*Cleanzine_logo_2a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd June 2016 Issue no. 729

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International News

Stay above water with flood clean-up tips from the IICRC

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To the dismay of many homeowners, businesses and facilities managers, heavy rains and strong storms during summer months can lead to flooding and water damage within facilities.

To facilitate safe and speedy flood clean-up, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) offers its top tips for reducing property damage and limiting health risks once the water has settled.

Please clean Nairobi to boost hygiene

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Nairobi is a magnificent city which every Kenyan anticipates to tour, but the pungent smell from burst sewers, stagnant water and uncollected garbage is turning the once green city in the sun into one huge garbage site." writes Enock Mukila in 'citizen journalism' publication The Standard Digital News.

Low cost nebulization the Spanish way

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Proandre's new Nebu Nebulizer range is a cold aromatisation system that converts concentrated fragrance essence (without the use of gas) in a dry cloud of aromatic micro-particles - so light that they are able to stay in space longer than usual, travelling with the air - to provide a full and homogeneous aromatisation at very little cost financially.

New aqueous degreasers clean up manufacturing

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The Maintenance & Partsmaster Innovation Platform of global water, energy and maintenance solutions provider, NCH Europe, has launched Aqua-Sol, a new range of aqueous water based degreasers, designed for the industrial removal of grease, dirt and soil from machinery, parts, and food processing equipment.

Fresh Breeze Odour Neutraliser's doing the trick!

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Prochem Europe tells us that its recently launched new-technology B230 Fresh Breeze Odour Neutraliser concentrate, enhanced with a winning fresh 'ocean breeze' eco fragrance, is proving popular.

New clinical outcome study shows 46% decrease in surgical site infection rates at hospital

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Operating theatres are supposed to be sterile environments, but studies show that they remain contaminated with microscopic pathogens even after they have been cleaned. The remaining germs and bacteria can pose a threat to the next patient in that room - but there are ways to dramatically reduce this contamination, as a new study has confirmed.

Spring forward with four fresh new products from Greyland

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As seen at the Manchester Cleaning Show and now available to order, the new line up of Spring fresh products from Greyland consists of three 750ml trigger sprays and an angle neck.

Dublin street cleaning and maintenance may be privatised

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Street cleaning, road and housing maintenance are amongst services that Dublin City Council may be about to privatise, as a result of the refusal of councillors to back chief executive Owen Keegan's plans for a new 'super depot' in Dublin 8, which would have become a centre for street cleaning and maintenance staff serving all of Dublin city centre and the southeast of the city. A workforce of around 400 could be affected.

Railroad cleaning up tracks from leaking tanker

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A railroad tanker (Ed: Love the term but totally in awe of the 'rolling stock' - isn't it magnificent!) carrying 25,000 gallons of animal fat leaked along tracks Monday from Missouri Valley in Harrison County to Fairfax in Linn County, a distance of approximately 200 miles.

Don't flush - just because it says flushable, it doesn't mean you should

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Urging people to take a closer look at their personal hygiene disposal habits, the Ontario Clean Water Agency and the Clean Water Foundation - together with the Regional Municipality of York, Town of Mississippi Mills, Niagara Region, City of Barrie and Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury - have teamed up to launch the I Don't Flush 2016 public awareness campaign on personal hygiene products.

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In just a few hours it will all be over… and although with voter turnout expected to be high we’re unlikely to be 100% sure of the outcome, we’ll no longer be able to influence whether we ‘Bremain’ or ‘Brexit’. Conversations around the dinner table, in the pub or office will return to normal; Facebook users will revert to posting inspirational pictures and words or videos of cute animals, rather than a Britain Stronger in Europe or Vote Leave flag, with what has often been some wildly inaccurate propaganda beneath it.

But it’s been fun, hasn’t it? I’ve particularly enjoyed joining in some of the online debates which, because of the very nature of the Internet, have facilitated a global forum. I’ve noticed quite a change over the years… some time ago we Brits were sneered at for daring to consider leaving; now huge numbers of our fellow EU citizens are saying that they want a vote too.

Watching and listening to all the leaders as they became more desperate to win our votes, has ranged from laughable to frightening (in as much as they’re our leaders and should try and retain a modicum of dignity). And of course it may be a coincidence, but I’ve just gone through my ‘spam’ folder and discovered two emails from Vote Leave, one from UKIP, one from the Taxpayers Alliance and one each from Priti Patel and Michael Gove. Am I the only one seeing a pattern here or am I being paranoid?

In a survey last week which asked 900 UK manufacturing companies whether they think they are better served by the UK remaining in the EU, 55% said they think the UK should go it alone compared to 45% who think the UK is better off in the EU. However, 14% admitted that they could still be persuaded to change their mind.

Chris Griffin of Manufacturing Futures – which carried out the survey, said:

“Manufacturing is a key sector in the referendum debate because so many UK companies trade in the EU and rely on being able to export freely.  The UK still ranks as the 11th largest manufacturing nation in the world and, although many businesses have concerns, we are surprised the results of this poll are so close with the referendum fast approaching.

