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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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BCC warns public of ‘profiteers’ cashing in on Coronavirus fears  

The industry body for the cleaning and hygiene sector says the public is being targeted by organisations from outside the established cleaning and hygiene sector, that offer products and services which purport to protect buyers from the virus but can come with an exceptionally high mark-ups or have ...

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Kersia acquires Holchem from Ecolab

Arrowpoint Advisory has advised Ecolab, a global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, on the disposal of Holchem, a UK-based supplier of hygiene and cleaning products and services, to Kersia, an international biosecurity and food safety company backed by French ...

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CHSA requests CMA investigate unscrupulous traders

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has written to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) requesting it investigate possible profiteering by unscrupulous organisations capitalising on the exceptional demand for cleaning and hygiene products. The CHSA has requested the investigation ...

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Cobotics has potential to ‘transform’ the cleaning industry

FM leaders are turning to cobotics to drive innovation and performance in the wake of Covid-19 according to new research by SoftBank Robotics EMEA. The research, which highlights the urgent need for new approaches within FM and commercial cleaning, revealed ...

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CHSA calls on the Government to specify employees of manufacturers and distributors of cleaning & hygiene products as eligible for priority testing

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has written to the Health Secretary, The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, asking employees of manufacturers and distributors of cleaning and hygiene products be eligible for priority testing for the coronavirus Anyone over ...

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UK Government joins global experts in confirming safe use of hand dryers

The UK government has joined global health experts, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in approving the use of hand dryers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This follows a campaign from the ...

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Global Biorisk Advisory Council introduces GBAC STAR facility accreditation program

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, has introduced its GBAC STAR facility accreditation program on cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. It is the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation. GBAC STAR establishes requirements ...

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UKHA and Umbrella launch Covid-19 secure housekeeping standards

The UK Housekeepers’ Association (UKHA) has launched a new ‘Housekeeping Covid-19 Secure Standard’, developed through a strategic partnership with Umbrella Training. The standard has been designed to provide an industry-wide approach to cleaning, offering a clear process for housekeepers and ...

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