New agreement delivers surface disinfection to global public health commodity procurement programs
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I'd known for many years that being in the cleaning industry had changed me but I hadn't realised by quite how much until this week, when I found myself discussing with a random stranger on Facebook, the important considerations to be made when bulk-buying toilet rolls. She knew her stuff and generally we were in agreement, but I threw her by suggesting that all her calculations were worthless unless her supplier’s claims about the number of sheets per toilet roll were true. This was something she’d never considered; she’d felt she was protected by Trading Standards against false advertising and admitted that she’d never thought of counting the sheets. Until recently, I’d never counted them either, but extra-large cores and a greater than normal amount of ‘give’ in rolls from a new supplier (her supplier) had me suspicious. I shared on the thread my calculations showing how many rolls-worth I was paying for but not actually getting, with each of the 36 rolls running 16 sheets short.
For some time now my family’s been having boxes of 100% recycled, chlorine-free, smaller sheeted toilet roll delivered to our doors, (this started long before the shortages at the start of the pandemic!) having been sold on the idea that by buying rolls that are less wasteful and which aren’t wrapped in plastic, we’re doing a bit extra for the planet. The individual rolls are brightly wrapped in paper and while they’re not the most luxurious, they do the job.
What I really love though is that the Australian company, ‘Who gives a crap’, donates 50% of its profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world. Concerned that the tissue was made in China though, and not realising back then that Who gives a crap’s shipping operation is carbon neutral, I was tempted by an advert from a British manufacturer that doesn’t use plastic either. I won’t be ordering again and will be telling the management team that it needs to rectify its advertising claims.
The Facebook discussions brought home to me just how important a role, the procurement of cleaning and hygiene supplies for businesses, actually is. The wrong decision, when buying in bulk across multiple facilities, rather than for one’s family, can make a huge difference to the bottom line, can’t it?
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Jangro starts spreading the festive cheer
Jangro is getting into the festive spirit by launching its annual Christmas Supplies Catalogue.
With the Government's roadmap setting out an end to restrictions long before December, Christmas 2021 is set to be busier than ever, with many companies, organisations, and families and friends, intending to make up for last year with festive celebrations and parties throughout the season.
Why we need to embrace health technology in the fight against Covid-19
By Graham Mimms - co-founder of Safe Surface Sensor
Coronavirus has immeasurably reshaped the way we interact with the world. Whether that be with friends, colleagues, or day to day services, as a society we have become increasingly conscious of the need to maintain rigorous hygiene standards if we are to avoid viruses such as Covid-19 tearing through society.
Global Hygiene Summit to take place in Singapore in 2022
Covid-19 has brought hygiene - and, more specifically, the role it can play in our health, into sharp focus and further reinforced the fact that prevention is better than cure.
However, despite hygiene being the preventive component of the global fight against infectious diseases, it has languished as a minority scientific and political interest for decades.
ISS signs five-year IFS contract with Equinor
ISS Facility Services in Norway has announced an agreement with energy company, Equinor, to deliver services to its office sites.
The contract will run for five years, with a possible extension of five additional years. With a revenue of MNOK 550 per year for five years, this is the largest FM contract in the Norwegian market.
BigChange mobile tech helps protect cleaning workforce at Clearground
Cleaning and facilities maintenance company Clearground is using workforce management technology from BigChange to improve health & safety across its nationwide operation.
Specialising in waste management, commercial window cleaning and drainage services, Clearground is using the cloud-based, 5-in-1 solution to ensure the safety of operatives with automated, dynamic risk assessments.
Committed to cleaning up waste, Cromwell tracks trash trends
Cromwell Polythene, which supplies products for the capture and containment of materials for recycling, is passionate about reducing waste.
As part of this commitment, it recently held a litter picking activity and is also conducting research into dog waste specifically.
Customise your clean with new WypAll Wettask System
Introducing from Kimberly-Clark Professional the improved wipe to complete the WypAll Wettask Roll Wiper Dispenser System… This system is designed for maximum control of both hygiene and cost efficiencies.
Today, protocols that maintain clean, hygienic surfaces have never been more important for premises.
Mitie wins new contract with East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Mitie has won a new seven and a half-year contract to deliver services for Lister Hospital and Hertford County Hospital, two of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust's hospitals. The contract is worth £4 million a year and has the option to extend for up to two and a half years.
The contract will see Mitie colleagues delivering cleaning services for the two hospitals, as well as portering services for Hertford County Hospital. This new contract adds to Mitie's winning streak, having announced earlier this year that it secured facilities management and catering contracts with three other NHS Trusts in England.
EFCI publishes recommendations for quality-based procurement of cleaning services
The European Cleaning & Facilities Services Industry has published its ‘Recommendations for quality-based procurement of cleaning services’, a set of specific recommendations and suggestions for procurers who want to deepen their commitment towards quality services and the respect for high social standards when contracting cleaning services.
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Brightwell Dispensers appoints a new managing director
Brightwell Dispensers, the global designer and manufacturer of high-quality and innovative soap, paper and chemical dilution dispensing systems, has appointed Nathan Palmer as Managing Director. Nathan succeeds Stephen Woolmer, who retired after 26 years in the business at the end of last month.
Late night demo exposes floor
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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.
Egholm set to grow in the UK market
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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.
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