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Employers in critical industries urged to issue letters to cleaners as proof of critical and Key Worker status

Employers of cleaning staff operating in critical industries have been urged to provide them with written proof that they should be treated as critical and Key Workers. The British Cleaning Council (BCC) made the call to help remove confusion over ...

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CHSA appoints new Secretary as Linda Belcher steps down

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA), is saying a heartfelt thank you to Linda Belcher who has stepped down as the Association’s Secretary after many years of service. Lorraine Francis, who has a strong track record in managing membership ...

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Tudor Group extends its deep cleaning and disinfection offering

Facilities management and contract cleaning company, Tudor Group, has developed and extended out its specialist disinfection and deep cleaning service in response to the current coronavirus pandemic. Based in Manchester, Tudor offers window cleaning, specialist cleaning, general cleaning and ancillary ...

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BICSc publishes guidance on infection control and outbreak decontamination

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) had produced new guidance notes to help in the fight against Covid-19. Produced by the Institute’s technical team the guidance documents cover: Infection Control Awareness – This document details how infections are spread ...

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Covid-19: DASA seeks rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

To help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances. At present, the cleaning process can take up ...

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HSE supports manufacturers of hand sanitisers during coronavirus outbreak

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has taken steps to support hand sanitiser manufacturers as UK production is increasing to tackle Coronavirus. Due to unprecedented demand for biocidal hand sanitiser products during the coronavirus outbreak, HSE is providing derogations that ...

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Parliament praises ‘extraordinary’ role of cleaners

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have paid tribute in Parliament to the ‘extraordinary’ role of cleaners during the Coronavirus crisis. The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has welcomed the supportive comments and is repeating its call for cleaners to be recognised ...

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Rentokil Specialist Hygiene offers specialist disinfection services to assist with COVID-19

Rentokil Specialist Hygiene, a specialist cleaning and disinfection services provider, is offering a range of specialist disinfection services to assist with Coronavirus (COVID-19) containment and control or to undertake specialist disinfection of a premises depending on the situation. For all services, ...

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BCC report reveals UK cleaning industry totals 5% of the national workforce

New research by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has revealed that there are approximately 1.63 million workers in the sector, making up around five per cent of the UK workforce. This total, calculated for the first time by including cleaning ...

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BICSc provides updated guidance on COVID-19

As the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) has put together some FAQs and answers to support those in the sector to play its part in helping to reduce the risk of the ...

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