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Eurogip's new comparative study on musculoskeletal disorders focuses on cleaners

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Eurogip has published the results of a comparative study on the recognition of occupational musculoskeletal disorders in 10 European countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland.
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Australian Cleaning Industry to enjoy new national show

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ISSA and Australia's commercial and institutional cleaning industry have announced the launch of the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo Australia. This new dedicated expo experience is one of the first accomplishments resulting from the recent National Cleaning Suppliers' Association merger with ISSA. The Expo will debut 9th - 10th May, 2017, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
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Hospital installs bacteria-fighting operating room light fixtures

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Las Vegas's Henderson Hospital is the first in the nation to purchase and install Indigo-Clean disinfecting lights in its operating and recovery rooms.
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Lindhaus launches LS38 L-ion, the new mini multifunction cordless vacuum cleaner

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"Our goal was to build a great, small machine... something offering excellent performance but still of a small size," says Nicola Negro of Italian manufacturer Lindhaus. "We succeeded with the new LS38L-ion, a mini 'twin force' multifunction vacuum sweeper for floors and carpets."
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Urbanns' natural pest control solutions helping India get rid of bed bugs, fleas, ticks etc

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Formulated by an entrepreneur who has a strong preference for organic and natural products, Urbanns' products are helping naval ships, frequent travellers, students at hostels, medical colleges, paying guest residents and individuals at large, get rid of bed bugs and other insects from their lives.
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SC Johnson returns to the industrial and institutional cleaning Business

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SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products such as Glade, Raid, Pledge Mr Muscle and Off!, announced yesterday that it is returning to the industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning business.
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Pest control products & services market to reach US$ 28.6bn by 2026

Persistence Market Research delivers useful insights on the global pest control products and services market in a new report titled, 'Global market study on pest control products and services: North America expected to be the most attractive regional market'. It predicts that the global pest control products and services market value will increase from US$ 16.01bn in 2015 to us$ 16.94bn by 2016 end and exhibiting a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 5.4% over the next 10 years.
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Bunzl announces trading statement and completion of three acquisitions

Yesterday, Bunzl announced its trading statement for the period since 30 June 2016 and revealed that it has completed three further acquisitions: in the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic.
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It’s the time of year that we’re bombarded with articles – even in the national press – on ‘how to drop a dress size in a month’ so we can fit into our festive party outfits. One tip that often comes from whichever guru is writing the article, is that one should never wear anything with an elasticated waist (as our waistlines can expand without our knowledge, to fit however far the elastic may manage to stretch) and to buy a party outfit in a smaller size so we know that unless we try really hard with our weight-loss programme, we’re not going to fit into it.
 

I have to congratulate my local council, Epsom & Ewell BC, for adopting a similar concept when it comes to encouraging us to think about what we recycle and what we send to landfill. I had one of those ‘now why didn’t someone think of that before?’ moments when I received notification about its forthcoming collection changes.
 

Our enormous ‘rubbish for landfill’ green wheelie bins, one of which I could perhaps make last for six months, are to be swapped (in terms of use) for our medium sized ‘cardboard, plastics and coloured paper recyclables’ black bins that aren’t big enough to last me between fortnightly collections. Even the new colours make sense!
 

Invariably, what won’t fit into the recycling bin has to sit somewhere and take its turn, which although a bit of a pain is ok, as it’s clean and dry. Judging by the overflowing landfill bins I see locally, many fellow residents have not been so discerning and just decide to dump everything.

Holding back dry waste for the next collection is totally different from holding back the sort of waste that has to go to landfill so I for one am delighted that those who’ve not bothered to recycle will now be forced to do so, or live with a heap of stinking, soggy waste for another fortnight.

If your local council is making (or has made) similar changes, I’d love to hear about the impact on recycling figures…

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This Week's News

Vax to close its commercial floorcare division

Vax has announced the closure of its commercial floorcare division, Vax Commercial, by the end of 2016. This means that all existing trading relationships will cease on 31st December 2016. The current sales team will remain in place to support this transitional period until 5th December 2016 and at this point no further orders will be accepted or processed.

Vax will, of course, continue to support its customers by honouring all aftersales service and warranty liabilities.
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Global cleaning chemicals in healthcare, market report 2015-2020, now available

Research & Markets has announced the addition of the 'Global cleaning chemicals in healthcare market - segmented by type, application, and geography - trends and forecasts (2015 - 2020)' report, to its offering.

