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According to a report published by the European Food Safety Authority and the European centre for Disease Prevention and Control in December 2018, there were 5,079 foodborne and waterborne outbreaks reported in 2017 - an average of 100 such outbreaks per week, some of which affected several countries.
The BSR/IICRC S230 Standard for Professional Inspection of Flooring Subfloors and Substrates; The BSR/IICRC S410 Standard for Infection Control During Professional Cleaning and Maintenance of the Commercial Built Environment; and the BSR/IICRC S760 Standard for Professional Restoration of Structures and Items Damaged by Wildfire Smoke.
Those responsible for the buildings we use, says the company, are racing to offer innovative new approaches in this category.
"Bringing these two great companies together will bring exceptional value to our customers and offer more opportunities for our employees as we continue to expand worldwide," said Clint Griffin, CEO, Team Group.
That means if hi-vis clothes are washed twice a week; they will no longer comply with current EN ISO 20471:2013 standards in just 12 weeks.
As this year's winner, Nashville Zoo will get to properly crown its golden thrones with prizes from Cintas.
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With our general election looming, the politicians have been out in force trying to persuade as many members of the general public as possible, to vote for them. And this time around the stakes seem to be higher than ever before, with our continued membership of the European Union still in the balance and accusations of dirty dealings being flung around like the contents of a food processor without its lid.
I don’t know exactly where the photocall was held, but the sight of our current Prime Minister Boris Johnson appearing to spread mucky water around the entrance of a branch of Specsavers, with a filthy mop, had me thinking…
And yes, the thinking went beyond the idea that the filthy state of the mop might have been missed and that Boris - or indeed everyone – “should have gone to Specsavers"!
If you’re reading this from one of the 163 countries in which Cleanzine is received, which doesn’t have a Specsavers, it’s a leading High Street brand where we have our eyes tested by technicians who use chemicals, medical paraphernalia and high-tech equipment to detect poor vision and potential eye disease, before passing us onto colleagues who help us select the most suitable spectacles. i.e. the first part similar to a hospital environment and the second a store that wants our business and need to display an enticing entrance. It operates mainly in the UK, Ireland, Australasia and the Nordic countries and boasts more than 2000 branches.
The idea that such cleaning equipment is thought ideal for a photoshoot that’s likely to be beamed around the world, worries me. Does a contractor look after the cleaning on a global level? Are there country-wide or area-wide contracts or is it left to those who manage each branch to either employ a local cleaner or do the work themselves? Whatever the answer, something needs tightening up, don’t you think? And what a missed opportunity for a photoshoot! The only party that came out looking good was Bentley, which I’m assuming supplied the safety sign…
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This Week's News
Jangro, the UK & Ireland's largest network of independent janitorial and cleaning distributors, has announced that its innovative training system, The Learning Management Solution has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service.
11 key modules have gained Continuous Professional Development certification. These are Carpet Care; COSHH Awareness; Colour Coding & Infection Control; Floor Care; Health & Safety; Housekeeping; Kitchen Hygiene; Manual Handling; Sharps Handling; Washroom Hygiene; and an Introduction to Cleaning.
According to Arizton's recent research report, 'Window Vacuum Cleaner Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2019-2024', the market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of more than 10% during the forecast period.
Key highlights offered in the report include:
Cromwell Polythene, an expert in sacks, bags and speciality products for the capture and containment of waste and recyclables is launching a scented and antimicrobial tiger stripe sack. The new product is part of its Sansafe and clinical waste management range.
The tiger stripe sack incorporates Biomaster silver antimicrobial technology, added during the film extrusion process.
The Cleaning & Support Services Association is now inviting applications for its 'Innovation Showcase', whereby businesses and organisations operating within the cleaning industry can put forward their innovative products or services to a 'Dragon's Den' panel of judges.
All entrants will be invited to present to the Dragons Den teams on 22nd or 23rd January 2020.
The cleaning management software includes functions for planning, communication, administration and follow-up and can be used by both mid-size and small-scale cleaning companies.
2019 marks social enterprise Clarity & Co.'s 165th anniversary. Having been founded in 1854 as Clarity Employment for Blind People, this year has seen the organisation adopt a new name and undertake a major organisational rebranding with the launch of a revised logo, updated manifesto and accompanying video featuring many of Clarity & Co.'s employees (www.youtube.com).
Air-Scent International invented the first fan-operated air freshener in 1946 and has since become one of the leading providers of ambient scenting diffusers, molecular odour neutralising products and the highest quality essential oil refills.
The Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management has launched its 2020 national conference, announcing the theme of 'navigating turbulent times', which will see expert speakers tackle four of the sector's - and the world's - greatest challenges.
Cintas Corporation, which provides a wide range of cleaning, hygiene and safety products and related courses, has announced that its Ontario, California rental facility services location has received California Voluntary Protection Program Certification (VPP) certification from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
Ecoppia, the developer of fully autonomous, water-free, photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, has been chosen by Fortum to deploy its field-proven platform across different projects in India, totaling 427 MWp of production capacity.
Fast-growing InnuScience, an established global leader in commercial cleaning systems based on biotechnology, tells us it was delighted to be the sponsor of the 'Chef of the Year' award at the recent Food Made Good Awards held in London.
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Matthew Taylor, who was responsible for the independent Taylor Review of modern working practices, was appointed interim director of Labour Market Enforcement in August 2019.
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A first for both Edinburgh Castle and Fife College, Mitie colleagues at each site have received their brand new fully electric vans, which will be used every day as part of their roles.
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