*Cleanzine-logo-10a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 11th December 2014 Issue no. 653

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International News

Outsourcing to increase globally over coming years, reveals new report

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Businesses are entering a new era in the way they are resourced and organised. The 'open workforce' has arrived, and it has dramatic implications for every aspect of business - particularly in terms of outsourcing, according to a new report from the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

ISSA/Interclean Central & Eastern Europe 2015 places special focus on vehicle washing

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ISSA/Interclean CEE, which is being held from 22nd - 24th April 2015 in Warsaw, offers all you need to know about the cleaning business and its international trends, in the space of just a couple of days - and this year it will offer a special focus on vehicle washing equipment in the 'High Pressure and Car Wash Area', where machines and techniques for this sector can be seen in action.

Three-in-one vacuum cleaner, carpet cleaner and warm air blower launched

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The Aquarius Contractor is the new, professional carpet & upholstery cleaner from Kiam Power Products. As well as being a wet & dry vacuum cleaner, it cleans and refreshes carpets and upholstery by spraying a mild detergent into the carpet pile and vacuuming it up - all in one go.

Sodexo with Unilever win international FM award

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Sodexo won an international FM award in partnership with Unilever at the PFM Awards this month. The company, with Unilever, scooped the 'Partners in FM Corporate - International' category for the successful launch of Unilever's European Facilities Management Transformation.

New lorry wash facilitates cleaning of smaller fleets, cost-effectively and using minimal water

Morclean has launched a single brush lorry wash machine designed for use by smaller operators of coaches, vans or lorries - typically with a fleet of between five and 50 vehicles - that is highly cost-effective and which uses a minimal amount of water.

Dust extraction specialist updates its offering with a redesign of its air cleaner range

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Dust extraction specialist, Dustcontrol UK, has launched a redesigned version of its ambient air cleaners, updating the specifications to improve efficiency and versatility.

ACI - Analysis of research on antibacterial ingredient “distorts and misrepresents” safe use of Triclosan

Summaries of a study on the antibacterial ingredient Triclosan grossly misrepresent what the research actually found, according to the American Cleaning Institute.

IEHA and K-CP launch new recognition programme for housekeeping professionals

The International Executive Housekeepers Association and Kimberly-Clark Professional have announced the launch of the Heart of Hospitality Programme, aimed at providing executive housekeepers with the tools and resources to educate, empower and recognise housekeeping staff.

EU-ECHA - Restrictions on chemicals are focus of new enforcement project

At its recent plenary meeting, the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement decided that its next major project will focus on enforcing REACH Annex XVII restrictions, the scope of which will be determined early 2015. Inspections will then take place during 2016. The final report will become available in 2017.

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As I mentioned last week, John and I attended the Loo of the Year Awards on Friday. And as always happens when the subject is anything to do with the humble loo (or not so humble in many cases, as we learned during the awards themselves!) there was a real buzz about the place and my comment to John during the accompanying mini exhibition of Awards sponsors, was: “Why can’t all exhibitions be like this?” I’ll bet in terms of good leads, the exhibitors are congratulating themselves on their decision to become involved and sponsor such a worthwhile cause!

As usual, we heard about numerous local council loo closures and real concerns from people about where we’ll all ‘go’ if the closures aren’t stopped soon, but we also heard many success stories. I wonder how, if some councils are able to provide so many award-winning facilities, others can’t seem to shut theirs down quickly enough! With the move to Internet shopping gaining real momentum, councils must do more to attract shoppers to their town centres and sightseers to their places of interest and beauty spots, or lose the accompanying income from parking, entry fees and business/shop rates and rents. Don’t they realise that without decent, accessible loos, people will go elsewhere, leaving their local streets and town centres to become ghost towns?

One presentation that got our table talking was by two mothers speaking on behalf of Changing Places, who have, between them, three disabled children who need special changing facilities if they are to enjoy any type of life outside. They talked about the hardships they face and their relief when they’re able to avail themselves of a properly equipped washroom. Those on our table agreed that a shopping centre with such facilities would draw crowds from neighbouring boroughs. The facilities might be costly to install but just imagine the income from the extra footfall!

Of course the Awards aren’t all about local authority loos but about away from home facilities everywhere. For a full list of winners and photo’s of some of the winning facilities, visit: www.loo.co.uk/externals/downloads/LOY_2014

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This Week's News

‘Global Hospital-Acquired Infection Control Market Analysis and Outlook to 2020’, now available

While better healthcare infrastructure and increasing demand for HAI control products mean that North America and Europe are dominating the global hospital-acquired infection control market, Asia and Latin America are expected to experience high growth rate due to an increase in the demand for these products and the increasing demand for better healthcare facilities in these regions. So says newly published research from Persistence Market Research.

New international standard offers guidance on outsourcing

BSI, the business standards company, has published 'BS ISO 37500 Guidance on outsourcing', the first overarching ISO standard to set out the generic principles and procedures of outsourcing. For the first time also, it helps businesses to access a common vocabulary on which to base their communications.

The value of outsourcing has already been noted by organisations that want to increase their efficiency and reduce their costs by sending work to external third-parties. The practice, which encourages mutually beneficial collaborative working relationships, has grown over the past 20 years and is estimated to generate revenues in the region of trillions of US dollars a year.

LCC Support Services backs Living Wage

* BOB-VINCENT.jpgLCC Support Services, the national independent cleaning and support services business, is backing the Living Wage Foundation and its hourly rates on all 2015 tenders.

