small parts bill. Upon removing the small valves inside the pump head, the engineer noted some minor damage to the valve seats in the head's casting. Although the pump could be reassembled and returned to working order, I was warned that it would eventually fail and that this would be sooner rather than later. If you look carefully at the p...

Thousands expected at the Manchester Cleaning Show 2016

...0 people registered to attend with just weeks to go.[TRIMTO] "We moved the Cleaning Show from Birmingham to London last year and had one of the best events in recent history, with fantastic support from the industry and thousands of high-level decision-makers attending," says Steve Diprose, managing director of organiser Quartz Business Media. "...

Health & safety laws: tough guidelines and even tougher sentences from now on

...adly welcome the new guidelines and in particular that in future, three factors will be key in determining fines for health & safety offences: the degree of harm caused, the culpability of the offender, and the turnover of the offending organisation.[TRIMTO] "Having consulted our members we were able to say in response to the Sentencing Coun...

Steam Clean Systems unveils its new high powered twin hose steam cleaner

... by a turbo-powered diesel burner which is so powerful that full pressure is achieved in just eight minutes. The machine is so powerful that it is possible to operate two hoses at full power with no appreciable drop in pressure. The standard hoses are seven metres long but it is possible to have 20 metre versions made to order if required. Steam...

ICMMA moves operational management to ISSA UK

...acturers of commercial and industrial cleaning equipment. Its members represent some of the most prominent manufacturers, producers and distributors of cleaning machinery and equipment to the British commercial cleaning and facilities management sector. Management of its operations and its secretariat function was previously provided by The Buildin...

Researchers turn paper waste into ultralight material that improves oil spill cleaning

... man, are one of the finest insulation materials available," explains Assistant Professor Duong Hai Minh, (pictured) who led the team of researchers. "Traditional aerogels are mainly made of silica, which is not environmentally-friendly. In contrast, cellulose is low cost and makes up 75% to 85% of recycled paper. "Our team developed a simple, c...

Floorbrite to brighten up Manchester in April

...try can work together to provide clients and customers with an even better service, and meeting likeminded businesses at the Cleaning Show will be a real highlight for us. "We're sure everybody will be impressed with the facilities and the friendly disposition of people in Manchester so the stereotype of it being 'grim up north' will be quashed ...

Registration opens for ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016

...tured). Located in Hall 9, the InnovationLab showcases infrastructure products and software tools nominated for the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2016, hosts seminars, workshops, debates and presentations at InnovationLab on stage and features the InnovationLab Newsroom with live and recorded interviews from across the event. Other new features tak...

Hygiene hits heady heights at Jupiter healthcare hub

...oom from a single position - ensuring 99.99% pathogen reduction in direct and shadowed areas and eliminating human error, while documenting disinfection results for each cycle.[TRIMTO] The Tru-D robots were purchased thanks to the generosity of the Medical Centre's Auxiliary. The hospital volunteer group wanted to provide a gift that would have ...

Despite economic optimism, more cleaning industry managers report pressure to reduce labour and other operating costs

...ts that get the job done right the first time (51%) as the number one most helpful factor for performing cleaning services. High quality/effectiveness (39%) and versatility of use (33%) also continue to stand out when it comes to defining value with regard to cleaning products, as opposed to low-price point at only 14%. Product performance an...

Clorox Professional Products provides Winter travel hotel cleaning and disinfecting tips

... prepared to step in with a foolproof cleaning regimen to prevent guests and staff members from becoming ill. According to a recent study by Travel Math, even 4 and 5-star hotels can have illness-causing germs in places where you wouldn't expect it. The most significant spots for germs were commonly touched surfaces such as the bathroom counter ...

Rebounding European janitorial market offers new opportunities for suppliers

...cost-effective." At the same time, the ecological impact of janitorial cleaning chemicals is becoming a growing concern for EU authorities, which results in increasing pressure for eco-sustainability. EU authorities are increasingly pushing suppliers to produce eco-sustainable products under the European Green Public Procurement Criteria (GPP). ...

Raising cleaning & hygiene skills and standards throughout India with the very best training

...Rafael Cobos, AMIMarEST, of The Cleaning Masterclass. "The Clean India Mission, started by Prime Minister Modi in 2014, is Indian's biggest ever cleanliness drive involving government departments, public and businesses alike." As part of the collaborative arrangement, The Cleaning Masterclass took part in Asia's largest platform to promote c...

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...leaners. i.e. if you can’t afford to pay too much for your cleaning, you can choose an ethnic minority group that allegedly doesn’t produce as good a result in the time, or – if you really want to push the boat out, you can hire a harder working European cleaner for more money and a better result. Yes – you did read tha...

Girbau adds energy- and water-saving 'Smart Load' technology to latest HS Series washers

...The advanced Girbau Inteli control system on HS Series offers virtually unlimited (up to 99) programming options for economical, water and energy-efficient operation for the widest range of different requirements including wet cleaning. The user controls are highly intuitive and very quick and easy to master. Advanced users can vary individual p...

Safety of patients may be compromised at Canada's Humber River Hospital, says Union

...nding, absent workers aren't always replaced - putting more pressure on the rest of the staff Steaming is done in a way that may not kill all bed bugs. Bed bug removal protocols have been compromised by mismanagement Cleaning products used in some departments are not approved for use in hospitals Rubbish bags and linen bags don't fit in the c...

BOC launches Cryoclean snow+ industrial cleaning process

...it can be used to remove oxides from the surfaces of a number of materials, including steels and aluminium, and to clean polymers. By changing the ratio of CO2 and abrasive material, the operator can adjust the intensity of the cleaning process to match the condition of the surface. This is particularly useful where cleaning challenges vary with...

Sustainability, technology, innovation and opportunity: take your seat at an ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016 seminar!

The organisers of ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam have published details of the ISSA Educational Seminar programme at the event, which takes place 10th - 13th May 2016 and is expected to attract over 30,000 attendees from over 130 countries.[TRIMTO] Attracting top-level executives, technical experts and visionaries from around the globe, the confere...

Pre-Mardi Gras job fair ensured a thorough post-celebration clean-up

...ival season based on the tonnage of trash collected, a practice ended by former Mayor Ray Nagin's administration in 2003. "We're just not going to continue to reinforce that trashing the city is a good thing," Mayor Nagin said at the time. In 2015, the City's Mardi Gras festivities produced more than 907 tons of rubbish. This enormous amount of ...

Sharing expertise at the highest level

...en employed as an 'expert witness' in legal proceedings and also a consultant to the Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence, shared some of its expertise more widely recently with those taking part in the seminar programme during Clean India Pulire. The company's Rafael Cobos, AMIMarEST, gave a presentation to a room full of Indian marine industry e...

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...t in this year’s Oscars though, simply because I heard mention of the goodie bags that some nominees will be lucky enough to take home from the event. Toilet tissue ‘worth’ 0 dollars and a reusable drinking water bottle that’s of similar size and shape to a netbook, so it slots neatly inside the owner’s handbac...

One Drop creates world-class water, sanitation & hygiene advisory committee as international water programming expands

...nity to chair this diverse group of experts and support One Drop to continuously improve its programming," she says. "One Drop brings unique attributes and new ideas to the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, and we look forward to working with them to address the challenges in ensuring sustainable services for all." Catherine B. Bachand, CEO ...

Soapbox: Water crisis is the biggest concern for the next 10 years

...r the next 10 years out that often draw the most concern. For water to be the top concern is alarming because it is so tightly interlinked with other concerns such as involuntary migration, regional and economic conflicts, as well as a dramatic increase in the cost of energy. While the report does not suggest ways to meet these challenges, at...

Green cleaning practices on a high in the Middle East

...ng opted for by the housekeeping and facilities management personnel. With Dubai's vision of becoming a smart, sustainable city and the cleanest in the world, the Clean Middle East Pulire (CMEP) show, which is part of the Middle East Cleaning Technology Week, is the ideal place to be. CMEP is Middle East's largest exhibition that brings together...

Workplace acquired infection often goes undetected

Infection prevention, disinfection and decontamination specialist Sanondaf, is warning businesses that workplace acquired infection is the silent threat which could be having a detrimental effect on your workforce, and your bottom line. Over the last few months many organisations will have experienced an increase in absence levels as the tradi...

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...mber reading years ago that man can legally urinate on the rear outside wheel of a vehicle (I'm assuming it has to be stationary...) in the UK. I don't know if that's still the case but it's not something I'd like to see someone doing; it's not hygienic & it's not very dignified. Plus - if whoever's doing it has just made a delivery or carried ...

The one piece revolution in brush technology

...the new one attached. One local customer (Admec) has told Brushtec that: "It used to take around 30 minutes to replace a used and dirty belly brush with a new and clean one, and now it only takes 10." The benefits of this brush range are immediate. Used street cleaning brushes are always dirty, and may have hazardous debris trapped amongst the b...

New Gojo Mild Antimicrobial Handwash family: Proven protection that's gentle on the skin

...ving fats, oils and soils commonly associated with food processing. It also helps reduce cross-contamination risks in food handling sectors and is ideal for a range of other industries including healthcare and facilities management. The handwash is safe and effective for frequent use, as it is: - Hypoallergenic and non-irritating: pH neutral;...

Cannon Touch targets spread of workplace germs

Minor illnesses are the second biggest cause of workplace absenteeism in the UK. Reduced productivity and the potential costs of buying in cover for absentees soon affect the bottom line, so it makes sense to do all you can to improve hygiene and with it, the spread of illness-causing bacteria. The Cannon Touch provides an ultra-fine mist of s...

Deb InstantFoam Complete breakthrough: the fully virucidal foam hand sanitiser

...st-acting, scientifically proven formula is that it is 10 times more effective than a sanitiser claiming to kill 99.99% of bacteria and 100 times more effective than one that kills 99.9%. In the context of hand hygiene, where as many as 10 million transient bacteria cells can be found on the end of just one finger, that extra '9' could prove critic...

We have Mail: Cleaning up after smokers

...lways use a high pH product - caustic or non-caustic based. Caustic works faster but will damage aluminum and paintwork. This is a long job and you need to try to be methodical about it. It's not done in five minutes and there is no miracle product around to instantly clean the surfaces. Expect damage to surfaces though! You will find that the ...

Water saving bathroom products see sales levels rise by 25%

...having a 'good' or 'excellent' rating. The report identifies several products which are outperforming the bathroom products market in 2016, and highlights key target markets where growth opportunities are present. One example given is water saving taps which are growing share rapidly in 2016. Whilst water saving may not be top of consumers' list...

CHSA begins search for Undergraduate Scholar for 2016

...ed in July by a selection panel to be led by David Garcia. The successful applicant will be determined, able and committed to contributing to their local community. The criteria the judging panel will be looking for encompass need, worthiness, endeavor and the x-factor. "The Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme also gives us a way to introduce th...

Swish expands presence in British Columbia

...trally located with easy access to and from Vancouver, Delta, Richmond, Surrey, Burnaby and New Westminster, placing Swish closer to its customers, which means faster delivery. Customers can take advantage of special promotions that the Vancouver office will be offering in the coming weeks as well as weekly specials in the Clean-It Centre. Grand...

Diversey Care's Taski IntelliTrail Fleet Management System improves efficiencies and floorcare machine performance: six-month trial free to new and current Taski customers

...e. "Our trials have demonstrated that fleet managers can reduce fleet management, cleaning and administrative costs by up to 25%," adds Jan Willem Tinge. "We're one of the first companies to offer customers a free trial, allowing them to experience firsthand the value of the data captured with IntelliTrail." www.sealedair.com www.divers...

South Africa's UWC cleaning staff protest against outsourcing

...rotest against outsourcing and low wages on Monday. In the morning they occupied the university's administration building and later in the day more than 100 of them gathered outside the student centre and administration building, emptying rubbish bins before banging on them and singing. The cleaners say they are fed up with there work being outs...

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...t we move our national show down to London to attract people who weren’t prepared to go to Birmingham. The move worked. The London show was buzzing and people loved it. Visitors came from overseas as well as the far corners of the UK and Ireland. Then it was mooted that there was room for another, smaller show up in the north of England a...

Permanent coating provides a one step solution to rust treatment

... a result of its unique composition. Salvage 2+ is made of a resin-based epoxy, mixed with micro aluminium and glass flakes to make the coating extra durable. "The hybrid technology of Salvage 2+ offers an innovative solution to rust protection that is ideal for busy environments where time is of the essence," explains Peter Crossen, VP of the M...

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... We've all been there – careless, carrying a self-centered attitude around. When his eyes met mine, I saw myself, and felt like I was talking to myself – I think that's when the magic happened.” Am I the only one thinking that Laurel’s episode could have ended rather differently? Caroline lives in England and Laure...

New report says better waste data collection could underpin stronger Government policies

...ge of key stakeholders within the waste management sector such as central Government and devolved administrations, including the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Welsh Government. Local authorities were approached as well as regulatory bodies such as the Environment A...

Fighting infections with viruses

... This new insight could lead to new methods of preventing infections and could contribute to overcoming problems with antibiotic resistance. The news comes after the recent government review on the antibiotic resistance challenge suggested that deaths from antibiotic resistant infection could exceed deaths from cancer by 2050, and cost the glob...

Cleaning on curriculum for children in Singapore

... "Students have everyday responsibilities both in school and at home to do these chores," says the Ministry of Education. "With this constant practice both in school and at home, students learn pro-social behaviours and cultivate good life habits." Many schools have already incorporated 5 - 10 minutes of cleaning into their school activities ea...

Nationwide catches the eye of the City

.... In order to be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, which significantly outperformed their industry peers. "This award is recognition of our continued success and determination to deliver ever improving value to our customers," said CEO David Scholes (pictured), accepting th...

Amsterdam Innovation Awards 2016 shortlist announced from record number of entries

...n of the ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Awards has this week announced the nine shortlisted nominees from a record total of 110 entries. The overall winner and the three category winners will be announced by the jury during the special awards ceremony at the ISSA/ Interclean Amsterdam Show on Tuesday, 10th May 2016. At the same ceremony, t...

Becoming part of the Legend...

To provide the cleaning and flood restoration industries with a single source for all of their equipment and solution needs, Dri-Eaz Products and Chemspec Europe, joined forces as of Tuesday 1st March 2016, to become Legend Brands Europe. Both Dri-Eaz and Chemspec have long served the product needs of professional and commercial cleaners, floo...

Quick hygiene test for the brewing industry

... make safe quality beer that maintains consumer confidence, while meeting retailer expectations and minimising both costs and wastage. This has been achieved in many microbreweries by using a simple rapid test, to determine the hygienic quality of their production equipment and working surface areas. Langham Brewery is a successful small inde...

Taski Intellibot - robotic cleaning reimagined

...us on other revenue-generating and value-added tasks. Advanced features include complete programming flexibility, remote management capability and performance metrics, and interconnectivity with the Internet of Clean, Diversey Care's re-imagination of cleaning industry. Calum Meadows, country lead for Diversey Care in the UK & Ireland, s...

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...g the North American coast and it’s being tracked by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Programme, which is attempting to identify the items and reconcile them with their owners. Since September 2015, 64 items officially identified as tsunami debris have been washed ashore, from Alaska to Hawaii, inclu...

Expert demonstrations and advice at the Manchester Cleaning Show

...or breaches of health and safety, corporate manslaughter, food safety and hygiene offences are determined. From the 6th February 2016 any case that is brought to court will be tried under the new guidelines, including offences that have already happened. "Our area of expertise - flooring - has a high potential for risk. Slips and trips are still...

TVH acquires assets of Danish DanTruck ApS

...likes of Tennant, Hako, Nilfisk, PowerBoss, Dulevo, Karcher, RCM, Comac, American Lincoln, Alto and Minuteman, to name but a few, as well as a full range of hydraulic equipment to customers in 172 countries,  TVH will become the exclusive distributor of parts for DanTruck and Heden lift trucks as of 21st March 2016. DanTruck ApS originat...

Holchem addresses spread of Summer illnesses with summer spill kit

...d for all areas of the food industry, the kit will ensure that in the event of a spillage, there is minimum disruption to the business so that production and service can continue as quickly as possible. The quality of the products included with the kits ensures that valuable time spent on deodourising, cleaning and disinfecting the area is kept to ...

National Dry Cleaners chooses Girbau wet cleaning equipment

...ngs like perspiration and drinks stains. It is also very good for delicate items with beads and trimmings, where it is much gentler. So, it complements our dry cleaning service." National Dry Cleaners recently purchased a Wet Cleaning Ready Girbau HS-6017 Inteli washer. It uses this machine for wet cleaning and laundry work along with suede and ...

Vote for South London Aramark strike

...tor Aramark at four hospitals making up the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, have voted overwhelmingly for strike action to win a genuine living wage, suitable sick pay and unsocial hours payments. Many of the staff who keep the four hospital sites clean and prepare and serve food to the patients are paid as little as £7.38 per hour an...

Cordant Cleaning doubles work with Metroline

..., shunting and parking of over 750 buses every day, in addition to cleaning the nine bus garages, administration buildings and engineering premises. Additional responsibilities include re-fuelling, checking oil and fluid levels, and allocating each bus to its route number. A team of over 150 full time staff work on the contract, all of whom are ...

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...squo;t reckoned on the will of some of the Northern cleaning industry players though, who were determined to make the show a success – one of them being Greyland Chemicals’ Richard Dyson who came up with the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ slogan and wrote a comment piece for us about the need for a show to support the industry in tha...

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...uo;ll see below. There are a few show items and there’ll be more filtering through over the coming weeks. When we arrived yesterday it was about half an hour after the doors opened and if you’d seen me you might have wondered where my horse was, as I gave out a loud “Whoa” and stopped in my tracks wondering what the heck...

Contractor champions 21st century facilities for 18th century London buildings

...e Road in the north. Carefully nurtured by the Howard de Walden Estate, this attractive and welcoming neighbourhood offers residents, workers and visitors a quality of life unrivalled in most major cities. The estate consists of beautiful Georgian architecture, including buildings designed by the Adam brothers and John Nash, situated on a simple...

New Rubbermaid Lumecel technology says "No" to continually replacing batteries

..., rather than someone checking the product and changing the battery. This product not only requires minimal maintenance, but it also doesn't require charging before it can be used. For Lumecel to work, the lighting in the washroom doesn't have to be dazzlingly bright, either. Providing the washroom complies with the current lighting for health &...

Business owners fear that National Living Wage won't increase productivity

...nd the UK and Ireland.[TRIMTO] From 1st April this year, workers over the age of 25 will see the minimum rate of pay increase by 50p to £7.20 - the largest increase in minimum wage since 2009. The change will impact over one million workers and could result in some taking home an additional £900 a year, according to the Department fo...

Industrial cleaning equipment specialist celebrates 50 years in business

To celebrate 50 successful years in business, Harrison Hire & Sales is welcoming past, present and future customers to its Anniversary Open Day at the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington near York. The event will start at 09.30 on Wednesday 11th May with refreshments offered throughout the day. With industry expert advice, special Open D...

Kaivac focus on floors: cleaning contractors and stone floors

... the OmniFlex AutoVac floor machine, believes you should know about stone floor care: Closely examine the stone floor before performing any cleaning tasks. Look for wear patterns, scratches, or damaged tiles and take a picture of them. Share these images and discuss them with your client before proceeding. They might present an 'upsell' opportun...

Rail fastenings manufacturing firm won over by exceptional service

...master B980 R, Pandrol has also signed up for a Silver Service Contract, giving them extra peace of mind when it comes to protecting their investment. The contract provides regular services and preventative maintenance that's designed to extend the effective working life of the machine whilst reducing the risk of inconvenient breakdowns." Part o...

10 reasons to start tracking your vehicles

...tenance bills, but to also reduce insurance premiums. 2. By using a system's automatic mileage reminder it is possible to reduce time wasted through vehicle maintenance. In addition, by having a service that ensures your vehicles are regularly serviced means that resale values for the fleet will also be higher. It can also help to avoid penaltie...

Julius Rutherfoord launches groundbreaking biometric based time and attendance system

...ppropriate security measures in place. Using groundbreaking technology we give our clients peace of mind, whilst our head office can check whether we're accurately meeting the requirements set out in the cleaning specification." T: 020 7819 6700 E: W: www.julius-r.co.uk ...

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...ing, then got to the bit which says that an estimated 1.8 billion people may be drinking water contaminated by e-coli, (meaning there’s faecal material in their water). Some of the contaminated water is from the ‘improved sources’. I went back and read it all again. I live in a hard water area and I won’t drink any tap...

New analysis of UK recovered plastics gives clarity to market situation

...astics Market Situation Report 2011, but there is still more to be done with challenging targets looming and testing market conditions," warned Marcus Gover, Director at WRAP. "This report provides much needed clarity to some of the challenges the sector has faced recently as well as confidence on where to invest next. Plastic recyclers don't ha...

Fourth year medical student scoops top prize in ETS 2015 Essay Competition

...your hands. Her winning essay was judged the best by the ETS Scientific Panel consisting of six eminent professors and microbiologists from across Europe. She received her cash prize of €1500 at the Faculty Club in the University of Leuven in Belgium last week followed by a lunch with the Scientific Panel. "Sarah did a wonderful job in e...

Cromwell at the Manchester Cleaning Show 6th - 7th April, 2016, Event City, Manchester

...romwell's exclusive Wave range of personal protective equipment, including latex-free disposable examination gloves, full-size disposable aprons and water-soluble laundry bags for the safe containment of soiled linen. "The show is the first time that we have exhibited since the restructure of our field sales operation, when we took steps to stre...

Climate change and lack of sanitation threaten water safety for millions: UNICEF

...y available testing technology show that an estimated 1.8 billion people may be drinking water contaminated by e-coli - meaning there is faecal material in their water, even from some improved sources. "Now that we can test water more cheaply and efficiently than we were able to do when the MDGs were set, we are coming to terms with the magnitud...

Sharing the benefits of being a Living Wage employer

... looked to pay our staff well and paid the London Living Wage rate for a couple of years before becoming officially accredited." Since receiving the official accreditation, CAM has seen a better quality of applicants for vacant posts within the company and staff retention and engagement has improved. It has also led to a reduction in absenteeism...

Sharing expertise at the highest level

...as an expert in the naval and civilian marine industry, and also a consultant to the Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence, shared some of its marine and ship husbandry expertise more widely recently, with a group of Indian marine industry experts and executives out in Mumbai.[TRIMTO] The company's representative, Rafael Cobos, gave an hour long pr...

Prestige Worldwide Group to seek initial public offering for its nationwide crime scene cleanup company - CrimeSceneCleanUp.com

...n critical situations for blood cleanup/removal, environment restoration, infectious disease decontamination, trauma remediation services, odour removal, hoarding clean-outs and many other biohazards. The services are available and performed for insurance companies, government agencies, commercial business owners as well as homeowners. "We hope ...

Khemsoft offers environmentally sustainable non-destructive industrial cleaning

...ng to reduce the amount of water or chemicals used or is trying to enhance sanitation or cross-contamination prevention programmes, dry ice blasting provides the environmentally sustainable answer. Khemsoft's process is completely environmentally responsible. In addition to being clean and safe, it is also important to remember that Khemsoft's d...

Is Just-In-Time ordering still effective?

...h suppliers when products are needed; an effective JIT program requires significant coordination, timing, and rapid delivery Shortages: There may be times when a product is needed but the supplier is short on supply or worse, sold out of the product Increased costs: While the goal of a JIT program is to reduce costs, if a supplier is out ...

Anti-microbial product making washrooms and feminine hygiene units cleaner and safer

...icrobial technology for the facilities management industry, which provides protection to users of feminine hygiene units through a patented 'vapour technology', based on a natural active ingredient being supported under the European Biocidal Products Directive. In 2015 the EU, under the Biocidal Products Regulations, launched an approved supplie...

Robots, apps and connected technology to star at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016

...are from a range of international exhibitors. As part of the show's comprehensive and engaging seminar programme, the InnovationLAB will also host a series of industry trend updates. These 15-minute rapid-fire presentations are designed to bring visitors quickly up to date with a range of industry trends and issues and will run from 12:00 to 14:...

Call2Recycle and partners motivate battery users to clean, renew, recycle and win!

...ers for cleaning supplies, tools and ideas for summer projects, Call2Recycle and its partners are reminding them to drop off any used batteries that weigh less than 5kg in Call2Recycle boxes at participating stores. Those that send in their recycling stories and battery recycling photos at www.call2recycle.ca from now until 20th May, 2016, are el...

Weltec Biopower upgrades municipal wastewater treatment plant in Bavaria

...aerobic reactor and utilisation of the digestion gas for the generation of energy.[TRIMTO] The administrative partnership Burgebrach in Bavaria, Germany, is one of the municipal organisations that has decided to consistently reduce the sludge volume and make use of the sewage gas. Accordingly, the technical operator SüdWasser GmbH has co...

Med-X's Nature-Cide insecticide moves into Cannabis cultivation supply

Med-X announced this week that it has struck a deal with cultivation distribution venue GrowMinded to supply its Nature-Cide cleaning and pest control products to cannabis cultivators in several states throughout the US. "The Nature-Cide products have been tested and utilised by multiple cultivators for pest management and pest prevention," st...

