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Meet the Steambeast

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We've seen some fairly big steam cleaning machines in our time, but this one stopped us in our tracks!

Built by Swiss firm Zaugg AG, the company usually makes snow clearing equipment for use on roads, railways and airfields.
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Wetrok Granuline: a winner

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With Granuline a highly effective group of products based on granules has been created that, for the first time, can match the cleaning capabilities of liquid cleaning products. The speed with which the granules are dissolved in water has never previously been achieved by any other manufacturer.
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World premiere for Hako's Scrubmaster B120 R

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Productive... manoeuvrable... ergonomic... Airports, railway and bus stations, shopping centres... Providing a large area performance, the highly manoeuvrable and flexible Scrubmaster B120 R can be relied upon to carry out all cleaning tasks efficiently in areas with high buildings.
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i-Mop goes large!

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The i-Mop XXL combines the performance of a large machine with the manoeuvrability and flexibility of a floor wiper. This highly effective hybrid can be deployed anywhere.
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A breakthrough in vehicle cleaning technology

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Steam Clean Systems says its new Nebula Steam Cleaner offers a breakthrough in vehicle cleaning technology.
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I read an interesting article in a publication called Helio this week, which reports on a study into whether patient handwashing (as opposed to focusing on staff handwashing) can cut C. difficile rates in hospitals. The study found that education on patient hand hygiene significantly reduced the incidence of infection and noted that despite extensive evidence proving that hand hygiene is important in preventing infection, hospitalised patients are often not provided with the opportunity to clean their hands, due to mobility and cognitive obstacles as well as lack of education.

The investigators aimed to improve patient hand hygiene through staff education and patient assistance, to determine if it would reduce the rate of C. difficile infection (CDI). They conducted baseline surveys to assess patient hand hygiene, before giving staff an educational presentation on the importance of patient hand hygiene for preventing infection, which included specific times they should encourage and assist patients with hand hygiene practice.

Staff then provided education and assistance to newly admitted patients, and researchers conducted additional surveys after implementation of this intervention. During the first phase of the study involving just four medical-surgical nursing units, patient hand hygiene education increased significantly after the intervention.

Overall, 97 follow-up surveys showed the proportion of those who received hand hygiene education increased from 34% to 64%, the opportunities provided for hand hygiene increased from 60% to 86%, and the average number of times hand hygiene was performed daily increased from 2.7 to 3.75.

After expanding the intervention throughout the hospital, 189 follow-up surveys showed that patient hand hygiene education increased from 48% to 53%, although overall opportunities for hand hygiene remained unchanged from 68%, and daily frequency of patient hand hygiene did not change significantly. Notably, CDI rates dropped significantly during the six months following hospital-wide implementation.

The investigators concluded that patient hand hygiene "should be considered a potential addition to CDI prevention measures in hospitalised patients." It's obvious really, isn't it? We've been so busy blaming the hospital staff and cleaners for the spread of HAI's, that we've lost sight of the fact that patients need to be kept clean too. Immobile patients really can't really keep themselves clean, and if staff so much as manually take a patient's pulse or plump up the pillows, they're likely to pick up germs, transferring them to multiple surfaces as they move about the hospital and on to the next patient...

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This Week's News

Berlin cleaning trade fair sets new attendance record

* CMS-Vermop.jpgThe International Cleaning Trade Fair CMS Berlin 2017 - Cleaning.Management.Services. ended on a bright note. From last Tuesday to Friday, the 23,000 industry representatives from more than 70 countries - including 18,300 trade visitors from every branch of the cleaning sector, were able to network whilst obtaining information about the commercial cleaning products and services on offer.

This represents an increase of more than 10% compared with CMS 2015.
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Very Foomy dispensing!

* fooom.jpgIt was the unusual spelling of the Fooom modular dispensing system that first got our attention at last week's CMS. Apparently the Netherlands based company were the inventors of the spray soap and toilet seat cleaner, and Koen van den Braak (left) and his colleague Jeroen (right) were on hand to tell us about their latest innovations.

Fooom offers a full range of innovative dispensing products from which the customer is free to choose and combine various pump types, refill options and dispenser enclosures.
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"The lightest backpack vacuum in the world"

* Lindhaus-batt.jpgThe Lindhaus LB4 L-ion Superleggera Backpack vacuum cleaner is superlight and multifunctional. Designed to be light for ease of use, but without compromise to performance, the LB4 L-ion weighs only 4.9 kg battery included, but offers a 5-stage filtration system and air volume lift of 30 litres/sec.

The electric version weighs only 3.8 kg and provides air volume lift of 52 litres/sec.
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NHS Trust achieves ISSA CIMS Accreditation

* ISSA-NHS-CIMS.jpgHuddersfield Royal Infirmary, part of Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, has recently achieved accreditation to the Cleaning Industry Management Standard. David McGarrigan, associate director, estates & facilities, proudly says of the award:

"Over the past three years we have transformed the way we deliver cleaning services at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, the achievement of CIMS accreditation now gives us a platform for delivering a sustainable quality environment for our patients."
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New rapid water test will help fight Legionnaires' disease across EMEA region

* New-rapid-water-test-Legionnaires.jpgIDEXX has announced the launch across Europe, The Middle East and Africa, of Legiolert, a new culture testing method that enables building owners and facilities managers to simplify water testing and reduce the risk posed by Legionnaires' disease.

