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How to create a safer washroom experience when re-opening after the Coronavirus pandemic

By Jamie Woodhall, UK Technical and Innovation Manager, Initial Washroom Hygiene Many pubs, cafes and restaurant owners have put in a lot of effort to get their business back up and running from the 4th of July. One area that ...

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Digital hand hygiene game launches

Hand Wash Squad, an exciting new hand hygiene game, launches this month to help parents and teachers across the globe educate children about the importance of handwashing. The concept has been created by a team of entrepreneurs and industry experts, ...

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New cleaning apprenticeship standard being delivered by InterLearn

Yesterday (6 July) saw training provider, InterLearn, launch a new qualification in the form of a trailblazing apprenticeship which has been greeted with open arms by companies in the cleaning industry. The Healthcare Cleaning Operative (HCO) programme comes at a ...

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SoftBank Robotics Group’s AI-enabled vacuum cleaning robot ‘Whiz’ surpasses 10,000 mark

SoftBank Robotics Group Corp. has announced that, as of the end of June 2020, it recorded global cumulative sales of more than 10,000 units of ‘Whiz,’ the AI-enabled vacuum-cleaning robot developed and provided by SoftBank Robotics Corp.  Following the launch ...

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New guide offers cleaning professionals advice on pests

Cleaning professionals returning to premises left empty during the Covid-19 lockdown could face issues with pests – including rats and mice. National trade body the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), has issued a new guide to help them to re-open ...

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A cry for help for 28,000 laundry workers

Everyone agrees that laundries should be on the list of businesses that can apply for rate relief, including MPs, Cabinet Officers and Local Councils. But no one has done anything about it says the Textile Services Association (TSA), despite the ...

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Incentive QAS pays tribute to frontline staff

Cleaning specialist, Incentive QAS, has distributed more than 800 wellbeing packs to its staff all over the UK. With half of the 800 strong company working throughout the pandemic, and the other half preparing to return to work after furlough, ...

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Green Facilities Management tackling germs in UK schools

Celebrating its 10th year in trading, Green Facilities Management Ltd, London’s one-stop cleaning shop, is working on an initiative to provide schools and charities with its innovative Anti-Viral Door Push Pads, assisting in the fight against Covid-19. Door handles are ...

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WAMITAB approved as End-Point Assessment Organisation for Healthcare Cleaning Operative apprenticeship

WAMITAB has been approved by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) to offer End-Point Assessment for the new Level 2 Healthcare Cleaning Operative. The Healthcare Cleaning Apprenticeship was approved in February 2020 and has been welcomed by key industry bodies: ...

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British Toilet Association making headlines 

The British Toilet Association (BTA) has made national and international news with Managing Director Raymond Martin being interviewed by over 50 sources from the UK and World news media about all aspects of public toilet provision and cleaning. It started ...

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