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...orldwide!   Rory Stewart MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary in Defra and Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government, were amongst speakers who lauded the success of the Clean for The Queen Campaign on Tuesday, at a celebration on the Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons. They joined campaign founder Melissa Murdoch from the Garfie...

BCC backs Tidy Britain APPG Westminster event

... strategy. Following on from the successful 'Clean for the Queen' campaign, the gathering at Westminster will bring together stakeholders from charities, local authorities, parliamentarians as well as professional and socially responsible cleaning industry members. "The aim of this event is to reflect on the challenges and successes of the Cl...

Singaporean washroom association moves closer to becoming 'Toilet Hub' in 2016

...is part of their bid to achieve the highest six-star rating. As Singapore progresses towards becoming a Smart Nation, there is a need to revolutionise cleaning methods by adopting smart technology. We are pleased to be involved in the Enhanced iSPRINT Partner Buzz initiative organised by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore to share o...

Unger's Stingray - a safe and simple way to clean indoor surfaces!

...cially when working at height," he explained. "More traditional tools and methods require time-consuming rearranging of furniture and electrical equipment for safe access or to reach high or unusually positioned windows. "Result? Wasted time and increased risks and costs associated with the use of ladders and access equipment.... Moreover, the n...

Show visitors in race to buy Morclean's Bin Wash

... two organisations made a beeline for the stand and asked to buy the machine on show. Bearing in mind that the doors opened 15 minutes early as there were so many people outside waiting to get in, two machine sales before the show's official opening time must be something of an industry coup - and we're not talking about something in the mop &am...

Cleaning makes BBC Breakfast!

...e morning.[TRIMTO] In case you missed it the coverage on BBC Breakfast, there's a link to the filming of the piece, which we've lifted from the BBC's Facebook page, on our own Facebook page. Of course this won't have been the final version but it will give you an idea of what goes into the slick productions we see on TV, as they're being made...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners writes about Inez Dorothy Butler nee Oliver

Ed: although we ran a short piece on Dorothy Oliver in last week's issue, we felt - bearing in mind the enormous difference this lady made to the UK cleaning industry and those within it, as well as internationally - it only right that we run the official statement released yesterday by the WCEC... The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cle...

Intelligent call-to-action capability launched at Smart IoT London targets FM companies

...es to the user what they are able to request/report and then provides instant visual feedback confirming the outcome. For example, if installed by a coffee machine the display could say, "Push here if this machine requires more coffee" and then after pressing the button the display could change to say, "More coffee for this machine has been req...

SkyVac launches most powerful gutter cleaner

... at least three times more powerful than any other model; capable of drawing 8000 litres of air per minute and lifting water 150in. It will even remove heavy tufts of grass up to 5 kilos. Celebrating its fifth year of UK production, SkyVac has designed this model for all situations. It has three motors controlled by a power management lever to o...

AC7Duo catalyst natural cleaner can safely sanitise a room in 15 minutes

Just imagine the air in a room being made odour free and sanitised safely and efficiently in 15 minutes... This is what the AC7Duo offers at a push of a button. No chemicals or deodorants are required as this commercial grade air cleaning system is inspired by nature - a thoughtful combination of harnessed ozone power and mobility under your cont...

Handwashing gets skipped a third of the time in outpatient healthcare

... by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) that included 14 topic areas including administrative policies, education and training, occupational health, environment cleaning, hand hygiene, and injection safety. In addition to assessing policies via the checklist, the students evaluated injection safety and hand hygiene practices thro...

BCC delighted with visitor numbers at Manchester Cleaning Show

...s was done right from the stands. In addition to the exhibits, the BCC ran a hugely successful seminar programme over the two days which attracted large crowds, and generated a lot of interest. With so many BCC members in Manchester, the Council decided to hold its quarterly meeting at the show. Members heard a presentation about the Golden ...

We have Mail: Brushtec writes of 'solidarity and wire side brushes'

Dear Jan, One of the most dominating stories of the past few weeks has been the uncertain future of the Tata steelworks in Port Talbot, Wales. The closure of the plant and others like it around the UK would have far reaching negative consequences, some of which concerns Brushtec. The flat steel strip in our wafer ring brushes is sourced fro...

Esclean offers special promotional and business opportunity for industry professionals

...f actions aimed at reducing costs while improving the hygienic result of cleaning. It also "disseminated the idiosyncrasies of a sector that creates employment and wealth and which is committed to the environment, enhanced well-being, quality of life and public health."[TRIMTO] Two years on, from 15th -17th June 2016, Esclean is back in Madri...

Wellington Arch undergoes a makeover

... of Royal London, Wellington Arch was built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace, later becoming a victory arch proclaiming Wellington's defeat of Napoleon. And if you've been wondering what's going on under the scaffolding that's been erected around it recently, there's another type of battle underway, as cleaning and conservation work...

Oust ugly algae for good

...of algae removal can be substantial - not just in hours, but also in material damage. Over the coming weeks, many cleaning companies will go out on site and temporarily remove the green tarnish... knowing that the algae will return in a couple of months. [TRIMTO] Back to square one. The Scandinavian solution? Impregnate surfaces with natural ...

World's largest campaign launched to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing for all

...orkplace safety and health in the context of the ageing workforce, the campaign provides a timely reminder that the younger workers of today are the older workers of tomorrow. This campaign's objectives are four-fold: to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing from the beginning of working life; to highlight the importance of risk pre...

Hako helps historic Nottingham's streets stay sublime

... quick-change scrub-deck system, enabling them to be switched from scrubber to sweeper in around 10 minutes. Launched last year, the Citymaster 1600 has already received significant awards recognition. Ahead of the RWM Exhibition last September, it was certified and recommended by Germany's Aktion Gesunder Rücken (Campaign for Healthy Backs...

Britannia Washing Systems help keep National Express Fleet in fine fettle

...s a four-brush, drive through machine which will wash all types of passenger-carrying vehicles from minibuses to double deckers at up to 80 vehicles per hour. With the gruelling schedule to which National Express operates, the Britannia Streamline suits the job perfectly. "Given that each of our vehicles is in continuous operation the turnaro...

Inciner8 honoured twice by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

...rom a start-up operation to a £5.5m operation, exporting to 172 countries worldwide. Fast becoming the world leader in environmental incineration and waste management solutions, the company received the award for International Trade, for its incredible growth and high levels of UK exports. The second award, for innovation, was in recogniti...

Soapbox: Mike Robinson, chief executive of the British Safety Council, writes about our aging workforce and why the BSC support the new Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign...

...onsidered, management training is necessary and in some cases it is essential to influence existing mindsets that equate older employees with higher-than average costs and illness. Truly modern employers understand that by providing an age-friendly working environment, they are creating a committed and motivated workforce of all ages. This is th...

Cannon Hygiene launches the Imagine collection

... Our restyled and innovative products can help to ensure the best hygiene practices remain front of mind and importantly, the transmission of harmful bacteria is minimised." The new range includes Eco Fresh and Seasons Spray Fragrance units that regularly deliver fragrance to create pleasant washroom environments. There is also a new smaller 500...

The ultimate flat surface cleaner from Spinaclean

...model. Slipstream PRO 20 has a 2.1 gearbox, 13 horse power Honda engine delivering 15 litres per minute and up to 3625 pounds of pressure per square inch maxing out at 250 bar. It has a return to tank bypass to cool the engine, an unloader valve to regulate pressure and bleed valve to remove air when starting up. It makes light work of lar...

Floor cleaning company doubles size of premises

...eliver a high quality floor cleaning service. "Clients include KPMG, Wembley, Boots, Harveys, Birmingham University, DFS and Bensons for Beds." Established 27 years ago, the business, run by father and son directors John and Tom Campton, employs around 14 staff but hopes now to take on more people. It has just moved into 3,895sq.ft new premis...

India revises its solid waste management rules

The Environment Ministry of India has revised its Solid Waste Management Rules after 16 years, to encourage citizens to do something to prevent the waste to wealth by following 'recovery, reuse and recycle' principles wherever possible. The rules are now far more widely applicable; extending beyond municipal areas and into urban agglomerations...

Impact Products acquires Rochester Midland Corporation's personal care business

Rochester Midland Corporation is to sell its feminine care, toilet seat cover and food service paper business to Impact Products, effective 1st July, 2016. RMC - manufacturer of the first Green Seal-certified janitorial cleaning product line in the world - says it is to focus its efforts on continuing to provide high-quality, environmentally prefe...

Cromwell uses MP's Earth Day visit to highlight range of environmental issues

...elf. "Our very broad discussion ranged from how modern, lightweight packaging contributes to the minimisation of food waste throughout the UK supply chain, to the circular economy and the importance of waste as a resource. I also took the opportunity to suggest how the government can assist the waste management sector through the implementation ...

UK public makes food hygiene number one priority when eating out

...taurant. Just 16% cited slow or poor service and 32% said rude or unhelpful staff would stop them coming back to a restaurant. The impact of being implicated in a food hygiene incident is catastrophic for the survival of any restaurant business. Of the 75% of consumers that wouldn't risk a visit, 43% said they'd never dine there, no matter what,...

Thrive residents play key part in selecting new contractors

... tenants and leaseholders helped specify the work involved in the new five-year contracts before forming part of a panel which helped select the contractors, including taking part in site visits. Watford-based Thrive owns and manages more than 4,300 rented and leasehold properties in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and the new c...

Firms must guard against staff fatigue as fines for corporate manslaughter escalate to £20m

...at ensure adequate breaks from work is a great bargaining chip when looking to make changes." Examining what hours are required to meet the needs of the demands of the business can also provide significant savings. One organisation that Imperago worked with had a peak hour in one shift where everyone simply did an extra hour of overtime to cover...

Springfield Clinic operates Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot

...for a hospital setting." The Xenex system can disinfect a typical admitting/recovery bay in five minute cycles without warm-up or cool-down times. Cycle times vary, depending on the size of the room, Springfield Clinic expects the disinfection of a large surgical/procedure suite to be completed in about 16-24 minutes. The Robot has been teste...

Brightwell Dispensers: exciting new launches

...ed using Brightwell Dispensers' patented dilution pin technology. The revolutionary wheel design eliminates the need for cumbersome metering tips which can be easily mislaid and enables installers to select up to 13 independent dilution ratios per chemical. The system also comes with an extensive range of multi-lingual, colour-coded chemical pictog...

Australian cleaners find United Voice helps win proper pay and conditions

...perannuation, so were effectively casual employees even though they were regularly rostered. The minimum Award rate is AU.08 (£12.03), plus 'penalty' rates for weekends and public holidays; yet cleaners at Murray Bridge Marketplace were not, reports the union, paid any penalty rates for working on these days. Having joined the union ...

New contract awards for Principle Cleaning

New contract awards keep coming as London City based Principle Cleaning has recently won a cleaning contract with Vinson & Elkins. Based at the award winning 20 Fenchurch Street, The Vinson & Elkins' London office opened in 1971, making it one of the oldest London offices of any US law firm. A contract with Barings Asset Management at ...

2016 is looking better than last year, says Tennant Company

...ain well positioned to gain leverage and improve operating efficiencies. As a result, we are reaffirming our guidance for the full year." Tennant is continuing to pursue its growth strategy. The company plans to reach its billion organic sales goal through a strong new product and technology pipeline, continued gains in emerging markets, a re...

Senior EU leader to keynote session on 'Opportunities Offered by the Circular Economy Package'

...try, have been signed up by ISSA to deliver a programme of exciting and inspirational educational seminars, panel discussions and forums. The programme, sponsored by Ecolab, is an engaging combination of in-depth seminars and discussions, held in the RAI Amsterdam's Elicium building, twinned with quick-fire, lunch-and-learn sessions in the exhibiti...

Dolphin Dispensers to showcase 'high impact' Excel Range at ISSA/Interclean

...products are cost effective, whilst also being designed with users and replenishment staff front of mind." The company's extensive product ranges can be seen within washrooms at some of London's most renowned landmarks including the Swiss Re Building (known as the Gherkin), The Shard, 20 Fenchurch Street, The Royal Albert Hall, The London Transp...

Karcher: already cleaning up in Amsterdam!

... a brush head that rotates through 200°, making the machine exceptionally manoeuvrable. This eliminates the need to clean in parallel lanes, thereby achieving a time saving of up to 30%. The BRC 40/22 C is one of Karcher's twin nominations for the Innovation Award.[TRIMTO] Also among the award finalists is Karcher Connected Cleaning, a conce...

More visitors from more countries than ever before

...ns have also been received for the first time ever from Guinea, Sudan, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, confirming the true international nature and appeal of this show. Rob den Hertog, Manager ISSA/ Interclean Amsterdam comments: "We are set to welcome more visitors to the show than ever before with these visitors being drawn literally from around the wo...

Concentrating on getting the most from your cleaning products

... 1. It's all about control Dosing controls the correct amount of volume of chemical used, eliminating guesswork (and human error) about the strength required. This ensures the accuracy of disinfectant solutions so that critical areas such as food-contact equipment and surfaces are disinfected to the right industry standards. 2. Waste not,...

Today is World Hand Hygiene Day

...pread the word about maintaining good hand hygiene, while the topic is at the forefront of people's minds. The Advocate reports that infection prevention & control nurse Heather Craigie (pictured) is manning a stall at the entrance of the Mersey Community Hospital in Latrobe, Tasmania, today, with a view to inviting visitors and staff to u...

Leonardo: touchless soap dispensing... with a touch more!

...arry the European Centre Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) Seal of Approval for complete peace of mind. Efficient, safe and well thought out, Leonardo soap dispensers offer a touch more! E: W: www.northwood.co.uk ...

BPI Recycled Products' sites achieve 'Zero Waste to Landfill'

...ecycled Products has also put in place annual waste reduction targets, and the whole process has culminated in sites at Heanor, Rhymney and Stroud achieving the Valpak certification recently following an independent assessment and audit. A company can be awarded Zero Waste to Landfill certification when it complies with the following: - Sending ...

Historic tiled floors restored to 'good as new' condition

...toration. Steve says he used to dig out tiles from landfill near the old factories of Maws & Mintons to use in some of his restoration projects. He has worked in many different countries from the US and Canada, through most European countries and as far away as New Zealand - plus all the different regions in the UK from the Shetlands down to...

Connected Cleaning: Karcher focuses on digitalisation

...e - allows cleaning processes to be recorded with a barcode scanner. This makes it possible to determine the time spent on any type of room (e.g. office, corridor, kitchen, stairwell, toilet) to which specific cleaning activities have been assigned. This is useful both for the final costing of contracts, and for the preparation of new quotes. ...

Kimberly-Clark Professional launches Washroom 5D programme

...experience. Devices such as people door counters to measure traffic, 'Happy or Not' satisfaction terminals, and tenant surveys enable customers to collect data on end-user experiences of their washrooms. "The programme is enabled by Kimberly-Clark Professional's depth of understanding and unrivalled experience in thousands of washroom environmen...

The rise of the robots?

...V-C light to secure higher pathogen kill rates. It is said to offer faster room treatment times, eliminate human error and requires virtually no human interaction. This in itself could be considered a huge advantage over placing persons at risk in say, isolation rooms. E. W. www.blue-ocean-robotics.com ...

Congratulations to ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Award 2016 winners and finalists!

...antly easier. Visitor's Choice Award - Karcher The visitor's choice prize is awarded to the nominee that is voted as the most innovative by Show visitors. With 45% of the votes, Karcher's BRC 40/22 C clearly won the voting visitors over. This is described as the cleaning sector's first walk-forward carpet cleaning machine with a 200 degree...

Meet the award-winning Robo 2!

...vey by an ICE technician to map the cleaning area, the machine scrubs and dries the floor, all with minimal human contact. The operator simply fills the machine with water, switches it on, and the Robo 2 does the rest! "I have found the performance exceptionally good compared to a normal scrubber dryer. It is the best machine I have seen in a lo...

M17 Battery-Powered Rider Sweeper-Scrubber: efficient and comfortable!

...lity by containing dust generated during the sweeping process; powered high dump of swept debris eliminates the need to manually handle debris when dumping, helping to lower labour costs; Pro-Check pre-operation checklists featured on the optional Pro-Panel help ensure a good start on cleaning operation and 'Zone Settings' take the guesswork out...

GWI attends ISSA with manufacturer Tersano

...ne sanitiser. Stabilised Aqueous Ozone is dispensed via the Tersano lotus Pro and is quickly becoming a 'go to' product for facilities companies that want to significantly reduce their impact on the environment. It is 100% chemical free, leaves no smears or residue, reduces water consumption and crucially does not compromise on hygiene standards...

Clean and efficient in less than no time

...man, Wecovi's marketing & sales director. This saves time and reduces the risk of cross-contamination. "And that is the power of Wecoline Clean 'n Easy; clean and efficient in less than no time. "This is how easy it is... The principle is simple. The floor cloths and mops are delivered in sealable buckets. Depending on the user, the dr...

Truvox: a taste of things to come

...ll excited about a range of really-well thought products that Truvox will be rolling out over the coming months and into early part of 2017 - then told us that we couldn't write about them![TRIMTO] The reason they gave us for holding off on reporting on what we'd seen, is that the company wants to ensure that the products are in stock and availa...

Premiere Products proudly presents 'Kitchen Force'

...ing key food safety compliance trends - from farm to fork. The focus of Kitchen Force is on contamination prevention through efficient, effective cleaning and HACCP cleaning environment colour coding, combined with task icon images, to ensure clear, on-pack communication for multi lingual cleaning teams. End users and distributors are provide...

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...entrants (and sometimes an entry fee) and some deep consideration from the judges, tasked with determining the winners. Having helped judge the Pulire Awards at the Verona show, John and I are aware of the commitment that this involves. Having once again enjoyed ourselves out in Amsterdam, John and I discussed some of the innovation we felt had ...

UK private landowners face increasing costs and fines as fly-tipping reaches one million cases a year

...l-scale fly-tipping cases. The fines are in addition to the more substantial incidents which are criminal offences punishable by a fine of up to £50,000 or 12 months' imprisonment if convicted in a Magistrates' Court. The offence can attract an unlimited fine and up to five years' imprisonment if convicted in a Crown Court. "Private landow...

Uniwipe expands cleaning range with UK wide launch

...bacteria but also effectively pick up and trap dirt. They are also impregnated wet wipes that eliminate dry wiping and chemical mist to give users the exact chemical concentration that's required - meaning you'll never use more than you need. The product launch follows the company's rebrand, which has seen the development of sturdier and easi...

Energy efficiency research and development project worth £900,000 launches in Scotland

...nly installed at construction stage due to cabling and instrumentation, which is complex, time-consuming and disruptive to business. One of the intended deliverables from the project is a system that will offer a low cost solution, easily retrofitted, to the millions of buildings that are currently being neglected. George McGhee, (pictured) NetT...

ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016 - a resounding success

...eople. Visitors came from across the globe to see new technologies and find out what is new and upcoming in the industry. The robot arena and information-packed seminars at the InnovationLAB were two features not to be missed, while the sunny weather made the Outdoor Demo Show more popular than ever. Once inside, the visitors enjoyed countles...

The Quirkies - introducing the Cleanzine quirky awards

... or briefcase though and can be difficult to find when you’re in a hurry and deadlines are looming. Some of them are from companies we don’t know well and after a long day and conversations with dozens of people, it can be a bit hard to remember who is who? Isn’t this usb stick design clever? It contains information on the ne...

The Splash Screen, a new hygiene invention for cleaner and more sanitary public washrooms

... a common problem in the overlooked market of men's hygiene, that upholds consumer confidence by eliminating urine backsplash. Splash Screen exudes a high-level of commitment to quality public sanitation in a health conscious society." Earl Brown, a supervisor for a cleaning company from Los Angeles, CA, has this to say about the Splash Screen: ...

Busman's holiday for Bournemouth window cleaner

...ment that had already been especially flown out. He spent the week making sure the windows were gleaming at the £10m (€8m) property, which has its own cinema, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, huge gym and a glass lift. "Our customers are used to very high standards and we are more than happy to go the extra mile, but flying to the Mediterr...

BIFM asks you to make your views known

... FM Survey 2016 by this Friday 20th May. The survey is open to all FM professionals, takes under 10 minutes to complete and is 100% confidential. Now in its 10th year, this survey has been developed with the BIFM Sustainability Special Interest Group and is sponsored by Waste Cost Reduction Services. The data generated from this year's survey ca...

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...oday from Resource Efficiency & Waste Management Solutions, highlighting a debate on the forthcoming EU referendum. The expert speaking on behalf of ‘Bremain’ discussed the improvements we have made in waste and recycling as a result of EU membership. Although I’m not suggesting that the speaker thinks this way, his words...

All points of the compass and now underground too

...eed to complete the bid together with easy access to supporting documentation and certifications to minimise delays in submission. The firm prides itself on its relationship with its clients, as Matthew explains: "We like to get to know our clients' businesses and how they operate. It's essential that we use every bit of positive information ...

Esclean 2016 is almost here!

...eks away - and the organisers are saying that if the 2014 edition is anything to go by, this forthcoming event is something to get excited about.[TRIMTO] "The 2014 edition of Esclean was a giant leap towards the sectors' objectives," they say. "It succeeded in promoting professionalisation [of the industry] and guaranteed product quality. It enc...

Operation Magnify; Bulletin 4 - Immigration Act 2016: John Findlater of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, writes...

... of low-skilled workers. Measures in the Act to tackle illegal working include: Making it a criminal offence to work in the UK illegally, with the consequence that wages can be seized more easily as the proceeds of crime Strengthening the existing offence of employing an illegal worker Preventing illegal working in licensed premises ...

Focus on floors: cleaning the dance floor when the music is over

...are. The routine often starts with picking up large debris from the floor and then sweeping or vacuuming. Look into a sweeper or wide-area vacuum, which can help improve worker productivity. Scrub. Mopping the dance floor, even with a microfibre mop, should be avoided. It can spread soils further into grout and porous floors. Instead, an autos...

RayVio launches ultraviolet LEDS to facilitate clean water and environments

...CEO of RayVio. "We're facing serious global challenges around hospital-acquired infections and contamination of the food and water supply. This new technology marks an important step in providing peace of mind to billions of consumers around the world." UV light is widely used to protect against germs in water, surfaces and air, and can also aid...

Airport staff in first-ever Global Day of Action to protest against 'poverty wages'

...he US. The efforts were spearheaded by a new global coalition called Airports United, which is determined to secure economic justice and higher standards for airport service workers no matter where they work. The June 1st actions were designed to send a clear message to the powerful corporate executives that with record profits, there's no excuse f...

Don't forget to put on a coat!

...cular surface is especially prone to rust and the ongoing process of treating and protecting is becoming a costly cycle, it may even be advisable to consider an all-in-one product. An encapsulating rust treatment solution offers a quicker and more cost effective approach by converting existing rust into a barrier, which then defends against further...

Hako unveils new service offer

...ve been designed to help customers extend the operating life of their machines, reduce downtime and minimise the risk of unexpected breakdowns and associated repair costs. Heading the restructure is Andy Harling (pictured) UK Service Manager at Hako, who explains that the move was the result of changes in important markets such as facilities man...

Cleaning and FM industry will share, inspire and innovate at upcoming 2016 Facilities Show

...nd washroom hygiene sectors. The 2016 Facilities Show will also feature over 100 complimentary seminar and workshop sessions and more than 300 forward-thinking suppliers. Facilities Show attendees will have access to a wide variety of resources, events and speakers to inform them on what's current and what's coming that could affect their busine...

CleanNZ Expo and CleanSweep Awards bigger and better than ever before

...ed the atmosphere and the busy flow-through of clients," she states. "The return we got was overwhelming... for a small company we received a big return over two days from a good cross section of people who visited our stand. We will definitely be there again!" Andre Quin, CEO of JGID also had a successful show, saying: "We met many decision-mak...

Don't flush - just because it says flushable, it doesn't mean you should

...household paper towels, and other similar products), 5% - 14% household cleaning wipes, 10% - 18% feminine hygiene products, 8% - 12% flushable wipes, 18% - 50% babywipes and 7% 'other' (for example cotton buds and dental floss). Worryingly, 72% of all homeowners admit to flushing items down that toilet that should be disposed of in another man...

RP Adam opens new £100,000 powder plant at Selkirk factory

...or powdered detergent across the UK, and will initially handle 400,000 kilos of product per year, aiming to exceed the one million kilo mark by 2020.[TRIMTO] The investment forms part of a wider £400,000 plant improvement and expansion programme delivered by RP Adam in 2016 which has included a major expansion of the factory and warehouse ...

Kyrgyzstan protests over Kazakh minister's toilet cleaning comment

Kyrgyzstan's foreign ministry has summoned a Kazakh diplomat for talks after Kazakhstan's culture and sports minister said he felt sorry for Kyrgyz migrant labourers having to clean public toilets in Russia, reports Reuters. The Kyrgyz foreign ministry said in a statement last week that Arystanbek Mukhamediuly's comments were insulting and "had...

New clinical outcome study shows 46% decrease in surgical site infection rates at hospital

... Operating theatres are supposed to be sterile environments, but studies show that they remain contaminated with microscopic pathogens even after they have been cleaned. The remaining germs and bacteria can pose a threat to the next patient in that room - but there are ways to dramatically reduce this contamination, as a new study has confirmed.[TR...

