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Water Planet and Genesys International team up to supply membrane anti-scalant and cleaning chemicals in the US

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UK-based Genesys International has selected Water Planet, a global supplier of high-performance, membrane-based water treatment solutions, as the US distributor for its line of reverse osmosis membrane anti-scalant and cleaning chemicals.
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One Drop creates world-class water, sanitation & hygiene advisory committee as international water programming expands

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One Drop, the international non-profit organisation created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte, which promotes the combined power of safe water for consumption and production while inspiring behavioural change towards water and proper hygiene practices through social arts, has announced the creation of an expert level advisory committee on international water, sanitation and hygiene programmes.
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Researchers turn paper waste into ultralight material that improves oil spill cleaning

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A research team from the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering has achieved what is being hailed a world first by successfully converting paper waste into green cellulose aerogels that are non-toxic, biodegradable, ultralight, flexible, extremely strong and water repellent.
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Despite economic optimism, more cleaning industry managers report pressure to reduce labour and other operating costs

The results are in and according to cleaning managers across the US, 44% agree that the recession is over, up 5% from last year's results. However, despite this optimism, more are reporting pressure to reduce labour and other operating costs. (Ed: now where have I heard that before?)
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Rebounding European janitorial market offers new opportunities for suppliers

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The market for janitorial cleaning chemicals in Europe, which until recently was seen as 'flat to declining', posted modest growth of 1.6%, according to Kline's recently published study 'Janitorial Cleaning Products in Europe: Market Analysis and Opportunities'.
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I talk about 'away from home' WCs a lot and I'm well known for grumbling about how many are being closed down, leaving folk with 'nowhere to go'. One thing that's never occurred to me though is that those who drive for a living, delivering goods or supplying services, may have a similar problem at their destination...

The latest issue of Truckers' Toilets UK, has several snippets which clearly indicate that some companies are refusing to allow visiting drivers to use their washrooms when they arrive. The word inhospitable doesn't begin to describe that, does it?

I'm aware that when we think of drivers we picture them on motorways with the option of calling in at any number of service stations on their way. However, the distance between that last service station and the premises being visited can be great - and with local traffic at peak times causing delays, I daresay the journey can become quite uncomfortable for some.

TTUK says it has an email from the Health & Safety Executive which says that, "all employers have a duty to co-operate with each other to enable them to comply with health & safety legislation. This includes providing welfare... HSE issued guidance in 2014 for visiting HGV drivers that clearly states they should have easy access to toilets and other welfare facilities."

TTUK asks that if you or any of your drivers are refused use of the washroom at your destination, you let them know the name of the company that refused you access and the reason given, so it can make enquiries. I can remember 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 out some sort of service, there's absolutely no excuse for it, is there?

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This Week's News

Cleaners' pay has suffered more in real terms since 2008 recession, than pay of those in other fields

The real value of earnings of those whose work involves cleaning is a long way behind that of workers in other fields, having taken longer to recover from the 2008 slump, according to the GMB union's Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2007-2015.

Overall in 2007, average earnings for all employees were £30,015 and although by 2015 they had increased by 12.2% to £33,689, with inflation running at 25.6% over this period, average earnings for all employees are really 13.4% below 2007 level, claims the union.
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New Gojo Mild Antimicrobial Handwash family: Proven protection that's gentle on the skin

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Cannon Touch targets spread of workplace germs

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The Cannon Touch provides an ultra-fine mist of sanitising spray to the door handle each time it closes, so it is kept hygienically clean for every user.
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Deb InstantFoam Complete breakthrough: the fully virucidal foam hand sanitiser

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Deb Group has launched Deb InstantFoam Complete, said to be the world's first alcohol-based foam hand sanitiser that is proven to be fully virucidal, bactericidal and yeasticidal.
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Diversey Care's Taski IntelliTrail Fleet Management System improves efficiencies and floorcare machine performance: six-month trial free to new and current Taski customers

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Drive profitable growth with latest version of Vanquish

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Vanquish builds on the success of previous releases but now incorporates a range of new functionalities to streamline and simplify the contract management process. Powerful and easy to use, it provides the tools and insightful analytics contractors need to contract costs whilst delivering the highest standards of customer service.
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We have Mail: Cleaning up after smokers

We included a letter in last week's issue from Peter Vezey, who was asking how industry experts might tackle a dilapidated building that had - amongst other things - been damaged by what appears to have been long-term, heavy smoking. Mary de Cobos, of FutureClean Assured Systems, writes...