The company is providing every new tender with the requested competitive quote and a second tender based on the Living Wage programme. This allows clients to make their own decisions on hourly rates based on their individual beliefs and corporate consciences.

WoolSafe Educational Conference 2014 'the best yet'

* woolsafe-conf.jpgThe third WoolSafe Educational Conference, held recently at the Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster, proved to be the most popular WoolSafe Academy event in the UK to date.

It brought together carpet and chemical industry representatives with the best carpet cleaners, inspectors and industry trainers from around the world for two days of seminars, networking and tours.

Sands China and Clean the World make the most of 'One Project Day'

* China-Sands-one-project-day.jpgSands China and Clean the World made the most of 'One Project Day' Friday at The Venetian Macao's Cotai Expo, with the goal of building 20,000 hygiene kits which are to be donated to charities and community organisations in Macao and other Asian countries.

The event is a part of the Sands ECO360 global sustainability strategy and the corporate citizenship program Sands Cares.

Selden Research wins supply chain award

* mark-woodhead.jpgBuxton, UK-based Selden Research has won the Supply Chain partnership for the third year running and attendees from the firm collected the award at a ceremony organised by MITIE.

MITIE's annual 'Work Safe Home Safe' awards were set up in 2010 to recognise excellence in health & safety performance, and officials said that their partnership with Selden has helped them to work in a safer and more efficient manner.

Delivered Health - the complete solution

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According to Managing Director Barbara Hornby, "This process has resulted in better cleaning standards whilst saving the domestic staff time and effort. Our customers report that domestics are spending approximately 15% less time cleaning, whilst also saving money on their chemical bill."

Building Futures Group announces public affairs strategy in lead up to next year's General Election

* SARAH-BENTLEY.jpgThe Group will be producing the first UK Manifesto that specifically focuses on the Facilities Management Industry.

This is the latest initiative in the Group's drive to ensure that the massive contribution FM makes to the UK economy, essential services and society is understood and recognised by future policy makers, end users and public alike.

Proven Canadian chemical-free cleaning solution launches in the UK

Greenworld.jpgGreen World Innovations, manufacturer of high performance disinfecting and sanitising ozone-based products, has launched the Lotus Pro cleaning solution to the UK market, helping transform the way UK businesses clean.

The system quickly transforms water into aqueous ozone – nature’s cleaner – by simply infusing water with ozone, which the unit can efficiently stabilise for up to 24 hours.

SmartTask becomes advanced scheduling and mobile workforce management solution for FM sector

Rostering 1_142.jpgSkillweb has launched the next generation of SmartTask to create an advanced employee scheduling and mobile workforce management solution that helps better plan and manage facilities personnel such as cleaning operatives, security officers and maintenance engineers.

As a result, companies will now be able to take advantage of an integrated tool which combines intelligent rostering, live monitoring and integrated proof of attendance across teams of both static and mobile employees, making sure they are at the right place, at the right time to meet all service requirements and perform reliably.

Method revealed for achieving lead acid battery 'charge quality' in industrial motive applications

* deltaq.jpgDelta-Q Technologies, the Canadian-based supplier of battery charging solutions for electric drive vehicles and industrial machines, today revealed new insights into its tailored approach to charging lead acid batteries in machines such as floor cleaning machines, lift trucks, aerial work platforms and golf cars.

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Recent UK News

Change of secretariat for BCC

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Following a turbulent 12 months in the facilities management sector which saw the merger of the Cleaning & Support Services Association with the Building Futures Group (formerly Asset Skills), the secretariat agreement between the British Cleaning Council and BFG has been severed by mutual consent.

Hospital invests in bacteria-killing copper to reduce infections

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Pullman Regional Hospital, a level IV trauma centre in Washington State, has become an early adopter of antimicrobial copper after studies found that the age-old metal could continuously kill deadly bacteria.

CK Consumables success with 'Emirates 2'

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CKC repeats Emirates Open Day success and hosts AHCP meeting. London-based CK Consumables (CKC) has once again held its Open Day at the world famous Emirates stadium in North London, home of the Arsenal football club.

Soapbox: Five personality traits for Facilities Managers

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Writes Peter Forshaw, managing director of Maxwell Stephens Recruitment

"I attended the British Institute of Facilities Management London region event - 'Question Time' at Somerset House last month where one of the speakers made a comment which I thought was quite funny. When asked about the type of people he recruits, he said: "We like anyone who is nice."

100% captive audience for your products!

The 2014 Loo of the Year Awards Event will be held at the St Johns Hotel in Solihull on Friday 5th December (day time event) and this is an opportunity for all companies involved in providing or supplying to washrooms to promote their services, provide hospitality to prospects, clients or staff and also enjoy unrivalled networking opportunities.

Events & Exhibitions

Pulire Verona
21-23rd May 2019
Verona, Italy

ISSA Cleantex Africa
4-6th June 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa

ISSA Expo Limpieza 2019
5-7th June 2019
Mexico City


ISSA Show Canada 2019
11-13th June 2019


Expo Clean & Expo Laundry
11-13th July 2019
6th Edition
Jakarta International Expo


CMS Berlin
24-27th September 2019
Paired with:
CMS World Summit 2019


CMS World Summit 2019
24-26th September 2019
Paired with:
CMS Cleaning Management Services

12-14th November 2019
Madrid, Spain

ISSA North America
18-21st November 2019
Las Vegas

Loo of the Year Awards
6th December 2019
Prestigious Awards in the heart of England
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Budapest Cleaning Show
14-15th October 2020


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