Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 17th June 2021 Issue no. 973
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Partnership enables facilities to safely reopen with help of innovative air testing technology
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Clean Air Day: Time to breathe
Clean Air Day, being marked today, is an opportunity to improve public understanding of air pollution, build awareness of how air pollution affects our health and explain the actions we can all take to tackle air pollution, helping to protect the environment and our health.
See the short (90 second) animated video explainer on the British Safety Council's Time to Breathe campaign, which is calling for outdoor workers, such as street cleaners and refuse workers, to be protected from the dangers of air pollution. The video makes clear why reducing exposure to toxic air has never been so urgent.
Tennant UK appoints robotic cleaning expert
Tennant UK has welcomed Andrew Jones into the role of AMR deployment and service expert to support customers in driving efficiencies and allow their employees to perform high-value tasks alongside their AMR Robotic Floor Scrubber.
Forming part of Tennant's AMR Expert Team, Andrew will also work closely with the Tennant UK demonstration team to ensure all face-to-face and on-site customer demonstrations of the AMR range are delivered professionally, offering a live expert to answer any technical questions and clearly demonstrate first-hand how the Tennant AMR range can help customers drive efficiencies and create a clean and safe facility.
Egholm set to grow in the UK market
Egholm A/S is a family owned; family run company with deep roots in the West of Denmark. Founded in 1989 by the Egholm brothers, the company has a vision to become the leading manufacturer of utility machines in Europe.
Egholm is a specialist at producing high quality, multi-functional utility vehicles incorporating green maintenance, winter maintenance and street cleansing. True four-in-one/365-day machines that greatly reduce the number of vehicles required across a fleet.
Mid-year 2021: ACI making ‘critical connections’ with regulators on priority industry issues
Throughout 2021, the American Cleaning Institute has focused significantly on enhancing ‘critical’ regulatory connections with the new leadership to ensure the ACI is out in front on priority policy issues impacting the cleaning product supply chain.
Speaking at her State of the Association address at ACI's Mid-Year Meeting, Melissa Hockstad, ACI president & CEO, said:
Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites, or chemical substances causes more than 200 diseases - ranging from diarrhoea to cancers. Every year an estimated 600 million people fall ill from contaminated food, resulting in 420,000 deaths and $110b in productivity lost.
The short efficiency period of traditional sanitisers (such as chlorine) used on food production surfaces is a major weakness in the food sanitisation process, as the sanitisers regularly need to be reapplied to the contaminated surfaces.
CHSA offers a warm welcome to Socius
The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association tells us it is delighted to welcome the Socius Network into the Association. The Network was welcomed on board after each of its 18 members successfully passed the initial audit conducted by the CHSA's Independent Inspector.
The Socius Network is an association of well-respected and established independent distributors of non-food consumables to the foodservice industry. The Network was founded in April 2008. Between them, its members have over 25 locations covering the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands.
Disinfection and safety experts team up to help businesses stay safe and clean
As businesses reopen after lockdown with an increased focus on cleanliness and hygiene, two Swansea-based businesses have teamed up to help business owners be confident they are creating safe spaces for staff and customers.
eRAYS is a new franchise headquartered in Swansea, which carries out disinfection of business premises using state-of-the-art UV-C disinfection robots. It also provides its customers with expert advice on how to keep spaces safe and hygienic.
Morclean’s new steaming and fogging device looks sure to be a winner
Morclean's new Vision CMF Steam Pro Compact steam cleaner and Vision SF Steam Pro fogging device incorporates the latest steam cleaning technology.
The two-stage steam and fogging process has proven efficacy against the various strains of Coronavirus, many other types of virus and bacteria, making it an effective weapon in the fight against infections and cross contamination.
'Make a Splash!' partnership improves access to sanitation and hygiene for underserved communities
Going to the toilet, washing our hands - these are daily routines that we easily take for granted. For most of us, sanitary facilities with clean water are a matter of course, but many across the globe are facing a different situation.
Two billion people lack basic sanitation, 673 million practice open defecation regularly and 40% of the world's population do not have access to handwashing facilities and soap at home.
University of Glasgow: Three-year cleaning contract ensures student health & safety
Students at the University of Glasgow can rest assured that safety is a top priority as the campus signs a new deal with Scotland-based cleaning service provider, Perfect Clean.
With a three-year contract, the cleaning works will ensure complete student safety across all living spaces, common areas and bathrooms, including entrance halls and staircases where footfall is high.
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