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The importance of following good cleaning and hygiene protocols is something we'll all, no doubt, carry with us for evermore. I'm not sure if I should say it, but if one good thing has come out of this 'year of Covid-19' it's that the cleaning industry has finally been recognised for the crucial role it plays in keeping us safe and healthy. Press releases about our industry's successes, be they contracts won, adapted ways of working or some breakthrough formulation or piece of equipment, have been unusually abundant and I have delighted in the knowledge that our industry really has been growing in so many ways.
With news this week that three of our major High Street stalwarts have gone into administration, along with the knowledge that many of us who didn't already, wish to continue to work from home - and our employers having seen that they no longer need to finance the upkeep of our workplaces, have made me wonder what our contractors are going to do, to plug the gap in their workloads. And although I write this from a wintry part of southern England, this is a global issue, isn't it?
I've lauded those involved in cleaning for their adaptability; their knowledge that they need to work in different ways and offer new services that answer everyone's needs. But what's going to happen to these buildings that are empty - and which may be left empty, permanently? Will they be adapted to provide much-needed housing and will we eventually see some of our larger contractors offer domestic cleaning services too? And if this ends up being the case, how will this affect companies that manufacture large cleaning machines and other non-portable equipment?
Interesting times for our industry then - and, I must admit, a little scary...
And while I'm not suggesting that refuse collectors are likely to need to embark upon a change of career, I couldn't help smiling at these three dancing around their bins to the delight of the residents they are serving. I understand they're aiming for a Christmas No. 1 with their charity single. Good luck to them!
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When University of London, Goldsmiths College, famed for its creative departments (former graduates include Britain's richest living artist Damien Hirst, and film director Sir Steven McQueen), needed to erect a Covid-19 Mass Test Centre quickly in time for students return, it naturally turned to its FM company CK Facilities Management for help and advice.
Fortunately, NHS approved supplier CK Facilities Management's existing in-house resources comprise CK Group Services for building works, City & Kent Cleaning for daily cleaning, deep cleans and sanitising, as well as CK Consumables for every type of cleaning and hygiene material supplies, so it was readily able to accommodate the brief.
In September, Loo of the Year Awards advised that as a direct result of Covid-19 restrictions on the numbers of attendees at events, the 2020 Loo of the Awards event, due to take place tomorrow, had been cancelled.
And while things will not be the same without all the razzamattaz, the Awards have not lost any of their importance, so do check out the winners on the Awards’ website from 09.00 tomorrow.
The Biosan Total-Release Sanitiser was created by Genesis Biosciences in its Cardiff laboratories and follows in the footsteps of the company's general purpose sanitiser which has been sold across the entirety of Europe since March.
Rentokil Initial has this week announced an agreement to distribute Viruskiller air purification technology which is proven to kill 99.9999% of viruses with a single air pass, including Coronavirus. It comes as the World Health Organisation recently updated information on its website that recognises Coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person via aerosols in the air.
The Viruskiller technology will hopefully play an important role in the nation's Coronavirus recovery, helping businesses and public facilities minimise the risk of airborne transmission when they are allowed to resume normal operations.
Leveraging existing MicroCare product development and manufacturing capabilities, the new range delivers cleaning solutions designed to assist workplaces in keeping people and spaces as safe as can be.
Where the design of functional accessories is concerned, Keuco has set a new standard with its sanitiser dispensers. The company has a number of new models; each one is suitable for different areas and locations depending on the environment and form of application required.
All of the new dispensers combine design with functionality to meet hygiene requirements, whilst incorporating Keuco's own sense of style; creating a distinguished design with state-of-the-art hygiene properties.
Cleaners and care workers at Sage nursing home in North London, who for some months have been calling for better wages, as well as parity with NHS sick pay and annual leave, may be about to down tools.
The workers had previously returned a 100% 'yes' vote in favour of strike action but had suspended their strike plans in the hope that ACAS-mediated negotiations, due to begin on 4th December, could resolve the situation.
Environmentally-friendly products made by global biotech cleaning solutions provider, InnuScience, were chosen to maintain the highest standards of hygiene at the major live music event, V Festival, held this year as a one-off digital event in August and livestreamed as a three-part television special from the original festival site at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex.
The event, which in its heyday attracted crowds of 170,000 across two sites in Essex and Staffordshire, featured headliners Olly Murs, Dizzee Rascal and Anne-Marie.
British Cleaning Council member, the Federation of Window Cleaners, has been nominated by one of its members for a prestigious national award. The FWC is in the running to win Best Membership Association in the National Association Awards, a category which is decided by public vote.
Members of the cleaning and hygiene industry are being encouraged to vote for the association before the 17th December deadline.
Organised by LaCerta, the awards were free to enter and were a chance for marketing & PR professionals, leaders, CEO's or anyone working on exciting campaigns to showcase and share their success. A long line-up of high-profile judges from top companies, including Universal Pictures, Samsung, England Rugby and Nespresso helped select the winners after considering factors like overall strategy, communication and creativity.
NIC Services Group has been recognised in the London Stock Exchange Group's top 1000 companies to inspire Britain for the second consecutive year. The report is an annual celebration of the UK's fastest-growing and most dynamic businesses.
NIC is a leading facilities management company providing clients across the UK and Ireland with innovative cost-effective solutions to their business needs.
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