Let’s hope that whatever happens, works out for the best for all of us – and not just we Brits…

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This Week's News

Doncaster Council is first authority to achieve (CIMS) accreditation for in house cleaning

* Metro-Clean.jpgDianna Steinbach, ISSA director of services (Europe, Middle East, Africa), flew in from Germany to present the Elected Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones with the Cleaning Industry Management Standard Certificate that has been awarded to Metro Clean, part of Doncaster Council.

This makes Doncaster the first local authority outside North America to become a CIMS Certified Organisation.

i-Clean reports National Living Wage breaches

* cleaner-n-trolley.jpgBest practice benchmarking organisation i-Clean Systems, has reported finding that some cleaning operatives are still not being paid the mandatory National Living Wage, despite its introduction on 1st April this year.

Mike Boxall, managing director said: "Some cleaning contractors claim that this is simply down to a delay in updating their payroll systems and that all cleaners will receive the backdated pay they're owed.

Outstanding achiever in the cleaning industry receives Royal approval

* Robert-Urquhart_Princess-Royal.jpgRobert Urquhart, a member of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, received a Livery Companies' City & Guilds Award from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier this month. The Awards are given in recognition of 'Outstanding Achievement' as a City & Guilds of London Institute learner or tutor.

A leap forward in compact technology: Quantura dishwash dosing systems from Brightwell

* Mixer.jpgReliable and efficient chemical dosing systems ensure that commercial dishwashers maintain optimal performance in terms of cleaning efficiency and running costs.

Based on years of industry experience, technical expertise and customer feedback, Brightwell Dispensers' innovative new Quantura dishwash dosing range, comprises contemporary, high-tech designs that meet the demands of today's commercial kitchen environment.

Chewing gum problem? Battery powered, dry steam unit now comes in compact version

* GB-Compact.jpgFollowing the overwhelming interest in and success of the world's first battery powered dry steam unit for gum removal; the GB1, the specialist gum busting brand known as GumBusters, (part of OspreyDeepclean) tells us it is excited to be launching a new compact version of the same technology - appropriately named the GB Compact.

Officially launched at the Interclean exhibition in Amsterdam last month, this compact unit is already generating huge amounts of interest from a multitude of sectors.

New battery scrubber dryer fully recharges in 90 minutes

* imageGen.jpgProving of interest to visitors at the recent ISSA/Interclean show in Amsterdam, the LW30 pro L-ion from Lindhaus, works continuously for 20 minutes and then requires only a 90 minute charge to fully recharge the batteries.

Envirosystems acquires Victoria Treatment Facility from Tervita Corporation

Envirosystems announced this week that it has acquired the Victoria Treatment Facility located in Victoria, British Columbia from Tervita Corporation. The facility handles multiple waste streams generated by shipyards, cruise ships, freighters, tankers and other marine vessels.

It is also supported by a field services operation that collects and manages household hazardous waste materials and performs lab-packing work for a variety of commercial and government customers on Vancouver Island.

Sebo shortlisted at Which? awards ceremony

* SEBO.jpgSebo, whose vacuum cleaners are often used in the hospitality and leisure industries, was shortlisted in the Home Appliance of the Year category at this year's Which? awards ceremony.

Director of Sebo, Justin Binks, comments: "The fact that we have been recognised by Which? is in itself a big win for us all here at Sebo. It is testament that we are a recognised brand that provides high quality, reliable and durable products and delivers excellent, honest and consistent customer service in all areas of our business. The shortlist is drawn from companies which have achieved high customer satisfaction."

NetApp signs MoU with Habitat for Humanity to build sanitation and hygiene awareness

* Habitat-for-Humanity-India.jpgNetApp has this week announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Habitat For Humanity to construct new toilets for local schools and household units in and around Bangalore. Supporting the Indian Government's Swachh Bharat mission, this program will also involve educating local communities about necessary sanitation and hygiene practices.

With nearly half of India's population defecating in the open according to UNICEF, India reports the highest number of deaths due to diarrhoea among children under-five in the world.

Impact Products acquires Rochester Midland Corporation's personal care business

Rochester Midland Corporation is to sell its feminine care, toilet seat cover and food service paper business to Impact Products, effective 1st July, 2016. RMC - manufacturer of the first Green Seal-certified janitorial cleaning product line in the world - says it is to focus its efforts on continuing to provide high-quality, environmentally preferable cleaning chemistry and programmes for its janitorial, institutional and odour-control customers in a wide variety of markets.

APC Contech to supply UK hospitals with on-demand disinfection

* hospital-disinfection.jpgAPC Contech has signed a new distribution agreement with Codonics, the USA-based innovator in medication safety systems and infection control.

In an addition to its sole UK supplier agreement for Codonics' D-6000 mobile device disinfection range, APC Contech will supply the new on-demand Radius3 Disinfection Technology system to UK hospitals and associated healthcare markets.

