Cleanzine-logo-10a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 20th July 2017 Issue no. 783

Your industry news - first    Number 1 for Recruitment

We strongly recommend viewing Cleanzine full size in your web browser. Click our masthead above to visit our website version.

Search
English French Spanish Italian German Dutch Russian Mandarin




Recruitment

New and updated vacancies are advertised in Cleanzine every week. Check out the latest opportunities by clicking the link above.

Advertise your current vacancy with Cleanzine and we'll give you the best deal in the industry with same day upload so you can fill the position faster.
Contact us for details



International News
Products

Groundbreaking British Standard for the 'circular economy' launched

* Groundbreaking-BS8001.jpg
BSI, the business standards company, has launched a new standard for the 'circular economy', BS 8001: 2017: Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations - guide.
more


Registration for WFBSC Congress available at preferential rates until 27th July

* Registration-WFBSC.jpg
Register for the 22nd World Federation of Building Service Contractors Congress - the world's leading conference for the cleaning sector - before 27th July, and you'll enjoy a preferential rate. The event, which is being held in Berlin for the first time, will cost early registrants 1,200 euros (incl. 19 % VAT), and 550 euros (incl. 19 % VAT) per person for those accompanying them. Those missing the deadline will pay 1,500 and 600 euros respectively.
more


International visit puts Arrow on course for Far Eastern expansion

* International-Arrow.jpg
A UK manufacturer of professional cleaning and maintenance chemicals received a Chinese seal of approval recently.
more


Protect hands and reduce cross contamination threat with I-Con

* Protect-hands.jpg
Hand protection specialist Globus has launched I-Con - a new colour-coded glove system providing enhanced chemical protection for workers in the cleaning and hygiene sector.
more


Vectair Systems' V-Air Solid wins 'Carbon Footprint' approval

* Vectair-Systems-V.jpg
Vectair System's flagship environmentally-friendly and non-aerosol aircare product V-Air Solid has been awarded the latest internationally recognised standard for demonstrating low carbon credentials.
more


Audax Private Equity announces the acquisition of EnviroVac from RLJ Equity Partners

* Audax.jpg
Audax Private Equity, along with Kevin Jackson, CEO and founder of EnviroVac, and the EnviroVac Management team, have acquired EnviroVac, provider of mission-critical cleaning and maintenance services.
more


RAS participates in schools' events

* RAS-participates-schools.jpg
As Nan Hua Primary School celebrated Earth Day and No Cleaners Day on at the end of May, the Restroom Association Singapore joined other organisations including the National Environment Agency to set up a booth exhibition showcasing a student game project under its Sustaining Toilets As Restrooms (STAR) Awards Programme.
more


After the storm: Cintas offers retailers a Summer storm checklist

* After-the-storm.jpg
Would you know what to do if a severe summer storm damaged your retail facility? Time is critical following a natural disaster.
more


People

CHSA-welcomes_142.jpg
CHSA welcomes new Council

At the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's AGM earlier this month, new members were elected to Council, the governing body of the CHSA.
more


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 & restoration. The deadline for nominations is 15th August.
more


Enforce professionalism: drone effectiveness study showsFM sector is seeking better governance

* Enforce-Sector-Prof.jpg
Leading facilities managers, construction and energy companies are seeking better drone governance... So say the results of Sky Revolutions' first interrogation of the market.
more


What a gum busting line up!

* gum-busting-line-up.jpg
The world's first battery operated steam machine for removing chewing gum continues to take the world by storm...

OspreyDeepclean's increasing international orders for multiple units are ready and waiting to be shipped from the production line straight to the company's distributors.
more


New research on preventing the spread of norovirus

* Nororvirus.jpg
The Food Standards Agency has published research carried out by Ipsos MORI, Food handlers and norovirus transmission: 'Social science insights'. 

This study aimed to help stop the 'Winter vomiting bug' norovirus from spreading, by understanding and improving food handler behaviours.
more


CMS 2017 Berlin jury nominates 17 PIA finalists

* CMS-jury.jpg
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.
more


Mechanised cleaning welcomed at Hubballi railway station

* Mechanised-cleaning.jpg
Complaints about the cleanliness 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.
more


Automatic grill-cleaning robot deals effectively with burnt-on mess

* grill-cleaning-robot.jpg
The Award-winning Grillbot - thought to be the world's first automatic grill-cleaning robot, uses advanced technology to take the grunt work out of cleaning grills. Designed for use on any-style grill, users simply place it on the grill, press a button and the Grillbot does all the cleaning.
more


RAS supports 'Keep Clean, Singapore!' 2017

* RAS-supports-Keep-Clean.jpg
The Restroom Association Singapore has given its support to the launch of 'Keep Clean, Singapore!' (KCS) 2017 on 30th April, with its President Ms Tan Puay Hoon representing the Non-Government Organisation sector, to signify the start of a series of community litter-picking activities.
more


IICRC announces presenter lineup for technical conference

* IICRC-tech-conference.jpg
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification has announced a dynamic lineup of presentations and speakers for its second-annual technical conference taking place 9th - 11th August in Big Sky, Montana.
more


Welcome to the

logo_small.gif

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 Eurosurveillance. Compiled from annual data submitted by 29 EU/EEA countries to the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet) – covering 2011 to 2015 – it revealed some interesting facts and trends.