The report's writers say that the majority of cleaning chemicals in the healthcare market are used to produce sanitisers and disinfectants, and that innovations in hand sanitisers, such as new formulations with fragrances etc., are proving to be a trend in the global hand sanitiser market.
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Vectair Systems crowned one of the world's greenest manufacturers for its V-Air Solid air freshener

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Basingstoke-based hygiene manufacturer Vectair competed against more than 500 other nominees in the Green World Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and was presented with a trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation in Bucheon, South Korea on 28th October 2016.
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CHSA backs CSSA Inaugural Awards

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has announced that it has signed up as a Champion of the inaugural Cleaning & Support Services Association Awards.

The CSSA Awards have been developed to recognise everything that shines within the UK cleaning sector - great products, great systems, great contractors and great individuals.
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Health and safety at work statistics published for 2016

* eufig1.jpgThe Health & Safety Executive's latest annual statistics have been published and show that while Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, many workers are still being injured or made ill by work.

The statistics show that an estimated 30.4 million working days were lost due to work-related ill health or injury in 2015/16 and the estimated costs to Britain of injuries and ill health due to current working conditions is £14.1 billion (2014/15 figures based on 2014 prices).
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How do you clean a plane?

* dirty-airplane.jpgIt's more than forgivable to go about your daily life with no consideration for how things that pass you by are cleaned or maintained. But what if cleaning unusual - and everyday objects - was a cool, more epic job than you once thought and in fact worth marvelling at?

Here, Newcastle professional cleaning services provider DCS Multiserve, begins a series on how to clean - well - big or unusual stuff. The first? A plane!
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Choice Hotels launches soap recycling programme with Clean the World

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Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to changing lives while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. The discarded items collected from Choice properties will be hygienically recycled and then distributed to people who are at risk of contracting preventable diseases.
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ISS Mexico wins contract with Teva Pharmaceuticals

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The new contract includes sanitation and cleaning at Teva Pharmaceuticals' plants to ensure the facilities are run efficiently and sustainably. ISS Mexico commenced the contract in July 2016, and it is now fully operational.
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Girbau washer saves the day at RNLI's busiest lifeboat station

* RNLI_by-Pierre-Maelzer.jpgGirbau UK has donated one of its HS-6008 high speed washers to the RNLI's Tower Lifeboat Station, the busiest in the country. The new washer is perfect for coping with the station's large volume of laundry that needs cleaning on a daily basis and crucially provides reliable high-temperature disinfection as well.

"Tower Lifeboat in central London is the busiest station in the RNLI and is manned 24/7 with a crew and boat ready to launch in 90 seconds," says Keith Cima, RNLI Thames Helmsman, (pictured, courtesy of photographer Pierre Maelzer).
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Green Machines UK's business review leads to overseas move

* Green-machines.jpgThe parent company of Falkirk, Scotland-based Green Machines UK tells us it has undertaken a review of the overall Green Machines business, with the aims of: providing a more competitive product, on a more flexible basis, to customers and partners; retaining the well-known high-quality standards, secured by ISO certification, and effecting a general improvement of the Green Machines overall brand performance.
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The aqueous ozone timeline...

* Cleancore.jpgThose attending the recent ISSA tradeshow probably saw aqueous ozone cleaning systems on display and for some, this will have been the first time they heard of this cleaning technology.

While the use of aqueous ozone for cleaning is relatively new, aqueous ozone is actually an old technology. In fact, it has been used for cleaning in one form or another for more than 100 years.
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RCM Atom Plus: 'unbeatable against dust'

* RCM-atom.jpg"It's not by chance that companies with critical cleaning problems, opt for RCM efficiency and reliability," challenges RCM's Marzia Mucci, who goes on to say:

"Our Atom Plus ride on sweeper, with its small dimensions, is able to solve all the problems of a factory where, due to the kind of work being carried out there, it is possible to find white and impalpable dust.
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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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Recent UK News

New Research to support the business case for paying the Living Wage in SMEs

New research by Middlesex University London and the University of Liverpool and funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust has shown the clear business case for the Living Wage, with small business that pay the Living Wage experiencing fewer employee disputes, an increase in productivity and staff motivation and a reputational and corporate brand advantage over competitors.

Key findings from the report include:
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Greyland back in London for 2017 Cleaning Show!

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Other than the Manchester Cleaning Show earlier this year, Greyland has been notable by its absence as an exhibitor in recent years.

Now, due to the success of the newly launched London and Manchester events, Greyland is re-taking its rightful place as a 'must-see' exhibitor once again.
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Pioneering partnership shortlisted for award

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A groundbreaking shared services deal between five councils more than 85 miles apart, which could save them around £40m, has been shortlisted in the 'Most Innovative Service Delivery Model' category of the LGC's public sector awards 2017.

