Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 10th September 2020 Issue no. 935
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Nilfisk’s Virtual Launch event will help you smarten up your business
Screen protection kills Coronavirus and 99.99% of most common surface bacteria
Service high footfalls easily with the Pedal Pro 7000 hand sanitising station
Taski unveils IntelliSpray technology for businesses tackling post-pandemic health concerns
Employees welcome ISS's new Group CEO
MEWA, quality and innovation to support industry 4.0
Factories were then on the threshold of Industry 2.0, producing products faster and cheaper, enabling more people to buy them.
Interclean Amsterdam 2020 goes virtual
Message from Interclean's Rob den Hertog, who retires from his role this year...
Bunzl to make further acquisitions in the US and Ireland
Cintas donates face masks and essential supplies to local schools
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner adds sanitising stations onboard to keep passengers moving safely
Evaluating electrostatic sprayers for surface disinfection
Using established technologies in innovative ways can help facilities navigate the ‘new normal’ of clean needed to meet pandemic and post-pandemic standards.
Prochem launches fast spray mist disinfecting for floors and surfaces
The Micro-Mist is purpose-designed for fast application of disinfecting solutions in a fine mist to interior floors, carpets, upholstery and multiple types of surfaces and touch-points.
Triforce officially kills SARS-CoV-2 in only three minutes
The best cleaning processes for post-Lockdown hotels
Germinator awarded vendor contract by The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS)
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I hadn't meant to follow on from last week's leader about student accommodation but just had to post this pic of the loo my friend's son was faced with when he arrived at his privately-run university digs this week: disgusting in normal times, but with Covid-19 apparently now latching onto the UK's youngsters, unforgivable! It wasn't just the loo; the housemates were forced to clean the entire house and this included rubbish removal and washing dishes. I hope they charge the landlady minimum wage rate or above - and for the materials used. Who'd be an end-of-tenancy cleaner if that's how these premises are left?
I rarely mention new products in my leaders but like the cleaning cloth Vernon Holmes was pictured holding last time I did so 17 months back, which had numbered sections to ensure it was used efficiently, there are times I'm so taken with new ideas that I can't help myself. Today it's KinderStep, (more below) which enables children and the vertically challenged to wash their hands in public washrooms properly, without having water running down their arms and dripping off their elbows onto the floor. What a great idea and one I can see becoming as popular with the public as baby changing facilities now are!
KinderStep reminded me of how, years ago, I learned that my 'vertically challenged' friend Bob hated one local pub because he couldn't reach the urinals and issues were created if he was 'caught short' when the one cubicle was occupied. He emerged from the washrooms red-faced, flanked by two chuckling male friends who regaled us with an action replay of how they'd had to hook their arms under Bob's armpits to lift and hold him so he could do what he needed to - easy enough when sober but precarious after a few beers. We all laughed, but now older and wiser, I can see that this can't have been very dignified for Bob. I do hope that those installing a KinderStep at the basins in the 'gents' will also consider fixing one in urinal banks where there aren't already children's facilities.
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This Week's News
CHSA launches accreditation scheme for chemicals manufacturers
The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association is launching an Accreditation Scheme for the Manufacturers of Cleaning Chemicals.
This move means the CHSA has achieved its strategic ambition of accrediting all members. The combination of the Association's rigorous Code of Practice and its Accreditation Schemes guarantees its members trade ethically and work hard to maintain standards in the industry.
Principle raises £25K for Richard House, London's first children's hospice
Principle Cleaning Services, the London-based cleaning specialist, has raised £25,000 for Richard House Children's Hospice in East London.
Staff based at Principle's head office and throughout its many client sites supported the initiative, holding events such as office tuck shops, quizzes, sweepstakes, barbeques, sponsored bike rides, walks in Snowdonia and more.
£15 billion sales boost for FM Market
A new report on the UK facilities management market from MTW Research concludes that outsourcing is set to outperform the UK economy in 2020, with 85% of FM contractors having healthy finances despite the pandemic.
Based on data from 80% of the FM market, the report forecasts a return to pre Covid-19 sales faster than initially expected, with revenue exceeding 2019 levels by H2 2022 with a 10% sales boost.
Phs Compliance supports businesses back to work after lockdown
Property and facilities management services firm Phs Compliance has launched a new coronavirus surface swab test as part of a range of measures to support businesses reopen safely as lockdown measures ease.
The new surface testing service alerts businesses if their premises are contaminated by Covid-19 and helps identify infected areas, enabling them to take action.
Kinderstep affords efficient handwashing for children as well as the height-challenged
Everyone should be able to wash their hands - the most basic hygiene act and one that saves lives during the pandemic.
Kinderstep International's mission is simple: allow children and people of short stature to wash their hands properly in public washrooms.
Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial and cleaning distributors in the UK and Ireland, is urging all educational establishments to review their handwashing facilities.
With Covid-19 still in general circulation, an enhanced focus on hand hygiene is required to prevent the spread of infection.
Avidbots launches Neo 2, the next generation in robot floor scrubbers
Avidbots has announced the launch of Neo 2, its next-generation autonomous robot floor scrubber platform. Created to be the industry standard, Neo 2 has been engineered from the ground up to be the highest in quality, reliability, and serviceability with industry-leading technology and software, says the Ontario, Canada-based company.
What's in your Pub toilet? Some pubs are making a potentially dangerous error
By Adrian Gee-Turner of Sterling Presentation Health
"The hospitality sector is under tremendous pressure, and generally speaking has responded to the Covid challenge with enthusiasm and professionalism.
Introducing the new compact ride-on sweeper S16 battery-powered
Tennant Company tells us it is thrilled to launch the S16, its newest battery-powered ride-on sweeper, which delivers leading-edge Tennant innovations to combat real-world challenges facing today's facilities managers.
Lince Disinfettante: the all-in-one solution for sanitising indoors and out
February 2020, the threat linked to Covid-19 spreads in Europe - Instantly Idrobase Group brings into play the fog maker Lince Disinfettante, which soon finds wide use in institutional and welfare contexts (schools, kindergartens, administrative offices) but also in recreational sites (discos and shops).
GreenZone scoops two bronze awards at the International Global Good Awards.
GreenZone Cleaning and Support Services, an already award-winning commercial cleaning company with sustainability and social impact at its core, has just scooped bronze at the international Global Good Awards for both 'Company of the Year' and 'Employee Engagement and Wellbeing' categories:
No mean feat considering the prestigious, corporate company it found itself in.
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SOAPBOX: Repositioning cleaning in the new normal
It goes without saying that the last few months have been challenging and, with no vaccine available and queries over the value of antibodies against Covid 19, we still face an uncertain time ahead. The profile of cleaning has never been so high and, as businesses start to reopen, hygiene is top of everyone's agenda.
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