The report’s conclusion is that the burden of Legionnaires Disease appears to be growing in Europe, displaying an epidemiology similar to that observed in the US, with a comparable notification rate and similar settings of infection. Four countries, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, accounted for 70.3% of all reported cases, although their combined populations represent only 49.9% of the study population. The 20 lowest-reporting countries make up only 10.2% of all cases, while their combined populations represent 28.8% of the study population.

The main purpose of ELDSNet, is detection of travel-related Legionnaires Disease clusters involving residents of Europe that could not otherwise be detected by any national surveillance scheme. Of the total 30,532 cases reported between 2011 and 2015, 11.5% (3098) were deemed foreign travel-related, 71% (21,618) were community/sporadic, 4.9% (1322) nosocomial, and 8.4% (2259) domestic travel-related.

By comparison, 46.3% of confirmed cases in England and Wales residents were deemed to have been foreign travel-related (177 of 387 cases). In the EU/EEA, although the case fatality rate fell between 2011 (10.4%) and 2015 (8.1%), the age-adjusted notification rate increased steadily to 1.3 cases per 100,000 population – the highest rate ever recorded.

The report recommends that: “In countries with persistently low notification rates, ad hoc studies should identify reasons for under-ascertainment and all countries should endeavour to develop and maintain appropriate control measures in man-made water systems to prevent LD cases”.

The press release I referred to earlier proved that I don’t know as much about how we can contract this disease as I thought I did. For example, it talks about the bacteria being present in soil and advises us to wear gloves when handling soil and compost while gardening – something I never bother to do. That got me thinking about my water butt and what could be lurking in there, as some of the contents will have been sitting there – stagnant – for many months.

We’re expecting a drought next year so many people will be installing water butts for the first time. Worth reading up on how to stay safe while using them then…

Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a comment on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Cleanzine

FB.jpg

Twitter-t.jpg You can also follow us on Twitter @cleanzine

Yours,

Jan-new-15.jpg

Jan Hobbs



This Week's News

Older people and children most at risk this Summer from Legionella

Older people, parents and business owners are being encouraged to stay vigilant against a potentially deadly disease that has infected over 200 people in the UK and many more overseas, this year alone.

Legionella Awareness Day (30th August) aims to make people aware of the risks of the lethal bacteria. A Legionella awareness website and helpline have been set up to offer free advice and support to people concerned about the threat of Legionella.
more



Chemical free cleaning with TomCat Aqueous Ozone

* Aqeous-reader.jpgThe benefits of cleaning with ozone have been well documented, with its uses going back over the last century. In testament to its effectiveness it's a system used globally in water treatment plants for its disinfecting and sanitising properties.

Within a scrubber dryer, ozone is a strong oxidiser that destroys pathogens which can become resistant to standard cleaning methods. TomCat's Zero3 ozone creates nano-bubbles; not only does this ensure that the ozone remains in suspension for longer, but it adds the ability to clean into the smallest of areas - providing added effectiveness.
more



Cascades inaugurates new state-of-the-art tissue converting plant on US West Coast

* Cascades.jpgCascades, a specialist in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, which employs 11,000 people in some 90 production units located in North America and Europe, has this week officially inaugurated its new US$64 million, state-of-the-art, 284,000sq.ft tissue converting facility in Scappoose, Oregon.
more



Cleaning chemicals market in India "growing rapidly"

The cleaning chemicals market in India is projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 15% in value terms between 2017-2026, on account of increasing incidences of various infections, as well as rapid urbanisation, coupled with growing numbers of new commercial setups and increasingly stringent safety standards. Additionally, growing numbers of new healthcare setups, rising disposable income and the launch of new and innovative cleaning chemicals are propelling the market for cleaning chemicals.
more



Bunzl announces proposed acquisition in France and purchase of business in UK

Bunzl has today announced that it has made a binding offer for the acquisition of a group of businesses in France and has also purchased a marketing services business in the UK.