Sanicubic XL goes out to sea

...ardman. "In the case of the drilling rig, Fugro GeoServices tells us that it loves the peace of? mind the alarm on the Sanicubic XL offers, even though it hasn't had to use it. "The guys on the rig carry out a daily check to make sure the pumps are working via the control panel on the warning system. Another indispensable feature was the prov...

New study by MoppedUp reveals how having a cleaner is no longer regarded as a luxury

...o don't currently have a cleaner, 43% said they would consider having one in future. Despite becoming more socially acceptable, it seems we're still very British when it comes to communicating with cleaners. More than 10% said they felt too embarrassed to tell their cleaner when they weren't happy, and more than 11% felt they actually had to sto...

Incentive QAS and the City & Guilds Group team-up to provide workforce with living wage

...ng across the City & Guilds Group's offices in London have recently been upgraded from the TUPE minimum wage to the London Living Wage, currently set at £9.40 per hour, in line with the company's status as a recognised Living Wage Service Provider. In addition, Incentive QAS and City & Guilds Group have also ensured those employees wo...

Emprise jumps on board to help sea cadets clean up

...ctivities and training for young people including sailing, engineering, communications, catering, administration and physical training. Many of the activities result in nationally recognised qualifications. T: 020 7549 0800 | E: | W: www.emprise.co.uk ...

BCC publishes survey into UK cleaning industry

The British Cleaning Council has published a survey examining changes in the UK cleaning industry over a 6 year period up to 2014. The study looks in detail at a number of key industry areas like; employment, wages, demographics and company turnover. The Council was asked to collect the UK data by the European Federation of Cleaning Industries,...

Railroad cleaning up tracks from leaking tanker

... crossings. The largest amount of spillage was found in Boone where the train was stopped for 15 minutes and an estimated 1,500 gallons was lost. The material was vacuumed up by clean-up crews and a trench was constructed to contain any seepage or runoff of the material if it rains. Whoever said that cleaning was easy? Imagine the smell from ...

New aqueous degreasers clean up manufacturing

... food processing equipment.[TRIMTO] The new range includes versions with pH neutral formulas, foaming aerosols, low foaming liquids for closed systems and the latest surfactant technology, providing an environmentally friendly alternative to solvent-based products. The new range includes Aqua-Sol Neutra Split, Neutra Split Low Foam, Aqua-Sol ...

Excelerator takes it to the next level

...o the rim of the window, leaving zero water residues, drastically reducing cumbersome and time-consuming cloth prepping and detailing. Extensive testing has proved that working with a Liquidator 2.0 means a net time saving of up to 25% - partly because there is less handling with different tools and partly because the perfect pressure distributi...

CleanCore partners with Healthy Schools Campaign's Green Clean Schools Programme

With green cleaning becoming ever more prevalent and integral to the health and wellness of children, CleanCore Technologies, manufacturer of aqueous ozone cleaning systems, has announced that it will be a sponsor of the Healthy Schools Campaign's (HSC) Green Clean Schools programme.[TRIMTO] "HSC's Green Clean Schools has partnered with numero...

Generous CHSA members raise £8,300 for charity

...tment, eight of whom are currently showing positive signs of improvement. It is hoped that in the coming months they too may be given the 'all clear'. 100% of the funds received by the charity in the past year have gone directly to helping people. "Yet again this year our members have shown their generosity," explains David Garcia, treasurer ...

TCFM helps transform disabled people's lives by partnering with Remploy

...niversary of its partnership with Remploy, the UK's leading provider of disability employment, by aiming to place its 1000th candidate with the organisation. The partnership has transformed the lives of many disabled people supported into employment and who contribute to delivering a great service to clients each and every day.[TRIMTO] Last week...

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...ges to support the story (which should also have been included). There’s an exhibition coming up and it’s following me around the Web like a bad smell. How can I tell the advertiser it’s wasting its money; that I’m not a potential exhibitor and that I’m unlikely to visit its website again in case this harassment (...

Stay above water with flood clean-up tips from the IICRC

... of them to keep air moving and maintain moderate temperatures. Work toward the fan as you clean to minimise cross contamination. 3. Assess damage to items and materials Assess the type of water absorbed by items, such as rainwater, water from broken pipes, contaminated river water or bacteria-filled sewage. There are ways to salvage speciality ...

Recycling company fined after worker was injured in machinery

...transfers waste brought by skip wagons onto a picking line. The Court heard how the conveyor was jamming frequently in the run up to the incident and there was a lack of information, instruction, training and supervision provided by the company to it employees. Nick Brookes Recycling, of Green Lane, Wardle, Nantwich, pleaded guilty to breaching ...

Morclean going for gold (but will be winning with silver)

...he day. However, it is not particularly clean, given that the operators are having to wash out contaminated waste bins. A finer micron filter tends to 'blind' (which basically means block), so filters with large enough holes tend to be used in order that water can be reused all day without blocking. Morclean has recognised that bacteria will bui...

Are you working with water safely?

...Society is running a two-day event on 28th and 29th June 2016 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, which will combine presentations with interactive workshops and will reveal intriguing insights into various water management disciplines. There will be up-to-date information on current and new Government guidance and in addition, the af...

Fresh Breeze Odour Neutraliser's doing the trick!

...a chemically alters volatile odours, making them undetectable. It neutralises ammonia, mercaptans, amines and other obnoxious odours. A downloadable guide to urine contamination and related stain removal is available at: www.prochem-uk.com ...

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...K is better off in the EU. However, 14% admitted that they could still be persuaded to change their mind. Chris Griffin of Manufacturing Futures – which carried out the survey, said: “Manufacturing is a key sector in the referendum debate because so many UK companies trade in the EU and rely on being able to export freely.  T...

Chewing gum problem? Battery powered, dry steam unit now comes in compact version

Following the overwhelming interest in and success of the world's first battery powered dry steam unit for gum removal; the GB1, the specialist gum busting brand known as GumBusters, (part of OspreyDeepclean) tells us it is excited to be launching a new compact version of the same technology - appropriately named the GB Compact. Officially lau...

APC Contech to supply UK hospitals with on-demand disinfection

...and portable. It reduces disinfection times and can easily be carried for use where required, overcoming one of the primary problems associated with static systems. Radius3 is designed for fast, on-demand disinfection of high-touch surfaces such as the entire patient bed area, bathrooms and fixtures, keyboards, monitors, and work stations on whe...

New battery scrubber dryer fully recharges in 90 minutes

...cent ISSA/Interclean show in Amsterdam, the LW30 pro L-ion from Lindhaus, works continuously for 20 minutes and then requires only a 90 minute charge to fully recharge the batteries.[TRIMTO] For a scrubber dryer it appears quite elegant, with its simple design making it look more like a smart vacuum cleaner than a machine that can cope with quit...

i-Clean reports National Living Wage breaches

...ment and action. The need for clients to identify not just those contractors that pay the statutory minimum, but those that go above and beyond to deliver a best in class service provision has never been greater." To date, i-Clean has independently benchmarked the service provision of over 230 separate providers across more than 5800 commercial ...

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... is wonderfully supported by a brilliant workforce very often made up almost entirely of one ethnic minority or another. It may be a Portuguese workforce, for example. When one employee leaves, the supervisor simply puts the word out amongst the local community and a replacement is found almost immediately. These groups work well together, socialis...

SOAPBOX: The impact of Brexit on ISO certification

...certification requirements, such as BS EN 1090-1:2009+A1:2011, Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures. Requirements for conformity assessment of structural components. These requirements are mandatory for companies wishing to buy or sell within the EU, whether that be to/from the UK, USA, China or anywhere else. Oh and of course,...

Cleaning with the power of pure water - versatile and cost-effective

...d PuraQleen water treatment technology, which removes all impurities from normal tap water, transforming it into potent, lime-free, 'pure' water. ProfiII comprises a mobile water treatment unit, a flexible pole system and special brushes for various cleaning purposes and surfaces. It offers effortless, safe and reliable cleaning up to a working ...

Gumbusters demonstrates its prowess on Ellis Island's Statue of Liberty

...s or generators and the 10 litre pre-mixed chemical/water tank, which will last an entire shift, eliminates the need for messy consumables on site, for added safety. The GB1 busts through unsightly gum deposits in a matter of seconds and because it's a completely self-contained unit, it can be safely used during the day and in densely populated are...

Nearly 20,000 restaurants risk losing 61% of customers due to poor food hygiene

... found that London is the city with the largest number of food businesses at risk (5,092), while Birmingham has the highest percentage (17%) of restaurants scoring two or below. It is followed by Leicester (14%), London (14%) and Manchester (11%). Overall, 7% of cafes, canteens, restaurants, mobile caterers, pubs, takeaways, sandwich shops and hote...

Three-phase testing crucial for scientifically validated results claims Genesis Biosciences

...an antimicrobial product range, Genesis Biosciences provides protection to users of washrooms and feminine hygiene units through patented 'vapour technology' based on a natural ingredient. The company's antimicrobial products are thoroughly tested using methods from all three phases of the EN14885 process. This ensures the products' disinfectant...

Disposables UK to become known as Northwood Hygiene Products

...customer requirements have taken priority, so any service disruption during the changeover has been minimal.[TRIMTO] Says Paul Mulready, marketing manager at Northwood Hygiene Products: "This acquisition always looked to be a good fit and over the last year it has proved to be an excellent one. The additional reach and resource will benefit our ...

BCC Brexit Statement

...the industry. The UK cleaning industry also has strong links to partners in Europe, and we are determined to keep those links strong, and we will be extending a very warm welcome to visitors from across Europe at next year's Cleaning Show at the Excel Arena. E: W: www.britishcleaningcouncil.org ...

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...me corrupted over time. I ended up reading the entire poem and it seemed rather poignant bearing in mind what’s going on in the markets following the EU referendum just two weeks ago. A debate on a friend’s Facebook page, that we need the EU to prevent further war in Europe, prompted a post from me pointing out that it’s our ...

Merger set to clean up

...James Wheeler, managing director of Care Facility Management, comments: "We are delighted by this coming together of two highly successful northern businesses - Cleanall's ethos fits with our core philosophy - that of developing our people to enhance our customers' businesses. "We are well established as the 'go-to' specialists in shopping centr...

Cancelled cleaning contracts and endings at three in the morning

...rprises even with good planning. Phone calls, checklists, spray bottles fly by at supersonic speed. Mini pep talks are dispensed. The same questions get the same answers, sometimes in English and sometimes not. After the last building is done it takes a while to decompress and the date changed a few hours ago. This time I thought about those con...

New water fed telescopic poles: nLite One

... nLite One poles ideal for ground level work or transportation in smaller vehicles. The Glass Fibre mini-pole is perfectly suited for areas with little freedom of movement, such as abseiling or cradle work The new ergonomic handle with textured surface for reliable grip makes work noticeably easier. Designed to sit comfortably in the operator'...

Waste as a resource: report, recycle, re-use

...s and insurers, specialist property services and security company, VPS, has as its goal the need to minimise waste sent to landfill and maximise re-use and recycling. "Our bulk waste disposal teams are driving down the waste sent to landfill way lower than the national figures by combining effective client-partnerships with powerful reporting ma...

RayVio deep UV LEDs show strong disinfection performance in tests

...traviolet (UV) LED solution for disinfection. The study shows that RayVio's deep UV LEDs can eliminate bacteria found in hospitals and other buildings more quickly and to a higher degree than many of today's most common disinfection products, aiding in the fight against hospital acquired infections (HAI). A single RayVio UV LED killed 99.999...

Step away from the microbead

...1% of this being caused by microbeads. One study in particular found that around 35% of 670 fish examined, which included six different species, had microbeads in their stomachs, with one fish full to bursting with 83 beads. This is unappetising when you consider how likely it is that fish that end up on our plates may contain plastic, and it on...

Harrison Wipes celebrates 125 years

...d converter of Sontara and the main distributor of Chicopee products as a direct result of our determination to meet customer needs. We can find the right solution, almost whatever the wiping requirement." From a small venture trading recyclable materials including rags, scrap metal and ropes, the business grew into a UK national company manufac...

Ready for CleanExpo Moscow / Pulire?

...the winner of the Russian National Exhibition Rating on the subject of 'Cleaning Services' in all nominations. Exhibition sections include: PROFESSIONAL CLEANING... Carpet care equipment, Hard surface care equipment, Kitchen cleaning equipment, Street sweepers, Equipment for restoration and cleaning of facades, Equipment and means for collect...

Survey of SMEs across Europe and the USA reveals differing outlooks

...h the technology and services they need to grow beyond their limits. As a result, companies are becoming increasingly agile, adapting to customer demands and market fluctuations in real time." www.exact.com ...

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...r they were serious or not… The majority of us hate CCTV systems around our roads, so aiming cameras onto sliproads, where apparently much of the rubbish is dropped, with litterbugs being heavily fined and given penalty points on their licences, really appeals. Don’t you agree? Please get in touch either by emailing me or post...

Sustainability-savvy hotels reduce water and energy resources with simple solution

...states, reducing the amount of water and energy used, continues to be at the top of many hoteliers' minds. Whether they need to meet government-instituted utility reductions, are looking to reduce overall consumption of natural resources or want to lower overall operational costs, hotel operators need a laundry solution that helps them achieve ...

UN agency urges heightened vigilance after H5N1 outbreaks in West and Central Africa

...as become so entrenched in poultry production and marketing systems that it will be difficult to eliminate. For that reason, FAO said, producers and traders need to be made aware about the clinical signs of the disease symptoms, how and to whom to report it, and implement good hygiene practices to halt its spread. In its response to the outbr...

American Cleaning Institute: EPA mandates threaten US jobs and soap raw material supply

The American Cleaning Institute has urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to exempt or minimise the use of animal fats under its Renewal Fuel Standard programme, as it threatens a key raw material used in the cleaning products industry. Animal fats are a key feedstock used by oleochemical producers, which help supply the production of so...

Are stagnant labour productivity levels down to the working environment?

...e workplace providing organisations with detailed diagnostic data on how their workplaces are performing and how these compare to the Leesman benchmark database with 1,400 workplaces and more than 155,000 respondents across the world. The Leesman Index is the world's largest collection of independent workplace effectiveness data which is now pro...

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...n be traced back to the way Government goes about planning and managing business in pursuit of an administration’s policy objectives. Instead of an enduring framework that supports coherent strategic planning, effective business management and accountability, the current approach amounts to a collection of top-down, set-piece processes and gu...

New Eisl eco mixer tap range cuts energy usage and costs

... products packed with features that the consumer is now expecting from brands such as ours," says Dominic Calice, Eisl's director of product development. "The Energy Saving and Water Saving functions are features than can make a real difference. "The Water Saving function offers the consumer a reminder of choice when using these products; with ...

Mitie achieves Carbon Trust Standard

... to highlight that through the Carbon Trust's feedback report we learn about the areas we are performing well in but, more importantly, this report will allow us to better understand the areas that we need to improve on to perform even better." Darran Messem, managing director of Certification at the Carbon Trust, says: "As a business that provi...

Soapbox: don't use Brexit as an excuse to raise prices - and remember - prompt payment is the lifeblood of a small business

...es for cancelled or incorrectly placed orders or just because our customer's customer changed their mind. Of course there is an associated cost but we believe, it's a price worth paying. In the last couple of weeks, emails have been sent out by many manufacturers and distributors imposing what appears to be, a benchmark Brexit increase of 10%. A...

CSSA's Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin examines battery technology

... an Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin, which looks at battery technology in detail, examining the different types and their advantages and disadvantages and in particular with regard to their use in cleaning equipment. It was compiled using information supplied BSA (Battery Safety Hub) and ICE - (Industrial Cleaning Equipment).[TRIMTO]...

CCW Concentrates joins CMI as Associate Member

...line of colour-coded cleaning concentrates was designed to simplify the training component while eliminating all waste and keeping our buildings healthy. We are very pleased to be a member of an organisation that understands the value of training in cleaning." Established more than 50 years ago, CCW provides services, solutions and portion contr...

Ho Chi Minh City to keep close eye on chemical business after food hygiene scares

...orting today that in a new effort to address persistent food safety problems, authorities in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, plan to tighten control over distributors of chemicals, who are accused of supplying toxins that are allegedly found in many of local foods.[TRIMTO] The city is to establish an 11-hectare centre in District 8, to house more tha...

IICRC calls for s400 consensus body volunteers

...d consumables; building service contractors; in-house or captive cleaning providers; managers and administrators of commercial facilities; manufacturers of goods and materials for the commercial built environment; specification writers; design engineers; building engineers; architects; consultants; inspectors; and health professionals are recommend...

Action plan to boost England's food waste recycling unveiled

...every year," said Rory Stewart, The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs' Resources Minister, at the launch. "Not all of this food waste can be prevented or redistributed and this is where the food waste recycling sector has an important role to play in reducing the amount that goes to landfill. "The growth of the food waste recy...

Ten things to know when selecting chemical resistant gloves

..., Neoprene, and PVC. Use a 'chemical resistance chart' provided by some glove manufacturers to determine which material will work best with which chemical ingredients 4. Consider the dexterity of the glove; this refers to how easy the glove is to work with 5. Look for gloves that are puncture- and snag-resistant; a snag can catch on an object and c...

CSSA makes further progress at Summer board meeting

...17 CSSA AGM and CSSA Awards Ceremony. If you'd like to learn more about the many benefits of becoming a CSSA member: E: ...

Captive audience situation leads to development of micro cleaning/disinfecting system

...ound bonding to the protein wall of the membrane of the virus or bacteria, breaking it down, and forming a biocidal monolayer. Crebisol penetrates the cell structure, destroying the organism, rendering it inactive. "The global figures in relation to Norovirus are shocking... nearly 65 billion dollars cost to world economies, 700 million people i...

Australia's contractors continue to embarrass themselves

...ce watchdog (FWO). Under the (Australian federal government) Cleaning Services Award, which sets minimum pay and conditions for cleaners, the Korean backpackers should have been paid at least an hour for ordinary shifts, an hour on Saturdays and an hour on Sundays. www.smh.com.au & www.fwo.gov.au Ed: Alan can be contact...

A great initiative brings recycling to more public parks

... containers. The Park Recycling Bin Grant Programme is designed to address the obstacle of overcoming a lack of recycling convenience. "With the help of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, we're transforming public spaces into beautiful places by making sure more recyclables are being placed in proper receptacles in our parks and natural areas," says Br...

Soapbox: real innovation at last!

...ssociation's recent article in Cleanzine: 'CSSA's Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin examines battery technology' ( thecleanzine.com/pages/ )[TRIMTO] "It's not before time that a new type of battery - lithium - is being developed for the industry (and my golf trolley, which now runs approximately four hours or maybe five on a bad day...

Hilton London Kensington Hotel's new laundry equipped by Girbau UK

...nal efficiency. It opens one of the machine's water inlets to moisten laundry, compacting it and eliminating air gaps. It also makes it easier to unload the machine when washing becomes compacted by high centrifugal forces. The system turns the washer to the left and right to shake the laundry free of the drum. Hilton London Kensington joins a n...

Pure Gleam cements position as a standard bearer for innovative water fed pole cleaning

... made due to a number of business and ethical factors, Pure Gleam has confirmed. By avoiding the minerals and sediments typically associated with standard tap water, and using only purified water, the 'streaking' that sometimes occurs when water is left to dry does not occur. That means Pure Gleam personnel will not spend time manually drying an...

Discover the colour psychology in your washroom with Rentokil Initial

...ection of hygiene products: soap dispensers, air fresheners, toilet seat cleaner, dual sanitiser, feminine hygiene bins - for optimising a facility's hygiene needs while complementing interior design trends.[TRIMTO] The new Signature Colour range is available in seven colors: pink, red, blue, turquoise, green, champagne and black, to match the d...

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... the future of the link tax, which we believe is a cumbersome and unfair money-grab that would undermine everyone's access to information and which will also limit innovation. The lobby pushing this regressive idea will be redoubling its efforts after the Summer break, but if it goes through, then an EU-wide link tax could be passed this next sessi...

Carpet Cleaners Carnival

... Running alongside the exhibition throughout the day there will also be an extensive line-up of seminars, covering a wide range of subjects all guaranteed to improve your skills and raise your business profile. From the technical aspects of cleaning to marketing and improving your business, there will be valuable advice from some of the most reco...

Study reveals innovations in self-cleaning surfaces positively impact jansan industry

...ommented: "For the most part, product innovation has remained relatively stagnant, with most of the minimal technology change stemming from order processing software and systems." Another line of innovation deals with making cleaning products more eco-friendly. Since NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces do not use any chemicals, poisons or heavy me...

What a well-thought-out 'away from home' washroom should look like!

... Even back then, our local authorities were facing huge budget cuts and one of the quickest and seemingly simplest ways for councils to shave off some of their annual costs was to close down the public loos that so many of us had come to rely on. The ABCD member to whom I just referred, had 'gone the other way' by installing pop-up urinals, tha...

Idrobase Group brings Auto Bella car wash novelties to Frankfurt's Automechanika

... the new foam lance specifically designed for the wellbeing of car wash professionals. Made from aluminum, brass and POM, this version weighs one-third less than the traditional model. The patented foam regulator allows different possible adjustments from an increased foam density to a less aggressive wash. There are two versions: with anodized alu...

Xenex germ-zapping robots help Norman Regional enhance patient safety

...losed space. The germ-zapping robots emit a blast of UV light that kills bacteria and viruses in minutes within an enclosed area. Depending on the size of the room, the robots can disinfect in just 5 - 10 minutes. The germicidal UV light disinfects a variety of areas and surfaces including bedrails, tray tables, machines, monitors, keyboards and...

Graffiti gone with Greyland chemicals

... machine if you don't already have one available, but that makes graffiti removal costly, time-consuming, and rather noisy. Instead, why not just keep Greyland's Graffiti Remover to hand? This 750ml trigger spray is a blend of low toxic solvents that will remove a wide range of paints and inks from felt tip pens. Spray on, leave for a few minute...

With its new Robo 2, Carlisle Support Services brings robotics to services industry

...g an installation survey to map the cleaning area, the machine scrubs and dries the floor, all with minimal human contact. An operator simply fills the machine with water, switches it on - and the Robo 2 gets to work. "It is innovative ideas like the Robo 2 which can really enhance our service offering to customers," notes Paul Evans, managing d...

Forum Pulire is a little over a month away...

...ity of work without specific skills," says Afidamp Servizi, and the Italian-based organisation is reminding us that the international conference 'Continuous Training at Forum Pulire', is taking place in just over a month from now on 14th and 15th September in Milan. At the forum, integrated services, manufacturers and distributors will be gettin...

Selection and operating tips for ultrasonic cleaners

...ined) to provide optimum cleaning performance based on what is being cleaned and the nature of contaminants being removed. Most of today's popular ultrasonic cleaning solution formulations are available as water-based concentrates and are biodegradable. These two features provide economies, simplify storage and reduce, if not eliminate, disposal co...

Farnek acquires Smashing! Cleaning Services

...! has also been recognised for the quality of its operation at numerous awards ceremonies, which culminated last year being voted FM Middle East Cleaning Company of the year for 2015, by FM industry peers and experts. Markus Oberlin said of the acquisition: "This new acquisition is yet another milestone for Farnek as we continue to roll out our ...

We have Mail: sanitary bin liners

... what's key is to ensure that every possible way of bacteria being transferred onto us humans is eliminated. We like to suggest taking a "three level" approach to protection. Granules put into the waste bag are often designed to release vapours that sanitise the whole waste from the inside. However there is the possibility of these types of addi...

Evogen Professional: changing perceptions and the industry

Global biosciences company Genesis Biosciences is aiming to change the perception of biological technology used in the facilities management industry, with its award-winning Evogen Professional product range. The microbial range of cleaning products has been developed using eco-benign chemistry and specific Bacillus strains to create strong-pe...

TCFM now part of the Colonel's secret recipe at KFC

...tandards of appearance to the external of each restaurant and Drive-Thru will help to create a welcoming, fresh and engaging environment for customers of all ages. The contract will utilise state-of-the-art jet washing technology along with innovative software which will help to deliver robust scheduling, monitoring and management reporting to K...

BIFM Awards 2016 finalists announced

...Zeneca - Middlewood Court, Macclesfield Campus - 'A Great Place to Work' Interserve and the BBC Ministry of Justice Commuter Hubs Powered By Matrix Booking INNOVATION: Recognising innovative facilities management technology, systems, products and services, and the benefits they bring from cost-savings to enhanced interaction. Innovation o...

Cleaning Products US 2016 Returns to Washington DC for the 10th Anniversary Edition

...ch & Dwight, Evonik, The American Cleaning Institute, The Clorox Company, Dow Chemical Company, Mintel and more. "We are excited to bring the 10th annual Cleaning Products US 2016 conference back to Washington D.C." www.cleaningproductsconference.com ...

Bacteria at universities... but not as you know it!

...the amount that can be discharged. Extra charges are incurred where there are higher levels of contaminants in the effluent, which facilities teams will be keen to avoid. However, the challenges faced on campuses make this easier said than done. Universities often have peak spikes in activity, such as on open days when thousands can attend, or d...

How to cut budgets and improve hospital infection control

...fection. The patient environment and high count touch surfaces are recognised as reservoirs of contamination. However, cleaning is often considered a low skilled task and a burdensome on-cost that is often treated as a soft target for cost cutting, which can be subsequently prove to be a false economy. Effective cleaning is a science that requir...

