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Nanotera Group has introduced powerful, plant-based cleaning agents which it says perform at record times, to replace chemical and hazardous products currently used in the oil & gas industry.
ASAE, the centre for association leadership in the US, has awarded its 2018 'Power of A' Award (Silver Level) to ISSA for its 'Cleaning for a Reason program' - a nonprofit organisation that partners with residential cleaners throughout the US and Canada to offer free in-home cleaning to help women who are battling cancer. It which works with more than 1,200 professional cleaning companies, and was adopted by ISSA last year.
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Last Saturday week the Foo Fighters played London's Queen Elizabeth Park - home of the 2012 Olympic Games. Because my daughter has injured her knee, instead of standing at the front as we normally do at such events, we headed for the front row of unreserved seating near the stage. What an eye opener it was!
When you've secured a much-coveted standing place at the barrier, you don't move for anything... no buying drinks and no loo visits. You cling on tightly to avoid being elbowed out. Security guards dispense drinking water. Sat in a seat this weekend I was gobsmacked at how much beer people consumed. How some were able to focus on the gig itself was beyond me - and the time they must have spent queuing for the loo, means they will have seen little of the band. Some over-indulged...
A woman stopped nearby and vomited. Paramedics arrived quickly but it was 20 minutes before anyone came to clean up and there were no signs used at any stage to warn people to steer clear. Eventually a cleaner dispensed what appeared to be emergency spillage powder to solidify everything; this was from chest height so the rising cloud of powder will have been breathed in by the cleaner as well as us. Once he'd left, it was only a matter of time before someone stepped in the goo and a man skidded badly. Had he not managed to stay upright, he could have hit his head and been seriously injured or even killed. Some 15 minutes later, the cleaner returned and swept up some of the residue. We observed throughout the afternoon people standing their drinks and sitting themselves down in what was left. One woman examined the lumps on her hand, wondering what they were. The noise prevented us from shouting to anyone to steer clear or wash their hands.
A major, specialist contract cleaner looks after the stadium and I'd suggest that safety signs and body spillage cleaning training should be provided without delay.
Other than that, I was disgusted at the mess the public left behind - much of it plastic beer cups that had been urinated in and thrown into the crowd. I've been showered before but had no idea, from my place at the front, how much gets thrown. Why do it? The many cleaners worked hard to deal with it all. My report and pictures are at:
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This Week's News
Selden Research tells us it is in the process of expanding its existing Buxton site and that the work - due for completion during September this year - involves the construction of a four-storey, 15,000sq.ft new administration centre, laboratory and customer training facility.
The company's 3,500 pallet bay warehouse has recently been completed and is now fully operational; bringing the total covered pallet storage capacity to 9,500.
The seven new powders - Detergent Plus, Detergent, Colour Detergent, Oxy Bleach, Starch, Antichlor and Chlorine Bleach, are available in 25Kg bags, which are made from recycled paper.
The luxury mall is the first and only establishment in Singapore to be accredited six stars for six (male and female) of its newly revamped washrooms after undergoing an audit conducted by the RAS.
As one of the first distributors to be accredited by the UK Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's (CHSA) Accredited Distributors Scheme, Jangro is committed to raising standards in the industry, and welcomes the expansion of the CHSA Accreditation Scheme for Plastic Refuse Sacks.
The scheme now includes bin liners so that buyers can be certain that plastic sacks stamped with the Accreditation Scheme mark are fit for purpose and the dimensions and count are as indicated on the label.
Mitie has secured a facilities management and property services contract with Ahlsell - a leading supplier of materials to the Nordic FM, plumbing, ventilation, electrical, tools and personal protective equipment market - to manage and maintain all its store locations in Norway.
The contract is the most valuable to be secured by Mitie's dedicated Norway team to date.
Dennis brings with him over 25 years' experience in the specification and sales of floor cleaning machines and this, allied to his experience of managing field sales teams, will really help the business to enhance its position as a brand leader in the UK machine marketplace.
Developed in Australia, Grate Seal products have been used successfully to solve drainage issues in the showers at a 900+-pupil grammar school in Greater Manchester.
The two contracts will have a combined annual revenue of around DKK 250 million.
Growing by significant margins, the Facilities Show 2018 attracted 7% more visitors than the 2017 event. Now in its 19th year, the Facilities Show continues to reaffirm its status as a leading global event for facilities managers as it successfully champions the industry.
Last week, the organisation awarded the Burgess Hill company a Certificate of Achievement for planting seven trees in June. This contributes to the impressive 114 trees the company has planted as part of the Green Earth Appeal and United Nations Billion Tree Campaign.
'Plan for change' was the message from Jon Purdy (left of picture), EMEA director of customer experience at Kimberly-Clark, and Lord Jon Mendelsohn, formerly Labour's business and international trade spokesperson in the House of Lords, at the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's prestigious House of Commons event.
Stephen Kerr MP, who prior to entering Parliament in 2017 was EMEA sales operations leader at Kimberly-Clark, is the CHSA's unpaid Parliamentary Adviser. He hosted the event.
The merger - which comes at a time when businesses are increasingly looking to exploit more value from their waste, where recycling management, environmental challenge and initiatives within Energy from Waste, are becoming important to not only the businesses themselves but also to the end consumer - will make SWRNewstar one of the largest waste brokers in the UK, with an annual turnover of £41 million.
Yesterday, the Health & Safety Executive released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2017/18, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2016.
The provisional annual data for work-related fatal injuries revealed that 144 workers were fatally injured between April 2017 and March 2018 (a rate of 0.45 per 100,000 workers).
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