Hedis, which trades through a number of subsidiaries across France, is engaged in the sale and distribution of cleaning & hygiene-related products to customers, principally in the public, healthcare, foodservice and cleaning sectors, as well as to some redistributors. Two other businesses, Comptoir de Bretagne and Générale Collectivités, distribute light catering equipment and tableware to a similar fragmented customer base in France.
more



WELL now's the time to make buildings even better...

* WELL.jpgby Darren Evans, managing director, Darren Evans Assessments - a company specialising in sustainability and energy efficiency...

Sceptics among us might say that we don't need another building standard, but when you consider that we spend over 90% of our time indoors, it would seem prudent that the physical places where we live, work and play should be built for health and wellness. The Well Building Standard is the first building standard to focus on just that - the health and wellness of the people in buildings - and is set to become the benchmark across the globe.
more



Romanian distributor wins Kaivac's 2016 'International Distributor of the Year' Award

* Kaivac-distributor-award.jpgKaivac, developer of the No-Touch Cleaning and OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning Systems, is honouring one of its newest European dealers, Tenrom, for having the best one-year sales record of any foreign distributor marketing Kaivac products in 2016.

Tenrom, located in Cluj, Romania, is a leading cleaning equipment distributor in this part of the world. It became part of the Kaivac family when Kaivac expanded operations into Europe, setting up Kaivac EMEA, a company and distribution center in Austria.
more



Fatalities in the workplace - how can they be avoided?

According to recent statistics released by HSE, there were 137 workers killed at work in the UK in 2016/17. These statistics are based on a wide variety of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, agriculture, waste, transport |& storage, and wholesale & retail trade.
more



Adler & Allan wins BITC Award for its flood support services

* Adler_Allan-wins.jpgAsset protection and oil & environmental services specialist, Adler & Allan, won The Barclays Award for Building Resilient Business at the 2017 BITC Responsible Business Awards, announced last week at London's Royal Albert Hall.
more



The Cleanzine Archive Search

We keep an extensive archive of news stories and product information that have featured in past issues of The Cleanzine. If you would like to run a search of the The Cleanzine web site using the search tool below please just go ahead by entering in the name of the person, product or company or any other key words that you are looking for.

Search The Cleanzine:

Jobs Section CLICK HERE

Pallmann-logo.jpg
Technical Sales Manager: Midlands



PALLMANN is the 100+ year old division of the German Uzin-Utz AG and manufactures products and machinery for the installation, renovation and maintenance of wood floors. 


We wish to appoint an experienced sales manager to promote our innovative, full range of products to contract customers and their clients.

Strong relationships within the wood floor or floor care market, an ability to identify and develop business opportunities and the self motivation to succeed will be rewarded with a generous career package and an enviable opportunity to play a key part of our success.

The ideal candidate will live in the Midlands area and should expect some time away from home, in the UK and in Germany.

Additional benefits:

Highly competitive salary
Full initial and ongoing support and training given from German and UK colleagues
Quality German estate car Company credit card, Laptop, iPhone
Part of a small team
Contributory pension scheme after 6 months
Regular customer events in the UK and Germany

For more information about PALLMANN visit www.pallmann.co.uk

To apply please send a CV and letter of introduction in confidence to:

Larissa Tessmann, Office Manager
Uzin Ltd: Service partner to PALLMANN GmbH
2 Mitchell Court, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 0UY
larissa.tessmann@uzin-utz.com

For more information about the vacancy and an informal confidential conversation contact:

Mike Hamer: 07825 382174
Brand Manager, UK and Ireland


Pallmann-UK.jpg


How to contact us at The Cleanzine:

Jan Hobbs
Publishing Editor
Email: news@thecleanzine.com
Direct Tel: +44 (0)1372 811 307
Mobile: 07980 288 373

Jan-new-15.jpg
John Austen
Publishing Director
Email: johnausten@mac.com
Tel: +44 (0)1580 755 863
Mobile: 07766 707 888
 
* John Austen-cutout-ezines.jpg
www.facebook.com/Cleanzine  FB.jpg
@cleanzine  * Twitter-t.jpg

REQUEST THE CLEANZINE HERE

The Cleanzine is broadcast every Thursday. You may receive it FREE each week by clicking the link above.
To prevent this newsletter from getting swept up by overzealous email filters, we suggest that you add news@thecleanzine.com to your address book.




Hospital Hygiene

Hospial Corridor

Our weekly updated Hospital Hygiene features current developments and product solutions cleaning and hygiene industry manufacturers are coming up with. Read More.


Recent UK News

Unusual cleaning job leads to fall and fine

Falls from height have been brought to our attention again with the news that national bread maker Warburtons has been fined £2million after a worker was hospitalised following a fall.
more



FM sponsor brings the ultimate facility service to the FM Forum - its own pub

* FM-sponsor-Beerhouse.jpg
FM innovator, Salisbury Group, has created its own solution to the end of a hot day for participants and speakers alike, attending the FM Forum event in Manchester this week.
more


OCS flying high after UTC Aerospace Systems contract extension

* OCS-flying-high.jpg
Goodrich Actuations Systems, UTC Aerospace Systems company, has awarded OCS a five-year (2+2+1), multi-service contract at its Wolverhampton site.