New crevice scrub from Vikan improves detail cleaning of floors

...or hygienic tool cleaning - even in the join between handle and head, where dirt and potential contaminants can accumulate." The Crevice Scrub comes in five colours - green, blue, red, white and yellow - to facilitate colour-coded segregation of cleaning tools. T: 01793 716760 E: W: www.vikan.co.uk ...

Quantum Care models training for cleaners programme

...ive home. So how does this translate in real terms to cleaning? "We've embarked on a series of seminars at our headquarters that go above and beyond the machine training our homes get as part of their installation service," says Donna. A seminar held for 15 heads of housekeeping from various Quantum homes tackled the use of products and machines...

UK Bank holiday's biggest clean-up

... point could be exchanged for a free soft drink. Also involved in the clean-up operation was Westminster City Council, with the support of Veolia, whose teams were keen to recycle as much as they could. Split into 15 groups that were strategically spread out along the route, they separated out the recyclables, leaving the remainder to be convert...

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...s the better question is – where was Clinton’s hand sanitiser?” The author reminds us that portable sanitiser bottles need a wipe down too, since they will have been handled while our hands were contaminated. She also questions the teaching that we cough into our hands rather than into the air, saying we then transfer the ger...

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...estroom experience," says Impact’s Amy Severtsky. "Clean restrooms, well stocked, including feminine hygiene products and dispensers, are always needed and will always be wanted no matter who uses the restroom or what the sign says on the door.” While I agree with Amy’s sentiment, I abhor the idea of mixed washrooms and hope ...

Artificial enzymes used in cleaning products are 'potent allergens' and need testing, warns study

...hytase (16%), trypsin (15%) and lipase (4%). Alpha amylase, stainzyme, and pancreatinin are predominantly used in detergents, cleaning products and home care products. The highest levels of antibodies, up to 110 kU/l, were found among those occupationally exposed to phytase, xylanase, and glucanase. Some 134 of the total sample were tested fo...

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...John Findlater and others, was planning to resurrect the CSSA and last evening was a celebratory culmination of the efforts of everyone involved. As well as learning about some important initiatives such as a new Cleaning Awards programme, those in attendance discovered that there would, once again, be a CSSA Luncheon at London’s Savoy H...

BICSc announces Annual Awards 2016 Educational Programme: A day of cleaning insights and inspiration

... even bigger event for 2017." The Educational Programme will feature an exclusive selection of seminars delivered by key speakers from ISSA, BICSc, CIMS Associates, Hygienic Concepts, UK Special Risks and The Equality & Human Rights Commission - with more to be confirmed. There will also be an opportunity to network and meet new suppliers...

Delta-Q Technologies introduces Lithium Charger Development Kit

... team - Development of custom and optimised charging profiles - Quick start guides, detailed programming, and design documentation "The price difference between lithium-ion and lead-acid is getting smaller," said Trent Punnett, the company's vice president of sales, product management & marketing. "Applications such as electric scooters, mot...

New agreement will validate and commercialise infection control technology in China

...is a quality-assured system focusing on hand disinfection quality control that can objectively determine hand hygiene effectiveness. The system is designed to teach and to verify if protocols are followed properly. "Infectious diseases are a significant threat to patients worldwide including China and have a burden on healthcare spending," says ...

Tru-D SmartUVC germ-killing robot added to hospital's infection prevention protocols

Frye Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint hospital, recently added Tru-D SmartUVC, a germ-eliminating UV disinfection robot, to its already robust checklist of disinfection routines aimed at ensuring patients have the highest quality, safest care possible. "The acquisition of this technology is simply another way that we're working to saf...

Are the robots coming?

In this article, Peter Forshaw, of recruitment specialist Maxwell Stephens, discusses the effect robots may have on the facilities management industry, highlighting how they have had a positive impact in one hospital by and reducing cross infection, saving time and enabling those they have replaced to carry out more interesting work.[TRIMTO] "...

BPI Recycled Products urges buyers to check refuse sack standards

...spitals, retail and builders' merchants. The environmental benefits of recycling plastic are becoming more important under the Circular Economy agenda: maximising reusable material, diverting waste from landfill and conserving resources. BPI Recycled Products is at the forefront of this having created the UK's largest polythene recycling infrast...

Risk assessment of pushing and pulling (RAPP) tool available from HSE

...sk factors and assessment process, while the assessment guides provide information to help you determine the level of risk for each factor. You can download a free copy at: www.hse.gov.uk ...

Arrow's Chinese investment pays off with new contract wins

... and maintenance solutions, with the majority of our range carrying all the necessary approvals and minimising impact on the environment. "Lotoxane has been our most popular product so far, but we are also now experiencing serious interest from train operating companies in using Ecowash Autoshine to maintain a high standard of presentation for t...

New UK head office for Kärcher

...the UK launched back in the 1970s the world was a very different place... James Callaghan was prime minister, you could buy a house for £13K and the now famous domestic range was still a decade away; Kärcher was at the outset a commercial and industrial supplier. Today the company has grown to employ almost 300 people and its product ran...

The Netherlands announces million contribution to UN-based WSSCC for global sanitation coverage

...o water for 30 million people and sanitation for 50 million people by 2030," said Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, in a video shown at Global Citizen's World on Stage event held in New York City at the NYU Skirball Centre. "And today I'm proud to announce that the Government of the Netherlands will be donating 50 million dollars to th...

MEPs urge action against social dumping

...veness in many European economies, social dumping is a burning issue. This is when enterprises undermine local traditional labour markets and their social levels by using cheaper, often migrant workers for production, or by moving production to a low-wage third country, then importing their products. Employees pay the price of certain governments' ...

Britain seeks increased collaboration with Singapore to save lives at work

...[TRIMTO] He will meet business leaders, and health & safety professionals from the Singapore Ministry of Manpower, the British Chamber of Commerce and the Workplace Safety & Health Council. The British Safety Council, a charity, campaigning body and membership organisation that was founded 60 years ago, has a vision that no one should...

Sustainable Dashboard tool adds Energy Star integration

...r buildings. This score helps building owners and managers understand how their buildings are performing when it comes to KPIs, as measured against other similar buildings nationwide. For instance, a score of 50 suggests only median performance, while a score of 75 or better indicates that a building is a top performer when it comes to reducing ...

FSA chief scientific adviser outlines the challenges of antimicrobial resistance

...ncy's chief scientific adviser, published the latest edition of his Science Report yesterday. It examines the science behind antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, and presents the latest findings around the role that food plays in the problem. The report is published as the President of the UN General Assembly convenes a one-day high-level meeting ...

CHSA Golf Day raises record breaking £6,500 for charity

...e from Harrison Wipes (Stephen Harrison, Alistair Needler, Steven March and Alex Belt), with Arco coming second and last year's champions, Greyland Chemicals, coming third. Golfers and non-golfers alike were also treated to a spectacular display of trick golf by Tricky Rob! "We're incredibly pleased to have raised so much for Helping Treat Ca...

Facilicom's support of fair wages leads to award shortlisting

...dependently and updated annually. It is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the 'Minimum Income Standard' for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet. Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis and the Livin...

A loss of income, or a boost for local businesses?

...tells us that over the past few months, PTUK has been in touch with its charity supporters about forming a consortium of likeminded organisations with the aim of improving and increasing access to toilet facilities in the UK. She says that the response to date has been very positive and there is recognition that by working together towards a common...

Kaivac launches 'Stop The Mop' campaign

...ive floorcare methods. The website showcases 'Disgusting But True' facts about mops and the contaminants they can spread. The site lays out the case against mops using data from scientific studies conducted by Charles Gerba, Ph.D., Jay Glasel, Ph.D., the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at the University of Massachusetts, as well as Kaivac's own r...

Nottingham hospitals' cleaning contractor slated for poor cleanliness

...ndry and catering services in 2014. In July, hospital bosses said the cleaning contract could be terminated if standards did not improve. Image: Dirty sackholder, courtesy of UNISON union members Ed: Nothing was said in the report about budgets... whether, for example they'd been cut by the Trust (as sometimes happens) or indeed, whether Cari...

Purell brand extends portfolio with launch of surface disinfecting and sanitising sprays

...ident and general manager of business development, says of the launch: "Our customers want peace of mind that the hygiene products they use on their hands and surfaces are worry-free for them, the environment and do what they are intended to do - kill germs that can make us sick. "Our new surface disinfecting and sanitising sprays work with othe...

Mitie launches new gutter cleaning service using Space Vac's 15m high super-vacuum

...the debris, sucking everything down into the wet vacuum cylinder at ground level. After the vacuuming, the technician can use the camera once more to ensure that all previously identified debris has been removed and the job is completed. By using the gutter camera and vacuum, all the work is done from ground level without endangering the technic...

Escalator cleanliness goes up as cleaning costs go down

...ots into the treads of the escalator, effectively combing dirt, grease and other soils from the oncoming steps. The REN pad holder is light and has a telescopic handle. It takes just one person as little as 15 minutes or less to soak the pad in a trough of solution, fit the pad, and remove it after a thorough cleaning cycle. "We've demonstrated ...

Walk-thru etiquette...what to say, what to do - and what not to do

... "The contract cleaning industry is very competitive. This means that the potential client is forming an opinion about you - and comparing you with your competitors - from the minute you walk into his or her office. To make the best impression when meeting with a potential customer, contractors should become aware of proper 'walk-thru etiquet...

Artificially-intelligent cleaning system could save food manufacturers £100m a year

... of water at approximately 430 million litres a day. As current technologies cannot accurately determine exactly how dirty food and drink processing equipment is inside, cleaning can last up to five hours a day - to minimise food safety risks. Cleaning accounts for 30% of energy and water use and leads to excessive productivity down time and ove...

Clorox Healthcare introduces 'next generation' of bleach

... Fuzion is Environmental Protection Agency registered to kill Clostridium difficile spores in two minutes, which the manufacturer says is the fastest kill time available) and 35 other pathogens in one minute. "At Clorox Healthcare, we are constantly looking for ways to expand the breadth and depth of our bleach portfolio to meet the needs of h...

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...upply and an entire shift could disappear ‘down the road’ if the local Tesco raised the minimum hourly rate of pay over what they themselves were earning, leaving the contractor in dire straits.   But what’s the answer? Is it a case of needing to be more flexible and perhaps ensuring that everyone who comes into the coun...

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...y get away with, without getting caught, is quite a temptation, isn’t it? RAC Business reminds us that driving at 80mph instead of 70mph will only save us six seconds a mile, or 10 minutes over 100 miles, and that driving at 80mph can use 25% more fuel than driving at 70mph. That extra 10 minutes saved for every 100 miles of travel,...

Air Products names Sea-Land Chemical as distributor of several additives products

... distributor for several of the company's Functional Additives offerings which include Tomadol, Tomamine, Nonidet, Tomakleen, Tomadry and Tomadyne products. Effective 1st November, 2016, the deal will see Sea-Land replace Harcros Chemicals as Air Products' distributor in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Montana, South Dako...

Nilfisk partners with Carnegie Robotics to launch technologically advanced, autonomous cleaning solutions

...ies proven to work safely in unstructured environments such as military operations, agriculture and mining. Our partnership has focused on thorough, intensive research and exhaustive, rigorous testing to develop the most sophisticated, highest functioning autonomous cleaning products the industry has seen to date." The first product to launch in...

British Cleaning Council in safe hands as it meets at HSE safety lab in Peak District

... Cleaning Show 2017. Looking forward to the Cleaning Show, Chairman Simon Hollingbery said the seminar programme looked extremely impressive and was confident visitors would be delighted with the array of guest speakers. Member associations where once again offered the chance to share the main BCC stand and several have expressed an interest in ...

Hand dryer market to reach ,350 million by 2022, finds globally-allied market research

... and public washrooms among others. However, rise in health concerns due to microbial cross-contamination and associated noise pollution issues are expected to hinder the market growth during the forecast period in some extent. Nevertheless, ongoing research and development to improve quality, energy efficiency, and reduction in noise is anti...

Innovative safety assessment techniques avoid animal testing

...ive non-animal techniques for filling hazard data gaps for 261 high production volume chemicals, eliminated the need for over 1,200 animal tests that would have sacrificed 115,000 to 150,000 animals, according to a newly published study. Available in the journal 'Regulatory Toxicology & Pharmacology', it describes how these non-animal metho...

Winners of BICSc Annual Awards 2016 announced

...ng and accreditation within the cleaning industry. BICSc welcomed special celebrity guest Louise Minchin, broadcaster and journalist who hosted the evening. The 2016 winners are: The Sholom Gordon Award, sponsored by Citation: Mike Fletcher, FBICSc The Eric Hill Medal, sponsored by Hygienic Concepts: Carol Davis, LBICSc Colin H...

North America FM market to reach US0.21 billion by 2024

...d of forecast period, expanding at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 13.5% therein. The report examines the historical trajectory of the global market and presents detailed forecasts regarding the market's development from 2016 to 2024, examining the competitive dynamics, segmentation, and major drivers and restraints of the global refrigerated c...

Matrix marks major milestone: making steam cleaning machines for a decade

...efficiency of our cleaning regime at Chester Le Street Hospital, where achieving maximum results in minimum time is essential. "Exemplary training was given on the use and care of the high performance machine to all members of staff. Training was carried out by members of Matrix's Education of Steam division, who issued those they'd trained with...

Emprise awarded places on two new Framework Agreements

...dor Theatre Group, MTV, Man Group, De Vere and Hilton Hotels.? T: 020 7549 0800 E: W: www.emprise.co.uk ...

Improved hygiene standards achieved for animal care and brand protection

...tions to improve hygiene but the means of assessment are subjective and not measurable. ATP bioluminescence testing equipment from Hygiena International provides a simple rapid hygiene test, with its products being well established in the healthcare sector for over 10 years. The equipment provides a simple, rapid method for measuring surface are...

CSSA relaunch: "A wonderful evening"

...irectorate and Executive Groups, we have some of the most experienced and brightest forward-looking minds in the industry. With combined experience spanning hundreds of years the Association is primed and ready to work with and for its members for the next 50 years. "Come and join us." Bob Vincent, LCC Support Services, is delighted with the ...

Toilet providers, cleaning and FM companies seek recognition in the 'toilet oscars'

...l as functional facilities to meet all of each user's personal requirements. Hygienic services that minimise the risk of infection transfer, whilst also saving energy, continue to become more prevalent. There were high levels of entries across 60 entry categories with shopping centre entries continuing to increase each year. The corporate entran...

Cordless floorcare equipment offers greater flexibility

...ls may have restricted versatility and freedom of movement, the cordless versions are now taking prominence on the market and it's becoming a rarity for cord versions to be chosen," says the company's Peter Morley. "For areas where an electricity supply is not available it is now possible for floor cleaning equipment to reach. "With the continuo...

New fragrance Love valid for Neo Breeze LCD air freshener

... by two alkaline LR20 batteries. Equipped with a timer with three spray frequencies: 7.5, 15 and 30 minutes (3000 sprays approximately) and a sensor that allows the user to choose the operating mode: round-the-clock or just when there is light, the unit is effective in spaces between 25sq.m and 60sq.m, depending on the specific characteristics of t...

Dust extraction specialist launches campaign to improve working environments

...t Doctors' campaign, which sees it offer free dust assessments to businesses - helping them to determine the best ways to improve processes to remove threats to workers' health and production processes, as well as improving overall output efficiency. With over 40 years' experience, Dustcontrol UK is offering its expertise as 'Dust Doctors' to pr...

New company headquarters in Neumünster optimises supply possibilities

...m, of which almost 20,000sq.m are built. In addition to 19,000sq.m of storage space, training and seminar rooms for about 90 people as well as offices for sales and administration are available. Approximately 170 employees work at the new location. In order to be able to carry on the operational business smoothly to the satisfaction of the custo...

Porter Adventist Hospital unveils robots that zap dangerous germs

...s aureus). The portable system can disinfect a typical patient or procedure room in four or five minute cycles (depending on the robot model) without warm-up or cool-down times. It can be used in any department and in any unit within a healthcare facility, including isolation rooms, operating rooms, general patient care rooms, contact precaution...

Singapore seeks technology to improve productivity in cleaning and refuse collection

Singapore's National Environment Agency and the Ministry of Transport jointly issued on Monday a Request for Information for the design and development of self-driving multi-purpose utility vehicles (MPUVs) for street cleaning and refuse collection in public spaces. "Through this RFI, we hope to seek information from the industry, institutes of...

MECTW welcomes Isnaad as its Specialised Cleaning Service Pavilion partner

...further leverage to showcase our innovations, which we see taking off as an industry trend in the coming year." The event is taking place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, in just under a month; from 13th - 15th November. www.mectw.com ...

Pest control products & services market to reach US$ 28.6bn by 2026

...ecting a year-on-year growth rate of 5.8%. The segment is expected to continue to remain the most dominant in the market until the end of 2026. The residential end user segment is expected to be valued at US$ 9,956.6mn by 2026. When it comes to regions, North America is expected to remain the most dominant regional market in the global pest cont...

Trafalgar launch the Eco City Sweeper 2 and the Eco City Picker. Two new battery machines guaranteed to put an electric smile on everyone's face!

With our nation's streets becoming more congested and local authorities' desire for more round-the-clock cleaning in our towns and cities, Trafalgar Cleaning Equipment has launched two new battery powered machines designed with operators and pedestrians in mind - the Eco City Sweeper 2 and Eco City Picker.[TRIMTO] Keep Britain Tidy reports tha...

Bunzl announces trading statement and completion of three acquisitions

...e and ongoing discussions taking place, the company expects to make further acquisitions over the coming months. "The purchase of both Tri-Star and Kingsbury has further expanded our foodservice and food retail product offerings in the UK and Ireland and extended our customer base in these important market sectors," reports Frank van Zanten, chi...

Diversey Care to sell discovery robotics' machines under its Taski brand

... Corp. since 2013. It is a member of Industrial Scientific's iNet Alliance which is committed to eliminating death on the job in this century. "Discovery Robotics has created a leading-edge solution based on 3D lidar, sonar, ultrawide band and other technologies to create a patent-pending indoor navigation and localisation system," said Thomas B...

Reaching the Tipping Point: Keep Britain Tidy's action plan for fly-tipping

...available to local authorities to help keep household waste recycling centres open and reduce or eliminate charges for bulky waste collections. [TRIMTO] It is also calling for stiffer sentencing in magistrates' courts and it has announced that it will develop a duty of care campaign, #CrimeNotToCare, to support local authorities in educating the...

Bona partners with Healthy Schools Campaign's Green Clean Schools programme

...aning to the forefront of hundreds of school and universities.[TRIMTO] "We are thrilled to be teaming up with the Healthy Schools Campaign to educate and advocate for healthy indoor environments, such as schools," said Cate Vanegas, director of marketing, Bona US. "A healthy indoor environment starts with the floors and for almost a century Bona...

The Age of Fear: new polling reveals a gloomy, divided Europe

...likely as any other to support leaving the EU as the preferred long-term strategy. Yet, significant minorities in all countries either want to leave the EU or reduce its powers: (57% in Sweden, 55% in France, 41% in Spain, 40% in Poland, 39% in Germany). Poland is the only country where a sizeable minority (21%) wants to keep things as they are....

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...ged and the rest going to landfill.   When I saw the clear up operation get underway it reminded me of the appalling conditions some of those involved in cleaning have to endure for their jobs. I would hate to be the person who has to sort through that lot, which has already been sorted through by the local rat population, flies, bluebott...

New real Living Wage Rates announced for London & the UK, to impact cleaning contractors

... rate has increased by 2.4% from £8.25 to £8.45. This is 17% higher than the Government minimum for over 25s which is £7.20 per hour. And in total, nearly 1,000 employers have signed up since Living Wage Week last year, bringing the total number of accredited Living Wage organisations to nearly 3,000. These employers across the...

Australian Cleaning Industry to enjoy new national show

... to that. The positive industry response to this-from a wide range of stakeholders-has been overwhelming." ISSA director of EMEA and Oceania Dianna Steinbach, adds: "It became clear to ISSA that many Australian cleaning and hygiene industry firms and their customers felt that having two competitive events was financially unsustainable, logistica...

Hospital installs bacteria-fighting operating room light fixtures

...to be taken out of service and/or activated by a trained operator, Indigo-Clean is automatic, which minimises human error and room downtime. Partnering this continuous environmental disinfection technology with current cleaning protocols, leaves the room cleaner and safer for the patients and staff. "Maintaining a safe, clean environment for our...

Urbanns' natural pest control solutions helping India get rid of bed bugs, fleas, ticks etc

...be safer than chemical based ones. Urbanns' products are based on Diatomaceous Earth - a natural mineral base on fossilised algae, also known as Siliceous Fossil Flour, D.E., diatomite, or kieselgur/kieselguhr. The manufacturer has been working with a group of agricultural scientists to test product variants and effectiveness as well as build th...

Eurogip's new comparative study on musculoskeletal disorders focuses on cleaners

...ated to work at a height. His condition began with inflammatory syndromes in which pain was predominant. Accessorily, articular disorders and a decrease in muscular strength appeared. Increasingly obliged to ask his colleagues for help, he decided to consult his family doctor and a rheumatologist who diagnosed bilateral rotator cuff tendinopathy...

New study reports improved sleep quality for those working in Green-Certified Buildings

...he US Green Building Council's annual Greenbuild conference in Los Angeles, employees in high-performing, green-certified buildings had 26% higher cognitive function test scores than those in similarly high-performing buildings that were not green certified, even after controlling for other potential explanatory factors. Among the findings, part...

Lindhaus launches LS38 L-ion, the new mini multifunction cordless vacuum cleaner

... size," says Nicola Negro of Italian manufacturer Lindhaus. "We succeeded with the new LS38L-ion, a mini 'twin force' multifunction vacuum sweeper for floors and carpets." This new machine, 100% made in Italy and holding an international patent, is quiet and easy to use, thanks to its ergonomic lightweight handle, (weighing just 100 gr), the alu...

New charging solutions provide superior reliability and charge quality for electric floorcare machines

...00 and RC1200 are products we have developed with our customer price points and product roadmaps in mind," says Trent Punnett, vice president of sales, marketing, and product management at Delta-Q Technologies. "RC Series chargers are ready for the future, with the ability to precisely charge lithium-ion and lead acid batteries, providing manufa...

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...g in low skilled and low paid work, the qualifications and skills women acquire; and outright discrimination.   I can’t help feel that its comments on ‘low skilled and low paid work’ refer to the cleaning industry amongst others but I’d question the thinking behind it. To my knowledge, the professional cleaning ind...

New minimum wage rate for South African cleaners

South Africa's contract cleaning employees' minimum wages are to be increased from 1st December. Cleaners in Area A (the City of Cape Town) Ekurhuleni, City of Johannesburg, City of Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay; and also local councils of Emfuleni, Merafong, Mogale City, Metsimaholo, Randfontein, Stellenbosch and Westonaria) will earn a minim...

Healthcare settings see spread of new drug-resistant fungal infection

...ogram. Information gathered through these networks plays a key role in tracking resistance and informing policies and interventions. The challenge of emerging antibiotic resistant threats like C. auris highlights the need for urgent, coordinated, international public health response and the importance of CDC's AR Solutions Initiative. The timely...

Ten tips on selecting a janitorial cart

...learly separates wet and dry areas; this helps prevent cleaning chemicals and other moisture from coming into contact with the user and electrical items, such as vacuum cleaners. 9. Some carts are made from recycled materials, promoting sustainability. 10. Carts come in a myriad of colours so make the most of the choice Impact Products is ...

Indian government procures machines to reduce dust pollution in New Delhi

...s, so that there is a permanent solution for the dust pollution problem. Last week, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, directed the PWD to reintroduce, within two weeks, vacuum cleaning on 1,250 km of roads - a process that had been halted during the monsoon but which was now urgently needed again. A recent IIT-Kanpur study recently identi...

New Research to support the business case for paying the Living Wage in SMEs

...oundation. "It shows yet again that paying the real Living Wage, which goes beyond the statutory minimum, not only ensures that people earn enough to meet their costs of living but brings real business benefits for small employers through improved productivity and staff retention. I hope this will encourage even more small and medium sized emplo...

New emergency shower launched at Abu Dhabi show

... as a result of both controllable and uncontrollable variables so it is important to provide decontamination facilities on site which are easily accessible. To ensure the fastest possible decontamination time, Empteezy has designed a wrap-around shower which is activated by walking on to a grid mesh. The u-shaped encased structure provides a tho...

ISSA, ARCSI members approve merger

...'s resources, we will be able to grow our membership and provide wider options for education programming. We are also poised to drive the message to consumers of the benefits of using a professional residential cleaning company and, with the support of ISSA, we can bring that to fruition." Under terms of the agreement, ARCSI members will retain ...

Greyland back in London for 2017 Cleaning Show!

...[TRIMTO] "We made no secret of the fact that the Cleaning Show needed to move from the NEC in Birmingham", says Greyland's MD Richard Dyson. "We were not certain that London would be the best alternative though, so we visited rather than take a stand. "We were pleased to see the buzz, meet some of our customers, and hear that the event, for m...

