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Joint Commission International (JCI) is providing the Targeted Solutions Tool (TST) for hand hygiene at no additional charge to JCI-accredited healthcare organisations, to help improve patient care and reduce health care-associated infections.
According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research*, the global demand for chelating agents was valued at USD 3.59 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 4.48 billion in 2019, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 3.2% from 2013 to 2019.
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Next week John and I fly out to Amsterdam to visit the ISSA/Interclean exhibition, which is taking place at the Amsterdam RAI from 6th – 9th May. This show is always enormous and we understand from the organisers that this time around it’s going to be even bigger and better. I always complain that four days doesn’t give us enough time to see all that’s on offer – so goodness only knows how we’ll get round to everyone – but we will do our best!
As we have done for the past five shows in the series, we’ll be bringing you a flavour of the event, together with news on the awards winners and many of the new products and innovations we discover, in our Show Daily.
If you’ve never visited this show before and are wondering whether or not to attend, our advice would be to start planning your trip now – it really is something that’s not to be missed if you have the time to spare and the budget. Do make sure you register in advance though, as there are always queues at the turnstiles.
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This Week's News
A new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO)-its first to look at antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance, globally-reveals that this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country.
Antibiotic resistance-when bacteria change so antibiotics no longer work in people who need them to treat infections-is now a major threat to public health and we need to do everything we can to prevent the spread of infection.
Inteb says the possible mutation of the Legionella bacteria that has been noted, which allows it to survive at temperatures up to 61 degrees C, is one reason to tighten up the law. It adds that the temptation for organisations to lower the temperatures at which they are heating water, to save electricity, is another reason to introduce tighter regulation.
Scotland is featuring regularly on news bulletins and in the Press, thanks to the historic referendum taking place on 18th September 2014, on whether or not to become an independent country. How will the people vote: 'Yes', or 'No'? One thing we know people are saying 'Yes' to is Cleaning Expo Scotland, which is taking place just a couple of weeks before the referendum, on 3th and 4th September, at Glasgow's SECC.
With stand space almost sold out and the numbers of visitors who have pre-registered to attend, growing daily, the enthusiasm surrounding this new event is becoming infectious!
New research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, the professional body for Human Resources and people development, has found that rigid organisational hierarchies are one of the main barriers to improving management and leadership skills in today's workplaces.
Many employees without formal managerial responsibility are now expected to own the organisation's agenda, lead from the front line and do 'the right thing' for the customer and for their employer - an approach known as 'distributed leadership' - but poorly targeted training and restrictive organisational structures are getting in the way.
Many companies need hot water in their production processes. An innovative system from Dresden (Germany) based DAS Environmental Expert GmbH now facilitates heat transfer from wastewater to process water. This helps to optimise the temperatures in the water flows, which significantly increases efficiency with regard to both energy usage and wastewater treatment.
The 'masters of the science of compliance', the team from Swiftclean Building Services, will be offering a free compliance healthcheck to visitors to The Facilities Show, which is being held at Excel, London, from 17th - 19th June.
Using the new Swiftclean Compliance Checker, an online tool which allows building managers to see at a glance whether their building is compliant in three key aspects, Swiftclean's experts will be able to diagnose in a matter of seconds whether a building has a clean bill of health or is storing up health & safety problems for the future.
Air travellers in and out of Las Vegas now have an added measure of personal security in the form of an advanced cleaning technology. McCarran International Airport has installed Ecolab's new Hydris cleaning system to help make the airport cleaner, safer and healthier for travellers and airport employees.
McCarran handles more than 42 million arrivals and departures annually, the nation's ninth-highest passenger volume, which puts it in the top 1% of US airports. On average, 115,000 people travel through the airport every day.
Clemas & Co, the specialist supplier of industrial and commercial floor cleaning machines, has been singing the praises of Tennant's T2 compact battery powered walk behind scrubber dryer. Ideal for cleaning small congested areas in one pass; the machine is faster and more productive than using a mop and bucket whilst providing the highest level of cleanliness.
The operator on the roof raises and lowers the unit using the hoist motor and moves the unit and rigging as each section is cleaned. A second operator on the ground also helps move the unit from section to section.
RPC Emballages Moirans has launched what is believed to be the first UN certified 20 litre container to weigh just 700g. The new 320 range, blow moulded in HDPE, is part of an ongoing enhancement programme at the site which over the years has seen the weight of its 20 litre UN container reduced from 900g to first 800g and now 700g.
Key to the success of this project has been RPC's ability to reduce the amount of material required to manufacture the container, while ensuring that it retains the necessary robustness and strength to safely handle and transport hazardous products.