Legiolert is a highly sensitive method for the confirmed detection of Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila), in water and delivers results to decision-makers up to seven days faster than traditional testing methods.
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Global industrial vacuum cleaner market to reach US$ 729.9mn by 2027

* Global-industrial-vac-market.jpgThe global industrial vacuum cleaner market is expected to witness a value and volume Compound Annual Growth Rate of 5.3% and 4.5% respectively during the forecast period, with the market anticipated to reach a market value of US$ 729.9mn by the end of 2027.
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Clorox Healthcare helps EvergreenHealth fight infection-causing pathogens

* Clorox-Healthcare.jpgAs part of its ongoing commitment to patient safety, EvergreenHealth has partnered with Clorox Healthcare to bring advanced ultraviolet light disinfecting technology to the health system's existing patient safety and infection-fighting protocols.

The Clorox Healthcare Optimum-UV Enlight System will complement EvergreenHealth's comprehensive infection control plan, which combines manual surface disinfection with the new pathogen-killing UV technology.
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Incentive QAS grows London portfolio with 80 Cheapside contract

* Incentive-QAS-grows.jpgIncentive QAS, the specialist cleaning company, has been awarded a three-year contract by Workman, the property management and building consultancy firm, to provide a range of soft services at 80 Cheapside in the City of London.

Incentive QAS and sister company, Incentive FM, currently deliver solutions at several of Workman's regional shopping centres; however this represents the first commercial property contract between the two organisations.
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iVo Power Brush XL - for hard floor details & stairs

* iVo-Power-BrushXL.jpgHave trouble cleaning the edges of floors or staircases? You're not alone! These are the main reasons that the iVo Power Brush XL is so much loved. It is a powerful yet lightweight scrubbing tool that can be used for a huge variety of scrubbing tasks.

The XL is a compact unit, with the removable, rechargeable battery located in the handle. The battery can be easily removed for charging, and spare batteries are available for continuous cleaning capability.
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Kaivac opens new corporate campus to support major sales growth

Kaivac, developer of the No-Touch Cleaning and OmniFlex cleaning systems, marks a milestone in its corporate history. The company is moving 9th October, 2017, to a new, multi-building corporate campus in Hamilton, Ohio - a move president & CEO Bob Robinson Sr, says was needed because of significant business growth in the past few years in the US, Canada, and overseas.
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National Account Manager


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturer of Cleaning Equipment to extend its' successful sales team with the appointment of a National Account Manager.

Established in 1954 our Client is a pioneer of innovative cleaning solutions, is still at the forefront of cleaning technology and holds international contracts with high-profile B2B and B2C customers. The role will require a highly motivated and sales-driven manager, who will be able to demonstrate a successful sales career, in order to manage an existing business portfolio and to develop and grow new opportunities.

A key requirement of this role is that the successful Applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent knowledge of the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) business sector. The successful Applicant will have full responsibility and accountability for the business growth within the QSR sector and report directly to the Sales Director.

Computer literacy, excellent communication skills and ability to work in a focused and self-motivated way are also required. A clean, full driving licence, and the availability to be able to work flexible hours due to the nature of the QSR business working hours are essential.

The package includes:

* Competitive Salary
* Bonus Scheme
* Company Car
* Company mobile phone
* Company iPad and Laptop

If interested, please forward your CV to: keith.baker01@btinternet.com or admin@cerata.co.uk


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We have an opportunity for a

Business Development Manager
Northern Area 

We are looking for the right person to join our sales team. This is an exciting opportunity to join our small, friendly team and sell our unique, premium quality floor cleaning and steam cleaning equipment.

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

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.

The role will include managing our existing networks of dealers and distributors plus developing new ones, demonstrating our equipment to prospective clients, installing machines and training end-users, prospecting for new business and attending trade exhibitions. In return we are offering a competitive salary plus unlimited commission based on sales achieved, fully-funded car and support to organize your territory and working operation to achieve the best results.

For an application form or an informal chat please contact Kevin Scott on 01227 771276 or e-mail kevin.scott@duplex-cleaning.com

Registered office: Unit 27 Joseph Wilson Ind Estate, Millstrood Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 3PS
Tel 01227 771276 Fax 01227 770220 e-mail info@duplex-cleaning.com  web www.duplex-cleaning.com


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Contract Manager

c. £24,000-£26,500
Cambridge, UK


Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Contract Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a competitive salary depending upon experience. Benefits include; the use of a company vehicle, mobile phone & tablet, plus 28 days holiday per annum (Including bank holidays).

We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Contract Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage the service delivery of a number of key contracts. We require an experienced, professional, hands-on and customer-focused individual that shares our commitment to effectively manage an established team, to achieve consistent high cleaning standards.

