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We’re running a couple of interesting reports this week – one from the US and the other from Canada, which discuss people’s perceptions of cleaning and how seriously they affect decision-making when it comes to giving a particular facility our custom or choosing instead to walk on by.
Prior to this year’s upheaval, we’d go into buildings and use transport facilities, expecting them to be clean, but resigned perhaps to still use them if they weren’t. This year we’re concerned that if they’re not clean, we may end up becoming severely ill, or even dying – or, if we happen to have the ability to be one of the millions of asymptomatic Covid-19 carriers - making lots of other people ill.
Years ago, the word on the street was: “Waft a bit of furniture polish around if you want to convince people that a room’s been cleaned”. Nowadays people expect so much more, don’t they? You have to prove that the cleaning’s been done efficiently. No excuses.
News this week then about the discovery of dirty hotels, via a Which? report, and filthy London Underground transport systems (via a commuter, who having given several poles a quick clean down in an empty tube carriage, revealed a filthy wipe), comes as something of a surprise.
Whether or not you believe this pandemic is as bad as the various authorities (globally) say it is, now is not the time to cut corners with the cleaning, is it? At the very least, your reputation is at stake – and with many businesses facing a gargantuan struggle to stay afloat, cleaning, or lack of it, can really add that ‘make or break’ element, can’t it?
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Exhaustive laboratory tests carried out on face masks treated with a novel chemical agent that produces a potent form of oxygen when activated by light, have shown that it can destroy human coronaviruses closely related to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.
Covguard Shycocan is a breakthrough innovation now available to defend against coronavirus within enclosed spaces. The device, launched by BV Consulting, is designed to disarm, disable and protect against Covid-19, providing real-time protection in buildings.
It works by releasing safe, negatively charged electrons which neutralise the spike (S) proteins on the virus, so that they cannot attach to human cells.
The findings from the survey conducted for American Cleaning Institute by Ipsos underscore shoppers' confidence in not only the cleaning products and recommended protocols, but also their confidence in businesses to implement these protocols effectively within their workplace. The survey analysed consumer perceptions of cleaning measures following an unprecedented decline in sales for many small businesses and retailers due to Covid-19.
The Jack D. Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award has been presented to Brian Slack (pictured left), CEO of Pro-Link, and the ISSA NextGen Rising Star Award in Honor of Jimmy Core has been presented to Kyle Pickens (pictured below right), regional sales manager with Home Depot Pro.
99point9 Hygiene, the technology company producing the automated door handle disinfecting system approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency, has announced the appointment of Keith Baker to the company's board with immediate effect.
The UK is binning an incredible 53,000,000 disposable face masks every single day, with reports that many face masks are ending up being carelessly discarded in the street ending up in streams and rivers.
"If you walk around any street now you will see disposable face masks being blown around with leaves in the gutter - they are the new cigarette butt - people are simply chucking them after use,” remarks Charlotte Green from waste company TradeWaste.co.uk
The first-ever Interclean Amsterdam Online, which took place from 3rd – 6th November 2020, marked the shift of rethinking our future. The pandemic is changing the world and the way to digitalisation is taking the lead and is moving us forward.
Attendees from over 120 countries watched 81 sessions with knowledge provided by 136 experts. More than 7,000 professionals signed up for the virtual platform and made in total over 20,000 connections in four days.
Canadian-based consultancy DCS Global has announced the results of its recent survey amongst property managers on cleaning costs, plans and communications and it says that the majority are reporting lower cleaning costs and strong communications efforts.
"Our survey clearly shows the majority of property managers are staying on top of cleaning issues during the pandemic," says Randy Burke, president and CEO of DCS.
The Cardiff based global biosciences company was among 42 innovative businesses to be named finalists in this year's highly anticipated awards, which celebrated those making a difference to, and championing, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in Wales. The winners were announced in a virtual ceremony hosted by Sian Lloyd on November 12th.
The Burgess Hill, West Sussex-based company, was awarded a manufacturing accreditation by the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association in October. It was also named a 'UK Business Hero' by the Sussex Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of its efforts to support the local community during the Covid-19 crisis.
NuServe, which has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, takes pride of place in being only the second UK company providing services in cleaning and facilities management to achieve the accolade.
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