Thought to be the first time local authorities have looked beyond their immediate neighbours to share services, those involved are Hart District Council, Mendip DC, South Oxfordshire DC, Vale of White Horse DC and Havant Borough Council. East Hampshire DC is also involved through services already shared with Havant.
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TCFM evolving with communications infrastructure business Arqiva

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TC Facilities Management is celebrating the successful mobilisation and ongoing delivery of cleaning, security, catering, post room and reception services at Arqiva. The contract, now into its sixth month, is being managed by Raphael Sagula, FM manager, TCFM.
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New real Living Wage Rates announced for London & the UK, to impact cleaning contractors

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced recently that the new London Living Wage has increased from £9.40 to £9.75 per hour to reflect the higher cost of living facing families in the city - an increase of 3.7%.

This year over 300 more London-based employers have signed up to pay their staff the hourly rate required to make ends meet in the capital, bringing the number of London Living Wage employers to nearly 1,000 - with a number of them being contract cleaning companies.
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Cromwell launches 'Black Sack Friday'

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Specialist waste management sack supplier Cromwell Polythene has come up with a novel twist on 'Black Friday', the American shopping event that takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving each year and which has provided a massive boost to retail sales since its UK introduction in 2010.

To coincide with this year's event on 25th November, the Leeds-based company is launching 'Black Sack Friday', when a wide selection of its best-selling black sacks will go on sale at pre-Brexit vote prices or less.
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CHSA calls on local government buyers to specify Accredited product

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Exhibiting at the Local Government Procurement Expo, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association called on procurers of cleaning & hygiene products to specify CHSA Accredited product.

"Our Accreditation Schemes for soft tissue, plastic refuse sacks and industrial cotton mops are recognised as driving up standards in the industry," explains Mike Stubbs, chairman of the Accreditation Scheme Panel.
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Brightwell’s Matthew Dwelly to share his industry expertise at this month’s Dubai industry event

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Matthew Dwelly, Brightwell Dispensers' general manager, will be giving a talk on the 'Do's and Don'ts of Dispensing' at this month's International Cleaning & Hygiene Conference in Dubai. The talk is scheduled for 14th November.
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BICSc membership is changing

In recognition of the crucial role The British Institute of Cleaning Science plays in protecting and improving standards in the cleaning industry, BICSc is making some important changes to the structure and routes to Institute membership.

From 1st April 2017, BICSc will be focusing its routes to membership on education. New members will, therefore, be able to apply for one of the following three membership grades. The membership grade you are eligible for will depend on your level of training as follows:
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Reaching the Tipping Point: Keep Britain Tidy's action plan for fly-tipping

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Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new action plan to tackle the growing problem of fly-tipping. Its plan outlines six things that, it believes, will make a measurable difference and support its ambition to reduce the reported incidents of fly-tipping in England by 50%.

The organization is calling on Government to make some of the £1.1 billion proceeds of the Landfill Tax available to local authorities to help keep household waste recycling centres open and reduce or eliminate charges for bulky waste collections.
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TC Facilities Management adds another 'Top 10' store

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TC Facilities Management (TCFM) has added another 'Which? Cream of the Supermarket Survey' supermarket to its portfolio of retail chains to which it provides services.

The contract award, which started in July, initially managing the cleaning services at 15 selected stores in the East Midlands & Anglia, has now been extended to 161 stores across the country.
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Oxford Bus Company outsources for the first time

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The Oxford Bus Company, part of the Go Ahead Group, has outsourced the cleaning, shunting and fuelling services of its buses and coaches for the first time in its history, awarding a three-year contract to Cordant Cleaning, part of Cordant Group.

It builds on the 15-year relationship between the two Groups that has seen Cordant Cleaning take responsibility for all of Go Ahead London's bus operations covering 2,500 vehicles at 18 locations.
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Dry cleaner riding the wave

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Bradleys Dry Cleaning is not just your ordinary dry cleaning and laundry outfit. The family business, located in Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes, has been in operation since 1912 when it was set up by Bernard Bradley but in fact the Bradley family expertise in the textile and textile aftercare trade goes back much further, to 1832.
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Events & Exhibitions

Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
9-10th May 2017
Melbourne
Australia

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Pulire Verona
23-25th May 2017
Italy
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CleantexPulire 2017
12-14th June 2017
Johannesburg
South Africa

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

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