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World Toilet Organisation and supporters issue joint declaration to mark World Toilet Day

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The World Toilet Organisation, Lixil Group, Saraya and the Ana Blue Wing Program marked World Toilet Day (19th November) by issuing a joint declaration on sanitation and hygiene, outlining their joint commitment to support the realisation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
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OdySea Aquarium reels in 'America's Best Restroom' title

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The public is hooked on the America's Best Restroom winner... Cintas Corporation has named the OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale, Arizona as the winner of its 16th annual America's Best Restroom Award - and yes that is a real shark in the picture!
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Routine cleaning raises its game

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There's no excuse for low standards in high places when any cleaning team can vacuum high-level nooks and surfaces, says James White, managing director of Denis Rawlins.
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Nanopool GmbH to massively expand presence in China

Nanopool's high-performance, multi-functional surface coatings are protecting buildings and industrial facilities and considerably reducing cleaning costs in Europe, the US and parts of Asia. The German manufacturer is now gearing up for what it says will be "massive" expansion in the Chinese market.
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Coulson Ice Blast's IceStorm90 - 2017 R&D 100 Award Winner

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Coulson Ice Blast's IceStorm90 has been recognised as "One of the 100 most technologically significant new products of the year" by R&D Magazine's 55th annual R&D 100 Awards.
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PVAmicro's PVA coating just adds to the performance

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PVAmicro is a new generation of knitted, textile microfibre cloth with a patented PVA coating, which leaves nothing behind but clean, shiny surfaces. The cloth is especially effective on surfaces such as glass and stainless steel, where perfect, streak-free cleaning results are desired.
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Glove allergies and their causes explained

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Many of those involved in cleaning will at some stage need to don a pair of 'rubber' gloves. Unfortunately, as our picture shows, these can cause allergic reactions that will leave the user's skin damaged, sore and prone to infection.
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Diversey unveils new branding as independence inspires mission to improve global hygiene

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Diversey has launched a new brand identity, vision and values to ensure it remains modern and relevant to all of its audiences.
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Advanced Engineering launches FroZone for efficient sub-zero cleaning

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Advanced Engineering, the UK manufacturer of ACR cleaning products, has added a new cleaner to its range - FroZone - specially developed for low-temperature cleaning.

Sub-zero refrigerators and freezers use a lot of energy, so keeping them at optimal performance is incredibly important. Even a small drop in efficiency can noticeably increase energy usage.
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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam becomes Interclean Amsterdam - bringing back the popular brand name for the prestigious global event run by RAI Amsterdam

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The name of the world-leading cleaning & hygiene show that attracts professional cleaning businesses from across the globe, has officially been changed from ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam, to Interclean Amsterdam. This follows the recent announcement that RAI Amsterdam and ISSA have come to the decision to end their alliance and pursue separate ventures.
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ISSA strongly refutes RAI's Unilateral Termination of Alliance

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In light of the announcements currently circulating in the industry, ISSA - the worldwide association for the cleaning industry - unambiguously rejects RAI Amsterdam's contention that their long-standing alliance has ended.
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John just told me that looking out from his office window in Kent, he can see snow gently falling. I love the snow, so excitedly looked up from my desk in Surrey to see everything bathed in bright sunshine. There were strong winds in these parts last week so the trees are virtually bare, but sadly there won’t be a brisk walk in either snow or piles of crunchy leaves for me at lunchtime, since we’ve had heavy rain recently and everything’s been left decidedly soggy.

However beautiful it might be, the Winter makes life particularly difficult for everyone involved in keeping our buildings and external environment clean and safe – from the cleaners themselves who are tasked with doing the job well in sometimes difficult conditions, to the facilities managers, building owners and local councils who have to make the decisions on how to spend limited budgets, what products and equipment are needed and who is going to carry out exactly what work and when.