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...’t someone think of that before?’ moments when I received notification about its forthcoming collection changes.   Our enormous ‘rubbish for landfill’ green wheelie bins, one of which I could perhaps make last for six months, are to be swapped (in terms of use) for our medium sized ‘cardboard, plastics and co...

How do you clean a plane?

... and targets, so planning and priorities are key. Some airline companies use real-time data to determine when aeroplanes are arriving - and at what time - so they can be ready to spring into action. The performance of the cleaning team can also be tracked in real-time to make sure every minute counts. The process of cleaning a plane varies depen...

CHSA backs CSSA Inaugural Awards

..., Corporate Social Responsibility, 'Best of the Best' New Products, and Outstanding Contribution. Nominations open on 14th November, with the deadline for submissions being 24th January. The winners will be announced on 15th March at the Cleaning Show in London's ExCel exhibition & conference centre. To register an interest in the Awards or ...

Vectair Systems crowned one of the world's greenest manufacturers for its V-Air Solid air freshener

...mmunities. Basingstoke-based hygiene manufacturer Vectair competed against more than 500 other nominees in the Green World Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and was presented with a trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation in Bucheon, South Korea on 28th October 2016. Vectair won the Bronze Award in the Engineering and Manufa...

Girbau washer saves the day at RNLI's busiest lifeboat station

...ew and casualties is prodigious, and needs high temperature to deal with river water and other contamination and a robust reliable machine. The donation of a machine from Girbau has revolutionised our laundry arrangements and is massively appreciated by all the crew." Based next to Waterloo Bridge, the lifeboat station saves lives and responds t...

Green Machines UK's business review leads to overseas move

...ing that its production and delivery capabilities are not affected anytime during any potential upcoming transition process. "For our partner suppliers, our aim is to maintain the highest quality standards for our machines, and it is our intention to continue working with our current suppliers and honouring our commitments to them," says Otto Ra...

The aqueous ozone timeline...

...eases to 1,043 by 1977 and nearly 2,000 by 1985 1984: Ozone is used to clean and sanitise the swimming pools installed for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles 1996: US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) clears use of aqueous ozone systems in food preparation facilities 2001: FDA allows the use of aqueous ozone to sanitise food 'contact su...

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... of clean, hygienic and well-stocked public toilets, over other less-important drains on the ever-diminishing budget. I hope you all have a wonderful day and well done to the winners!   Although it won’t have been sent to coincide with the Awards, I received a press release today from Waterless Co in the US, revealing that two resea...

We have Mail: Mixed washrooms? We don't think so...

...arch & Education Society estimates that about 1% of the British population are gender non-confirming to some degree. According to the BBC web-site, the Human Rights Act 1998 protects the privacy and dignity of gender variant children and adults. (Quote): "This protects people from being called by the wrong name, or being mis-gendered, or being ...

Twenty-nine countries join forces to prevent healthcare associated infectious diseases

...onally and alternatively to an appropriate use of disinfectants and antibiotics - are thoroughly examined to reduce microbial activity, associated infections and the increase of antimicrobial resistance," says Dr Francy Crijns, chair of the AMiCI consortium and senior lecturer-researcher at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen, the Nether...

TTUK spokesperson takes part in Ministerial Round Table

...lets UK's Gill Kemp was one of three women and 35 men from various organisations who took part in a Ministerial Round Table recently, on roadside facilities. TTUK had been invited to lead on two agenda items: 'Minimum Standards' and 'Provision of facilities for visiting drivers', but the discussions focused more on lorry parking (especially in t...

Bunzl branches out further into Europe

... and increase the breadth of our product offering in this important market. We look forward to welcoming the businesses and their employees to the Group." T: 0207 725 5000 W: www.bunzl.com ...

Savlon India introduces low cost innovation for hand hygiene

...to a soap-like cleanser and generates lather as soon as it is placed under water. The chalk dust forming lather on washing with water is a unique experience that engages children and educates them on the importance of cleaning with cleansers." The Chalk Sticks project is a first of its kind initiative, in a series of on ground activities being u...

Campaign group to protest against QMC hospital cleaning contractors with 12-foot rat

...oncerns at the highest levels in Carillion. "We will evaluate this independent report over the coming week, whilst bringing together all available evidence so that the NUH Trust Board can make a decision on the future provision of cleaning services and the wider Carillion contract by the end of November." Carillion said at the time: "We have ...

Cashflow problems undermine four in 10 small UK firms

Four-in-10 (38%) small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have suffered cashflow problems over the past two years, according to new research by Amicus Commercial Finance, the specialist lender of flexible working capital to SMEs. The figure rises to two-thirds (65%) among medium-sized firms with between 50 and 250 staff. According to the study ...

Cannon Hygiene Canada announces name change

...International. As part of the acquisition agreement, a new name and rebrand were required. "Naming your new company is a lot like naming your firstborn," says Peter Farrell. "It sounds a lot easier than it is. We were looking for a name that would continue to reflect our focus on hygiene, but do so in a healthier, fresher, cleaner and more en...

French FM market to reach US0.42bn in value by 2024, says TMR

...ket for facilities management in France over the next few years. In France, FM services are predominantly utilised in the business services and IT; pharmaceuticals; healthcare; industry and manufacturing; hotel, leisure, and entertainment; food and beverages; public administration; energy and resources; retail and wholesale, and the transportati...

Christeyns scores a hat-trick as it takes third industry award in a month

...alent to provide for the firm's future. The event was hosted by Michael Portillo, former cabinet minister-turned-broadcaster and attended by a host of representatives from Yorkshire's first-class business community. Christeyns' managing director Nick Garthwaite, who himself started his career as an apprentice said: "We were absolutely delight...

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...ined value of £400K. All these contracts are London based and include; 8 Northumberland, a prominent events venue; Benugo's and Yo! Sushi restaurant outlets; Chancerygate, a commercial property company, and Queens Ice & Bowl, leisure facility. Dominic Ponniah, chief executive, Cleanology comments: "With a remit to put Cleanology on the...

Nautiel celebrates 25 years in yacht cleaning?

...a Prochem Europe-supplied Sapphire 460SS, truck-mounted extraction cleaning machine. Business is booming! Carpet, mattress, upholstery extraction and dry cleaning are just some of the wide range of services offered to super-yacht owners at the luxury marinas of Barcelona, Denia, Valencia and Palma on the island of Majorca. "Maintenance and pr...

Airport is overall Tork Loo of the Year Awards winner

.... "Gatwick Airport first entered Loo of the Year Awards in 2015 with two entries in the South Terminal and won the National Category Award for England in the Airports Category and the UK and Ireland Market Sector Award for Transport," reports Awards managing director, Mike Bone. "All its 2016 entries were exceptionally clean and well maintained....

Global cleaning technology leader exposes cleaning habits in new 'Come Clean' Survey

...nds, family and neighbours can safely admire your outside decorations without leaves and debris becoming a hazard as they accumulate on your driveway, sidewalk and steps. To expedite the process and avoid paying for costly lawn maintenance services, try an easy-to-operate gadget like a Push Sweeper that allows you to sweep five times quicker than a...

Brightwell Dispensers continues to grow in Europe and is opening operations in Germany

...omers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with expert customer service and technical support." Armin Thurner has been appointed to lead the sales team and will be supported by a dedicated Customer Care and Marketing team. Armin says: "I'm delighted about the opportunity to lead the growth of Brightwell Dispensers in Germany, Austria and Switz...

London Junk 'Waste Collection Experience Day' gift package: A truly unique gift!

...e capital. The day will begin at 06:00 at London Junk's HQ in north London. You'll be given a 20-minute training session before being issued with your very own London Junk uniform for the day. By 06.45 you'll join a two man crew on one of the company's fleet of shiny refuse collection trucks and on your way to your first job of the day. Yo...

Higiexpo 2017 "shaping up nicely"

...ire and train this labour force and makes them leaders and managers. T: (55-11) 3079-2003? E: W: www.higiexpo.com.br ...

Zero Heroes - how to tackle Birmingham's food mountain

Almost half of all waste placed in the City of Birmingham's household wheelie bins is food - that's the shock finding from new research carried out by Birmingham City Council. A two-week survey of a sample of bins in May and June of this year revealed that 48% of waste within 'residual' (household/non-recyclables) bins was food. The finding...

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...ter from the car. This fine could then be tripled if unpaid for a month. The document revealed that ministers are frustrated by how hard it is to prosecute drivers over discarded litter because they cannot be easily identified, and that in future, the driver should be held responsible unless they can convince the guilty passenger to cover the fine....

ICE acquires Cleaning Equipment Supplies

...uture for the CES business and its customers. "Some of the very different innovations that are coming through have really delighted me, and I am sure once launched next year will create many more opportunities for us." Colin Moore, co-founder of CES, will retire from the industry once the business has been fully handed over. The CES busine...

Unger Stingray shines all around

...more efficiently... Cleaning indoor glass using traditional sprayer and a cloth can be time-consuming and labour intensive, especially in areas with lots of internal glass surfaces that have to be kept spotless at all times, such as offices, hotels, restaurants and shopping centres. Using ladders or climbing chairs to clean at height can also be...

Cleaner dies and another hospitalised after cleaning chemical release at US Industrial Park

...eaner has died after being overcome by fumes from cleaning agents, which Hazmat officials have determined were caused by some type of chemical reaction or release - possibly from a janitor's closet - located in a company staffroom. A second man was hospitalised, but we understand that he has been/is being released.[TRIMTO] Beatrice Fire & Re...

Nautiel celebrates 25 years in yacht cleaning

... a Prochem Europe-supplied Sapphire 460SS truck mounted extraction cleaning machine. Business is booming! Carpet, mattress, upholstery extraction and dry cleaning are just some of the wide range of services offered to super-yacht owners at the luxury marinas of Barcelona, Denia, Valencia and Palma on the island of Majorca. "Maintenance and pr...

HSL to run a one-day course on 'Slips and Trips - Falls Prevention'

...potential model Characterising flooring, which tests work, which don't and why The role of contamination in slip accidents The effect that good and bad cleaning techniques can have on slips How footwear can help in reducing slip accidents Preventing trips The causes of stair falls and how to reduce the risk There will also be an oppor...

Water-free robotic solar panel cleaning system at work in India's Bhadla Solar Park

... prone to frequent dust storms, which can reduce energy generation by as much as 40% in a matter of minutes. Traditional, labour-intensive, water-based panel cleaning solutions are neither cost-effective nor timely when immediate recovery from sandstorms is mission-critical to maintain a levelised cost of electricity. To alleviate the production...

Demand for amines in cleaning products to reach 1.6 million metric tons in 2020

Demand for amines used in cleaning products is expected to increase 4.4% per year to 1.6 million metric tons in 2020. The growth will be fueled by rising populations and per capita incomes in developing economies, especially in the Asia/Pacific region, where those with improved earning capacity are turning to higher-performance cleaning produ...

National Trades Union Congress announces new deal for Singaporean cleaners

...f the changes are depicted in the image. The TCC further encourages cleaning businesses to adopt minimum-maximum wage ratios of: 1.2 for all job tiers below multi-skilled cleaners-come-machine operators; and 1.3 for multi-skilled cleaners-come-machine operators job tiers and above. This facilitates the payment of increments to better performing,...

New formula Sansafe antimicrobial bin liners join Cromwell's portfolio

...iners.By using Sansafe liners the need to use a separate anti-microbial/bacterial product may be eliminated in most situations, saving operatives time and cost. Measuring a generous 615mm x 590mm, the liners fit most 30-35 litre bins, while the white opaque film helps obscure the contents for discreet removal. The liners are packed in rolls of 2...

Dramatically improve field manager productivity with Templa Mobile v2

...ng site puts a heavy burden on field managers when they are covering payroll and general employee admin, staff training, materials and consumables ordering, periodic schedules, one-off/ad hoc cleans, quality auditing, health and safety compliance, equipment, PAT tests, etc. All these tasks that used to require reams of paperwork and trips to and fr...

Cleaning contractors should reflect on 2016 to help make 2017 better

... substantial growth." He also says he found that some larger contractors decided to reduce or eliminate add-on services such as lighting services or car park cleaning, so that they could concentrate on their core business. "And yet other contractors successfully introduced add-on packages in 2016 that proved very successful." While he says 20...

Major outcomes from Sustainable Cleaning Products summit

...ing Products Summit, hosted in Paris a few weeks ago, highlighted some of the sustainability shortcomings in the detergent and cleaning product industries. Summit participants called for greater attention to green formulations, packaging and consumer behaviour.[TRIMTO] The summit opened with an address by Professor Dr. Michael Braungart, co-foun...

Make a New Year's resolution to enter this year's CSSA Awards!

We all know that minds were focused on many other things during the festive season - and of course there's this horrible flu-like virus that's circulating so aggressively and knocking us down like skittles, so the Cleaning & Support Services Association has quite sensibly extended the closing date for entries into its inaugural awards. If you...

New research shines a light on what really works in performance management

...rt critically evaluates available academic studies and metastudies on performance appraisals and examines their findings and assumptions. It looks at two core components of performance management - goal setting and performance appraisals - and considers the dynamics of evaluation and the nature of feedback. Rather like prescriptive medication, t...

SCA launches Tork Stainless Washroom Upgrade Solutions in North America

...ance and efficiency requires significant time and money.[TRIMTO] While the washroom isn't top-of-mind for the average person, it is arguably the most often-used facility in any building. Whether it be a restaurant, hotel, university, transportation hub, hospital or office building; unclean, poorly-stocked and outdated washrooms leave a negative ...

Taking the trauma out of biohazard cleaning

...se of trained biohazard cleaning operatives, including fires, floods, property clearance and decontamination - particularly when a property has been vacated by a hoarder or someone who was unable to carry out basic domestic hygiene tasks - to cleaning up following an unexpected death. Whatever the trigger is for the clean, the required outcome i...

An award-winning team at Julius Rutherfoord

...inking in cleaning." www.wandsworthawards.biz Image: (from left) Julius Rutherfoord sales administration manager Tiona Murray, sales & marketing director Marcus Heap, Steve Berrill, HR Manager, and Virginia Schuldt, head of customer services. Image courtesy of Charlie Round-Turner T: 0207 819 6700 E: W: www.ju...

Cromwell instructional videos now on line

...os, now available to view on the company's channel: www.youtube.com Each less than two minutes long, the videos include 'How to calculate the specification for your refuse sack', 'How to calculate the correct size liner for a square or rectangular bin', 'How to calculate the correct size liner for a circular bin' and 'How to perform a ...

Six-in-10 SME invoices unpaid within debtor period

...for almost half (49%) of their overall revenue. As well as the financial implications, Amicus examined the psychological impact on business owners caused by lengthy payment delays. Almost a third (28%) said it has caused them considerable stress and anxiety and a fifth (19%) reported that their frustration had turned into anger. One-in-10 (10%) ...

RPM acquires two companies with combined annual net sales of million

...de Day-Glo, Dryvit, RPM Wood Finishes, Mantrose-Haeuser, Legend Brands, Kop-Coat and TCI. www.rpminc.com ...

What will happen to chemicals regulation after UK withdrawal from EU?

...Agency (ECHA) and relatively little of its regulation has been transposed into UK law. The Prime Minister has said that leaving the EU will involve converting the body of EU law into British law (via a 'Great Repeal Bill'). However, the Government has said that up to a third of EU environmental law cannot be simply 'copy pasted' into UK law and ...

Health institutions to introduce day-specific coloured bedding to improve hygiene

...ry in the more developed countries has been pushing the idea of colour-coding to prevent cross-contamination, but now an organisation has gone one stage further by introducing day-specific colour-coded bedding, to improve hygiene and patient care, while ensuring that the sanitation mechanism that has been put in place, is adhered to.[TRIMTO] Acc...

Meet Moptimus Prime, the latest recruit to Mitie's cleaning team!

... is in front of it and stop moving. The robotic scrubber-dryer uses ultraviolet technology to eliminate 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, and its advanced purification and recycling system can save up to 26,000 litres of water and chemicals associated with manually operated auto-scrubbers. The robot was named via a Twitter poll, with the hospita...

And what excuse do you have for not paying workers the minimum wage?

...10 most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the UK National Minimum Wage were revealed yesterday by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. The announcement is part of a £1.7 million UK Government awareness campaign designed to encourage workers to check their pay to ensure they a...

iVo RovaWash - new, compact, low profile, robust floor scrubber

...d very simple to use. The waste tank is simple to empty and clean, and maintenance requirements are minimal. T: 08450 340 150 W: www.ivo-group.com ...

Cleaning Show expected to almost double in size in 2017

...ng and hygiene event. Attendees will be able to try out products, learn from a wide range of free seminar sessions and get free advice - and not forgetting that all-important networking! With the 2015 move to London, the Cleaning Show organisers created a series of compelling new features for the event, ensuring that visitors and exhibitors get ...

Delhi's sanitation workers' strike poses serious threat to health and hygiene

...a report by the Jantaka Reporter. After meeting a delegation of sanitation workers, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that Rs 119 crore (£14,399,000) had been provided for salaries, but the workers say that this is not enough. "Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has tried to cheat the sanitation workers," said the union's president Sanjay...

Keeping food clean and safe to eat

...here are three primary ways that food in restaurants and food processing facilities can become contaminated and unsafe to consume. These are: 1. Biological: unhealthy microorganisms in the food 2. Physical: hair, dirt, airborne pollutants that get in the food 3. Chemical: intrusion of cleaning chemicals into the food[TRIMTO] "Knowing the thre...

Cost saving opportunities for the global janitorial cleaning services market 2017-2021

...hat use advanced technology to ensure effective and efficient services while at the same time being mindful of the health and wellbeing of the workers and the environment. One of the most significant levers to employ against supplier competition is the offering of specialised capabilities, which can assure better business opportunities, notes th...

Smart, safe and effective: Can 'probiotic' based cleaners change the FM industry?

...g benefits at a very low price, but the low-price point means that once diluted the product is only minimally effective and requires either frequent cleaning or a lot of labour to get the desired results. That's without considering the long-term damage those products cause when applied on surfaces, the hazard they pose to employees, and the impa...

Tru-D SmartUVC added to hospital's arsenal of infection prevention protocols

...tal care services (EVS) team, it has adopted Tru-D SmartUVC, a UV disinfection robot, to provide terminal room disinfection once the EVS staff performs manual cleaning protocols.[TRIMTO] "Mission Hospital is committed to providing the highest level of patient care possible in the cleanest health care environment possible," says Tarek Salaway, ch...

Innovation in the bag

...in the burgeoning circular economy. What singles RPC bpi refuse out from many other businesses aiming for circularity is its closed loop system. Every stage of the process is managed in-house; the company owns and operates the recycling plants, as well as manufacturing end products from its own sites. The polythene used to make the company's ...

Depureco's DF: the new concept of vacuum

Innovation, reliability and flexibility: Depueco tells us that its latest vacuuming innovation - the DF Series, has been designed to reflect the needs of a fast changing market, with the main target being to provide a wide range of quality products - along with solutions, for all the main specific requirements of any sort of specific working appl...

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...o one wants to take responsibility for anything, so contract it out and think 'out of sight, out of mind’!” I have no idea why Carrillion was apparently performing so badly on this contract… Had the contract value been negiotiated so tightly that it couldn’t possibly provide the service it wanted to, for the money ...

Scientific breakthrough reveals unprecedented alternative to battery power storage

...nburgh without the need to recharge, but when it did recharge for this operation to take just a few minutes to perform." Imagine the difference this could make to a cleaning operation that currently relies on equipment that either has to be plugged in or is battery operated! Supercapacitor buses are already being used in China, but they have ...

New system uses predictive technology to alert staff that dispensers should be refilled

...n Lerner, Smartlink Solutions business development vice president, Gojo. "Designed with the user in mind, this new and innovative solution allows those using this technology to have complete visibility to a dispenser's status to ensure the dispenser is always filled and in good working order." www.gojo.com ...

BCC Chairman hails Cleaning Show seminar programme

...irman, Simon Hollingbery, is urging visitors to the Cleaning Show in March to attend at least one seminar, as he says there is a wealth of information available that will be relevant to anyone running a UK cleaning business.[TRIMTO] "We've organised a very comprehensive array of guest speakers and seminars which will examine important aspects of...

Singaporean hotel's waste management system up for 'Most Green Collaboration' Award

...aste disposal system. The Marina Bay Sands installation received a Distinction of Service Award for minimising food waste at the recent 3R Awards for Hotels, sponsored by the National Environment Agency and the Singapore Hotel Association. BioHiTech's distribution agreement with Enerprof, through its Flexi Systems subsidiary in Singapore, has al...

ISS provides one winner and two of the three finalists at the edie awards for sustainability

...ed the 2017 Sustainability/CSR Manager of the year, whilst Helene Carpentier was one of the three nominees shortlisted in the category. Kristina's award highlighted her exceptional work implementing projects that support the 'Zero Waste to Landfill' target for a major retail bank client across the contractor's 2,156 sites. Her efforts over the y...

Floorbrite completes Mannequin Challenge

...elves. Having watched the video, we though they did a great job too and whoever was in charge of filming has very cleverly shown off many of the products offered by the company, so as well as being fun, the challenge was a good marketing exercise! Was it our imagination, or did one of the mannequins blink? See for yourself at: https://you...

CMS Purus Innovation Awards to debut at this year's Show

...proving air quality. The entries will be assessed in two stages by a jury of experts who will examine the products' innovative features based on five criteria: 'Functionality, ergonomics and usability', 'Emotive appeal / feel, styling and the example set by the product', 'Eco-friendliness, energy efficiency and raw materials', 'Life cycle costs'...

Steve Backshall talks rubbish!

...sign up now and show your support for the campaign and help make a difference (it takes less than a minute). If there is a badly littered area near you that needs some attention, make sure it can be highlighted as part of the publicity campaign by notifying the organisers and including a good-quality picture - with the area'slocation, at: E: ...

Alliance Paper and Tissue premises burns down

...on the environment added Area commander Taylor. "The paper was allowed to burn under control, to minimise the amount of water used and the potential spread of chemicals stored on the site. We also ensured that the nearby road was reopened in time for the morning rush hour." The cause of the fire has yet to be established. More images can b...

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...he UK's authorities on our circulation) could you please do us all a favour and ensure that when criminals like Ashley Mooney are prosecuted, you let your local newspaper know what punishment has been meted out? If we can 'name and shame' and if the punishments are harsh enough, you might just deter others from blighting the landscape with rubbish....

Creating a facilities management programme: 'Do's' and 'Don'ts'

...for improvement. Pay attention to the areas in which your FM programme could become better. By determining what changes need to be made, you could increase efficiency and reduce expenses. Calculate costs. Assess the specific needs in your facility and develop a plan to convert to more innovative, cost effective solutions. When evaluating your ...

Julius Rutherfoord designs bespoke cleaning solution

...mental performance, Julius Rutherfoord will enable us to realise our environmental goals over the coming years. We can trust them to build strong bonds with our other key partners to ensure we deliver a world class experience for visitors to the Design Museum." Marcus Heap, Julius Rutherfoord sales and marketing director, adds: "This is a fantas...

Teens wow officials with train coach cleaning system

...hes, in a project said to have impressed cleaning officials even attracted the attention of railway minister Suresh Prabhu. The students - five of whom are US citizens and all aged 12-14 - visited Vadodara and Mumbai stations to study the rubbish disposal in train coaches before devising the cleaning system.[TRIMTO] The system is designed to pro...

Greyland awarded new Environmental and Quality Standards

...ts. Their Greenest Range was introduced for those customers looking for selected products balancing minimum environmental impact with maximum efficacy. "Becoming one of the few companies in the UK to hold both internationally recognised standards has been a great achievement," says Greyland's Technical Manager Stephen Mckay. "It has been a re...

Fight Norovirus and keep schools open

... Prevention has published guidelines including the recommendation of cleaning and disinfecting contaminated surfaces with a disinfectant registered as effective against Norovirus by the Environmental Protection Agency.[TRIMTO] In addition to Norovirus outbreaks in schools, the CDC has recommended in its Vessel Sanitation Operations Manual the us...

Clorox Professional introduces new portfolio of odour control products

...survey from US-based Clorox Professional Products. However, the survey also finds that the odour elimination products currently on the market are not fully addressing professional cleaning needs.[TRIMTO] To help, the manufacturer has introduced Clorox Odor Defense Spray, which as been scientifically formulated to identify and capture odour-causi...

Top Danish law firm picks ISS Denmark as its facility services partner

...ice provider, will focus on ensuring and developing a high level of service in Axel Towers." Flemming Bendt, country manager of ISS Denmark, says: "We are proud that Gorrissen Federspiel has chosen us to provide facility services in its new home, where we will service about 300 in-house users every day. We look forward to ensuring a welcoming...

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...d lab with brand new analytical equipment, and plan to start extending the main warehouse and new administration centre this Summer.   “Selden Research is exhibiting at the Cleaning Show at ExCel, London, March 14th – 16 th . Premiere Products will feature on our stand together with Jeyes Professional – and the new S...

Making the choice between an apprenticeship and university - is the UK realising the benefits of on-the-job learning?

Apprenticeship schemes are becoming increasingly popular as people look for more cost-effective, debt-free routes to gaining experience and full-time employment. This article, by property maintenance provides Novus Property Solutions, outlines some of the reasons that apprenticeship schemes are becoming a firm favourite among young people. ...

