Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 25th July 2019 Issue no. 880
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IICRC standards director elected president of Society for Standards Professionals
White paper demonstrates efficacy of self-disinfecting device on shared equipment
InnuScience takes the lead with its IoT product monitoring system
ISS divests activities in Estonia
ISS hasdivested its activities in Estonia, as part of its long-term strategy of focusing on its core business in markets with significant future demand for integrated facility services and markets of importance for global Key Account customers. ISS will continue to support the global and regional key accounts in Estonia.
Steamatic Restoration & Cleaning is launch customer of Coulson Ice Blast's IceStorm45
New and improved IWFM Awards boasts a bumper crop of finalists
ISSA Show Canada 2019 proves to be an industry hit
New published study: LightStrike robot kills C.auris on hospital surfaces
Phs and Mitsubishi Electric launch quiet revolution in hand drying
Cleaning and facility services professionals share expertise at EFCI's 2019 Conference
CMS Purus Innovation Awards: 11 finalists revealed
Novaerus joins Clean Hospitals collaboration to help raise standards
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I was pleased to learn, following a recent Leader, that I'm not the only one with a penchant for keeping things that might one day be useful (and which often are) - and equally pleased that I've not been the only owner of a multi-coloured vacuum cleaner comprising different manufacturers' parts. I've heard several confessions from those with similar traits; some I admire while the safety of others concerns me!
The Domestic Cleaning Alliance's Stephen Munton once again rewarded me with a Facebook post backing my desire for keeping things 'in case' and I agree with his aside that those carrying out repairs must of course possess the skills to fit the parts. Recalling some conversations I've had on the subject, I'd add that some common sense would be in order too! Stephen said he has yet to beat the excitement of finding a part from an iron which he used to repair his washing machine. As he's still around he clearly knew what he was doing! I wonder how many may not have lived to tell the tale...
The many mismatched vacuum cleaners I've owned, while probably being unique, will have looked as if they came from the same stable as one of Stephen's own, since he confessed that it's been a good many years since he used one that was fitted with 100% original parts. He said he advises those who've just started up a cleaning company, to take a look at their newly bought vacuum cleaners as it will be the last time they see one in that condition, with all the right parts, given that so many of us are pushing or pulling around machines with a medley of different parts and attachments which fit and work well, but were originally from something else. Well I suppose the vacuum cleaner probably takes lots more abuse than other equipment, doesn't it? I've never had confirmation of the rumour that a certain manufacturer's machines used to be thrown from the back of aircraft (while on the ground!) to test their ability to withstand the abuse they would get from the cleaning teams, but it makes sense that this could be seen as a reliable quality control measure!
"In a time where more and more manufacturers are making things which cannot be fixed easily, it's refreshing that the likes of Numatic International are willing to keep producing vacuum cleaners with parts of a size that are almost 'standard' and can easily be used with existing stock," says Stephen. I totally agree with him.
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This Week's News
Exclusive offer for Cleanzine readers: Two free tickets to CMS World Summit 2019 in Berlin!
We're delighted to bring you a special offer from our friends at CMS Berlin: a free ticket, for two lucky readers, to the CMS World Summit 2019, taking place for the first time at the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2019.
The conference fee is €600, so the offer of free tickets is a generous one. It doesn't stop there though: the tickets are also valid for CMS Berlin 2019 so you can take in the exhibition too, when not at the conference.
Bio Steam Malaysia and Singapore: new Matrix distributor
Matrix Cleaning Systems has a new distributor for Asia: Queensland, Australia-based Bio Steam. Formerly Steam Australia, Qld, Bio Steam provides cleaning equipment boasting the incredible power of 175-degrees C dry vapour steam and delivers professional training and support, to the food manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality and contract cleaning markets.
The machines, steam generators and state-of-the-art tools and innovative equipment on offer, ensure complete hygiene and cleanliness which exceeds all HACCP and food regulatory requirements.
New managing director takes the helm at Phs Wastekit
Phs Wastekit has appointed a new managing director as it seeks to expand its offering to create a whole service solution to waste management. Jason Smith joins Wastekit with 16 years' experience across the plant and tool hire industry and in retail management.
Headquartered in Smethwick, Wastekit provides waste solutions across the UK through the rental and sale of quality balers and compactors; delivering resource and space efficiencies by reducing the volume of waste and making it easier to manage. Recyclables such as paper, cardboard and plastics are compressed into bales ready for resale or collection. In addition, Wastekit has market-leading engineering capabilities offering service and maintenance with 24-hour emergency response.
