Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 14th November 2019 Issue no. 894
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ACI'S Richard Sedlak to retire after 42-plus years
P-Wave introduces its most plastic-lean, splash-eliminating urinal screen
Intelligent hand washing solutions for optimal hygiene
Christeyns Food Hygiene tackles biofilm detection
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.
MetaShield's Nanoprint advanced coating reduces fingerprints and smudging by 70%
European social partners in industrial cleaning adopt a joint statement on digitalisation
IICRC seeks volunteers for the development of three new Standards
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.
Self-cleaning nanotechnology improves wellbeing
Those responsible for the buildings we use, says the company, are racing to offer innovative new approaches in this category.
Team Group acquires Robinson Solutions
"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.
How hi-vis garments can last 50 washes instead of 25
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.
Cintas crowns Nashville Zoo 'America's Best Restroom'
As this year's winner, Nashville Zoo will get to properly crown its golden thrones with prizes from Cintas.
International partnership will bring new scrubber dryer technology to the UK
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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's E-learning platform awarded CPD status
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.
Global window vacuum cleaner market to reach revenues of over $1.4 billion by 2024
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 launches scented, antimicrobial tiger sack for clinical waste
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.
CSSA's 2020 Innovation Showcase now open for applications
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.
Tork launches new cleaning management software for smarter cleaning routines
Tork is entering the software industry by releasing what it believes to be some of the market's most advanced cleaning management software - Digital Cleaning Plans.
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.
Social enterprise, Clarity & Co. reinvents itself on its 165th anniversary
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 to acquire Sani-Air Associated Products
Professional aircare specialist Air-Scent International, has acquired Sani-Air Associated Products to further its global position in the commercial air freshener market.
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.
IWFM to help profession 'navigate turbulent times' at 2020 Conference
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 Ontario location earns California VPP Certification for safety
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's cloud-based robotic solar panel cleaning solution chosen for 400-plus MWp in India
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.
Eco-friendly InnuScience sponsors Awards
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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New sales director sweeps Charles Bentley & Son towards growth
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