Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 25th March 2021 Issue no. 961
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New ride-on Scrubmaster B400 R series cleans extra-large areas with ease
The demands on professional indoor cleaning in terms of area coverage and performance are growing with every additional square metre.
Innovations in antimicrobials: IDTechEx report highlights start-ups developing new methods to eliminate microbes
IDTechEx has recently published a research report covering the antimicrobial market, examining the technologies, innovations, and opportunities.
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Vectair Systems appoints Nate Hjelseth as chief financial officer
Vectair Systems, a leading innovator, manufacturer and supplier of aircare and hygiene products, is pleased to welcome Nate Hjelseth to its leadership team, as chief financial officer.
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, Vectair Systems has been going from strength to strength. With US and UK headquarters and manufacturing facilities around the world, Vectair Systems supplies over 100 countries, and counts several blue-chip facilities management and hygiene companies amongst its clients. With further growth on the horizon, the company has created the role of chief financial officer to support its ever-expanding team.
CCS Facility Services first contractor in world to achieve GBAC Star Service Accreditation
The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, has announced that CCS Facility Services is the first business in the world to achieve GBAC Star Service accreditation.
The program is designed for building service contractors and other outsourced cleaning service providers seeking third-party validation for their cleaning, disinfection and infection prevention programs.
The National Carpet Cleaners Association achieves CPD status for carpet and upholstery training course
The National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA) takes a step further in raising the standard of professional recognition and development for its members training in the care of soft flooring and upholstery.
The NCCA is pleased to announce a new milestone in its aims to promote excellence in the cleaning sector as it achieves CPD (continuous professional development) status, from the CPD Certification Service.
Jangro introduces new deep cleaning resources
Two new resources are now available to help ensure shared spaces, such as education and catering establishments, are cleaned effectively.
Jangro, the UK & Ireland's largest network of independent janitorial and cleaning distributors, has launched a 'Deep Clean Product Guide for Education' and extended its range of training Task Cards, to include one exclusively focused on 'Deep Cleaning'.
Samsic's 13 million steps for children's charity
A team of 40 working for Samsic UK and subsidiary JPC Cleaning has raised over £5000 for children's charity Rainbow Trust by walking over 13 million steps in a month.
Employees including Anderson Ferreira, assistant cleaning manager and Messalina Manita, cleaning operative from JPC by Samsic's Here East team, stepped up to the plate at the start of February and went on to smash it, beating the target of 10m steps by 3.5million.
Supporting a healthy indoor environment is a trend that should stick around…
by Tim Kane, president of Goodway Technologies
“The importance of proper cleaning and disinfection has undoubtedly been vital for nearly every company, facility, and organisation this past year.
Why we must regularly clean around urinals
A study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases reports that traces of the pathogens which cause Coronavirus can be found in an infected person's urine.
Further, another study, published by scientists from China's Yangzhou University, finds that when urinals are used by people infected with the virus, traces of Coronavirus can become airborne when the urinal is flushed.
Strong role models are key to the advancement of women
Earlier this month on International Women's Day, women in the cleaning industry were advocating the benefits of strong role models and sharing of experience. But at the end of the day, they say, success comes from hard work and excellence at work.
While women are increasingly visible at the helm of some of our largest organisations, they are still under-represented in skilled trade and professional occupations; in fact, in every area other than elementary occupations and administrative roles.
Textile Services Association is warmly welcomed to BCC membership
The Textile Services Association has joined the British Cleaning Council as an associate member, becoming the 22nd member of the BCC, in a move which benefits and strengthens both organisations.
The trade association for the textile care services industry, the TVA contributes over £1.3 billion in GVA (Gross Value Added) and supports some 28,000 jobs in the UK economy.
Bothongo Hygiene Solutions UK launches new post-Covid Zuppclean range
Bothongo Hygiene Solutions UK - formerly Healthguard Hygiene UK - has launched an extensive new range of cleaning products formulated for the post-Covid era, under its new Zuppclean and Zuppclean Eco brands.
Bothongo Hygiene Solutions was launched last year at the beginning of the pandemic to focus on the protection of human health as a progeny of InnuScience Group, a leading manufacturer of biotechnology cleaning products. Based in the Northamptonshire countryside near Towcester, the group operates in Europe, Africa and North America.
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