*Cleanzine-logo-10a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 13th October 2016 Issue no. 743

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Hand dryer market to reach $1,350 million by 2022, finds globally-allied market research

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A new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, 'Hand Dryer Market by Product Type, Mode of Operation and End User-Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022', projects that the global hand dryer market will reach $1,350 million by 2022.

Kaivac launches 'Stop The Mop' campaign

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Kaivac, manufacturer of the No-Touch and Omniflex professional cleaning systems, has announced the launch of the Stop the Mop campaign, an educational campaign to inform the public about the inferior cleaning that is often provided by mops and the existence of healthier, more effective floorcare methods.

The Netherlands announces $50 million contribution to UN-based WSSCC for global sanitation coverage

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The Government of the Netherlands announced on Monday a renewed investment of $50 million for the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC).

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Last evening was the official relaunch party of the Cleaning & Support Services Association in the UK.  Held in London in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral, it was an eagerly anticipated, sell-out event – and one made even more exciting because we’d all so missed the old CSSA, when it had joined forces with other associations that had made up the quickly defunct Building Futures Group and virtually disappeared from the radar.

The industry as a whole had been delighted when we heard late last year that a group led by ex-CSSA chairmen Douglas Cooke, 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 Hotel – a fun social and networking annual event that we had all really missed over the past couple of years. The one scheduled for Summer 2017 marks the CSSA’s 50th Anniversary. Let’s hope there’ll be many more anniversaries and just as many CSSA Annual Luncheons!

You can read more about last evening’s event and the aims of the CSSA – as well as learn about the benefits of membership – below. You can also find out about a short-term special offer for potential new members, as well as how to enter the CSSA Annual Awards.

I for one am delighted that the CSSA is not only back on course but that it’s also adapted to the changing needs of those in the industry, in terms of what it’s offering its membership. Whenever I’m asked for advice about how to choose service providers, suppliers or indeed manufacturers, I always recommend looking for a company that’s a member of a reputable association which has strict terms of membership (i.e. not just a club that anyone can join). That way, one always has peace of mind…

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This Week's News

CSSA relaunch: "A wonderful evening"

* Doug-speaking-at-CSSA.jpgLast evening all the current Cleaning & Support Services Association members gathered with 21 non-member, cleaning & facilities management industry affiliates such as the Living Wage Foundation, Summit Skills, Citizens UK, the British Cleaning Council, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association, the British Institute of Cleaning science, the trade press and their guests, at a party celebrating the official relaunch of the CSSA. It was said to be "a wonderful evening," with "everyone enjoying themselves".

Prior to the more social side of the evening, attendees were treated to a presentation on the background of the new CSSA and its progress.

Global water consumption: why is it increasing and what can we do about it?

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* Worldwide population growth
* The 'urbanisation' of countries around the globe: as populations become more urbanised, the demand for water from local utilities increases
* As the quality of life improves in many countries, there is an increase in water consumption

Cordless floorcare equipment offers greater flexibility

* Morclean-scrubber-driers.jpgAdditions to Morclean's portfolio of scrubber dryers offer a number of cordless models in a choice of petrol or battery versions.

"Whereas previous models 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.

RAS clinches Silent Heroes Awards 2016

* RAS-award.jpgThe Restroom Association (Singapore) says it is proud to have won the Silent Heroes Awards 2016 for the Exponents of Environment Category - the first environmental organisation to clinch the Award, which recognises those who, while being actively involved in environmental efforts and positively making a significant impact on Singapore's society, have largely remained invisible or unrecognised for their efforts.

According to the judging criteria, RAS was selected for its consistent work and success in environment-driven initiatives and its multi-faceted involvement including awareness, fund-raising and education. RAS was also selected for its active role in working with government bodies and institutions to improve policies.

Toilet providers, cleaning and FM companies seek recognition in the 'toilet oscars'

* LOTY-Lunch.jpgThe 2016 Loo of the Year Awards grading has now been completed following inspection of 'away from home' toilets throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland. High standards of cleaning and maintenance performed by in-house cleaners, cleaning contractors and FM companies were evidenced during their inspection visits.

Use of the latest products and processes and the improvements in design and the quality of fixtures and fittings are also recognised. Users' needs are the basis of the Loo of the Year Awards judging criteria - requiring attractive as well 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.

Improved hygiene standards achieved for animal care and brand protection

* hygiena.jpgEveryone expects the highest standards of hygiene to be implemented in any healthcare setting, and the protection of patients, pet owners and staff within veterinary clinics is no different. Cleaning and disinfection should be monitored thoroughly and regularly with technology that permits objective measurement of any surface cleaning efficiency.

High standards of hygiene and monitoring have been adopted in animal research and breeding centres, whereas the hygienic state of nearly 5,500 UK veterinary premises is largely unknown to their owners, staff and users.

Kimberly-Clark Professional to relaunch the Golden Service Awards in June 2017

* GSA.jpgKimberly-Clark Professional will relaunch the Golden Service Awards programme in June 2017 with the awards ceremony to take place on Thursday, 8th March 2018.

"We have decided to delay the launch slightly to give us time to review and refine the awards with a view to launching a new and exciting programme in 2017," says Peter Oliver, general manager UK, Ireland and France, Kimberly-Clark Professional.

Emprise awarded places on two new Framework Agreements

* Emprise-cleanser.jpgEmprise Services has been awarded a place on two separate framework agreements, which means it will provide:

* A 'one-stop shop' to London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) members for cleaning and associated support services including high-level cleaning and window cleaning, pest control, washroom services, porterage, waste management and hygiene services. The framework appointment is for three years, with a possible one-year extension.

