Security in cleaning

Hundreds of thousands of people work illegally in the UK, and unscrupulous employers have taken advantage of this in the past. Julius Rutherfoord wants to see levels of security vetting improved across the professional cleaning industry, says operations director Chris Parkes. Despite facing fines of up to £5,000 per worker for employing illegal workers, some employers not only take this…

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Health and Safety in cleaning

Facilities managers need to be confident that health and safety has been considered for every aspect of the cleaning supply chain, from product selection to the final result, says Jangro Operations Director Joanne Gilliard. Health and safety must be at the forefront of any facilities manager’s mind when contracting cleaning and maintenance services for a building. Protecting workers and visitors…

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Introducing Accreditation Scheme for Distributors: CHSA continues to focus on standards

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) is adding to its three Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes with the launch of a new Accreditation Scheme for Distributors. The Scheme went live on 1 January 2017, all distributor members of the CHSA being invited to apply to join. “Our focus is always on driving up standards in the industry; our existing Manufacturing…

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New Distribution Contract for Hills Rotary Dryers

Freudenberg Household Products LP has signed a new distribution agreement with DF Sales for their outdoor rotary dryers brand, Hills. Hills Rotary Dryers, which was established over 70 years ago in Australia, has long been a firm favourite within the building trade, due to its heavy duty design and durability. The brand is currently stocked by builders’ merchants including Travis…

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NIC awarded circa £50m contract with Morrisons

NIC Services Group is delighted to announce they have been awarded a circa £50m contract with Yorkshire based supermarket chain Morrisons. The contract will see NIC delivering services across the North of the England and Scotland. NIC is one of the pioneering contractors who have worked closely with Morrisons to see them outsourcing their services for the first time in…

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Jangro raises over £45,000 for Macmillan

The UK’s largest network of janitorial supply companies, Jangro, has raised £48,223.03 for its nominated charity Macmillan Cancer Support. Jangro and its national network of 43 distribution sites have been supporting the charity, which helps those affected by cancer, since 2013. Auctions, raffles, collection tubs, ‘Mankini’ events, sponsored swims and ‘Movember’ challenges all have contributed to the running total. Funds…

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Raising hygiene standards with Rotarad

  With cleanliness the top priority within the healthcare sector, Rotarad’s radiator valve access kit, which allows access to the space behind the radiator, is a major step forward in raising hygiene standards. Helping to fight the battle against infection For the first time, the ingenious Rotarad kit makes full access behind the radiator panel, a both forgotten and inaccessible…

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Losing the ground war against food contamination

In the high-pressure environment of food service, lapses in hygiene make casualties of customers, reputations and even businesses. James White of Denis Rawlins Ltd focuses on a forgotten front in the war against food contamination where outdated methods abet the enemy. Safeguarding food safety is a constant battle, requiring consistently high standards in processing and storage, personal hygiene, staff training…

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An ally in the germ war

Infectious outbreaks may seem like a risk too far to control. But facilities managers should know they have a trusty ally in fogging, says Ashley White, Commercial and Safety Manager of cleaning and FM services specialist Nviro. An essential element of the facilities manager’s job is ensuring the health and safety of the people who work in or visit the…

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