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ISSA is aiming to get you certified during next month’s Interclean exhibition in Amsterdam. ISSA's Cleaning Management Institute will be hosting two training courses at the Rai exhibition centre:
"This is great news for our customers as they now have a third-party review confirming our products are indeed safe, non-toxic and ethically produced," says the company's Brent Dunleavey.
With the launch of Hero Wipes EMS, first responders now have a wipe that effectively cleans and kills 99.9% of germs to reduce the risk of infection that bloodborne pathogens present. And, of course, if they are good for first responders, they are good for anyone who risks coming into contact with someone else's blood - such as cleaners.
The newly-released Global Tissue & Hygiene Market Research Report 2018 provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global tissue and hygiene sector.
Along with strategically analysing the key micro markets, the report also focuses on industry-specific drivers, restraints, opportunities and challenges in the tissue and hygiene market.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved a capacity expansion project at its Mobile, Alabama manufacturing facility that will support K-C Professional's continued bath tissue category growth in North America.
"The Mobile team is excited about the role we will play in supporting the projected growth of the bath tissue category in North America as a result of this capacity expansion project," says Todd Visscher, mill manager for Kimberly-Clark 's Mobile operations. "This investment, the commitment of our employees, and the community support will together bolster Mobile Mill's competitive position within Kimberly-Clark."
We weren't the only ones who'd been impressed by the Mira... Simon told us that the team had already taken 10 'really good' enquiries - and the show had only been open for about four hours!
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In recent weeks both John Austen and I have done a lot of travelling between southern Kent, the West Dorset coast, Manchester and many roads in between, and we've been disgusted by all the potholes. We're agreed that my home town, Epsom, seems to be the winner in pothole numbers, size and depth, and although I rarely see John display anything akin to road rage, I could tell he was far from happy when driving through Epsom recently.
One in my road repaired five months ago has already failed, with vehicles pebble-dashing innocent bystanders at the nearby bus stop, with chunks of gravel and - with the weather the way it's been - filthy rainwater. The hole's getting deeper; when it isn't waterlogged, you can no longer see the bottom of it from the path. When traffic allows I generally drive straddled across the centre line to avoid the holes. Mind you - holes isn't perhaps the best way to describe them and I'm wondering whether Epsom is starting to form its own Rift Valley.
It's soul-destroying enough to have to sit in traffic for hours on end - particularly if you have to do it on the same stretch of road, five days a week, but to find that when you are actually moving, you're lurching around on unkempt road surfaces and into their depths... well - what if you have a lorry load of expensive cleaning equipment in the back of your van? Then there's the danger of unloading everything and going over on your ankle down a pothole and perhaps unwittingly damaging what you're carrying. I'd love to know, have you had/made any complaints about damaged goods/vehicles as a result of potholes and if so, what was the local council's reaction if you passed the complaint to them?
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Collection arrangements for all island households will change from September this year, when new collections are introduced for food waste and glass recycling.
NJC continually strives to ensure that employees are not harmed by the work that they do and to achieve this, the company applies industry best practice wherever it exists. However, the risks presented by some activities are not always fully understood and Reach & Wash cleaning is one such activity.
Although Reach & Wash avoids working at height, and therefore the risk of falling, it does involve manual handling of long and unwieldy poles. While NJC applies safe practice, the true extent of the risks is not fully understood at present.
The Outstanding Innovation Award recognises the transformational improvements achieved by Salisbury Group in moving its safety and incident reporting process from paper to an app-based system. The change has reduced average incident reporting times from 15 minutes to 90 seconds and has provided a 50% saving in back-of-house administration. It has also improved report completion rates from 40% to 100% and has been very popular with Salisbury Group's employees, who can access the system from any mobile or tablet device.
The CHSA has further committed to awarding at least two new bursaries every year for the next five years. The sons and daughters of CHSA members, who on 1st September 2018 will be 18 years or over and commencing their higher education studies this year, are eligible to apply.
When managers at the London Science Museum in Kensington decided that the museums many steam exhibits needed a good regular clean, they came to the conclusion that the most appropriate method for this was steam cleaning.
After much deliberation, they decided on the Steam Clean Systems SC3000 Industrial Steam Cleaner as the best steam cleaner for their needs.