Open day at Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) "a great success"

* HC2.jpgThe team at Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) are basking in the glow of a really successful open day on the last day of September, which, as the pictures show, was very well attended.

"It was great to see so many suppliers and customers at the event," they say. "We were all fed and watered well by Richard and his team at The Fenland Roaster and Dick from The Nene Valley Brewery."

Snow could reduce need for air conditioning

* Snow.jpgA recent University of British Columbia study has shown that snow clearance - a task that most outside cleaning and maintenance workers don't relish - can offer a distinct benefit, in as much as it can help reduce summer air-conditioning bills.

The UBC study, a computer modelling exercise, found that directing a building's air handling units through a snow dump - snow collected and stored from winter road and external premises clearing operations - can reduce the need to use air conditioning during warmer parts of the year.

Wescott Group acquires Economy Paper Company

New York, US-based Economy Paper Company has been acquired by janitorial supply distribution company, the Wescott Group, also of New York.

Established in 2014 when American Maintenance Supply merged with Eastern Maintenance Supply, the Wescott Group also operates a janitorial retail store that sells cleaning chemicals, paper products and other facility maintenance items. In addition, the company sells and services machinery used for industrial and commercial cleaning.

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Recent UK News

Winners of BICSc Annual Awards 2016 announced

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More than 200 cleaning industry professionals and their guests gathered to celebrate excellence in training and accreditation in the cleaning profession, at the recent British Institute of Cleaning Science Annual Awards 2016 ceremony.

British Cleaning Council in safe hands as it meets at HSE safety lab in Peak District

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The picturesque spa town of Buxton was the location for the BCC's autumn meeting, which took place at the Government's Health & Safety Laboratory which is tucked away in the Derbyshire hillside.

Facilicom's support of fair wages leads to award shortlisting

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A long-term commitment to employee wellbeing and paying a fair wage has led to Facilicom UK being shortlisted by the Living Wage Foundation for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2016.

Artificially-intelligent cleaning system could save food manufacturers £100m a year

The University of Nottingham is developing an artificially-intelligent sensor system to clean food manufacturing equipment more precisely, which could save £100m a year for the UK industry alone. This revolutionary AI-driven monitoring system could lead to greater production capacity and therefore cheaper food prices for consumers.

Nottingham hospitals' cleaning contractor slated for poor cleanliness

The contractor responsible for cleaning Nottingham's hospitals should be sacked for its "abysmal" management, Healthwatch Nottinghamshire has told the BBC. Healthwatch raised concerns over an alleged rat sighting, dirty plates and overflowing bins at the Queen's Medical Centre and City Hospital. It said Carillion, which provides the cleaning services, has shown a "poor record of cleanliness".

Charity bins help keep streets clean and raise money for good causes

Tidy Britain Group's new initiative, supported by The Wrigley Company, has seen a massive 30% reduction in the amount of rubbish on our streets. #BinItForGood encourages people to do the right thing and put their rubbish in the bin while at the same time making money for local charities. The more rubbish that goes in the bin and the less litter that is thrown on the ground, the more money is given to good causes.

Quantum Care models training for cleaners programme

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While training for care home personnel is increasingly broad-based, its focus is on establishing and maintaining best practice in patient care terms. National care home provider Quantum Care has been tackling the training of its cleaning personnel in a new initiative with solutions and technology specialist, Prochem Europe.

Sky's the limit for Aerial FM

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New facilities management firm Aerial FM is off to a flying start by using commercial drone technology to provide fast and effective services and solutions in the FM sector. But why is the ability to pilot an unmanned aircraft important to a facilities manager or property manager?

Mitie launches new gutter cleaning service using Space Vac's 15m high super-vacuum

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Mitie has announced the launch of a new gutter cleaning service. The new technology, courtesy of Space Vac, uses an extendable wi-fi gutter camera and vacuum unit that extends to 15m in length, helping pest control technicians spy on bird pests and then remove any nest debris they leave behind that blocks roof gutters. The extendable pole can reach into box gutters by three feet, aided by an assortment of nozzles to easily access awkward spaces.

A loss of income, or a boost for local businesses?

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There's an interesting piece in the latest issue of Public Toilets UK, which raises a good question. Gill Kemp, the publication's editor, writes:

Risk assessment of pushing and pulling (RAPP) tool available from HSE

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The Health & Safety Executive has produced a new tool aimed at those responsible for health & safety in workplaces - employers, managers and safety representatives.

CHSA Golf Day raises record breaking £6,500 for charity

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One of the highlights of the cleaning industry calendar, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association's annual Golf Day, which took place last week at Oulton Hall, Yorkshire, raised a record breaking £6,500 for the Chairman's charity, Helping Treat Cancer Together.

Open Day next week celebrates major investment in cleaning business

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Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) is holding an Open Day at its newly refurbished site in Whittlesey, Peterborough, on 30th September. This major investment shows the business strategically placed to meet the ever-increasing demands from customers along the A1 corridor.

Events & Exhibitions

Clean Buildings Expo
11-12th August 2020
Baltimore, USA

China Clean Expo 2020
12-14th August 2020
Expo Clean for Commercial Properties and Hotels


Manchester Cleaning Show
15-16th September 2020


Budapest Cleaning Show
14-15th October 2020


3-6th November 2020
New Autumn dates


Loo of the Year Awards
4th December 2020
+ Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards
Solihull, W Mids, UK


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