"We used to restore pubs like this! We always 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.
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The one piece revolution in brush technology

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Prior to the introduction of these one-piece brushes (also commonly known in the trade as 'belly' or 'wide sweep cylinder brushes') they consisted of a reusable steel cylinder shaft wrapped in segmented wafer rings of bristles. Every time the brush needed changing, the old wafer rings had to be removed, and the new ones reassembled with suitable spacers onto the old shaft.
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CHSA begins search for Undergraduate Scholar for 2016

* david-garcia.jpgThe Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has launched its Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme for 2016 and is now on the hunt for the winning Scholar.

The Scholarship is open to the sons and daughters of CHSA members who on 1st September 2016 will be 18 years or over and commencing their higher education studies this year. The successful applicant will receive £4,500, spread over their three-year degree.
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Water saving bathroom products see sales levels rise by 25%

* Propellair-cut-out.jpgA 2016 report by MTW Research indicates that sales of water saving bathroom products have risen by 25%, boosted by housebuilding, domestic refurbishment and a continued emphasis by manufacturers on water efficiency.

Based on data from 130 manufacturers and retailers, MTW found that water saving products account for around 30% of the UK bathroom market in 2016, with the 50+ age group, DIoT (Domestic Internet of Things), product labelling and changing consumer habits providing a much needed sales boost in 2016.
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Swish expands presence in British Columbia

Swish Maintenance, which manufactures and distributes facilities solutions and cleaning supplies across Canada and throughout the Northeastern US through 17 branches, is moving to a new distribution and Clean-It centre on March 1st. This move will further support the company's growth initiatives in the Vancouver area.
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South Africa's UWC cleaning staff protest against outsourcing

* UWC-Credit-Image.jpgUniversity of Western Cape cleaning staff took part in a protest 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 outsourced. They also complain about what they say are inadequate 'remedial wages'.
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National Account Managers

Southern & Northern UK, OTE £70K

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.

The National Account Managers will work closely with our Sales Director to attract new customers whilst ensuring customer retention and growth. The role will focus on the development of the sales pipeline for Reintec to drive revenue and win new business.

Alongside a proven sales experience from the contract cleaning industry, communication skills, commercial awareness and a 'can do' attitude are the key ingredients we're looking for. You'll need to be comfortable working with key stakeholders across the business and happy to present to new and existing customers.

What are the benefits? We'll be honest - it's our colleagues that make us what we are. As well as a competitive salary, company car and fantastic bonus, we provide an industry leading benefits package with an extended range of family-friendly benefits.

Interested? Please visit www.hsscareers.co.uk to apply or for an informal chat call Annie Bhagat on 0161 7494046.


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Technical Manager

c. £45,000 UK based

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.
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Strategic Operations Manager

Cambridge, OTE 40K-50K

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

Job Title: Strategic Operations Manager Based at: Quality Care Cleaning Ltd. Copley Hill Business Park Reports to: Managing Director Responsible for: Operational Staff Job Purpose To manage the planning, analysis and delivery of a multi-site commercial cleaning service. The post holder will be responsible for organising, evaluating and revising service whilst maintaining high levels of cleaning service standards, cost effectiveness, and increasing turnover.
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Field Sales Executive/Estimator



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.

The successful candidate will be: An excellent communicator with the ability to build rapport with customers. Professional in appearance and conduct. Experienced in field sales in the daily office cleaning or associated cleaning industries and preparing accurate proposals and making your own appointments. Flexible with regards to travel and working when required for new client and contract start meetings. Clean driving licence and ideally living within 25 mile radius of Harlow.
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We have an opportunity for a

Field Sales Manager
Central England

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.

Duplex Cleaning Machines has been a leading industry expert in the supply of commercial and industrial cleaning machines since 1986.

Recognised and trusted throughout the UK and globally, the Duplex range cleans all types of flooring and features the unique ability to clean and sanitise with the power of steam. The Duplex machine is the result of many years of the finest design, engineering and craftsmanship with each machine being hand-built in Italy.

Duplex has been an ISO 9001 accredited company for over twenty years demonstrating our compliance with all quality standards related to the supply of products and services.

The successful candidate will be well-organised, professional and familiar with dealing with people at all levels. Experience of the cleaning industry is preferred although full training and product information will be given. 
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Recent UK News

Comments invited on draft international standard for occupational health & safety

BSI, the business standards company, has published the draft international standard of ISO 45001 Occupational health & safety management systems - Requirements.

An occupational health & safety management system standard written with the ultimate aim of replacing OHSAS 18001, it is available until April 15th for comment.
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Principle Cleaning discovers its best contract cleaning partner

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Principle Cleaning has had a great start to the year and has won a prestigious cleaning contract for Discovery Networks Western Europe office.

