University of Westminster selects Sitemark for cleaning services procurement

The University of Westminster has chosen Sitemark to support its procurement of cleaning services across its London estate. The multi-milllion pound contract will cover four main campuses, including both academic and residential buildings, which service more than 19,000 students and staff.The procurement exercise follows best practice benchmarking which identified a number of initiatives that will allow the university to continue…

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Avoiding a deep-clean could cost you

The risks of not having your kitchen cleaned regularly Budget cuts can mean cut backs, but regular deep-cleaning of your kitchen by the professionals shouldn’t be one of the them. Barry Osborn from TWO Services explains why. Daily cleaning isn’t enough Although kitchen porters can manage the day to day cleaning of kitchen areas, they’ll be limited with the level…

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All CHSA Distributor Members to be Accredited by 2020

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has announced its intention to ensure all distributor members are approved as Accredited Distributors by 31 December 2020.  The CHSA Accreditation Scheme for Distributors ensures standards in the industry are maintained.  Our Standards: Your Guarantee.   Approval as an Accredited Distributor means the distributor has successfully passed the independent inspection of its products, which must…

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CHSA Accredited Distributors achieving over 97% compliance

The results from the 2018 audits of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) Accreditation Scheme for Distributors mean their customers are guaranteed ‘what’s on the box is what’s in the box’.  An average of 97.5% of relevant products across all Accredited Distributors are from CHSA Accredited Manufacturers. The audits, conducted by the CHSA’s Independent Inspector, indicate an average of 98.6% of…

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Keep clean and carry on

Don’t let a dirty kitchen hold you back Keeping a kitchen running smoothly requires all users to follow necessary food safety standards, and keep the kitchen and appliances clean. Barry Osborn from TWO Services explains how. An outbreak of food poisoning can cause irreparable damage to a company’s reputation. In some cases, the caterer or FM company may face legal…

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Miele sits at the heart of Pilgrims View’s new and improved laundry facility

Maintaining a clean and hygienic environment isn’t just a vital part of Pilgrims View’s infection control management procedures; it also plays a significant role in helping the care home remain a welcoming and pleasant environment for residents to live. High standards of hygiene are applied to all areas of the care home’s operations, and this includes its laundry facility. However,…

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YPO joins CHSA as Accredited Distributor

YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying and procurement organization, has joined the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) Accreditation Scheme for Distributors. YPO’s decision to join signifies the Scheme’s importance to buyers of cleaning and hygiene products.  Only by buying from Accredited members can purchasers and end users of these products be certain ‘what’s on the box is what’s…

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Buyers of bin liners can now be certain ‘what’s on the box is what’s in the box’

Bin liners incorporated into CHSA’s Accreditation Scheme for Plastic Sacks Buyers of plastic bin liners can now look for the CHSA Accreditation Scheme logo to be certain ‘what’s on the box is what’s in the box’. The Accreditation Scheme for Plastic Refuse Sacks has been expanded to include these products. Mike Stubbs, Chairman of the Panel governing the CHSA Accreditation…

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Plan for change: the message at the CHSA’s House of Commons event

‘Plan for change’ was the message from Jon Purdy, EMEA Director of Customer Experience at Kimberly-Clark, and Lord Jon Mendelsohn, formerly Labour’s business and international trade spokesperson in the House of Lords, at the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) prestigious House of Commons event. Stephen Kerr MP, who prior to entering Parliament in 2017 was EMEA Sales Operations Leader…

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