Legiolert test for Legionella pneumophila wins award at 2019 Water Innovation Europe Conference
Legiolert, the Idexx culture test for enumeration of Legionella pneumophila in water, has won Water Europe's coveted 2019 Water Innovation Award in the Water Technology & Infrastructure category. The prize recognises 'Innovative breakthrough solutions or technologies' that further Water Europe's vision of a future-proof model for a European water-smart society.
The Legiolert test is a 'next generation' culture test that detects the pathogen responsible for more than 97% of all Legionnaires' disease cases across Europe. The disease is fatal in one of 10 patients diagnosed.
New proposals for action on litter and fly-tipping
Plans have been announced by North Lanarkshire council in Scotland to create a new taskforce aimed at cleaning up communities. The Environmental Improvement Taskforce will tackle the scourge of litter and fly-tipping, which blights communities.
If approved by committee, new teams will remove litter and fly-tipping speedily, be deployed to hotspots across North Lanarkshire and engage with schools, community councils, resident associations and other local groups.
Schools in pioneering environmental green audit campaign with Keep Britain Tidy
Children all over Britain will be given a hands-on role in challenging the confusion around what can and cannot be recycled as part of a groundbreaking environmental audit with Keep Britain Tidy.
Over 20,000 schools will be taking part in the project through the environmental charity's Eco Schools programme - a global programme engaging 19.5 million children across 67 countries, making it the largest educational programme in the world.
ISSA's new CMI Consulting Program will improve service providers' performance
Service providers are under extreme pressure to perform at high levels with a reduction in resources and ISSA's new Cleaning Management Institute Consulting Program, developed in collaboration with Cleaning Change Solutions, will help cleaning organisations advance and reorganise their operations and systems through a holistic, seven-step approach.
The program provides a multi-touch, consultative methodology to assess people, processes, appearances and logistics and - ultimately - evaluate the quality of transformation. Improvements are achieved through a series of consultations centered on culture, training, leadership and workloading.
Arcus FM selects Bsquare to help develop distributed intelligence solution for retail FM
Bsquare Corporation a provider of intelligent devices and systems, has announced an agreement with UK facilities management provider, Arcus FM, to develop a distributed intelligence management solution to serve Arcus's growing portfolio of clients.
For its clients, Arcus maintains thousands of buildings and assets, for example, lighting, refrigeration, HVAC, mechanical and electrical items, as well as maintenance and cleaning.
Facilities Show sees further growth for its 2019 edition
The Facilities Show had one of its most successful years yet, consolidating its status as a leading global event for cleaning and facilities managers, with the 2019 edition seeing further visitor growth.
Taking place in June at ExCel London, in association with the Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management, it demonstrated a 3% visitor growth increase on 2018, continuing a three-year upward trend.
Jangro announces award winners
The UK's leading cleaning and janitorial suppliers gathered together recently to celebrate the best in the industry at the annual Jangro Supplier Awards. The 2019 winners were revealed at a glittering ceremony, which took place at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Coventry.
The awards programme has been running for many years, and began with a single award for Supplier of the Year. Today, there are five categories which recognise excellence in environmental and sustainable initiatives, product quality, sales support, and service support.
Truvox extends its Multiwash range to reduce the risk of contamination
Global floorcare manufacturer and supplier, Truvox International has extended its popular and versatile Multiwash scrubber dryer range with the launch of new coloured brushes.
Compliant with the NHS national colour coding scheme for hospital cleaning materials and equipment, the distinct red, yellow, green and blue colours make it easy to separate tools into their correct area of use, supporting operatives and helping to raise cleaning standards by reducing the risk of cross contamination.
Spinning Gate shopping centre announce dual services partner
The Spinning Gate Shopping Centre in Leigh has announced the appointment of new dual services provider: The ExcluSec Group, based in the North West. The Exclusec Group was awarded the dual services provision for a three-year term at Spinning Gate Shopping Centre following its successful 12-month security contract at the centre in 2018.
Spinning Gate hosts 40 retail units within 110,000sq.ft of retail space in Leigh Town Centre. The centre has good transport connectivity, with close links to the M6 motorway.
Council demands immediate action to improve water quality
Growing increasingly concerned about the impact of untreated raw sewage and its possible effect on health, the environment and wildlife as well as on tourism and leisure businesses, Havant Borough Council councillors are demanding immediate action from Southern Water to ensure Hayling Island's beaches - which have held the Blue Flag award for 29 years - are safe for all to use.
The council claims that repeatedly, Southern Water has allowed these untreated releases, which include toilet tissue, wipes etc, to spew out into the harbour following heavy rainfall which may then be washed up onto Hayling's beaches.
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