MEPs to vote this week on regulation of robots

From drones to medical and cleaning equipment, robots are increasingly becoming a part of our everyday life. But although some 1.7 million robots already exist worldwide, their use is still not properly regulated. Members of the European Parliament are currently debating and are about to vote on a report calling for rules to regulate the use of r...

Demand for drone technology lifts off at Mitie, with clients recognising efficiencies and cost savings

Mitie client, Hammersmith & Fulham Council, is welcoming innovative drone technology to help survey its homes and identify repairs. Working with surveying company MLCS3, Mitie has introduced the drone flights to help spot problems with buildings faster - in place of unsightly and expensive scaffolding - which should lead to improved servic...

GV Health wins contract with Compass Medirest and Bunzl to supply over 30 UK hospitals

...disinfectants. GV Health said it has become the first manufacturer and supplier to be awarded 'Nominated Supplier' status by Compass-Medirest. The agreements cover over 30 mainly NHS acute hospitals throughout the UK where food and catering services are fulfilled by Compass-Medirest. The multi-year agreements have an initial value of over &po...

Keeping food clean and safe to eat

...here are three primary ways that food in restaurants and food processing facilities can become contaminated and unsafe to consume. These are: 1. Biological: unhealthy microorganisms in the food 2. Physical: hair, dirt, airborne pollutants that get in the food 3. Chemical: intrusion of cleaning chemicals into the food Knowing the three m...

Sodexo reveals trends shaping the global workplace in 2017

... responding to new conditions, all while keeping employees agile, too, by using disciplines such as mindfulness. The rise of cross-workplaces: The newest iteration of collaborative workspaces takes co-working to a new level, with organisations not only sharing physical space and resources but also intentionally structuring interactions across ...

Slips and Trips / Falls Prevention course being held in London 9th March 2017

...potential model Characterising flooring, which tests work, which don't and why The role of contamination in slip accidents The effect that good and bad cleaning techniques can have on slips How footwear can help in reducing slip accidents Preventing trips The causes of stair falls and how to reduce the risk There will also be an oppo...

Selden Research acquires Premiere Products

...d lab with brand new analytical equipment, and plan to start extending the main warehouse and new administration centre this Summer. “Selden Research is exhibiting at the Cleaning Show at ExCel, London, March 14th – 16 th . Premiere Products will feature on our stand together with Jeyes Professional – and the new Selden br...

65% of SME businesses not ready for tax digitalisation

...arterly - as they will have to do by 2018 - the transition should not be too expensive or time-consuming for these businesses. A further 27% use computers for their bookkeeping, but will need to change their systems. This may mean retraining staff, but not to the extent of the 23% who are used to manual record-keeping, who will need to train a m...

Reconfigurable work platform combines the flexibility and strength

...competitive must look for cost reduction. A safe work environment ensures continued productivity by minimising lost work days and work restrictions due to injuries. With the increasingly challenging economic climate, companies need to focus on aggressively reducing costs. Jaguar Building Services, which maintains the New York Stock Exchange B...

One in four UK abattoirs fails to meet basic hygiene standards

One in four slaughterhouses is failing to take basic hygiene precautions to stop contaminated meat reaching the public, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal. An analysis of government audits carried out at more than 300 abattoirs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland identified major hygiene failings in more than a quarter of the...

Health & safety 'top of agenda' at Cleaning Show

...Attendees will also be able to try out a wide range of new products, attend a wide range of other seminars including the Future of FM and Business Development advice. The Cleaning Show 2017 takes place from 14-16 March 2017 at London's ExCel Exhibition Centre. Registration to attend is free-of-charge - sign up now at: www.cleaningshow.co.uk ...

Cleaning services market to reach ,299 million, globally, by 2022

...rvices market is segmented by service type into commercial cleaning services (window cleaning, vacuuming, floorcare, and other services such as kit cleaning and dusting) and residential cleaning services (maid services, carpet & upholstery, and other services such as polishing, vehicle cleaning and appliances cleaning). Commercial cleaning s...

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...ply fed by the rains falling on the North Downs? Who knows? Anyway, I'm looking forward to a gleaming sink, drainer, taps and kettle, streak-free windows and shower screen and a scum-free bath - oh - and drinking tea that doesn't have dark patches floating on it, which stick to the side of the cup as it slowly empties. I gather I'll also be spen...

New Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards introduced

... original Attendant of the Year Awards having been introduced some years ago, when public toilets dominated entries and 'toilet attendants' were employed in most entrants' washrooms." While the range of gradings and national Loo of the Year Awards and UK/Ireland trophies provide adequate recognition of the washrooms and their providers, it is th...

Rentokil and PCI partner up to consolidate leading role in Indian pest control market

... advantage of the increasing demand for commercial and residential pest control services over the coming years," explained Andy Ransom, chief executive of Rentokil Initial. "Both companies operate similar business models with a strong commitment to colleagues and delivering outstanding customer service." Anil Rao, chief executive, PCI and cha...

How to monitor urine in pools - by testing sweetness

...) in urine and sweat react with chlorine to form disinfection byproducts (DBPs), including trichloramine, that can cause eye irritation and respiratory problems. Xing-Fang Li, Lindsay K. Jmaiff Blackstock and colleagues say this evidence has highlighted the need for improved understanding of pool chemistry to raise awareness and educate the pub...

Tennant Company announces agreement with Ambienta to acquire IPC Group

...ed potential." Tennant expects the acquisition to be completed in the 2017 second quarter. The timing is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. www.ipcworldwide.com / www.tennantco.com ...

Grow your business at the Cleaning Show with free advice from the experts

... out of recession, uncertainty around Brexit and growing business pressures with new legislation on minimum wage and pensions, The Cleaning Show is offering free seminar sessions from a wide range of industry experts to help you grow your business. On Wednesday 15th March the afternoon programme will be aimed at SMEs and medium sized businesses ...

CMS Berlin 2017: Top keynotes at the opening of the WFBSC Congress

...ivate data on the Internet and with the decentralisation of internet infrastructure. In 2011 the prominent American magazine 'Foreign Policy' named him one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. He is one of the supporters of the Charter of Digital Fundamental Rights of the European Union, which was published at the end of November 2016. For applicatio...

CHSA Accreditation Scheme members deliver near perfect compliance in 2016

...audit and secured Accreditation Scheme status, it will continue to be monitored periodically with a minimum of two audits each year, giving buyers of the products the certainty that standards are sustained. The first members of the Accredited Distributors Scheme are to be announced shortly. www.chsa.co.uk ...

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...elivery depot, which distributes groceries to online shoppers in London and Essex. Then it was feminine hygiene services provider PHS, whose gloved operative was filmed transporting filled bins out of a Morrisons supermarket store and to the van for removal, using one of the customers' shopping trolleys, which the operative allegedly didn't clea...

Ozo Innovations launches Eloclear System to advance food factory hygiene

...ial control and a more consistent disinfection result than traditional hot water, detergents and terminal sanitisers. On site production of Eloclear is monitored and controlled using advanced sensors; secure data recording and 24/7 monitoring. Authorised and authenticated, it enables customers to monitor production using a computer or smart devi...

Lithuania develops OiRA tool for the cleaning sector

... Action Plan: At the fourth assessment stage, you have to decide what measures you will take to eliminate the risks identified, and what resources are needed. Based on the information, the next phase will be an automatically prepared statement. You do not need any special training to start using the tool. www.client.oiraproject.eu ...

Immersive Igloo transforms sewer training - but without the smell

...water training into the 21st Century, and is perfect for the Millennial generation, brought up on gaming and digital TV. "The aim is to make training and learning much more real, meaningful, interactive and, ultimately, effective. We're very pleased to support Lanes' vision for what the Igloo can achieve." The Igloo, supplied by Igloo Vision,...

International participation at The Cleaning Show at all time high

... suppliers than ever before. There will also be an international flavour to the free-to-attend seminar sessions with Dan Weltin, editor in chief of Sanitary Maintenance magazine flying in from the USA to talk about how the cleaning industry is embracing the Internet of Things and Andreas Lill, director general of the of the European Federation o...

Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen - report launch

...s are created and how they function we can foster zero carbon behaviour as the new normal. Overcoming carbon lock-in: Industrialised economies have become locked into fossil fuel dependency over many decades. We can challenge this by creating practical, clean energy projects at a local scale. These initiatives need to be supported by government ...

Aramark's new processing facility in Texas increases cleanroom services capacity

...in April 2015, in Toronto." Aramark is an industry leader in supplying sterile garments and contamination control supplies, serving critical environments in the pharmaceutical, medical device, microelectronics, semiconductor, and aerospace manufacturing industries. The company offers innovative products for cleanroom environments such as the ...

Bioklenz disinfectant gets approval from M&S

...ven efficacy against yeasts and moulds including 'spiny spore' which are significantly harder to eliminate than regular spores. All M&S food and beverage suppliers and producers must use approved disinfectants that satisfy exacting standards and that are both effective and safe. Bioklenz has undergone rigorous testing by Campden BRI to achie...

TC Facilities Management secures cleaning contract with Whole Foods Market

... Whole Foods Market stores in England.[TRIMTO] The team from TCFM, led by divisional director Cosmin Tecuta, will ensure that the impeccable standards for which TCFM has become known in other retail settings, will be replicated. This, in turn, will enable Whole Foods Market to meet or exceed customer expectations on every shopping trip, which is...

OCS to recruit 900 apprentices with new scheme

...elopment business partner at OCS, who will be responsible for leading the scheme, says: "The forthcoming apprenticeship levy provides the opportunity for us to implement a development programme which delivers for our people, our customers and OCS. "Apprenticeships will allow us to attract and retain the best talent through a focus on supporting ...

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... for all the show news and pictures and new product information we've gleaned this week, over the coming weeks. In the meantime, let me congratulate the winners of the CSSA 'Inauguration Debut Awards', developed to recognise everything that shines within the UK cleaning sector - great products, great systems, great contractors, and great people ...

Waste: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste, European Parliament says

...to deliver a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. Parliament will now negotiate with the Council of Ministers.[TRIMTO] Statistics for 2014 suggest that 44% of all municipal waste in the EU is recycled or composted. This compares to just 31% in 2004, and by 2020 EU member states should be recycling or composting over 50% of waste. "Today, Parl...

Lindhaus cleans the Dutch Royal Palace in The Hague (Paleis Noordeinde)

... maintain the valuable carpets of the Royal residence is RX eco Force range and the portfolio performing at the palace includes all three versions of the machine: 380E - 450E - 500E. This product line is in good company, since it is already being used by the administration of the White House in Washington, the US. For the cleaning of the floors ...

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...r are awaiting a response to an email you've sent, please expect a call or email from me over the coming weeks... As most of the news featured in Cleanzine is gleaned via email and Web systems I've set up, it's not been easy to prepare today's issue. This has led me to look at other areas - including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. and I must s...

Independent study proves efficiency of R-D Rapid Disinfector UV-C disinfection system

...disinfection solution for combating pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections; outperforming other systems against which it was tested. Published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the peer-reviewed study of UV-C disinfection systems detailed the pilot testing and experiences of Vancouver General Hospita...

Kevin Costner works with Water Planet to advance sustainable water reuse

...pful. "Computers excel at rapid computations, including compiling waves of information and performing integration, derivatives, or logarithmic fits. Our experience already shows significant cost savings by using artificial intelligence to optimise membrane systems, which helps deliver more water at less cost." In keeping with 'Why Wastewater'...

Vectair Systems granted Ecolabel mark for its Sanitex MVP Foam Soap

... another environmental breakthrough with another of our products." Sanitex MVP Foam Soap is a foaming lotion soap that is highly effective at cleaning hands, yet is extremely mild and gentle to the skin. A balanced formula, the dermatologically tested Sanitex MVP Foam Soap can be used frequently to cleanse whilst being kind to hands. The formula...

Apply now to compete for the CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA)

...lin Exhibition Grounds. The panel of judges for the CMS Purus Innovation Awards is made up of prominent experts and consultants who are acknowledged specialists in their field. In the initial evaluation stage (nomination) the judges concentrate on their own specialist areas. In the second evaluation stage (conferring the awards) the decisions ar...

Cleaning Show in London well attended and business done

...anagement System – ICE Locator by ICE Other show highlights included the free-to-attend seminar programme which attracted over 1,000 visitors who gained expert advice on anything from health & safety, to growing their business or the future of robotics and the technology's potential impact on the industry. Feedback from exhibitors ...

Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040

...aused by depleted sources of safe water and the ways climate change will intensify these risks in coming years. According to the report, 663 million people lack access to clean water, while 36 countries are currently facing extremely high levels of water stress, which occurs when demand for water far exceeds the renewable supply available. Warme...

DJB Cleaning Supplies first in the UK to become a CHSA Accredited Distributor

...e. To maintain its Accredited status DJB Cleaning Supplies will be monitored periodically with a minimum of two audits each year, giving buyers of their products the certainty standards are sustained. Image (back row from left): Chris Weyman, Matthew Hyndman, Dave Bruce, Jamie Davis, David Wilding, Jon Young (front row from left): Jenny Kolot...

Return of the Dook to Dukinfield

... over 500 bottles of toilet cleaner as individual prizes during the 3 days, along with nearly 1,000 miniature Dooks as entry prizes in our Hook a Dook competition. "We are currently going through the huge amount of new distributor enquiries we received and expect some good new business for Greyland in the near future." Greyland's Toilet Clean...

Public sector FM outsourcing is growing: how can providers & FM professionals benefit?

...cruitment - writes about the growth of outsourcing in the public sector... "FM outsourcing is booming, but that's not the only big news. The definition of facilities management is changing, too. A huge trend is rising within the public sector, favouring outsourced experts to deliver services rather than in-house employees.[TRIMTO] Whilst this...

Prochem Europe broadens training offer to professional cleaners in 2017

... for the Midlands plus a series of WoolSafe sessions to complement the company's well-established seminars held throughout the year at its dedicated training academy in Chessington, Surrey.[TRIMTO] One-day regional courses staged at Birmingham City Football Club's ground, St Andrew's will cover carpets next Wednesday 29th March and Upholstery ne...

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...e only needed a small percentage of this highly expensive chemical, but that the vial contained the minimum amount that the supplier was prepared to offer. The majority of the product would be discarded. "Just imagine the costs involved, across the entire NHS!" he said. "And just imagine that across all the chemicals and other products the NHS has ...

Self-cleaning surfaces solve janitorial challenges and provide an advertising opportunity

...be. After deploying NanoSeptic surfaces in medical and dental clinics, its Elementary Academy and administration offices, other groups such as the local school districts and the Tribal Casino have also decided to deploy these self-cleaning surfaces. "As a Green Certified facility, we are on constant lookout for ways to improve," says Jess Baidwa...

ISSA/Interclean Latin America: another successful show

...that attendees represented included healthcare, hospitality, food service, office and/or building administration, laundry services, government and education. The 2017 show provided a platform to network, exchange knowledge, and do business in the Latin American market. ISSA/Interclean Latin America 2017 also hosted a comprehensive educational se...

Businesses could save thousands by switching to a fuel card

...es paying for fuel at the pump with a credit card. While initial fuel expense savings can appear minimal, when combined with the cost of time spent submitting and processing, expenses they very quickly mount up. In fact, a small company employing four people could be saving more than £1,500 per year by simply switching to a fuel card syst...

Sealed Air announces sale of New Diversey to Bain Capital Private Equity for approximately .2 billion

...pay debt and maintain its net leverage ratio in the range of 3.5 to 4.0 times, repurchase shares to minimise earnings dilution, and fund core growth initiatives, including potential complementary acquisitions to its Food Care and Product Care divisions. Sealed Air's board of directors has authorised an increase of the share repurchase programme ...

Art Cleaning's work declared 'a masterpiece' at National Awards Ceremony

Art Cleaning, in Birmingham, took home two Federation of Window Cleaners' awards that were presented at the recent UK Cleaning Show. Window cleaner Robert Baker, from Walsall, was presented with the UK's Window Cleaner of the Year Award for his 51-year commitment to the industry and for overcoming many challenges to continue doing the job he l...

TC Facilities Management & Remploy celebrate 1000 jobs & longest serving employee

... Remploy has more than 70 years' experience of supporting disabled people into employment, transforming lives and improving social inclusion. Tarik, cleaning operative at Tesco Canton, near Cardiff, commenced work back in December after a successful interview and work trial to show he was ideal for the job. He was joined by David Kenneally who ...

Concerns about cleanliness and infection control in independent ambulances

...as also written to all 260 independent ambulance providers to highlight its emerging concerns and remind them of their commitment to provide safe and effective care. "Patient safety must be a priority at all times," says Prof Sir Mike Richards, chief inspector of hospitals at the Care Quality Commission. "Vehicles used to transport patients must...

"What a welcome! Our first experience of the Cleaning Show was one we'll never forget"

writes Anthony Wilkey, of Best Minds: "Earlier this month, Best Minds was invited to present at the Cleaning Show in London's ExCeL Centre. Michelle Cachucho - our founder - and I are fortunate enough to have a lot of experience of this kind of thing, but we'd not presented at the Cleaning Show before and were very much looking forward to it. ...

Prochem Europe broadens training offer to professional cleaners in 2017

... for the Midlands plus a series of WoolSafe sessions to complement the company's well-established seminars held throughout the year at its dedicated training academy in Chessington, Surrey.[TRIMTO] One-day regional courses staged at Birmingham City Football Club's ground, St Andrew's will cover carpets next Wednesday 29th March and Upholstery ne...

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...e only needed a small percentage of this highly expensive chemical, but that the vial contained the minimum amount that the supplier was prepared to offer. The majority of the product would be discarded. "Just imagine the costs involved, across the entire NHS!" he said. "And just imagine that across all the chemicals and other products the NHS has ...

Waste to energy market gains public-private partnership attention due to EU 2020 renewable energy targets

...traints and regional outlooks. It assesses the WTE aspect of municipal solid waste management and dominant incineration technologies, such as grate, gasification and fluidised bed. "WTE plants are a key factor for quality recycling and pave the way for a circular economy that will bring in more employment opportunities, especially in semi-skille...

Clorox Professional's Total 360 System uses proven electrostatic technology

... Clorox Total 360 Disinfectant Cleaner4: EPA-registered to kill 19 illness-causing organisms in two minutes or less. The ready-to-use, one-step disinfectant cleaner eliminates odors and kills outbreak-causing viruses like influenza, rhinovirus and norovirus and bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA and Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecium ...

New Standard published: ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup

...nician for inspecting and investigating blood and other potentially infectious material (OPIM) contamination and for establishing work plans and procedures. The S540, which assumes that all scenes have been released by law enforcement or regulatory agencies, describes the procedures to be followed and the precautions to be taken when performing ...

SCA to become two listed companies

...les and the forest products business for approximately 14%. Synergies between the operations have diminished over time. Today, SCA owns 2.6 million hectares of forest in Northern Sweden, an area corresponding to about 5% of Sweden, making it the largest private forest holding in Europe. With this unique resource as the foundation, SCA has develo...

Biotechnology sachet solution

...ogy is a fantastic advance which has rightly been embraced by the industry," notes Cleanology CEO Dominic Ponniah. "However, as with all cleaning products that require dilution, people often use too much product; they think that the more they slosh into a bucket, the more effective they will be. "Using too much product - especially biotechnology...

Citron Hygiene acquires Alpine Jan-San

...o this market," said Citron Hygiene president and CEO Peter Farrell. "Alpine has long been the dominant washroom hygiene service provider in that market and I am delighted that Alpine's owners, Ray and Kim Olthof, felt that we were the right buyer for their company." Added Ray and Kim Olthof: "We wanted to ensure that we sold to a company tha...

Upcoming WFBSC congress programme finalised and available

The programme for the upcoming World Federation of Building Service Contractors congress - taking place later this year from 18th to 20th September and in Berlin for the first time - has been released by the German Federal Guild Association of the Cleaning Trade and Messe Berlin. The congress will be opened by EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinge...

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...rselves at home? And however well a 'pre-admission' uses the bodywash, they're going to become contaminated on their way to hospital, aren't they? Particularly if they're taking public transport? And what about the costs of sending the bottles out, in the first place? It really does beggar belief, doesn't it? Please get in touch either by email...

Hospital sees 12% C. diff reduction in two-year, CDC-funded study

With the help of a fleet of germ-eliminating UV robots, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare (CRH) experienced a marked decrease in its Clostridium difficile infection rates.[TRIMTO] After participating in a study on UV disinfection and seeing significant results, CRH has invested in Tru-D SmartUVC to help with its infection rates. The 310-bed fa...

Proposals for cutting food waste discussed

...recise meaning of 'best before' and 'use by' labelling.. "Moreover, we should address the shortcomings of existing EU legislation where it hinders food donations. We need to update our common VAT system to allow for tax exemptions. A form of 'good Samaritan' legislation at EU level could lead to greater volumes of food being donated and reducing...

Major property, media and retail brands in Q1 2017 contract wins

... Maidenhead, Oxford, Fareham, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Heathrow along with six premises across London homing UK operations for Rlex Group. Formerly known as Reed Elsevier, RleX is a multinational information and analytics operating in the scientific, technical and medical; risk and business analytics; legal; and exhibitions markets. Regent Samsic se...

AQS and Panton McLeod partner to produce clean water solutions in Ireland

...d and returned to service quickly and safely in a way that removes the risk of cryptosporidium contamination. "We're delighted to be working in partnership with Panton McLeod to offer a unique and powerful combination of expertise to the Irish water supply market," says AQS technical director Ronan Beasley. "PM88 is the market leading non-agg...

Afflink offers Earth Day tips for distributors and suppliers

...heir most significant contribution in reducing the industry's environmental footprint. With this in mind, he suggests the following: Renegotiate Service Level Agreements - the agreements that require suppliers to make smaller deliveries, often driven more by a lack of confidence in the supplier than actual need. Renegotiate SLAs so that delive...

The right side of the law

...ions service UOL sites in Leeds, Manchester, Chester, Bristol, London (Bloomsbury and Moorgate), Birmingham and Guildford. Tracing origins back to 1876, the UOL is the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education and lays claim to having trained more lawyers than any other provider. The University's relationship with Regent...

Guardian Water Treatment achieves ISO 14001 environmental certification

...ead on. It will result in an overall reduction in our carbon footprint, waste production and costs, minimising the environmental impact of our operations while improving our business processes. "Being both ISO 14001 and ISO 9000 accredited sends a strong message to our customers that we are fully compliant, operating responsibly and that the qua...

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...he environment. Apparently, the equivalent of a truckful of plastics ends up in our oceans every minute. It gets eaten by the fish, which some of us then eat (which no doubt helps us succumb to some of the diseases and disabilities for which the Marathon runners are raising money). Far better to use this waste for something good then... I've ...

Finalists announced for Cleantech Innovate 2017

... organiser We Are Orchard. "Cleantech Innovate will showcase the most cutting-edge innovations coming out of the cleantech sector today and give those attending the chance to find opportunities for investment in the low-carbon economy. It promises to be an exciting event!" Speaking on his excitement and reasons for presenting at Cleantech Inn...

Paper recycling company fined after worker's death

...considered but since Recycle Paper UK of Wolverhampton was in liquidation, the fine payable was a nominal fee of £1. Speaking after the hearing HSE inspector Caroline Lane said: "This was an extremely tragic incident which highlights the importance for duty holders to appropriately supervise and train workers to the required standard when ...

Inspirational speakers to motivate cleaning and FM leaders at Facilities Show 2017

...nsights from hand-picked industry experts across a wide range of business sectors. From two large seminar theatres on the exhibition floor, experts will debate the most topical issues affecting the sector including Brexit transition, smart buildings, sustainability measures, maintenance and machinery and much more. Dame Kelly Holmes, presenting ...

UBM India excited about the maiden edition of 'World of Facilities'

... the expo is a two-day conference that will focus on the challenges faced by facilities managers, administration and operations managers, purchasing managers, facility technical heads on cost management, manpower management, integrated facilities management, automation, security and new technologies/software. The conference will have two parallel t...

Pulire celebrates 30 years of exhibition and conference success

...tels, restaurants & catering) areas. For end users, the cleanliness factor of a place is a determining factor when evaluating it. This is why many people will come to Pulire looking for innovative solutions." The show will be an intense three days full of initiatives, starting with the three conferences that are part of the 'Forum Pulire' in...

CMS 2017 boasts additional exhibition hall due to high demand for space

...the cleaning and hygiene market and to target audiences in every corresponding segment. For those aiming to establish business contacts in the global cleaning sector and looking for a comprehensive overview in the market for innovative cleaning equipment and products, CMS Berlin 2017 is an event they cannot afford to miss." Berlin, the venue for...

Focus on core strengths sees Facilicom UK profits grow

...our results show that it does not have to be detrimental to business success. The outlook for the coming years is that there will be considerable further increases in the pay rates. As a Living Wage service provider we are less affected than some companies as many of our staff members are already paid the Living Wage." Facilicom expects the wage...

ISS receives highest rating possible on world's best outsourcers list

...his year ISS received five stars - the highest rating possible.[TRIMTO] "We have a vision of becoming the world's greatest service organisation, and receiving five stars in IAOP's rating is a testament that we are moving in the right direction," says ISS Group CEO Jeff Gravenhorst. "I would like to thank my 494,232 colleagues globally who con...

