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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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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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HSE warns against the use of KN95 facemasks

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning against the use of KN95 facemasks as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). This follows a safety alert which was issued on 11 June 2020 urging all employers and suppliers not to purchase or ...

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Office Depot lands place on CCS framework

Office Depot UK has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Office Supplies framework. The CCS plays an important role in helping the UK public sector save money when buying common goods and services. Office Depot is ...

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Christeyns receives BSI Kitemark for hand sanitiser

Warrington-based Christeyns Food Hygiene, who manufacture specialist hygiene solutions, has become the first manufacturer to receive the globally recognised British Standards Institution (BSI) kitemark for hand sanitiser. Phago’rub Gel SPS and Phago’rub Solution SPS are hypoallergic, alcohol-based sanitiser products that ...

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Cleaners get early access to pay as TCFM launches Wagestream

Facilities management firm, TC Faccilities Management (TCFM) has launched Wagestream, through its partnership with Innovise to enable colleagues to instantly access up to 50 per cent of their pay as it is earned.  Providing genuine financial wellbeing support, and a ...

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Free white paper highlights how Coronavirus has brought a new expectation of cleanliness

Mulberry Marketing Communications has released a free white paper, “Communicating with Customers Post-Coronavirus,” which takes a closer look at the shift from cleaning for appearance to cleaning for health in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The white paper offers best practices for marketing professionals employed by cleaning product and equipment ...

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Food Hygiene specialist adds online training programmes

The current pandemic has led Christeyns Food Hygiene to reassess its training programmes for customers in the food, beverage and dairy industries to assist them in meeting recent staffing challenges. With restaurants closing and a soaring rise in demand for ...

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