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ISSA Hygieia Network seeks to mentor young professionals


Earlier this year, ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, in partnership with Diversey Care, a division of Sealed Air, established a mentoring program through the ISSA Hygieia Network (IHN) to cultivate the success of women in the jansan industry. Mentors ...

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First specialist training centre opens in Scotland


The first specialist training centre for indoor air hygiene in commercial buildings and grease extraction cleaning in kitchens has been launched in Scotland. The Stirling-based school is run by AEME Scotland Ltd – set up as a collaborative venture between ...

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The National Living Wage


With the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) last year bringing the minimum wage for over 25-year olds to £7.20 and the next rise due within weeks, there has been much debate over how this increase will further impact ...

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Adopting resource-saving technology


With the Cleaning industry under even greater pressure to reduce water and energy use, adopting resource-saving technology is a vital step towards a business that is sustainable both from a business and an environmental point of view In the face ...

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WCEC honours Novus for its contribution to industry training


The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) has announced that Novus, the business sector of Manchester College, is the winner of the 2016 Eric Hill Memorial Award. This annual award – presented in association with the City and Guilds Institute – goes ...

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ISSA launches third party training centre verification


ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has announced the launch of its Cleaning Industry Training Standard (CITS) Training Center Verification—the latest addition to ISSA’s multi-faceted CITS program. The CITS program was established in 2014 to raise the level of professionalism in ...

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CAM Training launches specialist safety courses for cleaning sector


CAM Training, a division of working at height experts CAM Specialist Support, has launched its 2016/17 range of specialist health, safety and wellbeing training courses for people involved in building cleaning and maintenance. CAM believes that all too often, the ...

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Catch the train to quality


Becoming a contract cleaner doesn’t involve any qualifications or skills. CHT looks at why this is a double edged sword and how a lack of training after staff are hired can massively impact quality Different companies are always going to ...

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Oltec FM achieves BICSc training status

L-R-Warren-Greatrex, operations manager - Grand Central, Luanne Mason, FM director - Oltec FM, Hamid Ghadry, soft services manager - Oltec FM Grand Central

Oltec FM has been accredited by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc). Luanne Mason, facilities management director at Oltec FM, underwent a rigorous training process to be certified as a qualified BICSc assessor, allowing her to support the training ...

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Boosting business through training and development


Jan-Hein Hemke, managing director of soft services and contract cleaning specialists, Facilicom UK, looks at how businesses can reap the benefits of developing the people who work with them Training and development is great for the individual concerned, helping them ...

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