Investment sees Sodexo reinforce integrated offering and deepen pharmaceuticals expertise

Sodexo, has this week announced that it is taking a significant minority stake in Puerto Rico-based, life sciences engineering expert Mentor Technical Group, to add technical services and regulatory compliance to its current integrated services offer for pharmaceutical clients.[TRIMTO] MTG provides a complete portfolio of technical engineering...

New water study shows superiority of Legiolert test in identifying Legionnaires' disease risk over current methods

...ting or confirmation steps, giving a fast, accurate and efficient alternative to the more time-consuming membrane filtration methods." Launched in 2016 in the US, the Idexx Legiolert test is based on a bacterial enzyme detection technology that signals the presence of L. pneumophila through utilisation of a substrate present in the Legiolert rea...

Working together to secure washroom facilities for delivery drivers

...access to adequate parking facilities, showers and toilets. TTUK is supporting this move. At the Ministerial Roundtable meeting in November last year, the Government announced that it is to conduct an extensive survey of lorry parking across the country, but like TTUK, Unite feels there is 'too much talk and not enough action'. The two believ...

A new way to spray

...e product line, with all canister caps being coloured in the corporate blue and cans themselves becoming a consistent 400ml size. Maintenance engineers can now purchase mixed cases of the core range, including solvent-based and aqueous degreasers and corrosion preventative coatings. The 360-degree valves allow for easy application of product, ev...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' new Master is an old hand

...standing of what modern livery companies are all about. I look forward to working with him in the coming year as the Company's Deputy Master." Jack will be the first person to have served as Master of the Environmental Cleaners on more than one occasion. He said, "It's a tremendous honour to serve once, never mind twice, but I feel I have a lot ...

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...ing that: "Packaging must be so manufactured that the packaging volume and weight is limited to the minimum adequate amount to maintain the necessary level of safety, hygiene and acceptance for the packed product and for the consumer," it seems that unscrupulous manufacturers are still using more packaging than they should, to dupe us into thinking...

"Get with the Programme: Go Green" writes Betco's Hunter Giles

...s healthier environments, but what does it truly mean to go green?[TRIMTO] Sustainable solutions minimise the impact of cleaning on people and the environment. More importantly, it is a process to protect natural resources for the future - not a single product alone. This means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of...

Successful university lab testing of Empowered Water and Activate announced

....e. there were no viable counts of live bacteria remaining on the test plates with the highest contamination levels. Bacteria levels decreased by approximately six orders of magnitude for Escherichia and Salmonella and five orders of magnitude for Listeria, indicating that cell survival after a 30 second exposure to HEW+ Activate was at or approach...

Baumit's 'photokat' technology leaves building facades looking beautifully clean

... a quality, ready-to-use, dirt and pollution-repellent render for new-build or renovation projects. Mineralic and highly vapour-permeable, the system - which contains a target-developed, micro-structural, smooth surface - can be hand or machine-applied. Its unique nano-crystalline and non-organic additives result in significant surface reduction of...

Washroom services providers to be recognised

...ontribution that washroom services providers have in the provision of award winning washrooms. Nominations will be invited from all 2017 Loo of the Year entrants with nominations being received by 30th September 2017. A panel of judges will decide who the one winner will be, based on the reasons for nominations provided by the nominees. A tro...

Diversey Care acquires Daylight Medical UVC disinfection portfolio

...nabling facilities to incorporate these devices into daily cleaning and disinfection protocols with minimal training. "We're thrilled that this technology will be incorporated into Diversey's portfolio of infection prevention solutions because we recognise that partnering with an infection prevention leader can provide the mechanism to bring thi...

Green Business Certification continues its expansion in Europe

...ation and credentialing body within the green business and sustainability industry to exclusively administer project certifications and professional credentials for LEED, EDGE, PEER, WELL, SITES, GRESB, Investor Confidence Project (ICP), Parksmart and Zero Waste. GBCI's expansion into Europe will help facilitate the growth and advocacy of LEED, the...

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup aims to set new record for Canada's 150th Birthday

... tobacco packaging and building materials. Once these items enter aquatic ecosystems, they can contaminate and degrade habitat, and cause injury to wildlife from ingestion and entanglement. www.shorelinecleanup.ca ...

Fight antibiotic resistance ... it's in your hands

...ds' campaign and commit to improving hand hygiene practices to help save more lives." Hospital administrators are expected to lead a year-round infection prevention and control programme to protect their patients from resistant infections. Adequate hand hygiene reduces the risk of healthcare-associated infections and has the potential to save ei...

20 years of outstanding dedication & loyalty rewarded

...ntoring and experience, to the position of office manager and ultimately operations manager. Assuming responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the business, his role now includes client support, order processing, purchasing and co-ordinating logistics. Dan is a key member of the management team. He is remarkably dedicated, loyal and cheer...

Singapore: food hygiene and public toilets

...are conveniently located where they can best serve park users and the local community," said senior minister of state for national development, Desmond Lee (pictured). "The planning guideline is to provide toilets at about 2.5 km radius from any point along the PCN. There will be signs to direct users to the nearest available toilets located at ...

RWM Ambassadors call for resource efficiency to play more central role in Industrial Strategy

...art a dialogue with the Industrial Strategy team for future input. The open letter also invites the Minister and the Industrial Strategy team to attend RWM from 12th to 14th September at the NEC in Birmingham, where the Strategy will be a key topic with influencers and innovators from the energy, water, recycling, renewables and waste management se...

Jangro is proud to pay the Living Wage

... Jangro, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff, receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.45 in the UK or £9.75 in London. Both of these rates are significantly higher than the statutory minimum for over 25s, introduced in April 2017, of £7.50 per hour. The real Living Wage is an hourly rate ...

IPC all geared up for Verona - site of next in Pulire series of exhibitions

...taking part as exhibitors and 3504 people from 29 countries attending as delegates. "If you're coming to Verona, take the chance to have your own demo and test your favourite machines! New features, greener solutions, improved cleaning products... this and much more!" IPC says that visitors to its stand in Moscow had different profiles and va...

Drop litter, pick up a fine - EHDC takes 14 people to court for non-payment of fines

...440, a £44 victim surcharge and £155 costs. As well as the fine, each now also has a criminal record. Of this money EHDC only receives £155 to cover its court costs.[TRIMTO] "Litter is a major issue for many residents of the district and we all want to live in a clean and litter-free environment," says Natalie Meagher, the loca...

Vectair Systems' managing director Paul Wonnacott to speak about the evolution of fragrance at Cleantex Pulire

...earn from Paul Wonnacott, managing director and president of Vectair Systems, who will present a 30-minute seminar on Tuesday 13th June at 14:00, to discuss the evolution of fragrance. British-born Paul founded Vectair Systems - a global 'away from home' hygiene company that specialises in washroom and aircare systems - in Basingstoke, UK in 198...

Vioguard to launch self-sanitising UV keyboard this year

Vioguard says that its self-sanitising UV keyboard and track pad, which has US Food & Drug Administration clearance, is to be launched towards the end of the year. Using the germicidal properties of ultraviolet light (UV-C) to automatically disinfect the keyboard and track pad after every use, the system is 99.99% effective in killing har...

The first BICSc accredited training organisation opens in the Middle East

..., such as wearing the correct PPE, using the correct colour-coded microfibres to prevent cross-contamination, using efficient machinery and materials and conforming to local health and safety standards. The MEATAC team of BICScs assessors and trainers have many years of experience organising and delivering a variety of training from within the U...

Greyland's Angle Neck Toilet Cleaner Range

...ler for use on most toilet and washroom surfaces, including stainless steel and chrome. Leave for 5 minutes and brush stubborn stains. This product is particularly useful in high limescale areas such as prevail in the South of England and London. Toilet Cleaner & Descaler has been formulated for ceramic toilets and sinks only. Triple S is on...

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... should go as it is, so when it changes next week, she has no chance)! How many, like her, are contaminating the loads? Contaminated bundles of recycled goods naturally don't command as good a price when sold, so although 'the big switch' probably aims to increase recycling, it may end up reducing the council's income. Recycling should be made easi...

Why water deregulation has left some customers high and dry with maintenance & detection services

...Pipefix team can trace leaks in water pipes above ground or underground quickly and accurately with minimal disruption. If the leak turns out to be under tarmac, concrete or even buildings its teams carry the necessary equipment to find it, expose it, make a repair and then put back (reinstate) the disturbed area. Its leak detection equipment can b...

LightStrike germ-zapping robot helps Skilled Nursing Facility dramatically reduce infection rates

...lly evaluating data following the first year of use, the Jewish Home infection prevention team determined that adding the pulsed xenon UV LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot was superior to manual cleaning alone for decreasing microbes on environmental surfaces. Research also determined that the robot was responsible for a decrease in infection rates...

Mitie Charity Ball raises £32,000 for cancer charities

... her to lose part of her tongue and she had to undergo speech therapy to learn to speak again. Determined to give something back to charitable causes relating to cancer, she teamed up with colleague, Raymond Murray, along with other charity committee members, to organise the first Ball in 2014. Since launching, the event has raised more than &pound...

Vectair Systems aligns with Crohn's and Colitis UK charity for its Phew! toilet spray

... and provides up to 80 uses. Its discreet branding and almost silent spray action provides peace of mind to those diagnosed with Crohn's and Colitis and many others who may feel anxious or embarrassed 'going' in a toilet other than their own. The Crohn's and Colitis UK Walk It campaign encourages its 33,000 members and their friends and families...

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‘The role of women as a driver of innovation in the integrated-services system’.

...en in top management and female entrepreneurship: opportunities and difficulties  Liliana Ocmin, manager of coordination for women in CISL – Women and work: equal opportunities and integration Camilla Baresani, journalist and writer – stories of women, the value of hospitality and service  Samira Chabib, board of dire...

11.50 – 12.20 Roundtable

...al impact of a sustainable and circular paradigm   planning services with sustainability in mind  12.20 p.m. – 12.30 p.m. Questions from the audience​ ...

Zonzini takes it to another level...

..., safety and reliability. We watched the company's video which shows a slight young woman programming the desired function into the Saliscale before using it to take a heavy load up a long flight of stairs and around corners safely and with apparent ease. "We are aware that, in this sector, requirements vary from one customer to another, whic...

Not just paper: beverage cartons can also be used to make dispensers!

...oduction of recycled paper products and the remaining 26%, consisting of 22% polyethylene and 4% aluminium, to the production of AL.PE., a recovered material intended for industries that produce building materials, urban furniture elements and objects of everyday use. Lucart used this material to create a full range of washroom area dispensers,...

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...here. Prior to the Manchester terrorist attack, the reporters asked the people of Erdington, Birmingham, what they thought the election issues were. Surprisingly, 'rubbish' eclipsed Brexit, the NHS, employment and immigration...  In Birmingham, free bulky waste collections for residents were scrapped in 2014 and weekly collections becam...

Service integration transforms UK facility management market

...n, new business models, emerging value propositions, and creative new service offerings are transforming facilities management in the UK. The market is moving toward service integration with sophisticated advisory services focused on business productivity; however, FM services are commoditising and organic growth is hard to find. Companies must ...

Why is there ice in urinals?

...on as 'the best thing on Earth'," says Klaus. Realising there might be 'disagreeable odours' coming from his urinals, Andrew also included a homemade recipe to make the first urinal blocks using sugar, molasses, syrup, chloride of soda, water, and other ingredients. This recipe became cumbersome, so in the 1880s, an astute entrepreneur st...

New Gloria MultiBrush

... up to 1600 rpm or allow the treatment of wooden terraces with nurturing oils at 450 rpm. The aluminium tube is height adjustable, handles are ergonomic with a rubberised soft grip for comfort. Good sight-lines enable precise steering and an asymmetric body design allows for working close to edges. The battery version of the MultiBrush (pi...

First-ever moulded shoe, made from algae

... to use Bloom in our shoes and further our mission to make the perfect shoe... perfect for feet and minimal impact on the planet." The Ultra shoe using Bloom technologies - made from algae - will be available for purchase in July 2017. www.vivobarefoot.com / www.bloomfoam.com ...

RayVio shows UV-C dosing as highly effective for water sterilisation

...cular concern in appliances and applications where water may stand for a period, be exposed to contaminants, or be turned into vapour and distributed through the air, as is the case with humidifiers.[TRIMTO] "Three mW of UV-C light from a RayVio XE Series LED applied hourly for five minutes can keep stored water 'clean' indefinitely," reveals Dr...

Kärcher UK celebrates new home

...mally mark the occasion. The facilities, conveniently located off the M40 between London and Birmingham, are already proving a hit with customers; these customers are invited to make use of the training Academy and conference spaces. Hartmut Jenner went on to explain: "An innovation-driven company like Kärcher has an ever-evolving portf...

WaterAid and H&M Foundation join forces for sustainable water, toilets and hygiene in poor communities

...d where everyone, everywhere, will have safe water, decent toilets and improved hygiene." Diana Amini, global manager of the H&M Foundation, comments on the partnership with WaterAid: "Lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a huge global issue and a priority for the H&M Foundation. But it's not something that any single or...

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Welcome to the Cleanzine - the original Cleaning & Hygiene industry e-news Read by industry professionals in 163 countries worldwide! I'm sure we all at some time or other get mad about litter lying around... Some of us are still brave enough to tackle those that drop litter; others may well have reported fly-...

Burgess Health Center implements Clorox Healthcare UV technology to fight infection

...ective against a range of dangerous pathogens, including MRSA and C. difficile spores, in just five minutes at a distance of eight feet. "Patient safety is a top priority at Burgess Health Center," says Sharon Taylor, infection preventionist, at Burgess. "We chose to purchase a UV device as an added measure to help us prevent healthcare-associat...

BCC Chairman praises EFCI 'Best Value' guide

...o be gained by choosing best quality. They say that whereas quality of cleaning services is determined by technical merit and professional ability, social aspects include the respect for collective agreements and good employment conditions, and they should both be seen together as they represent two sides of the same coin. They argue that if the...

Standards for level 4 and level 6 FM Apprenticeships approved

...the British Institute of Facilities Management and other key stakeholders have been approved by the Minister of State for Skills. The FM Manager (Level 4) and Senior/Head of FM Degree (Level 6) Apprenticeships will be available to FM professionals looking to take the next step in their careers later this year once the assessment plans for each h...

ISSA joins CleantexPulire to expand African market value

...squared publications (E2) and ISSA, have announced a joint ownership agreement to collaboratively administer and promote future events. The agreement aims to reinforce and enhance this established African cleaning & hygiene showcase, elevating it to the next level as well as to expand the association's local member benefits. CleantexPuli...

Eight ways to motivate teams with Pull Management

...is the autocratic, dictatorial management style where results are achieved through diktats and determination. The manager pushes the team hard to achieve better results. Leaders whose style is based on Push Management tend to: - Do everything possible to achieve a goal - Focus on achieving goals on time and within budget - Do a great job of f...

Uniting to celebrate 'Canada 150' with national cleanup programme

...ey'll be the ones leading the charge in the future," continues Mike. "The simple act of spending 20 minutes to clean up an area in your neighbourhood makes a huge difference in helping keep our cities beautiful and vibrant." Because each city has its own initiative, Glad takes an individual approach, tailoring its programming and involvement to ...

Kimberly-Clark Professional delivers uncompromised care with Kleenex Ultra Rolled Hand Towel

...rovide the best washroom experience possible to maintain user satisfaction and keep complaints to a minimum, but under the pressure of delivering operational efficiencies and keeping within their existing budget," says James Hallam, EMEA Kleenex brand manager, Kimberly-Clark Professional. "The new proprietary Kleenex Branded towel is designed to...

Call for abstracts: Open Learning sessions at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2018

... of the event and will run next to the ISSA educational conference. Building on the successful seminars staged at the InnovationLab at previous editions of the show, the open learning sessions present relevant educational, insightful, and thought-provoking content for everyone in the cleaning industry. The organisers are now calling for abstract...

Veltia's latest recruit is no stranger to the company

...verpool University. Having moved around the country a lot in recent years, he has now settled in Birmingham. T: +44 (0) 1425 616 103 W: www.veltiahanddryers.com ...

Manufacturers help infection control experts make sense of FDA rules on antiseptic ingredients

...ontrol experts better understand the process and possible results from pending US Food & Drug Administration decisions on the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in healthcare antiseptics in early 2018. Dr Paul DeLeo, ACI associate vice president, Environmental Safety, will be part of a team of experts speaking at the...

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...ut together. There are just eight questions at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/H8ZFHQS so if you have a minute to spare we'd be most grateful... Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a comment on our Facebook page   www.facebook.com/Cleanzine  You can also follow us on Twitter  @cleanzine Yours, ...

Social enterprise launches new eco-foaming hand wash

New Honey Blossom Eco Foaming Hand Wash from the Social Enterprise, Clarity, is launching into large organisations and the Government to support the employment of blind, disabled and otherwise disadvantaged people. Developed in co-operation with the Cabinet Office and Interserve, the product and the fact that Clarity now holds The Planet Mark...

Working together to keep schools clean and safe

...recommendation, to maintain well-presented premises and reduce the risk of infection and cross-contamination. "This was an exciting opportunity and we have ensured that at all levels, the contract is fulfilled," says Chan Mehta, managing director of The Cleaning Company. "Our experience within this sector has given us an ability to showcase our ...

How to keep a hotel room clean

...ves that hotel proprietors can employ to guarantee that their hotel rooms are always clean and welcoming. Create a cleaning plan: For each room a member of staff needs to enter, the routine in which they clean the room should always be the same. The reason for this is that it makes the cleaning process quicker and more efficient. This is becau...

Clean Hands Safe Hands secures investment from SC Johnson

...pital-acquired infections by inspiring a personal-best approach to hand hygiene. Along with voice reminders to wash hands, sensors on alcohol and soap dispensers gather data from badge reels to track handwashing scores and encourage performance improvement for clinical healthcare individuals and teams. The patented CHSH technology supports a uni...

APIC 2017 Film Festival winner highlights hand hygiene as infection prevention tool

...g a music video format to provide an overview of hand hygiene best practices is a great way to disseminate our most important infection prevention intervention," said APIC 2017 Annual Conference chair, Timothy Wiemken, PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC. "Providence's video is such an amazing addition to the Film Festival winner's circle, and can be used as a un...

Reclassifying hospital floors as "critical" areas when it comes to cleaning

... setting. However, a 2017 study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, has determined that floors do harbour dangerous germs and should be reclassified as 'critical'areas requiring more thorough cleaning and disinfecting. To come to their conclusion, the researchers swabbed floors in rooms with and without patients who have a...

Deadline for CHSA Bursary is 30th June

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association is reminding readers that the deadline for its Bursary applications is looming... 30th June is the cut-off date and those shortlisted will be interviewed in July by a selection panel to be led by David Garcia. Open to the children of members' employees, the scheme provides three bursaries. Each ...

New zones showcase transformative cleaning and FM solutions at Facilities Show 2017

...ti-site operations, with experts on hand to discuss outsourcing options. In addition, the show seminar programme includes a panel debate about the Total FM market and is an ideal opportunity to glean key insights into the action of leading TFMs, understand their choices and see what their views are of future trends in FM. Another new area is ...

ACI Sustainability Report: some industry progress, but 'bold collective actions' needed for transformational change

...kits were assembled for families in need in 2016 and 2017 at ACI's Annual Conventions 4,000 young minds explored ACI's Science of Soap Exhibit at STEM Festivals in 2016 The ACI represents the billion U.S. cleaning products market. Members include the formulators of soaps, detergents and general cleaning products used in household, commerci...

Revolutionary new P-Wave urinal screen shows the shape of things to come in washroom hygiene

...ronger than any other screen. The screens contain odour-controlling enzymes and a clock system to remind you when they need changing to ensure a fresher washroom. "These revolutionary new screens have been fully market tested in the USA and have proved very popular," says Dave Carson from P-Wave. "We're delighted to be introducing them to the UK...

Cromwell Polythene's antimicrobial bin liners prove popular in Austria

...he film extrusion process. Sansafe liners save operatives time and money by reducing and even eliminating the need to use separate anti-microbial/bacterial products during waste collection and disposal. They can also support a facility's infection prevention and control programme. Well-suited for use in the healthcare, waste management and ja...

De-messing about on the water

...leaning banquette upholstery, Neil's team find themselves in very different surroundings. Any criminal scene or traumatic event which puts people at risk needs careful, skilled and prompt handling. Pro-Clean provides a professional, discreet trauma cleaning service throughout Oxfordshire and the West Midlands, as well as across the UK. "We...

Gelpack now CHSA accredited

...acked in cartons of 200. Cartons will display key dimensional information such as length, width and minimum net weight, as well as the special CHSA logo, which differentiates between light, medium, heavy and extra heavy duty sacks to help users identify the most appropriate product for their needs. Announcing the new range, Gelpack's managing di...

Dealing with potential Norovirus incidents in restaurants

... 75% of Norovirus cases are spread not through food, but because of norovirus-infected droplets becoming airborne and covering an area as far as 25 feet from the incident. These droplets can land on high-touch surfaces, chairs and tables, ledges, doorknobs, walls, counters, and so on. Making matters worse, norovirus pathogens can live up to two ...

Two horrific deaths in the waste & recycling industry

...y, early reports suggesting that these were both machinery-related incidents. These fatalities remind us that contact with moving machinery is one of the main causes of death in the sector. The Health & Safety Executive - while not implying anything specific about the circumstances of these particular incidents - say it is imperative tha...

UK Government urged to end health & safety deregulation following Grenfell Tower blaze

...th & safety legislation in the light of the Grenfell Tower blaze. In an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, over 70 leading organisations and figures from the UK's safety & health profession have jointly called for a political sea change in attitude towards health & safety regulation and fire risk management following the trag...

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Welcome to the Cleanzine - the original Cleaning & Hygiene industry e-news Read by industry professionals in 163 countries worldwide!   I’ve known for many years that graffiti will inspire other vandals to leave their mark, that a smashed window in an empty building will soon lead to all the wind...

IICRC announces presenter lineup for technical conference

...oduct developer, and Scott Warrington, director of technical support, Aramsco/Bridgepoint 'The Coming Nanotech Revolution' with Collin Anderson, Ultra Small Fibers 'Surfactancy, Wetting and Surface Tension: Key Components of Cleaning Science' with Everard Paynter, Applied Products Australia 'Soil Characteristics, Cleaning Objectives, and t...

Castlemeadow Care chooses Girbau Laundry

...luxurious feel of a 5-star boutique hotel, combined with the relaxed feeling of a spacious and welcoming country home. Residents can enjoy all the facilities this home has to offer including Carters Coffee Shop, The Palm Restaurant, Library, Savoy Hair Salon, The Bridge Club games room, Hamptons Lounge and Residents' shop offering a selection of...

Gemini Commercial Cleaning increases market share with latest acquisition

In a bid to expand its market share, Gemini Commercial Cleaning - said to be Blackburn's largest commercial cleaning company - has taken its next leap in growth with the addition of rival company Lancashire Cleaning Services. Gemini describes the its acquisition as an 'integral part' of its business growth strategy.[TRIMTO] "It's a very exciti...

CSSA Annual Luncheon revisited

...ow and C & M magazine and the CSSA Awards Scheme... A truly UK cleaning industry event which culminated in the Awards Ceremony & Luncheon at the London Cleaning Show. "Many thanks to our sponsors and all our industry supporters - not only for your financial support but your total involvement in making the whole CSSA Awards a great succes...

Transforming safety and hygiene

...tious waste - to reduce environmental impact and increase safety: environmental hygiene, decontamination and equipment sterilisation to create cleaner, safer service delivery environments; effective and timely response to emergency spillages of infectious biohazards and other substances including cytotoxins and chemicals to provide higher level...

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... know a lot of this has been down to regular small rises thanks to what was the legislated National Minimum Wage and is now the National Living Wage - which currently stipulates that over-25s must earn £7.50 an hour. Some contractors though, made the decision to pay the Living Wage which is based on the real cost of living. This is currently ...

Cleaners fare better than some when it comes to buying a first home (but it's not all good news)

...s and retail assistants and cashiers Housekeepers Leisure and theme park assistants Receptionists Administration assistants Alex Gosling, CEO of HouseSimple.com comments:. "Of course, there are plenty of areas of the country where house prices are within reach of people earning lower incomes and the local prices are much lower than the UK ave...

Mechanised cleaning welcomed at Hubballi railway station

...anliness of platforms and railway tracks at Hubballi Railway Station are likely to dwindle in the coming days, with the introduction of advanced cleaning machines for the work. On Monday, Pralhad Joshi, MP and Prasad Abbayya, MLA for Hubballi Dharwad East Constituency, welcomed the new cleaning equipment acquired by the Khagaul Loco Labour Coope...

CMS 2017 Berlin jury nominates 17 PIA finalists

The eight members of the jury have nominated 17 entries for the final round of the CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA), which have now adopted a new focus. Launched in 2005, these industry awards recognise intelligently made products, tools and systems that feature excellent usability and an outstanding overall design. The exhibitors taking ...

SOAPBOX: Why I now love B2B review websites

...service their business provides? Customer feedback via independent review sites is gradually becoming an opportunity for large UK wide B2B businesses to really differentiate themselves from their competitors. So, after some research, Spotless Commercial Cleaning has taken the plunge and joined Feefo, who provide trusted independent reviews. ...