OCS has been working with Goodrich Actuation Systems since 2011 to deliver facilities services at the company's five UK sites.
more


Cleaners fare better than some when it comes to buying a first home (but it's not all good news)

Online estate agent HouseSimple.com has looked at the latest Office for National Statistics wages data and average prices for first-time buyers' properties, to compile a table of jobs where it will take so long to save for a deposit for an average UK property, that those concerned (unless they get help from the Bank of Mum & Dad), won't have saved enough until at least 2100. Cleaners aren't the worst off, but the picture is grim...
more


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.
more


Celebrating 20 years in commercial cleaning

* Celebrating-20.jpg
DeepClean Hygiene Solutions is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, expanding its Head Office in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.
more


Official workplace fatality figures hide tens of thousands of related deaths

The GMB Union, which has members across every sector of the British economy, says yesterday's official workplace death figures hide tens of thousands of related deaths.
more


SOAPBOX: Why I now love B2B review websites

* Spotless.jpg
by Roger Green, CEO, Spotless Commercial Cleaning

"After a few years in the commercial cleaning business I soon learnt that all cleaning companies say that they are 'excellent' at everything they do and they all promise their customers the world. Prospective customers are unsurprisingly distinctly immune and unimpressed by this hyperbole.
more


ARL wins contract with leading restaurant operator

* ARL.jpg
ARL Window Cleaning Services, part of Incentive FM Group, has secured a major one year deal with Mitchells & Butlers, one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK.
more


CSSA Annual Luncheon revisited

* CSSA-Annual-Luncheon.jpg
A record 300 guests attended the Cleaning & Support Services Association's Annual Luncheon two weeks ago and the consensus was that these annual gatherings had been very much missed over the years that the CSSA had been part of the Building Futures Group and the event had disappeared from the calendar.
more


SOAPBOX: Public Toilets UK - a matter of urgency

* SOAPBOX-Public-Toilet-closures.jpg
writes Gillian Kemp, MA, founder, Truckers Toilets UK Campaign

"Articles about public toilets appear to be ever increasing - usually because so many facilities are now closing. This is a great worry especially for the young, the elderly, those who are pregnant, on medication of various types that necessitate the loo, have a particular medical condition... in fact the list gets longer if you also take into account the needs of taxi drivers, bus drivers, train drivers, police officers, postal workers, night shift workers and so on...
more


Castlemeadow Care chooses Girbau Laundry

* Castlemeadow.jpg
Healthcare Design Awards 2017 finalist, Castlemeadow Care, supports its residents with expertise, sympathy and respect for their dignity - as if they were a family member. Since 1999, the family-owned business has been helping the people of Norfolk and beyond to make the most of later life.
more


Incentive QAS secures contract extension with Johnson Matthey

* Incentive-QAS-contract.jpg
Incentive QAS, the specialist cleaning arm of Incentive FM Group, has secured a major contract extension with Johnson Matthey, a global leader in science that provides cleaner air, improved health and more efficient use of natural resources.
more


Delta-Q Technologies announces lithium charger supply to Orbot LiFe floor machines

* Delta-Q-lithium.jpg
Vancouver, Canada-based Delta-Q Technologies announced yesterday that it will supply its lithium IC650 battery charger to the Orbot LiFe floor machine.
more


Gemini Commercial Cleaning increases market share with latest acquisition

* Gemini-Commercial.jpg
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.
more


Jangro network expands again

Jangro has welcomed Crystal Cleaning Supplies as the latest addition to its independent janitorial distribution network, an expansion which brings the total number of distributors in the group to 44, strategically located across the UK, Ireland and the Isle of Man.
more


Events & Exhibitions

HIGIEXPO 2017
8-10th August 2017
Sao Paulo
Brazil

Web

ISSA/Interclean North America
11-14th September 2017
Las Vegas
USA

Web

WFBSC
18-20th September 2017
Berlin
Germany

Held simultaneously with CMS

Web

CMS
19-22nd September 2017
Cleaning. Management.Services
Berlin
Germany

Web

ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
Turkey
Web

Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017
Dubai
UAE

Web

Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
UK

2016Video

Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018
Mumbai,
India

Web

The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
2nd outing for this busy 2-day event
Web

ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
15-18th May 2018
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Web



© The Cleanzine 2017. Website Coding by Elderberry Development.
Subscribe | Unsubscribe | Cookies | Sitemap