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The benefits of entrance mats in commercial buildings

Did you know that around 80 per cent of dirt and contaminants found in a building are bought in to the premises on people’s shoes? That’s according to a study by the ISSA (the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association) which highlights ...

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NJC becomes IRATA member

Cleaning and support services business, NJC (Not Just Cleaning Ltd), has passed its recent audit to become an IRATA (International Rope Access Trade Association) member. IRATA is recognised as the world’s leading authority on industrial rope access and its techniques ...

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BCC backs new research project to reduce injury risk caused by long reach equipment

A revolutionary research initiative which could greatly improve the safety and wellbeing of cleaning operatives who use long reach washing equipment has been given a boost by a British Cleaning Council grant. The BCC has awarded BCC member the Federation ...

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Sleeping in bins – B&M Waste warn of the danger of death

B&M Waste Services, a carbon neutral waste management company are warning customers and the general public alike of the danger of sleeping in bins. It is a sad truth that many homeless people seek refuge in large waste containers, particularly ...

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The charge of the +Battery-Brigade

Powerful forces are driving the development and demand for cordless cleaning equipment. But mains-powered equipment isn’t nearing the end of the line just yet, says Stephen Pinhorne, UK sales manager of Truvox International One day, and it could be sooner ...

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Farewell to scaffold

Mark Styles, managing director at Thomann-Hanry explains how its unique system – façade gommage – offers an alternative to scaffold in the exterior cleaning industry As ‘falls from height’ remains one of the most common causes of fatalities and major ...

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B&M launch winter Refuse not Refuge campaign

With the winter fast approaching, closely coupled with the Christmas party season, B&M Waste Services is once again launching its ‘Refuse not Refuge’ campaign in partnership with housing and homelessness charity, Shelter to reduce the number of people seeking refuge in waste ...

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Mitie takes gutter cleaning to a new dimension

Mitie has announced the launch of its new gutter cleaning service – Space Vac, which uses an extendable Wi-Fi gutter camera and vacuum unit to help pest control technicians on bird pests and then remove any nest debris they leave behind ...

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Gleaming facilities make shopping a pleasure

A recent lifestyle survey declared that shopping was the most popular leisure pursuit for families, a new reality well understood by shopping centre managers. What makes a shopping centre a magnet for visitors? Fine-tuned facility services are crucial, says Bernard ...

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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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