Ecoppia, an innovative developer of autonomous water-free solar panel cleaning solutions, has announced that JA Solar, a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic solar panels, has certified Ecoppia's solution for use on its solar panels.
Ecoppia recently announced similar certification by Suntech Power. Additional certification processes are underway, with the aim of ensuring Ecoppia's market-wide compliance with the stringent standards of all major panel manufacturers.
In future, facilities management - including security, portering, reception, logistics, car parks, property management and cleaning of the council's 120 buildings will be undertaken by Devon Norse as part of the partnership with Devon County Council.
In March, RAS (The Restroom Association of Singapore) was approached by a lecturer from the Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology of Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL-MITEC) who requested to visit RAS on a study trip with a group of Malaysian government delegates.
The purpose of the visit was to gain some information about how RAS conceptualises and develops projects to improve public washroom facilities in Singapore.
A free guide, with five key steps to choosing a reliable and professional commercial cleaning organisation, has been launched by commercial cleaning and disaster restoration specialist, ServiceMaster Clean.
"Too often, individuals without specialist training are given the task of cleaning," argues the company. "Boardroom carpets, reception area hard floors and upholstered sofas should be regularly and professionally cleaned to give a positive message about the quality of your company. Choosing the right cleaning provider makes economic sense, as appropriate care and treatment will lengthen the serviceable life of these surfaces. So what issues need to be considered when sourcing a reliable and professional contract cleaner?"
Mark Munro tells us that the WCP Tradeshow / Van Festival, is attracting exhibitors that we'd normally expect to see at some of the larger exhibitions - companies such as Window Cleaners' Warehouse, Unger, Sebo, FaceLift, Aquadapter, HydraMaster, Alltec Network and many more. And the Van Festival is not what you might expect either... many industry operators have to kit their vans out with products and equipment and the idea is that those attending the show throw the doors of their work vans open to other visitors, to share ideas and experiences on what works well and what doesn't. Now that's what we call networking!
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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.
WECOVI, a long established Dutch manufacturing specialist to the professional cleaning and leisure sectors, is seeking to recruit an Account Manager to maintain and develop its business within the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Reintec (part of the HSS Group) are a specialist Hire, Sales and Service cleaning equipment provider who support customers throughout the UK. As the business continues to grow, we now have fantastic opportunities for two National Account Managers to join our team covering both Northern and Southern UK.
A new position has become available for a Technical Manager to join the British Institute of Cleaning Science. The successful applicant will take the lead in developing a new range of training and learning programmes, using different methodologies including classroom, practical and online. These new products and services will contribute to the increase in training and membership sales and other related business in both the UK and Internationally. The role will include delivering consultancy services to our customers when appropriate.
Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Operations Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a OTE salary range of £40,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Strategic Operations Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage our service delivery. We require an experienced, professional, quality driven individual that shares our commitment to customer care, team work & high standards to effectively manage an established team.
The Strategic Operations Manager Job Description
Swift Office Cleaning Services Limited is an ISO9001 & 14001 accredited company that has an excellent opportunity for a Field Sales Executive to join their team. You will be visiting potential clients' premises covering London, Herts & Essex to discuss their requirements for daily office cleaning and various associated services.
A proven sales record in the cleaning industry is essential and you will be able to understand the clients' needs thoroughly, allowing enough time for our cleaning staff to complete our proposal that caters for the clients requirements at the budget they are prepared to spend. Telesales is also a vital part in this role, so experience in all aspects of lead generation is essential.
We are looking for the right person to join our sales team. This is a very rare opportunity to join our small, friendly team and sell our unique, premium quality floor cleaning equipment in the central area of England.
Vectair Systems is a multi-award-winning technological innovator, manufacturer and supplier of commercial 'away from home' washroom equipment. Founded over 25 years ago, we manufacture leading international brands including Airoma, Micro Airoma, Sanitex MVP, V-Screen, Vectair V-Fresh, Babyminder, Quadrasan, Prozone, Femcare, MVP and V-Air SOLID.
With an EMEA Head Office in Basingstoke, UK, Vectair Systems also offers unique OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) services, allowing companies to design their own style of coordinated washroom products and dispensers, using the latest manufacturing technologies from state of the art facilities.
Summary: Are you a rainmaker? ISSA is looking for a proven leader who will provide strategic direction and manage tactical plans to provide education, training, certification and business tools for Europe, Middle East and African member companies of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry trade association, www.issa.com. This person will be accountable for planning, management, execution and communication at several levels within and outside the association to meet education and certification revenue and participation goals to satisfaction. Expected to support the EMEA Director in achieving ISSA'S overall strategic goals for the EMEA region. Submit CV in English.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Sales Representative to join our team based in the area of Manchester, UK. The role will be a full time position working 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday. Typically you will be out on the road 3 days + 2 days at the office.