Of course these days, there’s so much at stake if these people get it wrong. Either as part of the workforce or as a member of public, we naturally expect our environment – whether indoors or out – to be clean, safe, hygienic and free from such things as litter, spillages and graffiti. If it’s not, we feel disgruntled; any feelings of wellbeing we might have had prior to encountering the dirty environment are lost – and for anyone working, it’s been proven to lower productivity. And it’s well known that dirty environments encourage others to lower their own hygiene standards, so any problems are exacerbated…

Sometimes the cleaners receive abuse directly and often complaints are made to the management. Business is lost and reputations tarnished. Then of course we have the added menace of potential litigation, where someone using the facility or outside space has been injured or become unwell (or pretends to be!) because of poor hygiene and cleaning – thanks perhaps to food poisoning or an injury caused during a trip or slip…

Cleaning’s a heck of a responsibility, isn’t it? Get it right and people tend not to notice, but get it wrong and all hell can break loose!

Finally, I'm told that while nearly 400 Loo of the Year Awards Presentation 30th Anniversary tickets have been sold, a few have become available. If you’d like to attend this fun event next Friday 8th December in Solihull, email information@loo.co.uk

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This Week's News

Technology and sustainability key drivers of the UK contract cleaning market

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It warns that the current uncertainty means that this growth is unlikely to be sustained over the next few years, but says that looking forward, demand is likely to be relatively buoyant in the transport sector, while the retail, commercial offices and the government sectors are likely to provide fewer opportunities, at least in the short term.
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HSE annual occupational health & safety statistics analysed

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These are among the conclusions, relating to occupational ill-health, of annual health & safety statistics recently published by the Health & Safety Executive.
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Easterseals' Gala honours Kaivac as Outstanding Community Partner

* easterseals-Kaivac.jpgBrighter Futures Celebration, Easterseals' annual awards gala, has recently honoured Kaivac as its 2017 Outstanding Community Partner. The Award is presented to a person or a company that has taken steps to remove barriers and provide opportunities for people with disabilities, facing disadvantages, and veterans.
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New eco and bee-friendly ethical luxury collection from The Soap Co.

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Created with eco-certified ingredients that aren't harmful to aquatic life, its vegan and biodegradable eco range is created by a workforce 80% of whom are blind, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged.
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New low-cost solution for deep cleaning escalators

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In both types of cleaning, the operation is manual, safe and easy to do, using a REN pad engineered to fit the profile of the escalator steps.
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Xeros announces new partner in United Arab Emirates

* Xeros-Arab-Emirates.jpgXeros has announced a partnership with Consolidated International Corporation Middle East to distribute and service its award-winning commercial laundry system in the UAE.

The UAE has an exceptionally arid climate, which receives less than four inches (100 mm) of rainfall a year.
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Clean & Protect 3 in 1 cleaner cleans, removes odours and protects

* Clean-and-Protect.jpgClean & Protect has been described as 'A building cleaning revolution'... A paramagnetic 3-in-1 cleaner, it effortlessly removes soiling, completely breaks down odours and then protects surfaces with a microscopic shield that has been proven ultra-effective against algae, dirt, germs and bacteria.

The product is offered in spray bottles or as a concentrated liquid that can be diluted between 50% and 1%.
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Fulham Road renews with ISS UK

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After a competitive procurement process, the Fulham Road Collaborative (FRC) has awarded a new five-year contract, worth more than £100m (842m DKK) over the contract term, to its existing provider, ISS Facility Services - Healthcare.
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Production and jobs restored at Gelpack

* Gelpack-Production.jpgVision Gelpack, the UK manufacturer of polyethylene films, liners and sacks for the local authority, waste management, janitorial, clinical and medical and other industrial sectors, has resumed production at its Hereford plant following the acquisition of the assets of Gelpack Excelsior by Visionscape Group.

Under the leadership of managing director Geoff Davis and other key former members of the UK management team, some 50 jobs have already been reinstated, with a further 20 positions planned by mid-2018. Six production lines have been recommissioned to cope with initial orders, with another six lines scheduled for a January start.
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TAS Environmental Services makes Delmar Disposal second acquisition in 2017

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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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Recent UK News

Emergency cleaners help Search & Rescue Helicopter Service control contamination risks

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The UK's Search & Rescue service operated by Bristow Group has commissioned an emergency cleaning specialist to provide decontamination services for its helicopters and bases.

CleanSafe Services' teams are now available 24 hours a day to respond to any urgent cleaning task the service needs its help with.
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Lanes wins drainage contract from Cambridgeshire police

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Cambridgeshire Constabulary has awarded Lanes Group the contract to carry out planned and reactive maintenance on the drainage systems at all its police stations for the next three years.

