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How to keep your employees safe when working with cleaning agents

As an employer, it’s up to you to keep your staff safe on the job. Lauren O’Connor works with Zoro, a supplier of cleaning products and personal protection equipment for a wide range of industries. Here, she talks about how ...

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Labels to change for pest controlled related products

Following the United Nation’s (UN) Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of the classification and labelling of chemicals, pest control and other chemical products will undergo a number of changes to the labels that appear on the product packaging. In terms of timescales, ...

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Poor toilet facilities are flushing away customers

Venues and retail outlets could significantly increase the number of families visiting, and their length of stay, just by adapting accessible toilet facilities, according to a new survey carried out by Firefly Community – a group of 20,000 families with children ...

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Personal care and cleaning products facing microbead ban

The Government has announced plans to ban the tiny pieces of plastic, commonly known as microbeads as part of its action to tackle microplastics which end up in the oceans every year, causing damage to both the environment and marine life. Found ...

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CHSA & BACS ‘REACH’ out to cleaning & hygiene sector

Distributors in the cleaning and hygiene sector gathered at a recent event held in the West Midlands to get answers to their questions on the implications of the REACH regulation.   The regulation places responsibilities on the users of cleaning ...

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Label changes to all rodenticides

Pest controllers are being reminded that all product labels of ‘Second Generation Anti-coagulant Rodenticides’ (SGAR’s) will need to be revised this year, in line with CRRU (Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use). Product labels will include a new ‘stewardship phrase’ stating ...

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BCC says on-the-spot fines for fly tipping should be higher

Local authorities have now been given the powers to issue on-the-spot penalty notices for small scale offences relating to fly tipping. The new fines of between £150 and £400 will allow council’s to deal with these kind of offences quickly and efficiently, ...

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Poor Workplace Health & Safety Standards to Hit Businesses’ Bottom Line

Recent consultation around a possible shake-up of health and safety sentencing guidelines which could see big companies hit by large fines of up to £20 million from late 2015, has been a wake-up call to industry. For too long now, ...

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Crystal Clean meets international standards.

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Crystal Clean Service Ltd., the Sheffield based contract cleaning company, has announced that it has achieved ISO9001 accreditation, following its final assessment this month. ISO9001 is the world’s most widely recognised quality management system, and many organisations now require their ...

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Cleaning industry to benefit from move to raise standards


A move to promote professional standards in pest control has been hailed as positive news for the cleaning industry. Two pest control companies this week became the first in the UK to be accredited against a benchmark of quality recognised throughout ...

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