For more details and info please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by sending your CV and we will get in touch.
Base salary £30,000 OTE £42,850
The Company Kaiser+ Kraft (KK) is an industrial B2B equipment and hardware reseller via catalogue. KK supplements this with Key Account Managers / Executives to provide a knowledgeable local face with the aim of becoming the preferred supplier of Maintenance, Repair and Operation hardware to its clients.
Founded in 1972 and based in Welwyn Garden City, we provide high quality cleaning services operating inside the M25, Herts, Beds, Bucks & Essex. We enjoy an outstanding reputation operating within the Education, Office Cleaning and Leisure sectors predominantly. We employ in excess of 1000 staff providing services for over 200 extremely satisfied customers. As we continue to grow, we are recruiting for a Sales Exec / Trainee Sales Exec with experience of the Cleaning, Washroom services or "soft services" environment.
Please send your CV to Paul Nixon, Director:
Wanted to run office and scheduling for all contractors, sales work & logistics. Needs experience in window cleaning. Knowledge of London & South East Region, Health & Safety helpful. Must be competant in using computer and with good customer relations.
CCS Cleaning are currently recruiting for a full-time Area Manager to look after our sites throughout the United Kingdom. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in the cleaning industry and have a very good knowledge of the business. The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary, full training and will be mentored by our Group Operations and Development Manager. Company phone, car and tablet will also be provided.
About the company: Cleanology is a dynamic and fast-growing commercial cleaning, security and facilities management company, providing professional services to offices, restaurants, retail outlets, schools and other businesses around London. The company employs 400+ staff.
Ramon Hygiene Products, based in Leicester, are one of the UK's and Ireland leading suppliers of cleaning products and equipment to the professional hygiene and janitorial trade as well as cash and carry wholesale and retail sectors. We offer a wide range of branded and own label cleaning products into both sectors, coupled with an extensive range of professional cleaning equipment.
Vileda Professional is the leading global solutions provider of innovative quality cleaning systems for the Professional user. Our UK business is seeking an exceptionally talented individual for the position of Regional Account Manager covering the Central England, East Anglia, Home Counties and North London areas You will assume responsibility for the achievement of sales targets within your region through development of new business in the healthcare, FM and local government sectors in conjunction with partner distributors Skills
We are a professional, commercial, cleaning company with over 30 years' experience looking to recruit a Commercial Contracts Manager who will be responsible for the effective management of a dedicated team providing a cleaning service to designated clients.
GreenZone Cleaning & Support Services is a growing, dynamic organisation offering our clients a unique service delivery, providing a green cleaning service. Although we are a young Battersea based company we have the knowledge & expertise to deliver exceptional levels of service.
VERMOP is one of Europe´s leading manufacturers of cleaning systems and accessories. We achieved this through many years of competence, excellence in innovation and the personal motivation of our employees. Our production site in Germany stands for tradition, quality and consistent customer orientation. Due to continued expansion and growth we are now looking for a driven Area Sales Representative to join our team.
This Dutch family-owned business manufactures, converts and distributes its innovative products to customers throughout Europe. In the above position you will be responsible for the commercial results of Wecovi Ltd in the UK & Ireland. Therefore, you will draw up a concrete sales plan each year. Your focus will be on the professional cleaning sector as well as on the leisure sector.
A world-leading manufacturer of industrial and domestic cleaning equipment, Nilfisk-Advance now has a vacancy for a Strategic Account Manager with a remit of Contract Cleaning and Healthcare accounts.
About LVC: Established 1995 we are the 'one stop shop' for industrial and commercial cleaning machines, covering the South East & East of the UK with a strong presence in London. We constantly research new technology and are at the sharp end of the latest innovations. Working closely with a wide range of trusted manufacturers make it possible for us to deliver bespoke solutions for all our clients cleaning needs. We offer our customers the skill of our engineers who can repair and carry out maintenance on all types of cleaning machines. You will be welcomed in to a fast growing, friendly company.
Excellent basic salary plus multiple bonus opportunities.
For a family-run commercial cleaning company (established over 50 years) based in South Manchester to manage contracts in Manchester Centre & South Manchester. Minimum 40 hours per week + some extra weekend work when required. Commission paid on new business.
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Validate is a new service from the Waste Management Industry & Training Advisory Board (WAMITAB), specifically designed to assess employees who have developed sufficient knowledge and skills to perform their job to the correct standard. Officially launching on 1st May, Validate is a modular programme that assesses the competence of operatives in the workplace.
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