The contract, offered by competitive tender, covers all drain and sewer blockage and repair work at 18 station buildings across Cambridgeshire.
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Principle CEO goes undercover in Nantes

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Douglas Cooke, chief executive of Principle Cleaning Services - the London-based cleaning specialist, will be speaking at the French Federation's (FEP) conference in Nantes next week, on 22nd November, in his role as chair of the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA).
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GreenZone on the way to green glory

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Congratulations to GreenZone Cleaning & Support Services which is celebrating winning a Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities.
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Consultation underway on implementing new and revised Workplace Exposure Limits

The Health & Safety Executive is consulting on the implementation of new and revised Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs) for 31 chemical substances - some of which are used in the manufacture of cleaning products - to help protect workers from the ill-health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.

The consultative document sets out HSE's proposals for establishing workplace exposure limits for the substances listed in the 4th Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs) Directive 2017/164/EU, in order to implement it in Great Britain.
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There's a new steam team at Knol

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Knol UK has some exciting new developments and additions to its product range and now has much more to offer both existing and new UK dealers. There's now a new steam team and already it's making waves in the industry, with plans for further additions during 2018.
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Bigbelly Bins are cleaning up Thurrock

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Thurrock Council's Bigbelly Bin pilot has begun with 10 bins installed around the area as part of the Kent authority's 'clean it, cut it, fill it' initiative. The bins are solar powered, have an inbuilt self-compaction system to create extra capacity and are able to take litter and dog mess - like all the council's public bins.
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Water Management Society expands training on controlling waterborne pathogens risks

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The Water Management Society has introduced a second module to its City & Guilds accredited training course, 'HTM 04-01 Water Hygiene Training: Managing and Controlling the Risk of Waterborne Pathogens in Water Systems'.
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TCFM and Remploy partnership wins PFM award

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TC Facilities Management, which provides a range of FM services to some of the UK's most recognisable companies and Remploy, the UK's leading disability employment specialist, have won the Partners in CSR (Charitable and Social Enterprise) category at the highly respected Premises & Facilities Management awards 2017.
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Horrific death of worker leads to heavy fine and suspended prison sentences

In July 2013, Karlis Pavasars was cleaning near a conveyor on a recycling line at Mid-UK Recycling, Barkston Heath. The recycling line was started up and the agency worker was drawn onto the conveyor, along the line through a trommel and into an industrial waste shredder.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018: finalists announced

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Hearty congratulations to all the finalists in the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018, whose names have just been announced. A total of 57 finalists from 36 companies have made the list, in this latest edition of the long-running awards programme that recognises excellence in the cleaning industry.
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Views sought on reward and return schemes for drinks containers

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UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove has asked for views on the advantages and disadvantages of different types of reward and return schemes for drinks containers.

More than eight million tonnes of plastic are discarded into the world's oceans each year, putting marine wildlife under serious threat. Up to 80% of this is estimated to have been originally lost or discarded on land before washing out to sea, and plastic bottles are a particular concern - with figures showing just 57% of those sold in the UK in 2016 collected for recycling.
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How to redefine your RoI through smarter innovation

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Clients and cleaning contractors looking for innovative equipment and methods that deliver better results can now consult a new guide focused on 'return on innovation'.
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A commitment to standards: motivation behind members of CHSA's Accreditation Schemes

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Providing feedback on their motivation for membership, members of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association Accreditation Schemes for Distributors, Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sacks and Industrial Cotton Mops universally cited their commitment to standards.
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Events & Exhibitions

ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
29-30th August 2018
Sydney, Australia
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IICRC Technical Conference
27-28th September 2018
Las Vegas, USA
Website

International Cleaning Forum
2-5th October 2018
16th edition
Cleaning, Dry Cleaning, Laundry
Kiev, Ukraine

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Budapest Cleaning Show
5-6th October 2018
Budapest, Hungary
Website

ISSA North America
30th October 2018-1st November 2018
Dallas, Texas
USA

Website

Middle East Cleaning Technology Week
13-15th November 2018
Dubai
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Loo of the Year Awards
7th December 2018
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
UK

Website

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

Website

Clean India Technology Week 2019
20-22nd February 2019
Bangalore
Website

The Cleaning Show
19-21st March 2019
London

Another edition of this successful event in one of the greatest cities on Earth!

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

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



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