Call to end 'one in, three out' deregulation gains wide support

More than 700 organisations and individuals have now signed an open letter to UK Prime Minister Theresa May which challenges arbitrary deregulation of health & safety. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze, global health & safety professionals, leading academics and some MPs have joined leading organisations in signing the letter. Sen...

Heavy fine warns companies against fixing minimum prices charge by online sellers

...;2.7 million for breaking competition law, having been found guilty of requiring retailers to use a minimum price when selling its products online. This kind of illegal practice, known as resale price maintenance, means customers miss out on the best possible prices and cannot shop around for a better deal on that supplier's products.[TRIMTO] Th...

RAS redesigns certificate of its star-rated Happy Toilet Programme

...in April with more existing participants looking forward to receive their new certificates in the coming months when they are due for renewal. The RAS has mulled over the feedback provided by existing HTP corporate owners and operators about the design and material of the old certificate. With the growing popularity of HTP among corporate owners...

Brandenburg: expanded 8.5MW biogas plant from Greenline is proving its worth

...800KW biogas site which went live in 2014, the plant has now been expanded further and focuses predominantly on a mix of cattle slurry and energy crops. The raw biogas is converted into bio-natural gas using physio-organic washing processes and is then fed into the regional natural gas network of the Brandenburg utility company, E.ON-E.DIS. All ...

IICRC opens nominations for two prestigious industry awards

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification is seeking nominations for the Cy Gantt Award and Keith Williams Award. The Cy Gantt Award recognises special contributions to the industries served by the IICRC, while the Keith Williams Award recognises a significant technical contribution to the science of inspection, cleaning ...

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Protect hands and reduce cross contamination threat with I-Con

...most common chemicals and substances found in contract cleaning but also helps prevent contact contamination from bacteria, viruses, pathogens, and vaccines that may be encountered.[TRIMTO] Unlike commonly used gloves made from vinyl or latex that do not necessarily meet the levels of performance required under EN legislation, all of the gloves ...

International visit puts Arrow on course for Far Eastern expansion

...rks with a lot of clients supplying the oilfields and there is a definite issue with crude oil contamination. What I've seen during the tour has shown me that there could be an alternative to physical cleaning and that the right chemical solutions could be the answer to some of our issues. "The fact that Arrow Solutions has a presence on the gro...

Registration for WFBSC Congress available at preferential rates until 27th July

...in a Digital World - Processes, People, Technology'. In addition to the papers being given by prominent speakers, from 18th to 20th September the programme will also feature some fascinating panel discussions and numerous networking events. The topics to be dealt with by the participants in this conference include the digitisation of business...

Investing in IT security products alone is no silver bullet in battle against cyber crime

...he silver bullet to the problem. This common mistake can make firms a target, not just for cyber criminals, but also for over-zealous IT salespeople. Businesses must first assess their current controls against best practice, such as the guidance issued by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre, to help identify any gaps and prioritise essential...

Fatalities in the workplace - how can they be avoided?

.... For example, ensuring workers have the correct PPE at all times and posting proper signage as a reminder of safety procedures in specific places is beneficial. The main thing is for employers to ensure that health & safety training, first aid training and fire safety training are all completed by employees in order to keep them as safe as ...

Plentific announces partnership with Notting Hill Housing Association

...housing association and help them improve efficiency. "With several more ongoing conversations coming off the HouseMark event, we're excited for what else this opportunity will bring." The partnership was agreed after Plentific's successful appearance at 'Evolve', the startup accelerator programme from HouseMark and L Marks (L Marks is an inn...

WELL now's the time to make buildings even better...

...performance requirements on seven 'Concepts' - air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind - and demonstrates the connection between a building and its impact on people's health and wellness. This can help create an environment that improves nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns, and performance of its occupants. The needs of pe...

Vectair Systems' V-Air Solid wins 'Carbon Footprint' approval

...cluding PAS 2050:2011, ISO14001:2015 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Standard. Global warming is primarily a problem of too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. This carbon overload is caused mainly when we burn fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas or cut down and burn forests. In 2014, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPP...

FM sponsor brings the ultimate facility service to the FM Forum - its own pub

...itute of Facilities Management North Region, are amongst the keynote speakers at the accompanying seminar programme. Held twice a year in London and Manchester, the FM Forum is an important event for senior professionals who are directly responsible for facilities management within their organisation, and the suppliers that provide the best prod...

After the storm: Cintas offers retailers a Summer storm checklist

...y repair providers as well as instructions and checklists for a variety of emergency situations. To minimise panic and confusion, and ensure employees know how to seek help during a crisis, review emergency action procedures during regular team meetings. Examine exterior glass and doors. Glass exteriors such as windows and doors often take the...

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Welcome to the Cleanzine - the original Cleaning & Hygiene industry e-news Read by industry professionals in 163 countries worldwide!   Having received a press release referring to Legionella Awareness Day and deciding to look a little more deeply into the issues, I came across a report in the journal ...

Older people and children most at risk this Summer from Legionella

...Legionnaire's Disease, a serious infection of the lungs that is fatal in one in 10 cases. Once coming into contact with the bacteria symptoms include muscle ache, headaches, fever and tiredness and should be reported to a doctor immediately. Levels of Legionella are likely to increase when water is recirculated, there is rust, sludge or slime...

Chemical free cleaning with TomCat Aqueous Ozone

...n suffer from foul odours if they have not been fully cleaned after use and there can be cross contamination concerns too. The antimicrobial effect of ozone can help to reduce or eliminate these issues for a healthier work environment. The clever part of TomCat's Zero3 system is that is produced on the machine itself and on demand. This helps t...

Citron Hygiene acquires Chemsyn to enhance service offering, presence and scale in Ontario

...nounced that it has acquired Chemsyn Chemical Corporation effective July 17th, 2017. Chemsyn is a dominant player in commercial warewash and laundry solutions, serving a broad range of customer verticals, including foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, long term care facilities, institutions, golf and sports clubs throughout Ontario.[TRIMT...

Bunzl announces proposed acquisition in France and purchase of business in UK

...roposition into digital signage which is a market that is expected to grow significantly over the coming years. "I am pleased that the level of acquisition activity has picked up in 2017. So far this year, Bunzl has acquired, or agreed in principle to acquire, 10 businesses for a total committed spend of approximately £530 million." T: ...

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Kärcher puts its support behind the UK, as delegates from 65 countries arrive for its World Meeting

...er World Meeting, to talk innovation, strategy and growth. The prestigious 3-day event saw the coming together of some 150 guests, comprising leaders of the 100 subsidiaries and 65 countries in which Kärcher operates, as well as the Kärcher supervisory and management boards and members of the Kärcher family - the children and gran...

BASF supports hand hygiene amongst garment workers in Bangladesh

... contagious and spread through hands from one to another. Proper handwashing can reduce the contamination of these diseases to a great extent. According to UNICEF, handwashing with soap at critical times - including before eating or preparing food and after using the toilet - can reduce diarrhea rates by more than 40%. Handwashing with soap can ...

SmartTask transforms efficiency and performance management for University campus cleaning team

...ivering higher levels of compliant service by making the most of our FM teams, while streamlining administrative and management processes to target cost, time and resource efficiencies." Paul Ridden, CEO of SmartTask says: "SmartTask is helping the University of Wolverhampton to take control of its cleaning teams and improve the quality of the s...

Pest control in the workplace

...zards if they begin to gnaw at food or, in the case of rats, attract a rapidly expanding gang of vermin into unhygienic corners of the workplace.[TRIMTO] David Smith, owner of Cleaning Services Group, a provider of top quality domestic and commercial cleaning services, has produced a short video that would be handy sharing with co-workers and em...

Environmental Excellence Training & Development appointed as Steam Training Centre

...sociation chair for the Midlands, Wales and the South West regions, as well as being an external examiner for the University of Northampton. "It's simple - it's only water" says Mike Osiadacz. "We are delighted to have Delia and her team to offer professional training and advice to Matrix steam machine users." T: 07866 917582 W: www.matrixcl...

Messe Berlin spruces up for CMS 2017

...se Berlin subsidiary Capital Facility GmbH. Its remit includes routine office cleaning in all the administrative areas, regular maintenance cleaning (when events are not taking place) of halls, thoroughfares and sanitary facilities, outdoor areas and open spaces, maintenance cleaning of glass including the washing of frames, and regular pest contro...

Nominations for 2017 America's Best Restroom contest close at midnight on Friday

If you're planning to nominate a facility for 2017's America's Best Restroom contest, you don't have long left to do so. Nominations close at midnight on Friday. Now in their sixteenth year, the Awards scheme encourages the public to support their local luxurious loos as well as any fabulous facility they've visited by nominating them for an aw...

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Welcome to the Cleanzine - the original Cleaning & Hygiene industry e-news Read by industry professionals in 163 countries worldwide!   The press has been full of stories and pictures of striking Barts Health NHS Trust hospital cleaners, porters, catering and security staff in London; employees of Serc...

Finalists revealed for the BICSc Annual Awards 2017

...lists good luck, although it is important to highlight that winning is not all. Taking part and becoming a finalist is a huge achievement on its own, particularly since the standard is rising year on year." The winners will be announced at the BICSc Annual Awards Ceremony on 14th September 2017 at Whittlebury Hall Hotel in Northamptonshire. T...

CMS Berlin 2017: Keen interest in the Mobility Cleaning Circle

...he Berlin Exhibition Grounds. For railway and network operators, cleanliness and hygiene are becoming increasingly important factors in the struggle to be competitive. Not only do passengers and travelers expect proper service and trains to be on time; they also expect trains, carriages, stops and stations to be clean. In that context, CMS 2017 ...

Columbus: 'Clean is quality'

At the upcoming ISSA Interclean in Las Vegas, Columbus will be presenting cleaning machines that are robust, durable, intuitive to operate and tailored to the user's requirements. Rugged design with high-quality components and perfectionist build quality, state-of-the-art electronics and powerful water suction that guarantees an immediate dry ...

Innovation at the heart of Facilicom contract with the OU

...ners at the OU and look forward to developing this innovative and inspiring relationship over the coming years." The contract also covers OU campuses in London, Manchester, Nottingham and Wellingborough. www.facilicom.co.uk ...

Battery-powered OmniFlex Systems Certified by Intertek

...d marketing materials. Intertek is officially authorised by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to test products for compliance to product safety standards. The ETL-C mark is accepted by all authorities having jurisdiction and code officials throughout North America. Tom Morrison, vice president of marketing for Kaivac, tells us...

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...1st August, from which five teams will be selected to pitch for the prize at the final at RWM in Birmingham on 13th September 2017. "I can't wait to see what creative and connected minds can propose," says Stuart Hayward-Higham, technical development director at Suez. As someone who's always banging on about our need to look after our planet's r...

Clarity -The Soap Co. awarded The Planet Mark

...ase. For new product ranges, recycled and recyclable materials will be used for the packaging to minimise the carbon emissions created. The potential for installation of solar panels on the roof of the factory to allow for the incorporation of renewable energy into the organisation's energy supply - reducing emissions and promoting sustainabilit...

Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit Europe agenda unveiled

The agenda for the upcoming Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit has been unveiled and the event will feature bio-based surfactants, ethical labels, green formulations, and marketing developments. Organised by Ecovia Intelligence, the fourth edition of this executive summit will take place in Paris on 8th and 9th November 2017 and will compri...

Children's Hospital introduces cutting edge Surfacide technology to combat HAIs

...ving more than five times the number of cases of Healthcare Acquired Infections than the best performing hospitals. Infection rates can be cut with better hygiene and improved patient care in hospitals, surgeries and care homes, such as ensuring staff, patients and visitors regularly wash their hands.[TRIMTO] While this may seem simple, and e...

Truvox 'cuts the cord' with award-winning Valet Battery Upright vacuum

...igned for maximum productivity. Powered by a lithium ion battery, the VBU provides more than 60 minutes' continuous runtime. In the Cleaning Show 2017 Innovation Awards, the machine won in the carpet cleaning category. Built to Truvox International's robust standards, the Valet Battery Upright weighs only 5Kg. A convenient carry handle make...

Sikafloor system washes away fears of flood damage spread at pharmaceutical plant

...n, giving it their seal of approval in the form of a 10-year warranty, the client has full peace of mind that the floor has been installed to Sika's exacting standards and will stand the test of time despite its proximity to the River Humber and its fluctuating, and sometimes, damaging tide. Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading p...

Staying well-informed about all aspects of CMS 2017

... also be downloaded in PDF and Excel formats. The Virtual Market Place is ideal for all kinds of terminals, whether tablets or smartphones. In addition to the official fair media, the CMS App, CMS Guide and VMP, the CMS Innovation Report, the new CMS Report App and the new CMS Newsroom complete the range of information services available at CMS ...

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...ick Allen previously worked for Essendant as an account executive managing business in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. With experience representing office, safety and janitorial supplies, Patrick will drive relationships with janitorial representatives, flooring dealers and end users in the Denver and Salt Lake City areas. Before joining Es...

Avmor expanding south of the border

...uk, chief business development officer for Avmor, the official announcement will be made at the upcoming ISSA/Interclean North American tradeshow in Las Vegas. "We are now looking for strategic alliances with select US distributors and are offering exclusive territories throughout the country," he says. He adds that Avmor has been planning th...

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... Read by industry professionals in 163 countries worldwide!   At noon his coming Monday, Big Ben’s world-famous bongs will sound for the last time before major conservation works are carried out. The Elizabeth Tower, home to the Great Clock and Big Ben, is undergoing a complex programme of cleaning and renovation ...

Soapbox: New energy label is failing vacuum cleaner users

...he same time A+++, A++ and A+ energy bands have been introduced to the label while the poorly performing E, F and G bands are no longer shown. As with previous legislation, the most controversial element is how the tests are carried out to determine the relative performance of different vacuum cleaners. Unfortunately, these tests are unrealistic...

Forestry Commission logs into Salisbury Group's facilities management

...all aspects of our business - from security to engineering - by using sustainable technologies that minimise energy and materials consumption." In fact, Salisbury has its own energy solutions division specifically tasked to help clients' environmental responsibilities and compliance, reducing their demand for energy and emissions of carbon, wate...

Global biosurfactant market to generate demand of over 340,000 tons by 2020

...lent emulsifiers that help in maintaining temperature & pH tolerance, antimicrobial, wet and foaming properties. Detergents and personal care products are its main end use applications. Biosurfactants such as APE (Alkyl phenol ethoxylates) and LAS (Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfates) have also been used as substitutes for synthetic products in sew...

Seligo launches digital transaction and services platform for waste professionals

...reated Seligo which matches waste collectors to sites with capacity, however marginal. "We've eliminated the need for costly and time-consuming validation procedures. Seligo improves economic margins and reduces environmental impact for both parties in the waste cycle. It's better for business, and better for the environment" Seligo is launch...

Excitement growing for ISSA/Interclean Istanbul

...ated in collaboration with UBM, incorporates an educational feature into its programme by hosting seminars and workshops. The cleaning-related opportunities in the quest to protect public health will be addressed by COO of the Middle East Consultancy Association, Abdul. G. Ansari. In addition, a representative from Smithers Apex will speak on globa...

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...ick Allen previously worked for Essendant as an account executive managing business in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. With experience representing office, safety and janitorial supplies, Patrick will drive relationships with janitorial representatives, flooring dealers and end users in the Denver and Salt Lake City areas. Before joining Essenda...

Decon 7 able to eliminate Japanese Fungus

The manufacturers of Decon 7 say it is powerful enough to eliminate hazardous moulds (including black mould), fungi, viruses, E. coli, bacteria and odours and that it is effective against the latest 'superbug' to hit the headlines: Candida Auris - sometimes referred to as Japanese Fungus. Ideal for a broad spectrum of applications, D7 effectiv...

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Welcome to the Cleanzine - the original Cleaning & Hygiene industry e-news Read by industry professionals in 163 countries worldwide!   Welcome to our first post-Summer-break issue of Cleanzine – which happens to be our 788th; the equivalent of more than 65 years of publishing a monthly magazine!...

SpaceVac chooses Rawlins as UK distributor

High-level vacuuming system SpaceVac has joined the line-up of innovative cleaning products provided by Denis Rawlins. SpaceVac's cleverly designed package of lightweight carbon fibre poles, cleaning accessories and wireless cameras has revolutionised cleaning at height. The system allows operators to clean up to 15m from ground level in a saf...

Revealed: UK outside Europe top 10 for average cleaning salaries

...ntly less than the top players across the continent - and even the rest of the world.[TRIMTO] Forming an integral part of the service industry here in the UK and a vital cog in the economy, cleaners are largely unsung heroes. And, with one in three families now having a cleaner, how does the job fare in terms of pay and national living wage acro...

Diversey becomes standalone company upon completion of its acquisition by Bain Capital

...ord of leadership and innovation in the hygiene and cleaning solutions market to help its customers minimise their risks, be more efficient and more productive, and protect their brand integrity." Diversey serves customers in the hospitality, healthcare, food and beverage, food service, retail and facility management sectors, employing approxima...

Bite-sized training videos to protect uptime

...covers cleaning and polishing hard floors with rotaries, injection-extraction carpet cleaning, vacuuming and scrubber dryers. In around five minutes, new machine owners - or recruits to the team - can get up to speed on setting up each machine and achieving the best cleaning performance. A separate video takes the user through recommended mai...

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...the car cleaning fraternity have had to rely on pressure washers using up to 12 litres of water per minute or steam cleaners using less water but using diesel burners with all their deadly fumes when burned and the mess and smell that diesel oil can cause if spilled. Both of which require a mains water and Electricity connection. The Revolutionary ...

Canaries, cats and carbon monoxide

Well into the 20th Century, canary birds were used in mines by coal miners to detect the poisonous gas, carbon monoxide. Due to their size and physiology, canaries are much more sensitive to the toxic effects of carbon monoxide than humans. So, being held in a small cage ahead, it would sometimes alert the miner to the need for a quick exit, by fa...

Keeping drainage fresh and healthy at New Covent Garden Market

...ite, which is pretty much a continuous process. Ben says: "We don't see ourselves as providing a minimum service. We want to solve whatever drainage and water issues the traders face. You have to have the right mix of skills and the right attitude to work on a site as complex as New Covent Garden Market." www.ukdnwaterflow.co.uk ...

Vectair Systems' Paul Wonnacott speaks on 'Game Changing Innovations & Trends for 2018' at Hotel Tech Live

...the board of directors for the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association. Attendees to the seminar, which will take place between 11.00 - 11.30 on 27th September at London's ExCel Centre, can discover the emerging technologies that are set to disrupt and transform the hotel sector in 2018 to stay ahead in a fiercely competitive industry. ...

A breakthrough in vehicle cleaning technology

...the car cleaning fraternity have had to rely on pressure washers using up to 12 litres of water per minute, or steam cleaners using less water but using diesel burners with all their deadly fumes when burned, and the mess and smell that diesel oil can cause if spilled - both of which require a mains water and electricity connection," argues sales d...

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Welcome to the Cleanzine - the original Cleaning & Hygiene industry e-news Read by industry professionals in 163 countries worldwide! CMS cleaning summit opens with a parade of cleaning products. On Tuesday, numerous exhibitors at the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2017 - Cleaning.Management.Serv...

Meet the Steambeast

... can easily be accomplished with the Steambeast. Its 1m x 1.2m steam array makes short work of contamination using steam only. www.zaugg.swiss ...

World premiere for Hako's Scrubmaster B120 R

...he Scrubmaster facilitates particularly efficient and comfortable working. For example, the illuminated display indicates to the driver when the water level in the solution tank sinks below 10 litres. The one-button operating system starts all the cleaning functions at just the push of a button. All components are clearly marked and easily a...

Kärcher cleans around Berlin's Neptune Fountain to mark start of CMS Trade Fair 2017

... based in Winnenden focused on the removal of trodden-in chewing gum - a particularly stubborn contamination.[TRIMTO] The work was carried out using a mobile steam cleaner (type SGG 1) specifically developed for removing chewing gum. The advantage of this machine is that it is worn in the same way as a backpack and features modern lithium-ion ba...

Nurses' regular use of disinfectants is associated with developing COPD

...idelines for cleaning and disinfection in healthcare settings such as hospitals. "These are preliminary findings and more research needs to be carried out. In particular, we need to investigate the impact on COPD of lifetime occupational exposure to chemicals and clarify the role of each specific disinfectant. "We hope to receive funding from...

Awareness campaign highlights deadly legionella hotspots

...howers regularly. If they've not been used for a week, run the taps or showerhead for at least five minutes before you use them. Clean and disinfect your shower head on a quarterly basis. 3. Keep your water systems (like tanks, water coolers and water butts) covered and clean. Legionella thrives where there are nutrients like rust, sludge and sl...

Cordant Group to become UK's largest social enterprise

...nt and by redistributing its wealth to a majority - at an individual and society level - not just a minority of shareholders, driven solely by profit. To illustrate its intent, Cordant has already: Capped all annual shareholder dividends at approximately £250,000 per shareholder family, per annum, which in today's terms equates to &po...

Bona announces Green Seal approval on Commercial System and SuperCourt products

... certification is part of an ongoing commitment to offer premium, highly effective, environmentally-minded products for hardwood floors. Bona also announced its renewed partnership with Healthy Schools Campaign in the US to support the Green Clean Schools programme. These announcements, as well as other innovations at Bona, are highlighted t...

Cleaning company enhances business with significant investment

...d and secure new business. [TRIMTO] The company has also been rebranded recently and is set to imminently launch its new website. Originally established almost 20 years ago, ProGleam works with major organisations across the UK, local businesses and private homeowners, to provide professional cleaning and maintenance services. It specialis...

Marshall County Hospital invests in first UV disinfection robot

...onals clean the room with standard cleaning protocols; Tru-D is then brought in the room to begin administering a single cycle of UV energy, providing thorough room disinfection. Through its method of calculated, measured UV dosage, Tru-D is able to disinfect in both direct, line-of-sight and shadowed areas while removing the chance of human error ...

Global industrial vacuum cleaner market to reach US$ 729.9mn by 2027

...ued at US$ 415.4 mn by the end of 2016. North America, followed by Western Europe, are the two dominating regions in the industrial vacuum cleaners market. The North America region is estimated to lose 100 BPS between 2017 and 2027 while expanding at a value CAGR of 5.0%. The Asia Pacific region - excluding Japan and the Middle East & Africa...

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...ators aimed to improve patient hand hygiene through staff education and patient assistance, to determine if it would reduce the rate of C. difficile infection (CDI). They conducted baseline surveys to assess patient hand hygiene, before giving staff an educational presentation on the importance of patient hand hygiene for preventing infection, whic...

Dustcheck acquired by Filtermist International

... clear ambition to successfully extend its capabilities into removing a wide range of airborne contaminants in addition to oil mist." Increasing capability in dust extraction is a natural progression for Filtermist as the company has distributed dust extraction filters from sister firm Absolent AB since 2010. The company is enjoying record growt...

Berlin cleaning trade fair sets new attendance record

...ays: "This year two major aspects were very much in evidence: the first of these is that CMS is becoming more international, and secondly the exhibitors' innovations emphatically demonstrated the extent to which digitalisation has already impacted on the processes, the people and the technology in our sector. Dr. Peter Hug, general manager clean...

Clorox Healthcare helps EvergreenHealth fight infection-causing pathogens

...ogy. The new disinfecting system uses state-of-the-art ultraviolet (UV-C) light technology to eliminate dangerous pathogens, such as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile, which can survive on surfaces in the healthcare environment for extended periods and pose a threat to patients, staff and visitors. Following s...

New rapid water test will help fight Legionnaires' disease across EMEA region

...rent culture methods. Combined with the fact that the product is extremely easy to use and requires minimal training, we expect to see an increase in on-site testing for Legionella pneumophila as well as wide-scale adoption in laboratories." The Legiolert test is based on a bacterial enzyme detection technology that signals the presence of L. pn...

NHS Trust achieves ISSA CIMS Accreditation

...tute of Cleaning Science professional cleaning qualifications. This followed further success in becoming an Accredited Training Organisation. Its 'Centre of Excellence' is now approved by BICSc for the training and assessment of all staff in the cleaning team. This was achieved in October 2015 which gave the Trust the ability to support its cleanin...

Kaivac opens new corporate campus to support major sales growth

...for our community, and the country." Kaivac will also be adding several sales positions in the coming months. Bob tells us the company is looking for new sales people throughout North America. T: 513-887-4600 / T: +43 6216 4524 15 E: / E: W: www.kaivac.com / W: www.kaivac-emea.com ...

"The lightest backpack vacuum in the world"

...and provides air volume lift of 52 litres/sec.[TRIMTO] The L-ion battery provides continuous 30 minutes working time on hard surfaces and around 40 minutes on low pile carpets. Battery change is quick, with no tools required, as shown. Total recharging time is only 90 minutes, so by having a small supply of fully charged spare batteries allo...

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... up to £35 million every year if a deposit refund system for plastic and glass bottles and aluminium cans was introduced. The analysis across eight local authorities, (including those with high and low recycling rates) found that rather than losing income, an authority could potentially make savings of between £60,000 and £500,...

Building One FS "first in Connecticut" to offer innovative germ-fighting electrostatic system

...surface protection and