Job Purpose

To effectively manage cleaning services at sites allocated to you in line with Quality Care Cleaning standards, statutory requirements and as directed by management.

Key responsibilities
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Recent UK News

Dustcheck acquired by Filtermist International

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Stoke-on-Trent-based dust removal expert, Dustcheck, has announced its acquisition by industrial air filtration specialist, Filtermist, of the Swedish Absolent Group.
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Brightwell Dispensers is celebrating their 70th Anniversary

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2017 marks a historic anniversary for Brightwell Dispensers, as they are celebrating an impressive milestone of being in business for 70 years. What began as a small firm in post-war Britain has continuously grown into a global manufacturer of high-quality products for the cleaning and hygiene industry.
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Monster fatberg longer than two Wembley football pitches clogging up Whitechapel sewer

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Thames Water engineers are engaged in what is expected to be a three-week sewer war against a giant 250 metre long fatberg around 10 times bigger than the famous Kingston monster found in 2013.

The Whitechapel fatberg is one of the largest ever found, with the extreme rock-solid mass of wet wipes, nappies, fat and oil weighing the same as 11 double decker buses.
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£3,900 raised for RNIB at CHSA's 10th Annual Golf Tournament

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The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's 10th annual Pro-Am Golf Tournament raised £3,900 for the chairman's charity, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), thanks to the generosity of CHSA members and their guests. Combining this with the money already raised at the Gala Ball, the CHSA has now generated an impressive £14,000 for the RNIB this year.
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Awareness campaign highlights deadly legionella hotspots

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A Legionella Awareness Day campaign has uncovered that over 1,300 cases of legionella have been reported in the UK since 2014, listing Greater London, Greater Manchester and Nottinghamshire as three of the areas most affected.

In the run up to Legionella Awareness Day, held by national water treatment company HydroChem UK, the company submitted 317 Freedom of Information requests to councils across the UK.
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Cordant Group to become UK's largest social enterprise

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Cordant Group, the UK's second largest recruitment and services business, which includes Cordant Cleaning, has today announced its new status as a Social Enterprise.

Framed around a five-year plan, the Group will reinvest the majority of its profits in due course into social programmes across education, employment, and healthcare, pledging to touch and improve thousands of lives, one community at a time.
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Vectair Systems' Paul Wonnacott speaks on 'Game Changing Innovations & Trends for 2018' at Hotel Tech Live

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Paul Wonnacott was invited to join an exciting panel of speakers at the Hotel Tech Live exhibition, to discuss the game changing innovations and trends that are set to transform the hotel industry in 2018.

Managing director & president of Vectair Systems, a global 'away from home' hygiene company that specialises in washroom, aircare and fragrance systems, British-born Paul founded Vectair in Basingstoke, UK in 1989, and has since gained considerable experience in many of the world's most important markets.
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Cleaning company enhances business with significant investment

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A leading Swansea-based cleaning services provider has made a significant investment to assist the company in achieving its ambitious expansion plans.

ProGleam, a company that provides commercial and domestic cleaning services across Wales and the South West, has purchased three new commercial vehicles and invested significantly in equipment, as the company seeks to expand and secure new business.
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Keeping drainage fresh and healthy at New Covent Garden Market

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UKDN Waterflow (LG) is keeping the drains at the UK's largest fruit, vegetable and flower market in a clear and healthy condition to help Londoners enjoy the freshest food and the brightest blooms.
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Getting silver can put hygiene first

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Doors are clearly there to help us enter and exit rooms, but when we're worried about hygiene standards they can in fact prove to be barriers rather than enablers, with users unwilling to touch them with their bare hands. Dave Carson from washroom hygiene specialist P-Wave says he has the silver bullet to solve the problem.
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Revealed: UK outside Europe top 10 for average cleaning salaries

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Cleaners earn more in 10 other European countries than they do in the UK, according to the latest research.

A study from London Cleaning System showed that the average wage of a UK cleaner is £7.27 an hour, significantly less than the top players across the continent - and even the rest of the world.
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SpaceVac chooses Rawlins as UK distributor

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High-level vacuuming system SpaceVac has joined the line-up of innovative cleaning products provided by Denis Rawlins.

SpaceVac's cleverly designed package of lightweight carbon fibre poles, cleaning accessories and wireless cameras has revolutionised cleaning at height. The system allows operators to clean up to 15m from ground level in a safe and simple operation with no need for expensive and disruptive cherry pickers or scaffolding.
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Bite-sized training videos to protect uptime

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Hard-pressed cleaning teams and their supervisors have a new aid to help them ensure their floorcare procedures are effective, following the launch of a series of videos by Truvox International. The comprehensive video library covers cleaning and polishing hard floors with rotaries, injection-extraction carpet cleaning, vacuuming and scrubber dryers.
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Events & Exhibitions

ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
29-30th August 2018
Sydney
Australia

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Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018
Budapest, Hungary
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ISSA North America
30th October 2018-1st November 2018
Dallas, Texas
USA

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Loo of the Year Awards
7th December 2018
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
UK

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ISSA Mexico 2019
19-21st February 2019
Mexico City
Mexico

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