Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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RAS unveils plans for higher Happy Toilet standards
At the 11th LOO (Let's Observe Ourselves) Awards ceremony held to commemorate World Toilet Day, the Restroom Association of Singapore supported Singapore's bid to become a smart nation by adopting holistic Detect, Feedback, Eliminate & Clean (DFEC) smart solutions for its Happy Toilet Programme.
‘Detect’ means the use of sensors to detect and monitor any defects or situations, ‘Feedback’ means the use of interactive feedback systems for defects or situations which cannot be effectively monitored by sensors, ‘Eliminate’ means the use of green sanitisers, deodorisers such as ionised water and protective coatings to eliminate odour, germs and stains.
‘Clean’ not only means the adoption of technology to facilitate toilet cleaning but also the adoption of facilities for self-cleaning by users such as the use of bidets and taps integrated with fast and hygienic hand-drying functions for effective hand washing.
Currently, only 6-star toilets need to meet the criterion on the adoption of all four DFEC smart solutions to increase productivity and efficiency. With effect from 1st April next year, 4-star toilets will need to adopt at least one of the DFEC smart solutions while 5-star toilets will need to adopt at least two of them. The assessment criteria of 3-star toilets will remain unchanged, as will the required scores for the respective star-ratings.
“These revised criteria will not only encourage the adoption of smart solutions but most importantly translate to better productivity and efficiency in toilet maintenance,” says RAS.
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