SWC challenges delegates to 'beat the shiner' and raise money for charity

* SWC.jpgSWC, the specialist window cleaning business within Incentive FM Group, is inviting delegates at the Facilities Show to show off their window cleaning skills at Stand Q1155.

The 'Incentive Beat The Shiner Competition' is a speed challenge and Terry 'Turbo' Burrows, the Guinness World Record Holder who claims to be 'The World's Fastest Window Cleaner', will be on hand to give advice and set the pace for others to follow!

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Recent UK News

SOAPBOX: What does the new 14 day self-certification proposal mean for patients and employees?

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With self-certification to be extended to 14 days, the Faculty and Society of Occupational Medicine discuss the benefits of the current 7-day system for patients and employees.

Incentive QAS and the City & Guilds Group team-up to provide workforce with living wage

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Incentive QAS, the specialist cleaning arm of leading independent facilities management company Incentive FM Group, has introduced the London Living Wage to a key workforce servicing one of its major clients. Higher wages are now being provided to those employees delivering a range of cleaning services to the City & Guilds Group, a leader in global skills development.

Morclean going for gold (but will be winning with silver)

Morclean has announced a significant new development in filtration for its bin wash machines.

Most bin wash machines on the market today (including previous Morclean models) have three basic stages of filtration based on a micron level of fine mesh, using industry-standard gauze type filters.

Ninth consecutive Gold award for Mitie

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Mitie is celebrating a ninth consecutive Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. The award follows the recent confirmation of Gold Awards for three of Mitie's largest integrated facilities management contracts - Rolls-Royce, Lloyds Banking Group and the Cumbrian Collaboration.

For the past 60 years, the annual RoSPA Awards have been held to celebrate excellence in safety performance.

Are you working with water safely?

The Water Management Society is running a two-day event on 28th and 29th June 2016 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, which will combine presentations with interactive workshops and will reveal intriguing insights into various water management disciplines.

TCFM helps transform disabled people's lives by partnering with Remploy

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TC Facilities Management is commemorating its 10th anniversary of its partnership with Remploy, the UK's leading provider of disability employment, by aiming to place its 1000th candidate with the organisation. The partnership has transformed the lives of many disabled people supported into employment and who contribute to delivering a great service to clients each and every day.

BCC publishes survey into UK cleaning industry

The British Cleaning Council has published a survey examining changes in the UK cleaning industry over a 6 year period up to 2014. The study looks in detail at a number of key industry areas like; employment, wages, demographics and company turnover.

New study by MoppedUp reveals how having a cleaner is no longer regarded as a luxury

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The number of people in the UK that employ a cleaner has risen dramatically in the last five years, with 28% having used one in the past 12 months - up from just 12% in 2011.

This remarkable rise goes some way to showing how, despite the squeeze on disposable income during the recession, having a cleaner is no longer regarded a luxury, as millions more see it as a way to free up their spare time for the things they really love.

Sanicubic XL goes out to sea

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One of Saniflo's leading products for the commercial sector, the Sanicubic XL, continues to enjoy great success and is specified for some very unusual and heavy-duty projects.

Mitie launches new specialised drone service

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Mitie has this week announced the launch of a new drone service. The technology facilitates improved property surveying, efficient thermal mapping and the inspection of high-rise buildings - previously unreachable. The drone inspection service offers unrivalled benefits in terms of quality of the inspection, cost reduction and instant reporting; it was trialled by Mitie's pest control business.

Cleaning and FM industry will share, inspire and innovate at upcoming 2016 Facilities Show

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From 21 - 23 June 2016, cleaning and facilities management professionals will flock to ExCeL London to discover new solutions, network and share knowledge and innovation at the cutting edge of the FM industry.

The cleaning industry will be out in force, showcasing its products and services.

RP Adam opens new £100,000 powder plant at Selkirk factory

RP Adam Ltd (Arpal Group) has opened a new £100,000 UK powder production plant at its manufacturing base in Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders.

The new facility has been designed to meet a growing demand for powdered detergent across the UK, and will initially handle 400,000 kilos of product per year, aiming to exceed the one million kilo mark by 2020.

Road sweeper refuel cost worker his life

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A waste management and plant hire company in Derbyshire has been fined after a worker was fatally crushed between two vehicles while refuelling.

Derby Crown Court heard how 39-year-old Matthew Lambert was refuelling his road sweeper at the yard of Leedale.

'Domestic Bliss that is Best of British', writes Hazel Langley of Induction Junction

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There are few things Stephen Munton, director of the Domestic Cleaning Alliance , would like to do more than put his 12 plus years as what he terms 'a local scrubber' to good use, writing comedy.

Although he admits "there is probably a limit to the number of people who want to sit and listen to the endless, often un-scriptable, stories we domestics have," I for one could listen all day.

Events & Exhibitions

Clean Buildings Expo
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Budapest Cleaning Show
14-15th October 2020


3-6th November 2020
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