Olga Cepukoit-Kulmatytska is celebrating 10 years since she joined the business, which manufactures environmentally-friendly cleaning products for professional, janitorial and industrial use, after moving to England from Lithuania in 2008.
Commercial laundry specialist Christeyns, has appointed Victor Kiely, from Cork, as a technical account manager to strengthen its Irish team, which is headed up by Jerry O'Brien, operations manager, Ireland.
Victor (pictured) will be field based and will provide support across all of Ireland. He is currently undertaking a six-week induction course at Christeyns' head office in Bradford, UK.
ISS Australia has won the healthcare category of the Australian FM Innovations Award for introducing a real-time patient feedback tablet. It won the award for the introduction of a tablet-based survey that provides instant patient feedback regarding the cleanliness of the environment at Northern Health sites across Victoria, Australia.
The easy-to-use tablet allows patients to give real-time feedback from their beds, enabling ISS to quickly address any potential problems. The innovation was implemented to improve the quality of cleaning services, as well as the patients' perception of room cleanliness and their overall hospital experience.
The battle for cleaner, healthier facilities is getting a surprising boost from self-cleaning surfaces being embraced by commercial cleaners around the globe. And while these surfaces are providing cleaner places to live, work and play for the general public, they are also helping to reverse the commoditisation of cleaning services and increase margins for cleaning companies.
Wecovi recently established an international cooperation with Tersano - the company that offers an ingenious cleaning system that turns mains water into stabilised ozone water. This replaces all daily cleaning chemicals, is more powerful and has a cleaning and sanitising effect lasting 24 hours. This system fits in perfectly with a CSR cleaning policy.
The system consists of a lotus Pro dispenser and a SAO-24 cartridge. The cartridge is a stabilisation module filtering lime and minerals out of the cold mains water. The lotus Pro dispenser filters oxygen out of the air. Electric current turns the oxygen into ozone, which is added to the stable water. The mains water has now been transformed into ozone water, available from the lotus Pro dispenser for immediate use.
With the misery of hayfever in full swing, John Grenville from ECEX asks: "Are your building's filtration systems equipped to deal with the season's 'pollen bomb' - a natural phenomenon that causes hay fever and has the potential to reduce the efficiency of plant such as air handling units, chillers and air conditioning equipment?
"Changes in the weather are behind this 'pollen bomb' caused by the simultaneous release from millions of birch, plane and oak trees," he explains.
SwipeSense, a Chicago-based healthcare technology company, announced this week the acquisition of iScrub Lite, a leading mobile application for hand hygiene observation. Originally conceived and developed by the Computational Epidemiology Research Group at the University of Iowa, iScrub Lite was launched to simplify the time-consuming and error-prone process of recording hand hygiene observations and sharing the results with healthcare professionals.
As part of its commitment to helping hospitals save more lives, SwipeSense reached an agreement with the University of Iowa to take ownership of iScrub Lite and will now be responsible for maintaining and ensuring the free application remains available to the infection control community.
Besides being well-known names, engines of economic growth and drivers of social change, the answer is less obvious. All five brands rely on WhiffAway Group to deliver waterless urinal technology to reduce water consumption and embedded energy usage within their buildings, thus significantly cutting costs in the process.
Based on proven commercial, environmental and operational savings, waterless urinals do not cost organisations or institutions anything. In fact, when implemented and maintained correctly, they are a net contributor in every way. A few facts to consider... A standard flushing urinal wastes up to 40,000 gallons of potable water per urinal per annum. In 2010, there were 54 million urinals in the world and rising (for example nine million in the US and two million in the UK).
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Recent UK News
The UK Plastics Pact, launched today by sustainability expert WRAP, is a unique collaboration which brings together businesses from across the entire plastics value chain with UK governments and NGOs to tackle the scourge of plastic waste.
Last week's Manchester Cleaning Show has exceeded its 2016 debut, with 27% more exhibitors, 40% more floor-space and higher visitor numbers, reports the British Cleaning Council, which co-produces the event with Quartz Business Media. Held again at Event City in Trafford, the 2018 show attracted over 2,400 visitors - nearly 5% up on the first North West show in 2016.
As a result, Alpla is shortly to introduce recycled polymer packaging to the industrial chemicals cleaning sector.
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Loo of the Year Awards
Budapest Cleaning Show