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CHSA launches Accreditation Scheme for industrial cotton mops
Determined to continue driving up standards in the cleaning industry, the Cleaning & Hygiene Supplier's Association has developed and is now launching the Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme for Cotton Mops. Its purpose is to drive up standards in the manufacture, description and labelling of mops.
Mike Stubbs, Chairman of the CHSA Accreditation Schemes explains: "Buyers of cotton mops want to be able to quickly and easily buy the right mop for the job in hand. This new scheme will help them do exactly that, by defining and standardising long established terms at the same time as specifying specific mop sizes for particular applications."
Founder members of the CHSA's Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme for Industrial Cotton Mops are Charles Bentley & Son, Ramon Hygiene Products, Robert Scott & Sons, Yorkshire Cleaning Fabrics (YCF) and SYR. Martin Yates, the Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes' independent auditor, In addition to the initial audit, will audit each Scheme member twice a year.
The new Accreditation Scheme covers Socket, Clip and Kentucky mops. It requires that:
* The size of mops within the scope of the Standard shall be determined and indicated by the weight of yarn making up the mop head;
* All mops within the Standard be labelled with the mop size and / or the minimum weight of yarn; and
* The Accreditation Scheme mark must be included on the labels of mops within the Standard.
The new Accreditation Scheme complements the existing, proven schemes for Soft Tissue and Plastic Refuse Sacks.
"These schemes have made a very valuable contribution to the driving up of standards in the industry," continues Mike. "Buyers of these products have a right to be confident that they are getting what they pay for. Too many organisations cut corners and sell product that is deficient or not fit for purpose.
"The stamp of the relevant Accreditation Scheme on the label gives buyers the confidence that they will not be short -changed and are instead buying an appropriate product from a reputable business."
Organisations interested in joining the new scheme or finding out more should email the CHSA Secretariat at:
16th April 2015