Based at Chiswick Park, London, the head office for Discovery Networks UK also covers operations in the UK, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, France and Flanders.
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Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners to celebrate 30th birthday

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners will this year celebrate the 30th anniversary of being granted full livery status by the City of London's Court of Aldermen.

While it proudly supports and preserves the ancient customs and traditions of The City, the WCEC is much more than a relic of another age. As befits a soon to be 30-year-old, it is very much a modern Livery Company, focused on helping to meet the changing needs and challenges of today's cleaning industry.
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Prochem Europe to show at regional UK cleaning event debut

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Prochem Europe is exhibiting at the inaugural Manchester Cleaning Show this April at the city's Event City.

"Headquartered as we are in the south east of England, we welcome the opportunity to be able to showcase our current offer to customers from the north and Scotland at a regional event with the heritage of the national Cleaning Show," explains the company's sales manager, Phil Jones.
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We have Mail

Dear Jan,

Knowing that Cle@nzine goes to everyone who knows everything about cleaning, I wondered if you could ask your readership for a solution to the following cleaning problem.

I have a property that has not had a window open for 15 years and the owner smoked 50 cigarettes a day. Everything is thick with yellow stain and it smells awful - emulsion painted ceilings and walls, gloss paintwork/doors, metal surfaces (boiler and radiators), windows, tiles etc. are all nicotine-coloured.
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Sharing expertise at the highest level

FutureClean Assured Systems, often 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.
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Mitie's pest control business secures new combined contract with Network Rail

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Mitie's pest control business has secured a new contract with Network Rail. The seven-year contract for environmental on-track support services will see the contractor deliver a combined service incorporating trackside pest control, fly tipping clearance and sanitation support.
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Workplace acquired infection often goes undetected

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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.
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Floorbrite to brighten up Manchester in April

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For the past four decades, Floorbrite has built a reputation as the north's largest contract cleaning and facilities management company and has recently confirmed its stand at the Manchester Cleaning Show.

The family-run-firm, which was set up in 1972 by the late Martin Wyers, now employs more than 1,200 people across the north of England and provides cleaning and facilities management for nationally recognised names such as Aldi, JD Sports, and Manchester's very own The Lowry.
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Book the date: find out about far-reaching regulatory change before it's too late!

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REACH, the new regulations governing the way in which chemicals can be packaged, sold and used in the cleaning and hygiene industry, is now in force. According to those who have been working with the new regulations, they are business critical.

In partnership with the British Association for Chemical Specialities, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association is hosting a conference designed to explain fully, the regulations and their impact on your business.
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CSSA relaunch: we have lift off!

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Around 60 people - members, potential members, the press and guests from the cleaning industry - gathered in London on Monday for an event that has been hailed a resounding success: the official relaunch of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, 50 years after its initial 'official' launch in 1966.

And while many things about association membership haven't changed, such as the opportunities for networking and friendship it provides, the ability for the industry to speak with one voice and address industry issues collectively rather than as individual companies (i.e. from a position of strength) there are a great many new things planned.
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Thousands expected at the Manchester Cleaning Show 2016

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The Manchester Cleaning Show (6th - 7th April at Event City) is a launch event for 2016 and follows the same exhibition and free conference format of its parent Cleaning Show held in London every two years. The reception to the new, northern spin-off has been remarkable with over 1,000 people registered to attend with just weeks to go.
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Steam Clean Systems unveils its new high powered twin hose steam cleaner

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The new ST4000 from Steam Clean Systems is reckoned by its makers to be the most powerful boiler-powered dry steam cleaner in Europe. Its mighty 14 litre boiler delivers a massive 42Kg of steam per hour at a pressure of 10bar...
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ICMMA moves operational management to ISSA UK

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ISSA and The Building Futures Group have reached agreement to immediately transfer the Industrial Cleaning Machinery Manufacturers Association's (ICMMA) operational management to ISSA's UK membership portfolio, with continued oversight by the group's Secretariat, Hazel Langley.
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Health & safety laws: tough guidelines and even tougher sentences from now on

As from last Monday, Crown Courts and Magistrates Courts in England and Wales have been bound by tough new guidelines when sentencing those who have been convicted of breaking health & safety law. For the first time, courts in England and Wales are required to follow comprehensive sentencing guidelines.

Neal Stone, policy & standards director at the British Safety Council, says of the changes: "We broadly 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.
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Events & Exhibitions

HIGIEXPO 2017
8-10th August 2017
Sao Paulo
Brazil

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

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WFBSC
18-20th September 2017
Berlin
Germany

Held simultaneously with CMS

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CMS
19-22nd September 2017
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Berlin
Germany

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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
Turkey
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Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017
Dubai
UAE

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

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

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The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
2nd outing for this busy 2-day event
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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
15-18th May 2018
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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